Balmy weather in January sent shoppers to malls, where they not only bought clothes on sale, but picked up full-priced spring fashions, too.
Parfums Givenchy apparently wants an upscale, aristocratic image for its next women’s fragrance, with an ad campaign reportedly starring Marie de Villepin.
One reason mass market beauty sales increases are stalled at less than 4 percent is because shoppers aren’t inspired to buy beauty on impulse.
Thanks to several recent fragrance launches and strong December sales with the Prevage skin care line, Elizabeth Arden Inc. reported a 4.1 percent increase in net income on a 7.1 percent gain in net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2006.
New editors taking over existing magazines have a safety net of sorts: the ability to blame their predecessors for the parts of the magazine that don’t quite work.