3 Coins in a Fountain: Vera Wang Mulls Offers By Kohl’s, Liz, St. John

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Overview

Vera Wang appears to be weighing three different options for herself and her company that would greatly expand her growing bridal, ready-to-wear and licensing business and make her a very wealthy woman.

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Vera Wang

Financial

3 Coins in a Fountain: Vera Wang Mulls Offers By Kohl’s, Liz, St. John

Vera Wang appears to be weighing three options that would greatly expand her bridal and rtw and reap highly lucrative rewards.

clock February 17, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Retail

New England Gets Nordstrom

Nordstrom Inc. is expanding its luxury empire to New England.

clock February 17, 2006Amy S. Choi

Retail

H&M Heads for Hollywood

Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz is going Hollywood as part of a major expansion.

clock February 17, 2006Emili Vesilind

Myron Ullman 3rd

Financial

Penney’s Profits Soar 65.5%

J.C. Penney is finding new ways to draw in shoppers and boost sales, posting a 65.5 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit in the process.

clock February 17, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Target 4Q Net Up, but Investors Wary

Target Corp. beat Wall Street estimates with its fourth-quarter results, but investors pulled back over concern it can deliver consistent growth.

clock February 17, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“I think when people see this ad they will stop and say, ‘Wow.'”

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Roccawear Adds Watches … Apparel Task Force

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

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

Paul Smith

Fashion Features

England’s Reality Shows – Paul Smith, Aquascutum, Julien Macdonald, Preen, Roksanda Ilincic

And now the fashion caravan moves to London.

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

Lulu Guinness

People

24-Hour Party People

On Wednesday night, the silk jersey set was out in force at Taman Gang for Issa’s post-show party.

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

Amy Sacco

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: P.R. Moves … Pitt Stop … Sacco’s Secret Mission …

Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera share a thing in common this week — both will be losing their top public relations executives.

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

YSL Beauté's Golden Gloss.

Fashion Features

YSL Beaute Set to Launch Golden Gloss, 3 Flankers

YSL Beaute is buffing up its makeup offerings with Golden Gloss, a high-shine lip gloss line that will bow in April.

clock February 17, 2006Julie Naughton

An image from the new campaign.

Fashion Features

Clinique’s New Liquid

For the first time since its founding in 1968, Clinique plans to offer a liquid version of its best-selling facial soap, part of its vaunted Three-Step routine.

clock February 17, 2006Julie Naughton

Bobbi Brown's Buffing Grains for Face.

Fashion Features

Bobbi Brown: Buffing Up the Face

You can take Bobbi Brown’s latest launch with a grain of sand … er, make that a few grains of Japanese adzuki bean powder.

clock February 17, 2006Julie Naughton

Biotherm's newest items.

Fashion Features

Biotherm Goes Back to the ‘Source’

Biotherm is set to launch a newly reformulated version of its Source Therapie skin-perfecting serum this May.

clock February 17, 2006Michelle Edgar and Matthew W. Evans

Rose Angel

Fashion Features

An Angel by Any Other Name

A rose is about to bloom in Thierry Mugler’s garden.

clock February 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans and Ellen Groves

Bumble's new powders and Shine.

Fashion Features

Bumble Burnishes Styling Aids

Hoping to make two of its popular products more consumer friendly, Bumble and bumble is relaunching two stylist favorites, Bumble and bumble Shine and Bumble and bumble Hair Powder.

clock February 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Savannah Bee's Natural Hand and Nail Salve.

Fashion Features

BBW Takes New Brands Under Wing

Bath & Body Works is pushing ahead as an innovative beauty retailer by introducing two indie brands and expanding on eight existing lines.

clock February 17, 2006Michelle Edgar

Active Firming Lotion SPF 15 from Nivea for Men.

Fashion Features

Nivea Overhauls Men’s Line

Nivea for Men, the top-selling men’s facial skin care line in the U.S., is being relaunched this spring.

clock February 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Nurturing Force blotting papers.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Stamping Out the Shine

Blotting papers have been the secret tools of makeup artists for years.

clock February 17, 2006Faye Brookman

Edward Tricomi and Joel Warren

Fashion Features

Warren-Tricomi’s Film Ambitions

Lights. Camera. Reality TV show?

clock February 17, 2006Molly Prior

The Fruits & Passion store located on the outskirts of Montreal.

Fashion Features

Fruits & Passion Unfurls U.S. Plan

After eyeing the American market from the north, the French-Canadian company Fruits & Passion will open its first U.S. store this spring.

clock February 17, 2006Molly Prior

The shave gels Sharps is launching at Target.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Sharps and Target Set Men’s Line

It could be a breakout year for specialty men’s grooming brand Sharps, which plans to open its first barbershop here — and launch a product line at Target stores.

clock February 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Garren

Fashion Features

Hotel Welcomes Garren

Garren has found a salon to call his own.

clock February 17, 2006Andrea Nagel

Jean Louis David hair accessories and styling items.

Fashion Features

Salon Chain Creates Mass Hair Line

Jean Louis David has its sights set on the mass market.

clock February 17, 2006Andrea Nagel

Lindsay Owen-Jones

Financial

L’Oreal Sets Growth Plan as ’05 Profits Leap 37%

L’Oreal reported its 21st year of double-digit profit increases and told analysts its income spiked 37 percent to $2.46 billion in 2005.

clock February 17, 2006Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

Hilary Swank at the 12th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fashion Features

A Swank New Fragrance for Guerlain

Guerlain has signed two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank to be the face of its as-yet-unnamed fall fragrance.

clock February 17, 2006Julie Naughton

WWD Image

Financial

Magazines: The Establishment Rules

The magazine business may be challenged, but don’t slap a toe tag on it yet.

clock February 17, 2006Jeff Bercovici

Suzanne Boyd in the March issue of Vogue.

Media

Memo Pad: Friendly Poaching … Away Childish Things … Purple Hair Piece …

Clearly, Details editor in chief Dan Peres is not a man who rushes into things.

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

Paul Marciano

Financial

Robust Sales Buoy Guess Net

The company said it sees further opportunities in Europe and in other markets, “especially in Asia.”

clock February 17, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Canon to Sponsor Longer Milan Fashion Week

This city’s fashion week Feb. 18-26 will feature 101 shows and 73 presentations, the Italian Chamber of Fashion said.

clock February 17, 2006Luisa Zargani

Knitwear by Swedish label Dagmar at Who's Next.

Fashion Features

Wide-Ranging Trends at Pret, Who’s Next Shows

Style staples for fall will run the gamut from flowing dresses to conservative Fifties-inspired tailoring and skinny jeans.

clock February 17, 2006Robert Murphy and Emilie Marsh

Jak & Rae

Financial

Expansion and Venue Revamp Give Boost to Atlanta Market

Buyers gave a thumbs-up to changes at AmericasMart, an expansion and new location of the Premiere show at the market that ended its five-day run Jan. 30.

clock February 17, 2006Georgia Lee

Financial

Russell’s 4Q Earnings, Sales Rise

Russell Corp. reported higher earnings and sales in the fourth quarter, helped by gains in the Brooks running division and tighter cost controls.

clock February 17, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

President Pressured On Trade Enforcement

Congress turned up the pressure on the Bush administration on Thursday to take a more aggressive stance on trade scrutiny and enforcement.

clock February 17, 2006Kristi Ellis

Nicole Fischelis and Sylvia Woods dressed in red to symbolize the cause.

Financial

Women With Heart

They were cited for their efforts to encourage people to live healthier lives.

clock February 17, 2006WWD Staff

A look from Austin Reed, which is being revamped for fall.

Fashion Features

Austin Reed Gets a Makeover

Chicago-based Hartmarx Corp., which for some 30 years has held the U.S. license for the English label best known for men’s suits, aims to make over Austin Reed’s women’s apparel.

clock February 17, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

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