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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

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Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

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Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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Win One and Lose One: Limited?s Earnings Soar, Michael Weiss to Retire

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While reporting strong earnings, a higher dividend and a stock repurchase plan, Limited also said its star merchant, Michael Weiss, will soon retire.

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CEW At 50

As one of the beauty industry’s most powerful organizations, Cosmetic Executive Women has pursued a mission of

nurturing and recognizing top executive talent — and raising bundles of money for charity. Here, a look back at the…

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CEW Turns 50

Beauty. Women. Excellence.

While those three words comprise the official tag line of Cosmetic Executive Women, anyone with cursory insight into the inner workings of this 50-year-old not-for-profit group might also be tempted to use these:…

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Fashion Features

Crafting a Game Plan

A half-century after its debut as a purveyor of wine spritzers for secretaries, CEW is a highly strategic power broker.

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Fashion Features

Paris Gives Back With a French Accent

PARIS — CEW France is showing the kind face of beauty.

The French affiliate of Cosmetic Executive Women Inc. was founded here in 1986 with the remit to prove beauty as utile, pas futile (useful, not useless), according to its president…

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Building British Buzz

LONDON — The U.K. chapter of CEW is now 12 years old, and while its president, Caroline Neville, is more than pleased with the chapter’s progress, she admits that at first she was unsure how the traditionally reserved Brits would take to an…

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Fashion Features

Honor Roll: CEW Achiever Award Recipients

2004
Dale Crichton, Nordstrom
Deborah Fine, Avon Future
Karen Fondu, Maybelline
Karyn Khoury, The Estée Lauder Cos.
Laura Mercier, Laura Mercier Cosmetics
Janet Gurwitch, Laura Mercier Cosmetics
Elizabeth Schmalz, Bath…

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Fashion Features

Beauty’s Best in Show

To claim one of the industry’s hottest prizes, it’s a long trip to the podium. Here, a backstage peek at the Beauty Awards.

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Fashion Features

CEW’s Philanthropic Aim: Coping With Cancer

Cancer and Careers, CEW’s chief philanthropic initiative, reaches out to patients with a multifaceted plan of action.

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By the Numbers

NEW YORK — To date, Cancer and Careers has raised an estimated $2,685,000. Avon and Roche were the two founding sponsors and, since then, corporate supporters have typically signed up for the long haul with multiyear commitments at a set annual…

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Fashion Features

Tackling the Issues

Home runs, hurdles and the “guy issue”: a wide-ranging chat with chairman Robin Burns.

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Fashion Features

Creating a Future

With a fresh docket of new career enhancers, up-and-comers and seasoned pros have their picks of programs.

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Fashion Features

Carlotta Jacobson: Soft-Spoken Strategist

As she executes the day-to-day work of CEW, president Carlotta Jacobson is a taskmaster in a twinset.

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Fashion Features

Men Take the Floor

Top male cosmetics execs have been the featured speakers at two decades of Newsmaker Forums.

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Fashion Features

Pretty in Punk

MILAN — Donatella Versace clearly felt it was time for a little King’s Road-style fun, circa 1976, because she gave her Versus and Versace fall collections frisky punk themes. For Versace, she leavened the motif with a little conservatism,…

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Fashion Features

Win One and Lose One: Limited’s Earnings Soar, Michael Weiss to Retire

While reporting strong earnings, a higher dividend and a stock repurchase plan, Limited also said its star merchant, Michael Weiss, will soon retire.

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Fashion Features

Nooyi Denies Gucci Talks

MILAN — It appears as if the next Gucci chief won’t be from PepsiCo.

As reported, Indra Nooyi, president and chief financial officer of the U.S. firm, was considered a top contender to succeed Gucci president and chief executive…

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Fashion Features

First JLo Store Set for Moscow in April

JLo by Jennifer Lopez is opening its first freestanding store — in Moscow, no less — on April 1, in cooperation with a local partner.

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Tommy, Murjani India-Bound

NEW YORK — Tommy’s trekking to India.

In a deal that reunites Tommy Hilfiger and the Murjani Group, Hilfiger’s original financial backer, Hilfiger products will be sold in freestanding specialty stores throughout India,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Dems Turn Up the Heat … Lamy Warns of ‘Trade Fatigue’ …

DEMS TURN UP THE HEAT: Democrats don’t miss a day this election year to pressure President Bush on the topics of U.S. trade policy and jobs. On Wednesday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, and eight other prominent…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The Puig Beauty & Fashion Group holds a licensing agreement to develop certain Comme des Garçons fragrance projects. It is not the owner of the Comme des Garçons beauty business. This was incorrect in a story on Feb. 20.

The Nicole…

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Financial

Gap Net Grows, AE Falls

NEW YORK — With net income soaring 43.1 percent on a 5.1 percent sales gain for the quarter ended January 31, Gap Inc. continues to flex its rediscovered muscle as one of the dominant specialty retailers.

But for American Eagle Outfitters…

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Fashion Features

UNITE Checking Into Hotels

NEW YORK — When UNITE members last summer voted that their organization’s name would no longer stand for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees, officials described the move as reflecting the union’s changing…

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Fashion Features

Laura Lee Miller Joins Vera Wang as Exec VP

NEW YORK — Laura Lee Miller, credited as the key designer of the successful Vera Wang women’s fragrance while she was president of Unilever Prestige, has been named to the new post of executive vice president of Vera Wang Ltd.

She…

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Financial

Claiborne Net Gains 26.1%

Despite continued difficulties with its Liz Claiborne brand, the company drove fourth-quarter and full-year profits up by double-digit percentages.

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Fashion Features

M&S Finds a New Place of Residence

Despite continued difficulties with its Liz Claiborne brand, the company drove fourth-quarter and full-year profits up by double-digit percentages.

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Fashion Features

Punkettes, Fashion Warriors and Tailored Women – Versace and Versus, Fendi and Jil Sander

Donatella Versace’s signature collection featured a punk motif, while Karl Lagerfeld outfitted his swashbuckling warriors for Fendi in a suitably luxurious fashion and Jil Sander did what comes naturally — great-looking haberdashery pieces.

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Charming Ladies, Seventies Jet-Setters and Canadian Sweater Girls – Marni, Blumarine, DSquared and Trend Les Copains

Consuelo Castiglioni took Marni into ladylike territory, while, at Blumarine, Anna Molinari saluted the Bianca Jagger, Marina Schiano and Jerry Hall of the Seventies and Dan and Dean Caton delivered an ode to their Canadian boyhood for DSquared.

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Fashion Features

A Young Idea

C’N’C: No, it’s not a new music channel. It’s Ennio Capasa’s young line that’s priced 20 to 30 percent below his Costume National collection. C’N’C debuted this week without any fanfare, but the whopping…

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Fashion Scoops: The Rise of Calvinism … Cheap Thrills … Fame Game …

THE RISE OF CALVINISM: Step aside, Brooke Shields. Move over, Kate Moss. Calvin Klein will soon have a series of new faces — and they’ll rarely be seen in public. Klein is personally creating clothing for the…

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Fashion Features

The Artistry in Fashion

PARIS — The Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Foundation is chaos. A week before its scheduled opening, on March 5, painters, carpenters and masons are working overtime, scurrying pell-mell about the scaffolding, paintbrushes and hammers…

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Fashion Features

Saint Laurent Speaks His Mind

WWD: In a word, what does the opening of the foundation represent?
YSL: It’s become a factory. There are thousands of dresses upstairs in the archives. Thousands of sketches have been archived. It’s become a…

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Fashion Features

CTFA’s FDA Concerns

FDA regulations on the use of tallow in cosmetics is expected to be a big topic at this week’s Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association meeting.

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Fashion Features

YSL Beauté U.S.A. Names Ciafardini

NEW YORK — Former Beauté Prestige International executive Maggie Ciafardini will take the helm of YSL Beauté’s U.S. operation in the position of chief executive officer and general manger on April 1. She succeeds Alain Denoly,…

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Fashion Features

JLo Dances Into the Body Market

NEW YORK — Lancaster is out to add more Glow to its Jennifer Lopez franchise.

The Bodyglow collection — a group of body products complementing Lopez’s first fragrance, Glow by JLo — will be introduced in May….

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Fashion Features

Patrick Choël to Retire

Patrick Choël, president of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s fragrance and cosmetics division, has confirmed he will retire Monday.

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Fashion Features

Marais Crosses the Atlantic

PARIS — Stephane Marais cosmetics will arrive Stateside in early April.

The quirky signature brand from celebrity makeup artist Stephane Marais is set for introduction in two New York doors, Henri Bendel and Jeffrey, where it will have…

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Fashion Features

Chanel’s Star Makeup Team to Offer Tips at Stores

NEW YORK — Call it Chanel’s newest star.

The brand is now launching the 5-Star Makeup Artistry program in the U.S., developed in an effort to expand the reach of its national makeup artists, offer the latest trends to consumers and…

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ECRM Broadens Beauty Role

DALLAS — The ECRM meeting emphasizes efficiency, but it is expanding into a decidedly comprehensive beauty show.

The Cosmetics, Fragrance and Bath Conference at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel here, held Feb. 15-19, drew so many beauty…

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Fashion Features

Sephora Overhauls Bath in U.S.

Sephora is getting a fresh start in bath and body, and for the first time, Sephora USA has developed private label lines of bath and body products.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: A Co-Star for Scarlett … Kanebo Board Resigns … Shanghai Scent …

A CO-STAR FOR SCARLETT: Actress Scarlett Johansson will not be alone in new Calvin Klein Cosmetics ads. Actor Trent Ford, 25, will be playing her love interest in the TV and print campaign slated to break in the fall. Ford has appeared in the…

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Fashion Features

Del Profit Up 32.6% in 4Q

NEW YORK — Double-digit growth in cosmetics sales and Sally Hansen brand market share gains allowed Del Laboratories Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits to surge by almost a third.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Uniondale,…

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Fashion Features

L.A. Spa Expo Makes Strong Debut

LOS ANGELES — In the spa world, several facts are defining how the masses will experience future beauty luxuries. For one, gimmicks are being replaced with “all-natural” treatments, now a spa’s biggest buzz word. Water-themed…

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Fashion Features

A New Solution: Anthony Logistics Taps Treatment

NEW YORK — With the introduction of a men’s treatment line set for spring, Anthony Logistics for Men is about to embark on its most significant launch since the brand was introduced in October 2000.

A collection called Solution…

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Financial

Markets Await Levi Financial Results

NEW YORK — To the financial markets, no news is never good news.

Levi Strauss & Co. officials expect to release their long-delayed financial results for the year ended Nov. 30 early next week. That’s about six weeks later than the…

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Fashion Features

Jewelry, Watches Gain Popularity on ’Net

NEW YORK — Jewelry and watches were gleaming online in the fourth quarter of 2003.

The two categories together realized the third-largest percentage gain in e-commerce transactions during the fourth quarter, among sectors with full-year…

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Memo Pad: Under Review … What About Bob … Fast Fortunes …

UNDER REVIEW: The much-discussed Ralph Lauren magazine project appears to be up in the air once again.

Last spring, Polo hired Charles Gandee, the former features editor of Talk and a longtime aide to Anna Wintour, to…

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Financial

Penney’s Shines Without Eckerd, While Expanding Kohl’s Cools

Eckerd dragged down J.C. Penney in the fourth quarter, while Kohl’s Corp. suffered a double-digit decline in quarter profits, and a loss for the year.

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Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board: Inspiration in a Box … Smile and Say ‘Baby’ … Petal Pushers …

INSPIRATION IN A BOX: In a project worthy of a Boy Scout merit badge, nine lucky up-and-coming furniture designers received a FedEx box two weeks ago with a challenge inside: Build a piece of furniture in just 90 days, using raw materials that…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Industry Gallery Makes Debut

DALLAS — Fashion Industry Gallery opened its doors downtown here last month with little fanfare but lots of buzz.

With its airy, loft-like atmosphere and concentration on contemporary and bridge collections, FIG bustled as buyers came to…

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Chicago Mart To Introduce Urban Show

CHICAGO — Looking to capitalize on the success of urban streetwear, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart will debut Pulse, an apparel trade show dedicated to young city styles for women, men and children.

“The apparel industry has…

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Fashion Features

Bar Scene Endangers Buckhead

ATLANTA — Anybody who knows Atlanta, knows Buckhead.

With its stately mansions, glitzy restaurants and the Southeast’s most upscale retailers, Buckhead has long reigned as Atlanta’s luxury epicenter. But recently,…

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