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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 8hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 16hWWD Staff

Federated’s Game Plan: Macy’s to Add 330 Units, Future of L&T Undecided

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Overview

Macy's department stores will balloon to 770 units next year, occupying just about every major U.S. market, as a result of its parent buying May Co.

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Federated’s Game Plan: Macy’s to Add 330 Units, Future of L&T Undecided

Macy’s department stores will balloon to 770 units next year, occupying just about every major U.S. market, as a result of its parent buying May Co.

clock July 29, 2005David Moin

Financial

Jones Profits Drop 29.4%

Jones Apparel Group reported a 29.4 percent drop in second-quarter profits and said it was undertaking a strategic review of its infrastructure.

clock July 29, 2005Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Lauder Exec Named MAC General Manager

Longtime Estee Lauder executive Peter Lichtenthal has been named global general manager of MAC Cosmetics, focusing on day-to-day operations.

clock July 29, 2005Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“I’m way too young to retire. I’m committed to serving as chairman and [ceo] at least until the end of 2006.”

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Prada Financing … Tod’s Taps Tannenbaum

Italian luxury leather goods company Tod’s has appointed Peter Tannenbaum as chief operating officer.

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

North Face Breaks Up Alleged Counterfeiting Ring

Private investigators working for The North Face have uncovered a ring allegedly responsible for making an estimated 100,000 counterfeit jackets that brought in more than $8 million since 2002.

clock July 29, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Kellwood Shares Sink After Firm Lowers Earnings Forecast

Wall Street punished Kellwood’s move to shed three divisions and cut its earnings forecast, sending shares down $4.24 to $23.87 on the NYSE.

clock July 29, 2005Karyn Monget and Julee Greenberg

Beauty Features

The Doctor Is In at Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s Since 1851 is looking to both the past and the future with its latest skin care lineup.

clock July 29, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Ben Einstein Putting New Theory to Test

Ben Einstein, one of the original co-founders of Hard Candy, thinks lip care doesn’t have to be expensive to be luxurious and effective.

clock July 29, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Hilfiger Goes for the Gold With Beyonce

Tommy Hilfiger and Beyonce Knowles are expanding their masterbrand with True Star Gold, a women’s scent launching in December.

clock July 29, 2005Julie Naughton

Financial

Shiseido Group Sales Up 9.3%

Shiseido Group announced a 9.3 percent increase in sales for the first quarter compared with a year ago.

clock July 29, 2005Koji Hirano

Financial

Clarins Second-Quarter Sales Rise 7.5%

Groupe Clarins reported Thursday that its second-quarter sales rose 7.5 percent at average exchange to reach 235.5 million euros, or $286 million.

clock July 29, 2005Brid Costello

Retail Features

Old Navy to Enter Personal Care

Old Navy will sail into the personal care business this fall with Kiss My Face.

clock July 29, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Max Factor Inks Deal With Carmen Electra

The quickened pace to add celebrities to beauty companies’ rosters of spokesmodels continues.

clock July 29, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Avon’s Salma Hayek Flexes Celeb Muscle

Avon spokeswoman Salma Hayek spent two days meeting with politicians last week, leveraging her megawatt star power to help stamp out domestic violence.

clock July 29, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Fusion Puts New Spin on Reality TV

Many of us feel our lives are like a soap opera. On Monday, mine really was.

clock July 29, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: Iredale Introduces Makeup Range for Men

With a new line called HE, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd. is the latest beauty brand to market men’s makeup.

clock July 29, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Makes Business the Focus

Mind-blowing rave music blasting through a third-tier sound system wasn’t heard for miles at this year’s Cosmoprof North America.

clock July 29, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets at Cosmoprof: Lost In Space … Eskimo Kisses … Let There Be Light …

The newest product for the face isn’t an antiaging cream — it’s a sponge

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Paul Mitchell Has Time on His Side

John Paul Mitchell Systems is celebrating 25 years of style and continuing to expand its collection with its Express Style line hitting shelves in September at professional salons.

clock July 29, 2005Sarah Ascione

September Scorecard

Final September ad page numbers are in, and it looks like the fattest of the fashion behemoths won’t be packing quite as many pounds this year as last.

clock July 29, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Riding the Current With Zehren

Monday marks the debut of Current, a youth-oriented cable network whose arrival might have gone unheralded were it not for the identity of its chairman and co-founder.

clock July 29, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Rose In Bloom … Living Well … Heavy Lifting …

How did Tommy Hilfiger get his start in fashion?

clock July 29, 2005Sara James

Fashion Features

Taking on an Animated Alias

Scott Chambliss, the creative tornado behind the production of the ABC show “Alias,” is applying special effects to his first illustrated novel.

clock July 29, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

De Kwiatkowski Pulls Up a Chair

The collection was unveiled at the recent High Point International Furniture show in North Carolina.

clock July 29, 2005Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

Three Squares a Day

Restaurant design is moving beyond interior decoration, as chefs here try to create culinary experiences that engage the palate and the eye equally.

clock July 29, 2005Chantal Goupil

Fashion Features

Gucci’s Lee Reveals Ambitious Strategy to Grow Brand

Mark Lee, Gucci’s new ceo, has an aggressive agenda that includes boosting sales, redesigning stores and expanding in emerging markets.

clock July 29, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Financial

PPR 2nd-Qtr. Revenue Increases 4 Percent With Boost From Gucci Group

PPR chairman Francois-Henri Pinault said during a conference call he was “quite confident” for the remainder of the year

clock July 29, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Mullins and Ludlow: On Common Ground

When searching for a title for the exhibition, Ludlow consulted Cendrars’ 1926 “Moravagine” and picked a sentence from the novel, “I Throw Herring to the Dog.”

clock July 29, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Shrimp on The Barbie?

IMG appears to be eyeing Mercedes Australian Fashion Week.

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Guess Earnings Rise on Sales Surge

Booming sales and lower costs sent earnings soaring for Guess Inc. in the second quarter and first half.

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Sheila Block, Accessories Council President

Sheila Block, president of the Accessories Council, an industry organization based here, died Thursday.

clock July 29, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Russell Profits Slide, Forecast Cut

Hit by higher costs and operational difficulties, Russell Corp. reported Thursday that profits plunged 54.1 percent in the second quarter and the company lowered its earnings guidance for the year.

clock July 29, 2005Melanie Kletter

Textiles

Weaving the Way To CAFTA’s Passage

House textile-state lawmakers cast the deciding votes in pushing the controversial Central American Free Trade Agreement over the finish line.

clock July 29, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Textiles

CAFTA: At a Glance

The key provisions of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

clock July 29, 2005WWD Staff

Textiles

U.S. Working on WTO Talks

Ministers and top officials on Thursday tried to limit the damage in the Doha global trade talks that are stalled over farm-trade differences.

clock July 29, 2005John Zarocostas

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