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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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Fashion

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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P&G Inks License Deal To Build Iman Beauty

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Overview

Procter & Gamble Beauty has signed a licensing deal with supermodel-turned-cosmetics queen Iman in a bid to give P&G a bold entr?e into the burgeoning ethnic beauty market, setting the stage for a showdown with archrival L'Or?al.

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Financial

Clarins 3Q Sales Gain 6.7%

PARIS — With a strong performance from its beauty and fragrance businesses, Groupe Clarins reported Thursday net sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 swelled 6.7 percent at average exchange and 9.4 percent at constant exchange to 220.7…

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Beauty Features

Extracts Showcases Newness

NEW YORK — Extracts, the natural beauty and wellness expo, has evolved into a hospitable launching ground for smaller players trying to make a go at retail distribution. And while the show is known for helping new concepts gain a footing —…

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Prestige Turns Tables

NEW YORK — With a handful of European brands such as Lumene and Boots beauty products infiltrating U.S. drugstores, an American brand plans to return the favor by making its mark in the U.K.

Starting in January, Prestige Cosmetics, based…

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Fashion Features

Snapshots: Women’s Fashion … Teen Titans … Men’s Muscle …

Women’s Fashion

2004 RECAP:
After three years as the only women’s shopping magazine, Lucky finally got some competition in the form of Hearst’s Shop Etc. Vitals, another consumer guide, also said it would alternate between…

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Fashion Features

Circulation: Still an Uphill Fight

NEWSSTAND

On the face of it, 2004 has been a good year for magazine single-copy sales. After being on a downward trend for years, unit sales were up by as much as 4 percent in the first half of 2004 versus 2003, according to John…

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Financial

Advertising: A Break in the Clouds

The recovery of magazine ad spending, like that of the overall economy, has been a gradual and uncertain process. Chastened by all the fits and starts, publishers continue to caution against expecting a return to the free-spending days of the late…

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Fashion Features

Launches: More, Bigger, Faster

One way to gauge what magazine companies think of the state of the business is to look at how many titles they’re launching. By that measure, they seem to think it’s very healthy indeed — or at least that it’s an opportune…

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Fashion Features

Design Trends: Baroque … The New Minimalism … Specialized Fonts …

“I’m in a very optimistic mood about design,” said Robert Priest, creative director of design firm Priest Media, which recently executed a redesign of More. He’s not the only one. With two overarching trends emerging in the…

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Fashion Features

Ones to Watch: Russell Denson … Amy Astley … Andrew Essex …

RUSSELL DENSON, Gruner + Jahr USA, chief executive officer

WHY:
Denson was brought on board at Gruner + Jahr USA in May to repair the damage caused by his predecessor, Dan Brewster, who left the company reeling from circulation scandals…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Wake-up Call

WAKE-UP CALL: Jon Stewart showed a breakfast crowd Thursday that he can be just as funny in the morning as he is late at night. “My only regret is we couldn’t have done this earlier,” the bleary-eyed “Daily Show”…

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Beauty Features

John Frieda’s New Mane Man

NEW YORK — John Frieda wooed this man for five solid years.

An editorial superstar with just a handful of true peers, hairstylist Serge Normant proved elusive prey for Frieda, who has long prided himself on luring megatalents such as Sally…

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Beauty Features

Redken Color Bar Debuts in Teen Salon

NEW YORK — Seventeen Studio Spa Salon, a full-service salon that caters to high-maintenance teenagers, aims to add extra oomph to its hair color business and its bottom line with the launch of the Redken Color Bar.

The Plano, Tex., salon,…

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Beauty Features

Quest Promotes Austin to VP, General Manager

NEW YORK — Paul Austin has been named vice president and general manager of Quest’s U.S. fine fragrances business.

Austin assumes the role from Demi Thoman, president of Quest Fragrances North America, who has been acting general…

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Fashion Features

Industry Split After Final Debate

The fashion industry remained as divided and unsure as the country over which presidential candidate would get the economy going again.

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Fashion Features

Hillary Wows Fashion Crowd

NEW YORK — A few hours before the presidential candidates squared off, designers and other fashion types poured into the Milk Gallery Wednesday night to lend an ear to New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who tried to fire up the troops for the…

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Fashion Features

Get Out Vote Push On Seventh Avenue

NEW YORK — Pedestrians on Seventh Avenue will be faced with a roundup of get-out-the vote messages today, from Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ “Vote or Die” campaign to missives from Nicole Miller and Carmen Marc…

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Financial

China’s U.S. Imports Skyrocket in August

China was once again the focus of the apparel and textile import story, as it accounted for the majority of apparel and textile import growth in August.

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Fashion Features

Iraq Seeks to Join WTO

GENEVA — Iraq’s interim government has submitted a formal request to World Trade Organization director general Supachai Panitchpakdi seeking authorization to begin talks to enter the 148-nation group.

The bid by Iraqi Trade Minister…

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Fashion Features

Cassini Gets LIM Lifetime Award

NEW YORK — Never one to mince words, Oleg Cassini was lighthearted on Wednesday night about his renewed popularity, after picking up a lifetime achievement award from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising.

“This is the 12th…

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Fashion Features

Von Dutch Settles With Co-Founder

LOS ANGELES — Von Dutch Originals, which rocketed to fashion fortune as it helped popularize trucker caps, settled a lawsuit on Wednesday with one of its founders, Robert Vaughn, who sought more than $1 million in damages after alleging fraud and…

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Fashion Features

Kamali Back in Japan

TOKYO — Norma Kamali is coming back to the Japanese market this spring through Renown Next Stage Inc., which will produce and sell her line under license.

The American designer was present in the Japanese market from 1983 to 1999, when her…

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Financial

GE Consumer Finance Adds Credit Unit

NEW YORK — GE Consumer Finance said Thursday it formed a new business unit, the Specialty Retail Group, as a way to serve midmarket companies with its co-branded and private label credit card programs.

The new unit is part of GE’s…

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Fashion Features

Designers Seek to Boost Dallas Fashion

DALLAS — Eight designers have been picked to sell their work through the Dallas Fashion Incubator, a two-floor space across Main Street from the Neiman Marcus flagship that is intended to support and promote the fashion industry in…

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Financial

Karstadt Workers OK 5,500 Job Cuts

BERLIN — KarstadtQuelle and the union Verdi agreed to a 760 million euro, or $941.6 million, cost-cutting package on Thursday that paves the way for a capital increase for the retailer and an extension of its bank loans.

Just moments…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Robert G. Crystal

NEW YORK — Robert G. Crystal, the retired president of David Crystal Inc.’s Haymaker division, died on Sunday at his home in Purchase, N.Y. He was 87.

Crystal was the last of two sons of company founder David Crystal, who built one…

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Fashion Features

Versace to Sell Family’s New York Town House

MILAN — In line with its focus on cost-cutting, Versace said Thursday that it has put the family’s town house in New York up for sale and has appointed Laura Manelli as director of worldwide retail.

Although the company did not…

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Beauty Features

Pour It On

NEW YORK — La Prairie aims to carve out a brand new niche in beauty: luxury fragrance. With the March debut of Silver Rain, the top-tier skin care brand is breaking ground. Weighing in at $135 a bottle, the scent could generate $50 million at…

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Beauty Features

P&G Inks License Deal To Build Iman Beauty

Procter & Gamble Beauty has signed a licensing deal with Iman as an entrée into the burgeoning ethnic beauty market.

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Financial

LVMH Sales Up 4.9% in 3rd Quarter

Luxury behemoth LVMH powered through the third quarter, with sales advancing 4.9 percent to 3.08 billion euros, or $3.76 billion.

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Fashion Features

The Big Frieze

LONDON — “It was waiting to happen. Every other major city had an international art fair except for London — and it just didn’t make sense,” said Matthew Slotover, co-founder of the Frieze Art Fair, which opens to the…

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People

Suzy

Opening night at Carnegie Hall for the 114th season…Jodie Kidd combs the English countryside for the perfect home for her budding family.

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Fashion Features

Update: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award

NEW YORK — Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough were named the first recipients of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award on Thursday night and will receive a $200,000 cash prize, as well as structured mentoring from…

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Fashion Features

Guess Acquires European Licensee

Guess Inc. is getting back its European jeanswear licensee in a move that will boost its bottom line next year by $100 million in wholesale business.

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Financial

In Brief: Daiei Bailed … Costco’s Pick

DAIEI BAILED: Japan’s retail giant, Daiei Group, said it would ask for financial aid from Japan’s state corporate bailout agency, Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan. The heavily leveraged firm, which was once the…

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“The question on everyone’s mind is, ‘Is piracy in China getting better?’ The answer is simple: No.”

— Peter Humphrey, managing director of ChinaWhys, a China-based risk management firm.

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Beauty Features

Lancôme: Making Magic for U.S. Market

NEW YORK — Lancôme is planning to add a little magic to the U.S. fragrance market.

Miracle So Magic, a permanent addition to the brand’s Miracle scent franchise, is slated to hit U.S. counters in early February. It…

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Beauty Features

La Prairie’s Superluxe New Fragrance

La Prairie worldwide president Lynne Florio is marshaling her troops behind Silver Rain, the largest fragrance launch in the company’s history.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness – The Estée Lauder Cos., Orly, Avon/Mark, Sephora, Elizabeth Arden, Sally Beauty and E.L.F.

Industry powerhouses and newcomers alike have launched fund-raising products to commemorate the month and are getting involved with the cause on a fundamental level.

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Beauty Features

Beyond Lipstick: Funding a Cure

NEW YORK — The cosmetics industry doesn’t just want to make breast cancer survivors look better — it is also determined to fund the grassroots research that one day could eliminate the disease altogether.

And beauty execs are…

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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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