Gap Looking Abroad, Will Set Up Banana Republics in Japan

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Overview

Amid somewhat disappointing news of flat third-quarter earnings, Gap said Thursday it will open three Banana Republic stores in Japan next year.

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Lotus rug-chair by Laurence Bailly.

Fashion Features

Artists Light Up the Town

SAINT-ETIENNE, France — This industrial town in central France is hardly a tourist destination, but it was transformed into a multicultural design metropolis for the Biennial International Design show, which ended its nine-day run here on Sunday….

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A rendering of the new Walker Art Center

Fashion Features

Architecturally Minded in Minneapolis

NEW YORK — Minneapolis may be out to recapture its “Minne-apple” nickname, considering five big-name architects have rolled out blueprints that will dramatically change the city’s makeup.

The team of Jacques Herzog and…

clock November 19, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

A view inside the “Missoni and Titian” exhibit.

Fashion Features

On With the Show, Missoni

MILAN — Ottavio Missoni shies away from the idea that his fashion work is museum material. Yet a new exhibit here makes an interesting case that Missoni’s use of zigzags, stripes, patchworks and mélanges is more closely associated…

clock November 19, 2004Luisa Zargani

Financial

Retailers Deliver Mixed Third-Quarter Results

NEW YORK — Retailers reporting third-quarter results Thursday were pleased how shoppers responded to fall merchandise sets, but disappointed over being forced into some markdown activity.

Regarding the fourth-quarter holiday shopping…

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Financial

Apparel to Be Hit by EU Tariffs

Apparel is prominent on a hit list of goods targeted by the EU for imposition of retaliatory tariffs if the U.S. does not repeal the Byrd amendment.

clock November 19, 2004John Zarocostas

Textiles

CITA Accepts 7th Petition

WASHINGTON — The interagency Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has accepted for review a safeguard petition seeking to impose quota limits on imports of combed cotton yarn from China, which were valued at $4.5 million in…

clock November 19, 2004Kristi Ellis

Bijou Phillips at Teen People’s party in Los Angeles.

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Relative Help … Lining Up … Patner’s Patois …

RELATIVE HELP: Us Weekly is one place you won’t be reading about Bijou Phillips’ antics at Teen People’s Artist of the Year party. The New York Post’s Page Six described her earlier this week as a “Hollywood…

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Fashion Features

Sell-Through Still Nothing to Brag About

NEW YORK — Maybe they should call it “single-copy returns” instead.

The fact is that most magazine copies put out on newsstands aren’t actually sold at all, but end up being returned to distributors and, ultimately,…

clock November 19, 2004Jeff Bercovici

Beauty Features

The New Inner Beauty: Faith-Based Brands

NEW YORK — If Kabbalah can inspire a fashion line, why not faith-based beauty products? Three new companies, Anakiri BioEnergetic Skin Care, Hawaii-based fragrance house Mâlie Kaua’i and Faith acne skin care products, are leading the…

clock November 19, 2004Holly Miller

Fashion Features

Aveda Casts Its Net

NEW YORK — Aveda Concept Salon and Spa owners just got a little richer. And if they happen to have their own Web sites, they’ve pretty much hit the jackpot.

In a move that benefits its 2,500 Concept Salon and Spa partners in two…

clock November 19, 2004Dana Wood

The first of three planned Cornelia ranges.

Beauty Features

A Star Facialist’s Next Moves

NEW YORK — Anyone who doubts the clout of “celebrity facialists” hasn’t met Cornelia Zicu. The petite blonde dynamo, all penetrating gazes and measured tones, is about to make her bid for beauty fame in a big way. With a…

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Color Extending by Cristophe.

Beauty Features

Top Notes: Pore Me … Color Care … Lip Service …

PORE ME: Kao’s black-head zapping beauty brand Bioré will celebrate its new skin care collection with “No More Pore Excuses,” a contest that invites women to log onto its web site and dish on their most embarrassing or…

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Salma Hayek

Beauty Features

Avon’s New Best Friend

NEW YORK — Avon spokesmodel Salma Hayek works hard for her money.

The actress stood by her cosmetics company last week during its marathon of charity and new product events. Hayek landed in New York the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 9, to…

clock November 19, 2004Molly Prior

Roslyn Griner, Kelley Woodland and Paul Seplowitz.

Beauty Features

Healing Garden Does the 2-Step

NEW YORK — Coty is out to prove the specialty bath category’s bubble hasn’t burst. The company’s The Healing Garden brand will plant its roots deeper into the category it helped create seven years ago with the launch of 2-in-1…

clock November 19, 2004Molly Prior

The Zaparella lineup.

Beauty Features

Benefit: On a Clear-Skin Mission

NEW YORK — Benefit Cosmetics is attempting to wipe out blemishes with a new treatment line called Zaparella.

Inspiration for the line — due out in February — came from the brand’s eight-year-old product Boo Boo Zap,…

clock November 19, 2004Kristin Finn

Troy Surratt (left) at work.

Beauty Features

Maybelline Taps Troy Surratt for Global Role

NEW YORK — He’s officially not in Kansas anymore.

This week, Maybelline New York announced it has signed Troy Surratt as its consulting makeup artist, a newly created position. The multiyear deal, which is global in scope, will…

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Cheryl Vitali and Mike Indursky

Beauty Features

Garnier’s U.S. Growth Spurt

NEW YORK — Thanks to a little green giant called Fructis, Garnier is growing like gangbusters in the U.S.

At a fruit-filled press event held at L’Oréal’s corporate technical center this week, Maybelline New York-Garnier…

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Getting a makeover in L.A.

Beauty Features

Madina Milano’s Trial Run at Victoria’s Secret Beauty

LOS ANGELES — Italian cosmetics company Madina Milano made its debut Wednesday in a Victoria’s Secret Beauty store here. The test run brings the brand to 10 Victoria’s Secret beauty stores in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Short…

clock November 19, 2004Marcy Medina

Financial

Gap Looking Abroad, Will Set Up Banana Republics in Japan

Amid somewhat disappointing news of flat third-quarter earnings, Gap said Thursday it will open three Banana Republic stores in Japan next year.

clock November 19, 2004Meredith Derby

Philip Knight

Fashion Features

Knight Move: New Nike CEO Named

Philip Knight is stepping down as president and ceo of Nike, but will remain chairman, to be replaced by William D. Perez, ceo of S.C. Johnson & Son.

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Kevyn Aucoin Beauty offerings.

Beauty Features

Kevyn Aucoin’s Legend Lives On

NEW YORK — Despite the death of its founder in 2002, the three-year-old Kevyn Aucoin Beauty brand continues to expand, both in the size of its assortment and in distribution.

“Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of…

clock November 19, 2004Kristin Finn

Newly repackaged color items.

Beauty Features

Elizabeth Arden Unveils Its New Look

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden is preparing to give the beauty industry a hand — not to mention a little added color.

In January, the company will introduce both Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, a gel hand…

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The Be Delicious print ad.

Beauty Features

DKNY’s New York State of Mind

Donna Karan Cosmetics, a division of Estée Lauder Cos., plans to launch a men’s counterpart to its just-launched Be Delicious scent this spring.

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Kim Cattrall with the masterbrand.

Beauty Features

Cattrall’s Spark of Seduction

NEW YORK — Indeed, life does sometimes imitate art.

Actress Kim Cattrall — who this spring wrapped up six years of playing Samantha Jones, TV’s sexiest p.r. maven, on HBO’s “Sex and the City” — is now…

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Good Skin’s new peel.

Beauty Features

Good Skin: Beauty A-Peel

NEW YORK — Good Skin is delving deeper into the treatment arena with its next launch.

The skin care brand, produced by the Estée Lauder Cos.’ BeautyBank division and currently an exclusive at Kohl’s Department Stores,…

clock November 19, 2004Julie Naughton

Looking for the Glow in Miami.

Beauty Features

Lopez Nurtures Her Glow

NEW YORK — The Lancaster Group hopes to renew the glow of its Jennifer Lopez fragrance brand in February.

That’s when Miami Glow, the latest addition to the red-hot star’s fragrance franchise, will bow. As reported, it was…

clock November 19, 2004Julie Naughton

Financial

Brand Maximization Key to Kmart, Sears Future

NEW YORK — When it comes to the future of Kmart’s and Sears’ combined roster of apparel brands, the whole is anticipated to be greater than the sum of its parts.

That’s because the deal spells a way to quickly offer…

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Financial

Limited Hit by Tough Comparison

NEW YORK — Third-quarter bottom-line results at Limited Brands dropped 39.6 percent as a big gain in the prior year inflated comparable-quarter results. Excluding items, however, the company posted a 12.1 percent rise in earnings, matching Wall…

clock November 19, 2004Meredith Derby

Michael Gould and Stephanie George

Fashion Features

Legal Momentum Honors Ruttenstein

NEW YORK — Being honored at Legal Momentum’s 26th Annual Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner rendered the usually outgoing Kal Ruttenstein, well, shy.

“Everyone has said such nice things, but I don’t want to talk about…

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Julianne Moore

Fashion Features

Suzy

Nicole Kidman says she’ll take six months off when she has finished filming “The Producers” alongside Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, wherein she plays the supersexy Swedish secretary Ulla. She does not…

clock November 19, 2004Aileen Mehle

Fashion Features

Corrections

Michael McCadden, president and chief executive officer of Henri Bendel, was previously employed by the Calvin Klein Cosmetics division of Unilever Ltd., not Calvin Klein Inc., as reported in a story on Thursday.

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Beauty Features

Richemont Profits Soar 158% in Half

Richemont, which a year ago saw sales and profits plummet from a variety of factors, scored a 158 percent profits spike in its first half.

clock November 19, 2004Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“This is a great opportunity to explore commutations and permutations.’’

— Edward Lampert, who will be chairman of the new Sears Holdings Corp.

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Textiles

In Brief: Mystery Deal for Levi Outlets … Delta to Sell Yarn Mill

MYSTERY DEAL FOR LEVI OUTLETS: Casual Male Retail Group Inc., which owns 32 Levi’s and Dockers Outlet stores, said Thursday it had agreed to sell those outlets to an unnamed, privately held buyer for an undisclosed price. Jeff Unger, vice…

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