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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 16hEvan Clark

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 6hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 23hRosemary Feitelberg

Kmart Back in the Black and Rumors Swirl About Its Future

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Overview

With its first profitable quarter in three years and a hot stock, Kmart Holding Corp. is back on the retail radar, which reignited speculation over a Kmart-Sears merger, while also raising another critical question: Where's the chief merchandiser?

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Fashion Features

Almay Unveils Its Second Act

NEW YORK — Almay is bright-eyed and nearly naked again.

The Revlon-owned, hypoallergenic brand is following up the 2003 introduction of Nearly Naked and Bright Eyes with offerings that include a touch-pad blush, eye shadow and waterproof…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Beauty Licenses Flourish

Licensing is heating up the beauty category as marketers look to established names to ignite sluggish fragrance and cosmetics sales.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Final Bow … Parfums De Coeur Move … Luxe Scent …

FINAL BOW: Martin Gras, a senior perfumer in Paris at fragrance supplier Symrise, has retired. Gras had been with the company and Dragoco — the firm that merged with Haarmann & Reimer to form Symrise — for 23 years. During his…

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Fashion Features

P&G’s Olay Moisturinse Ups Shower Experience

Procter & Gamble has concocted a body lotion that’s applied in the shower — and doesn’t wash off.

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Fashion Features

Kanebo Aims for Silky Beginning

NEW YORK — Despite the $3.33 billion aid package Kanebo is receiving from Japan’s government-run Industrial Revitalization Corp. for its indebted cosmetics division, Kanebo Cosmetics USA Inc., based in Manhattan, is forging ahead with the…

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Sags on Soft Sales

NEW YORK — Capping off a year that saw its executives turn over quicker than its clothing, The Wet Seal Inc. said late Thursday that its losses ballooned in its fourth quarter.

“As our financial results indicate, the fourth quarter…

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Beauty Features

Rinse Cycle

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble Co. claims to have invented a new category to jump-start the lackluster personal cleansing market. Olay Moisturinse In Shower Body Lotion is a moisturizer designed to be applied in the shower, eliminating the usual…

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Fashion Features

Pennsylvania Governor Nixes Sweatshop Goods

NEW YORK — Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell was expected to sign an executive order Thursday evening establishing an “Anti-Sweatshop Procurement Policy” for all apparel and other uniforms bought by the state.

The order…

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Memo Pad: Back on the Radar … Glamourama … Coast to Coast …

BACK ON THE RADAR: It’s (almost) alive. Sources close to the cryonically frozen Radar magazine said founder Maer Roshan has at last reached a tentative agreement for the long-term funding he has been seeking for the past two years…

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Financial

Lane Bryant Paces Charming Qtr.

Profits for Charming Shoppes more than doubled to $10.1 million, or 9 cents a diluted share, scorching Wall Street’s forecast by 6 cents.

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Fashion Features

Remembering Jack Sheinkman

Union executive Jack Sheinkman, who died in January at age 77, was remembered Wednesday as a fiery labor leader and human-rights advocate.

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Fashion Features

CEO’s: Calif. Is `Unfriendly’ For Business

A survey among California ceo’s reveals that 40 percent plan to move jobs out of the state, calling it an “unfriendly” business climate.

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Fashion Features

WTO Officials Wary Of AFL-CIO Petition

GENEVA — Trade officials and lawyers working at the home of the World Trade Organization here said the tariff requests in the Section 301 petition filed Tuesday by the AFL-CIO would not be supported by global trade rules.

The petition…

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Financial

Morgan Stanley Luxe Report: No Profits in China Just Yet

PARIS — China may one day rival Japan as a bonanza for luxury firms, but profits for most brands are at least five years away.

That’s the view of Morgan Stanley luxury analyst Claire Kent, whose team recently visited Hong Kong and…

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Fashion Features

Kmart Back in the Black and Rumors Swirl About Its Future

Kmart’s first profitable quarter in three years put it back on the retail radar and reignited speculation over a Kmart/Sears merger.

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Financial

Nike Hits Its Stride

NEW YORK — Thumbs-up for Nike Inc.

The Beaverton, Ore.-based firm on Thursday posted a 61 percent jump in third-quarter earnings and shot up 181 percent in income for the nine months.

In the three months ended Feb. 29, income rose…

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Fashion Features

M&S Set for Fast Fashion

Marks & Spencer is preparing for an injection of youth serum and plans to launch a younger line, Per Una Due clothing, building on its Per Una line.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Karan Moves … Korean Growth … Adidas Sponshorship …

KARAN MOVES: Anjali Lewis, formerly vice president of global marketing and communications at Donna Karan International, has been promoted to senior vice president. In addition, Aliza Licht, former senior public relations director, has been…

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People

Suzy

Preserving Venice from up on the roof…Brad’s tough spot…Pierce and the next Bond flick…Hot spots in Vancouver, a.k.a. Hollywood North.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Couture Store … Double Take … Riding With Ford …

THE COUTURE STORE: Ina already had its field day with “Sex and the City” castoffs. Now Versace is getting into the act, having shipped over the couture gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the next-to-last episode of the…

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Fashion Features

Sawgrass Mills Expands for Designer Outlets

NEW YORK — The Mills Corp. is getting serious about designer outlets.

On Thursday, the real estate developer unveiled a plan to open a 110,000-square-foot addition — The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass — to its Sawgrass Mills…

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Fashion Features

Jigsaw Bringing British Fashion to America

NEW YORK — Jigsaw is coming to America.

The London-based vertical retailer of high-end women’s and girls apparel, sometimes compared with Banana Republic, has signed leases to open two boutiques in the Brentwood Country Mart, a…

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Fashion Features

Chanel’s New Lips

Chanel is adding a little shine to its lip color business this spring with Aqualumière, the brand’s newest lipstick franchise.

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Fashion Features

Beshlian Named Prescriptives VP

NEW YORK — Lisa Beshlian has been named vice president and national sales manager, North America, of the Prescriptives division of The Estée Lauder Cos. She will assume her new position on March 31.

In her new role, Beshlian will…

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Fashion Features

Jurlique Creates Men’s Collection

NEW YORK — Jurlique wants to make its mark in the men’s category. Next month, the Australian treatment brand will begin rolling out a collection of eight men’s products to its worldwide distribution network of some 5,000…

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Fashion Features

Essie Cosmetics to Launch New Nail Products Line

NEW YORK — Essie Cosmetics founder Essie Weingarten has aspirations of nailing down more beauty business this year.

Weingarten, who founded the nail care business that bears her name in 1981, is laying the groundwork for expanding her…

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Fashion Features

Bousquet-Chavanne Honored by Pratt

NEW YORK —?Even a late-season snowstorm couldn’t dampen the jovial mood at Pratt Institute/Luxe Pack Monaco’s 15th annual Art of Packaging dinner, held Tuesday night at the University Club. The event grossed more than $300,000 for…

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Fashion Features

German Market Seeks Some Sizzle

Faced with often brutal price competition, the German beauty market is seeking ways to shake consumers out of their bargain-hunting fervor.

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Fashion Features

First Lady Joins Avon at Breast Care Center

NEW YORK — First Lady Laura Bush visited the new Capital Breast Care Center last Tuesday, an outgrowth of the Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CBCC was made possible through a $1 million start-up grant from…

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Fashion Features

Nivea Carves Out Distinct Position

NEW YORK — Consumers got a first glimpse of Nivea’s fresh brand message last week in TV spots for new Visage face care products in which the tag line, “Inspired by the Way Skin Works,” made its debut.

Susan Savoie, vice…

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Fashion Features

Ricky’s Opens in South Beach

NEW YORK — Ricky’s has gone South.

The New York-based emporium of beauty and novelty items opened its first store outside New York City this month, in the South Beach section of Miami. The split-level shop contains 2,700 square feet…

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