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 13hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 19hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Fossil Goes High-End: Buys Michele Watches And Digs a New Niche

No cover image

Overview

Fossil Inc. is acquiring the maker of Michele Watches, giving it entree to the lucrative high-end fashion watch market.

From This Issue

Memo Pad: Trading Spaces …

TRADING SPACES: Dominique Browning wasted little time capitalizing on her rival Mark Mayfield’s recent staff reshuffle, naming former House Beautiful executive editor Carolyn Sollis to the newly created post of style…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Weak Dollar Plagues Spain Show

MADRID — Despite such discouraging realities as the dollar’s weakness against the euro, flat consumer spending in Europe and aggressive competition from Asian countries, vendors at the recent SIMM show here, held before the terrorist…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

New Business in the Bag

Three designers are set to introduce handbags at next week’s Los Angeles fashion week.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

West Watch: Hop On …

HOP ON: First came Von Dutch Originals and West Coast Choppers. Now joining the biker culture-inspired apparel scene is Ron Simms. The longtime custom motorcycle builder, known for his choppers that fetch $60,000 to $80,000 painted with…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Joie’s Crystal Ball

LOS ANGELES — Good collectors figure out today what might be worth a mint tomorrow. Joie Rucker is banking on the riches of denim.

The designer behind the sizzling Joie contemporary sportswear line based here has launched a denim…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ralph’s World

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren is branching out. After he bought back the Lauren label, sales soared — thanks to an upgrade in fabrics and styling. Now the designer wants to expand the label by licensing products from accessories to fragrance….

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fossil Goes High-End: Buys Michele Watches And Digs a New Niche

Fossil Inc. is acquiring the maker of Michele Watches, giving it entree to the lucrative high-end fashion watch market.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Expanding Stephen’s World

Stephen Burrows, one of the original architects of Seventies style, is launching a line of separates on the Home Shopping Network on April 6.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Barneys Profits Up 13.7%

NEW YORK — Improved full-price selling boosted Barneys New York’s fourth-quarter results.

The high-end retailer on Tuesday posted double-digit gains in income and sales for the three months ended Jan. 31, with income up 13.7 percent…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chanel on the Ginza: A Towering Project

The Paris-based design house plans to build the Ginza district’s tallest tower.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gillette Acquires Rembrandt … Tiffany’s New Post … Factory 2-U Lands CFO …

GILLETTE ACQUIRES REMBRANDT: Placing itself squarely in the fast-growing whitening category, Gillette Co. said Tuesday it acquired the teeth-whitening products of the Rembrandt brand from privately held Den-Mat Corp. The financial terms of the…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Corrections

Velvet’s annual volume is $15 million. The number was incorrect in a story March 18, describing its new line and division, Wyeth.

Michelyn Camen is senior vice president of marketing for Simmons Jewelry Co. Her title was incorrect…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

After Sluggish ’03 Kohl’s Takes Steps Toward Rebound

It’s been a tumultuous time for Kohl’s, but after a slew of executive and merchandise changes, observers are again bullish on the retailer’s future.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In the Middle: Varekova Takes on Macy’s … From Poodle to Sasson …

VAREKOVA TAKES ON MACY’S: Sports Illustrated and Perry Ellis will have Veronica Varekova, cover girl of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, on hand at Macy’s Herald Square April 1 to sign copies of “Sports…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Swank Showing Sensual Side for Calvin Ads

Hilary Swank will appear in print, outdoor and other media in support of the launch of Calvin Klein’s new Sensual Support collection.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Never Can Say Goodbye … In the Pink … Lady’s Night …

NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE: It was that 1973 number one hit that put the original disco diva Gloria Gaynor on the charts, and it’s among the trio of requested classics she’ll be belting out this Sunday night to Tom Ford and…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Luca Luca Fla. Trunk Shows Rack Up $180,000 in Sales

NEW YORK — Luca Luca staged trunk shows at its three Florida stores, scoring $50,000 in sales March 11-13 at the Coral Gables unit in The Village at Merrick Park, $80,000 at the shop in the Bal Harbour Shops from March 15-17, and $50,000 at the…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

People

Suzy

The tycoons gathered to celebrate Brian Mulroney’s 65th birthday at Club Colette in Palm Beach over the weekend.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Overtime, EU Sanctions Cause Intense Debate in Senate

An election-year issue on retailers’ radar is set in the Senate today regarding pending Bush administration changes in rules about overtime pay.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.S., Colombia To Talk Trade

The U.S. will begin free-trade negotiations with Colombia during two days of talks set for mid-May.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lauren’s World: The Next Chapter

On track to hit $400 million at wholesale in its first year, Lauren by Ralph Lauren seeks to expand its scope with new and upgraded licensed products.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Mirror, Mirror on the Mall

Retail anthropologist Paco Underhill dissects the dynamics of malls in his new book, “Call of the Mall,” and shares a few thoughts.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Clarins, Vichy Face Scrutiny … Hair to the Throne … The Other Camilla Factor …

PARIS — The Turkish minister of industry and trade, Ali Coskun, has launched an inquiry into advertising used for Groupe Clarins and Vichy Laboratoires’ anticellulite products, Lift Minceur Anti-Capiton and D-Stock Anti-Storage Body…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jones Seeks Maxwell Shoe Takeover

Jones Apparel Group on Tuesday launched a hostile $297 million takeover bid for Maxwell Shoe Co., setting the stage for a possible bidding war.

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Retailers, School Join Book Fund-Raiser

NEW YORK — Retailers here have devised a strategy for encouraging shopping during slow periods and supporting a good cause at the same time. They’re binding together for a school book drive, called Shop 4 Class.

The promotion,…

clock March 24, 2004WWD Staff

Latest Galleries

Social Studies