With Federated-May Merger, Developers Eye L&T Flagship

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Overview

As Federated Department Stores nears completion of its purchase of May Co., speculation is that Lord & Taylor's days could be numbered.

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The Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue flagship.

Retail

With Federated-May Merger, Developers Eye L&T Flagship

As Federated Department Stores nears completion of its purchase of May Co., speculation is that Lord & Taylor’s days could be numbered.

clock June 17, 2005Sharon Edelson

Rose Marie Bravo

Financial

Bravo Earned $15M Last Year

Rose Marie Bravo, chief executive of Burberry, earned nearly $15 million gross between stock options, salary, bonus, benefits and allowances in the fiscal year ended March 31.

clock June 17, 2005Samantha Conti

Textiles

Nader Group Alleges Trade Deal Myths

Public Citizen, the watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader, has taken past and present administrations to task in a new report on what it described as “broken promises” made to members of Congress in exchange for votes on trade agreements.

clock June 17, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Safeguard Consultations … Sears Gets Boost

SAFEGUARD CONSULTATIONS: The U.S. and China were scheduled to hold consultations over safeguard quotas via video conference Thursday night, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative. Reacting to a surge in Chinese…

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“You can’t be wonderful all the time. But you have to have a sense of stability so that even if a given collection isn’t fantastic, there’s enough there to keep it going.”
— Oscar de la Renta

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Signe Gammeltoft

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Names Lauren Fragrance Head

L’Oreal USA has named Signe Gammeltoft as the president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances Worldwide.

clock June 17, 2005Pete Born

Financial

Downgrades Have Little Effect on Saks’ Shares

Wall Street brushed off two ratings downgrades on Saks Inc., after a hedge fund issued a default notice on one of the department store retailer’s debt notes.

clock June 17, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Terri Eagle Resigns David Yurman Post

Terri Eagle, chief operating officer of David Yurman, resigned from the company Thursday and reports have her headed to rival John Hardy.

clock June 17, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ladies First … Painted Ladies … Surf Scents …

LADIES FIRST: First Lady Laura Bush ducked into 550 Seventh Avenue Thursday morning, but this time she wasn’t just paying a visit to Oscar de la Renta. She also stopped by Bill Blass and reportedly…

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The new women's ad

Beauty Features

Givenchy: It’s a Beautiful Liv

Liv Tyler will star in fall ads for Very Irresistible Givenchy for Men and the women’s scent Very Irresistible Givenchy Sensual Eau de Parfum.

clock June 17, 2005Julie Naughton

The Platineum ad.

Beauty Features

A New Age for Lancome

Lancome hopes to mine gold from the silver-haired crowd this fall with Platineum, a new anti-aging moisturizer targeted at women 60-plus.

clock June 17, 2005Julie Naughton

The Re-Nutriv line.

Beauty Features

Lauder Revs Up a Classic

Estee Lauder is set to introduce what it considers the creme de la creme of beauty creams in Europe and Asia this fall.

clock June 17, 2005Brid Costello

Lush's new products.

Beauty Features

Lush’s 10th Birthday Party

Brit beauty brand Lush is celebrating its 10th anniversary in August with a slew of new launches.

clock June 17, 2005Bryn Kenny

Thierry Mugler

Beauty Features

Mugler’s Focus on Fragrance

NEW YORK — “I don’t really pay attention to fashion anymore,” said Thierry Mugler, in town to celebrate the launch of his new fragrance, Alien, which is being lauded as a follow-up to his 1992 blockbuster scent, Angel.

And the notoriously…

clock June 17, 2005Bryn Kenny

Biomedic now makes treatments to be used at home, but only on the recommendation of a doctor.

Beauty Features

Skin Line Could Drive Derm Visits

Professional skin care lines such as La Roche-Posay are taking cues from mass market beauty companies such as Neutrogena and SPA Sciences by launching an at-home skin care procedure.

clock June 17, 2005Andrea Nagel

Serge Normant styles hair for John Frieda's new Brilliant Brunette ads, to air July 11.

Beauty Features

Frieda Strikes Back at Imitators

NEW YORK — Executives at John Frieda Professional Hair Care are aware that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the company is finding out that it’s hard to be an innovator when you constantly have to watch your back.

“When…

clock June 17, 2005Andrea Nagel

WWD Image

Beauty Features

Avon Christens New Global R&D Center

Avon introduced three of its upcoming product innovations against the backdrop of a new Global Research & Development Center in Suffern, N.Y.

clock June 17, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: CVS Looks on Bright Side of Merchandising

KENDALL PARK, N.J. — The electric bills must be soaring at CVS.

As the nation’s largest drug chain (in store count) continues to redefine its store ambience, it is illuminating fixtures not only in beauty, but throughout the store, in…

clock June 17, 2005Faye Brookman

Kerastase Reflection targets color-treated hair.

Beauty Features

Kerastase Reflects on Color

One of beauty’s most prestigious hair care brands is finally addressing the largest group of women visiting salons.

clock June 17, 2005Andrea Nagel

Tim Rogers

Beauty Features

Charles Worthington’s New Man

Charles Worthington is not giving up on his American Dream.

clock June 17, 2005Molly Prior

Nature's Baby

Beauty Features

Mom Takes On Beauty

NEW YORK — Keeping children healthy and free of germs is hard enough, but when they have a serious allergic reaction to something you’ve dabbed on their delicate skin, the challenge has just increased exponentially.

That’s what Adena…

clock June 17, 2005Andrea Nagel

Carla Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, Suzy Menkes, Rosita Missoni and Pierre Berge.

Media

Memo Pad: Honor Roll … Cartered Away … Cookie’s For Schifter …

HONOR ROLL: With dozens of designers looking on, Suzy Menkes, the fashion critic of the International Herald Tribune, was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in Paris on Thursday evening. Applause erupted as…

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Retail

Carter Cast to Become Walmart.com President

Carter Cast will become president of walmart.com on July 5, succeeding John Fleming, who became Wal-Mart Stores chief marketing officer in May.

clock June 17, 2005Katherine Bowers

One of Basil & Maude's colorful styles.

Fashion Features

Embellishments in Demand in Chicago

All things embroidered and embellished were in demand at market here.

clock June 17, 2005Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Obituary: Furrier Theodore Kahn, 87

NEW YORK — Theodore Kahn, a furrier whose career extended well beyond Seventh Avenue, died June 5. He was 87.

He was en route to his 65th college reunion at Harvard University when he died from cardiac arrest, according to his son…

clock June 17, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Independents’ Day at Refinery29

Refinery29.com, a Web site that made its debut Tuesday, is trying to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive by singling out independent specialty stores with a distinctive point of view.

clock June 17, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

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