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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 19hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 18hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 20hKristi Garced

Gauging the Fallout From Latest Federated-May Merger Talks

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Shares of May Department Stores jumped 9 percent on news that Federated Stores was eyeing it as an acquisition that could fetch $15 billion

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Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Fla.


Gauging the Fallout From Latest Federated-May Merger Talks

Shares of May Department Stores jumped 9 percent on news that Federated Stores was eyeing it as an acquisition that could fetch $15 billion

clock January 21, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young


Safeguard Legal Battle Rolls On

The legal tussle over the government’s right to impose limits on Chinese imports raged on, as USA-ITA filed a brief against dismissing the case.

clock January 21, 2005Kristi Ellis

The 1951 window…


L&T Windows Reflect Cassini’s Career

NEW YORK — Truman was in the White House and women still wore hats the first time Oleg Cassini landed the windows at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship. More than half a century later, the designer is doing the honors…

clock January 21, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“You can become jaded. It’s such a difficult time for Washington.The traffic doesn’t move. You can’t get anything delivered.”

— Letitia Baldridge on Inauguration Week

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: China Protest … No Deal … Mini Fashion

CHINA PROTEST: Two protesters angry about Chinese government policies unfurled signs and screamed their complaints Thursday during the opening ceremony of the Chinabrand 2005 Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan….

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

Minnie Driver



David de Rothschild breaks the record for traversing the Antarctic … Bring on the Oscars … The donkeys and elephants mix it up.

clock January 21, 2005Aileen Mehle

Damon Dash and Christopher Laurita

Fashion Features

A Dash of Pat Field

Patricia Field has joined forces with Damon Dash to create a limited-edition collection for Rocawear called Patricia Field for The House of Rocawear.

clock January 21, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A few Dior spring items.

Beauty Features

Dior Pursues Plan For U.S. Turnaround

Executives running Dior’s U.S. business, Pamela Baxter and Terry Darland, are reporting strong sales growth after trimming the door count.

clock January 21, 2005Julie Naughton

The visual that will be used in the advertising.

Beauty Features

Clarins’ New Labor of Love

NEW YORK — Clarins is counting on the power of love.

Later this year, the beauty company will put its beliefs to the test when it launches a pair of women’s fragrances — Par Amour and Par Amour Toujours — in…

clock January 21, 2005Pete Born

John Demsey and Diana Ross

Beauty Features

Diana Ross: The Art of the Diva

LOS ANGELES — “I want to give Donald Trump a run for his money,” Diana Ross teased the throng of media assembled mid-Thursday at the MAC flagship on Robertson Boulevard at a personal appearance for her new gig with the cosmetics…

clock January 21, 2005Rose Apodaca

Beauty Features

Bendel’s Bets on Skin Care

NEW YORK — Henri Bendel continues to have its sights set on skin care.

At its semiannual beauty breakfast yesterday morning — where the retailer presented new brands and launches to some 90 newspaper and magazine editors —…

clock January 21, 2005Bryn Kenny

ACA hair color machine in Longs Drug Stores.

Beauty Features

Beauty’s Best Show Star Potential

Company name: Sempre/HCD

Headquarters: Southport, Conn.

Approximate 2004 sales: Approaching $1 million

Why it’s hot: Sempre/HCD stands to be an…

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

Rolf Kunisch

Beauty Features

Kunisch, Wolfer Retire as Beiersdorf’s Leading Executives

PARIS — There’s a new generation of leadership at Beiersdorf as Rolf Kunisch and Uwe Wolfer are set to retire.

Beiersdorf announced Thursday that Thomas-Bernd Quaas, 52, board member of Beiersdorf’s supply chain business, is…

clock January 21, 2005Jennifer Weil

Tree Hut body creams by Naterra.

Beauty Features

New Products and Hopes for ’05

NEW YORK — Mass market retailers hope to start 2005 off with products that will eliminate any need for consumers to shop anywhere else.

They are asking manufacturers for items that not only duplicate those found in department stores, but…

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

Deborah Fine

Beauty Features

Deborah Fine’s Blueprint for Limited Brands Position

NEW YORK — Meet the new chief executive of Pink, Deborah Fine. After building Avon’s 18-month-old Mark brand into a multimillion dollar business, Fine will leave her post as president of Avon Future on March 1 to join Limited Brands as…

clock January 21, 2005Molly Prior

New Hydrience hair color with Pantene conditioner.

Beauty Features

Clairol Trio Gets Makeover

NEW YORK — Clairol wants to touch up fading category sales by taking the risk out of at-home hair color. The Procter & Gamble division, which spent the last two years focusing squarely on color through its multimillion-dollar ad campaign,…

clock January 21, 2005Molly Prior

Edwin Madera and Cesar Gutierrez

Beauty Features

CityLife’s Modern Twist on the Barber Shop

NEW YORK — Barber shops are a dime a dozen in Chelsea. Just about every corner has one, each a throwback to a simpler time when linoleum floors, fluorescent lighting and neighborhood dogs were the chief characteristics of America’s…

clock January 21, 2005Matthew W. Evans

A room at the Esprit Hôtel.

Fashion Features

Scene: Home Front … Cartoon Capers … Arts Major …


Paris’ newest boutique hotels are gunning for a homey atmosphere — but also with strong neighborhood favor. In the hip Marais area, the four-star Hôtel du Petit-Moulin, designed by Christian Lacroix,…

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

One of the many Web sites selling subscriptions at deep discounts.


G+J Case Reveals Circulation Secrets

Gruner + Jahr again in the headlines over a circulation scandal.

clock January 21, 2005Jeff Bercovici and Greg Lindsay

The exterior of the Dolce & Gabbana store in South Africa.


D&G Store Flourishing in Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG — With a buoyant retail sector reporting impressive sales last year — backed up by a strong currency, low interest rates and unabated consumer spending — it comes as no surprise that more and more international brands…

clock January 21, 2005Bambina Wise


Diverging Paths for Teen Retailers

NEW YORK — Of the two teen retailers posting sales and earnings Thursday, the results were just as finicky as the sector’s core customers: Bebe Stores Inc.’s quarterly comps soared, while Charlotte Russe Holding Inc.’s…

clock January 21, 2005Meredith Derby

Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley

Memo Pad: Popping the Bubble … She’ll Always Have Paris … Radar’s Doppler Effect

POPPING THE BUBBLE: Remember all those insane bidding wars that would result in a celebrity weekly paying the price of a luxury car for a photo of, say, Britney Spears eating a corn dog? Ever notice how you don’t…

clock January 21, 2005WWD Staff

The Nike Maddie line is developed in conjunction with Finish Line.

Nike Does a Two-Step

Nike is stepping out for spring with two launches: a fitness dance apparel and footwear collection, and a cobranded teen collection with Finish Line

clock January 21, 2005Melanie Kletter

Paris Hilton in Guess ad.

Listen Up! Here’s What Teens Crave

LOS ANGELES — Retailers listen to teenagers like Kandice Kovac, who loves reality TV, shopping online, Abercrombie & Fitch, board shops, C & C T-shirts and the magazines Allure and Cosmo.

“I probably buy something from C…

clock January 21, 2005Michelle Tyree


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