With Barneys in Hand, Boneparth Seeks to Double Its Size

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Jones Apparel Group confirmed on Thursday that it will purchase Barneys for $400 million, a deal Boneparth, Jones' chief executive officer, expects to close by the end of the year.

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Jeremy Scott and Lisa Marie

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Fashion Scoops: Kamali Arisen … Vera On Ice … Time After Time …

KAMALI ARISEN: With nearly four decades in business, Norma Kamali counts fans close to her own age, 59. But there was nary a contemporary in sight at the celebrations Monday night in the Los Angeles and New York stores of Resurrection…

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Many mass and teen retailers posted strong results in the third quarter. Urban Outfitters, above, reported net income of $26 million, or 31 cents.


Strong Third Quarter Across Channels

NEW YORK — Major mass and teen retailers such as American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Outfitters and Target Corp. reported stellar third-quarter results Thursday, boosting their outlook for the holiday shopping season.

In high-end specialty…

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Memo Pad: Stuff on the Block? … Times Two … Old Friends

STUFF ON THE BLOCK?: Felix Dennis has made no secret of his intention to eventually exit publishing, including his U.S. operations. But “eventually” may be sooner than he’s let on. Publishing industry sources say Dennis has…

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An illustration from Intelligencer.

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New York’s Third Phase – At Last

NEW YORK — When the final phase of New York magazine’s sweeping redesign is unveiled on Monday, it will be met with something between bated breath and an exhausted pant. A publishing community accustomed to faster overhauls, the…

clock November 12, 2004Sara James

Beauty Features

Royalties Lower Inter Parfums’ Earnings

NEW YORK — Higher royalty payments stemming from a new licensing agreement with Burberry overpowered rising sales for Inter Parfums Inc. in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the New York-based beauty products…

clock November 12, 2004Ross Tucker

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Beiersdorf 3Q Sales Up 1.8%

BERLIN — Third-quarter operating earnings for the consumer division of Beiersdorf were down 4.7 percent to 101 million euros, or $130.3 million, while divisional sales for the period rose a nominal 1.8 percent to 914 million euros, or $1.18…

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Warren-Tricomi’s debut hair care collection, PureStrength Three-C System.

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Warren-Tricomi’s 3-Step System

NEW YORK — Hairstylist Edward Tricomi of Warren-Tricomi fame is bursting with tailor-made solutions. Frustrated by not finding form-fitting suits that struck his fancy, Tricomi commissioned a friend in the fashion business to custom-make his…

clock November 12, 2004Molly Prior

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Critical Mass: Grocery Nibbles at Mass Beauty Sales

FRANKLIN, N.J. — In a little over 12 hours, the Super Stop & Shop supermarket in this central New Jersey community went from being a minor to a major league beauty care player.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday night, Stop & Shop closed down an…

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Cindy Crawford and her new skin care collection, Meaningful Beauty.

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Crawford Struts Into Skin Care

Cindy Crawford, in a partnership with infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, will pitch her skin care line, Meaningful Beauty, on TV this month.

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Ann Curry, Andrea Jung, Harry Connick Jr. and Kathleen Walas.

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The Beauty of Giving

NEW YORK — In the eye of this season’s product launch storm, several beauty companies took a pause to host gala events that raised awareness and funds, millions in fact, to help stamp out life-threatening diseases affecting their core…

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The model search’s four finalists, flanked by Miss Universe and Miss USA. Tiesha Wimbish, second from left, is the new face of Sally Hansen Healing Beauty.

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Sally Hansen’s Fresh New Face

NEW YORK — For the four finalists of the second-annual Sally Hansen Healing Beauty model search, lunch on Wednesday must have been an excruciating affair — and not because of the food. After having their names announced at the start of an…

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A selection of products from the new Olay Quench collection.

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Olay’s Body-Conscious Debut

NEW YORK — With an attractive facial care business in place, Olay’s New Year’s resolution is focused on enhancing its body image.

In February, the Procter & Gamble beauty brand aims to broadly enter the declining hand and…

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Niki Taylor

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Model Niki Taylor to Launch Fragrance

Begin by Niki Taylor, the model’s first scent, is scheduled to make its debut for fall 2005 through fragrance licensee Victory International.

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Escada’s Rockin’ Rio.

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Escada Rockin’ Out

NEW YORK — Escada plans to rock into the new year with its newest fashion fragrance.

Called Rockin’ Rio, the scent was first unveiled at the Tax Free World Association meeting in Cannes, France, last week. It will roll out in…

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Shiseido Men’s antiaging moisturizer.

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Men’s Corner: Shiseido Men Coming to U.S.

Tokyo-based Shiseido Cosmetics Ltd. wants to build Shiseido Cosmetics (America) Ltd. here into a $200 million powerhouse in retail sales.

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Michel Mane

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Mane and Pearl Fisher Aiming for Perfection

NEW YORK — Fragrance supplier Mane is rolling out a business model designed to provide branding and product development services for beauty marketers.

Perfect Sense, as the initiative is called, targets both retailers interested in…

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Erwin and Olivier Creed

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Like Father, Like Son

NEW YORK — Olivier Creed is keeping it in the family. The House of Creed’s master perfumer made an appearance at Bergdorf Goodman last Saturday to introduce both his 25-year-old son, Erwin, who is to eventually succeed his father, and the…

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Neil J. Katz

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Bahama Scents to Set Sail

NEW YORK — When the advertising breaks in February for the Tommy Bahama men’s and women’s fragrances, it won’t have the typical look of many beauty ads. The models will not exude twentysomething youthfulness. In fact, they will…

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Scarlett Johansson

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Angelina Jolie rocks the cradle…Demi Moore is more, as seen in a “Half Light”…Red-faced Scarlett Johansson disses Los Angeles.

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Quote of the Week

“To learn Picasso is like learning a new language. It’s not easy, but once you get it, you understand.”

— Olivier Widmaier Picasso, author of “Picasso: The Real Family Story.”

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In Brief: New Head of Marmaxx

NEW HEAD OF MARMAXX: Ernie Herrman will succeed Carol Meyrowitz as president of the Marmaxx Group unit of The TJX Cos., effective Jan. 21. Meyrowitz, who’s been president of Marmaxx and senior executive vice president of TJX since 2001,…

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Joseph Owner Looks to Sell Stake

LONDON — The owner of Joseph, one of the U.K.’s leading designer-label retailers and a prominent wholesaler of its own private label, is looking to sell or float the business five years after purchasing it.

Banking sources said…

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Castagna Announcement Expected

NEW YORK — An announcement from Vanessa Castagna on her future role at J.C. Penney Co. is imminent, possibly today, according to two sources.

One source said Castagna, chairman and chief executive of Penney’s stores, catalogue and…

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Ron Frasch

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Frasch Gets a Title at Last

After 10 months, Ron Frasch has a title at Saks Fifth Avenue: vice chairman and chief merchant, and Andrew Jennings is now chief operating officer.

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With Barneys in Hand, Boneparth Seeks to Double Its Size

Peter Boneparth doesn’t shop at Barneys, but the Jones Apparel Group ceo will be spending more time there, trying to turn it into a billion-dollar baby.

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