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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Find a Partner: Equity Groups Link Up to Eye Neiman Marcus

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Four partnerships are forming among venture capitalists eyeing potential bids for Neiman Marcus Group that are expected in the next few weeks.

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The Neiman Marcus flagship.

Retail

Find a Partner: Equity Groups Link Up to Eye Neiman Marcus

Four partnerships are forming among venture capitalists eyeing potential bids for Neiman Marcus Group that are expected in the next few weeks.

clock April 1, 2005Vicki M. Young and David Moin

Financial

Penney’s Stock Soars on LBO Talk

Shares of J.C. Penney Co. shot up 8.4 percent on Thursday based on reports it could be bought out by at least two private equity firms.

clock April 1, 2005Meredith Derby and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Benetton Net Up, but Sales Seen Falling

A lower tax rate boosted Benetton’s 2004 profits on declining sales, while the company warned that 2005 earnings and revenue figures will drop.

clock April 1, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“I think designing is something I could get really good at. It comes naturally for me.”
— Gwen Stefani

clock April 1, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Counting Crows

COUNTING GROWS: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Thursday a switch to new International Financial Reporting Standards would increase its 2004 net income by 18 percent, pushing it further into the 10 figures to 1.2 billion…

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People

Suzy

Prince Albert on the throne … The royal wedding on the telly…Jen gets the mansion … Demi has hamantaschen … Mariah gets Carey-ed away.

clock April 1, 2005Aileen Mehle

The Secret Wish ad.

Beauty Features

Anna Sui’s Got a Secret

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics and Victoria’s Secret Beauty are teaming up to launch Anna Sui’s latest scent called Secret Wish.

clock April 1, 2005Julie Naughton and Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Top Notes: The End of A Brand … Marionnaud Taken Over … Latreille Appointed …

THE END OF A BRAND: Wella-owned Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedies, the former indie brand of color cosmetics and, most recently, fragrance and skin care, announced Thursday that it is “closing its doors.” In an e-mail…

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The one-page Escada ad.

Beauty Features

Escada’s Diamond District

Escada is turning to a girl’s best friend with the launch of its newest signature scent feature: an ad campaign dripping with diamonds.

clock April 1, 2005Bryn Kenny

Dunhill Fresh

Beauty Features

Dunhill’s Fresh Start

PARIS — Cosmopolitan Cosmetics is getting fresh with its Dunhill license this spring.

The new scent, Dunhill Fresh, targets the modern man, according to Marine Gaertner, operational marketing manager in France for numerous beauty brands,…

clock April 1, 2005Julie Naughton and Brid Costello

Part of the B. Young range.

Beauty Features

Babor Targets Youth Market

NEW YORK — Babor, one of Germany’s most venerable skin care brands, is planning to give its U.S. business a shot in the arm by appealing to the youth market.

The brand will unveil its newest product range, B. Young, in May. The…

clock April 1, 2005Julie Naughton

Dineh Mohajer and Jeanne Chavez.

Beauty Features

B&BW’s Golden Opportunity

NEW YORK — It’s not like Dineh Mohajer to sit on the sidelines and watch newness and innovation pass her by. After all, the creator of one of the best-known nail polish brands to hit the beauty industry — Hard Candy —…

clock April 1, 2005Andrea Nagel

Whole Foods sells natural beauty products to survive in beauty.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Food Stores Plan for Makeup Sales Gains

PRINCETON, N.J. — At a six-month-old Whole Foods Market here, shoppers can find all of their beauty needs in one location. Not only can they buy freshly baked organic breads, they can procure all-natural cosmetics and hair care in a large beauty…

clock April 1, 2005Faye Brookman

Some of Hard Candy's upcoming launches.

Beauty Features

Hard Candy Takes a Back-to-Basics Approach to Beauty

NEW YORK — When Wende Zomnir took over duties as creative director of Hard Candy in the spring of 2003, the brand had lost its original luster. “When [Dineh Mohajer] founded Hard Candy, it was so right on, and then it lost its way,”…

clock April 1, 2005Bryn Kenny

Jonathan Antin

Beauty Features

Retail: Antin’s New Reality

The hairstylist, who counts Kate Bosworth and Leonardo DiCaprio among his star-studded clientele, chalks up his celebrity appeal to just being a “normal guy” who is still in the trenches, cutting hair at one of his two salons in West Hollywood and…

clock April 1, 2005Molly Prior

Damone Roberts

Beauty Features

Damone Roberts Builds High-Brow Society

In the two years since Roberts opened his flagship salon, his “eyebrow empire” — as Roberts refers to his business — has grown to include a studio in The Bellagio Hotel Spa in Las Vegas, which opens this month.

clock April 1, 2005Molly Prior

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Fashion Features

Lacroix’s Friendly Skies

Sporting a puff of organza at their throats, Air France’s flight attendants are ready for takeoff with curvaceous uniforms from Christian Lacroix.

clock April 1, 2005Miles Socha

Amy Gross

Media

Living in the Shadow of O

In a town where top magazine editors are used to receiving movie star treatment (the good kind and the bad), Amy Gross cuts a decidedly low profile.

clock April 1, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Media

Memo Pad: The Weekly Grind … Domino Dominates … Blowing Your Budget

THE WEEKLY GRIND: Brad Weekly? In Touch With the Olsens? At the rate things are going, it won’t be long before there’s a celebrity news magazine for every star in Hollywood. The latest to pile on is Us Weekly publisher…

clock April 1, 2005WWD Staff

A Marc Jacobs handbag.

Fashion Features

Marc Follows the Sun

After opening two stores in Los Angeles to much fanfare, Marc Jacobs headed to South Florida to kick off another store in the Bal Harbour Shops.

clock April 1, 2005Rebecca Kleinman

John Martens

Retail

Neiman’s Martens Calls It a Day

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — John Martens watched intently as artist Richard Deutsch applied the patina to a bronze sculpture being installed at the Neiman Marcus store here.

The piece, “Five Elements,’’ comprises…

clock April 1, 2005Michelle Tyree

Lok Lam "Lum" Yeung, Russell Simmons, Christopher Statham and Arthur Pogosian.

Fashion Features

Phat Farm Remixed

Russell Simmons, founder of the Phat Farm clothing line, and Kimora Lee Simmons, founder of Baby Phat clothing, participated in The Style Remix contest in conjunction with Parsons.

clock April 1, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On Time … New Shoes … Drinking It In

ON TIME: Versace and Timex unveiled the first fruits of their nascent collaboration at the Basel Watch Fair on Thursday, saying they expect to have sales of 15 million Swiss francs, or $17.9 million, this year. At a news conference,…

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Financial

Tod’s Net Up 18.9% in ’04

MILAN — Tod’s saw its 2004 profits and sales grow as it bolstered its distribution network and kept costs in line.

Net profit for the 12 months ended Dec. 31 grew 18.9 percent to 30.6 million euros, or $37.9 million. Revenue for…

clock April 1, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Pamela Anderson

Fashion Features

Pam Planning Apparel, Fragrance?

NEW YORK — Pamela Anderson has big plans for herself — and they don’t involve her bustline.

After a news conference Thursday announcing her involvement with the MAC AIDS Fund, the actress, model, novelist and former Jane…

clock April 1, 2005Julie Naughton

Issac Mizrahi

Retail

Mizrahi’s Target: A ‘Supermodelhero’

Target is launching the first of four installments of “Supermodelhero” on its Web site today, written and directed by Isaac Mizrahi.

clock April 1, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Textiles

EU Prepared to Impose Import Sanction on U.S.

The EU moved to slap $28 million in import sanctions on U.S. products because Washington hasn’t repealed a law that violates WTO rules.

clock April 1, 2005John Zarocostas and Kristi Ellis

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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