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From its computerized underground parking garage up to its sumptuous Alain Ducasse restaurant on the 10th floor, the world's largest Chanel store bows here Saturday in the burgeoning Ginza shopping district.

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New Launch Costs Hit Kellwood Net

Kellwood had a healthy sales bump thanks to a slew of new products, but saw third-quarter earnings drop 6.3 percent partly due to launch costs.

clock December 3, 2004Evan Clark


A&F Plans Canadian Growth

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is planning to open its first stores in Canada next year.

clock December 3, 2004Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

In Brief: PVH Gets Trumped … Helping Out

PVH GETS TRUMPED: Fresh off the launch of his fragrance and tailored clothing collection, Donald Trump has signed a deal with Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. to manufacture and distribute men’s dress shirts and neckwear under the Donald J. Trump…

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff


Quote of the Week

“There’s a lot of money out there, easy access to it and everybody agrees that there are too many retailers, so the best answer is to consolidate.’’

— Allen Questrom, chairman and chief executive officer, J.C….

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff

Kate Winslet



The superexclusive Corviglia Ski Club in St. Moritz is turning 75… Pavarotti saying arrivederci…Penélope the party pooper.

clock December 3, 2004Aileen Mehle

Despite heavy foot traffic, sales on Black Friday and the following weekend were weaker than hoped.


November Comps a Turkey, High End Still a Bright Spot

Holiday promotions on Thanksgiving weekend didn’t offset slower consumer spending at the beginning of the month for major retailers.

clock December 3, 2004Meredith Derby

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

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Met Confirms Chanel Exhibit

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute confirmed Thursday that it will stage its major spring exhibition on the history of Chanel, incorporating looks from the late designer and contemporary pieces by Karl Lagerfeld….

clock December 3, 2004Eric Wilson

The new Drew Barrymore ad for spring.

Beauty Features

Lancôme’s New Storyteller

NEW YORK — Gucci Westman, international creative director at Lancôme, has created her first cosmetics color story for the brand by putting the girly back into glamour.

It’s meant to be in step with fashion, Westman said…

clock December 3, 2004Pete Born and Holly Miller

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Hudis Elevated at BeautyBank

NEW YORK — The bank has a new president — BeautyBank, that is.

Jane Hudis, who had been senior vice president and general manager of BeautyBank — the newest division of the Estée Lauder Cos. — was elevated Thursday…

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff

Michael Kors

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Michael’s New Kors: Launches With Lauder

NEW YORK — Michael Kors, one of America’s most traveled designers, has come up with a fragrance concept that matches his wanderlust — Island Michael Kors.

It is the first scent to be launched since the Estée Lauder Cos….

clock December 3, 2004Julie Naughton

Hermès’ new Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.

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Hermès Adds a Blossom to Its Garden

PARIS — Hermès’ olfactive garden keeps on growing.

The venerable French leather goods, apparel and fragrance house will introduce Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (A Garden on the Nile, in English), a unisex scent, next spring….

clock December 3, 2004Brid Costello

Donald Trump

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The Donald Trumps Competitors at Macy’s

NEW YORK — Donald Trump is proving to be an ace at retail.

With a success that’s likely to lead to many more sales associates hearing “You’re hired,” Trump’s product lines showed Macy’s Herald Square…

clock December 3, 2004Julie Naughton

Agnes Landau

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Men’s Corner: Clinique’s New Spin on Shaving

NEW YORK — Clinique wants a kinder, gentler shave.

To that end, the Estée Lauder Cos.’ 28-year-old grooming collection, Clinique Skin Supplies for Men, will be repositioned in the spring to emphasize a link between skin care…

clock December 3, 2004Matthew W. Evans

Karl Lagerfeld at the show.

Designer and Luxury

Tokyo Temple: Chanel Opens 10-Story Tower in Booming Ginza

With a high-tech parking garage and sumptuous Alain Ducasse restaurant, the world’s largest Chanel store bows Saturday in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

clock December 3, 2004Miles Socha

Eucerin Redness Relief, a four-step facial care regimen.

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Eucerin Targets Facial Redness

NEW YORK — For women who panic over wrinkles or occasional blemishes, there’s an abundance of elixirs on the market that take aim at these common skin concerns. Eucerin, a $47 million skin care brand that has dabbled in both the antiaging…

clock December 3, 2004Molly Prior

Christian Blanckaert of Hermès.


Measured Approach Best for China

HONG KONG — China might have huge potential for luxury brands in the long run, but companies should take things at a slow, steady pace in entering the market, according to industry executives.

Christian Blanckaert, executive vice…

clock December 3, 2004Vicki Rothrock

Jerry Brown of Unilever, Michel Coutu of Brooks Pharmacy, his wife Manon Coutu and Roland Regnier of GlaxoSmithKline.

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Retailers Raise $1.8 Million

NEW YORK — Mass retail executives gathered in Manhattan Tuesday for the sixth annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner.

The event, held at the Sheraton New York, raised more than $1.8 million. The proceeds will…

clock December 3, 2004Molly Prior

Bridget Hall

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Not Oscar This Time … Pack Mentality … Euro Stars …

NOT OSCAR THIS TIME: First Lady Laura Bush is highlighting another favorite designer: Peggy Jennings. Bush, at a Thursday preview of White House Christmas decorations, wore a warm red silk matelasse suit in a geometric pattern…

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff

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Critical Mass: Chains Take Aim at Wal-Mart

Call it the Wal-Mart syndrome: Retailers from every mass market channel are slashing prices and offering value to keep up with the discount giant.

clock December 3, 2004Faye Brookman

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Marketing and Promotion

Memo Pad: Red Alert … Holiday Cheer Leaders … Niche Adds Mass

RED ALERT: Time Inc. has Real Simple; Hearst has Oprah. Now Hachette Filipacchi Media is making its own grab at the market share being freed up by the decline of the traditional women’s service books. Beginning April 19, Hachette will…

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Top Notes: Moschino’s New Love … Wolfer To Resign … Free Man …

MOSCHINO’S NEW LOVE: Fresh after rolling out Moschino Couture worldwide, Euroitalia held a launch event in Milan Nov. 23 for the quirky and girly fashion brand’s new scent called I Love Love. The fragrance, under Moschino’s…

clock December 3, 2004WWD Staff

Sylvana Soto-Ward

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And the Last Shall Be First

NEW YORK — The best way to reach the top of a masthead: start at the bottom.

Skim way down to the name that appears next to “assistant to the editor in chief.” Not only is he or she the gatekeeper to a certain Anna Wintour or…

clock December 3, 2004Sara James

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A Desperate Housewife Gets Glowing

NEW YORK — Talk about dumb luck. When the marketing team behind the indie skin care brand NuGlow cast Nicollette Sheridan as its spokesperson two years ago, little did they know they’d have a Desperate Housewife on their hands. Prior to…

clock December 3, 2004Dana Wood

The Olsens’ new fragrance line.

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The Olsens’ Bicoastal Scent

NEW YORK — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have built a billion-dollar empire on cuteness. Over the summer, which began with their 18th birthday and ended with a move to the East Coast to attend New York University, the young women evolved from…

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