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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fashion

Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Beauty

Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Big, Bigger, Biggest: More Retail Mergers Seen in Mega Era

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Overview

A heated climate of mergers and acquisitions is developing in retailing following the flurry of dramatic moves this year, from Kmart's deal for Sears to Jones Apparel Group's play for Barneys New York to May Co. acquiring Marshall Field's.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Natura Bisse Focusing on Spa … Firmenich Sales Gain 6.6 Percent … Henkel to Cut 3,000 Jobs …

Natura Bisse Focusing on Spa

IRVING, Tex. — Natura Bisse is going back to its pampered roots — the spa.

The company is extending U.S. distribution of its luxury skin treatments beyond retailers to spas and salons,…

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Financial

Cartier and Jacob Agree to Injunction, Seek Settlement

NEW YORK — Cartier’s case against hip-hop jeweler Jacob Arabo took a step forward as both sides agreed to a preliminary injunction and an expedited schedule for turning over evidence.

Arabo’s company is working with Cartier…

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CEO Melissa Payner inside the company’s SoHo store.

Retail

Bluefly Sets Up Shop Outside the Web

NEW YORK — Shoppers didn’t just come for the blue martinis and blue M&Ms.

More than 300 people came to preview Bluefly Inc.’s second retail store for deals on designer apparel and accessories.

For shoppers, it was…

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Financial

Hot Topic Lowers Guidance for Qtr.

LOS ANGELES — Hot Topic looked frosty going into the holiday season.

Three analysts on Tuesday cut their rating of the company as Hot Topic lowered its fourth-quarter earnings forecast to 37 cents to 43 cents a share from previous…

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Allison Burns

Fashion Features

Four Score

Los Angeles has always set trends in the contemporary market, including accessories. Four designers, in particular, are getting attention for their hot-selling handbags, channeling everything from Seventies’ rock to Doris Day. Of course, it…

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Financial

Apparel Makers Anxious on Quick-Turn Mexican Goods

A NAFTA provision that allows U.S. makers to trim costs on goods assembled in Mexico is set to expire, adding to global sourcing pressures.

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Fashion Features

Paris in the East

BEIJING — China Fashion Week welcomed a French invasion last week when eight Paris-based designers staged a show to much fanfare in the country’s capital. The show, part of “The Year of France in China” — a cultural…

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Textiles

China’s Fledgling Designers Eager to Grow

China has gone from a fashion black hole to an industry hub that’s the center of multibillion-dollar manufacturing and international retail activity.

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A 13-page advertorial in Ellegirl’s September edition formed the foundation of the multimedia, integrated campaign for DKNY Jeans.

Fashion Features

Connecting With People Where They Live

NEW YORK — By establishing a presence in people’s everyday lives, fashion marketers can shake off the stamp of sameness that curtails their effectiveness in communicating with consumers.

“By starting out with the power of a…

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Spring fashion from Josephine Chaus.

Fashion Features

Vendors: Spring Orders Trend Up

DALLAS — Fast fashion at mass prices has pressured moderate and better vendors to rev up the trends while holding down prices for spring.

The strategy is paying off with spring orders that are up about 10 percent for many firms, and a few…

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George Feldenkreis

Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Signature Written Off

Perry Ellis ceo George Feldenkreis said the firm will not deliver the designer-priced line after designer Patrick Robinson resigned.

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Kate Beckinsale

Fashion Features

Suzy

Billionaires Paul and Heather McCartney play “Millionaire”…Imagine Elton John and Liz Hurley as godparents…Donna Karan’s Kabala party.

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T.I., the hip-hop artist, is featured in Reebok’s new ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Armani’s Atelier … Valley’s Peak … New Threads …

ARMANI’S ATELIER: With the official couture ranks leaner than ever, Giorgio Armani wants to do his part for the world of haute. WWD has learned that Armani will today reveal plans to present his new custom collection, Giorgio Armani…

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Financial

Chico’s Weathers Storms: Earnings, Sales Up in Third

Despite a sales scare from several summer hurricanes, specialty retailer Chico’s FAS delivered robust sales and earnings in the third quarter.

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The interior of the store.

Fashion Features

Malandrino’s New Stylized Home

More than a platform for her hard-to-find, high-end collection, Catherine Malandrino’s new kaleidoscopic flagship is a glimpse of things to come.

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Financial

In Brief: PPR Sale … Bulgari’s Sell … New Deal …

PPR SALE: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the French retailer that owns Gucci Group, on Tuesday said it was in exclusive talks to unload its electrical equipment supplier, Rexel, to a consortium headed by investment firm Eurazeo and Merrill…

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Lynn Shanahan

Fashion Features

Tommy Taps Executive Pair

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger executive Lynn Shanahan has been picked for the new position of group president of Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc.’s wholesale business.

In addition, Bob Rosenblatt, 47, who last month was appointed chief…

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Macy’s Herald Square flagship.

Financial

Big, Bigger, Biggest: More Retail Mergers Seen in Mega Era

There’s a new climate for merger activity following a flurry of deals, such as Kmart buying Sears, Jones taking Barneys and May Co. buying Field’s.

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Fashion Features

Sail Away

NEW YORK — When Prince Albert Edward stepped out in his sailor suit in the 1840s, little did he know it would start a trend in civilian fashion that is still going strong today. From seersucker bermudas to sailor collars, spring’s…

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Declines in Nov.

Worry over jobs and lower expectations about economic gains sent the Consumer Confidence Index falling for the fourth straight month.

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

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