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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

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Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

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U.K.’s Boots Set to Grow Footprint in U.S. Beauty Market

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Overview

Boots Group has targeted the U.S. for major expansion and expects to be offered in 130 stores this fall.

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Beauty Features

U.K.’s Boots Set to Grow Footprint in U.S. Beauty Market

Boots Group has targeted the U.S. for major expansion and expects to be offered in 130 stores this fall.

clock July 22, 2005Ashley Moore

Beauty Features

Truscents Wins Costco Private Label Deal

Costco has found a supplier for its new private label bar soap category.

clock July 22, 2005Andrea Nagel

Financial

China Currency Move Seen as First Step

Economists said China’s decision on Thursday to revalue its currency for the first time in 10 years was a step that might signal more significant changes in…

clock July 22, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Little Retail Impact After London Bombs

A second wave of bombings jolted London on Thursday, but appeared to have little immediate impact on retailing.

clock July 22, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

The week’s most notable quote, from Jean Madar, chairman and chief executive officer, Inter Parfums Inc.

clock July 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Changing Channels … Maidenform’s IPO

A brief account of the day’s news.

clock July 22, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

VF Net Reaches $100 Million in Second Quarter

Aided by an uptick in June sales and strong results in its outdoor segment, VF Corp’s second-quarter earnings rose 11 percent.

clock July 22, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Reebok 2Q Earnings Jump 70.2%

Reebok International’s earnings surged 70.2 percent in the second quarter and the company expects profit gains of 30 percent this year.

clock July 22, 2005Melanie Kletter

Financial

Iconix Set to Buy Joe Boxer

Joe Boxer has been sold to Iconix, the brand management firm specializing in footwear and apparel brands.

clock July 22, 2005Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Rowley: Scent of a Woman

The multitasking Cynthia Rowley prepares to launch her first fragrance under her own name in September.

clock July 22, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Linda Roberts Plans Growth

Cosmetic Market owner and Therapy Systems founder Linda Roberts plans to open six Cosmetic Market locations and 12 freestanding Skin by Therapy Systems stores over the next year.

clock July 22, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Top Notes: A New Lauder … Russo to Clinique … P&G Honored

A brief look at the latest happenings in the beauty industry.

clock July 22, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Ralph’s Feeling Blue

Ralph Lauren Fragrances hopes to increase its share of the women’s fragrance market with Pure Turquoise.

clock July 22, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Explores The Power of Two With Scent

Jean Paul Gaultier has always been a master of gender bending, creating kilts and makeup for men and pinstriped suits for Madonna. His new fragrance, due out this fall, is no exception.

clock July 22, 2005Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Del Taps Arden to Enter Salon Biz

Del Laboratories has made its entry into the salon business official.

clock July 22, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Sampling Could Hold Key to Success

Trying before buying is becoming a reality in self-serve, mass market outlets.

clock July 22, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Hopes Third Time’s a Charm

Cosmoprof North America kicks off its third annual beauty trade show this weekend in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center.

clock July 22, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

The Healing Garden Taps Songbird Jewel

Coty Beauty’s The Healing Garden and singer Jewel kicked off the brand’s “Save Your Skin, Save the Planet” campaign Wednesday.

clock July 22, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: Le Petit Spa Targets Male Clientele

Le Petit Spa’s newest location, at 900 Second Avenue, has partnered with men’s grooming brand E Shave for the so-called E Shave Shave, a hot-towel and straight-razor shave given in a special room dedicated to men’s services.

clock July 22, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Jonathan Product Breaks QVC Record

When QVC host Lisa Robertson announced that another item from Jonathan Antin’s namesake hair care collection had sold out several minutes into its introduction during an hour-long show, Antin’s jaw dropped.

clock July 22, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

The Thymes Turns Over New Leaf for Brand Image

Paying sharp attention to detail has made The Thymes a $40 million brand.

clock July 22, 2005Andrea Nagel

September Men’s Mags Cover the Bases

Men’s Vogue arrives on newsstands this fall for the first time.

clock July 22, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Jolie Set Free … Madonna’s Mole … An Elle of A Promotion …

A brief overview of the day’s happenings in media and advertising.

clock July 22, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

New York & Company Poised for Major Store Expansion

New York & Company Inc., once known as Lerner New York, has eliminated any trace of its former moribund self.

clock July 22, 2005David Moin

Textiles

WTO Trade Talks in Crisis

Global trade talks are in crisis because of a stalemate over farm trade issues, the chief of the World Trade Organization said Thursday.

clock July 22, 2005John Zarocostas

Retail Features

Jordache Pushes Premium

Jordache Premium will unveil its new advertising campaign, starring actress Brittany Murphy, in September glossies.

clock July 22, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Color Me Beautiful

Nondescript navy blue scaffolding would just not do for Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship.

clock July 22, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Ted Baker Looks to Grow Women’s Business in U.S.

Ted Baker, the London brand known for contemporary men’s wear with a bohemian twist, is showing its feminine side.

clock July 22, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Berardi Exits Milan to Show in Paris

Designer Antonio Berardi, ready for a change and tired of struggling for a good slot during Milan Fashion Week, has defected to Paris to present his spring-summer 2006 collection.

clock July 22, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Chloe Files Copycat Lawsuit

Chloe is suing French fashion retailer Kookai for allegedly selling copycat versions of its hot “Silverado” handbag.

clock July 22, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Charlotte Russe Net Falls 38.9% Despite Sales Rise

Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. reported a 38.9 percent drop in third-quarter earnings despite a 10.4 percent increase in total sales.

clock July 22, 2005Meredith Derby

People

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Camilla’s Coat of Arms; Lynn Wyatt’s annual Texas hoedown in the South of France; Cecile Zilkha receives French Legion of Honor award.

clock July 22, 2005Aileen Mehle

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