Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock 9hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 16hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Specialty Numbers: Gap Stars as Markdowns Hit Competition

No cover image

Overview

Gap Inc. scored twice on Thursday, once with strong second-quarter earnings and again by coaxing Patricia DeRosa out of her retirement.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Exclusive Finish

NEW YORK — To give its beauty section a point of distinction, CVS is adding European department store brand Lumene to its product mix. Hailing from Finland, the 230-item collection of facial skin care, color and body products could ring up sales…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Specialty Numbers: Gap Stars as Markdowns Hit Competition

Gap Inc. scored twice on Thursday, once with strong second-quarter earnings and again by coaxing Patricia DeRosa out of her retirement.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Patricia DeRosa Un-Retires To Join Gap Inc. as Senior VP

LOS ANGELES — Gap Inc. has coaxed Patricia DeRosa, 50, out of retirement. She will join the firm Monday in the new post of senior vice president of creative talent development in the human resources department, the company said Thursday….

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Warnaco Shareholder Vents Ire

The new Warnaco has a gadfly of its own, and he wants several officers and directors of the firm to stop using the apparel firm as a “honey pot.”

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Gilar Salesman Tommy Sator

NEW YORK — Tommy Sator, a salesman at bridge eveningwear firm Gilar, died this month of lymphoma at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He was 79.

Sator had been with the company since its inception five years ago, but worked in the New York…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Movie Star Shines in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Solid sales growth combined with operating discipline to return Movie Star Inc. to profitability in the fourth quarter.

In the three months ended June 30, net income reached $1 million, or 7 cents a diluted share, versus a loss…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Loss Cut at Marisa Christina

NEW YORK — Marisa Christina Inc. was able to nearly cut its second-quarter loss in half, despite a double-digit decline in sales.

For the three months ended June 30, the net loss was trimmed 48.4 percent to $706,000, or 10 cents a share,…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Tiffany & Co. Looking To Expand in Europe

Tiffany & Co. is expanding its presence in Europe with its second freestanding London store, a 4,200-square-foot unit to open next spring.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Penney Vacancy…Kellwood’s Climb…Vuitton’s Opening

PENNEY VACANCY: J.C. Penney public relations vice president Rita Trevino Flynn has left the Plano, Tex.-based chain. She joined Penney’s in 1999 and became the company’s first Hispanic officer. Previously, she was a corporate public…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nordstrom Net Soars On Excellent Margins

Strong sales and its “best operating margins in years” helped propel Nordstrom Inc. to an 81.3 percent increase in second-quarter profits.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

PPR Adds More Gucci

Edging closer to its yearend goal of 70 percent, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA this month has boosted its stake in Gucci Group NV to 66.65 percent.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: No Sweat…Catwalk Girls…The Boss…Hot For Thalia

NO SWEAT: How’s Karl Lagerfeld kept his cool during the heat wave in France? By working, of course. Don’t feel too sorry for him, though — he’s been underground, in the massive library he’s constructed under…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Bon-Ton Profits, EB Loss Widens

NEW YORK — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. swung to a profit in the second quarter while its acquisition target The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. widened its loss.

For the three months ended Aug. 2, York, Pa.-based Bon-Ton reported net income of…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dawson’s Paul Munn Steps Down

Paul Munn has stepped down as chief executive of Dawson International amid growing losses at the Scottish cashmere manufacturer.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lanvin Embarks on U.S. Relaunch

NEW YORK — Lanvin, which is poised to relaunch its fragrance business in the U.S., is hoping for a jump-start this fall.

The French fashion house has planned U.S. rollouts of two scents that already have launched in Europe. The first, a…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lanvin Products Reach Into India

NEW DELHI — The huge potential of the Indian market, with its one-billion-plus population, is bringing more and more foreign perfume brands to its shores.

The latest to enter the arena already crowded with domestic and foreign brands is…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Joop Finds New Muse

BERLIN — Inspiration is the name of the game for the new women’s scent, Joop Muse.

The latest in Lancaster’s Joop family of scents is due to bow in 2,500 doors in Germany in October 2003, plus about 3,000 more in Austria,…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lancôme Builds a New Foundation

NEW YORK — Lancôme is planning to give its foundation business a jolt of energy this fall with Rénergie Lift Makeup SPF 20.

Inspired by the technology of Lancôme’s popular Rénergie skin care line, the new…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bumble Takes a Chance on Curls

NEW YORK — With the anticipation of a curly hair comeback, Bumble and bumble is ready with the launch of Curl Conscious.

“It’s like when Tom Ford relaunched Gucci. We want to bring [curly hair] back, because it’s been…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dianne Brill: Giving Beauty Some Lip

NEW YORK — Model, author and all-around personality Dianne Brill is again in the limelight — but now as a makeup maven.

New York’s self-proclaimed “Queen of the Night,” Brill spent the last three years in Europe…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Paula Dorf Steps Into Skin

NEW YORK — When it comes to skin care, Paula Dorf is keeping it simple.

The independently owned makeup artist brand will enter the skin care category with the debut of Simple Skin in October.

Dorf noted that the line is very…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Budget Tops ECRM Agenda

Bargain hunters are poised to reap large benefits as firms, particularly smaller ones, answer the call for value-priced cosmetics.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Top Notes: Saks Protest…Catwalk Bound…Like Wholesale…Humanitarian Effort…Skin Care Artisan

SAKS PROTEST: A labor union representing cosmetics and fragrance employees at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship Thursday stepped up a public awareness campaign about negotiations with Saks management for a first-time contract. Retail,…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Lumene to Debut at CVS

CVS is bringing a touch of Finland to select Northeastern stores in November with the introduction of Lumene skin care and cosmetics.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Taking a Turn for the Better

NEW YORK — Physicians Formula has written the right prescription.

Retailers nearly pulled the plug on the once-ailing beauty line only four years ago, when space was needed to let the then-new Olay and Neutrogena color lines in. History…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

25 Styles in One Package

NEW YORK — Scünci is aiming to make its latest introduction as popular as the 1987 fabric-meets-elastic hairband.

Hitting stores mid-November is the Ü Style hairstyling kit by Scünci (pronounced scoon-see), which allows…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Snippets: Bliss On The Block…Park Avenue Blonde…Bumble In Holiday Mode

BLISS ON THE BLOCK?: With LVMH reportedly selling off its non-core businesses, industry insiders are again pointing to the possible sale of BlissWorld LLC, the beauty empire founded by Marcia Kilgore in 1996 that was partially acquired by the…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Consumer Show Grabs Sponsors, New Name for Its Debut

Next year’s Pathways to Beauty & Well Being consumer show has gotten a theme and several modifications since its inception earlier this year.

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vodka’s Still Hip; Frosted Glass Isn’t

The scramble for supremacy in the “super-premium” vodka market is reflected in bottles as varied as the libation itself

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

BOOKING A PHOTOGRAPHER: It takes more than moxie to don only white chalk, hibiscus petals and a lily headdress, but fashion photographer Dietmar Busse did that and more for a new book, “Flower Album,” which is being published by…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Dying Etc….Summer Job…World News Of The Week…See Paris…Return Engagement…Help Wanted

DYING, ETC: It was being touted as the next big thing at Time Inc., the one that could actually make it out of the gate. But it turns out Living Etc., the British shelter title being developed for the U.S. by former In Style features editor…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Currency, Slow Sales Depress Swatch Net

PARIS — Currency shifts and sluggish spending dragged down Swatch Group’s first-half sales and lowered its profits.

Net income in the first half dropped 9.7 percent to $134 million. With tourism down and consumer spending sluggish,…

clock August 22, 2003WWD Staff

Latest Galleries

Social Studies