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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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Seeking a Healthier Future, Drugstores Tap Into ?Wellness?

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Facing stiff competition, drugstores are reaching into their beauty departments to hitch their fortunes to the trendy wellness movement.

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Fashion Features

Fashion and Home Design Meet in Milan

MILAN — The home is looking ever sweeter to Italian designers.

That the love affair between fashion and interior design is alive and kicking was evident from the number of fashion brands that participated in the week-long Salone…

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Fashion Features

On the Drawing Board: Marino’s Latest … Jury Pool … Block Party …

MARINO’S LATEST: Peter Marino is tackling his first museum project. He’s designing the new wing of the Nassau County Museum of Art, in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., expected to be completed in 2007.

“Why not do a museum?”…

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Fashion Features

Smith Barney Analyst Lowers Kohl’s Rating

NEW YORK — After analyzing the market position and merchandising strategy of Kohl’s Corp., Smith Barney equity analyst Deborah Weinswig slapped the retailer with a downgrade to its stock while also lowering her 12-month target price to $45…

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Fashion Features

FIT to Buy Building for Dorm

The Fashion Institute of Technology has agreed to purchase a Manhattan building that is to serve as a dormitory with 1,100 new beds.

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Fashion Features

FCBID Looks to ‘Make a Grand Entrance’

NEW YORK — The Fashion Center Business Improvement District is headed into its 2005 fiscal year with a $515,000 surplus that BID officials plan to use to help complete their “streetscape” project and spiff up the…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Prices Stagnant, Textiles Decline

WASHINGTON — The pricing power of domestically produced apparel had no shoulders in March.

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel, which represent a shrinking percentage of goods sold at retail, were…

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Fashion Features

Layoffs and Plant Closures Drag Unifi to a $50M Loss

NEW YORK — Unifi Inc.’s decision to close some of its plants and lay off workers led to hefty charges that drove the company $50 million into the red in its third quarter.

The loss, which included $20.8 million in restructuring…

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The news from two of Charlie’s Angels…Sadie Frost makes a scene at ex-hubby Jude Law’s place…Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at 116.

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Beauty Features

Rub Away

NEW YORK — As consumers grow increasingly more savvy about their skin care, manufacturers continue to push the efficacy envelope in the prestige category. The latest addition to this Botox-in-a-jar craze: Chanel’s new Ultra Correction…

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Fashion Features

Seeking a Healthier Future, Drugstores Tap Into ‘Wellness’

Facing stiff competition, drugstores are reaching into their beauty departments to hitch their fortunes to the trendy wellness movement.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: L’Oreal Appointments … Shoe-In … Anglo Influx …

L’OREAL APPOINTMENTS: Renaud de Lesquen has been named international general manager of Giorgio Armani Parfums et Cosmetiques, the Armani beauty business whose license is held by L’Oréal. In mid-May, he will succeed Fabio Mancone,…

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Fashion Features

Jean Coutu 3rd-Qtr. Sales Jump 34%

NEW YORK — Rising sales helped the Jean Coutu Group, the new owner of part of the Eckerd drugstore chain, capture double-digit earnings gains for the third quarter.

For the three months ended Feb. 29, the Longueuil, Quebec-based pharmacy…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Workers Fear Uncertainty

The naming of Unilever’s Robert Polet to succeed Domenico De Sole as Gucci ceo ended the suspense but unleashed a new set of questions.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Balenciaga Tour … All in the Family … Untied Knott …

THE BALENCIAGA TOUR: For his first appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit on Monday, Nicolas Ghesquière is bringing a date whose latest act precedes even the 18th-century subject matter of the…

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Fashion Features

Branded Apparel Hinders Reebok

Reebok International, which posted flat earnings of $41 million on sales of $832 million, is putting its troubled branded apparel under the microscope.

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Financial

Bebe Net Leaps to $5.5M

NEW YORK — Growing sales and lower costs resulted in spectacular earnings growth for Bebe Stores in the third quarter.

For the three months ended March 31, the Brisbane, Calif.-based designer saw earnings skyrocket to $5.5 million, or 21…

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Fashion Features

Gn Trunk Show a Palm Beach Tonic

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Designer Andrew Gn wooed the social set here at a luncheon and trunk show hosted by Tuberose boutique April 14.

About 75 guests, including Marjorie Fisher and daughters Mary Fisher and Julie Fisher Cummings, Ambassador…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Improvement Aids Sara Lee

Branded apparel sales at Sara Lee Corp. advanced 4.5 percent to $1.56 billion, but operating income fell 23.3 percent to $142 million.

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Fashion Features

Flanker Scents Spark Squabble

Flankers — scents that are related to existing juices and that share some element of the name — have built steam and controversy in recent years.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: On Borad … Cole Sees Bonus Slide … Upbin Dressed for Success

ON BOARD: American Eagle Outfitters on Thursday said LeAnn Nealz will join the company in early June as executive vice president and chief design officer, confirming a WWD report. In the newly created position, Nealz will be responsible for…

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Fashion Features

Ungaro’s Apparition

PARIS — Emanuel Ungaro is after much more than a flash-in-the-pan hit with his new women’s scent, Apparition, due out in September worldwide.

“I think a fragrance must have a future,” he told WWD in an exclusive…

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Fashion Features

Chanel Goes High Tech

NEW YORK — Call it Chanel’s version of Botox in a jar.

With its Ultra Correction Serum, set to launch globally in September, Chanel is hoping to break ground in its skin care business —?and hit new sales records for a Chanel…

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Fashion Features

Spa Expo to Expand in 2005

NEW YORK — Record attendance at this week’s third annual Spa & Resort Expo & Conference in Manhattan was further evidence that organizers of the relatively new trade show have found a viable way to serve the $14 billion spa…

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Fashion Features

Queer Eye Guy Aims to Heal

NEW YORK — Kyan Douglas has been in touch with his feminine side since he was a kid: The grooming guru from Bravo’s “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy” began experimenting with beauty products as a lad by making his own versions…

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Fashion Features

Kao Net Up 4.6%

NEW YORK — Improved results from beauty products and prestige cosmetics helped Kao Corp. end the fiscal year with bottom- and top-line gains.

For the 12 months ended March 31, the Tokyo-based consumer products giant said net income grew…

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Fashion Features

Herbal Essences Won’t Air Omarosa Spot

NEW YORK — Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth has missed the cut again. Herbal Essences hair color issued a statement saying a recently taped advertising spot featuring a cameo appearance of Manigault-Stallworth from NBC’s “The…

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Fashion Features

Culver 6-Month Net Drops 42.7%

NEW YORK — Noncash charges stemming from a move to one class of common stock continued to hamper earnings for the Alberto-Culver Co. during the second quarter, taking the sheen out of double-digit sales growth for the quarter and six month…

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Touting the Power of the PEN

NEW YORK — Despite sounding like a conundrum, PEN honored three incarcerated writers Tuesday night before a ballroom full of people who earn their keep using pens and sometimes feel like they’re trapped in one.

One hundred and…

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Memo Pad: All in the Family … Teenage Angst … VMan Going He-Man …

ALL IN THE FAMILY: With one move, Chris Mitchell has picked up two new titles — vice president and publisher of Details and Vitals magazines. The 34-year-old steps aboard Wednesday and leaves behind his post at The New Yorker as…

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Fashion Features

Liaigre Shows His Ornate Side

PARIS — The final nail of minimalism’s coffin might be struck by an unexpected reaper. Christian Liaigre, whose spare furniture and monastic interiors spawned an entire school of wenge-wood imitators, is gravitating toward…

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