Bullish About Beauty: L’Or?al Boosts Outlook as Net Rises 8.4%

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L'Or?al keeps buffing up its business. The French beauty giant seems posed to post its 23rd consecutive year of double-digit earnings per share growth in 2007, according to its chief executive officer Jean-Paul Agon.

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A select offering from the Veronica Malibu line.

Beauty Features

Veronica Barton Adds Bottle Service

Given that she’s had her salon for close to three decades, Veronica Barton has been slow to jump on the private label bandwagon

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African Pride's newest relaxer kits.


Snippets: A Creative Change… Southern States… One Million and Counting…

Creative Nail Design has changed its name to CND as part of a larger rebranding effort.

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A selection of Weleda products

Beauty Features

Walgreens Shows Its Natural Side

Walgreens is leading the chain drugstore industry’s push into natural products.

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A Klinger boutique and Sephora store stand side by side in Dallas' NorthPark Center.

Beauty Features

Adding Beauty: Klinger Files for Chapter 11

Angela Krivulka spends all her time immersed in the spa world these days, but she’s anything but relaxed.

clock August 31, 2007Molly Prior

Looks around the Venetian Macau.


The Venetian: Bigger and Better in Macau

With fireworks, showgirls, feng shui masters and enthusiastic crowds, the Las Vegas Sands Corp. officially opened the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau, the first step in the development of the Cotai Strip.

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The print ad.

Beauty Features

Knightley Raises Heat at Chanel

The actress’ first Coco Mademoiselle campaign is imminent, and the company plans to blanket the market with images of the brunette Brit.

clock August 31, 2007Julie Naughton

The Believe ad.

Beauty Features

Arden Hopes Market Will Believe in Britney

Britney Spears is hitting the fragrance market at least one more time.

clock August 31, 2007Julie Naughton

Howard Sobel

Beauty Features

Giving DDF a Fresh Face

Procter & Gamble Co. is breaking new ground with its recently acquired DDF division.

clock August 31, 2007Pete Born

Beauty Features

Boilard Named to New Role at Clarins

Clarins Fragrance Group has named Danyelle Boilard senior vice president of sales for the group, a position she will assume Wednesday.

clock August 31, 2007Michelle Edgar

Part of the Priori line.

Beauty Features

Priori Bioengineered Line Plans to Launch in U.S.

Priori Bioengineered Skincare uses idebenone as a key ingredient in a high-tech skin care range launching in the U.S. this fall.

clock August 31, 2007Julie Naughton

A print ad for LashBlast mascara.

Beauty Features

Volume Is Key for New Cover Girl Mascara

In a bid to nail down the number-two position in mascara, and to steal the coveted spot from the L’Oréal Paris brand, Procter & Gamble Co. is expanding its rapidly growing Cover Girl mascara franchise with LashBlast.

clock August 31, 2007Andrea Nagel

Maison Martin Margiela's Beverly Hills boutique was once the location of a church.

Fashion Features

Margiela’s Latest Store Launch

Maison Martin Margiela has opened its ninth boutique on a quiet stretch of South Santa Monica Boulevard here. Like the brand, the store flies just under the radar, occupying a signless white space that previously housed a church.

clock August 31, 2007Marcy Medina

A black silk taffeta dress by Burberry Prorsum.

Fashion Features

Burberry Draws Crowd in Chicago

Customers were eager to see Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey’s first U.S. runway show here Tuesday night.

clock August 31, 2007Beth Wilson


Christopher & Banks Taps Nagler as Chief

Christopher & Banks has named Lorna Nagler president and chief executive officer, succeeding Matthew Dillon, who resigned.

clock August 31, 2007David Moin


Carrefour Posts 3.3% Gain in 1st-Half Profits

Carrefour Group reported a 3.3 percent leap in first-half net profits and said sales growth and profitability would accelerate in the coming years.

clock August 31, 2007Miles Socha

Sienna and Savannah Miller.

Fashion Features

Millers’ Time: Sisters Fete London Opening

A store really showcases your mood,” said Savannah Miller, who sat having her makeup applied at her and her sister Sienna’s newly launched Twenty8Twelve store on leafy Westbourne Grove here Thursday, ahead of a party to fete the venture.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Blonde Ambition…

As if the New York party schedule weren’t packed enough next week, Donatella Versace is jetting into town to bring a little of la dolce vita to fashion week.

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Sears Income Slides 40 Percent in 2Q

Sears Holding Corp. posted a 40 percent year-over-year drop in second-quarter income Thursday due to lower operating results in its Sears Domestic and Kmart units just two weeks after the retailer reduced its guidance range for the period on economic…

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Michele Norsa


Ferragamo Taps Ortiz as Creative Head

Ferragamo has appointed Cristina Ortiz as its new creative director for ready-to-wear, following the exit of Graeme Black earlier this month.

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Tiffany Ups Forecast Following Strong Qtr.

Tiffany & Co. boosted its fiscal 2007 outlook after posting strong second-quarter results.

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Fashion Features

Jacobs, Rucci to Show in Paris

Two American designers will get the last word on Paris Fashion Week.

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In Brief: Burberry Up…

Shares of Burberry Group plc spiked 3.5 percent Thursday after a Merrill Lynch analyst said the British luxury group could be the target of an acquisition by one of its competitors.

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Memo Pad: Power Moves… EMap’s Review Continues… Extra, Extra…

Meredith Vieira’s shift to “The Today Show” was a smart career move, according to Forbes.

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A view of the new So'Redoute store in suburban Paris.

Fashion Features

La Redoute Does New Look Shop

Updating its brick-and-mortar image, French cataloguer La Redoute has unveiled a new-look women’s fashion boutique here dubbed So’Redoute.

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Diabless in Los Angeles.

Fashion Features

France’s Diabless Hitting East Coast

Flirty French contemporary brand Diabless is showing its legs.

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Jean-Paul Agon


Bullish About Beauty: L’Oreal Boosts Outlook as Net Rises 8.4%

The French beauty giant seems poised to post its 23rd consecutive year of double-digit earnings per share growth in 2007.

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A Raul Gonzalez watercolor.

Fashion Features

Arts & People: The Price Is Right at Boston Arts Benefit

The original art was on sale for about the price of a Gap hoodie.

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Gottschalks to Set Long-Term Plan

Ending a review of strategic alternatives that began in November 2006, Gottschalks Inc. said Thursday that it will pursue its own long-term growth strategy.

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Zale Posts Slight Profit in 4th Qtr.

Despite a slight drop in year-over-year revenue, Zale Corp. swung to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by tax benefits.

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Sherri Hill

Fashion Features

Prom, Special Occasion in Focus at AmericasMart

Most of the action at the AmericasMart market was focused on holiday, social occasion, prom and pageant dressing. Retailers bought carefully, waiting for a break in the oppressive heat of summer to get a read on fall.

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A scene from "Walmartopia".


Imagining Wal-Mart: New Musical to Open Off Broadway

It’s the future and Wal-Mart rules the world.

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