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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

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Wal-Mart’s Dominance: Beauty Business Bigger Than L’Or?al

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Like everything else it touches, Wal-Mart's impact on mass beauty has been in caricature-like proportions. Here's the latest.

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Animal Magnetism

NEW YORK — With Attraction, Lancôme is adding a sexy sister to its fragrance family. The contemporary woody floral — which executives hope will vault the brand to a top-three market position —?will be launched in 2,200 U.S….

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Simply Basic bath and body items.

Retail

Wal-Mart’s Dominance: Beauty Business Bigger Than L’Or?al

Like everything else it touches, Wal-Mart’s impact on mass beauty has been in caricature-like proportions. Here’s the latest.

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FIT Seminar Mulls State of Retailing

NEW YORK — The new face of retailing has a Wal-Mart complexion.

“So what do you think, are you prepared for us?” asked Helena Gadison, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s vice president of global sourcing at the 14th Annual Key…

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PPR Sales Drop 16.3 Percent

An uptick in September sales produced lower – but still stronger-than-expected – third-quarter revenues for Pinault-Printemps-Redoute.

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Apparel, Accessories Lift Sears in Quarter

Strong response to apparel and accessories helped push Sears’ net and same-store sales ahead, although special charges hurt third-quarter profits.

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Tchibo and Allianz In Stalemate Over Beiersdorf Deal

NEW YORK — The curtain has risen on the latest act in the Beiersdorf drama, with the company’s two largest shareholders, Tchibo and Allianz, apparently unable to come to an agreement over the prospect of the former buying out the…

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In Brief: Cpa Tko…The Verge Of Emergence…Bragging Rights

  • CPA TKO: Kmart Holding Corp. dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its independent auditor last week and retained BDO Seidman LLP to perform that function, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Thursday….

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Crepe de chine pajamas with a chicken print from 1965.

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A New Look at a Seasoned Hand

Donald Brooks, an influential American designer in the Fifties and Sixties, is being celebrated at a new exhibition at the Parsons School of Design.

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The CerrutiSí double-page ad.

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Cerruti Says Yes to Men

PARIS — Cerruti is canvassing for the yes vote among young men with its new scent, CerrutiSí, due out mid-March.

For the fragrance, which targets males aged 20 to 35, executives at Unilever Cosmetics International’s European…

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Clockwise from top left: Elana Drell-Szyfer, Edgar Huber, William Colli, Odile Roujol and Dalia Chammas.

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Lancôme’s New Attraction

Lancôme is counting on the power of Attraction to vault it to a top-three position in the U.S. fragrance market in 2004.

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Clarins Net Sales Rise 10 Percent

PARIS — Groupe Clarins reported that net sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 rose 10 percent at constant exchange rates and 2.3 percent at average exchange rates to $240.5 million.

Dollar figures are converted from the euro at…

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Philippe Benacin

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Travel Retail’s Flight Plan for Fall

Most beauty executives predict clearer skies ahead for the travel-retail business following turbulence over Iraq, SARS and depressed economies.

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Floral fabric pompons from L’Artisan Parfumeur.

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French Beauty’s Holiday Spirit

In the hope of making this holiday season as festive – and profitable -as possible, beauty brands in Paris are in high launch mode.

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Items from the XCD line.

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A New Spin on Men’s Grooming

NEW YORK — Will King spends a lot of time thinking about how to exceed men’s grooming expectations.

Now at an estimated $35 million in the U.S., men’s specialty skin care’s seemingly endless sales potential —…

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana with Naomi Campbell.

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Rock ’N’ Royal

A crowd of 5,500 whooped it up at Fashion Rocks and raised more than $1 million Wednesday night for Prince Charles’ charity, The Prince’s Trust.

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Snippets: Open Door Policy…Gatekeeper…Blu Man Group…Yoga Plus…

OPEN DOOR POLICY: Fueling the trend for shampoo and styling aids in department stores, Bloomingdale’s has opened its doors to Italian hair care brand Terax. By the end of October, Terax expects to be available in 13 Bloomingdale’s…

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Apparel Prices Drop, Inventories Still High

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel in September fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent against August, as women’s apparel stores continued to struggle with high inventories and price pressures, according to…

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Peg Canter

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Dallas Market Center Names Peg Canter

To strengthen its fashion offerings, the Dallas Market Center has hired Peg Canter of AmericasMart Atlanta for the new post of vice president of trade events.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Nanette Lepore

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Fashion Scoops: Starstruck…Kelly Hold Up…Say Cheese…A Chie Chie Affair…

STARSTRUCK: Demi Moore and Liza Minnelli will provide some extra sparkle at the Fashion Group International’s 20th annual Night of Stars. They will do more than chat up the guests at Cipriani 42nd Street. Moore will present Donna…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Forms CRM Unit

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue has formed a customer relationship management division and has hired Rob Rosenblatt, a former American Express executive, as senior vice president to run the new unit.

Saks also signed Teradata as its…

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Christian Dior Couture Sales Decline 3.4% in 3rd Quarter

PARIS — Hurt by the August heatwave and a lack of tourists in Paris, Christian Dior Couture saw its third-quarter sales slip 3.4 percent to $164 million. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, however, sales were up 4.4 percent to $438.6…

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A Professionnel Push

NEW YORK — L’Oréal Professionnel wants the professional salon industry to know it’s not the same company it was two years ago. Armed with a healthy hair care division thanks to the August 2002 acquisition of Artec,…

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Cunningham Said Joining Rampage

NEW YORK — Brad Cunningham has resigned from Express to join Rampage as general merchandise manager, sources told WWD on Thursday. Cunningham was merchandise manager of wovens.

Cunningham could also carry the title of executive vice…

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Suit Claims DKNY Infringement

NEW YORK — Gabrielle Studio Inc., a corporate affiliate of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has filed suit against a New York technology products retailer alleging infringement of the DKNY trademark.

The civil suit, filed in late…

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Glasser Tapped to Head Value City

Stuart Glasser has been promoted to president and chief executive of Retail Ventures Inc.’s 116-unit Value City Department Stores division.

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Media

Memo Pad: But Enron Was Hotter…The Little Black Book…Pearls Of Wisdom

BUT ENRON WAS HOTTER: As the Rosie O’Donnell-Gruner + Jahr lawsuit heads to trial, at least the numbers may be on her side.

This week, the Audit Bureau of Circulations released its final audit of O’Donnell’s…

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People

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The Queen of Queens * Cooking With Zeta-Jones * Kournikova Holds Court

The American Museum of Natural History hosted a celebration fit for a queen on Tuesday night, and a queen of queens was there in all her glory. The evening honored…

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