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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 4hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Luxury on a Roll: Double-Digit Gains for Third Straight Month

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Overview

Luxury's momentum continued in January while consumer were also lured into stores by clearance sales and the arrival of new spring lines. Chilly weather and gift-card redemptions also drove traffic.

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Beauty Features

Black Magic

NEW YORK — Carolina Herrera is out to prove that men can be every bit as stylish as women with Chic for Men, her third men’s scent. The fragrance, which also borrowed inspiration from the simplicity of classic black-and-white photography,…

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Fashion Features

Prada Plans to Halve Debt

MILAN — This may or may not be the year of Prada’s long-mooted initial public offering, but Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli is nonetheless forecasting a major decline in his group’s net debt. And he doesn’t plan to sell all of…

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Fashion Features

Gap’s German Bow: Sells Stores to H&M

The Gap is saying auf Wiedersehen to the German market, selling its 10 unprofitable stores to fast-fashion behemoth Hennes & Mauritz.

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Fashion Features

Peter Williams Exits Selfridges, Kelly Appointed

LONDON — Six months after purchasing Selfridges & Co., Galen Weston is making his mark.

Weston announced Thursday that Peter Williams, who replaced Vittorio Radice as Selfridges’ chief executive less than a year ago, has resigned…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Howard Exits Liz … Kenzer Restructures …

HOWARD EXITS LIZ: Todd Howard, group president at Liz Claiborne Inc., has left the company. He joined the vendor’s ranks in September and oversaw women’s DKNY Jeans, Junior & Active, City DKNY, Kenneth Cole New York and Reaction,…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Oscar de la Renta’s new moderate O Oscar line, produced under license by Kellwood Co., will launch in 600 to 700 stores for fall. The existing Oscar by Oscar de la Renta bridge line is distributed in slightly more than 60 stores. This was…

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Fashion Features

Suzy

Playing Princess Margaret…Nancy Sinatra’s Boots…From Russia to Seville.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Celeb Watch … Mounting Olympus … Robinson’s Return …

CELEB WATCH: Who knew the nautical coordinates of Bryant Park? Nautica designer David Chu, duh. For its 10 a.m. show today, the company is handing out Nautica compasses so guests can make their way to 40° 75’ latitude and…

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Fashion Features

Let It Snow

PARIS — For his pre-fall collection for Rochas, Olivier Theyskens took inspiration from an exotic locale: New York City after a major snowstorm. Some of the foam-like fabrics sparkle like pure, freshly fallen snow. But Theyskens is a realist and…

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Fashion Features

W Names Alexandra White

NEW YORK — Alexandra White has been named fashion director of W magazine, the sister publication of WWD, both owned by Fairchild Publications, a subsidiary of Advance Publications.

White replaces Joe Zee, who has become editor in chief of…

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Fashion Features

Tory Time

NEW YORK — Tory Burch is hardly a cookie-cutter uptown girl. She may not be clipping Harry Winston pendant earrings to her nose, but no one could accuse her of blindly following the fold. In fact, Burch is that rare socialite — a word she…

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Fashion Features

Liberman’s Art Direction

NEW YORK — Alexander Liberman’s career as the editorial director of Condé Nast Publications has always overshadowed his own work as an artist. While he brought art to life in the pages of Vogue — hiring artists such as Salvador…

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Fashion Features

Dancer From the Dance

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Holder is seated among a riot of folk art from the world’s black cultures; his own Impressionist-style paintings, which rest on the floor and any available surface; books, photos and magazines; plants, and tables and…

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Fashion Features

Reviving Lost Stars of the City of Light

NEW YORK — Paris in the Roaring Twenties flashed a few high-wattage designers, but a new museum exhibition illuminates a few lesser-known stars.

“Fashioning the Modern Woman: The Art of the Couturière 1919-1939,” which…

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Fashion Features

Coty Looks Toward Next Century

NEW YORK — A century ago, a young François Coty arrived in Paris and laid the foundation for what became the global fragrance business. Now the company that bears his name is starting its second 100 years with the intention of becoming a…

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Fashion Features

ICP Granted U.S. Distribution of Creed

NEW YORK — International Cosmetics and Perfumes Inc. said it has obtained U.S. distribution rights for Creed fragrances.

As part of an agreement that took effect Monday, Creed parent Société Henry Creed SA granted distribution…

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Fashion Features

MAC Adds Five to Viva Glam Roster

NEW YORK — MAC Cosmetics is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its MAC AIDS Fund by naming five new spokesmen for its Viva Glam line.

Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Chloë Sevigny, Linda Evangelista and Boy George are the newest…

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Fashion Features

Herrera’s Stylish New Scent

There’s a new man joining the Carolina Herrera fragrance franchise this spring – Chic for Men, the designer’s third men’s scent.

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Fashion Features

Prescriptives to Unveil Doctor-Designed Skin Care

NEW YORK — The doctor is in at Prescriptives counters this spring.

The brand, which signed bicoastal dermatologist Karyn Grossman to a deal last November, is gearing up to launch Px Custom Concentrates, a new four-line skin care treatment…

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Fashion Features

Celine Dion’s Fragrance Duet

Coty Beauty is hoping for back-to-back hits with the launch of a second Celine Dion fragrance this spring called Celine Dion Parfum Notes.

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Fashion Features

Whole Body Grows Into New Digs

NEW YORK — Whole Body has gotten more wholesome. The Whole Foods Market’s health and beauty department opened the doors to its second Manhattan location Thursday in the Time Warner Center.

The other Whole Body store is located in…

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Fashion Features

Luxury on a Roll: Double-Digit Gains for Third Straight Month

A perfect storm of clearance sales, chilly weather and gift cards drove January shopping, leading to same-store sales that beat expectations.

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Wal-Mart Opens Trio of N.J. Stores

New Jersey residents got a taste of new decor and merchandising strategies at Wal-Mart with the opening of three stores there last week.

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Fashion Features

Del Labs Could Be Attractive Acquisition

NEW YORK — Del Laboratories is contemplating its future, and everything is on the table — including selling all of the business, pieces of the business or ultimately keeping it as is, according to sources.

The Uniondale, N.Y.-based…

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Fashion Features

Maybelline Looks Ahead in the U.S.

NEW YORK — In a transitional year for Maybelline, L’Oréal has expressed its commitment to the division’s leadership.

Earlier this week, as reported, Karen Fondu, previously general manager of Maybelline-Garnier U.S., was…

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Fashion Features

Clarins Reports Flat Sales

PARIS — Groupe Clarins announced Thursday fourth-quarter consolidated net sales down 0.3 percent to $332.7 million, or 264.4 million euros. At constant exchange rates, sales spiked 7.5 percent in the period.

Dollar figures are converted…

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Fashion Features

Betsey Johnson Inks Jeans Deal With Innovo

NEW YORK — Betsey Johnson has signed a four-year licensing agreement with the Los Angeles-based Innovo Group Inc. to design, market and distribute a line of women’s jeans and denim-related apparel.

Launching for fall retailing, the…

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Fashion Features

Koch Stays In-House With New Invista Execs

Continuing to prepare for its acquisition of DuPont’s Invista business, Koch Industries tapped three executives for the post-deal management team.

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Dude! There’s My Magazine

LONDON — Their pages offer everything from close-ups of bloody women wrestlers and topless babes sunning in the Canary Islands to images of humping elephants. Columns are called Romp Watch and Rude Archive and captions feature puns like…

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Bergdorf’s Mixes It Up

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman is defying convention.

In its first national magazine advertorial, which will hit in Vogue’s March issue, Bergdorf’s created a 16-page insert that revolves around models mixing and matching designer…

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Memo Pad: Looking Up … If You Can’t Beat Them, Clone Them …

LOOKING UP: As publishers file their circulation numbers for the second half of 2003 with the Audit Bureau of Circulations, there’s a bit of relief in store after a dreadful first half on the newsstand.

At Hearst, the two biggest…

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Fashion Features

DDF to Educate the Masses

NEW YORK — DDF is readying for a growth spurt.

In its quest to educate consumers on how to correctly treat and care for skin problems — and subsequently hook them up with products — the cosmeceutical company founded by…

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Fashion Features

Olive Oil Is Flora’s Gold

NEW YORK — Niche fragrance marketer Flora Napa Valley has a new focus: Olivina, an olive oil-based bath and body care brand it launched last fall.

Olivina introduced five new items at the New York International Gift Fair this week, a…

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Adidas Looks to Regain Steam With New Ads

NEW YORK — Adidas is hoping to grab back some market share with its new brand marketing campaign, the largest one the company has ever done.

“We have a job we need to do in America,” said Ulrich Becker, managing director of…

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Playboy Bunny Boutiques Hop Into Overseas Markets

LOS ANGELES — In the aftermath of a successful run at Henri Bendel in New York, Playboy Enterprises Inc. — which is marking its 50th anniversary this year — is hopping out Bunny Boutique shop-in-shops at Colette in Paris, Harrods in…

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Fashion Features

De Beers Profits, Sales Sparkle

Diamond profits and prices are on the rise at De Beers, which saw net earnings rise 10.25 percent to $484 million in the fourth quarter.

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Fashion Features

Snippets: Perricone Opens Shop … What’s In A Name … On Thymes …

PERRICONE OPENS SHOP: Dr. Nicholas Perricone is opening a 2,100-square-foot store in New York on Madison Avenue in September to better provide customers with his eat well/feel well skin care philosophy. The store will offer one-on-one skin…

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Fashion Features

Zip Code Scent Plans 2004 Growth

NEW YORK — Nicolas Chabert has perfume in his blood.

The founder of fragrance company Zéro Six Cent-Trente was raised in the world’s perfume capital, Grasse, France, watching his father and uncle develop scents for some of…

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