As Transit Strike Ends, Retail Looks to Salvage Marred Holiday Season

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With New York transit workers set to return to work today, retailers in the city hope to salvage the holiday season with big sales next week. Deeper markdowns and more promotions that will run through the end of the year are likely.

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Intrepid New Yorkers found all sorts of ways to get around the city Thursday.

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As Transit Strike Ends, Retail Looks to Salvage Marred Holiday Season

With New York transit workers set to return to work today, retailers in the city hope to salvage the holiday season with big sales next week.

clock December 23, 2005Sharon Edelson

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Harry Winston to Open Flagship in Beverly Hills

Harry Winston seems to be growing almost as big as its famed megawatt diamonds.

clock December 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott

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Trade Groups Laud Defense Bill

Trade groups praised Congressional passage this week of a bill requiring the Defense Department to go to greater lengths to buy U.S.-made apparel.

clock December 23, 2005Evan Clark

Tina Tan-Leo and Vera Wang

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China Fashion Awards: A Sign of the Times

SHANGHAI — Like many Western cultural exports, gala award shows are proliferating in China.

Most of them, such as the MTV Style Gala here last month, are less about recognizing achievements than putting celebrities on the red carpet and…

clock December 23, 2005Lisa Movius

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Apax Said Near Deal for Hilfiger

Shares of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. fell 2.2 percent on heavy trading Thursday amid reports that a deal to sell the company was close.

clock December 23, 2005Vicki M. Young

An image from Versace's new ad campaign.

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Versace Features Halle Berry in New Ads

At Versace, the stars are out for the third season in a row.

clock December 23, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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Quote of The Week

“For their own selfish reasons, the TWU [Transport Workers Union] has decided that their demands are more important than the law, the city and the people they serve.”

clock December 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Retail Studies

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

clock December 23, 2005WWD Staff

Shoppers in front of H&M.

Fashion Features

Fast Fashion on the Fast Track in Europe

Shoppers carrying Louis Vuitton, Chanel or Hermes handbags looking over the merchandise at H&M or Zara has become common in Paris.

clock December 23, 2005Robert Murphy

Elton John and David Furnish's Chopard wedding bands.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Inside YSL … The One … Moments of Pride

Wonder what Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge’s collection of art looks like?

clock December 23, 2005WWD Staff

A view of the new Beauty Monop.

Fashion Features

Monoprix’s Grand Experiment

There are rumblings of a retail revolution in France with the recent opening of a new concept store, called Beauty Monop.

clock December 23, 2005Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Top Notes: Feeling Philanthropic … Marcia’s New Gig

Anita Roddick is no Scrooge.

clock December 23, 2005WWD Staff

The visual for Hypnôse.

Fashion Features

Lancome Looks to Captivate U.S. With Hypnose

Heartened by strong initial sales from Europe, Lancome is eagerly preparing to launch its new women’s scent, Hypnose, here with hopes of bolstering the brand’s fragrance fortunes.

clock December 23, 2005Pete Born

Fashion Features

Bloomingdale’s Ennis to Retire

Pat Ennis, longtime beauty buyer at Bloomingdale’s, will retire next month, concluding a career that has spanned more than three decades.

clock December 23, 2005Matthew W. Evans

The newest Skyn Iceland items.

Fashion Features

Skyn Iceland Targets Stressed-Out Skin

Stress may be a ubiquitous reality, but one skin care marketer is out to alleviate the effects of stress on the skin.

clock December 23, 2005Matthew W. Evans

L'Appartement 217

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The New Look of Paris Retailing

Luxury is in the air and beauty retailers have taken note.

clock December 23, 2005Ellen Groves

Olay Ribbons body wash.

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Olay Seeks to Secure Growth With Ribbons

Olay is banking on Olay Ribbons Body Wash, a product with 30 patents and a formula designed to provide intense moisture, for major sales growth.

clock December 23, 2005Andrea Nagel

Masood Max demonstrates his MAXIglide hair straightener.

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Critical Mass: Building a Business Within the Box

The home shopping network’s success selling beauty has marketers looking at all channels of direct marketing, including infomercials and other home shopping choices.

clock December 23, 2005Faye Brookman

Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer.

Fashion Features

Jergens to Amplify the Glow

Shoppers scrambled to find it, retailers couldn’t get enough of it and prestige beauty marketers rushed to launch similar innovations.

clock December 23, 2005Molly Prior

Color Vitality from KMS California.

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KMS Taps California Vibe

Following the acquisition of salon hair care brand KMS in 2002, Kao Corp., its Japan-based parent, took a hard look at the U.S. professional hair care market and saw an opportunity to alter the brand in order to meet current demographics.

clock December 23, 2005Andrea Nagel

GoSmile Lemonade Smile will benefit Autism Speaks.

Fashion Features

GoSmile Takes On New Cause: Autism Research

Fresh from his stint on “The Apprentice,” Josh Shaw, chief operating officer of tooth-whitener brand GoSmile, has appointed himself “project manager” of a greater task.

clock December 23, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Implus Puts New Foot Forward

Implus Foot Care, makers of the Airplus for Her line of women’s insoles, is stepping into the pedicure business.

clock December 23, 2005Crystal Martin

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Fashion Features

The Year in (Magazine) Pictures

What were the most talked-about photo shoots and magazine layouts in 2005? WWD takes a brief look back.

clock December 23, 2005Sara James


Memo Pad: Jann Again, Off Again … Art & Commerce

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce — and that certainly seems to be the case at Wenner Media these days.

clock December 23, 2005WWD Staff

Look from the renovated Brown's Hotel.

Fashion Features

Brown’s Hotel Back – in Style

Brown’s Hotel, which has hosted literary giants, governments in exile, and scores of affluent Americans in search of tea and a crisp cucumber sandwich, is back.

clock December 23, 2005Samantha Conti

The Brionvega Algol TV.

Fashion Features

Europe’s Best Bets for Yule

From kitchen appliances to bookshelves and televisions that evoke yesteryear

clock December 23, 2005Emilie Marsh


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