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WWD Forum Attendees Mingle at SKP Mall in Beijing

Execs from Hermès, Hugo Boss, Printemps and other companies gathered at SKP to sip prosecco and tour the mall.

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Fashion Shake-up: Consuelo Castiglioni Out at Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

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Raf Simons to Show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

The designer will present his fall 2017 men’s collection on Feb. 1.

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Urban Outfitters Aims For New Growth Avenues As Profits Zoom 72.2%

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Urban Outfitters posted a 72.2 percent spike in fourth-quarter earnings to $31.7 million, while sales gained 42.9 percent to $251.6 million.

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The interior of Urban Outfitters’ in Santa Monica, Calif.


Urban Outfitters Aims For New Growth Avenues As Profits Zoom 72.2%

Urban Outfitters posted a 72.2 percent spike in fourth-quarter earnings to $31.7 million, while sales gained 42.9 percent to $251.6 million.

clock March 11, 2005Meredith Derby

Hal Upbin


Kellwood Net Plunges 51%

Kellwood’s net earnings dropped 50 percent in the fourth quarter to $6.5 million compared with a year ago, as sales gained 14 percent to $592 million.

clock March 11, 2005Evan Clark

A sketch for House of Deréon’s outerwear.

Beyonce Signs Outerwear Deal With G-III

Her House of Dereon sportswear isn’t in stores yet, but Beyonce Knowles has already lined up an outerwear licensee with G-III Apparel Group.

clock March 11, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Pink People … Sears Move

PINK PEOPLE: Pink, the younger lingerie line introduced by Victoria’s Secret in 2003, named two executives this week to help develop the label into a “fully articulated brand.” Douglas Zarkin was named vice president…

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Quote of the Week

“It’s the best thing that could happen at Gucci.”

— François-Henri Pinault confirming that Frida Giannini will take over as the brand’s rtw designer.

clock March 11, 2005WWD Staff

Jennifer Lopez



J.Lo in the nude … The Royal Stamp … Carolina Herrera’s grandbaby Olimpia.

clock March 11, 2005Aileen Mehle

GoSmile daily tooth-whitening ampoules.

Beauty Features

Sephora’s New Reason to Smile

NEW YORK — Sephora president and chief executive officer David Suliteanu is a self-professed “ampoules addict.” He divulged that GoSmile ampoules — little vials filled with tooth-whitening solution — are “everywhere…

clock March 11, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Palmer’s Seeks Youth With Skin Success

NEW YORK — The antiage craze has trickled down to an old standby beauty brand best known for its cocoa butter stretch mark remedies.

E.T. Browne, the makers of Palmer’s skin and hair care products, has launched an antiaging line…

clock March 11, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Burberry Scent Sales Drive Inter Parfums

NEW YORK — While higher royalty rates related to its Burberry fragrances pressured fourth-quarter earnings results, strong sales helped Inter Parfums Inc. achieve a 13.5 percent earnings gain for the year.

For the three months ended Dec….

clock March 11, 2005Ross Tucker

The Booth’s product line.

Beauty Features

Delicious Brands Strives To Fill Retailers’ Appetite

NEW YORK — Mass marketers have been in hot water with the bath and body category for the past four years.

Sales sunk a few percentage points last year, marking three consecutive years of decline. Colleen Booth, president and chief…

clock March 11, 2005Faye Brookman

Select items from Graffiti Cosmetics.

Beauty Features

Graffiti Hits Drugstores

NEW YORK — A new start-up beauty company called Graffiti Cosmetics plans to scrawl its mark in mass market beauty departments, legally of course. The company’s “tag” — graffiti artist slang for autograph — can…

clock March 11, 2005Molly Prior

The B. Kamins Male assortment.

Beauty Features

B. Kamins Ready for Men

NEW YORK — Skin care marketer B. Kamins is tossing its hat into the men’s grooming ring. The seven-year-old cosmeceuticals brand plans to introduce a five-item range, called B. Kamins Male, next month.

“We feel it’s…

clock March 11, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

CTFA Faces a Combative Future as Kavanaugh Era Ends

The CTFA’s annual meeting began with a changing of the guard and ended with a plan to deal with the challenges of the future.

clock March 11, 2005Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Beauty Features

McGrath Compacts Bow As P&G Revs Up Clairol

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Wal-Mart and Target will be getting a dash of class this summer, with a color cosmetics initiative that has proven to be a winner in the prestige segment of the business.

In July, Cover Girl will introduce Custom…

clock March 11, 2005Julie Naughton

Antonio Prieto

Beauty Features

Prieto Grows Up With New Salon

NEW YORK — Salon owner Antonio Prieto is all grown up. After spending nearly a decade working out of his eponymously named salon in Chelsea here, Prieto has opened a new, larger space just a block away at 127 West 20th Street. Located on the…

clock March 11, 2005Bryn Kenny

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Memo Pad: Battle of the Exes … Learning by Osmosis … Schwartz Stop …

BATTLE OF THE EXES: Clearly, GQ readers know where they stand on the Kate Bosworth-Orlando Bloom split.

All three issues of the magazine in the first quarter of 2005 appear to be down against exceptionally…

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Bad Circulation Bug Starting to Spread

NEW YORK — It turns out Gruner + Jahr isn’t the only publisher with circulation problems after all.

When G+J revealed in January that large portions of most of its magazines’ subscriber rolls had been disqualified by auditors,…

clock March 11, 2005Jeff Bercovici


Regional Retailers Rise on New Mix

NEW YORK — For some of the regional retailers such as Dillard’s and Bon-Ton Stores, the fourth quarter of 2004 was spent on fine-tuning merchandise mixes as a way to differentiate themselves in the market. Based on quarterly results of…

clock March 11, 2005Vicki M. Young


Bear Stearns Takes Stake in Seven

NEW YORK — Seven For All Mankind has a new financial partner, Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, people familiar with the deal said.

Seven, still largely a women’s denim line, was part of L’Koral Inc., a Los Angeles-based private…

clock March 11, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Vicki M. Young


A&F: Bolstered for Upmarket Push

Abercrombie & Fitch is raising prices, upgrading quality and bolstering its ranks with leaders who have luxury on their resumes.

clock March 11, 2005Sharon Edelson


Senate Passes Bankruptcy Bill

Retailers and credit card companies scored a major victory with legislation to reform the nation’s bankruptcy laws that passed in the Senate.

clock March 11, 2005Joanna Ramey

Pete Nordstrom, store manager Vicki Price and Eric Nordstrom.


Nordstrom in Prime for Atlanta

ATLANTA — Nordstrom, with a prime location opening Friday on Atlanta’s luxury retail hot corner, is on the prowl for sensible growth opportunities.

The Seattle-based retailer appears ready to go head-to-head here with the high end…

clock March 11, 2005Georgia Lee


LVMH Vows ‘Vigorous Defense’ Against Coach

PARIS — Coach may need a referee in its looming gloves-off battle with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

On Thursday, the French luxury giant said that it would “vigorously defend itself, if necessary” against a complaint…

clock March 11, 2005Miles Socha and Marc Karimzadeh


SFA’s Decentralizing Leads to Hardin Exit

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue is decentralizing store management, leading to executive changes.

Teri Hardin, a 20-year veteran of Saks Fifth Avenue who held the title of senior vice president and regional stores director, has left the…

clock March 11, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: I’m a Barbie Girl … Plus-Size Parade

I’M A BARBIE GIRL: Cynthia Rowley brought her daughters Kit and six-week old Gigi to FAO Schwarz Wednesday night for the signing of her new Barbie doll. “My life has come full circle,” Rowley said….

clock March 11, 2005WWD Staff


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