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Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 19hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 19hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 24hJean E. Palmieri

Retailers on the Block: Bidders Eye Parisian, Book Due on L&T

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Financial sources said George Jones, the former head of the Saks Department Store Group, has joined forces with private equity firm Freeman Spogli to make a run for the 39-unit Parisian chain of department stores.

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Retailers on the Block: Bidders Eye Parisian, Book Due on L&T

George Jones, former head of the Saks Department Store Group, is said to be teaming up with Freeman Spogli to buy Parisian.

clock April 7, 2006Vicki M. Young


Barneys Bets on Vegas Flagship

Barneys New York will open a flagship as part of the expanded Venetian Resort Hotel complex in Las Vegas.

clock April 7, 2006David Moin

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Quote of The Week

“When you have numbers like these, why not?”

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff

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In Brief: Loving Shanghai … Denim Appointment

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

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff

A display inside the Skeen+ store in Paris.

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A French Focus on Men’s Skin Care

Beauty has tamed the beast here — or, at least, the macho man.

clock April 7, 2006Ellen Groves

James Mischka and Mark Badgley

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Badgley Mischka Set to Launch First Fragrance

The designing duo will introduce their first fragrance, an eponymous women’s scent, in late August.

clock April 7, 2006Julie Naughton

Geena Davis

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FiFi’s Starry, Starry Night

The stars were in alignment at the 34th annual FiFi Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom Monday night.

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff

Items from Aubrey Organics

Fashion Features

Mass Market Buyers Invade Natural Products Expo

During last week’s Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center, beauty exhibitors wrote orders not just to their traditional retail accounts, such as health food chains, but also to previously unexplored arenas: mass market retailers,…

clock April 7, 2006Kavita Daswani

The ad promoting Spa Week

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Spa Week Expands to 10 Cities

Spa Week continues to build its following.

clock April 7, 2006Michelle Edgar

Olays Touch of Sun

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Olay Adds Tanning and SPF Touch

Olay is bringing a touch of sun, plus a dose of sun protection and moisturization, to the skin care aisle.

clock April 7, 2006Andrea Nagel

The Prestige Cosmetics display

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Critical Mass: Prestige Survives Beauty Planogram Cuts

In his 25 years in beauty, Tom Winarick, executive vice president of Prestige Cosmetics, has never seen such an intense fight for shelf space in the mass market.

clock April 7, 2006Faye Brookman

Richard Gerstein

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Nexxus Poised to Become Top-Three Brand

Nexxus has developed a new business model for professional hair care companies that, like them, have been frustrated with widespread product diversion.

clock April 7, 2006Andrea Nagel

Select products from the Remergent line

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AGI Dermatics Launches Into Skin Care

Biopharmaceutical company Applied Genetics Inc. Dermatics, a developer of skin care ingredients, is diving into the skin care business with the launch of Remergent, a line entering 4,000 dermatology and plastic surgery offices this month.

clock April 7, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Snippets: Gloss Boss … Root Of The Matter … Flake Flap

Cozy Friedman, owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, has teamed up with the Essie nail care brand to create a line of nail polishes and lip glosses for young girls.

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff

Select items from the revamped Terax collection

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Terax Revamps to Court American Shoppers

Terax, the Italian-born beauty brand that built its business on word-of-mouth advertising, aims to stop browsing shoppers in their tracks with an overhauled product line.

clock April 7, 2006Molly Prior

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Princess Margaret Baubles To Be Sold on Auction Block

The late Princess Margaret’s jewels will go on sale at Christie’s later this year in the most important royal jewelry auction since Wallis Simpson’s gems went under the hammer in 1987.

clock April 7, 2006Samantha Conti

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Mariah Signs Scent Deal With Arden

The celebrity fragrance craze has a new player — Mariah Carey.

clock April 7, 2006Julie Naughton


Tourneau, Swatch Group Partner in Outlet Stores

Luxury watch retailer Tourneau and The Swatch Group, the Biel, Switzerland-based watch manufacturer, are joining to open stores in premium outlet malls in the U.S.

clock April 7, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Observers wonder what magazine will close next. Here, a recently shuttered publication.


What’s Behind the Soaring Magazine Death Rate

What’s behind the latest rash of new magazine failures, and items from the Memo Pad.

clock April 7, 2006Jeff Bercovici and Sara James

The home used in The Devil Wears Prada as shown in Elle Decor

Memo Pad: Devil May Care

With less than three months to go before “The Devil Wears Prada” opens in theaters, there has been some talk that Fox 2000 Pictures is not screening the film for editors of any Conde Nast magazines.

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff

Gaps March comps declined 13 percent


Easter Shift Deflates Comps

March same-store sales rose at the softest rate since November 2004 for a weaker-than-expected 1.9 percent gain.

clock April 7, 2006Meredith Derby

A down jacket from Ciesse


U.S. Management Buys Ciesse

The U.S. management of Ciesse Piumini has acquired the Italian down jacket specialist from Sport Brands International.

clock April 7, 2006Alessandra Ilari


Sale of Stroili Boosts Profit for Arnault’s L Capital Fund

Bernard Arnault has pocketed a handsome profit via his L Capital investment fund.

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff


Federated Signs Martha Stewart For Home Line

The Martha Stewart Collection will be a high-end offering, Federated said.

clock April 7, 2006Sharon Edelson

Ruben Toledos portrait of important Latin artists

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Fashion Scoops: What A Lady … Aeffe Sale? … Fund-Raising Phenom …

Montblanc informed invitees to its centennial birthday bash in Geneva that fan Johnny Depp was going to attend, but it was more secretive about its special guest star.

clock April 7, 2006WWD Staff


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clock 15hLorelei Marfil

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