Beauty Shows Little Cheer in Europe

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A display at Galeries Lafayette.

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Beauty Shows Little Cheer in Europe

PARIS — Will the Grinch steal Christmas from European beauty retailers?

So far, there’s a distinct lack of cheer in the run-up to the holidays. Among the 15 retailers representing 2,465 doors responding to a WWD survey, most…

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Gilles Weil

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Euro Beauty Firms Are Expecting Increases in ’04

Europe’s prestige beauty manufacturers say their business is starting to get back on track – even if a few hurdles loom, like a surging euro.

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A selection of Shiseido’s new introductions.

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Shiseido Sets 1st-Half Launches

NEW YORK — Shiseido is putting more punch into its product attack by revamping and beefing up a number of categories with introductions for spring.

“This is a very exciting time for us,” noted Heidi Manheimer, president of…

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Nike Races to 17.8% Rise in Net

Nike Inc. on Thursday posted double-digit profit increases in the second quarter as its apparel sales approached the $1 billion mark.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: NYPD Grabs Fakes…Inter-Gender…Plea Deal…

  • NYPD GRABS FAKES: The New York City Police Department on Thursday seized more than $1 million worth of fake merchandise, including Louis Vuitton, Coach, Chanel, Burberry and Fendi handbags, and Sean John and Rocawear clothing. In…

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Elizabeth Arden’s Skinsimple is for Wal-Mart.

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Twice-Told Tales of Beauty

The past year has exploded with a wave of experimentation and initiative as retailers across all classes of trade vie for the attention of cross-shoppers.

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Marc Rosen with Kate Oldham, Deborah Walters and Alison Farn.

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Shanghai: A Bid for Glamour

NEW YORK — In an era of serial fragrance launches, there is little talk of building a brand the painstaking old- fashioned way. But that is exactly what packaging designer Marc Rosen has taken upon himself and is setting out to do with the…

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The Healing Garden Mandarintheraphy products.

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Critical Mass: Cohen Completes Deal for Dana

NEW YORK — Dana Classic Fragrances has completed the purchase of New Dana Perfumes Corp. from an investment group.

The deal, finalized on Dec. 15, gives full ownership of Dana’s fragrances to Isaac Cohen and his umbrella company, …

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Flawless by Pavés Professional hits Walgreens in February.

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Celebs Are Reshaping Mass Hair Care

NEW YORK — Celebrities — from hair experts to singing sensations — are looking to carve out a true point of difference in mass retail hair care departments next year.

Walgreens, which hit success when it exclusively offered…

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Curly Q’s is formulated for multiethnic kids.

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Multiethnic Surge Alters Product Landscape

NEW YORK — For years, when someone talked about a new ethnic line, thoughts immediately went to products for African Americans, and specifically what new relaxer or specially formulated conditioning cream would be hitting the market.

Not…

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H&M Looks to AFL-CIO in Tussle With UNITE

NEW YORK — Cheap-chic retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Thursday sent a letter to the AFL-CIO in an effort to resolve a UNITE campaign to organize its Secaucus, N.J., distribution center.

The company told the largest U.S. labor federation it…

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Obituary: Rebecca Harden, Creative Head at Ben Berger

NEW YORK — Rebecca Harden, creative director at legwear and accessories firm Ben Berger, died on Wednesday. She was 37.

Harden died from injuries suffered when a fire broke out in her home in the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y., on…

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Obituary: Richard Korman, Former Claiborne Apparel Exec, 58

NEW YORK — Richard Korman, 58, an apparel executive, died Dec. 7 at Lenox Hill Hospital here. The cause of death was colon cancer, according to his wife, Cindy.

During his career, Korman held various executive posts with companies…

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And The Nominees Are…

LOS ANGELES — Awards season got off to a fashionable start as Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone announced the nominations for the 61st Golden Globes at the crack of dawn on Thursday, not a minute too soon for designers and dressers to get in…

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Livolsi Said Exiting Fin.Part

Sources in Milan say that Ubaldo Livolsi, chairman of Fin.part, the company that owns Cerruti, will leave his post today.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Suzy

Trying to make nice for the holidays…An ACRIA festival…Where do you park your Gulfstream?

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Media

Memo Pad: Heard From The Source…Not His Beat…Giving New Meaning To Flooding The Zone

HEARD FROM THE SOURCE: In publishing and in hip-hop, you keep your friends close and your enemies closer, and if that means splashing their face on the cover of your magazine, even better. That’s what the editors of The Source were…

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Judith Leiber’s Bruno Resigns CFO Position

NEW YORK — Robert Bruno, chief financial officer of Judith Leiber, has resigned to pursue other interests.

Bruno joined the company in 1996. During his tenure, Leiber, known mostly for its crystal-adorned minaudières, was acquired by…

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Rite Aid Profits In 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. swung to a profit in its third quarter and said it expects to be profitable by 2005.

For the three months ended Nov. 29, the Camp Hill, Pa.-based drugstore chain reported income of $22.5 million, or 3 cents a…

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A Los Angeles City Council  committee has proposed an ordinance that would effectively ban supercenters in the city.

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L.A. Proposes Supercenter Restrictions

A Los Angeles City Council committee voted in favor of an ordinance that would effectively keep any supercenter from opening in the city.

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PVH to Shutter 200 Outlets

Continuing its shift toward higher-margin businesses Phillips-Van Heusen said it would shut about 200 outlet stores and exit wholesale footwear

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The spring festival at Rohet.

Fashion Features

India’s Colorful Culture

NEW YORK — Pauline Van Lynden’s love affair with India came on fast and furious during her first visit to the country in 1988. She’s been smitten ever since, making 25 trips in 15 years. During her stays, she photographed the sights…

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Fashion Scoops: Dior Days…Cruisin’ In Town

DIOR DAYS: The star system wasn’t born yesterday, as a holiday photo exhibit in Dior’s Paris boutiques shows. Culled from the house’s archives, the black-and-white images include Sophia Loren, the Duchess of Windsor and…

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Orient Express

NEW YORK — After 25 years of designing packaging, Marc Rosen decided to create not only a bottle, but also what goes inside. The result is Shanghai, a women’s scent that will be launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in February. Rosen portrays…

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Going for the Gold: Globes Up Fashion Ante on Red Carpet

Thursday’s nominations for next month’s Golden Globes kick off one of the world’s greatest spectator sports: Watching who wins on the red carpet.

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