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L'OREAL'S NEW SONG: L'Oreal Paris has crowned singer and actress (and onetime Miss America) Vanessa Williams as its latest spokeswoman.
Williams, who has a role in the movie "Soul Food" and is in the midst...

– October 31, 1997

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FIGHT MAY BE BREWING OVER BID FOR DOMTEX'S SWIFT DENIM UNIT

NEW YORK -- A battle might be in the offing for Dominion Textile's Swift Denim operation.
As reported, Polymer Group, North Charleston, S.C., which...

– October 31, 1997

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PHYTO-LIERAC'S ETHNIC APPEAL

Byline: Chantal Tode

NEW YORK -- Phyto-Lierac, the French manufacturer of plant-based hair care, will narrow its market focus even more in February, when it launches an all-natural...

– October 31, 1997

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BRITAIN'S BURST OF AD ENERGY

Byline: James Fallon

LONDON -- Britain is hot and so are its fashion magazines -- at least in terms of revenue: Advertising volumes are their highest in seven years and waves of...

– October 31, 1997

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MARKET DROP HITS APPAREL, SPARES MOST RETAIL STOCKS

NEW YORK -- Apparel stocks were beaten down Thursday, but most retail issues dodged the bullet as the Dow Jones Industrials sank 125 points, mostly in the last hour...

– October 31, 1997

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CLARINS ADDS PARIS TOUCH TO TEXAS

Byline: Frenchy Falik

HOUSTON, Tex. -- When Saks Fifth Avenue made plans to open its second-largest store here, Clarins saw a unique opportunity.
Clarins had long wanted to...

– October 31, 1997

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BARE MARKET

NEW YORK -- It's not all showgirls, showmanship and fleeting hysteria. With the New York collections about to start, the major designers here are taking a cool approach to spring. Ralph Lauren gets a jump...

– October 31, 1997

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CHANEL READIES LONG MAKEUP LIST

Byline: Alev Aktar

NEW YORK -- Chanel's makeup business is growing faster than those of its rivals, and now the house aims to grab more share with a new lineup of unusual...

– October 31, 1997

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SUZY

Byline: Aileen Mehle

Prince Albert of Monaco a movie star? Well, not exactly, but...Albert was in town Thursday night for the Princess Grace Foundation gala, and the news is that he'll follow in the pretty...

– October 31, 1997

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TIFFANY ADDS TO ITS BOARD, NAMES BRAVO

NEW YORK -- Tiffany & Co. has named Rose Marie Bravo, worldwide chief executive of Burberrys Ltd., to its board of directors.
The appointment increases the Tiffany board to...

– October 31, 1997

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CORRECTIONS

Saks Fifth Avenue's fourth-quarter profit gains were incorrectly reported in a chart supplied by Merrill Lynch on page 28, Oct. 27. Saks' fourth-quarter earnings grew 7.8 percent in 1995 and 10.3 percent in...

– October 31, 1997

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L'OREAL'S NEW SUN CARE ROLE

Byline: Chantal Tode

NEW YORK -- L'Oreal SA took its first step toward infiltrating the U.S. mass market sun care category this week.
On Monday, the company reached an agreement...

– October 31, 1997

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