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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Lauder Net Up 50.6%, Firm Sees Hair Growth As Key Tonic for Future

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Overview

Counting on its smallest division to deliver future growth, Est?e Lauder is diving headfirst into hair care.

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Financial

Retail Apparel Prices Fall 0.8% in July

Retail prices for apparel ended a four-month run of gains in July, falling 0.8 percent, the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index revealed Tuesday.

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Financial

In Brief: Polo’s Outlook … Summer Heat … Sephora’s Canadian Unit

POLO’S OUTLOOK: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Tuesday revised its outlook on Polo Ralph Lauren to stable from negative and affirmed the “BBB” corporate credit and unsecured debt ratings of the fashion firm….

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Financial

Retailers Expect Fall to Set Sales Afire

Saks Inc. delivered a wider loss on higher sales for the second quarter, while J.C. Penney posted a second-quarter profit on rising sales.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Neither Young, Nor Horny … Big Print … Boardroom Games

NEITHER YOUNG, NOR HORNY: Say what you will about Jack Kennedy’s sex life — just don’t include rumors about Oleg Cassini. The designer called on Tuesday to rebut charges leveled in Arnold Scaasi’s upcoming…

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Fashion Features

UNITE HERE Puts Out Early Welcome Mat for GOP

NEW YORK — The folks at UNITE HERE appear not to have taken to heart former Mayor Edward I. Koch’s call for New Yorkers to “make nice” with the 4,853 delegates expected to hit town this month for the Republican National…

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Fashion Features

Tom Ford to Visit Neiman’s Flagship

DALLAS — Tom Ford will make a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus’ downtown flagship here Oct. 28, one of only three stops in the U.S. where he will promote his new eponymous book, from Rizzoli.

The other cities will be New York…

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Fashion Features

Hilfiger’s N.Y. Offices On the Move

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is moving into a new home.

Hilfiger said Tuesday it is consolidating its Manhattan operations, which include design, production, merchandising and marketing functions, into 200,000 square feet of leased…

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Fashion Features

Simmonses, Kellwood Named in Suit

NEW YORK — Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons and Kellwood Co. were hit by a complaint in a Manhattan court Tuesday from designer A’Lone Alakazia, who charged that the couple did not give him credit for designing the Baby Phat Pink…

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Fashion Features

Buyers Look for Dressed Up, and Down

Dueling trends of casual ease and glamour topped buyers’ shopping lists at the holiday-resort market in Los Angeles.

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Fashion Features

Clarification

The new Rena Lange collection is called Premium and is priced slightly higher than the Rena Lange main line. These facts were incorrect in a story on Tuesday because of misinformation provided by the company.

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Fashion Features

A New Spring in Kenneth Cole’s Step

Kenneth Cole New York sportswear is gearing up for spring with new licensee Paul Davril Inc., and a new segment called Signature.

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Memo Pad: Lloyd’s Sangfroid … Blog Etc … Family Matters

LLOYD’S SANGFROID: If Lloyd Grove is nervous about the security of his job at The New York Daily News, he’s not showing it. At a party Monday night at the home of Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman, the…

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Fashion Features

Leg Show

Whether the look is Forties pinup or Seventies beach babe, a woman doesn’t have to be a chorus girl to show a little leg.

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Beauty Features

Lauder Net Up 50.6%, Firm Sees Hair Growth As Key Tonic for Future

Estée Lauder Cos. saw earnings balloon 50.6 percent to $71.1 million in the fourth quarter, as sales rose 15.1 percent to $1.4 billion.

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Retail Features

Mills Spends $1B for Stake in 9 Malls

The Mills Corp. said it will spend more than $1.03 billion for a 50 percent stake in nine shopping centers, including The Falls in Miami.

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Fashion Features

Party Glamour

LOS ANGELES — The California Market Center got a little more exposure at its invitation-only party for retailers, celebrating the cheeky lingerie wares made by Underglam’s Natalie Fritz. Held during the holiday/resort market, the event…

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