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A Happy Spring: Apparel Stars as Stores’ Profits Soar in Qtr.

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Overview

Fashion retailing was alive and well in the first quarter, with the likes of Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl's posting solid earnings on robust apparel sales.

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Touch of Pink

NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs’ Blush, the second fragrance from the noted designer and the first major launch for the brand since Lancaster acquired the fragrance license last May, will roll out in September in the U.S. and will be available in…

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Wal-Mart’s swimwear offerings.

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A Happy Spring: Apparel Stars as Stores’ Profits Soar in Qtr.

Fashion retailing was alive and well in the first quarter, with the likes of Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl’s posting solid earnings on robust apparel sales.

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Ron Frasch

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Frasch Course: Reassigned to SFA

LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault delivered an upbeat message to shareholders, noting that group sales increased by double digits in April.

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Bernard Arnault

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Arnault Upbeat About LVMH

PARIS — “We are on the road to significant growth for 2004,” said Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. “In April, group sales increased at double digits in constant currency exchange…

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In Brief: Sears Update … Final Plea … Joining Talent …

SEARS UPDATE: Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s apparel business suffered from inventory shortages, late deliveries and management changes last year, but it’s back on track, chief executive officer Alan Lacy said at the annual meeting Thursday…

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Corrections

The Urban Outfitters photo, which appeared in Thursday’s issue, was taken by Scott Eells/Getty Images.

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StriVectin is at the top of its category in dollar volume, not in unit sales. This was incorrect in a story in the May…

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Tiffany Shines in Qtr.

Tiffany & Co. posted double-digit increases in income and sales for the first quarter, boosted by a 30 percent sales gain at its New York flagship.

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Wilbur L. Ross

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Wilbur Ross Plans Guatemalan Plant

Wilbur L. Ross said his International Textile Group plans to open a denim plant in Guatemala City next year, broadening its presence outside the U.S.

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An exclusive Valentino look for Bergdorf Goodman.

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Fashion Scoops: Special Treatment … Divine Inspiration … One More For Couture …

SPECIAL TREATMENT: Catering to the luxury customer is becoming a competitive sport as stores seek more and more exclusives, host trunk shows and invite designers in for p.a.’s. Now Bergdorf Goodman is taking another tack to break away…

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Yolanda Cellucci, middle, owner of Yolanda’s bridal emporium, dresses a lesbian couple in Steven Yurich, left, and Yoly Munoz, right, at The Pink Event sponsored by Bloomingdale’s.

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Gay Marriage: New Market Maker

Massachusetts retailers are courting the gay wedding market with promotions and products, as the state legalizes same-sex marriages.

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Chanel No.5

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Flat Mother’s Day Sales Offer Signs of Hope

NEW YORK — After close to three years of sluggish sales, the women’s fragrance market is showing signs that it is sputtering back to life.

Major retailers reported flat sales to low-single-digit increases in Mother’s Day…

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The Blush ad visual.

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Coty Bulks Up Jacobs With Blush

The new Marc Jacobs fragrance, Blush, represents the designer’s desire for fragrance credibility and Coty’s goal of creating power brands.

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A Boots merchandising unit.

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Boots Tests Its Appeal in U.S.

In another sign that mass stores are looking to differentiate their beauty departments, a test of Boots brands in 30 select doors is under way.

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Moschino Couture

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Moschino Bringing Couture to the U.S. Market

NEW YORK — Moschino hopes to revitalize its fragrance business in the U.S. with the introduction this summer of its newest scent, Moschino Couture.

The Italian fashion house will introduce Couture in July, a scent that — like…

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The In Bloom fragrance.

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Critical Mass: Coty Beauty Launches Healing Garden Scent

NEW YORK — The Healing Garden hopes to blossom in the lackluster mass market fragrance category.

Coty Beauty U.S. expects The Healing Garden’s new scent, In Bloom, to nourish its own sales, as well as to lift the overall category….

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Origins’ latest offering.

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Origins Has the Future on Its Mind

NEW YORK — Origins plans to reestablish its roots with a renewed focus on wellness, enhance its customers’ peace of mind by relaunching its aromatherapy-based collection of the same name and up its appeal among younger…

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Bumble and bumble’s new retail area.

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Bumble’s New Hive

NEW YORK — Bumble and bumble has buzzed into the trendy Meatpacking District, complete with a just-opened salon, new corporate headquarters and Bumble and bumble University, an educational facility.

Dubbed the House of Bumble and…

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Beauty Propels Beiersdorf in Qtr.

BERLIN — Beiersdorf got off to a strong start in 2004. First-quarter results released Thursday revealed the Beiersdorf Consumer division showed a 7.3 percent nominal gain in earnings before interest and taxes and, as reported, a 4.2 percent…

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Sharps Looking to Be Men’s ‘Daily Prep’

NEW YORK — Upstart men’s grooming brand Sharps Barber and Shop is venturing into the skin care business.

Next week, the 18-month-old firm will launch a scrub, toner, moisturizer and lip balm — a quartet dubbed “Daily…

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Balmain Seeks Debt Protection

Balmain, whose image has floundered since the departure of couturier Oscar de la Renta in 2002, filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11.

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Retail Sales Down in April, But Strong Year-Over-Year

The three apparel and accessories store categories all posted a drop in retail sales in April, but showed some strength compared with a year ago.

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Nick Sullivan

Memo Pad: Style Guys … Tying The Knot … Glamour’s Gal …

STYLE GUYS: Fresh off its big win at the National Magazine Awards last week, Esquire held a party at Hotel Gansevoort Wednesday to welcome Nick Sullivan, its new fashion director. “It’s been kind of a chaotic…

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Stefano Tonchi at Housing Works.

Tonchi Lends Eye to Housing Works

NEW YORK — Stefano Tonchi darted around the basement of Housing Works’ East 23rd Street store Wednesday morning, dressing mannequins in Eighties attire and pausing occasionally to admire his finds.

“Look at this belt….

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M&S Lures Bostock From George

Marks & Spencer has wooed Kate Bostock away from Asda’s George label, naming her as director of its women’s wear.

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Many looks incorporate the 2004 Athens wreath logo.

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Roots Unveils Olympic Gear

NEW YORK — Following the success of its Team USA beret from the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Roots Canada is hoping to hit the jackpot again with its 2004 Olympic merchandise unveiled Thursday in New York.

The looks include…

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Wholesale Apparel Sees Rise in Prices

Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel rose 0.3 percent in April, the Producer Price Index revealed Thursday.

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Francesco Trapani

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Jewelry Lifts Bulgari Profits

Currency fluctuations bit into Bulgari’s first-quarter sales, but the jeweler managed to post an 18.4 percent gain in net profit through cost-cutting.

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Marc Jacobs Inks Eyewear Deal With Safilo

MILAN — In another sign LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is intent on growing the Marc Jacobs business, the French group has inked an eyewear license for the brand with Safilo.

Under the terms of the deal, Safilo will produce and…

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Financial

European Sales Boost Burani’s 1Q Earnings

A surge in sales in Eastern Europe and Russia helped Mariella Burani Fashion Group post bottom- and top-line gains in the first quarter.

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Obituary: Rea Lubar, Fashion Industry Publicist, 84

NEW YORK — Rea Lubar, a longtime fashion industry publicist, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 84.

Her son, Nicholas Jacobs, cited congestive heart failure as the cause of death.

“She was running her business…

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