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Marc Jacobs Moves Show Time, Venue

Marc Jacobs is moving his spring 2017 show to the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Retail

Inside Rick Owens’ New SoHo Store

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

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Fashion

Brunello Cucinelli’s Fall 2016 Collection Stolen Over the Weekend

The menswear line had been deducted from the brand’s Milanese showroom.

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Kenneth Cole: Back in Black

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Federal Budget Includes $11M for Textiles

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed a federal spending bill that includes $11 million for U.S. textile industry research.

The funding is part of the overall $373 billion spending plan, which had already passed the House but was hung…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Luxury Label War Brewing…Gator Bite…Close Call…

  • LUXURY LABEL WAR BREWING: Walpole, the U.K. luxury brands lobby that includes Rolls Royce, Dunhill and Jimmy Choo, is fighting plans by the European Union to standardize product labels. The EU is contemplating replacing each…

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Fashion Features

Snippets: Dove Moves…Suave Taps A Stylist…Glamour Puss…

DOVE MOVES: Philippe Harousseau has been named marketing director for Dove skin and masterbrand in the U.S. He replaces Peter Waxman, who moved to Unilever’s food group late last year. Harousseau most recently was director, relationship…

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Fashion Features

Charge Sinks Alberto-Culver Net

NEW YORK — A noncash charge depleted Alberto-Culver Co.’s bottom line in the first quarter, masking otherwise robust profit and sales growth.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Melrose Park, Ill.-based personal care and beauty…

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Fashion Features

Bebe Stores Up, CR Net Falls

NEW YORK — As Bebe Stores and Charlotte Russe Holding kicked off specialty retailers’ earnings season, one exited the quarter with higher profits while the other admitted more work still needs to be done.

Bebe said better…

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People

Suzy

Joan Rivers throws a Chinese celebration for Blaine and Robert Trump; “Collusion” comes west; Ben Affleck and Matt Damon romp in Berlin.

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Fashion Features

Samurai Sex Kittens and High-Minded Ladies – Jean Paul Gaultier and Chado Ralph Rucci

Jean Paul Gaultier mixed up a heady couture cocktail from samurai, tribal and tailored elements, adding in a group of grand, colorful gowns, while Ralph Rucci created decadently draped, finely pleated and pearl-bedecked looks in a lightened-up Chado…

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Fashion Features

Amazon.com to Feature Bluefly

NEW YORK — Internet behemoth Amazon.com plans to add a virtual storefront to its apparel and accessories category —that of five-year-old fashion off-pricer Bluefly.com.

In return for the offer of its deeply discounted designer duds…

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Memo Pad: But His Moves Are Terrific…Lifestyles Of The Rich And Athletic…Gone Again

BUT HIS MOVIES ARE TERRIFIC: What sort of confirmation do journalists need on Harvey Weinstein’s bad behavior when the simple act of writing about him unleashes the very behavior they’re trying to suss out?

When Vanity…

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Fashion Features

Bondholder Files Suit Against Levi’s, Execs

NEW YORK — Another strand has been added to Levi Strauss & Co.’s tangled web of financial and legal challenges.

A bondholder of the San Francisco-based firm has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California charging the…

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Fashion Features

NRF: Looking to the Future

NEW YORK — This year’s National Retail Federation Annual Convention and Expo was teeming with technology for easier shopping, tracking goods and analyzing data.

The big buzz was about merchandise optimization, RFID (radio frequency…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fur Sure…Two Heads, Many Hats…Shoot-Out…

FUR SURE: John Galliano kicked off couture week with his Egyptian extravaganza for Christian Dior on Monday, and tonight, he’s presenting the main event for the start of men’s fashion week in Paris. Staging the first runway show for…

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Fashion Features

The Fashion Cast – Jean-Louis Scherrer, Dominique Sirop, Franck Sorbier, Maurizio Galante, Elie Saab, Dilek Hanif, Hanae Mori, Dupre Santabarbara, and Anne-Valerie Hash

Smaller couturiers are fighting a gallant fight, focusing on the client’s needs and carving out niches to build their businesses.

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Fashion Features

Having Their Say

PARIS — It was a feast for clients this couture season, even if the American contingent is fretting that the weak dollar will elevate the already astronomical prices they pay for fashion’s haute-est attire. “There’s been a new…

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Fashion Features

LF Goods Headed to Dillard’s

NEW YORK — The fate of the LF Brands’ spring inventory is finally being determined.

According to Rick Darling, president of Li & Fung U.S.A., the U.S. arm of Li + Fung Trading, sourcing agent for the now-defunct LF Brands, some $8…

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Fashion Features

Wilsons Leather Outlines Job Cuts, Store Closings

NEW YORK — Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. will close up to 100 stores and eliminate more than 1,000 jobs as part of a program to reduce costs and boost efficiency.

The troubled Minneapolis-based chain plans to work with landlords to…

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Fashion Features

Nike to Outfit U.S. Olympians

NEW YORK — Nike Inc. announced that it has signed on as an official sponsor and licensee of the 2006 and 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, confirming reports circulating this week.

Under the terms of the deal, announced Thursday at a…

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Fashion Features

Penney’s Details $200M Cuts

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney & Co. Inc. Thursday disclosed the first steps in its previously stated intention to cut costs by more than $200 million annually, affecting about 475 employees.

The expense reductions, which will accrue to the…

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Fashion Features

Textile Group Denies Rayon Shortage

WASHINGTON — The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements on Thursday published its denial of a request by Alarmex Holdings Group Inc. to declare rayon fabrics under short supply by the terms of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership…

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Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole: Back in Black

NEW YORK — Kenneth Cole is back to making scents.

Barely seven months after Cole’s license was sold by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to the Lancaster Group, Coty’s prestige beauty arm, Lancaster is making plans for an…

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Fashion Features

The Lighter Side Of Armani’s Sensi

PARIS — Giorgio Armani Parfums is adding a new sensation to its Sensi lineup. Called Sensi White Notes, it’s a lighter iteration of the Sensi scent, first introduced in fall 2002.

“We conceived Sensi with very high…

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Fashion Features

Givenchy to Launch Makeup in Europe

Parfums Givenchy will introduce Givenchy Le Makeup, a 151-unit line of color cosmetics in petite packaging, this spring in Europe

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Fashion Features

Dior’s Multilevel Spring Attack

NEW YORK —?In an apparent move to add exclusivity to Dior’s beauty lineup, a number of the brand’s first-half offerings will be available only to specific retailers.

Dior announced several of these retail exclusives this week;…

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Fashion Features

Mary Kay: Back to Skin Care 101

NEW YORK — Mary Kay is delving into the basics.

As skin care companies overwhelm the market with more and more skin treatments with high tech ingredients bearing a host of claims, such as reducing lines and wrinkles, minimizing age spots…

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Fashion Features

TV Trimmers Cut Over to Retail

NEW YORK — Beauty isn’t always pretty.

A recent spate of cable infomercials for hair-removal products are graphically depicting truly intimate moments of personal grooming. Watching clumps of dark hair being shorn off the back of a…

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Fashion Features

Douglas Sales Rise 2.8% in 1st Quarter

BERLIN — Douglas Perfumeries grew sales 2.8 percent in the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003. Profit figures for the quarter will be released on Feb. 11, its parent, the Douglas Group, said.

The Douglas Group is no longer reporting on a…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Smartbrands Hopes to Ring ‘Tru’ With Young Women

NEW YORK — Gary Schofield and Leonie Mateer know one thing is true: There is still a market for on-trend and reasonably priced cosmetics and organizers for youthful shoppers.

The duo should know — they were the creative force behind…

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Fashion Features

Martone Leads Buyout of ITF SpA

MILAN — IT Holding SpA has agreed to sell control of its fragrance division ITF SpA to partner Roberto Martone, so it can focus on its core business of clothing and accessories.

In the transaction, IT Holding sold 90 percent of holding…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Glamour, Chanel Team Up…Boots Layoffs Amid Gains…Arden Extends Debt Tender…

GLAMOUR, CHANEL TEAM UP: Arm in arm with Chanel, Glamour magazine will stroll into the Golden Globes after party at Trader Vic’s in the Beverly Hilton this Sunday night. Four “Glamour Girls” dressed in black Chanel cocktail…

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Fashion Features

A Low Bow

PARIS — Jean Paul Gaultier is clearly a showman, and he displayed those talents to advantage in his dramatic spring couture presentation. But he’s also a great couturier, and he kept the theatrical elements under control in a collection…

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Fashion Features

A Frozen Relationship: Morgan Stanley Stops Coverage of LVMH Stock.

In a decision that could herald similar moves by other investment banks, Morgan Stanley said it would suspend its equity research on LVMH.

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Fashion Features

LVMH Sales Up 8% in 4Q

Organic sales at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton rose 8 percent in the fourth quarter to $4.82 billion, fueled by strong growth at its Louis Vuitton unit.

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Fashion Features

McCracken to Leave Invista

Steve McCracken is stepping down as the head of DuPont’s $6.3 billion Invista textile business.

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Fashion Features

Matrix Unloads New Ad Plan

NEW YORK — The influence celebrities have on consumer beauty trends is changing the way the largest professional hair care company in the U.S. spends its advertising dollars.

Matrix, a division of L’Oréal USA, is partnering…

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Fashion Features

Australia’s Femme Fatale Sets Expansion

NEW YORK — Femme Fatale, a bath and body care line originally launched in two U.S. stores last summer by Australian sisters Kerrie and Megan Hess, is on the verge of expansion in the U.S. and Down Under.

For starters, the brand has signed…

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