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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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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Fashion

Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

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Fashioning a New Target: Giant?s Prototype Changes the Mix

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Target wants to squeeze more purchases out of its customers and is launching a prototype that groups select categories into ?worlds? of related goods.

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Beauty Features

Top Notes: Faust To Bath & Body Works…Marionnaud Numbers…Arden Completes Offering…

FAUST TO BATH & BODY WORKS: Leslie Faust has been appointed senior vice president of flagship merchandising at Bath & Body Works, a new position at the Limited Brands division. Faust was most recently vice president and divisional…

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The Mandarin Oriental’s 650-square-foot Spa Suite, complete with two massage tables, a kang treatment bed and city views.

Beauty Features

Discovering Spa Country

Spa goers are becoming more finicky, and operators are responding by raising the bar on luxury. Here, some new and noteworthy entries.

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Bivio, a trendy new restaurant, opened on the corner of Hudson and Horatio Streets.

Fashion Features

Storefront: Go West, Young Designers

The West Village, a quiet residential neighborhood, is in transition, and some major fashion houses are showing interest in the area.

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Mark Weber, Calvin Klein and Bruce Klatsky at the Calvin Klein men’s show Wednesday.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: I Spy…Tom’s Vacation…The Swell Set…

I SPY: Calvin Klein might not be taking post-show bows any longer, but he’s still keeping a close eye on the runway fashions that bear his name. The designer was in Milan on Wednesday to attend the Calvin Klein men’s fall show,…

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Financial

Memo Pad: Surprise, Surprise…Bonnie Dearest…Free At Last

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: As rumors swirl about the impending demise of Gruner + Jahr U.S.A. chief executive officer Dan Brewster, the Audit Bureau of Circulations released yet another audit of YM, showing that the title dramatically…

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Retail

Gap Hires KCD for P.R. Push

NEW YORK — Gap has retained KCD to work on the brand’s fashion public relations efforts in the U.S.

The agency’s initiatives will begin with the presentation of the summer collection to the national fashion press the first…

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Cynthia Leive and Ann Gerhart

Media

Gerhart Brings Washington to Glamour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Glamour Magazine editor in chief Cynthia Leive has hired her first Washington contributing editor: Washington Post Style writer Ann Gerhart. While contract details are still being hammered out, Leive showed up in Washington…

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A look at the Erno Laszlo Institute.

Fashion Features

Laszlo Space to Open at Bergdorf Goodman

NEW YORK — Erno Laszlo, an upscale skin care brand that enjoyed a heyday from the Forties through the Sixties, is returning to its roots with a new retail concept.

With Bergdorf Goodman’s beauty floor as its backdrop, an Erno Laszlo…

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Names Masterson

NEW YORK — For troubled junior specialty retailer Wet Seal Inc., the winds of change are still howling.

To bolster Wet Seal stores, its largest division, the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based firm named Elayne Masterson chief merchandising…

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Fashion Features

Heading West

NEW YORK — After several years of nurturing its prestige Japanese skin care brand, SK-II, Procter & Gamble is getting ready to import it to the U.S. Already a $500 million business in Asia and the U.K., 17 of the brand’s stockkeeping units…

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Items from Target’s Bathery.

Fashion Features

Fashioning a New Target: Giant’s Prototype Changes the Mix

Target wants to squeeze more purchases out of its customers and is launching a prototype that groups select categories into “worlds” of related goods.

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Fashion Features

PPR Sales Down 11% in 2003

Pinault-Printemps-Redoute reported an 11 percent decline in 2003 sales, deflated by the sale of assets, soft spending in Europe and the falling dollar.

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An LF Brands directory at its closed headquarters at 1412 Broadway.

Fashion Features

LF Brands: A Stain on Fashion’s Image?

Industry black eye or par for the course? Observers discuss the impact of the sudden closure of LF Brands that left employees out in the cold.

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Names Masterson

NEW YORK — For troubled junior specialty retailer Wet Seal Inc., the winds of change are still howling.

To bolster Wet Seal stores, its largest division, the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based firm named Elayne Masterson chief merchandising…

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Fashion Features

Upgrades at Moody’s For Saks, Nordstrom

Saks Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. each received good news on the debt securities front in the form of upgrades from Moody’s Investor Services.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Parsons Confirmed…Rising Sun…For The Byrd’s…

  • PARSONS CONFIRMED: Michael Kors Inc. said Thursday that Joseph B. Parsons had been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for corporate financial and operation functions and reporting to John D. Idol,…

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Watches were strong at all Richemont houses. Here, two from Cartier.

Fashion Features

Strength of Euro Dents Revenues At Richemont

The increasingly powerful euro dented Richemont’s third-quarter revenues, which slid 4 percent at current exchange rates in the period ending Dec. 31.

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Fashion Features

EU Urged to Enact China Safeguards

GENEVA — Echoing the complaints of the U.S. textile industry, the president of the European Apparel and Textile Organization, Filiep Libeert, this week called for the European Union to take prompt safeguard action against a massive surge in…

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Fashion Features

Retail Apparel Prices Down Year Over Year

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in December, but the long-term deflationary pressure continued, the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index revealed Thursday.

Compared with…

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Fashion Features

Department Stores Lag in December Selling

WASHINGTON — Clothing and accessories stores joined general merchandise retailers in a solid holiday selling in December, but department stores continued to struggle, according to the Commerce Department’s report released…

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Kate celebrates the big 3-0 in wild style, the Year of the Monkey gets set to roll in and Brad Pitt skirts the issue.

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Gold compacts by L’Oréal Paris.

Fashion Features

L’Oréal Paris’ Golden Gift

LOS ANGELES — Cate Blanchett, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron and Uma Thurman are among the 37 Golden Globe nominees receiving a sparkling gift Monday, courtesy of L’Oréal Paris.

The specially designed, 24-karat gold…

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The Cx counter design.

Fashion Features

Clinique, Neiman’s in Exclusive Deal

NEW YORK — Clinique has a new prescription for the Neiman Marcus beauty business this spring.

The brand will launch Clinique Cx, a high-tech line that targets specific skin conditions, exclusively in 34 Neiman Marcus doors and on the…

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Versace’s Sensual Feeling Lipgloss.

Fashion Features

Versace Takes Shine to Lip Category

NEW YORK — This March, Versace wants to add a little gloss to the lip color category.

The new collection, called Sensual Feeling Lipgloss, consists of 12 stockkeeping units. Ten are permanent shades; two additional colors will change each…

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Fashion Features

Inter Parfums Sales Up

PARIS — For the year ended Dec. 31, Inter Parfums SA posted sales of $158.3 million at current exchange rates, or 124.6 million euros, up 33.4 percent compared with 2002. At constant exchange, sales rose 42.5 percent.

Inter Parfums SA is…

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Cacharel’s Amor Amor.

Fashion Features

L’Oréal Sets Sights on Cacharel

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA has a grand plan for its Cacharel fragrance brand in the U.S. — to grow the brand into a third pillar of its Designer Fragrance Division, along with its Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani scent businesses….

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Brestle gives a makeover and drives a forklift.

Fashion Features

Brestle Braves Beauty Counters

NEW YORK — Never let it be said that Dan Brestle, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos., doesn’t have a feel for what his employees do on a daily basis.

Brestle, who oversees Lauder’s specialty brands, is joining five…

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Nars’ spring ad visual and the Eye Brightener collection.

Fashion Features

Nars Sets First-Half Launches

NEW YORK — Nars is ramping up its assortment and adding a new face for spring.

Linda Evangelista will appear in advertisements for the brand’s spring and summer color collections — launching in February and April,…

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The SK-II Beauty Imaging System and SK-II products.

Fashion Features

SK-II Makes U.S. Debut at Saks

Procter & Gamble has been fermenting its Japanese SK-II business for over 12 years and now it’s time to try out the rarified brew on Americans.

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A new CVS location in Skillman, N.J.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: As Chains Grow, Backfilling Is Key

SKILLMAN, N.J. — At first blush, New Jersey may appear saturated with stores. However, many mass marketers are mining growth by filling in markets overlooked by expansion in the past two decades.

A perfect case in point is a…

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