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Is Ciara Launching Her Own Beauty Line?

"It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to do something in the beauty space, and there are lots of cool things that I’ve been cooking up and working on, and I can’t wait until the time is here to share it with the world," said the singer on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Indie Denim Label Closed Plans to Take Control With a Buyback Strategy

With other private investors, Closed’s Hans Redlefsen, Til Nadler and Gordon Giers are upping their stake in the company by buying back all shares from the private investment firm Genui after nearly a five-year partnership. Together the two entities developed a long-term strategy that helped Closed to generate more than $112.1 million in sales. The new setup isn’t a matter of giving Closed executives the chance to do things they haven’t been able to agree on in the past five years, according to Closed’s head of marketing and communications Gro Hjördis Pflughaupt. “It’s not as though we have been waiting for this day to change loads. Of course, generally, it’s like taking back a risk in some way,” she said. “I have to say Genui has been a pretty great partner that has a good understanding for what we do.” Building international sales, which has been a focus with Genui, will only be amplified especially in the U.S. and southern Europe including France where it has had a presence for years. For the past two seasons, Closed has sold at Shopbop and Bergdorf Goodman, and Nordstrom will added next season. The brand is now sold at Merci in France, and it recently

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