Bruno Magli’s U.S. Unit Files Chap. 11

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The U.S. arm of Italian Bruno Magli filed for bankruptcy court protection Wednesday, citing liquidity problems and losses stemming from several of its stores.

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Bruno Magli’s U.S. Unit Files Chap. 11

The U.S. arm of Italian Bruno Magli filed for bankruptcy court protection Wednesday, citing liquidity problems and losses stemming from several of its stores.

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The Still Jennifer Lopez palette.

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The Colour Surge Bare Brilliance line.

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty’s hair care offerings.

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Victoria’s New Secret: Hair Care

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Boxer Laila Ali on V’s cover.

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Charlotte Russe enjoyed its first same-store sales rise in three years.

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