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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 15hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 9hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

More Sunshine: Penney’s Profits Soar, Sees Solid Holiday

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Overview

A day after Wal-Mart expressed optimism about the holiday season, Penney's leaped in with a similar view about business over the next six weeks. On a conference call with investors, Ken Hicks, described the company's outlook as "cautiously optimistic."

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Financial

More Sunshine: Penney’s Profits Soar, Sees Solid Holiday

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. posted vigorous third-quarter results — beating Wall Street profit estimates by 2 cents — but was cautious about holiday sales.

clock November 16, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Berge Celebrates 75th With Friends

Looking in fine fettle, the YSL dean hosted 130 friends Monday night to an informal sit-down dinner and champagne cocktail.

clock November 16, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Comeback Kate … Calling Zac … Blue’s Clues …

Kate Moss, only recently out of a rehab clinic, has already bagged at least one advertising campaign.

clock November 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Pared-Down Saks Posts Solid Quarter

Amid a dramatic transition, Saks Inc. delivered strong third-quarter operating results, reversing a year-ago loss, as sales fell 11.2 percent.

clock November 16, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Combs’ Voter Drive Said Under Review

The FEC is apparently looking into whether Sean “Diddy” Combs’ “Vote or Die” campaign during the 2004 election violated federal law.

clock November 16, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Royal Flush … United Reverses Loss … Golden Gate’s Purchase

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

clock November 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Burberry First-Half Profits Slip

Burberry Group profits declined 2.7 percent in the first half to $96.7 million, mainly due to costs from its Project Atlas information technology overhaul.

clock November 16, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Movado Celebrating Expanded Short Hills Presence

Movado is rolling out the red carpet for an expected 150 guests in the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey tonight, and has good cause to celebrate.

clock November 16, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Financial

Ross to LVMH As Senior VP

Katherine Ross has resurfaced at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

clock November 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Retail Scouting the Buxton Way

Buxton Co., a consumer and retail research and planning firm, is using its huge database to help retailers plan for the future.

clock November 16, 2005Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

Indigo Palms Branches Out

Indigo Palms is ready to show off its chinos.

clock November 16, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

A Feminine Spring for Knitwear

When it comes to knitwear these days, it’s anything but simple.

clock November 16, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

There’s No Banking on Star Power

Celebrity mojo apparently isn’t working much magic for fashion brands.

clock November 16, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Specialty Outpaces Analysts’ Estimates

Propelled by a 20.4 percent sales increase, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. beat Wall Street profit estimates by a penny while Abercrombie & Fitch Inc. raced past estimates on a 35.1 percent sales gain.

clock November 16, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

October Retail Sales Increase 3.1 Percent

Better-than-expected apparel sales and lower gasoline prices pumped up retail sales in October.

clock November 16, 2005Evan Clark

Retail Features

Hilfiger Opens in Zurich

Continuing his march on Europe, Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 3,900-square-foot boutique in Zurich.

clock November 16, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Retools to Grow

After a tough 2005, Avon Products plans to reignite growth with a multiyear restructuring effort.

clock November 16, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Taking on KIDS as a Cause

Former president Bill Clinton; Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who survived the tsunami, and 320 retail and fashion executives celebrated two big milestones for Kids in Distressed Situations last week at the St. Regis Hotel.

clock November 16, 2005David Moin

Beauty Features

Top Stylists Plunge Into Design of New Label

As stylists to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Mandy Moore, Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes and other Hollywood “It” girls, Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley have their pick of frocks from the world’s designers.

clock November 16, 2005Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

West Watch: Provocateur In Vegas … Footloose and Lucky

It was a birthday bonanza of sorts Saturday night in Las Vegas when Agent Provocateur marked the first year of its retail door in Sin City and the 10-year milestone for the company by also celebrating Kelly Osbourne’s 21st birthday.

clock November 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Decline 0.7% in October

Continuing to battle increasing imports, domestic apparel producers cut wholesale prices on women’s and girls’ apparel 0.7 percent in October.

clock November 16, 2005Evan Clark

Memo Pad: Falling Off The Bandwagon … Going, Going, Gone … More Churn At Bazaar

The impact of Us Weekly’s success on the publishing industry has been roughly akin to the effect the 1849 California gold strike had on pickax owners.

clock November 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

The Challenge of Change

“There is no compromise. It might sound strange, but there is no compromise.”

clock November 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Polet’s Prescription for Changing Gucci

When Robert Polet became president and chief executive officer of the $3.4 billion Gucci Group in July 2004, he was charged with guiding several of the world’s most prominent luxury brands through a period of wrenching transition.

clock November 16, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

The Transformation Of Vera Wang

In 16 years, Vera Wang has made the leap from bridal designer to running a $300 million lifestyle brand that covers sportswear, fragrance, footwear, lingerie, fine jewelry, stationery and even a coffee table book.

clock November 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Executive Club

The evening began with a more intimate gathering for the summit’s sponsors on the candlelit 14th floor of The Ritz-Carlton New York in Battery Park with full views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

clock November 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and David Lipke

Fashion Features

Polo’s Way With ‘Merchan-tainment’

How things have changed for David Lauren in the past five years.

clock November 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Delivering on Imagination at Apple

Apple broke every rule of traditional retailing when it set out to open a network of stores three years ago.

clock November 16, 2005Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

Nicolas Ghesquiere Makes Choices, Not Compromises

Nicolas Ghesquiere may very well be the most sought-after designer in fashion, even if most people cannot pronounce his name.

clock November 16, 2005Bridget Foley

Financial

Penney’s Ullman: After the Turnaround

Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd became chairman and chief executive of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. in December 2004, when the company was already deep into a multi-year turnaround and showing strong results.

clock November 16, 2005David Moin

Financial

Del Vecchio: The Past as Future at Brooks

Claudio Del Vecchio is a master of the juggling act.

clock November 16, 2005Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Scott Sharpens Aim at Bebe

The Bebe appeal is sexy, edgy and not at all mainstream America. Yet the specialty chain believes it’s got $1 billion potential.

clock November 16, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Grossman: Changing the Game at Nike

Nike Inc. is a global sporting giant with legions of fans around the world. But only in the last few years has the company begun to tap women consumers in a significant way.

clock November 16, 2005Melanie Kletter

Financial

Wiseman: Steering VF Into New Waters

Setting a new course for a $6 billion apparel behemoth is a bit like turning a battleship, but that’s what Greensboro, N.C.-based VF Corp. has managed to accomplish in the past few years.

clock November 16, 2005David Lipke

Financial

Marzotto: A Focus on Fashion

On July 1, storied Italian textile firm Marzotto SpA spun off its fashion holdings into a new concern, Valentino Fashion Group, with shares trading on the Milan Bourse.

clock November 16, 2005David Lipke

Financial

Powering Brands With Emotion

The fashion industry needs to do a better job pumping out lovemarks.

clock November 16, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Cultivating the Chinese Opportunity

Marjorie Yang has witnessed firsthand the progress China has made over the last 20 years.

clock November 16, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Lyne’s Rebuilding Blueprint

In a conversation between James Citrin, senior director of Spencer Stuart, and Susan Lyne, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia president and chief executive officer, Lyne alternated between candor and caginess.

clock November 16, 2005Sara James

Financial

Gore’s Kelly: No Titles, All Team

Terri Kelly is a firm believer that the titles of president and chief executive officer apply to her only when she is outside the walls of the headquarters of W. L. Gore & Associates in Newark, Del.

clock November 16, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Spooner: Art of the Deal

David Spooner had not lost his sense of humor, despite having spent the three prior days in exhaustive negotiations with Chinese trade officials in Washington.

clock November 16, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Nervous Markets, Consumer Jitters

Gross domestic product growth is robust, hovering above 3 percent. Unemployment is low at about 5 percent.

clock November 16, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Mosler Touts Making the Best Choices

American companies should explore China and India when seeking a global platform from which to build their businesses.

clock November 16, 2005Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Grocer Adds a Personal Touch to Loyalty

Gary Hawkins, chief executive officer of independent grocer Green Hills of Syracuse, N.Y., and ceo of retail consulting firm Hawkins Strategic LLC, has built his business on rewarding loyal customers.

clock November 16, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Doing the Math to Improve Results

Scott Friend, the co-founder and former president of ProfitLogic, which was acquired by Oracle this year, likes to tell a funny story about what retailing was like before the age of massive chains and mergers.

clock November 16, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

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