New in Beauty: Ann Taylor Taps Robin Burns to Develop Collection

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AnnTaylor Stores Corp. is developing an exclusive beauty business and has partnered with a heavy hitter for the project — Robin Burns. Fragrance and bath and body products are expected to be launched for holiday selling at the Ann Taylor division.

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