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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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De Sole’s Denouement: Gucci Group’s Profits Rise 2% in 4th Quarter

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Domenico De Sole took his final bow as Gucci Group's chief executive officer by delivering fourth-quarter operating profits for the Gucci brand of $206.4 million.

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Extracts Emerges as Bastion of Newness

NEW YORK — Extracts’ latest trade show, held last weekend at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, revealed itself as the place to be if you’re a buyer looking for new beauty products, or if you’re a new beauty entrepreneur…

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Fashion Features

And the Winner Is …

Each season, Extracts asks several members of the media (including this editor) to vote on the show’s best products. Here, the contest’s winners and finalists, which for the first time featured a Best Natural Product…

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Style.com Goes E-tail

Style.com, the online home of Vogue and W, is launching an e-commerce component; Shop Lift hits the scene in Los Angeles.

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Memo Pad: A Wintour’s Tale … Northrop’s Next Gig …

A WINTOUR’S TALE: Fresh on the heels of “The Devil Wears Prada,” a new, unauthorized biography of Anna Wintour is in the works. The book is being penned by Jerry Oppenheimer, and WWD has learned it will be…

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Financial

Oxford Up 37% in Third Qtr.

Tommy Bahama is still the star performer for Oxford Industries, which reported a hefty 37 percent increase in net earnings for the third quarter.

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L.A.’s Latest Media Mavens

LOS ANGELES — Just in time for fashion week, two new media outlets — one print and one online — are bringing a fresh focus to fashion consumerism here.

Both helmed by veteran magazine launchers, the outlets are vying not to…

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Fashion Features

Landmark Move for Lane Crawford

HONG KONG — Lane Crawford, Hong Kong’s venerable specialty retailer, is preparing to move from its oldest location, Lane Crawford House in Central. The landmark store will be replaced with a new one set to open late this year.

The…

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Financial

Boss’ 2004 Projection

BERLIN — At its annual financial press conference in Metzingen Thursday, Hugo Boss AG projected a “slight increase in currency-adjusted sales and a disproportionate rise in net income” for 2004.

The German fashion group is…

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Fashion Features

Quiet Riot – Davies, Trina Turk, Sue Wong, Sheri Bodell and Lords

Smart, understated looks prevailed at Davies, while Trina Turk revived the sexy secretary styles of the Sixties and Sue Wong strolled down the ancient Spice Road.

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Beauty Features

Three’s a Charm

NEW YORK — With its newest entry, Hypnôse, Lancôme is aiming to occupy the top three slots in the prestige mascara market within a year. Hypnôse is being marketed as a custom-volume mascara and joins the top-selling…

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Fashion Features

De Sole’s Denouement: Gucci Group’s Profits Rise 2% in 4th Quarter

Domenico De Sole took his final bow as Gucci Group’s chief executive officer by delivering fourth-quarter operating profits for the Gucci brand of…

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Fashion Features

Parsons Taps Goldberger as Dean

NEW YORK — New School University named Paul Goldberger as dean of the Parsons School of Design on Thursday, replacing Randy Swearer, who had been dean since 1999.

Goldberger is a well-known architecture critic and author, having written…

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Fashion Features

AGOA Country Legislation Makes Way to the House

WASHINGTON — Legislation extending special duty-free breaks on apparel for the poorest sub-Saharan African countries was introduced Thursday in the House.

The bill would allow apparel makers in the region’s least-developed countries…

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Fashion Features

Report Points Out Barriers to U.S. Exports

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade officials drew criticism Thursday for failing to take concrete action against foreign trade barriers despite years of consultations and diplomatic hand-wringing.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative…

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Financial

Early Comps Hint at Spring Fever

A touch of spring fever parlayed into solid March same-store sales results at several specialty retailers.

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Fashion Features

Kohl’s Steps Up Merchandising Focus

After slipping some last year, Kohl’s Corp. is getting its merchandising ducks in a row and is moving to a structure that has three gmm’s instead of two.

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Financial

PPI Shows Apparel Keeps Sliding

Wholesale prices for domestically produced apparel fell 0.1 percent in February, as downward pressure on prices continued to pound makers.

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Fashion Features

Carol Meyrowitz Honored By Needlers Foundation

NEW YORK — Some 1,300 people came out to honor Carol Meyrowitz, president of The Mermaxx Group, and executive vice president of The TJX Cos., as the recipient of the Needlers’ Foundation “2004 Woman of the Year” award.

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People

Suzy

Fussing over what to wear to Julliard; André’s big debut for Martha Graham; Zara Phillips is an Olympic finalist.

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Financial

Retail Ventures Loss Expands Despite Solid Growth in Fourth

NEW YORK — Higher sales and improved margins helped Retail Ventures Inc. to triple-digit earnings growth for the fourth quarter. But it wasn’t enough to overcome widening losses for the year.

For the three months ended Jan. 31, the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: It’s a Loch … Two Hearts for Sears … Tit for Tat? …

IT’S A LOCH: Scottish tartans from Lochcarron of Scotland will be on display Sunday in Manhattan’s Central Park, as part of the Tartan Week celebration. The Scottish pavilion will feature a range of tartans from the family owned…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Madley is the name of the line designed by Coryn Madley and Naama Givoni. The brand was incorrect Thursday. The same day, Donato Sardella was the photographer of the Jenni Kayne show. The credit was incorrect.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Timeless Wraps … Property of Armani … Strike a Pose …

TIMELESS WRAPS: From the hors d’oeuvres to the pretty young things’ favored choice of dress, wraps were everywhere at Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday night. That comes as little surprise: Bergdorf’s threw a bash to celebrate…

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Fashion Features

Beverly Hills’ Blast From the Past

NEW YORK — The proliferation of retro looks shows no signs of ebbing and the latest decade that hipster shoppers are zeroing in on is the Eighties. So what better label to evoke that Eighties nostalgia than Camp Beverly Hills?

Los…

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Fashion Features

L’Oréal Appoints Two

NEW YORK — Two new executive roles were announced by L’Oréal USA Thursday, setting the stage for increased growth for the beauty giant’s Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Shu Uemura brands.

Chris Salgardo, who for four years…

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Fashion Features

Bobbi Brown: Here Comes the Sun

NEW YORK — Bobbi Brown is letting the sun shine. Two years after the launch of her fragrance Beach, the makeup artist has developed a line of sun care.

“My favorite place in the universe is the beach,” noted Brown….

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Fashion Features

Baxter of California: You’ve Got Male

NEW YORK — Baxter of California president Jean Pierre Mastey considers the 39-year history of the men’s line — and the 500 original customers from 1965 who still use it today — two of the brand’s greatest…

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Fashion Features

Lancôme to Add Volume

Lancôme is out to add more volume to its considerable mascara business with Hypnôse, a new formula it hopes will rise to second place within a year.

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Fashion Features

Penhaligon’s: 132 Years Young

Penhaligon’s will reintroduce two fragrances in the U.S. as part of its drive to open the 132-year-old brand to a younger, more modern consumer.

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Fashion Features

Eulberg’s Precious Metals

BERLIN — While some would say a good complexion is worth its weight in gold, cosmetics entrepreneur Julius Eulberg has taken the notion one step further with his new skin care line, called Julisis, incorporating gold and silver.

Made up…

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Fashion Features

Eugene Perma Reveals Its Plans

PARIS — With its eyes on acquisitions and partnerships, and thoughts of expanding its color cosmetics business, French hair care concern Eugene Perma thought it time to air its strategy.

So the company hosted its first meeting with…

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Fashion Features

Serving Up Beauty With a Wink

LOS ANGELES — Working as beauty editors brought Belén Aranda-Alvarado and Anna Lisa Raya to two admissions: They really did love makeup, and the market is saturated with options either for girls who glitter or women preoccupied with…

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Fashion Features

More Bratz Coming to Cosmetics

Fiske Industries has teamed up with Fira Cosmetics in a joint venture to produce a new series of Bratz-girls cosmetics.

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Fake Nails Firms Digging In Again

After years of decline, some mass market experts think the artificial nail category is ready for a rebirth. Here’s a report.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Another Million-Dollar Baby … Orange You Glad … Risdon Promotions …

ANOTHER MILLION-DOLLAR BABY: A Clinique gift-with-purchase promotion held recently at Macy’s Herald Square exceeded the $1 million mark in sales volume, according to Philip Shearer, group president for the Estée Lauder Cos., who…

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Fashion Features

Boots Empire Strikes Back

LONDON — Over the next year, Boots plc plans to invest $702 million in sprucing up its existing stores, opening 60 new ones and creating 3,000 jobs. The company’s new chief executive officer, Richard Baker, said in a fourth-quarter trading…

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