Everywhere but Here: P&G Will Stop Selling Max Factor in the U.S.

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Procter & Gamble Co. is discontinuing the U.S. distribution of Max Factor, which was founded in the Forties as the original American makeup artist brand in the early days of Hollywood. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Jean-Claude de Givenchy Dies at 84

Brother of designer headed Givenchy’s fragrance and couture businesses.

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Fashion Scoops

Chanel Schedules Sunset Couture Show

Come couture week in Paris next month, Lagerfeld will take full advantage and host a sunset show for Chanel under the soaring glass roof of the Grand Palais.

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Metro Group Chief Touts Karstadt Merger

Metro trumpets feasibility of merger as decision on government bailout of Arcandor looms.

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Heinz-Jürgen Bertram


Symrise Promotes Beltram to CEO

Executive Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, 50, to take helm at Symrise on July 1, succeeding Gerold Linzbach.

clock June 4, 2009Susan Stone

Target is opening fewer stores in 2010.


May Same-Store Sales See Decline

Luxury retailers Saks Inc. and Neiman Marcus Inc. weather double-digit declines, while off-pricers also were not immune to the economy.

clock June 4, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Sharon Edelson

Max Factor Lip Glosses

Color Cosmetics

P&G to Phase Out Max Factor in U.S.

Procter & Gamble has announced it will discontinue the sale of the Max Factor makeup brand in the U.S. beginning in early 2010.

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Dr. Irwin Smigel


Dental Museum to Honor ‘Dr. Smiles’

Dr. Irwin Smigel is deemed the father of aesthetic dentistry for pioneering tooth bonding for cosmetic purposes in the late Seventies.

clock June 5, 2009Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Snippets: Foundation to Honor Loftus… Studio Chief…

Donald J. Loftus, president and CEO of P&G Prestige Products Inc., will be honored by the Fragrance Foundation at its annual Circle of Champions dinner.

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The latest issue of CVS Pharmacy’s Reinventing Beauty.


Beauty Handbook Lifts Sales

Coupon usage was up almost 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to Valassis, a media and marketing services company.

clock June 5, 2009Faye Brookman

Items from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare.


U.K. Beauty Line Liz Earle Seeking Investor

Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare is looking to expand its reach by bringing on board an investment partner and introducing head-to-toe products.

clock June 5, 2009Rachel Brown

The newly outfitted girls.


Harajuku Girl Perfumes Change Outfits

The Harajuku Lovers quintet of fragrances — one of the financial bright spots of a tough fall — will be given a limited edition change of clothes in September.

clock June 5, 2009Julie Naughton

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited


Victorinox Embarks on Novel Path for New Scent

No longer just the brand of pocketknives, Victorinox Swiss Army is carving out a new niche in the fragrance world with the introduction of Swiss Unlimited.

clock June 5, 2009Gillian Koenig

Jean-Paul Agon

Human Resources

L’Oréal Fetes Centennial

L’Oreal kicked off its centenary celebrations Thursday with office parties for its 67,662 employees in major cities throughout the world.

clock June 5, 2009Rachel Tiplady

Body Care

Soap & Glory Getting Into Men’s

Soap & Glory is gearing up to offer gag-filled grooming products for guys.

clock June 5, 2009Brid Costello

Hypnôse Senses


Lancôme Launches Hypnôse Senses This Month

Lancôme aims to give its Hypnôse fragrance franchise a young, playful and sensuous twist with Hypnôse Senses.

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Banana Republic’s newest scents.


Banana to Launch Republic Collection Scent Duo

Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic brand is aiming to capture a sporty set of consumers with the fragrance duo Republic Collection.

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Safilo Bids Said Near

Sources say at least two private equity funds will submit offers for a stake in Italy’s Safilo Group SpA.

clock June 5, 2009Andrew Roberts

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Di Risio Said Resigning Today

Versace chief executive Giancarlo di Risio is expected to officially resign today during a morning board meeting scheduled at the company’s Milan headquarters.

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Ready To Wear

Donna Karan Said Near Deal for DKNY Men’s

Donna Karan is close to signing with S. Kumars Nationwide for a new DKNY Men’s line.

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Memo Pad: Martin Amis and Me

An article by Julie Kavanagh about her relationship with Martin Amis has sparked a frenzy in the British press.

clock June 5, 2009Samantha Conti


Madewell Heading Online

J. Crew chairman and ceo Millard “Mickey” Drexler said there are plans to launch e-commerce in the first quarter of next year for Madewell brand.

clock June 5, 2009David Moin


Polo Offers Note Buyback

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. said Thursday it will trade some of its cash for reduced debt.

clock June 5, 2009Vicki M. Young


Guess First-Qtr. Declines Milder Than Expected

Guess Inc. late Thursday posted first-quarter results that were both lower than those of last year’s quarter and markedly better than analysts expected.

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Sears Reaches Settlement With FTC

Sears Holdings Management Corp. reached a preliminary settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they collected sensitive consumer information.

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Daily Stock Wrap: June 4, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Visuals from Sebastian’s MicroWeb Fiber ads.


Sebastian Sees Texture as a Win

Procter & Gamble Professional is launching a third pillar of innovation in its effort to restage the Sebastian brand.

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L’Oréal Professionnel Homme items.


L’Oréal Professionnel Targets Men

L’Oréal Professionnel is taking a three-pronged approach to targeting an upscale male salon clientele with a new concept called L’Oral Professionnel Homme.

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Designer and Luxury

Esteban Cortazar Said Out at Ungaro

Fashion designer Esteban Cortazar’s exit follows clash with management at Ungaro.

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Lord & Taylor Restructures Management

Mary Beth Sheridan has been named as senior vice president, director of stores at Lord & Taylor, while

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