Splitting Alberto-Culver: Beauty Giant to Spin Off Consumer Products Unit

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Nearly three months after its deal to merge Sally Beauty Co. with Regis Corp. collapsed, Alberto-Culver has decided to split itself into two pieces, selling a portion of its beauty supplies distribution business to a private equity firm.

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Howard B. Bernick


Splitting Alberto-Culver: Beauty Giant to Spin Off Consumer Products Unit

Nearly three months after its deal to merge Sally Beauty Co. with Regis Corp. collapsed, Alberto-Culver has decided to split itself into two pieces.

clock June 20, 2006Molly Prior


Blue Holdings Buys Up Against the Wall

Premium denim manufacturer Blue Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire Long Rap Inc., owner of the Up Against the Wall specialty retail chain, in a deal worth $32 million in cash and stock.

clock June 20, 2006Ross Tucker


Asprey Appoints Creative Director

Asprey has a new creative director, and he comes straight from the design studio of Sir Paul Smith.

clock June 20, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: Federated Update … Barrato To Polo … L’Oreal Gets Interactive

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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A Luna Rossa look.


Luna Rossa in Watch Deal

Prada is expanding its Luna Rossa line through a licensing deal with Swiss company Hublot to produce and distribute a branded watch line.

clock June 20, 2006Luisa Zargani

Nicky Hilton wearing a Tweety necklace.

Fashion Features

Nicky Hilton to Design Tweety Line

Warner Bros. is banking on celebrity designer Nicky Hilton to help its Tweety property take flight at retail.

clock June 20, 2006Marcy Medina


Saks’ About-Face: Return to Petites

Saks Fifth Avenue is doing another about-face and returning to selling petites, after dropping the size range completely in January.

clock June 20, 2006David Moin

Kate Harbin in Marc Jacobs.


Gone Fishing

Donna Karan swept into San Francisco to present her Nordstrom-sponsored fall collection runway show at the remodeled de Young Museum.

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Sandra Oh


Bringing Up Baby

Expectant mothers beware: viewing Diana Son’s new play, “Satellites,” may induce symptoms of intense panic and apprehension.

clock June 20, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Amy Kuschel in her atelier.

Fashion Features

San Francisco’s Bridal Hideaways

Apparel manufacturing in San Francisco has withered, as it has in many cities, but the bridal sector continues to thrive.

clock June 20, 2006Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Jordan’s Minister Addresses Labor Abuse

Jordan’s Minister of Trade & Industry, Sharif Ali Zu’bi, said the country is taking steps to curb labor abuses in its apparel industry.

clock June 20, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

U.S., EU Join Forces Against Counterfeits

U.S. and European Union officials are slated to announce in Vienna today a joint-action program to combat counterfeiting, including luxury goods, and intellectual property theft worldwide.

clock June 20, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Denim Upfront at China Textile Trade Show

China’s rising share of the denim manufacturing market was evident at the seventh edition of the China Textile & Apparel trade show here last week.

clock June 20, 2006Ross Tucker

Renderings of the rooftop terrace at the Jade.


Jagger’s Chelsea Passage

Jade Jagger plans this afternoon to be zipping around the Jade, the sleek Chelsea condominium she helped design, greeting real estate brokers and showing them her chic take on compartmentalized luxe living.

clock June 20, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Nobu Matsuhisa


Rado, Nobu Cook Up New U.S. Promotion

Rado, the Swiss watchmaker, is tapping the culinary world to promote the brand.

clock June 20, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

The entryway of the new Rodeo Drive Georg Jensen boutique and the interior of the store.


Georg Jensen Plays It Cool on Rodeo Drive

Georg Jensen unveiled its new Rodeo Drive boutique here last Thursday minutes after the final coat of pale blue paint had been applied.

clock June 20, 2006Marcy Medina


Memo Pad: Unpacking The Male Mind

Editing a men’s magazine is, one might think, a pretty good way to learn what makes men tick.

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Perry Ellis Taps Licensing Head

Perry Ellis International Inc. has appointed Mary Gleason president of licensing.

clock June 20, 2006Julee Greenberg

The Gucci book.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Printemps Sale? … Fashion Credits … Garden Fete …

PPR, the French conglomerate that owns Gucci Group, could announce as early as today that it will sell its Printemps department store chain, according to sources in Paris.

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