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Models As Guinea Pigs: Beauty Uses Backstage To Test New Products

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Overview

Beauty companies are using the runways to give a real-life road test to products in development, making the runways a backstage laboratory.

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Fashion Features

Freemans Buy Back Namesake

The Freeman family, which sold their namesake hair and skin care firm to Dial in 1998, has repurchased the business in a Chicago bankruptcy court.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Buy Buoys Penney…Athletic Pursuits…Jill Fell Down

  • BUY BUOYS PENNEY: J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s shares gained $1.14, or 5.3 percent, to close at $22.80 in Thursday trading on the New York Stock Exchange following an upgrade to “buy, high risk” from “hold, high…

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Fashion Features

Retailers Painting the Town Red

NEW YORK — Fashion week means stores get their most festive. So Lord & Taylor on Monday celebrated its Red Grooms exhibition in its Fifth Avenue windows on the main floor and even on the scaffolding over the facade where the upper windows are…

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Financial

GE Settles Lawsuit With Ward Creditors

NEW YORK — General Electric Capital Corp. has settled a lawsuit filed last year by the unsecured creditors committee of the now defunct Montgomery Ward unit for $80 million.

The parties reached the settlement last Friday, and are seeking…

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Fashion Features

Ferré Jewelry Line Set For Fall Launch

MILAN — Gianfranco Ferré is launching his first jewelry collection, his “longtime love,” as the designer described it in a statement.

The collection will be available this fall at the brand’s Milan, Paris and New…

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Fashion Features

Maharishi Takes A&F to Court

NEW YORK — Maharishi said it has filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch for trade dress infringement in a Manhattan federal court.

The London-based Eastern-influenced apparel brand charged that the American specialty chain, with its…

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Fashion Features

Taubman Wins Battle in Senate

Taubman Centers got help in its efforts to fight off Simon Property Group’s hostile takeover bid from the Michigan State Senate on Thursday.

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Financial

Apparel Helps Nike Beat Forecasts

Strong apparel sales, in the U.S. and abroad, helped propel Nike Inc. to first-quarter earnings that easily beat Wall Street’s expectations.

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Fashion Features

Steffe Seeking Minority Investor

NEW YORK — While fashion editors at Cynthia Steffe’s show Wednesday sat in the front row thinking of spring story ideas, there was another type of observer in the audience.

According to executives at Steffe’s parent firm L.F….

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Sales of Goody hair accessories claim 27 percent market share, according to Information Resources Inc., excluding Wal-Mart. The market share figure was unclear in an article on page 10, Aug. 22.

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Tina Brown is reportedly in talks with The Washington Post.

Media

Memo Pad: Coming (Back) To America…Naming Rights…Send In The Clones

COMING (BACK) TO AMERICA: Tina Brown doesn’t appear to have any plans to go to Hollywood; instead she’s been spending time in Washington, D.C. According to sources, Brown was in D.C. on Wednesday in advanced negotiations with the…

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Saffronrouge.com’s home page.

Fashion Features

Organic Beauty Site Adds Spice to Web

NEW YORK — Beauty is showing its organic side with Saffronrouge.com, reportedly the first Web site dedicated to selling organic and biodynamic beauty items. Founders want the site to serve as a place that sorts out the deceptive clutter of…

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Aussie Nad’s at Betsey Johnson.

Fashion Features

Snippets

BOARDROOM SHUFFLE: Wella has named several new members to its supervisory board, including Martin J. Nüchtern, Rainer Henes, Dieter B. Judith, Schwalbach am Taunus and Dr. Gerhard Wirth. The supervisory board also elected Dr. Wirth as its…

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Inside H&M’s Milan store on Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Fashion Features

H&M Expansion Hits Italy

MILAN — The Milan retail scene is changing by the day —almost as quickly as Hennes & Mauritz turns out new collections. And today, the Swedish fast-fashion giant finally lands in Italy, opening the country’s first H&M store,…

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Jeans by Seven For All Mankind.

Fashion Features

Seven Sues Express for Trademark

NEW YORK — Peter Koral, president of Seven For All Mankind, the Los Angeles-based denim firm, Thursday sued Express stores, a subsidiary of Limited Brands Inc., for false advertising and breach of contract over the Seven7 line. Koral filed his…

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Fashion Features

Hitting the Target: Chain Shares Tips

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nothing like a field trip for a little competitive insight.

Roughly 70 vendor and retail executives attending the International Mass Retail Association’s annual three-day convention piled into buses Sunday in order…

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Fashion Features

Jones Taps Pech to Replace Bott

NEW YORK — Jones Apparel Group has shuffled its executive ranks.

Heather Pech was appointed president of the firm’s Polo Jeans Co. division, replacing Bubbles Bott, who has left the company, confirming a report in WWD…

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Fashion Features

IMRA: Keeping Up With Wal-Mart

ORLANDO — “In a price-conscious world, Wal-Mart is such a force that how do you compete? How do you exist alongside?”

The question, vocalized by Forrester Research vice president Michael Gazala during the Sept. 14 kickoff to…

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Fashion Features

Calendar: Today’s Shows

Friday, Sept. 19

9 a.m.: Ralph Lauren (also at 10 a.m.-press show & 11 a.m.), 545 West 22nd Street.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Geoffrey Beene, 37 West 57th Street.
Noon: James Coviello, Bryant Park.
Noon: Malan,…

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Other

Suzy

Opening night at the Metropolitan Opera was a gala to write home about…A buffet from Bush…Hollywood’s having a baby boom.

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Fashion Features

Lush Gains a Retail Sister

LONDON — The founders of Lush, the U.K. beauty firm that packages and sells soaps and creams like fruit and vegetables from the local market stall, have unveiled a new brand — complete with color cosmetics and retail concept — known…

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Fashion Features

Eyeko’s Portable Counter

LONDON — As far as beauty brainstorms go, a mobile makeup counter has to be a first.

Eyeko cosmetics has teamed up with Selfridges to launch a cosmetics cart that travels around the store answering customers’ pages….

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Cosmetics Caught in Margin Squeeze

Mass market beauty executives are caught in a vise that is squeezing the life out of gross margins. Here’s an update.

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Anna Sui

Fashion Features

The Fashion Whirlwind – Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Chado Ralph Rucci and Daryl K

There was everything from surfer girls and starlets to Downtown rockers and Uptown intellectuals. Meanwhile, Isabel finally made it to shore.

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Next year Maybelline will be renamed Maybelline New York in the U.S., too.

Fashion Features

Leadership Up for Grabs in Mass Color

It’s back to a three-way horse race in color cosmetics, with Revlon, Maybelline and Cover Girl running neck and neck.

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Stella McCartney's invite

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On Their Marc…No Slackers Here…Fast Fashion

ON THEIR MARC: Talk about the hot seat. The front-row presence of Michael Kors owners Lawrence Stroll andSilas Chou at Marc Jacobs on Monday continues to reverberate, now fueling speculation galore that Jacobs owner LVMH Moët…

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Stephen Burrows

Fashion Features

A Backward Glance – Stephen Burrows’ World, Carmen Marc Valvo, Behnaz Sarafpour, Jeffrey Chow and Diesel Stylelab

Look back with pleasure. The fashion moments of previous decades, from Sixties-style Pop Art looks to Joan Jett biker styles, turn up once more.

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Darla Humrich and Jean-Paul Agon

Fashion Features

DreamBall Raises Record $2.5M

NEW YORK — The 19th Annual DreamBall award ceremony was simple and brief. But it was heartfelt and the result was a record-breaking $2.5 million donation to the American Cancer Society benefiting the Look Good…Feel Better…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Markwins Names A GM…Pretty Party…Scent Soiree…Bright Beauty…

MARKWINS NAMES A GM: Markwins Beauty Products has hired Jim Koeppl as senior vice president and general manager. Markwins Beauty is a division of Markwins International and handles the recently acquired Wet ‘n’ Wild, Black Radiance,…

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Leslie V. Day

Fashion Features

Harlem Heights

It may have been only a few subway stops from Bryant Park, but Wednesday night’s Harlem’s In Vogue show was leagues away from the typical fashion show. Held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the event didn’t just…

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Shu Uemura at work last week.

Fashion Features

A Talk With Shu Uemura

NEW YORK — Shu Uemura was one of the seminal leaders of the modern makeup artist movement, but he is shy about taking credit.

“I’m just one makeup artist — I think the current industry came about as a result of supply…

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Grajales in her SoHo showroom.

Fashion Features

Cristina Grajales: Midcentury Design Booster

NEW YORK — Don’t dare call Cristina Grajales an interior decorator. It’s not that Grajales has anything against people who push furniture around for a living, but her work as a decorative arts consultant is more rarefied and…

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Fashion Features

Gucci, Louis Vuitton Paving the Way In Emerging Galleria

There’s a new piece of hot real estate in Milan. Gucci and Louis Vuitton each got the green light for 12-year leases in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Here, one of his slinky little numbers with a fluid skirt.

Fashion Features

Get Dressed

NEW YORK — There’s nothing quite like a terrific dress. And Zac Posen knows just how to deliver one, which he proved in spades in the flirty, ultra-charming spring collection he showed on Thursday. The frocks ranged from the simplest slips…

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New products from Bobbi Brown.

Beauty Features

Models As Guinea Pigs: Beauty Uses Backstage To Test New Products

Beauty companies are using the runways to give a real-life road test to products in development, making the runways a backstage laboratory.

clock September 19, 2003Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans and Kristin Finn and Andrea Nagel

Sears Grand opens near Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Fashion Features

A Grand Opening for Sears

Sears, Roebuck is putting its future into a bigger box, opening the first Sears Grand unit in a bid to battle the dominance of Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s.

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Fashion Features

Isabel Shuts Down the Capital

WASHINGTON — The approach of Hurricane Isabel forced the nation’s capital Thursday to hunker down, as Georgetown retailers worried about wet basements, public transportation was halted and the area’s 336,077 federal workers were…

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