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The Sweet Smell of Friday: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj Launch New Perfumes

Singer Katy Perry is in the news for more than her on-and-off relationship with John Mayer, alleged feud with Taylor Swift and attempt to buy a Los Angeles convent. The singer just launched the new fragrance Mad Potion exclusively with a pop-up shop on Twitter’s new shopping platform (@katyperrypopup). The $30 vanilla-musk scent is…

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Celebrity

Rihanna Teams for Temporary Tattoos

Pop star Rihanna is teaming with jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche on a collection of jewelry-inspired black and gold temporary tats. The collection…

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Celebrity

Ellen DeGeneres Debits Lifestyle Site

Talk TV queen Ellen DeGeneres—ranked America’s favorite TV personality for the past three years by The Harris Poll—became the latest celebrity to launch a website lifestyle collection. eD, on eDbyellen.com, includes home goods, apparel and accessories priced from $25 to $395, all with Degeneres’s signature casual but tailored and detailed style…

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Celebrity

Hudson Launches Fab Men’s Line

Actress Kate Hudson’s Fabletics line of fashion athletic wear for women just got a sibling. FL2 is hudson’s new men’s line, repped by spokesman Oliver hudson, Kate’s brother. FL2, like Fabletics, is available online on a subscription basis, with “VIP members” getting a monthly outfit for a discounted price…

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Celebrity

Klum Speads Color From Down Under

Heidi Klum is ready to import her colorful line of men’s underwear, HK Man, to the U.S., she told WWD in a recent interview. HK Man was launched in Australia and New Zealand and is currently available
in the U.S. online…

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Celebrity

Jillian Michaels Gets a New Licensing Agent

Trainer and life coach Jillian Michaels, from NBC’s The Biggest Loser, signed with Shark Branding to license her brand for categories including swimwear, eyewear, fragrance, cosmetics, skincare, hair care, food appliances, and household cleaning products in North America…

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Larger Fashion Lines a Plus for Retailers

Demand for plus-size women’s clothing is expected to increase strongly through 2019, according to researcher Ibis World, due to factors including rising per capita disposable income, a decline in healthy eating, greater designer collaboration, and greater availability of premium products. The trend is showing up in licensing…

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Experiental Licensing

Pop Goes 24 Hour Fitness

Fitness maven Cassey Ho is the latest digital celebrity to heighten her profile through licensing. 24 Hour Fitness is working with the fitness instructor and YouTube personality to roll out her POP Pilates regimen in its fitness clubs nationally…

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Retail

Target’s Pulitzer Problem

It seemed a major coup for mass merchant Target to have signed high- end designer Lilly Pulitzer for an exclusive fashion and home line. But it wasn’t all triumph for “Tar-jay” when the 250-piece Lilly Pulitzer collection launched April 19. Within hours (and in some stores, minutes), crazed customers had plucked the shelves clean. Online traffic was so great that…

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Fragrance

Smell of Success

A pair of world famous celebrities are celebrating 10 years of fruitful fragrance licensing collaborations with the release of special 10th anniversary limited edition products that are both currently available…

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