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Swatch Profits Fall 17.4 Percent

Swiss watch group “cautious, but not pessimistic.”

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Designer and Luxury

Riva Steps Down as BFC Chief

Outspoken proponent of British fashion to chair new committee.

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Beth Ditto


The Gossip Rocks Paris

The crowd was ecstatic over Beth Ditto, who performed at Wednesday night’s Fendi party with her band, The Gossip.

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Charlotte Russe Up for Sale

Teen retailer puts itself on block.

clock March 12, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Sales Climb, but Remain Weak

Economists say stores face major hurdles.

clock March 12, 2009Liza Casabona

Harvey Weinstein

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Galliano

Harvey Weinstein joined a motley front row at the John Galliano show that included Vincent Perez and Milla Jovovich.

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Aeffe Profits Fall

Aeffe SpA executive chairman Massimo Ferretti urges action against recession.

clock March 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Privé’s Concept Vert line.


Prive Products Adds Eco Hair Line

Hairstylist Laurent DuFourg is attempting to raise the bar for green hair care with the new Privé Products line Concept Vert.

clock March 13, 2009Rachel Brown

Sarah Mills’ new studio.


Hairdresser Sarah Mills Opens TriBeCa Salon

The British hairdresser Sarah Mills — lauded for her killer men’s haircuts — has relocated, opening a salon in TriBeCa.

clock March 13, 2009Caroline Tell

Natural products from Dr. Hauschka, Kiss My Face and Alba Botanica.

Skin Care

Natural Firms Upbeat Despite Economy at Expo

Those in the mainstream beauty industry could use a dose of whatever natural beauty brands are taking.

clock March 13, 2009Rachel Brown

A beauty adviser applies eye shadow.

Color Cosmetics

Facial Cosmetics Sales Rise at Mass Doors

New items such as Revlon’s Beyond Natural and Cover Girl’s Simply Ageless, hawked by Ellen DeGeneres, are propelling sales.

clock March 13, 2009Faye Brookman

An ad visual for Mirabella.

Color Cosmetics

Mirabella Beauty Updates Makeup Range

Mirabella Beauty expands makeup shade range and launches ad campaign.

clock March 13, 2009Andrea Nagel

Baxter of California’s Bravado 2 cologne.


Baxter Brings ‘Bravado’ Scent Back to the Mix

Men’s grooming brand Baxter of California is getting back into the fragrance game.

clock March 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Maggie Rizer for Clark’s Botanicals.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Rizer Gig for Clark’s Botanicals… Shiseido Centers…

Model Maggie Rizer’s latest appearance will be as an “ambassador” for fledgling skin care brand Clark’s Botanicals’ $355 Cellular Lifting Serum.

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Items in HerCut.


Products Target Haircut, Not Hair Type

Finding success in the crowded hair care arena is difficult for brands not tied to a multinational conglomerate or a hairstylist with global appeal.

clock March 13, 2009Andrea Nagel

Dan Brestle

Human Resources

Lauder’s Dan Brestle to Retire

Dan Brestle, who has shown a deft talent for building brands over the last three decades, will retire from Estee Lauder on June 30.

clock March 13, 2009Pete Born

Karyn Khoury

Human Resources

Khoury’s Advice: Connect With Customer in a New Way

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc.’s Karyn Khoury told a room full of industry executives at last week’s Women in Beauty Series.

clock March 13, 2009Gillian Koenig

A value set from MD Skincare’s new lineup.

Body Care

MD Skincare Adds Natural Body Care

With Beauty In Toxins Out Natural Beauty Collection, Manhattan-based physician Dennis Gross is making a move few other dermatologists do.

clock March 13, 2009Julie Naughton

The Art of Shaving at Bloomingdale’s.


A Barber Comes to Bloomingdale’s

The Art of Shaving has opened a barbershop-in-shop concept at Bloomingdale’s.

clock March 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Christophe Cervasel Launches New Distribution Company

Christophe Cervasel, former chief executive officer and a founder of Selective Beauty, is launching his own distribution company, called B…comme Beauty.

clock March 13, 2009Pete Born

Human Resources

Obit: Eickmeyer, Lauder Store Designer, 80

Robert Eickmeyer, who developed and opened the first freestanding Clinique store outside the U.S., died Monday of Leukemia in Louisville, Ky. He was 80.

clock March 13, 2009Gillian Koenig

Mergers and Acquisitions

VF Buys Ella Moss and Splendid

VF Corp., which first acquired one-third of Mo Industries Inc. capital stock last June, has purchased the remaining two-thirds.

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Aeropostale Unveils Plans for Kids’ Concept

Aeropostale’s fourth-quarter profits rise 5.4 percent as comps rise 6%.

clock March 13, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad

Zac Efron on the cover of Interview.


Memo Pad: Interview Pushes Reset Button… Recycling Prom Dresses…

The changes just keep coming at Interview, with more staff appointments and yet another new look.

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Business Features

Daily Stock Wrap: March 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and loser.

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Luxottica Sees Fourth-Quarter Profits Drop

Global slowdown and write-off cut into bottom line for Luxottica Group SpA.

clock March 13, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Locals Move to Separate From Union

Three UNITE HERE joint Board managers resign and look to form new union.

clock March 13, 2009Kristi Ellis

An American Apparel ad.


American Apparel Sells Stake to Lion Capital

Private equity firm takes 20 percent stake, injects $80 million.

clock March 13, 2009David Lipke

Eva Mendes, Mila Jovovich and Jessica Alba front row at Miu Miu.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Miu Miu

In Paris, Eva Mendes viewed the Miu Miu show Thursday.

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Wal-Mart Sets Aggressive Growth

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is using its Every Day Low Price strategy to capture market share around the world.

clock March 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Britt Named CFO of Perry Ellis

Executive was formerly with Urban Brands in same post

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David Mahoney and Halston attend a benefit event at Bloomingdale's in New York City on September 21, 1976.


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