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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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A Saks Surprise: Christina Johnson Resigns as SFA’s CEO

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Christina Johnson has resigned as president and ceo of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, but will stay on until the end of the year.

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Nasher Finds a Home for His Collection

The Nasher Sculpture Center opens in Dallas.

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Nautica Sales Help VF Net

VF Corp. Thursday said third-quarter income declined by 2.3 percent – better than expected, but softer than profits of one year ago.

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Sara Lee Profits Slip 25%

Lower sales and profits in its apparel operations helped reduce Sara Lee Corp.’s first-quarter net income by more than 25 percent.

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Fashion Features

Bebe Up, Charlotte Russe Down in Quarter

NEW YORK — Kicking off the earnings season for specialty stores, youth-oriented Charlotte Russe Holdings and Bebe Inc. Thursday saw their profits turn in different directions, although both were upbeat about the holiday selling…

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Fashion Features

Reebok Shares Soar On Rise in Earnings

NEW YORK — Shares of Reebok International Ltd. hit a 52-week high Thursday after the firm, aided by robust expansion in apparel, reported double-digit earnings growth in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Canton,…

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Fashion Features

Media All-Stars

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Time In A Bottle

NEW YORK — L’Instant, Guerlain’s first new scent in three years, is set to launch in the U.S. in March. The fragrance will debut in just under 500 upscale specialty store doors here, building to a maximum of 700 over the next several…

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Fashion Features

A Saks Surprise: Christina Johnson Resigns as SFA’s CEO

Christina Johnson has resigned as president and ceo of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, but will stay on until the end of the year.

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Fashion Features

Nicole Kidman: Chanel’s New Face

Nicole Kidman has landed another major starring role: as the new face of Chanel No.5.

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Fashion Features

Tchibo Gets Beiersdorf Stake

Munich-based insurer Allianz has agreed to sell a 40 percent stake in Beiersdorf to a consortium led by German coffee and retail chain Tchibo.

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Fashion Features

Feds Raid 61 Wal-Mart Stores

U.S. officials arrested about 300 workers at 61 Wal-Marts on immigration-related charges as part of an investigation into contractor cleaning crews.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: New Sourcing Source…BCBG’s New Plan

  • NEW SOURCING SOURCE: Two former Tarrant executives have formed a private label development firm, B&Y Global Sourcing, based in Los Angeles. Eddy Yuen, a former Tarrant chief executive officer and most recently president of its Hong Kong…

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People

Suzy

Casa caliente…something for the man who has everything…London aglitter…Carolina’s honors…Getting ready for the Savannah Film Festival.

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Fashion Features

Guerlain’s Instant Gratification

With L’Instant de Guerlain, the house’s first new scent in three years, Guerlain is laying out a plan to revitalize its fragrance business in the U.S.

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Fashion Features

Myers Named Head of Origins

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos., parent company of Origins, has named Daria Myers senior vice president and general manager of Origins.

Myers, who will take on her new duties Dec. 1, will report to Philip Shearer, group president…

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Chanel Hopes Launches Keep Growth On A Roll

Chanel is gearing up for the first half of 2004 with launches planned across its color, treatment and fragrance categories.

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Fashion Features

YSL Adds To Skin Care Lineup

NEW YORK — Having tapped the fountain of youth by using the power of mushrooms with its Temps Majeur line in 2001, YSL Beauté is headed back to the well this fall.

Two new treatment products — Temps Majeur Yeux, formulated for…

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Fashion Features

Sephora, Nocibe, Marionnaud in Paris Price War

PARIS — A promotions war has reerupted among major French beauty retailers.

Sephora fired the first shot Oct. 17, offering customers a 20 percent discount when they buy a 50-ml., or larger, bottle of fragrance, plus an ancillary product…

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Fashion Features

Iman Struts Into Mass Aisles

NEW YORK — As she presides over her Seventh Avenue offices on an overcast October morning, where at least a dozen attractive young women are busy at their jobs, Iman, in a crisp white blouse and pinstripe slacks, is the picture of the…

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Fashion Features

New Shiseido Line Puts Focus on Men

PARIS — As part of a move to ratchet up its European business, Shiseido will begin launching its first global skin care line for men there starting in November.

“Especially in the northern part of Europe over the past few years,…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Kohl’s Opens Another New Jersey Locale

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Kohl’s is on an expansion track with new stores, such as the one that opened here to a waiting crowd on October 9. Thirteen stores also bowed on that day in Arizona, a brand new market for Kohl’s.

But the…

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Fashion Features

P&G’s New Path: Middle of the Road

Procter & Gamble is out to prove it’s not such a shampoo snob after all and will relaunch several brands it acquired from Clairol as midtier and value items.

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Fashion Features

Kao, Kanebo to Form New Cosmetics Firm

NEW YORK — Tokyo neighbors Kanebo Ltd. and Kao Corp. have agreed to join forces in a bid to eventually become Japan’s top cosmetics company.

As part of a joint venture that’s slated to be fully complete by March 2007, Kanebo…

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Fashion Features

Is the Celebrity Editor Headed for Extinction?

NEW YORK — On Monday, word broke that Anna Wintour was the subject of an upcoming, unauthorized biography by a former National Enquirer reporter. Coming six months after she was villainized in the best-selling novel, “The Devil Wears…

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Fashion Features

Those Brits Just Can’t Get Enough of Celebrity Gossip

LONDON — When the U.K.’s top-selling celebrity magazine Now launched in 1996, it gave the gossip-hungry public a fresh take on their pop idols. Instead of allowing the stars to tell their own stories — in the style of Hello! and OK!…

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Fashion Features

Trading Up to the New Luxe

NEW YORK — What do Real Simple and The New Yorker readers have in common? The former uses a $400 Dyson vacuum cleaner and shops at Target for Issac Mizrahi, while the latter is growing younger and is taking a look at Volkswagen’s new…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: A Snag?…V-Anished…What You Missed At The AMC…Glenda’s Not In The House

A SNAG?: David Remnick and Bill Keller have been friends for more than 15 years, having gotten to know one another in Moscow while employed as the bureau chiefs for The Washington Post and The New York Times, respectively. But while the…

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Fashion Features

Doom and Gloom In Palm Springs

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Magazine executives had no shortage of complaints about their business at this year’s American Magazine Conference — but they once again failed to offer any real solutions.

Addressing the conference…

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Fashion Features

The Artist as Editor

NEW YORK — Raul Martinez has never had top billing.

In the Eighties, at age 27, he was working at Vogue — and helped redesign it under the very watchful eye of Anna Wintour. Later, he started his boutique firm, A|R Media, with…

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Fashion Features

The Best Mags You’ve Never Heard Of

Readymade

While mom comes to grip with the fact that Martha Stewart may be headed to jail, her overeducated and underemployed children are getting busy with the sewing machine and glue gun every time Readymade arrives in the…

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Fashion Features

Baroness Ups Bid To Buy Debenhams

LONDON — CVC Capital Partners and Texas Pacific Group might have delivered a knockout punch in their battle to acquire the U.K. department store group, Debenhams.

On Thursday, the firms, through their newly formed Baroness Retail, upped…

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Fashion Features

Spring’s in the Air at Ann Taylor

NEW YORK — Ann Taylor can’t wait for spring.

Such was the retailer’s enthusiasm that it showed off its spring collections for the Ann Taylor and the Ann Taylor Loft divisions Wednesday night at Pier 59 Studios here. Shoppers…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Blass Act…Shirting The Issue

BLASS ACT: “Aren’t you proud of our friend?” asked Casey Ribicoff, a co-executor of the estate of the late Bill Blass, as bidders made their way out of Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, after the opening of an auction…

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Fashion Features

Alloy Brings in Bernard, Revises Guidance Downward

NEW YORK — Alloy Inc. said it hired retail industry heavyweight Robert Bernard on Thursday, but the move was overshadowed by the company’s downward revision of both third-quarter and full-year guidance.

The New York-based…

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Fashion Features

Design Awards Gone Wild

The National Design Awards.

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This ‘New Old House’

Residential architect Russell Versaci’s latest book; Drawing Board.

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