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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Retail Swoons in June: Comp Sales Slow Down

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Overview

The joys of spring and early summer were tempered in June as retailers were forced to confront tough comparisons, cool summer weather, higher energy prices and less than stellar Father's Day sales.

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L’Oréal’s 2Q Sales See 61 Percent Rise

PARIS — L’Oréal announced Thursday that second-quarter sales were up 6.1 percent to 3.7 billion euros, or $4.46 billion at the average exchange rate.

On a like-for-like basis, sales would have increased by 7.5 percent, the…

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The Echo Woman ad visual.

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A New Echo for Davidoff

LONDON — An Italian drink in a Parisian restaurant was the inspiration for Lancaster’s newest scent, Echo Woman.

A post-dinner cocktail of grappa whet the appetite of Quest’s executive perfumer, Francoise Caron, who created…

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Barbara Bui’s eponymous scent.

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Bui to Launch First Scent

PARIS — Barbara Bui hopes her nascent beauty business will blossom this fall with the launch of her first fragrance.

For the scent, the fashion designer has teamed with another high-end beauty debutante, Parour Prestige, a division of…

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Tocca’s apron.

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Tocca Creates Recipe for Growth

NEW YORK — Tocca Beauty hopes to cook up a storm with its new Cucina Collection for the kitchen, coming in September.

“Tocca Cucina pays homage to the life that centers in and around the kitchen,” noted Silke Steinberg, vice…

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Moore Unique

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Wal-Mart to Offer “Moore”

NEW YORK — Moore Unique, a three-year-old dermatological skin care brand with roots in the shave segment, has landed a coup. The doctor-founded brand has just signed a distribution deal with Wal-Mart, bringing its four shave items into 1,000…

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Minerals Aromatics

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Mass Sees Beauty in Dead Sea

NEW YORK — The Dead Sea, a worldwide resource for its rich salt, bromide, magnesium, potassium and sulfate properties, is no secret to the beauty world. To this day, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Middle Eastern waterscape to float in…

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Fashion Features

Clarins Strengthens Fragrance Group With Mugler Merger

NEW YORK — The Clarins Fragrance Group U.S. has merged with Thierry Mugler Parfums.

“This is a positive move to strengthen the Clarins Fragrance Group and prepare a platform for new opportunities and organic growth, as well as many…

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Luminaria candles.

Fashion Features

The Thymes Launches Candles

NEW YORK — The Thymes, maker of aromatic household and bath products, is launching a candle line to complement its already popular home and body scents.

The 15-item line, called Luminaria, is comprised of five families, each with its own…

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Critical Mass: Del Labs: Mass’ Next Big Player?

DLI Holdings Corp.’s acquisition last week of Del Laboratories came at a crucial point for the manufacturer of cosmetics and health and beauty products.

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Fashion Features

Acqua Di Parma Taps Women

MILAN — Acqua Di Parma is ready to enter a new market.

The luxury niche Italian cologne company will launch its first women’s fragrance in its home base of Italy and the rest of Europe in September. The fragrance won’t hit…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Lancôme Promotes Park … L’Oréal Changes … YSL Names Three …

LANCOME PROMOTES PARK: Lancôme has named Elizabeth Park senior vice president of marketing. In addition to her current duties of makeup and promotional marketing at the L’Oréal USA division, Park’s responsibilities now…

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Diane Von Furstenberg's DVF Glamazonian compact.

Fashion Features

Hunting for Cool at Bendel’s Beauty Bazaar

NEW YORK — Legendary launch pad Henri Bendel recently hosted a battalion of beauty editors for its twice-yearly presentation of new products. Here, some of the freshest new offerings.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

The inspiration of…

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Sept. Mags Hit Celebrity Gridlock

Two fashion magazines — Harper’s Bazaar’s and Vogue — will break with recent tradition by putting supermodels on their September covers.

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Media

Memo Pad: Fade to Black … Acting Bug Stings Again … A&F Redux …

FADE TO BLACK: When Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black returns from Herb Allen’s annual media mogul mixer in Idaho, she may have some unpleasant business to attend to. Numerous sources within and close to Hearst say…

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Blake’s light-filled interior.

Fashion Features

Chicago’s Blake Stands Alone

NEW YORK — Every city needs its own Jeffrey or Colette — or at least a store that, for lack of a better description, compares itself to those two groundbreaking retailers. The former paved the way for a new fashion neighborhood in New…

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Fashion Features

WTO Emergency Meeting Seen Being Requested

An African country is expected to call for an emergency meeting of the WTO to discuss the impact of quota elimination, trade sources said.

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Fashion Features

Carrefour Sales Up, Cuts Forecast

NEW YORK — Carrefour SA’s second-quarter revenue increase beat analysts’ estimates, but lower sales in France forced Europe’s largest retailer to cut its full-year sales growth forecast.

For the three months ended June…

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According to Kohl's, "Women's was the most difficult area, with a mid-single-digit comparable-sales decline for the month"

Financial

Retail Swoons in June: Comp Sales Slow Down

Same-store sales for June suffered from tough comparisons, cool summer weather, higher energy prices and less than stellar Father’s Day sales.

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Fashion Features

Golden Rule

PARIS — Christian Lacroix is justly celebrated for his ethereal romanticism, but the fall couture lineup he showed on Wednesday also had an added ingredient: a dose of reality. And it helped create a splendid collection. There were great day…

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Kimora Lee Simmons

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Kimora Lee, Coty in Scent Talks

NEW YORK — Kimora Lee Simmons is apparently looking to add beauty to her list of offerings.

The president and creative director of Baby Phat is reportedly in talks with Coty Inc. to launch a women’s fragrance in…

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The struggling M&S Lifestore is expected to be reviewed by new ceo Stuart Rose.

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M&S Nixes Green’s Third Bid As Stuart Rose Readies Case

The Marks & Spencer board rejected a third and final bid from retail mogul Philip Green, claiming it can do a better job of reviving the ailing company.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Advising Fin.Part … Lilly Promotes …

ADVISING FIN.PART: With less than three weeks to go before it must pay back bonds worth 200 million euros, or $245.9 million at current exchange rates, Fin.part is enlisting new help. The fashion group, which owns Cerruti and Frette, among…

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Corrections

The photo of Narciso Rodriguez’s resort shorts look on July 2, was incorrectly credited. The photographer was Talaya Centeno.

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The photo of Sen. John Edwards on July 7, was incorrectly credited. It was taken by…

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Denise Hale

People

Suzy

Pondering whether Hugh Grant has a new love…Those darling girls, Lauren Bush and Amanda Hearst…Calista and Harrison Flock to Wales.

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Fashion Features

UNITE, HERE Merge to Increase Organizing Clout

Union president Bruce Raynor offered a two-word explanation for why the members of UNITE and HERE voted Thursday to merge: “Size matters.”

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Christian Lacroix

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Aspects of Luxe

Christian Lacroix blended wonder and restraint in his collection, while Jean Paul Gaultier used superlative workmanship to create stylish musketeers.

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Tracey Emin

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Fashion Scoops: Patching Things Up … A Wide Web … Footnote …

PATCHING THINGS UP: It looks as if Tracey Emin has caught the fashion bug. At a party at Colette Wednesday night for the launch of handbags the artist designed for Longchamp, Emin hinted that more fashion projects could be in the works….

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Elie Saab

Fashion Features

Paris Couture: Bling, Bling … Ballet High …

Bling, Bling

Elie Saab’s world is awash in heavy-duty glamour and revved-up eveningwear of the high-glitz variety. But then, he is targeting Hollywood types such as Halle Barry, Vivica A. Fox and Debra Messing, who have all…

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Dominique Sirop

Fashion Features

Variety Is the Spice

PARIS — Surrounded by her tearful studio and models in butterfly-embroidered gowns, Hanae Mori — the so-called Japanese “Butterfly”— bid a graceful sayonara to the Paris couture, where she had been a faithful…

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The freestanding staircase with a handrail made of walnut.

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Bottega Veneta Goes Big On Fifth

Bottega Veneta opens its largest store in the world today at 699 Fifth Avenue in a Twenties town house that boasts 9,000 square feet, 5,500 of which is selling space.

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Lauder’s Lash XL.

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Lauder Adds Touches of Color

Estée Lauder is adding a little more color to its fall lineup, most of which will be available in 2,200 department and specialty stores for fall.

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A New Quartet for Hermès

PARIS — “Hermèssence is the essence of Hermès,” explained Veronique Gautier, chief executive officer of the house’s fragrance division, referring to the company’s new collection of four scents.<br><br>But the…

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