Neiman Marcus Mojo: Store’s Operating Profits Leap in Qtr.

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Signaling the continued strength of luxury goods, the Neiman Marcus Group reported another strong quarter, with robust selling at full price.

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Neiman Marcus Mojo: Store’s Operating Profits Leap in Qtr.

Signaling the continued strength of luxury goods, the Neiman Marcus Group reported another strong quarter, with robust selling at full price.

clock December 9, 2005David Moin


Saks Outlines Plans For SFA Turnaround

Top executives of Saks Inc. outlined for shareholders Thursday efforts to turn around Saks Fifth Avenue with better marketing, merchandising and inventory management.

clock December 9, 2005Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

House Members Seek Bush Support on Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman recently signaled the U.S. might be more receptive to the EU’s initiative.

clock December 9, 2005Kristi Ellis


SEC in Informal Probe of A&F

The informal inquiry is not the first time this year that there’s been a focus on trading of Class A common shares.

clock December 9, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Vasquez Joins Pulitzer … Equinox Sold … U.S.-Peru Trade Deal

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

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff

Kalman Ruttenstein

Fashion Features

Bloomingdale’s Ruttenstein Dies

Kalman Ruttenstein, Bloomingdale’s senior vice president of fashion direction, died of complications from cancer in New York at age 69.

clock December 9, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Kal Ruttenstein: Friend, Mentor and Merchant

Reflections from the around the industry on the late Kalman Rubenstein.

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff

Gabby Karan de Felice at ACRIA.


Early Frost

An intimate crowd braved frigid temps Wednesday night to take in a special runway presentation of Chanel’s pre-fall collection in its Midtown store.

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff

Kelly Reilly


The Naked Truth

Despite spending the majority of her screen time in the movie unclothed, Reilly clearly maintains an air of modesty.

clock December 9, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Bernd Beetz, Denise Seegal and Carter Oosterhouse.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Nautica, Coty Set Sail

Coty unfurled Nautica’s first scent in three years, men’s fragrance Voyage, and introduced an ad campaign for Davidoff Cool Water.

clock December 9, 2005Matthew W. Evans

The new Davidoff Cool Water ad, featuring aquatic athlete Laird Hamilton.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Lancaster Harnesses The Power of Cool

Lancaster is putting a wave of support behind one of its classic franchises this spring.

clock December 9, 2005Julie Naughton

Christophe Czajka, president of ETAI and Luxe Pack.

Fashion Features

Luxe Pack Reveals Supplier Creativity

Upping packaging’s creativity quotient is key to success these days as market pressures mount.

clock December 9, 2005Jennifer Weil

A Cover Girl counter in China.

Fashion Features

Snippets: P&G China Update … A New Leaf … Face It …

Procter & Gamble is increasing its beauty distribution in China.

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff

The winning crew.

Fashion Features

WWD Beauty Biz Fetes Beauty’s Finest

Temperatures may have dipped below freezing outside, but inside the Le Parker Meridien Hotel here Thursday the glow of victory kept more than 100 beauty executives warm and merry.

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff

Pedro Escudero, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Gregory Black and Vince Colonna.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Target Brings Agatha Into Designer Fold

With the opening of a stylish boutique in SoHo, American consumers have access to three fragrances from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, an internationally known fashion and lifestyle designer.

clock December 9, 2005Faye Brookman

GoSmile's Smileceuticals Elixir and Balm will bow this spring.

Fashion Features

GoSmile: Beyond the Gleam

Jonathan Levine, the dentist who coined the phrase “smile beauty” to introduce his GoSmile tooth-whitening brand, plans to trump his success in the prestige market with his latest venture, Smileceuticals.

clock December 9, 2005Molly Prior

Maxi Frange mascara from Bourjois.

Fashion Features

Bourjois Pushes Lashes to the Limit

Bourjois is ready to pump up the volume.

clock December 9, 2005Katelyn Friedson

Tom Ford

Fashion Features

Cosmetics Business Braces for Change in 2006

Ford will do his second color cosmetics collection under the Tom Ford Estee Lauder banner, which sources say is called Azuree.

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff


Publishers Foresee a Tough 2006

In magazine advertising terms, 2006 is shaping up to be a lot like 2005: not great, but not horrible either.

clock December 9, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Gisele Bündchen in Louis Vuitton's spring 2006 ads.

Fashion Features

Gisele Follows Uma for Louis Vuitton

Jacobs unveiled the campaign to WWD here Thursday in the midst of opening festivities for the new Vuitton flagship at the Landmark, which the Brazilian supermodel also attended.

clock December 9, 2005Miles Socha

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Memo Pad: Dear Fake Diary … Second Look

Why would Jessica Simpson, who purports to hate the tabloid press, agree to document a week of her life for a celebrity gossip magazine?

clock December 9, 2005WWD Staff


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