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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Giorgio Armani Profits Dip 5.7 Percent in ’04 But Fall Outlook Bullish

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Overview

Giorgio Armani lifted its 2004 sales by 3.5 percent, but higher advertising spending bit into profits, which slipped 5.7 percent to $156.2 million.

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Fashion Features

Giorgio Armani Profits Dip 5.7 Percent in ’04 But Fall Outlook Bullish

Giorgio Armani lifted its 2004 sales by 3.5 percent, but higher advertising spending bit into profits, which slipped 5.7 percent to $156.2 million.

clock May 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser

People

Fashion Scoops: Bye Bye Brooke … Beach Retreat … Drama Queen …

BYE BYE BROOKE: Brooke de Ocampo is swapping the gray skies of London for the heat waves of Buenos Aires. Today, de Ocampo, her husband, Emilio, and their four children will leave the British capital,…

clock May 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

FIT Students Show Designs

Graduating fashion design majors from the Fashion Institute of Technology here showed off their final projects on Tuesday, May 17, staging a runway presentation for industry professionals, family and friends.

clock May 27, 2005Julee Greenberg and Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Raf Simons to Design Jil Sander

Hoping to turn off the rumor mill but ignite a new buzz, Prada Group on Thursday appointed Raf Simons as creative director of Jil Sander.

clock May 27, 2005Alessandra Ilari and Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Celine Seeks Successor to Menichetti

Confirming another spin of fashion’s revolving door, Celine president and chief executive Jean Marc Loubier said Thursday the house hopes to name a successor to designer Roberto Menichetti sometime next month.

clock May 27, 2005Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Versace is one of the very few companies that has a symbol as strong as the Medusa. But you have to know how to exploit it.”
— Giancarlo Di Risio, chief executive officer, Versace

clock May 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Land Wars

LAND WARS: Landlord-tenant relations can often be messy affairs, but when the landlord is LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the tenant is a brand owned by luxury rival PPR, they can get downright scrappy. LVMH has not renewed the…

clock May 27, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Thierry Mugler: Angels to Aliens

Thirteen years after catapulting Angel into the fragrance stratosphere, Thierry Mugler Parfums is set to launch a scent with otherworldly positioning.

clock May 27, 2005Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

P&G to Inject High Energy Into Hugo Boss

Fourteen years after catapulting Angel into the fragrance stratosphere, Thierry Mugler Parfums is launching Alien.

clock May 27, 2005Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Claiborne’s Curve Gets a Bit of Soul

Liz Claiborne Cosmetics will launch Soul by Curve, a new masterbrand, in September, as part of its plan to create freestanding fragrance brands.

clock May 27, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Givenchy’s Irresistible Man

Parfums Givenchy is planning to add what it hopes will be a second irresistible dimension to its portfolio, starting in August.

clock May 27, 2005Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Benefit to Raise Money for Youth

Benefit Cosmetics founders Jean and Jane Ford are sisters, after all, so when the two decided to develop a lip gloss color to raise money for a charity, choosing the century-old non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters, a youth mentoring program, was a…

clock May 27, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Missha Opens U.S. Flagship

Manhattan’s newest beauty shop has ambitions as lofty as the Empire State Building.

clock May 27, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Beauty Tunes Into Infomercials

In recent years, the infomercial industry – known in marketing circles as “direct response television” – has evolved beyond late-night testimonials for hair growth serums and begun to attract venerable beauty companies.

clock May 27, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

P&G Beauty Promotes Drosos

Marc Pritchard is getting some help at P&G Beauty with the appointment of Virginia “Gina” Drosos as vice president and general manager of Global Cosmetics.

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Five Below Taps Teen Trends for Less

When two major marketing trends collide – value stores and the youth market – the result is formidable.

clock May 27, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: BAA to Open Men’s World Duty Free Shop

The travel retail arena is one of the latest venues to be influenced by the booming men’s grooming market.

clock May 27, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Top Notes: Fisher To Claiborne … Color Story … Lush Blooms

FISHER TO CLAIBORNE: Marcy Franzoso Fisher has been named vice president of marketing for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. Her responsibilities will include new product development, advertising, promotion, market research, packaging and…

clock May 27, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Spas Go High Tech

As the $20 billion dollar spa and medical spa industries continue to grow, the blur between medical and more traditional spa treatments is increasing.

clock May 27, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Fekkai to Bendel’s, Garren Is Out

Frederic Fekkai Spa & Salon will be ditching its 57th Street location and moving its operations to specialty retailer Henri Bendel on 712 Fifth Ave.

clock May 27, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets: Merge Onward … Working Girl Salon … Spa Hamptons …

MERGE ONWARD: Procter & Gamble has announced several appointments of key Gillette senior executives who will join P&G after the closing of the merger. They include Mike Cowhig, who will be global technical and manufacturing…

clock May 27, 2005WWD Staff

The Mystery of the Cosmo Girl

Used to be that Cosmopolitan editors in chief stuck to sex when writing books.

clock May 27, 2005Julie Naughton

People

Memo Pad: Not So Shinning Star … Go Team Go … Doonan Danke

NOT SO SHINING STAR: When circulation figures for the first half of 2005 are all tallied, it looks like a rising tide of celebrity obsession will once again have lifted all boats. Well, almost all boats: While People, Us Weekly and In…

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Fashion Features

Turning Design Inside Out

The idiosyncrasies of everyday life don’t infuriate Yves Behar, they inspire him.

clock May 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

People

‘Hilton Brothers’ Strike a Pose

What Paris and Nicky Hilton are to the paparazzi, photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg aim to be in the art world.

clock May 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Nobel Peace Center Booting Up

Just as peace negotiations require a certain amount of dexterity, so will the exhibitions and structure of the new $17 million Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

clock May 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Textiles

Customs Security Chief Defends Safety of Ports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert Bonner told a Senate hearing that the nation’s ports are safer, but more needs to be done.

clock May 27, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Chico’s Earnings Continue to Rise

With robust top- and bottom-line first-quarter growth, Chico’s FAS Inc. is positioned for another banner year.

clock May 27, 2005Meredith Derby

Textiles

Report Calls for More Port Capacity

Inadequate freight transport infrastructure at many port facilities around the world is causing costly delays and calls for industry and public authorities to expand capacity.

clock May 27, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

Iran Given OK to Begin WTO Entry Talks

The World Trade Organization agreed Thursday to allow Iran to begin entry talks when the U.S. dropped its opposition after Iran agreed to maintain a freeze on nuclear development.

clock May 27, 2005John Zarocostas

Retail Features

Playboy Store Hits Sin City

Playboy magazine and its products have been around for decades, so it’s a wonder that Playboy stores haven’t sprouted sooner.

clock May 27, 2005David Moin

Kenneth Cole Wins Ad Award

Although fashion has been slower than some sectors to embrace gay-specific marketing, Kenneth Cole copped the Outstanding Advertising Professional award at Images in Advertising, gay marketing watchdog Commercial Closet’s first celebration of “ads…

clock May 27, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Stephen Fairchild Joins Mexx Group

The designer, who recently had been showing an upscale signature collection during Milan Fashion Week, has joined Mexx Group BV as creative director of fashion.

clock May 27, 2005Miles Socha

Retail Features

Calypso Enjoys Day in the Sun

Christiane Celle has never been one to bake idly on the sand. Her calling is helping others enjoy the resort lifestyle.

clock May 27, 2005Sharon Edelson

Financial

Federated-May Layoffs on Hold Until ’06

Personnel cuts expected from Federated Department Stores’ takeover of May Co. won’t begin before March 1, 2006.

clock May 27, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Cole Haan’s Rubel Headed to Payless

Matt Rubel, chairman and chief executive officer of Cole Haan since 1999, is joining Payless ShoeSource as ceo, succeeding Steven Douglass.

clock May 27, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Herrera Mixes Fashion, Fund-raising in Boston

Carolina Herrera, fighting the flu, squeezed in fashion appearances during a two-day fund-raising visit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

clock May 27, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

Saks Closing in Skokie, Ill.

The Saks Fifth Avenue store in Skokie, Ill., and its lower-level Off 5th outlet will close in July, as the retailer weeds out weak locations.

clock May 27, 2005David Moin

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