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CLAIBORNE HIKES BUYBACK

NEW YORK -- Liz Claiborne Inc. has increased its stock buyback program by another $100 million, to $775 million.
As of Sept. 3, the company has repurchased or committed to repurchase 23.2...

– September 5, 1997

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A FRESH APPROACH: BATHROOM CHIC

Byline: Chantal Tode

NEW YORK -- American consumers want personal care products that are not only functional but stylish, say the owners of Fresh Inc., the Boston-based retailer...

– September 5, 1997

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CREDITORS' PLAN FOR BUM GETS APPROVAL BY COURT

NEW YORK -- Creditors will become the overseers of BUM International Inc., now that a plan to sell the firm to Tarrant Apparel Group Inc. has been rejected by a Los...

– September 5, 1997

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TOP NOTES

SUDAN DELIVERY: As in years past, Hermes is marketing a limited-edition crystal bottle for its Eau d'Hermes fragrance. But this year, the design for the $650 lead crystal flacon originated in an orphanage for...

– September 5, 1997

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AUREL'S SMALL STRATEGY

Byline: Melissa Drier

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Is there a future for small German perfumeries? Reiner Metz, director of the Aurel Group, a cooperative of independently owned perfumeries...

– September 5, 1997

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OUTLOOK GIVES A BIT OF COMFORT

Byline: Jenny B. Fine / with contributions from Alev Aktar

NEW YORK -- Over the past five years, such fragrance superstars as Estee Lauder's Pleasures, Calvin Klein's CK One,...

– September 5, 1997

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MOVADO NET SURGES 39.9% IN 2ND QUARTER

Byline: Catherine Curan

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Driven by increased domestic sales of its Movado and Concord brands, second-quarter profits of high-end watch maker Movado...

– September 5, 1997

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A WHO'S OF COSMETICS -- 1997
THE BEAUTY TOP 75

PARIS -- The Top 75 presents the world's largest cosmetics companies, ranked according to total beauty sales. A Who's Who of the cosmetics industry, these 75 firms...

– September 5, 1997

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MATTIOLO GETS ROMANTIC FOR FIRST SCENT

Byline: A.B.B.

MILAN -- Gai Mattiolo, a 28-year-old Italian designer, is making his first foray into fragrance.
The designer is using the time-tested imagery of...

– September 5, 1997

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SHULL MAY JOIN BARNEYS

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- Thomas Shull, a former Macy's executive vice president and point man on several retail bankruptcies, is negotiating to join Barneys New York.
He is...

– September 5, 1997

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AFTER YEARS OF PALE SALES, NAIL CARE IS A BRIGHT SPOT

Byline: Faye Brookman

NEW YORK -- Retailers hope they never see red again in the nail category.
The chain-store executives aren't referring to the...

– September 5, 1997

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AVON GOES ON THE RUN

Byline: Pete Born

NEW YORK -- Avon Products Inc., which was among the first to promote women's marathon running only to leave the field in 1985, is back on track.
The company said...

– September 5, 1997

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