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Sears Holdings, parent to Kmart and Sears, posted a wider third-quarter loss and said cash balance was lower than a year ago.

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

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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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Sparkling Times Return: Super Rich Drive Boom In Sales of High Jewelry

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Overview

The tradition at Boucheron is to reward staff with a no-expense-spared night on the town after the sale of a piece worth 1 million euros or more. High jewelry - creations of more than $200,000 - has enjoyed unprecedented success this year.

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High jewelry pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels

Fashion Features

Sparkling Times Return: Super Rich Drive Boom In Sales of High Jewelry

The tradition at Boucheron is to reward staff with a no-expense-spared night on the town after the sale of a piece worth 1 million euros or more.

clock December 30, 2005Robert Murphy

Chanel's fine jewelry boutique in Ala Moana, Hawaii.

Retail

Chanel’s Retail Homage

As a rule, Chanel has always paid homage to its founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Now, walking through the firm’s jewelry boutiques will be like stepping into the late designer’s fabled Rue Cambon abode.

clock December 30, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Marc Bouwer's sketch for Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve outfit.

Media

Carey Kicking Off Year in Bouwer

Mariah Carey will ring in the New Year in a glittery Marc Bouwer concoction when she becomes the first musician in the show’s 34-year history to perform live in Times Square during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve 2006” show Saturday.

clock December 30, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Jaeger in Black … Tefron Stock Proposal

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Media

2005: The Year in Media

2005: The Year in Media

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Media

Memo Pad: Shock and Awe

Time Inc., Hearst, Emap and Bauer all have considered starting a European-style men’s newsstand magazine in the U.S. at various times. Now Hachette Filipacchi Media is thinking along the same lines. Mike Hammer, a former editor in chief of Stuff…

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Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Fresh’s Sensual Masculinity

With the spring introduction of its newest masculine fragrance, called Cannabis Santal, Fresh intends to head in a more sensual direction.

clock December 30, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Escada's Pacific Paradise.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scents Lead Escada to Paradise

Call it Procter & Gamble’s idea of a dream trip. The beauty giant, which holds the Escada fragrance license, is gearing up to launch its 14th Escada fashion fragrance, called Pacific Paradise. It is intended to complement Escada’s spring apparel…

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Nanette Lepore's Shanghai Butterfly.

Fashion Features

Lepore Fragrance Mixes East and West

Nanette Lepore once again has designs on the fragrance business. The designer and her fragrance licensee, Riviera Concepts, will launch Shanghai Butterfly, Lepore’s second effort, in April. The new fragrance is intended to fuse the Eastern and Western…

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

An Estee Lauder display.

Fashion Features

Exclusives Spark Holt Renfrew

Far from being forgotten as a geographic afterthought, Holt Renfrew is emerging as the jewel of the North in the beauty universe.

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Antica Farmacista's latest scents.

Fashion Features

Antica Gets Modern

What’s old is new again at Antica Farmacista. The Italian fragrance brand, 25 years old, is experiencing a rebirth led by Shelley Callaghan and Susanne Pruitt, longtime friends and partners who became owners of the brand in early 2005.

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

New Acqua di Parma items.

Fashion Features

Acqua di Parma Does Shave Line

Acqua di Parma is out to deliver a close shave with its newest launch, Collezione Barbiere. “This collection is for the man who has everything – it’s simple and elegant, and is intended to create the pleasure of the art of shaving in everyday life,”…

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Clarins' Intensive Age-Control Brightening Program.

Fashion Features

Clarins Raises Level of Intensity

Will 21 be a lucky number for Clarins? If its executives have their way, the brand’s new Intensive Age-Control Brightening Program, a 21-day regimen designed for a wide spectrum of ages, will hit the jackpot.

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Dior's Capture Totale.

Fashion Features

Dior’s ‘Totale’ Treatment

Dior executives hope to capture even more consumers with their latest skin care launch. Capture Totale, intended to help reverse the signs of aging by targeting wrinkles, loss of firmness, dark spots and enlarged pores, will be launched in the U.S….

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Calgon's Ahh...Spa Tropics Gift Set.

Financial

Critical Mass: Chains Brace for Ho-Hum Holiday Results

On Christmas Eve day, there was no wait to check out at the Target store here. Inside the nearby Ulta, a few customers were paying for last-minute gifts. Even Wegmans, the upscale supermarket in this strip center, was relatively quiet as Americans…

clock December 30, 2005Faye Brookman

A selection of The Healing Garden Skin Organics collection.

Fashion Features

Healing Garden Taking on Face Care, Organically

The Healing Garden, the brand that carved out the specialty bath section in the mass market, is setting its sights on more attractive real estate – the burgeoning facial skin care category.

clock December 30, 2005Molly Prior

Paul Labrecque

Fashion Features

Salon Brands Take Center Stage

Luxury, salon-inspired hair care is gaining the same popularity that makeup artistry enjoyed in the early Nineties.

clock December 30, 2005Andrea Nagel

Go-Gorgeous by Joey New York

Fashion Features

Joey New York’s Latest Solution

Joey New York plans to bring new meaning to the phrase “problem/solution” with a new division, called Joey New York Specialty.

clock December 30, 2005Julie Naughton

Bobbi Brown and students of Jane Addams Vocational High School.

Fashion Features

Bobbi Brown as Scholarship Santa

Bobbi Brown finished her Christmas shopping early this year. Rather than send magazine editors cashmere wraps and pricey handbags, as is common practice in the beauty industry, Brown decided that this year, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics would funnel its…

clock December 30, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Top notes: Balenciaga Business … Molton Brown Moves .. Derm Hire

Groupe Jacques Bogart has bagged Balenciaga’s beauty license for another year. The Gucci Group-owned fashion brand’s five-year license with Bogart was due to expire at the end of 2005.

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Clients arriving at Cartier's party in Paris in December.

Fashion Features

Lavishing Luxury’s Big Spenders

Las Vegas high rollers expect royal treatment – comp suites, geysers of Cristal, four-star suppers and stretch limousines, not to mention tickets to any show that tickles their fancy.

clock December 30, 2005Robert Murphy

A liturgical robe.

Fashion Features

Arts & People: Papal Tailors

Stefano Zanella and Gianluca Scattolin live up to many a designer stereotype: They love to gossip about their top clients’ prima donna tendencies, work in a loft-style studio and gush like proud parents over their five-month-old golden retriever, Otho.

clock December 30, 2005Amanda Kaiser

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Fashion Features

Luxe Leads as Modaprima Looks Ahead

Luxury styles pushed the 59th edition of Modaprima forward as the organization eyes a brighter future under new management.

clock December 30, 2005Stephanie Epiro

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