Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Business

Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Fragrance Deluge Brightens Prestige Beauty’s Gloss for Fall

No cover image

Overview

The global beauty industry sees a glimmer of hope for fall, with rebounds in consumer confidence and the economy.

From This Issue

Here, one example of Gaultier’s terrific tailoring: a belted leather jacket with surreal attached gloves, worn with a tight skirt.

Fashion Features

Hands-On Haute

PARIS — Cool catsuits, rich furs and haute tailoring — those were some of the elements of Jean Paul Gaultier’s stellar fall couture collection. Mix a soupçon of Surrealism with a dose of swashbuckling fashion audacity, and you…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Lindsay Owen-Jones

Fashion Features

Fragrance Deluge Brightens Prestige Beauty’s Gloss for Fall

The global beauty industry sees a glimmer of hope for fall, with rebounds in consumer confidence and the economy.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

A Dior Homme look for spring 2004.

Fashion Features

Slimane Renews With Dior for 3 Years

Christian Dior renewed Hedi Slimane’s contract as artistic director of Dior Homme for three more years, adding responsibility for men’s fragrances.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Features

Cavalli Rejects Plea Bargain In Italian Trial for Tax Fraud

MILAN — Prosecutors offered Roberto Cavalli a plea bargain carrying a sentence of two years in prison if the designer admits to charges of tax fraud, but Cavalli’s lawyer said his client will reject the offer and prove his…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Yvonne Chahine Resigns Post At Stella Mc Cartney

Yvonne Chahine has resigned as Stella McCartney’s president in North America, WWD has learned, but she will consult for the firm through October.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: PBR Bonds … Another Rite Aid Plea … Labor Pains …

  • PPR BONDS: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute announced Thursday its successful launch of a $853.4 million eurobond maturing on Jan. 23, 2009. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates, as PPR’s bond was…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dems Back UNITE In Cintas Campaign

WASHINGTON — Two powerful unions have joined forces with House lawmakers in an effort to push Cintas Corp., the nation’s leading supplier of commercial uniforms and laundry services, to sign an agreement that would allow its employees to…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Hanne Merriman, 61 Ex-Garfinckel’s President

NEW YORK — Hanne Merriman, former president of Garfinckel’s, the defunct Washington, D.C.-based department stores, died of breast cancer on July 4 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. She was 61.

Merriman headed…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bush Trade Plans Draw Fire

WASHINGTON — House Democrats put U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick on the defensive Thursday about Bush administration trade policies during a hearing about free-trade agreements that Chile and Singapore recently signed with the…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Lancome's Attraction.

Fashion Features

Lancôme’s Rules of Attraction

Lancôme is banking on its new fragrance, Attraction, to draw women to the fragrance bar this fall. The scent is due to start rolling out in October.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Idealist Micro-D Deep Thermal Refinisher and Idealist Skin Refinisher.

Fashion Features

Estée Lauder’s Finishing Touch

With its new Idealist Micro-D Deep Thermal Refinisher, Estée Lauder is tapping into the growing home microdermabrasion trend.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

June Sales: Volume Mixed, Inventories Down

Clearance sales and clearer skies allowed retailers to conclude June with unspectacular sales results but leaner inventory levels.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

New Incredible Spreadable scrubs.

Fashion Features

Origins Scrubs Up

NEW YORK — Origins’ popular Salt Scrub is rubbing off into a new product line this fall.

Two new items — Incredible Spreadable Ginger Body Smoother and Incredible Spreadable Sea Salt Body Smoother — will bow this…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Top Notes

SEPHORA SWAP: Sephora, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, announced Thursday it will take over the activities of Poland’s oldest selective perfumery chain, Empik — including its nine shops — in…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Amanda Hearst

People

Suzy

More on the Prince of Wales’ magnificent party at Windsor Castle…what Lauren Bush has been up to in England…getting ready for a Getty wedding.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Trade Secrets salon area.

Fashion Features

Regis’ Formats Meet Many Needs

A market leader in the hybrid salon-retail business, Regis has diversified its portfolio to get to shoppers no matter where they are.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Snippets

STORE BUZZ: Burt’s Bees is opening a store and showroom within its factory space in Durham, N.C. While plans are still in concept form — store square footage has not been determined — Roxanne Quimby, the company’s…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

NRF Sees Growth Doubling in Second Half

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation is forecasting a 4.5 percent growth in total sales for general merchandise, apparel, home furnishings, electronics, appliance, sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, collectively known as GAFS,…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Terry Biviano's flowing style.

Fashion Features

Australian Fashion’s Big Splash

Swimwear and splashy – literally – presentations were hits at the recent Mercedes Australia Fashion Week in Sydney.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

A vignette at the girl’s store.

Fashion Features

Coming Up Daisies

A husband-and-wife team opens apparel stores for mother and daughter across the street from one another.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

WWD Image

Media

Cate Stars in Karan Production

NEW YORK — “I wouldn’t call her a classic beauty. She’s beyond a classic beauty. She has an identity, an intelligence and a soul to me,” said Donna Karan of Cate Blanchett.

Karan is clearly tickled about her newest…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Carol Hamilton

Fashion Features

Beauty Looks to Second Half for Revival

The mass beauty market is shrugging off the difficult first half, and makers across the board say they are expecting a brighter fall and winter.

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad

ON THE HUNT: Since the ouster of Tom Rogers as chief executive officer of Primedia in May, many believed the position would go to Charles McCurdy, the company’s president who was tapped as interim ceo.

A well-liked…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

WWD Image

Fashion Features

Rock The House

More than 18,000 spectacular roses wilted in the summer heat along with hundreds of revelers on the sweaty dance floor as Boucheron feted its latest collection of jewelry on Wednesday night. Gucci Group creative director Tom Ford stopped by to inspect…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

James Galanos

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Taking Cover … A-Musing … Doll Face …

TAKING COVER: Retired design great James Galanos recently lamented in these columns that “fashion is geared only to young people today. All I see is Levi’s and bare bellies.” Well, there were none of those at Ralph…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Elie Saab

Fashion Features

Dramatic Developments – Couture Review: Elie Saab

PARIS — Extravagance and opulence, spiced with a dash of the exotic or the fantastical, marked the efforts of two out-of-town houses that helped end the fall haute couture week here.

Beirut-based Elie Saab seems to have his mind…

clock July 11, 2003WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies