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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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More Changes at Saks: Possible $500M Revamp, Exec Reshuffle Goes On

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Overview

With its top executive team in place, Saks Fifth Avenue is continuing its blizzard of change down through the manangement ranks — and plotting heavy investment in its future.

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Beauty Features

Diamond Fantasy

NEW YORK — When it comes to seductive positioning, it’s hard to beat Victoria’s Secret. So when the lingerie company’s beauty division was looking for a way to promote its new fragrance, called Basic Instinct, it took a page…

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Retail Features

More Changes at Saks: Possible $500M Revamp, Exec Reshuffle Goes On

Saks Fifth Avenue is expected to pitch a three-year, $500 million capital expenditure program to the Saks Inc. board for store renovations, according to…

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Financial

Prada Earnings Gain 34%

A $20 million tax benefit fueled Prada’s 34 percent jump in its net profits last year, the company’s annual report reveals.

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“I can throw on a sweatshirt and Nike sneakers and be fly or wear a Dolce & Gabbana pinstripe suit and have the same effect.’’

— Foxy Brown, who is rolling out a fur collection.

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Financial

In Brief: Buying Tati

BUYING TATI: French discount clothing retailer Tati, in the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since last September, has a new owner. On Thursday, Paris’ commercial court accepted Vetura’s bid of 14.5 million euros, or…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The photo caption for the blue cashmere cardigan with a rhinestone clasp (pictured) misidentified the vendor in the Intermezzo story on Thursday. It is by Bibelot.

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Fashion Features

A Tardy Pamela Talks Lingerie

Pamela Anderson nearly missed her lingerie interview when she overslept due to heavy partying Tuesday night with Howard Stern at Scores.

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Fashion Features

Alber Elbaz Signs Long-Term Lanvin Contract

PARIS — Quashing ubiquitous speculation that he was headed for Givenchy, designer Alber Elbaz said Thursday he’s staying put at Lanvin.

“It makes sense for me to stay where I feel really comfortable,” Elbaz said in an…

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Financial

Property Sale Boosted Armani ’03 Net

MILAN — A one-time gain on a property sale was the main reason for a 13.8 percent jump in Giorgio Armani SpA’s 2003 net profits, according to the company’s just-published annual report.

Armani released its 2003 revenue and…

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Retail Features

Jigsaw London Adds U.S. Piece

LOS ANGELES — The Brentwood Country Mart has the feel of small-town shopping — a post office, shoe repair and a yoga studio — and that was just what Jigsaw London, the U.K. women’s chain, was looking for as the locale for its…

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Beauty Features

Chantecaille on a Roll

NEW YORK — Sylvie Chantecaille is slowly painting the globe.

On Sept. 22 her fledgling beauty brand, Chantecaille Beaute, will go on sale at Seibu in Hong Kong, and in January Chantecaille expects to open a 2,000-square-foot spa in Taipei,…

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Beauty Features

Osmotics Spotlights ‘Male’

NEW YORK — Skin care marketer Osmotics has retooled and enlarged its men’s line, in an effort to further differentiate a masculine product offering from the brand’s namesake assortment of women’s skin care.

Three years…

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Beauty Features

La Prairie’s Caviar Craving

NEW YORK — La Prairie is offering another serving of caviar this fall.

Skin Caviar Intensive Ampoule Treatment, a two-step, six-week treatment program said to energize and increase the skin’s firmness and brightness, is the sixth…

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Beauty Features

Biotherm to Open Showcase in U.S.

Biotherm will unveil its first freestanding store in the U.S., launch an e-commerce Web site and debut several new products this fall.

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Beauty Features

Victoria’s Sophisticated Lady

NEW YORK — Victoria’s Secret Beauty is trusting its instincts and offering customers a little more sophistication. In October, the brand will launch Basic Instinct, the 10th fragrance in its prestige portfolio.

And its positioning…

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Beauty Features

Kiehl’s Heads Back to the Sea

NEW YORK — Kiehl’s is hoping that consumers will notice a sea change in their complexions with its latest product.

Cryste Marine, the second antiaging cream to be launched by Kiehl’s Since 1851, is aimed at women in their 40s…

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Beauty Features

One Year Along, Avon Makes Mark

NEW YORK — When poring over products like De-Luscious Lip Plumping Pots or Matte-nificent Oil Absorbing Powder, Deborah Fine, Avon Future president, is thinking as much about tomorrow’s customers as she is today’s.

For Fine,…

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Beauty Features

Bumble, CEW Give Support to Young Executives

NEW YORK — If you amuse them, they will come.

That’s the adage Cosmetics Executive Women, a nonprofit support and networking organization, adopted one year ago to increase their young executive membership. In just one year,…

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Beauty Features

Top Notes: Parlux Sales Soar … Sisley Appointment … SPF Soiree …

PARLUX SALES SOAR: Poised to launch a fragrance by infamous heiress Paris Hilton, Parlux Fragrances Inc. saw its sales skyrocket and net income soar during the first quarter.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based prestige fragrance manufacturer…

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Harmon Opens Upscale Unit

SHORT HILLS, N.J. — Harmon, a discount beauty store chain, has unveiled a new look here that is anything but budget.

The store, which bowed in May, is a combination of the deals offered in a Costco with the products and ambience of an…

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Beauty Features

Kérastase Adds Spa Feel With Hair Haven

NEW YORK — Kérastase has broken new ground — literally.

The upscale salon hair care brand, which is operated under the L’Oréal Salon Product Division umbrella, recently celebrated the opening of its first East Coast…

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Beauty Features

Nail Care Gets Special Treatment

NEW YORK — These days nail treatments solve everything from brittle nails to bacteria-infected nail beds. But can they help retailers, who are suffering from eroding sales in the artificial nail and nail polish segments, to offset a dipping top…

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Memo Pad: Genial Giant … Isn’t It Organic … Runaway Jury …

GENIAL GIANT: The difference between Giant and all the other entertainment magazines out there can be summed up in two words: Stephen Tobolowsky. That’s the name of the actor who played Ned Ryerson in “Groundhog Day”…

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Financial

Comp Sales Lackluster in July

Stagnating sales trends coupled with light inventory to clear made July’s comparable-store sales results a washout, while luxury retailers remained immune.

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Retail Features

Gribetz to Macy’s Home

NEW YORK — Macy’s Home Store has named Lester Gribetz senior vice president creative/fashion and Michael Donohue vice president/visual merchandising. Both executives report to Macy’s Home Store president Eric Salus.

Gribetz is…

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Financial

Gildan Net Rises 20.1 Percent, H. Greg Chamandy Exits Firm

NEW YORK — Gildan Activewear Inc. delivered a one-two punch on Wednesday, announcing record third-quarter earnings as well as the departure of its top executive, H. Greg Chamandy.

The Montreal-based T-shirt and knitwear manufacturer said…

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Financial

KarstadtQuelle Net Loss Leads to Lower Forecast

NEW YORK — KarstadtQuelle Group AG’s much wider net loss in the second quarter forced the company to lower its full-year earnings and sales guidance.

For the three months ended June 30, Europe’s largest department store and…

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Fashion Features

Report: Puma Makers in China Work in Sweatshop Conditions

NEW YORK — Employees making Puma sneakers in a Chinese factory operated by a company contractor are forced to work as long as 100 hours a week in sweatshop conditions and live in rooms housing as many as 12 people, according to a report released…

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Jane Loses the Angst

NEW YORK — It’s the ultimate Jane Makeunder.

Jane magazine unveils a major redesign with its September issue, hitting newsstands on Aug. 24, that stems more from a paradigm shift in the market than it does from flagging business. The…

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