Stores Bank on Celebrity Mania to Save Beauty’s Holiday

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Retailers in the U.S. and Canada are hoping this season's celebrity fragrances will give sales the holiday juice to put them over plan.

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The scene at Sephora’s Fifth Avenue store at lunchtime Wednesday.

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Stores Bank on Celebrity Mania to Save Beauty’s Holiday

Retailers in the U.S. and Canada are hoping this season’s celebrity fragrances will give sales the holiday juice to put them over plan.

clock December 17, 2004Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans

CITA has accepted for full review 11 petitions against Chinese imports.

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Justice Department Dismisses ‘Constitutional Right to Import’

The Justice Department struck back in its defense of a lawsuit filed by a U.S. importer group, claiming “there is no constitutional right to import.”

clock December 17, 2004Kristi Ellis

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Quote of the Week

“I’ve admired what Tommy has done, and he did what I’ve never done. I’ve been dancing so much in other boats.“

Karl Lagerfeld on his new partnership with Tommy Hilfiger

clock December 17, 2004WWD Staff

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In Brief: Third Bra Salon … Levi’s Refinancing Move … Coach’s Latest Flagship

THIRD BRA SALON: Linda’s Bra Salon plans to open a 1,000-square-foot Manhattan flagship at 828 Lexington Avenue in time for Valentine’s Day. This will be the specialty lingerie retailer and corsetiere’s third store,…

clock December 17, 2004WWD Staff

Princess Takamado and Diego Della Valle.


Tod’s Thinks Big With Tokyo Store

Tod’s opened its largest store in the world, a 27,500-square-foot, seven-story building on Omotesando Boulevard in Tokyo that cost $130 million

clock December 17, 2004Tsukasa Furukawa


Movado, Hugo Boss Sign Licensing Deal

Movado Group and Hugo Boss have signed a long-term licensing agreement for watch collections under the Boss and Hugo labels.

clock December 17, 2004Melissa Drier


Nike Sprints to 46.2% Net Gain

Nike Inc.’s earnings surged 46.2 percent in the second quarter, fueled by robust sales growth, a favorable euro exchange rate and better margins.

clock December 17, 2004Melanie Kletter



The word at the White House is that First Lady Laura Bush wants Oscar de la Renta to design the inaugural gown…The snowbirds hit Aspen.

clock December 17, 2004Aileen Mehle

A Bathing Ape’s founder, Nigo, is rumored to be the richest designer in Tokyo.


A Bathing Ape Swings Into New York

NEW YORK — Nigo, the mastermind behind A Bathing Ape, the Japanese-based apparel and sneaker line, was in town this week to mark the opening of the first freestanding A Bathing Ape store in the U.S. Flanked by international camera crews, the…

clock December 17, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Tom Bartlett, John Hitchcox, Jade Jagger and Phillip Starck

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Jagger Joins Yoo

LONDON — Jade Jagger has taken on another luxury design job — but this time it’s property rather than rocks.

Jagger, head of design for the London-based jeweler Garrard, has become creative director of Jade Jagger for Yoo. The…

clock December 17, 2004WWD Staff


PEI Acquires Bankrupt Tropical

NEW YORK — Tropical Sportswear International’s long struggle to survive came to an end Thursday while ushering in a new era in the life of the rapidly expanding Perry Ellis International Inc.

Miami-based PEI agreed to purchase the…

clock December 17, 2004Ross Tucker and Arnold J. Karr

European perfumeries are slashing prices by as much as 40 percent for the holidays.

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Perfumery Price Wars Erupt in Europe

European holiday favorites in women’s scents included Dior’s Pure Poison, YSL’s Cinema, Lacoste’s Touch of Pink and Prada’s signature perfume.

clock December 17, 2004Brid Costello

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Mugler Spins Angel Into ‘Garden of Stars’

NEW YORK — Angel is celebrating a  decade on the market with a fragrance makeover.

What has resulted is a trio of Angel scents, due to be launched worldwide in April, that are fresher and more feminine than the best-selling…

clock December 17, 2004Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Five Star Fragrances’ Red Dress.

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Critical Mass: Beauty Shows Its Generous Side

NEW YORK — Starting in January, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a new fragrance from Five Star Fragrances Co., called Red Dress, will be donated to the American Heart Association. Red Dress will be available exclusively at…

clock December 17, 2004Faye Brookman

Pantene Pro-V Expressions

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Pantene’s Winning Formula

NEW YORK — In a category as competitive as hair care, it’s never lonely at the top. Established players and feisty newcomers are all vying for space in the overcrowded category, and would like nothing more than to oust the top seated…

clock December 17, 2004Molly Prior

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Symrise Taps Atkinson to Lead U.S. Fine Fragrances

NEW YORK — Symrise has named Joy Atkinson to lead its U.S. Fine Fragrances business unit.

Atkinson, who will assume her new position in January, was most recently vice president of sales within the U.S. Consumer Product Fragrance division…

clock December 17, 2004WWD Staff

Modern Patchouli from Gap Scent Editions.

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New Gap Scents Mix It Up

NEW YORK — The Gap is hoping to make fragrance into a fashion statement. In March, the retailer will debut Gap Scent Editions, a collection of 12 mix-and-match fragrance oils inspired by the company’s clothing philosophy.


clock December 17, 2004Bryn Kenny

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Quest Names Five Execs

NEW YORK — Fragrance supplier Quest International has promoted five members of its New York-based fine fragrance creative team. Matt Frost, who was marketing director, is now vice president of marketing for fine fragrances. Perfumer Rodrigo…

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Ad-ing Up the Stars

NEW YORK — It’s a wonder anyone in Hollywood finds time to make movies anymore, so busy are they starring in advertisements for clothing, fragrance, jewelry and other consumer goods.

Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth…

clock December 17, 2004Jeff Bercovici


Memo Pad: Mrs. Trump’s Prime Real Estate … Looks Good on Paper … Report Card …

MRS. TRUMP’S PRIME REAL ESTATE: It looks like Hilary Swank’s loss will be Melania Knauss’ gain. According to a source at Condé Nast (which, like WWD, is a unit of Advance…

clock December 17, 2004WWD Staff

Stevie Williams does his thing.

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Vaidisova, Williams Sign On With Reebok Ad Campaign

NEW YORK — In its search for the next Venus Williams, Reebok has signed on two athletes: tennis player Nicole Vaidisova and skateboarder Stevie Williams.

The multiyear partnership with 25-year-old Williams marks Reebok’s first foray…

clock December 17, 2004Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

WTO: End of Quotas May Hurt Nations

GENEVA — Publicly confirming the fears of opponents to the lifting of apparel and textile quotas, a World Trade Organization report on Thursday said the end of the restrictions Jan. 1 is likely to cause “considerable…

clock December 17, 2004John Zarocostas


Quiksilver Profits Leap 43%

NEW YORK — Strategic acquisitions — such as DC Shoes — helped shoot Quiksilver Inc.’s top and bottom lines into orbit for the fourth quarter while fueling year-end sales that soared beyond the $1 billion mark.


clock December 17, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The visual for the Kunis collection.

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Kunis Flirts With Lauder’s BeautyBank

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos.’ BeautyBank division is Flirting with a new guest creator.

Actress Mila Kunis, perhaps best-known for her role on Fox’s “That 70s Show,” will assume the role from singer…

clock December 17, 2004Julie Naughton


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