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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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The L’Or?al Connection: Firm Seeks Brand Boost With Move Into Retail

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Overview

L'Or?al Consumer Products, which generates an estimated $2.5 billion in annual retail sales, must maintain the individuality of its brands to compete with its top rivals.

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Allure’s September cover.

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Fashion Mags Take the Short View

Heading into yet another uncertain fourth quarter, publishers of the major women’s fashion and beauty titles are expressing a bit less optimism and a bit more caution.

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Financial

Apparel Prices Dip in June

Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel fell 0.4 percent in June, the Labor Department’s PPI revealed Thursday.

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Beauty Features

All That Glitters

All That GlittersNEW YORK — In a nod to Hollywood’s glamour, YSL Beauté has named its new women’s fragrance Cinéma, which will be launched at Saks Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12. YSL hopes the scent will land in the spotlight of…

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Retail Features

J. Crew in L.I. – Just a Phone Call Away

It’s special delivery, Hamptons style, for J. Crew.

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Financial

Zellers Could Be Next Target

Target Corp. may be considering the acquisition of Canadian retailer Zeller’s, A.G. Edwards & Sons analyst Robert Buchanan said in a report.

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Customs has stepped up inspections of cargo containers.

Textiles

Hutchinson Talks Port Security With Retailers

Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson said the agency is focused on balancing port security with the flow of global commerce.

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“I’m interested in doing a Paris Hilton [lingerie] line. After all, we do a lot of work with Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart, and Hilton hangs out a lot in Arkansas in her TV show. They must have something in…

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Sir Elton John, Cornelia Guest and David Furnish.

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Elton John rockets into Radio City Music Hall…House-hunting celebrities…The Historical Society of Palm Beach honors Lilly Pulitzer.

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YSL’s Cinéma eau de parfum.

Beauty Features

YSL Puts a New Scent in the Picture

The fall launch YSL Beauté’s new women’s scent, called Cinéma, is a critical chance for the fashion and beauty trailblazer to reassert itself.

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Versace’s Jeans Couture Glam.

Beauty Features

What to Watch: License Lookout … Launch Mania … Spa Urge …

LICENSE LOOKOUT

It’s hard to keep up with beauty licenses these days. Following the flurry of activity over the past quarter — from Inter Parfums’ takeover of Lanvin’s beauty license to mounting speculation over…

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Ralph S. Mason

Beauty Features

Cradle Reorganizes Top Management

Ralph S. Mason has been named ceo of Cradle Holdings, the parent firm of skin care brand Erno Laszlo, Penhaligon’s and L’Artisan Parfumeur.

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Jennifer Aniston

Fashion Features

Emmys Get Ready for Closeup

LOS ANGELES — The 56th Annual Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday have the feel of a much-loved rerun. But that won’t stop red carpet watchers come Sept. 19, when ABC is to broadcast the show live at 8 p.m. EST from the Los Angeles…

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Timra Carlson

Beauty Features

NPD Has It Made in the Shade

NEW YORK — NPD Beauty, the beauty tracking division of the NPD Group, now has the ability to provide data on makeup sales down to the shade level. The company added this service to its PowerView makeup database earlier this year….

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Candace Matthews

Beauty Features

The L’Oréal Connection: Firm Seeks Brand Boost With Move Into Retail

L’Oréal’s consumer products group president said the $2.5 billion unit must maintain the individuality of its brands to compete with top…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Brands Experiment with Packaging … From Derm’s Offices to Drugstores

Beauty Brands Experiment With Packaging

NEW YORK — To card or not to card, that is the question being put to mass beauty manufacturers regarding their products. While most agree products look more elegant when they aren’t…

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Beauty Features

L’Oréal Protects Salon Brands

NEW YORK — The Professional Products Division of L’Oréal is stepping up measures to keep its salon brands out of chain drug stores or any retail outlet where the brands don’t belong.

On Wednesday, the division served a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Eyewear to Yachts

EYEWEAR TO YACHTS: Oxford Industries Inc. said it inked licensing deals for its Tommy Bahama brand that include extending into segments such as eyewear and ceiling fans, as well as entering a new category: sailing yachts. Tony Margolis,…

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Memo Pad: Healthy Conflict … For Your Nose Only … Beckman Upped …

HEALTHY CONFLICT: For all the excess testosterone sloshing around, it looks like Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness are ready to settle their differences like gentlemen. Men’s Health editor in chief David Zinczenko and…

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Financial

Green Fallout: Rose Must Produce at M&S

Marks & Spencer shareholders will seek a new M&S to emerge in the next 12 to 18 months, with rising sales and a share price above $7.40.

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Financial

Strong Sales, Cost-Cutting Buoys Charlotte Russe Net

NEW YORK — Higher sales and lower costs ignited earnings for Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. in the third quarter.

For the quarter ended June 26, the San Diego, Calif.-based value-priced specialty retailer saw earnings soar 98.8 percent to…

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Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Cavalli’s Horses … Movies and Mags … Lulu Juice …

CAVALLI’S HORSES: His clothes may be covered in leopard spots and zebra stripes, but Roberto Cavalli’s favorite animal is much tamer. With a last name that means horses in Italian, it’s no surprise the designer not only…

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Gildan Closing Honduras Plant

Gildan Activewear said it is closing its controversial El Progreso sewing plant in Honduras on Sept. 30, and laying off 1,800 workers.

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Financial

Hot Topic Sees Lower July Same-Store Sales

NEW YORK — Hot Topic’s cool sales prompted the trendy teen retailer to lower its sales and earnings expectations for the rest of the year.

Citing problems incorporating preppy styles into its women’s and men’s fashions,…

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Beauty Features

Classified Files Injunction Against Del Laboratories

NEW YORK — Two brands of spray-on foundation is one too many for Classified Cosmetics.

The creator of ERA Face, the first foundation in an aerosol can, is trying to stop Del Laboratories from manufacturing and selling two spray-on…

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Fashion Features

Burton in Snowboard Deal

NEW YORK — Burton Snowboards said Thursday it will acquire four snowboard brands from Four Star Distribution, an action sports company based in San Clemente, Calif.

The companies being purchased are equipment brands Forum and Jeenyus and…

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Fashion Features

Forecasting Luxe Growth in Asia

ROME — After a debilitating period marked by the SARS epidemic and terrorism, Italian fashion executives and leading Asian merchants and distributors spoke positively about 2004 during an Altagamma roundtable held here last week.

While…

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Clearasil for Men’s new shave line.

Beauty Features

What to Watch: Clearasil for Guys … Ms. Manicure Does Makeup Accessories

CLEARASIL FOR GUYS

Men may make up 70 percent of Clearasil’s customer base, but the brand hasn’t launched a line of products specifically for them — until now. Clearasil has entered the shave segment with a new line,…

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