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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

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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An Upbeat Ralph Plots Growth With Cosmetics and Denim

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Overview

Ralph Lauren has his eye on two big product developments in the next year — reentering the cosmetics world and introducing a premium denim product.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: “The O.C.” Connection … Shopping Lit … Baby Talk

“THE O.C.” CONNECTION: “The O.C.” star Mischa Barton will have some Keds footwear to pair with her Aeropostale wardrobe. The actress has signed on to star in advertisements and serve as a spokeswoman for Keds…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Will See if Stars Have Wattage

PARIS — Does fame always smell sweet?

It’s a question up for debate as fragrance marketers rush to sign on celebrities.

Advertising and branding experts allow that famous faces offer a fast track to prestige, buzz and…

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Beauty Features

Revlon Gets Ready for 2005

Revlon’s lineup for 2005 includes signing Susan Sarandon and Kate Bosworth as spokeswoman, and shines a spotlight on its ability to pump out a bountiful amount of launches.

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Beauty Features

Vidal Sassoon Heads to Court

NEW YORK — Vidal Sassoon’s lawsuit against Procter & Gamble apparently has legs.

On Oct. 19 a jury trial in Los Angeles will convene to hear the hairstylist’s case against the consumer products giant, which alleges breach…

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Beauty Features

Beauty’s Skin Deep With New Doc Brand

Good Skin, the third of Estée Lauder’s BeautyBank brands, will launch at Kohl’s in October as part of the retailer’s new beauty department.

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Niche Players Edge Onto Shelves

NEW YORK — With retailers asking for guaranteed sales and more, small suppliers are often squeezed out of beauty departments.

But Wink Cosmetics, a fledgling line, is garnering attention from the likes of Nordstrom Rack as well as Harmon,…

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Beauty Features

Burberry Boosts Inter Parfums in 2Q

NEW YORK — Sales of Burberry fragrances drove Inter Parfums Inc. to double-digit earnings gains for the second quarter.

For the three months ended June 30, the New York-based perfume manufacturer saw earnings rise 15.8 percent to $3.4…

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Beauty Features

Familiar Faces to Rep HSN Beauty Items

NEW YORK — The Home Shopping Network is gearing up for a busy third and fourth quarter to supplement its 12 percent increase in first-half beauty sales.

Looking to get the 27-year-old television retailer to unprecedented growth are…

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Beauty Features

Jaqua Hangs Hat on Its Roots

NEW YORK — The Jaqua sisters are adding a dash of hometown flavor, albeit from incredibly charming Santa Barbara, Calif., into their prestige hand and body collection.

Company founders Sara Jaqua, who serves as creative director, and…

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Beauty Features

Uhaircare Readying for U.S. Market

NEW YORK — After much research, George Jilly, a self-proclaimed botany enthusiast and co-founder of Uhaircare professional hair care products, chose neem seed oil as the principal ingredient for the line’s Hydrating Cleanser and…

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Seventeen Targets Wider Teen World

NEW YORK — Atoosa Rubenstein has always been a little, well, different.

As founding editor of Cosmogirl, she turned that quality to her advantage, offering herself as a role model to quirky teens who were interested in standing out, not…

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Memo Pad: Elle-Mentary … New In Town … Juicy Fluke …

ELLE-MENTARY: So is this how it works: Buy an ad in Elle, get a fashion sitting devoted to your products? Elle editors say no, it’s just coincidence that the September issue is a paean to Ralph Lauren and David Yurman, who happen to be big…

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Retail Features

Four Times a Charm For Olive & Bette’s

NEW YORK — Friday the 13th may be an inauspicious day for some, but Olive & Bette’s owner, Stacey Pecor, sees it as lucky.

That’s why she’s chosen to open her fourth and largest Olive & Bette’s store today…

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Financial

Mossimo Net Declines 45.4% On Soft Demand

NEW YORK — Soft demand at retail ended up pushing down sales at Mossimo Inc., which cut deeply into second-quarter earnings.

The company on Thursday said income for the three months ended June 30 fell by 45.4 percent to $1 million, or 6…

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Financial

Li & Fung’s First-Half Net Up 21.2%

Sourcing powerhouse Li & Fung Ltd. said Thursday its first-half income rose 21.2 percent, outpacing an 8.8 percent sales gain.

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Textiles

Textile Industry Criticizes WTO Research on Quotas

U.S. textile lobbyists denounced a WTO study on quota elimination and expressed concern about how it will influence debate on the issue.

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Textiles

New Safeguard Petitions: Focus on Market ‘Threat’

As the textile industry prepares to file a slew of safeguard petitions against Chinese imports, a U.S. trade official might offer them some leverage.

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Fashion Features

Color Brightens the German Mood

DUSSELDORF — The crying game may be nearing an end, as Germany’s beleaguered apparel market finally shows signs of turning around.

German women’s wear manufacturers, especially in the upper levels of the market, say business…

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Beauty Features

A New Day

NEW YORK — BeautyBank, with the help of the sunnily named Manhattan dermatologist Doris Day (not the “Que Sera, Sera” one), hopes to change the complexion of skin care retailing this October. That is when the Estée Lauder Cos….

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Financial

An Upbeat Ralph Plots Growth With Cosmetics and Denim

Ralph Lauren has his eye on two big product developments in the next year — reentering cosmetics and introducing a premium denim product.

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Financial

Wal-Mart, Target Nets Rise, Early Bell for B-T-S Season

Oil prices reached a 21-year high, but Wal-Mart and Target executives were upbeat, citing strong initial demand for back-to-school items.

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Fashion Features

LVMH, Dooney Decision Expected Soon

NEW YORK — A decision in the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton lawsuit against Dooney & Bourke over trademark infringement is expected to be reached within 30 days, according to a lawyer in the case.

Thomas McAndrew, the lawyer…

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“It will be classy and glamorous. You know, I’m from Ralph Lauren.”

— Max Wilson, named vice president of design for Sean John’s women’s line, on his plans for the collection.

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Financial

Specialty Retailers’ Earnings, Sales Soar

NEW YORK — Urban hip, suburban prep or fashion-forward contemporary woman — regardless of style, specialty retailers Urban Outfitters Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and Bebe Stores Inc. struck on hot product assortments for spring…

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Financial

Japanese Sales Slow Tiffany & Co.

Rising costs and continued weakness in Japan dulled earnings for Tiffany & Co. in the second quarter, as they slid 11 percent to $36.6 million.

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Retail Features

Apparel Soft Spot in Retail Sales

WASHINGTON — The retail sector showed mixed results in July, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, reflecting the clouded economic picture.

Retail sales at clothing and accessories stores in July fell 0.1 percent for the second…

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Fashion Features

De la Renta Changes Eyewear License

NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta is shifting focus on his eyewear collection.

The designer has entered an agreement with Allure Eyewear, an affiliate of Marchon Eyewear Inc., for the manufacture and distribution of his sunglass and ophthalmic…

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Beauty Features

Charlize Theron: Dior’s Newest Darling

The battle of the Oscar winners in the beauty world pits Charlize Theron as the face of J’adore against Nicole Kidman for Chanel No.5.

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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