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Drakkar Noir is Taking a Hard Rock Approach

PARIS -- For years, Georges Klarsfeld, international managing director of the L'Oreal Group's Prestige and Collections designer fragrance division, has been toying with the idea of using a rock 'n' roll theme to market a fragrance.

When...

– May 27, 1994

Beauty

ValueVision Loses $3.8M in Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS -- ValueVision International, the third-largest home shopping channel in the U.S., posted a loss of $3.8 million in the first quarter ended April 30, after a $3.5 million charge.

The charge resulted from a proposed merger with...

– May 27, 1994

Retail

Clinique Promotion a Hit at Saks

NEW YORK -- Clinique's business jumped 20 percent last week in the five metropolitan branches of Saks Fifth Avenue as the company brought its What Age Great Skin promotion to New York.

The biggest push came at the Fifth Avenue flagship, where...

– May 27, 1994

Beauty

The Stampede into Equine Products

NEW YORK -- Mass market manufacturers are hoping to corral a barnyard concept for mainstream retailing.

For the last year or so, a growing number of people have been turning to products first designed for horses for their personal grooming...

– May 27, 1994

Fashion

Commercial Art

"I'm delighted to see the Clinton administration making an effort to support American fashion," said James Mischka.

"It's an industry that's been suffering for several years, and it's good to get this support," added Mischka's partner, Mark...

– May 26, 1994

Beauty

House Panel Schedules Hearings on Leslie Fay Closing U.S. Plant

NEW YORK -- The House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations has authorized hearings into The Leslie Fay Cos.' plan to close its plant in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., which would eliminate more than 1,200 jobs.

A spokesman for Rep. Pat Williams (D.,...

– May 26, 1994

Fashion

Changes in Consumers' Lifestyles Have Strong Effect on Hosiery Industry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Think global, keep alert to new technology and -- most of all -- stay tuned to the changes in consumer lifestyles and demand. These shifts are affecting the hosiery industry as never before.

That was the key message hammered...

– May 26, 1994

Fashion

Sleepwear, Daywear Stay Busy

NEW YORK -- Push-up bras hogged the spotlight at the May innerwear market, but daywear and sleepwear were quietly generating a lot of action as well.

Vendors and stores said they were eager to keep the momentum going in both categories. Daywear...

– May 26, 1994

Beauty

Bondholders Take a Stand, Back Macy Plan

NEW YORK -- R.H. Macy & Co.'s official bondholders' committee Wednesday put its weight behind Macy's $3.7 billion proposal, strengthening the retailer's effort to remain independent, despite Federated Department Store's merger...

– May 26, 1994

Retail

Retailers Ask Clinton to OK China MFN

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-nine retail executives have signed a letter to President Clinton urging him to extend most-favored-nation trade status to China without conditions.

They warned that even selective sanctions against Chinese imports could...

– May 26, 1994

Beauty

Fibers Division Profits Slump

LONDON -- Courtaulds PLC reported a 13.9 percent drop in operating profits at its fibers and chemicals division to $139.5 million (93 million pounds) in the year ended March 31.

Sales fell 6.2 percent to $1.09 billion (727 million...

– May 26, 1994

Beauty

Hampshire Group has $96,000 Quarter Loss

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Battered by restructuring of its hosiery operations, Hampshire Group Ltd. reported a first-quarter loss of $96,000, but showed an operating profit.

A year ago, after a $1.3 million accounting gain, the company reported profits...

– May 26, 1994

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