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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock August 25, 2016Vicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 8hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico Talks Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 19hEvan Clark

A Sunny Spring Ahead: Retailers’ Outlook Rosy After Solid Dec. Comps

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Overview

Despite several factors that could work against retailers, such as harder sales comparisons and a lack of concret spring fashion "must-haves," experts say retailers generally are working off a strong springboard for sales in the new year.

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Fashion Features

A Sunny Spring Ahead: Retailers’ Outlook Rosy After Solid Dec. Comps

Specialty stores were the stars of the Christmas retail season and the momentum is poised to continue for spring.

clock January 7, 2005David Moin and Meredith Derby

Retail Features

Claiborne Acquires C & C California

Liz Claiborne Inc. has added another brand to its growing portfolio, acquiring C & C California Inc. for an initial price of $28 million.

clock January 7, 2005Vicki M. Young

Textiles

U.S. Officials to Attend China Trade Confab

WASHINGTON — Two top Commerce Department officials are headed to China next week for a series of meetings on the textile trade and intellectual property rights violations.

According to a Commerce spokeswoman, Grant Aldonas, undersecretary…

clock January 7, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“This is not a guy who would twist things.’’

Marvin Traub, on the James Zimmerman indictment.

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Hutton to Hilfiger … Briefly Speaking

HUTTON TO HILFIGER: Rodney Hutton has joined Tommy Hilfiger Corp. as senior vice president, general merchandise manager. He will manage the newly acquired Karl Lagerfeld businesses. Most recently he was with Giorgio Armani and Emporio…

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy

Queen Elizabeth II’s footman makes a royal blunder…Madonna and Guy Ritchie renew their vows…Diamonds are David Beckham’s best friend.

clock January 7, 2005Aileen Mehle

Retail Features

Wal-Mart Meets Resistance Over Expansion in New York

NEW YORK — There appears to be no shortage of New Yorkers with negative opinions about Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Opponents of the world’s biggest retailer, which has proposed building in the Rego Park section of Queens, said during a…

clock January 7, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Shooting Seen Tied to Counterfeiting

Police were still searching Thursday for the man they believe shot two workers in a Midtown wholesale store Wednesday, killing one.

clock January 7, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Seventh on Sixth Dives Into Fla. Swim Scene

NEW YORK — Bikinis and maillots are about to get the royal treatment, Bryant Park style.

For the first time, 7th on Sixth, a division of IMG, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, is pulling together four days of swimwear…

clock January 7, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

A&G Group Sales Increase 75%

LONDON — A&G Group, parent of luxury brands Asprey and Garrard, is keeping up its sales momentum with a 75 percent rise to $41 million in the nine months from April to December 2004, according to Gianluca Brozzetti, chief executive of the…

clock January 7, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Waterworld … Bottoms Up … Just A Temp …

WATERWORLD: For Hermès, a river runs through it — and how. Next month, the French fashion house is flying more than 100 journalists to Assouan, Egypt, to announce on the banks of the Nile its — ahem — running…

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Star Power Saves Christmas

Red-hot celebrity scents and all-time classics helped prestige fragrance makers tally sales that were flat to slightly up in December.

clock January 7, 2005Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

EuroItalia’s New Love: Moschino Cheap and Chic

I Love Love, Moschino’s newest scent, will be introduced in the U.S. in February in an exclusive arrangement with Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock January 7, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Value Deals Drive Holiday Sales

Value-priced items and gift sets imported from China gave a modest boost to beauty sales at mass retailers.

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

P&G Takes Off With ‘Aviator’

NEW YORK — To celebrate its ties to the Miramax film “The Aviator,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Max Factor sponsored the movie’s L.A. premiere held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater Dec. 1. The Procter & Gamble beauty…

clock January 7, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Creatine Fortifies Nivea Line

NEW YORK — One year after unveiling its tag line, “Inspired by the Way Skin Works,” Nivea will introduce three new benefit-laden skin care products — two of which seek to sway consumers toward a new ingredient, creatine, and a…

clock January 7, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Snippets: New Wrap … Glam Do-Gooders … Executive Move …

NEW WRAP: As part of Coty Beauty’s ongoing effort to revive the specialty bath category, the company has retooled Calgon’s packaging, taking pains to emphasize benefit claims and its ubiquitous tag line “Take Me…

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: May, Anthony Logistics Get Sporty

NEW YORK — May Department Stores Co. will further differentiate its men’s grooming assortment via an exclusive branding deal with Anthony Logistics for Men.

The retailer has teamed with the fifth largest men’s department store…

clock January 7, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Seeking to Solve Salon Riddle

NEW YORK — The professional beauty market is just plain misunderstood. At least that’s the judgment of the man who has ambitions of transforming the industry in a fundamental way.

“We’re seeing a world that is completely…

clock January 7, 2005Molly Prior

Memo Pad: Hot Crossed Buns … Ready for Primetime … Capitalism, Italian Style …

HOT CROSSED BUNS: New Year’s resolutions often include voluntary changes in dietary habits, but come Monday, Condé Nast employees at 4 Times Square will be subject to some involuntary ones. A slew of changes are afoot in…

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Publishers Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

NEW YORK — Media companies are donating money to victims of last week’s tsunami in Asia. A number of major publishers are providing financial support to relief efforts and are encouraging their employees to do the same through matching…

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Sarah Jewler

Sarah Jewler, 56, managing editor of New York magazine, died Thursday of complications from leukemia.

clock January 7, 2005WWD Staff

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