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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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Democrats’ Party Delivers Little Boost for Boston Retailers

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Overview

On Tuesday afternoon, shortly before his flight out, former President Bill Clinton made a swing into jeweler Alpha Omega's Harvard Square flagship, mugging for a crowd chanting "We love Bill," and leaving with several shiny shopping bags in hand.

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Beauty Features

Origins launches a chocolate-inspired line of bath and body products.

Origins launches a chocolate-inspired line of bath and body products. See A Chocolate Fix for Origins.

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Beauty Features

In the Buff

NEW YORK — Glycolic peels and microdermabrasion treatments were once solely the province of dermatologists’ offices. Now, they’re moving to retail counters. The latest and most broadly distributed entry is coming from Lancôme,…

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Financial

Democrats’ Party Delivers Little Boost for Boston Retailers

In a week in which police often outnumbered shoppers, sales plunged for all but the best-located and flashiest names in Boston retail.

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Financial

Target Sells Mervyn’s for $1.65B

Target Corp. is selling its Mervyn’s division in two separate transactions for a total of $1.65 billion in cash.

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Financial

Claiborne Hikes Outlook on Net Rise

Weathering double-digit decreases in its namesake and moderate businesses, Liz Claiborne navigated strong second-quarter results.

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“The good thing is she’s getting treatment. It will probably make her a better executive because she will be able to function a little bit more.”

— Barry Schwartz on Donatella Versace entering rehab.

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Beauty Features

Clarification

The Paul Labrecque salon this fall is relaunching 14 of its existing hair care products, with new formulations and packaging. An additional 12 new hair care items will also launch at this time. This was unclear in a Snippet last Friday.

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Retail Features

In Brief: Higher Galeries … Rogers Leaves Wilsons Leather …

HIGHER GALERIES: Aided in part by a rebound in tourism, French retailer Groupe Galeries Lafayette said sales rose 4 percent to 1.34 billion euros, or $1.62 billion, in the quarter ended June 30. The Galeries flagship on Boulevard Haussmann,…

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Retail Features

Saks Names Bill Herbst to Merchandising Post

Bill Herbst, the top visual and store design executive at Macy’s East, will become vice president of visual merchandising of Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Fashion Features

Rachel Barnett to Perry Ellis

Rachel Barnett, who was senior vice president and chief operating officer at Oscar de la Renta, has joined Perry Ellis as president of licensing.

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Fashion Features

Victoria’s Pink Rolls Out

Victoria’s Secret let out all of the stops Thursday for the national launch of its hot subbrand, Pink, at its megastore at Herald Square in Manhattan.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Public Bath … Take Two … Double Agent …

PUBLIC BATH: Pedestrians are clogging the sidewalk in front of Calvin Klein’s Madison Avenue store. But it’s tough to tell whether they’re ogling the new CK Calvin Klein jewelry or the naked mannequin wearing it in a bathtub….

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Financial

Guess Makes Return to Black

NEW YORK — Rising sales across all three of its business segments in the second quarter helped Guess Inc. swing to a profit from a loss in the year-ago period.

For the quarter ended June 26, the Los Angeles-based denim designer and…

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Fashion Features

The Buzz Around Boston: The Moods of Ms. Parker … Rating Edwards … Rubber Duckies …

THE MOODS OF MS. PARKER: Sarah Jessica Parker is getting to be a quick-change artist par excellence. Aside from those costume-change-intensive awards show host gigs, Parker wore three different outfits during an AOL-sponsored cocktail reception…

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Beauty Features

Versace Aims for a Fragrance Hit

Versace is aiming for its best-selling fragrance ever with the October debut of Crystal Noir, which could do $40 million its first year.

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Beauty Features

Clarins Posts 12.8% Hike in 2nd-Qtr. Net Sales

PARIS — Due to strong sales in its beauty business, France’s Groupe Clarins said Thursday that second-quarter net sales rose 12.8 percent to 221.9 million euros, or $267.4 million.

On a like-for-like basis sales climbed 14 percent….

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Beauty Features

Lancôme Takes It All Off

NEW YORK — Lancôme plans to make the face peel a common commodity in mainstream department store life this October, with its Resurface Peel Restructuring and Soothing System.

Once only known inside dermatologists’ offices,…

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Beauty Features

A Chocolate Fix for Origins

NEW YORK — Chocoholics are about to get a whole new form of therapy.

In November, Origins will launch the Cocoa Therapy collection, the first new line unveiled since Daria Myers, senior vice president and general manager, rejoined the…

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Beauty Features

ECRM Spotlights Innovation

Hollywood, Fla. — Despite following on the heels of two major industry trade shows — NACDS’ Marketplace in late June and Cosmoprof North America held last week — the Efficient Customer Response Management meeting continued to…

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Beauty Features

Art of Shaving to Launch Fragrance

NEW YORK — Call it the art of scent.

With the fall launch of its first fragrance, called Sandalwood Eau de Toilette, men’s grooming marketer The Art of Shaving hopes to boost its total sales volume past $15 million this…

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Financial

Del Sees Earnings Tumble

NEW YORK — Costs associated with consolidating production facilities continued to impact earnings for recently acquired Del Laboratories Inc. in the second quarter.

“We continued to experience high manufacturing costs as we recover…

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Beauty Features

IFF Profits Rise in 2nd Qtr.

NEW YORK — Strong sales and a weak dollar boosted International Flavors & Fragrances second-quarter earnings by 9 percent.

Net income for the New York-based fragrance and flavor producer was $56.5 million, or 59 cents per share,…

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Beauty Features

Professionnel Aims for the Top

NEW YORK — L’Oréal Professionnel has made several strategic moves in the past few years, boosting the division into a truly competitive position in the professional salon marketplace.

The business, headed by vice president and…

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Beauty Features

Snippets: Matrix Taps Celebrity Stylist … Softsheen-Carson on the Move … Sponge Worthy …

MATRIX TAPS CELEBRITY STYLIST: Matrix has signed Enzo Angileri as its new spokesperson to represent the business’ vast hair care portfolio. The country’s leading professional hair care brand, which is a division of…

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Leaner Times for Lad Mags

NEW YORK — Ah, sweet revenge.

While Maxim and Stuff, those former schoolyard bullies, settle into a somewhat saggy middle age, the old-line titles are showing renewed vigor. Esquire, Details and Men’s Health are up strongly through…

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Memo Pad: Clinton/Edwards 2004 … Not the Least Bit Country … Just Don’t Tell Her She’s Old …

CLINTON/EDWARDS 2004: Some say John Edwards is the new Bill Clinton. But many say Michael Clinton is the current John Edwards. Michael Clinton, Hearst Magazines’ executive vice president, is a dead ringer for the…

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Fashion Features

Bandolino’s Brand Buffet

The floodgates are opening in Jones Apparel Group’s effort to build Bandolino into a multifaceted lifestyle brand at moderate prices.

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Financial

Wet Seal and Champion Settle Worker Payment

LOS ANGELES — Wet Seal Inc. and Champion USA, a division of Sara Lee Corp., have agreed to pay almost $700,000 to 472 garment workers who said they didn’t get paychecks from a contractor for the companies.

The employees, sewers and…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Services Planned for John Fling

NEW YORK — A memorial service will be held on Aug. 2 for John Fling, a vice president of package design worldwide in the Estée Lauder division of the Estée Lauder Cos.

Fling died suddenly at home in the Jackson Heights section…

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Fashion Features

Hilfiger’s Newman Retires

NEW YORK — Joel Newman, a top executive at Tommy Hilfiger Corp. for more than 10 years and a former vice chairman of Leslie Fay Co., is retiring as executive vice president for finance and operations. He will stay with Tommy Hilfiger until a…

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Financial

Boss Cuts Loss in Qtr.

BERLIN — Hugo Boss AG pared its net loss in the second quarter on strong sales gains, especially in its women’s business.

The Metzingen, Germany-based fashion house reported a net loss of 5 million euros, or $6 million, for the…

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Financial

Marzotto Turns Profit in First Half

MILAN — A strong euro bit into Marzotto’s first-half numbers, but the company did manage to get Valentino to break even on a net-profit level.

Marzotto’s net profit for the six months ended June 30 came in at 11 million euros,…

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Financial

Kenneth Cole Net Up 16 Percent

NEW YORK — Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. posted double-digit bottom- and top-line gains in the second quarter, beating Wall Street’s forecast.

For the three months ended June 30, the New York-based branded manufacturer said net…

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Fashion Features

Banana Republic Promotes Hillman

Karyn Hillman, vice president of women’s merchandising at Banana Republic, has been appointed senior vice president at the chain.

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