Accessories

Tiffany & Co Appoints Roger Farah as Chairman

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Fashion

Fendi Spring RTW 2018

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Beauty

Liliane Bettencourt Dies at 94

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Beauty Makeover: Demsey Takes Over Est?e Lauder Brand

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Overview

Est?e Lauder Cos. shook up its top management lineup Thursday by naming MAC Cosmetics president John Demsey as president of its flagship Est?e Lauder brand.

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Cesar de la Parra

Fashion Features

Jersey Girls

In what has become a clear fashion trope, jersey was exploited to its fullest this season. Karanina designers Nina Firestone and Kara Smith, for example, took a minor departure from their usual fare of sexy tops for the single girl, and showed…

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Yoko Ono

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Hats Off to Yoko … Sir Paul Out West … Party Politics

HATS OFF TO YOKO: Tracey Ross’ eponymous West Hollywood shop gets its fill of the notorious and legendary. After all, Courtney Love was in Thursday morning to pick up a pair of Ross’ motorcycle boots and a white Chloé…

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The store’s entrance.

Beauty Features

Lancôme: What’s in Store for First U.S. Concept Door

Lancôme is bringing its fledgling retail experience to the U.S. with the opening of its first concept store at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.

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Beauty Features

Alberto-Culver Net Rises, Despite Charges

NEW YORK — Strong sales counteracted several extraordinary charges affecting Alberto-Culver’s fourth-quarter and year-end results.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Menlo Park, Ill.-based personal care products manufacturer…

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Upcoming Cover Girl launches.

Beauty Features

Cover Girl, Past and Present

NEW YORK — With groovy, wall-sized images of Cybill Shepherd and Cheryl Tiegs beaming out over a light-filled downtown loft, Cover Girl took the beauty press for a walk down makeup memory lane this week. Not surprisingly, the history-studded…

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The latest from Max Factor: Lash Lift and Colour Perfection.

Beauty Features

Max Factor’s Silver-Screen Cameo

NEW YORK — In a move intended to give its beauty history and innovations top billing, Max Factor has signed a licensing agreement with the upcoming film “The Aviator,” due in theaters this December. The agreement allows Max Factor to…

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The Fragrance Week double-decker bus.

Beauty Features

Fragrance Week Rolls On

NEW YORK — All aboard for the perfume counter.

In support of the second Fragrance Week this year — the one without the FiFis — a double-decker bus has been wheeling around Manhattan, chauffeuring scent lovers to participating…

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Lindsay Owen-Jones

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Garners Global Leadership Award

WASHINGTON — Lindsay Owen-Jones accepted the first Diversity Best Practices’ Global Leadership Award Tuesday here, for L’Oréal’s commitment to fostering corporate diversity initiatives.

“To a large extent, our…

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Giorgio Armani with John Mayer…

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Armani-ganza

If Giorgio Armani wasn’t exhausted by the end of his weeklong trip to New York, his frequent date, Eugenia Silva, could barely pick herself off the floor.

“Just one more event tonight,” Silva sighed at a lunch…

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The reception area at New York Dermatology Group.

Beauty Features

Dermatology’s Downtown Wave

NEW YORK — Wave bye-bye to the lab coats.

Although the name attached to the door — New York Dermatology Group — is sufficiently business-y, the interior of this new perfect-skin emporium on lower Fifth Avenue here is…

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Bill Clinton speaks at the American Magazine Conference.

Media

AMC: Riptides and Ripostes

BOCA RATON, Fla. — This year’s American Magazine Conference — aka summer camp for media executives — concluded Wednesday leaving some headaches, teary eyes and at least one nervous swimmer, but everyone was eager to come back…

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Life & Style's debut issue.

Media

Memo Pad: A Shower of Bauer … Adieu Bazaar … Emap Grabs Grazia …

A SHOWER OF BAUER: The ink is hardly dry on the first issue of Life & Style Weekly and Bauer Publishing already is looking ahead with two new titles in development for possible 2005 launches at supermarket checkouts near you. One will be a…

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Fashion Features

Margolis: Reebok Apparel Revival Under Way

NEW YORK — As he prepares to officially leave Reebok International at the end of November, president and chief operating officer Jay Margolis said the company is taking key steps to fix its branded apparel business, which has been a notable…

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Financial

Court Approves Galey & Lord Takeover

Galey & Lord is on firmer financial footing, following court approval of a takeover bid by Patriarch Partners of New York worth up to $154 million.

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The Armani/Privé merchandising unit.

Beauty Features

Armani Launches Luxe Quartet

NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani struck a populist chord this week when he threw open the doors to his fashion show here — but his new fragrance is decidedly not aimed at the masses.

With a price point of $185 for a 1.7-oz. bottle in the…

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Spongeables Aim to Soak Up Bath Sales

NEW YORK — A lack of innovation in the bath category has resulted in tepid sales.

Sales in prestige remained flat, while sales in mass doors sank 5 percent to $152 million (excluding Wal-Mart) for the 52-week period ended Oct. 18,…

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Beauty Features

Four Front

NEW YORK — It certainly was Giorgio Armani’s week. He took New York City by storm with a major fashion show, a party, a book signing, a luncheon and he even found time to talk about his quartet of fragrances, called Privé, that will…

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Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, William Lauder, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and John Demsey.

Beauty Features

Beauty Makeover: Demsey Takes Over Estée Lauder Brand

Estée Lauder Cos. shook up its top management lineup by naming MAC Cosmetics president John Demsey as president of its signature brand.

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“It’s the new Polo.”

— Ralph Lauren, during a tour of his Rugby store in Boston.

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Financial

In Brief: Power Shift … Exit at Wilsons

POWER SHIFT: Prada declined to comment on a report in Italian daily MF that it has tapped former San Paolo IMI banker Carlo Mazzi to fill a newly created but yet-to-be-named position at Prada. The luxury goods company has said it is…

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Retail

Macy’s East Taps Fischelis for RTW

Nicole Fischelis, a veteran of Saks Fifth Avenue and Salvatore Ferragamo, is joining Macy’s East as vice president and fashion director for RTW.

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Financial

Guess 3Q Profits Vault 76.6%

NEW YORK — Double-digit gains in royalties and product sales sent earnings soaring for Guess Inc. in the third quarter and nine months.

For the three months ended Sept. 25, the Los Angeles-based denim designer and retailer saw earnings…

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Mischa Barton

People

Suzy

Jennifer Lopez clears a cool $10 million for the sale of her Beverly Hills mansion…The royal grandkids grow up…Bridget’s bra woes.

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Paul Charron

Financial

Liz Reports Strong Qtr.

Liz Claiborne Inc. saw net income for the third quarter jump 14 percent to $111.6 million, as sales increased 11.3 percent to $1.31 billion.

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Fashion Features

Penney’s Ullman: Wait Until Spring

J.C. Penney’s designated chairman and ceo, Myron E. Ullman 3rd, said Wall Street will have to wait until spring for a detailed strategic plan from him.

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Fashion Features

Muller Principals Reach an Agreement

PARIS — Watchmaker Franck Muller and his business partner Vartan Sirmakes have come to terms after one of the most acrimonious brawls ever to shake the staid Swiss timepiece industry.

In a statement last week, the two said they resolved…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Settles Counterfeit Complaint

NEW YORK — Gucci America Inc. reached a settlement with a retailer renting and selling knockoff Gucci handbags through its Web site.

According to an order of dismissal filed by judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court, Southern…

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Ella Moss

Fashion Features

American Beauty – Ella Moss, Jenni Kayne, Ashley Paige, Coco Kilks

In Los Angeles, Pamella Protzel had a weekend getaway, Jenni Kayne riffed on American sportswear, Ashley Paige went “Sweet Home Alabama.”

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Essentialist

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Michael Kors' new fragrance Sexy Ruby.

Beauty

Michael Kors Trades Jet Set for Sexy Ruby

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