Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 18hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 12hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

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

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

As More Break In, Pop Star Designers Gain Bigger Backers

No cover image

Overview

High-profile musicians have stormed through fashion in recent years, but now they're dealing as never before, lining up serious financial backing.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

U.S. Gets Gucci Jewelry Shop

With jewelry sparkling ever brighter at Gucci, the house today will unveil its first signature boutique in the U.S. devoted entirely to the category.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

End in Sight for Club Ellen Tracy

NEW YORK — Club Ellen Tracy is going dark.

The five-year-old marketing program, which rewards loyal Ellen Tracy customers with $100 gift certificates for every $1,000 they spend on the brand, “soon will fold,” said Laura…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Sales Showing Improvement

WASHINGTON — Clothing and accessories stores kicked off the holidays in November with a big increase in sales, but traditional department stores didn’t have a lot to be merry about, according to the Commerce Department’s report…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Sara Lee Sells Filodoro Calze

NEW YORK — Continuing to sharpen its focus on its core apparel brands, Sara Lee Corp. has sold its Italian hosiery business to Gilfin SpA, the parent company of Golden Lady SpA.

The sale of Filodoro Calze SpA includes its Spanish and…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Power Surge

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder plans to give its color cosmetics business a jolt this spring with Electric Intense Lip Creme, a new signature lip color. Launching in February to 100 specialty stores and then rolling into the rest of the…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

As More Break In, Pop Star Designers Gain Bigger Backers

High-profile musicians have stormed through fashion in recent years, but now they’re dealing as never before, lining up serious financial backing.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

L’Oréal Expands China Presence

L’Oréal continues to bolster its presence in China through the acquisition of mass market skin care brand Mininurse.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

An Arden Brand Hits Wal-Mart

Prestige marketer Elizabeth Arden has broken through beauty’s imaginary class barrier and created a brand for Wal-Mart. Here are the details.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jones Promotes Dabah To New Jeans CEO Post

Jones Apparel Group on Thursday promoted Isaac Dabah to the new post of group chief executive officer over its jeans portfolio.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Singer Joins Tommy…New Chief…Serena Deal

SINGER JOINS TOMMY: Tommy Hilfiger Corp. has named denim veteran Leslie Singer executive vice president of Tommy Hilfiger Junior Jeans, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Singer, who started last week, reports to Christa Michalaros, president of…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Correction

Kate Moss will be among the new faces featured in David Yurman’s spring advertising campaign. This was incorrect in an item on page 3, Thursday.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

People

Suzy: The Big Bass Anniversary Bash…Suzy Has the Scoop

About a week ago, Mercedes and Sid Bass, the Texas tycoon and his divinely dressed wife, sitting in their ravishing house in Fort Worth, decided on the spot to give a party in New York to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Weber to Head Aramis Division

NEW YORK — In a dramatic shift, Fabrice Weber has been put in charge of the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division of Estée Lauder Cos., succeeding John Karp, who will leave the company at the end of the month.

Weber will take over…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Clarins Reorganizes U.S.

NEW YORK — Clarins Group USA will undergo a reorganization Jan. 1 with the elevation of Eric Horowitz to the newly created post of president of the Clarins Brand Division and the creation of a Group Operations Division, while continuing with the…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lauder Turns on Lip Color

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder is out to give a new charge to its lipstick business with Electric Intense Lip Creme, a long-lasting, creamy color collection to be launched in two stages next year.

“Because we’re leaders in…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Hoping for a Kinder 2004

After a tough two-year stretch of business, the worst might be over – as beauty vendors bet on a yet modest rebound in the first half of 2004.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Hermès Planning To Launch a Wonder

PARIS — With its new, youthful fragrance due out in spring, Hermès hopes to lure women in touch with their inner child.

The whimsical scent, called Eau des Merveilles (French for Water of Wonders), is slated to hit Hermès stores…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kit to Aid More Than Hair

NEW YORK — Jean-François Lazartigue has had his share of tough times.

Three years ago Lazartigue’s main hair care suppliers in France filed for bankruptcy, resulting in serious out-of-stock problems and, subsequently, a chilly…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Biz Honors Beauty’s Best

NEW YORK — Over 100 beauty executives flocked to New York’s Brasserie 8 1/2 last Thursday for a breakfast honoring the winners of the first annual WWD Beauty Biz awards.

Among those on hand: L’Oréal’s Jean Paul…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Snippets: Executive Shuffle…Prep At Home…Face It

EXECUTIVE SHUFFLE: Shiseido Co., Ltd. has named Yutaka Yamanouchi corporate officer, chief officer of international sales division, international operations headquarters. Shuichi Tanaka, president and ceo of Shiseido Europe S.A., will become…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Utowa: A Modern Variety Store

Utowa, a new store in Chelsea, is a flower shop, a store and an art gallery all in one; Rebecca Taylor’s foothold in NoLIta.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rebecca Taylor Finds a Foothold in NoLIta

NEW YORK — While other designers have rushed to open flagships only to close them when times get tough, Rebecca Taylor has taken her own sweet time.

After nurturing her business for seven years, Taylor in February will open her first U.S….

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

New Scheme for Struggling Star

NEW YORK — The cover of last week’s Star Magazine promised to tell readers who are the 30 biggest spenders and cheapskates in Hollywood. On the left was Jennifer Lopez. Obviously in the biggest-spender category. On the right, Catherine…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Hearing From a Reliable Source

WASHINGTON — Washington Post reporter Richard Leiby, the paper’s new Reliable Source gossip columnist, was on a utility vehicle on a highway in Kuwait earlier this year when he heard an interesting piece of gossip. Lloyd Grove, who had…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Memo Pad: New York Time

NEW YORK TIME: On Monday, New York Magazine will host its annual awards luncheon, but Mort Zuckerman and his band of merry men may get the ultimate one — the magazine itself. With bids due on Thursday, the odds favored the…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Settlement Reached In Executive Life Case

The French government and retail baron François Pinault reached a settlement with U.S. prosecutors over allegations in the Executive Life case.

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shopping Spree…TV Times…Surprise Guest

SHOPPING SPREE: While Las Vegas seems like the perfect backdrop for the Hilton sisters’ wild antics, Nicky turned to more wholesome pursuits when she hit the Talulah G store opening party on Tuesday night. With skateboarder…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Apparel Joins Books As ‘Net Bestsellers

NEW YORK — Apparel ran a virtual dead heat with books for the most popular product purchased online in November, as 5.2 percent of cybershoppers spent $1.6 billion for clothing they bought the e-way, up 33 percent from $1.2 billion a year…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Inditex Sees 9.2% Income Drop

PARIS — Same-store sales declines and unfavorable currency translation joined forces to pressure down the profits of Inditex Group, the Spanish fashion retailer that operates the Zara fast-fashion chain.

For the three months ended Oct….

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Delia’s Costs Alloy in Third Qtr.

NEW YORK — Alloy Inc. fell into the red in the third quarter as costs from its Delia’s acquisition more than offset a double-digit benefit to revenues.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the New York-based Gen-Y multiplatform…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Wolford Returns to Black

PARIS — Aided by radical cost-cutting, Wolford AG on Thursday said it had jumped out of the red in the first half.

The company also said Holger Dahmen would in January succeed Fritz Hummer as its chief executive officer.

The…

clock December 12, 2003WWD Staff

Latest Galleries

Social Studies