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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

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WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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Lauder’s Smooth Sailing: Strong Skin Care Sales Propel 44.5% Rise in Net

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Estee Lauder Cos. achieved a 44.5 percent rise in second-quarter earnings to $138.3 million.

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Estée Lauder’s Future Perfect.

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Lauder’s Smooth Sailing: Strong Skin Care Sales Propel 44.5% Rise in Net

Estee Lauder Cos. achieved a 44.5 percent rise in second-quarter earnings to $138.3 million.

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Financial

China Could Make Currency Move

China might soon take a step toward allowing its currency to rise in value.

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Serge Weinberg

Financial

Gucci Gains Help Boost PPR 4Q Sales

Double-digit increases at Gucci Group led to PPR’s 7.4 percent sales gain in the fourth quarter to $9.35 billion.

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“The whole segment of the better contemporary business, which includes Calvin Klein, Michael Michael Kors and H., hasn’t performed very well. We’re reevaluating how to go forward.’’

— David Dyer, president…

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Financial

In Brief: Boss Net Up

BOSS NET UP: According to preliminary figures, net income for the Hugo Boss Group rose by 7 percent in 2004, the company said Wednesday. Boss did not release actual amounts at this time, but said earnings before interest and taxes…

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Correction

The average price of denim jeans at Bloomingdale’s was $40 five years ago. The time frame was incorrect in a story on Wednesday.

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Anu Tali

People

Suzy

Could Leonardo and Gisele set the red carpet on fire? … Elizabeth Jagger says she’s a lonely heart … Renee Zellweger is on a dress hunt.

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Exalt Firming Neck Gel is a top seller at Bendel’s.

Beauty Features

Temple Spa’s Beauty to Go

NEW YORK — Relaxing in a spa all day may be the average frazzled woman’s dream, but for most of the real world, it’s simply a fantasy. But Liz and Mark Warom, creators and owners of the British brand Temple Spa, are out to change…

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Chanel’s spring skin care ads feature large product shots.

Beauty Features

Chanel: Skin Is In for Spring

NEW YORK — Chanel hopes to leverage the success of this past Christmas well into 2005. But unlike December, which owes a debt of gratitude to the fragrance business, spring’s major focus is skin care.

“We’re coming off…

clock January 28, 2005Julie Naughton

Clarins’ UV Plus Protective Day Screen, Liquid Bronze and Wonder Volume Mascara.

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Clarins Soaks Up the Sun

NEW YORK — In April, Clarins is giving new meaning to the phrase “living in a bubble” with UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40, which is said to form a protective layer on the skin’s surface.

“It’s like an…

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Jil Sander Sport

Beauty Features

Jil Sander Launches a Couple of Good Sports

Jil Sander is getting into the game this spring with Jil Sander Sport, a fragrance for women and men.

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La Perla Blue

Beauty Features

La Perla Bets on Blue

NEW YORK — Luxurious lingerie brand La Perla will court a different consumer when it launches its fifth scent, Blue, in March: a woman with clothes on.

“Blue is a brand-new migration for La Perla,” said James R. DeLalla,…

clock January 28, 2005Bryn Kenny

Celine Dion Parfums’ Belong by Coty Beauty.

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Celine Dion’s Second Time Around

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty is out to show Celine Dion is more than a one-hit wonder in the fragrance department.

Later this year, the pair will launch an encore scent called Belong, which aims to duplicate the rousing success of Celine Dion…

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Marc Anthony’s new additions include Be Brunett.

Beauty Features

Celebrity Man for the Masses

NEW YORK — Among the new crop of celebrity hairstylists surfacing in the mass market, Marc Anthony is one of the scarce few to nab national distribution for his namesake hair care collection, Marc Anthony True Professional. His peers, namely Ken…

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ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kit by L’Oréal Paris.

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Peel Gains Consumer Appeal

L’Oreal attributed fourth-quarter and full-year sales gains to its diversified brands and strength in emerging markets.

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Financial

Alberto-Culver Profits Jump

NEW YORK — While promising to continue rolling out new products in 2005, Alberto-Culver Co. reported a 21.2 percent jump in first-quarter profits Thursday, excluding certain charges, thanks to strong product sales and the expansion of its beauty…

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A sampling of Saledo makeup kits.

Beauty Features

Saledo to Revive Playtime

NEW YORK — Small beauty companies manage to steal their piece of the retail pie with niche products that appeal to both consumers’ whimsical sides and retailers’ desires to offer a unique beauty assortment.

Saledo, a…

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Avalon Organics’ new look.

Beauty Features

Avalon Sharpens Natural Consciousness

NEW YORK — Grabbing for body lotion after a shower is pretty much the standard for many women concerned about keeping their skin moisturized. But how many of them know whether their lotion — or shampoo or conditioner — contains…

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Items from Caswell-Massey’s 1752 shave collection.

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Caswell-Massey Poised to Expand

NEW YORK — Caswell-Massey, the personal care brand that was founded 253 years ago in Newport, R.I., has regained its independence after ending an 18-month alliance with BFMA Holdings and is now poised for growth.

After acquiring the $20…

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Financial

Reebok Earnings Jump 69.8%

NEW YORK — Powered by gross margin improvement and a one-time tax credit, Reebok International’s fourth-quarter profits increased 69.8 percent on a 15.6 percent boost in sales.

Branded apparel, which has been a disappointment in…

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Financial

Sales at L’Oreal Rise in Qtr., Year

NEW YORK — A diversified brand lineup and strength in emerging markets helped L’Oréal overcome softness in Europe and report fourth-quarter and full-year 2004 sales advances.

The France-based beauty company said fourth-quarter…

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Kara Jesella

Media

Memo Pad: Hall of Famers … Sassy Revisited … Limping Along …

HALL OF FAMERS: A word to those still looking for a mate — get your picture on the cover of a magazine. On Wednesday night at the Waldorf Astoria’s grand ballroom, Patrick McGovern, founder and chairman of…

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Vitals Gets in Touch With Feminine Side

NEW YORK — Androgyny, long a preoccupation of fashion designers, has come to magazines.

After serving up just two issues of Vitals, the new high-end lifestyle guide for men, Fairchild Publications is set to launch a mirror-image edition…

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Beauty Features

Bulgari Grows Across All Product Categories

MILAN — Bulgari posted a 9 percent jump in full-year 2004 revenue as it rolled out several new products such as jewelry collection Astrale, the Ergon watch line and the Blu Notte fragrance.

Sales for the year rose 9 percent to 827.7…

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Award winners Kathryn and Lindy Jones of Palmer Jones with Patrick Robinson.

Fashion Features

FGI Fetes Rising Stars

NEW YORK — Being a young designer or entrepreneur can be daunting, so any form of recognition goes a long way on the potentially bumpy road.

The Fashion Group International’s eighth annual Rising Star Awards luncheon on Thursday…

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Financial

Sears Net Slips, New Bidder Possible

With a decline in quarterly profits, Sears wants to add national brands to complement its private label assortment.

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Retail

Banana Republic to Test Petites

NEW YORK — Seeking growth vehicles to spark its business, Gap Inc. plans to launch its first three Banana Republic Petites stores in Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle. All three will open by the end of February, the company…

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Wings are often considered as soon as museums are built. Here, Daniel Libeskind’s design for the Denver Art Museum.

Fashion Features

Luring Art Fans Brick by Brick

NEW YORK — Whether by chance or intention, a museum’s architecture can sway people in and out of its doors.

This was one of the heady topics tackled by a panel of experts earlier this month during the “Museum Architecture in…

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Fashion Features

Design Mutants

PARIS — Who says a stool is just made for sitting on? Thanks to recent design innovations, furniture can be manipulated to take on other shapes and functions.

A felt shelter that doubles as a rug and a futuristic bridge that coils into a…

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