Levi’s Changing Guard: Marineau to Retire as CEO at End of ’06

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The tumultuous Phil Marineau era at Levi Strauss & Co. will come to a conclusion at the end of the year. The denim giant said that Marineau will retire after a seven-year struggle to return Levi's to the growth track.

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Phil Marineau


Levi’s Changing Guard: Marineau to Retire as CEO at End of ’06

The tumultuous Phil Marineau era at Levi Strauss & Co. will come to a conclusion at the end of the year.

clock July 7, 2006Ross Tucker

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Big Plans for Burberry

Burberry is poised to ramp up its retail presence in the U.S., boost its accessories business and leverage its brand name worldwide.

clock July 7, 2006Samantha Conti

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Quote of The Week

“I’ve already gotten naked and it’s not even nine o’clock — that’s got to be a good night.”

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In Brief: Clinique Makes Music

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

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Coleman Feltes


Snapshot: Let the Music Play

Chances are you’ve already spotted DJ Coleman Feltes.

clock July 7, 2006Derek Blasberg

Jamee Gregory


Training Day

Assuming all is right with the world, Upper East Side grandes dames and boxers and bookies behave much like Rudyard Kipling’s East and West: never the twain shall meet.

clock July 7, 2006Emily Holt

Francois Payard and Craig Freeman in front of InTent.


Cake Walk

With its graffiti-strewn walls, broom closet-sized boutiques and hipster residents, NoLIta does not seem an obvious locale for the opening of a restaurant by the doyen of Upper East Side patisseries.

clock July 7, 2006Vanessa Lawrence


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Chevalier de la Moda – Valentino

The French do love Valentino, a fact certified on Thursday afternoon when the designer was presented with the Legion d’Honneur during an emotional ceremony in a gilded reception room overlooking the Palais Royale.

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The decorated Valentino.

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His Brilliant Career

Back in 1950, when Valentino moved from Voghera, Italy to Paris to start his fashion career, he struggled to secure working papers.

clock July 7, 2006Jessica Kerwin


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Haute and Glory – Chanel, Christian Lacroix

Eye-catching couture looks ranged from Sixties-inflected dresses to splendidly luxe trenches and parkas.

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Audrey Tautou

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Fashion Scoops: On The Bias … Puppy Love

Madeleine Vionnet, who churned out thousands of couture dresses in the Twenties and Thirties and once employed 1,200 seamstresses, will be back at retail next spring.

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Stella McCartney

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A Second Act for Stella McCartney Scent

Stella McCartney is dividing her first signature scent into a solid and a liquid version, called Stella in Two, to try and widen her consumer reach and carve a path through the overwrought fragrance market.

clock July 7, 2006Brid Costello

Danielle by Danielle Steel

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A New Chapter for Danielle Steel

One of America’s best-known romance writers is determined to make her mark on a new category: fragrance.

clock July 7, 2006Julie Naughton

The ads featuring Kate Moss will appear in August.

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Moss to Appear in Bulgari Ads

Bulgari is hoping a new ad campaign featuring Kate Moss will stimulate sales of its Pour Femme scent, which is being rereleased this fall.

clock July 7, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Cle de Peau's Gisela Ballard, Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Jadzia Tirsch, Lucia Pieroni and Heidi Manheimer.

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Cle de Peau’s Fall Plans

Cle de Peau Beaute is introducing a micro-exfoliating kit, a color creator and a color collection in an effort to boost its brand assortment and sales in the second half of 2006.

clock July 7, 2006Julie Naughton

Benefit's San Francisco boutique.

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Benefit Celebrates 30 Years

As Benefit Cosmetics celebrates its 30th anniversary this July, a lot more people will soon be discovering the benefits of the company’s products.

clock July 7, 2006Michelle Edgar

Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez

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Luxe Living With Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is encouraging fans of her fragrance franchise to reach for its indulgent side and live a little this fall.

clock July 7, 2006Julie Naughton

A Sephora interior.

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Specialty Chains: Rising Architects of Beauty

Beauty merchants, increasingly dotting the countryside with more doors, are catering to a new breed of consumer and becoming a thorn in the side of department stores.

clock July 7, 2006Molly Prior

Inside a Lancome store.

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Beauty Firms’ Blueprint for Retail Growth

The relationship that the shopkeeper has with the store is a full-time obsession.

clock July 7, 2006Molly Prior

Select Lipology items.

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Critical Mass: Lipology to Fatten Lip Sales

It took only one look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s baby, Shiloh, to see that lips are back in style.

clock July 7, 2006Faye Brookman

Stacie J's new fragrance, Stacie J Golden.

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Reality Star Creates Golden Opportunity

Modeling, a stint on Donald Trump’s reality television show “The Apprentice” and now, a fragrance.

clock July 7, 2006Andrea Arterbery

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Paves to Sell HairDo on HSN

Jessica Simpson and her hairstylist Ken Paves have finally named their hair extension line hitting salons in October: HairDo.

clock July 7, 2006Andrea Nagel

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Warren-Tricomi Adds Exec

Warren-Tricomi is making some changes — both in personnel and in products.

clock July 7, 2006Andrea Nagel

Select products from Zia's Brilliance line.

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Zia Targets Boomers With Brilliance

Zia Natural Skincare is courting older women with Brilliance, an upcoming collection of skin care products designed to nourish skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration.

clock July 7, 2006Michelle Edgar

Pat Fallon


Marketing Squeeze Play

The brave new world for which brand marketing maverick Pat Fallon has been waiting is here.

clock July 7, 2006Valerie Seckler

Bonnie's revenge? A page from Star.


Memo Pad: End Run … Bumpy Road For Star

There is nothing quite like a recently convicted corporate executive dropping dead from a heart attack to set conspiracy theorists running.

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Geena Davis

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Red-Carpet Challenge for Emmy Nominees

The five “Desperate Housewives” were shut out of nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which signal the red-carpet season in Hollywood.

clock July 7, 2006Marcy Medina

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Family Trait: Nicky Hilton To Design Boutique Hotels

Nicky Hilton has one of the most recognizable surnames in the hotel industry.

clock July 7, 2006Marcy Medina

American Eagle was a standout in June, with an 11 percent same-store sales gain.


Retailers See Mild Gains in June

Lousy weather, difficult year-over-year sales comparisons and macroeconomic factors such as higher gas prices took a toll on June same-store sales.

clock July 7, 2006Liza Casabona


Paris Rolls Out Three Signature Shops

Fine jewelry isn’t the only sector crashing the couture party. Now retailers are, as well.

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Candie’s Aims to Broaden Appeal

At the ripe old age of 25, Candie’s is ready for a retrospective.

clock July 7, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson

Elizabeth Hurley in one of her swimwear designs, with her son, Damian.

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Hurley Dives Into Girls’ Swim Line

Elizabeth Hurley is showing off her maternal instincts by expanding her eponymous swimwear line into the girls’ market.

clock July 7, 2006Whitney Beckett


Jacob the Jeweler Court Date Reset

Jacob Arabov’s next date in court has been moved back two days to Wednesday.

clock July 7, 2006Sophia Chabbott


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