Alastair Gee

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Beauty Retailers: The V.I.P. List

Cutting-edge retailers around the world divulge the five launches they’re most excited about for fall-and why.

clock September 11, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil and Jenny B. Fine and Alastair Gee and Susan Stone

Mikhail Sannikov has applied to trademark a scent called Yukos.


Mikhail Sannikov: Eau de Oil

If one entrepreneur has his way, a new type offragrance will soon hit Russian stores: politicalperfume.

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Karl Lagerfeld snaps Moscow.

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld’s Moscow Adventure

Karl Lagerfeld and Naomi Campbell visit Moscow for a presentation of Chanel’s Paris-Moscow collection.

clock June 1, 2009Alastair Gee

Window shopping in Kiev.

Designer and Luxury

Eastern European Retailers Feel a Chill

In Eastern Europe, a nascent and previously expanding market for luxury goods firms, it isn’t only Russia that’s suffering.

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H&M in Moscow.


Despite Grim Retail Climate, H&M Opens in Moscow

H&M’s first Russian store opened here Friday with a scrum for discount coupons and lines of up to 30 people clogging changing rooms.

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Carrefour in Talks for Russian Chain

Carrefour Group said negotiating the acquisition of Sedmoï Kontinent (“Seventh Continent” in English), one of the largest Russian supermarket chains.

clock February 25, 2009Katya Foreman and Alastair Gee

Marketing and Promotion

Quick Look: Poland’s Beauty Market

In terms of overall value, Russia is the major Eastern European market for many cosmetics firms, though Poland is currently in second place.

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Marketing and Promotion

World Wide Watch: Ukraine

Despite being hit hard by the global financial crisis, Ukraine’s natural propensity for all things beauty related makes it a market worth watching.

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A sign of the times: Discounts at Aizel in Moscow

Designer and Luxury

Moscow Retailers Feel the Crunch

The news from Russia hasn’t gotten any better.

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KaDeWe in Germany


European Retailers Brace for Downturn

Department stores in Europe react more mildly than their American counterparts to financial crisis.

clock December 18, 2008Robert Murphy and Katya Foreman and Damien McGuinness and Alastair Gee and Andrew Roberts

Tsum department store in Moscow.

Designer and Luxury

From Russia, Less Love: Luxe Shoppers Cut Back

The financial crisis is sending a chill through Moscow’s once red-hot retail scene.

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Kira Plastinina and Nicole Richie

Fashion Scoops

Richie Fetes Plastinina’s Latest Moscow Opening

Nicole Richie flew into Moscow for the Friday night opening of Kira Plastinina’s new shop-in-shop at TsUM department store.

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A look from Igor Chapurin.

Fashion Features

Russian Designers Cope With Easing Demand

Although they’re attracting ever more customers at home and abroad, Russian designers are not immune to the effects of the global financial crisis.

clock November 4, 2008Alastair Gee

Darya Zhukova


Dasha Zhukova’s Moscow Gallery

The Russian “It” girl opens the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.

clock September 22, 2008Alastair Gee

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery.


Letter From Moscow: Shoppers Welcome the New

Moscow is no stranger to reinvention.

clock July 3, 2008Alastair Gee

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President-elect Joe Biden, and his wife Jill Biden, join Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff, during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention.


What Roles Do Designers Have to Play on Inauguration Day?

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