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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

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Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Happy Days Return: Richemont’s Rupert Gleeful as Net Soars

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Overview

Swiss luxury group Richemont is back on track: Profits are up, debt is down, there?'s $236 million in the bank and ceo Rupert is having fun again.

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Setting Sail

Prada will launch a much-anticipated women’s scent this fall, in conjunction with Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, called Prada Fragrance.

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Happy Days Return: Richemont’s Rupert Gleeful as Net Soars

Swiss luxury group Richemont is back on track: Profits are up, debt is down, there’s $236 million in the bank and ceo Rupert is having fun again.

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A Feud at Perry Ellis

:Patrick Robinson is at odds with Public Clothing over the direction of the Perry Ellis women’s line and the cancellation of its spring show.

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Coach’s Lew Frankfort Honored at AJC Dinner

NEW YORK — The American Museum of Natural History is famed for its huge dinosaur exhibits, but the crowd of retail and fashion giants at Wednesday’s American Jewish Committee dinner gave the displayed behemoths a run for their…

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A Big Apple Monument

NEW YORK — An apple may be symbolic of this city, the nation, health and rebirth, but to Donna Karan, a certain 9-foot-tall, three-ton apple made of bronze represents the mark of permanence she’s been so poignantly striving to make in the…

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Prada’s Newest Design: Fragrance

Prada will launch a much-anticipated women’s scent this fall, in conjunction with Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, called Prada Fragrance.

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Top Notes: Doubling Up … Retrenching … Honor Roll …

DOUBLING UP: Sephora perfumery chain and fragrance supplier Firmenich have teamed up to understand consumers better. The two are pooling information to help understand the best way to drive growth in today’s stagnant, selective perfumery…

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Elizabeth Arden Launches Eau de Britney

This fall, department stores are going to get a dash of Britney Spears’ sex appeal; she’s unleashing her first fragrance three months after signing a deal with Elizabeth Arden.

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Dior’s Cologne Triumvirate

Christian Dior’s trio of new colognes are meant to evoke French perfumeries of yore, with powdery scents reminiscent of the 18th century.

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Adidas’ Burst of Adrenaline for Women

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty is gearing up to give the women’s fragrance market a boost of energy.

Built around a fragrance concept that encompasses beauty, active lifestyles and sports, Coty has developed Adidas Adrenaline Woman, a…

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Critical Mass: Lotta Luv Adds Cocktails to Mix

NEW YORK — First came calorie-free candy lip glosses. Now, women can indulge in a favorite cocktail and still pass a sobriety test.

Lotta Luv, the company behind lip balms in the shape of Twinkies and Blow Pops, is now concocting products…

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In Brief: Radice’s Golden Goodbye … Cutbacks at Galey & Lord … Tarrant Gear Deal …

RADICE’S GOLDEN GOODBYE: Vittorio Radice will walk out of Marks & Spencer plc today with a total termination package worth at least 731,000 pounds, or $1.4 million at current exchange, and up to 828,000 pounds, or $1.5 million, depending…

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Matteucci to Retire From Procter & Gamble

NEW YORK — Robert S. Matteucci, vice president, Global Retail Hair Color & Professional, Procter & Gamble, is retiring, effective Sept. 30.

Matteucci, 52, has been with P&G for 27 years, with most of his career in the consumer product…

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May’s Kahn: No Change in Character for Field’s

May Co. chairman and ceo Gene Kahn said the upscale character of Marshall Field’s will be kept and it will be run as an autonomous unit.

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I.S.H. Line Comes to the Rescue

LOS ANGELES — A new line of at-home hair care products aims to replicate in-salon treatments based on ionic technology.

The four-stockkeeping-unit moisturizing I.S.H. Ionic Rescue line derives from Los Angeles hair colorist Nelson…

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The 3Lab Effect

NEW YORK — Getting started in the beauty business is as easy as one, two, 3Lab.

Founded by beauty veteran David Chung, 3Lab is a skin care treatment line that first entered the retail realm when he put the line in four of his stores:…

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Snippets: East Meets West … Barton’s Song … Sjal Expands …

EAST MEETS WEST: Warren-Tricomi is reportedly opening a West Coast salon in The Argyle Hotel in Los Angeles, according to sources. The new digs are to include a full-service salon, as well as a spa — a first for hair duo Joel Warren and…

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Israel’s Fashion and Design Envoy

NEW YORK — A store that sells products exclusively from Israel conjures up images of peasant tops, Gottex swimwear, Judaica and carved olive-wood camels. You’ll find none of these at Rosebud.

The narrow 1,000-square-foot shop at 131…

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Sara Lee Closing Five Facilities

NEW YORK — Sara Lee Branded Apparel announced plans to shutter five plants and shed more than 4,000 workers by year’s end in an effort to streamline operations and ready itself for the expiration of quotas.

According to a…

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Magazines Go for Gold in Russia

NEW YORK — Russia is one of the fastest-growing luxury markets in the world, and U.S. magazine publishers want a piece of it.

This month, Rolling Stone and Newsweek launched Russian-language editions. That comes on the heels of entries by…

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Armani Ad Reunion

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is giving a cinematic twist to Emporio Armani’s fall/winter ad campaign.

The ads will reunite the three actors who starred in Bernardo Bertolucci’s movie “The Dreamers,” which was presented…

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Fashion Scoops: Going, Going, Gone … Mother’s Day … Dog Day Afternoon …

GOING, GOING, GONE: Katharine Hepburn’s Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk has found its way home, so to speak, but it cost $14,000 to get there. Paddles were swatting at Sotheby’s Thursday for the monogrammed piece, but Jennifer…

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JLo Store Glows in Moscow Opening

MOSCOW — Despite the J.Lo no-show, Moscow is jonesing for Jennifer.

With advertising banners already flying for weeks over Moscow’s main streets announcing the opening of the world’s first JLo by Jennifer Lopez boutique,…

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Warnaco’s Three-Tiered Growth Strategy

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group Inc. told investors Wednesday that it is kicking into gear a growth strategy that centers on incremental, organic moves as well as broader strategic acquisitions.

Joseph Gromek, president and chief executive…

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Blumarine Soars in U.S.

CARPI, Italy — More than 20 years ago, a young and energetic Anna Molinari burst onto the fashion scene with Blumarine, a collection filled with dainty rose-printed sweaters. Two decades later, Molinari’s fall-winter 2004 runway was awash…

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‘The Immortal’ Alain Robbe-Grillet

PARIS — Alain Robbe-Grillet has been a hair in the soup of France’s stodgy intellectual establishment ever since he burst onto the literary scene in the Fifties as the ringleader of the “Nouveau Roman,” or New Novel, the school…

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Wal-Mart Facing Protests for More U.S. Goods

A grassroots group called SAMNow has slated protests at Wal-Mart stores in 10 states.

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Memo Pad: Posting Up … Fashion Goal … Cold Case …

Posting Up: The Washington Post has tapped Suzanne D’Amato, fashion news editor at Teen Vogue, as deputy editor of Sunday Source, the year-old weekend section covering lifestyle topics, including street-level fashion, local events and…

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A Star Turn at the FiFi’s

This week’s FiFi Award ceremonies, usually a night for the fragrance industry to trumpet its triumphs, looked more like a celebrity swarm.

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