Gloomy Economic Outlook for Beauty

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Beauty is treading a slippery slope. With a financial maelstrom raging on Wall Street, the fourth-quarter outlook for the $8.9 billion U.S. prestige beauty industry is wary at best.

From This Issue

Chantal Roos


Roos and Diane von Furstenberg Join Forces

Chantal Roos, the retired president of YSL Beaute, is back in business, with her own beauty product development firm, called Chantal Roos et Associes.

clock September 26, 2008Pete Born

David Suliteanu, Stacey Levine and Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd.

Skin Care

Gala Honors Sephora’s David Suliteanu

There was a cheeky charm in Sephora prez and ceo David Suliteanu’s acceptance speech at the Skin Sense Awards.

clock September 26, 2008Julie Naughton

Lacroix’s funny bones.

Fashion Features

Paris Fashion Week: Tour de France

Paris designers put the finishing touches on their collections, which kick off Saturday.

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Paris Hilton’s Fairy Dust.


Paris Hilton’s Pinch of Fairy Dust

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton set to introduce fifth fragrance.

clock September 26, 2008Pete Born

Manicures and pedicures will range in price from $30 to $65. Andrew Patterson

Skin Care

Dove to Launch North American Spa Concept

Dove?s “Real Beauty” campaign is going brick-and-mortar in North America with the introduction of Dove Spa in Canada next month.

clock September 26, 2008Rachel Brown

Every Man Jack’s Skin Clearing collection.

Skin Care

Every Man Jack Skin Care Launches at Target

Men’s personal care brand Every Man Jack, which is carried exclusively at Target Corp. stores, is looking to boost its skin care business with an antiacne line.

clock September 26, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Maybelline’s new mascara.

Color Cosmetics

Sleek Touch: Maybelline Lash Stiletto

The formula for the new lengthening mascara by Maybelline, Lash Stiletto, has Pro-Vitamin B5 and polymers.

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A rendering of the Lapis Spa.

Skin Care

Tracie Martyn Opens Spa in Miami’s Fontainebleu

Celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn has teamed up with the Lapis Spa to offer her well-known Resculpting Facials and Resculpting Body Treatments

clock September 26, 2008Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets: Beauty News Briefs

La Mer and Jo Malone of the Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc. have hired Renee Slas to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing in North America.

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Retail Stocks Rise Thursday After Wall Street Bailout

Concern about tough holiday season persists.

clock September 26, 2008Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap

The best and worst performers of the day.

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Gina Drosos

Color Cosmetics

Mass Firms Prep for Challenges

According to market research firm Information Resources Inc., sales performance for cosmetics will depend on categories.

clock September 26, 2008Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel


Recession Resistant? Wall Street Sees Rough Road Ahead

Most large beauty firms have solid financing and don?t need to look to the credit markets for capital. However, emerging players will have a rougher road.

clock September 26, 2008Molly Prior

Aerin Lauder


Even the Web ‘Realigns’… Guest of a Guest… Dining With the Democrats

Glam Media is in the process of either eliminating or reorganizing 14 positions — out of 200 — and the company has created a new marketing group.

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Beauty department at Macy’s Herald Square.


Gloomy Outlook for Beauty Industry

Execs at Coty, Christian Dior, and Estee Lauder predict a hard road ahead this holiday season.

clock September 26, 2008Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans and Michelle Edgar


H&M Gets OK for Champs Elysee Unit

Fast fashion retailer wins zoning battle.

clock September 26, 2008Ellen Groves

Jewelry from Mauboussin.


French Jeweler Mauboussin to Open U.S. Boutique

French luxury jeweler to open Madison Avenue boutique.

clock September 26, 2008Robert Murphy

Human Resources

Industry Veteran Frank P. LoPinto, 82, Dies

Frank P. LoPinto, who worked for companies including Ellen Tracy, Philippe Adec, Burberry, and Geoffrey Beene, died.

clock September 26, 2008William Cotto


Christopher & Banks’ Profits, Sales Decline

Christopher & Banks’ same-store sales drop 13 percent in second quarter.

clock September 26, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Looks from Atelier.

Fashion Features

Andrew Gn Raises the Bar With Atelier

Parisian couture designer Andrew Gn will present Atelier, a made-to-measure luxury collection inspired by Helena Rubenstein.

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Gareth Pugh

Fashion Features

Q&A with Gareth Pugh

Brit designer talks of moving to Paris.

clock September 26, 2008Katya Foreman

Looks by Jeremy Scott for Adidas’ Originals by Originals collection.


Jeremy Scott Goes Punk for Adidas Originals

Jeremy Scott, famed footwear designer for !- Signed, to create activewear and shoes for Adidas Original by Originals project.

clock September 26, 2008Sarah Haight

Views of the Ralph Lauren boutique in Paris.


Ralph Lauren’s Parisian Touch

Designer opens store on Avenue Montaigne.

clock September 26, 2008Robert Murphy

Armani’s candy.

Fashion Scoops

Candy Man… Great Pretender…

ALL IN THE FAMILY: The financial storm may be raging, but Dolce & Gabbana Srl isn’t getting wet. The Italian fashion house, which operates the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands, said at a press conference Thursday that it expects to register a 21 percent increase in consolidated turnover for fiscal 2008. Sales for the […]

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A rendering of Bergdorf Goodman’s Modern Accessories Room.


Bergdorf Goodman Opens Accessories Room

New accessories area at Bergdorf Goodman features cutting edge designers including Balenciaga, Lanvin and Azzedine Ala?a.

clock September 26, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Stefani Greenfield


Scoop’s Greenfield Changes Focus to Launch Consulting Firm

Retail chain’s co-founder no longer involved in day-to-day operations.

clock September 26, 2008Sharon Edelson


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Looks from the Rapha + Outdoor Voices collaboration.


Outdoor Voices' Ashley Merrill Says Company Is Profitable

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