The Lap of Luxury: Leather Goods Propel PPR’s 3Q Sales

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Driven by lusty demand for leather handbags and shoes, luxury goods sales at PPR advanced 11.6 percent in the third quarter to 784.7 million euros, or $957.7 million, a 15.3 percent gain in organic terms.

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The Lap of Luxury: Leather Goods Propel PPR’s 3Q Sales

Driven by lusty demand for leather handbags and shoes, luxury goods sales at PPR advanced 11.6 percent in the third quarter to 784.7 million euros, or $957.7 million, a 15.3 percent gain in organic terms.

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A look at Dior's new counter at Bloomingdale's.

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Dior Opens Counter at Bloomingdale’s

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Francky L'Official and Henri Elfassi of the Francky L'Official Paris salon, formerly Salon A Deux.

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Alberto-Culver Profits Rise

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The inaugural cover of Vogue China.

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The cover of Vu.

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Memo Pad: Rock The Vote … Taking The Long Vu … Ladies’ Night

It was a regular orgy of networking at the Four Seasons on Wednesday evening, as a gross or so of women’s magazine editors took over the Grill Room for an event hosted by Mediabistro.com.

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Jo Champa, Anna Molinari, Garcelle Beauvais, Rose McGowan, Melina Kanakaredes and Mena Suvari.

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McGowan showed up in her own Rosella Tarabini for Anna Molinari dress, which she’d hacked a few inches above the knee and paired with fishnet tights.

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The Younger Man

The nameplate on the door buzzer of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft reads “Younger than you.”

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Kid Dynamite (Tyson Vs. Holyfield, June 1997), by Mickey Duzyj.

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clock October 28, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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