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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 23hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 7hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 17hEvan Clark

Building a Bigger Brand: Dolce & Gabbana Sees Sales Rising 15% in ’05

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Overview

As the construction workers race to renovate an old movie theater into Dolce & Gabbana's new event space in time for the pair's 20th anniversary show, the designers are putting the finishing touches on their fourth balance sheet.

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Fashion Features

Building a Bigger Brand: Dolce & Gabbana Sees Sales Rising 15% in ’05

Construction workers race to renovate an old movie theater into Dolce & Gabbana’s new events space in time for the pair’s 20th anniversary show.

clock September 23, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Saks Speculation Continues

Analysts said Saks Inc. is waiting for better bids for its various divisions and the board is leaning toward keeping Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock September 23, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

CFDA Targets Breast Cancer

The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer program featuring its signature T-shirt is returning in time for October.

clock September 23, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Kate’s career is not over. We will forgive her.”

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: L’Oreal Eyes Kanebo … Donna Heads To South Korea

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy

Opening night for the New York Philharmonic … the rich and powerful get invites to the wedding of Agathe David-Weill and Pierre Mordacq.

clock September 23, 2005Aileen Mehle

People

Opening Act

The gala season kicked off Monday night at the Museum of the City of New York for Nina Ricci’s “The Three Graces” fete.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

People

Ladies’ Night

Hollywood’s leading ladies relished in their feminine wiles when Premiere magazine hosted its annual Women in Hollywood awards at the Beverly Hilton.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jennifer Lopez: Still Glowing

Jennifer Lopez has a glow that just won’t quit.

clock September 23, 2005Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Lancome to Open Studios at Sofitel

It is the first time Lancome will be present in this channel.

clock September 23, 2005Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Lauder Taps Historic Brand for Serum

Estee Lauder is giving a lift to its first luxury skin care brand.

clock September 23, 2005Julie Naughton

Retail Features

Shiseido Unveils Macy’s Counter

Shiseido’s new counter at Macy’s Herald Square was unveiled on Wednesday morning.

clock September 23, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Cosmeeting Draws 15,000 Visitors, Exhibits Niche Lines

More than 15,000 people descended on the outskirts of Paris last week to attend the third annual Cosmeeting, the international beauty industry trade show.

clock September 23, 2005Jennifer Joan Lee

Fashion Features

Odile Lecoin Goes for Gold

French physical therapist and cosmetic medicine specialist Odile Lecoin believes beautiful skin is as easy as one, two, three … and four.

clock September 23, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Arden Signs License With Danielle Steel

Elizabeth Arden announced Thursday that it has signed a global licensing agreement with romance novelist Danielle Steel.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Tween Spirit: A Scent For the American Girl

Just like her predecessor, Barbie, the American Girl will soon get a signature scent.

clock September 23, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Snippets: In A Lather … Eternal Youth … Shifting Gears …

Dove wants to dispel a widely held notion that daily shampooing causes hair damage.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Natura Bisse on Track for Solid Growth

When Veronica Fisas moved from Barcelona to Dallas the first week of September 2001, her mission was singlefold.

clock September 23, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Raven Appeals to Anti-Britney Teen

The mass market has a new star to add to its growing celebrity portfolio.

clock September 23, 2005Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: CVS Offers More for Men’s Grooming

CVS, the largest chain of drugstores in the U.S., is reinforcing its commitment to men’s grooming.

clock September 23, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Retail Features

Goody’s Upscale Sister Goes Retail

Industrie Brands is on track to spawn a three-pronged growth plan over the next 12 months.

clock September 23, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Moller Brings German Know-How to U.S. Hair Market

German hairstylist Marlies Moller wants to teach Americans a thing or two about hair care.

clock September 23, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Editors Stand Behind Moss, Mostly

More brands are dropping Kate Moss in the wake of her drug scandal, but the supermodel’s editorial career still appears vibrant.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Chasing Out Youth … Federal Case? … Money Men …

Sources within Conde Nast say CondeNet’s next big venture will be a teen extension of style.com.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Losses From Rita Might Be Long Term

As millions of people streamed north from Houston and Texas Gulf towns to escape Hurricane Rita, retailers shuttered in preparation for the storm.

clock September 23, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Another Round of Safeguards Filed

The domestic textile industry on Thursday filed four new safeguard petitions with the Bush administration aimed at restricting $735.3 million worth of Chinese imports.

clock September 23, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

China Puts EU Quota Up for Online Auction

China is putting 30 percent of 2006 quota for goods exported to the European Union up for auction.

clock September 23, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Retail Features

American Apparel Sets Global Growth

In the coming months, American Apparel, the Los Angeles-based firm known for its simple, high-quality underwear, has a heavy expansion schedule with stores opening everywhere from New York to Tokyo.

clock September 23, 2005Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Invista Offers Lycra Challenge

Invista is asking retailers and manufacturers to take up The Lycra Challenge.

clock September 23, 2005Karyn Monget

Financial

Giannulli Ups Offer for Mossimo

Mossimo Inc. and Mossimo Giannulli said they reached an agreement for the outstanding publicly held minority shares of Mossimo at $5 a share.

clock September 23, 2005Vicki M. Young and Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Kathy Ireland Sets New Apparel Line

Two years after her line dissolved at Kmart, Kathy Ireland is getting back into apparel with a new partner.

clock September 23, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Brands Look to Score With Nets

The New Jersey Nets are aiming to pump up their marketing plays at the Continental Airlines Arena with the addition of seat sponsorships by three fashion brands.

clock September 23, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Strong Sales at Zara Boost Inditex Profit

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that runs the Zara chain, on Wednesday reported a 40 percent gain in second-quarter profits, driven by store openings and a 4.5 percent gain in like-for-like sales.

clock September 23, 2005Robert Murphy

Financial

New Stores Take Toll on Benetton’s Net

Benetton attributed its lackluster first-half results to a more aggressive commercial strategy as well as the cost of opening of new stores.

clock September 23, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fur Tinsley … Order Up … Think Pink …

Fresh from her first spin down the Heatherette runway during New York Fashion Week, Tinsley Mortimer already has another modeling gig.

clock September 23, 2005WWD Staff

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