European Beauty Industry Holds Its Breath Amid Financial Turmoil

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As stock exchanges all over the continent continue to seesaw, beauty executives are striving to get a clear picture of the impact the worldwide economic malaise will have on spending on beauty products.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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PPR cited strong sell-through of Gucci’s fall-winter ready-to-wear, which had a Bohemian theme.


Luxe Goods, Puma Lead PPR Sales Ahead

PPR eked out a 1.7 percent gain in third-quarter sales to 4.94 billion euros, or $7.44 billion, with modest gains in luxury goods and at Puma.

clock October 23, 2008Miles Socha

Palin in Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 18

Fashion Scoops

Palin v. Palin

Palin balked at returning to her old style on TV, according to a costume designer for ‘Saturday Night Live’ who dressed the VP candidate and Fey.

clock October 23, 2008Irin Carmon

An Antonio Marras design.

Business Features

Platinum Record

Designers create platinum rings.

clock October 24, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Human Resources

Owner Aims to Cut La Perla Workforce

According to sources, JH Partners may lay off around 400 jobs at La Perla.

clock October 24, 2008Andrew Roberts


Carrefour Sales Climb

Carrefour reported a 7 percent increase in third-quarter sales.

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Retail Misses Bulls’ Boat Thursday

Shares rebound from steep fall, but end day down on Thursday.

clock October 24, 2008Evan Clark


Weaker Pound, Euro Could Boost Luxury

Stronger dollar seen as a boon to companies.

clock October 24, 2008Samantha Conti and Alison Roberts


In Brief: Kahn Exits Wet Seal Board… New CFO, No President…

Harold Kahn, former chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s East has resigned from the board of The Wet Seal Inc., which he joined in January 2005.

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Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

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Carleton Varney


Carleton Varney: A Highly Decorated Life

For a guy whose career is steeped in oversize chintz, wide-striped walls and Nacho Cheese paint, Carleton Varney couldn’t help but tell his life with pictures.

clock October 24, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

The Book New Testament

Fashion Features

Fashion Bible

Just in time for the holidays, The Book ? yes, that one ? is getting a fashion-friendly makeover.

clock October 24, 2008Sarah Haight

Sean "Diddy" Combs

Fashion Scoops

Party Time for Vacheron… Astor’s Apartment Price Drop… Alan Town…

In Barry Diller’s IAC headquarters, Vacheron Constantin feted its new Quai de I’lle watch collection with Susan Sarandon and Salman Rushdie as company.

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Memo Pad:. Southern Progress Layoffs… Tough Times…

Time Inc. hasn?t remained above the fray of magazine publishers slashing costs because of the economy.

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Lillian Bassman in her home.


Lillian Bassman’s Latest Show

Photographer Lillian Bassman sees another revival.

clock October 24, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson inside store.


Lindsay Lohan Tours Tokyo

Actress Lindsay Lohan talks fashion, movies and fun.

clock October 24, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Propr’s pleated trenchcoat worn over Bermuda shorts.

Ready To Wear

David Arquette, Ben Harper Start Contemporary Line

For a couple of laid-back California dudes, actor David Arquette and singer Ben Harper are striving to impose some propriety on women?s wardrobes.

clock October 24, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Business Features

China Reacts to Wal-Mart Sourcing Goals

China is still digesting an announcement from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that it plans to ramp up environmental and social compliance standards from suppliers.

clock October 24, 2008Sherisse Pham

Target reported a 10.8 percent comp-sales gain.


Target Unveils Initiatives to Deal With Economic Slowdown

Target Corp. executives unveiled initiatives on Thursday to maximize business amid curtailed consumer spending.

clock October 24, 2008Sharon Edelson

Michael Gould and Marvin Traub.

Business Features

Celebrating Marvin Traub, Again

There’s no better authority on longevity than Marvin Traub.

clock October 24, 2008David Moin

Styles from Tommy Hilfiger.


Macy’s Returns: Two New Orleans-Area Stores Open

The retailer launches in a pair of key suburbs of New Orleans.

clock October 24, 2008Sharon Donovan

The men’s store is on the left of the square; women’s on the right.


Marc by Marc Takes Paris

This week, twin Marc by Marc Jacobs stores ? the first in France ? opened in the city of light.

clock October 24, 2008Miles Socha

The Thermodynamics line.


GHD Eyes U.S. Growth With New CEO

With a new president and CEO at the helm of its North American operations, British hair appliance brand GHD is ironing out plans to boost its U.S. presence.

clock October 24, 2008Rachel Brown

Dean and Dan Caten

Beauty Features

Snippets: She Wood Scent Launch… Padma and Pantene…

In Milan, Dan and Dean Caten, the identical twins behind the label Dsquared, greeted customers for their new women?s scent, She Wood.

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A Velvet Moisture body wash.

Body Care

Nature’s Gate to Offer ‘Velvet’ Body Wash

With a large repertoire that already includes hair care, sun care and toothpaste, Nature’s Gate had only to fill the gap for body cleansing products.

clock October 24, 2008Kavita Daswani

Color Cosmetics

Former Cosmetics Executive Herbert Morris, 79

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for Herbert Morris, a longtime cosmetics industry executive.

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Ido Leffler


Yes to Carrots’ Green Ambition

The creator of the Yes to Carrots line, Ido Leffler, sees green living through orange-colored glasses.

clock October 24, 2008Molly Prior

Versace’s gilded $2,100 scent.


All Aboard the Versace Locomotive

Donatella Versace has climbed aboard the luxury express en route to a tonier positioning for her fragrance business.

clock October 24, 2008Pete Born

Gina Drosos

Human Resources

Drosos Talks Shop at CEW Event

When Gina Drosos, P&G Beauty’s president of Global Personal Care, travels to the Middle East next week, she plans to make time to visit with consumers.

clock October 24, 2008Molly Prior

An on-shelf merchandising display for Olay Professional Pro-X.


Olay Goes Pro With Derm Skin Line

Olay?s newest range, Olay Professional-Pro-X, is being squarely positioned as a professional skin care line for the mass market.

clock October 24, 2008Andrea Nagel


Currency Fluctuations: Silver Cloud, Dark Lining

Currency fluctuations could be one bright spot on the horizon for European beauty brands, which have suffered in recent years.

clock October 24, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello

The scene Thursday on London’s Oxford Street.


European Beauty Industry Holds Its Breath Amid Financial Turmoil

The European beauty industry is waiting to exhale.

clock October 24, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello and Barbara Barker and Susan Stone

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

De la Renta Opens in Madrid

Designer wins Telva award.

clock October 24, 2008Barbara Barker


Elie Tahari Eliminates 35 Positions

Company cuts being made across-the-board.

clock October 24, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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