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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 23hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 18hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 18hWWD Staff

Color Outperforms Fragrance in 2005 Department Store Tally

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Overview

What were once considered upstart indie color cosmetics brands have become the mainstays of department stores as prestige sales hit a record $8.2 billion at retail last year, a 4 percent increase over 2004.

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Color Outperforms Fragrance in 2005 Department Store Tally

Prestige beauty manufacturers can take heart: Sales of beauty products hit a record $8.2 billion at retail last year, a 4 percent annual gain.

clock April 14, 2006Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans

Financial

New York & Co. Slashes Forecast

Retailer New York & Co. cut its first-quarter earnings-per-share forecast nearly in half for the second time this year, citing soft sales results.

clock April 14, 2006Meredith Derby

Financial

March Retail Sales Up, but Fashion Down

Overall retail sales outpaced those of specialty and department stores in March as sluggish consumer demand and cool weather hurt business.

clock April 14, 2006Evan Clark

Financial

Saks Executives Receive Bonuses for 2005

Saks Inc. awarded top executives bonuses in 2005 for meeting business objectives, despite posting a loss on lower sales for its most recent fiscal year.

clock April 14, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“We learned that beauty wasn’t successful for us last time … “

clock April 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Haggar Taps Jones

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

clock April 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fragrance Counters Pucker Up for KISS

Rock band KISS is hoping to make a smash with its new fragrance duo, hitting 2,000 department store doors this September.

clock April 14, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Sephora to Transform Penney’s Beauty Mix

J.C. Penney’s announcement this week that it will open 1,500- to 1,800-square-foot Sephora departments in its stores marks a 360-degree turnaround in Penney’s beauty strategy.

clock April 14, 2006Faye Brookman and Laura Klepacki

Fashion Features

Paul Murphy to Leave Revlon Post

Industry watchers were baffled by the news, particularly in light of Revlon’s aggressive plans for 2006.

clock April 14, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Cosmoprof Grapples With Lackluster Market

Although Italy’s key perfumery channel slipped by 2.1 percent in sales last year, the new president of Unipro, the Italian Association of Cosmetic Industries, sees the glass as half full.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Luring Back the Giants With Sexier Approach

Cosmoprof appears to have reached a pivotal point in its 39th year of development.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Intercos Eyes Public Offering in 2006

Intercos is running in high gear, while planning on making a public offering, sometime this year.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Italian Retailers On the Offensive

Despite ongoing consumer funk, Italian perfumery chains are moving ahead in an effort to ignite interest at point of sale.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Euroitalia Shapes Its Versace Plan

Euroitalia is continuing to hone its strategy to develop its Versace license with plans to launch a fragrance flanker, Bright Crystal, and an intention to unveil a major women’s scent in the fall.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Packaging Takes Center Stage

Cosmoprof organizer Sogecos reshuffled the schedule this year to give packaging suppliers their day in the spotlight, and they weren’t shy about stepping up to the mike.

clock April 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Top Notes: Cullin To Join Clarins … Colzani Named President … Sales Up At Givaudan …

Kathy Cullin, president of global beauty care at fragrance supplier Symrise, is headed to Clarins to become vice president of sales for Clarins Fragrance Group.

clock April 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rodial Expands U.S. Market

Rodial is on a roll.

clock April 14, 2006Michelle Edgar and Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Bourjois Launches In Time for Spring

With a new general manager on board, Bourjois is gearing up for a busy spring: It plans to unveil five lines for the lips and eyes in May.

clock April 14, 2006Michelle Edgar

Memo Pad: Nod To Roberts … They’ll Miss Mary Mac … Training The Spotlight …

After several weeks of deliberation, The New Yorker’s fashion director, Michael Roberts, accepted an offer from Vanity Fair this week.

clock April 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The First Shot Is the Deepest

Photographers, as a rule, don’t worry too much about efficiency.

clock April 14, 2006Jeff Bercovici

Retail Features

American Apparel Founder To Do Bar Mitzvah Movie

As Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, sees it, what could be more American than bar mitzvahs?

clock April 14, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Partying, Prada Style … Tommy Gets Beached … Courting Cavalli …

Miuccia Prada hasn’t been to New York in almost a year, so her trip to Gotham next week is naturally being feted with a big bang.

clock April 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.S. Offers Speedier Shipment Clearance

The U.S. has proposed in global trade talks that customs procedures be streamlined to allow clearance of express shipments within one hour after the submission of the required documents.

clock April 14, 2006John Zarocostas

Financial

Chief Information Officer Exits Penney’s

Raish “elected to take early retirement,” a company spokesman said.

clock April 14, 2006Denise Power

Fashion Features

Mass Customization

“It’s so expensive to be rich,” Susan Gutfreund famously said in the days when Wall Street was big and her husband, John, ruled the roost.

clock April 14, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Fashion Features

Of the Garden Variety

London-based artist Raqib Shaw has the methodical discipline and aesthetic fancy of a couture seamstress.

clock April 14, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Features

At Home and on the Road With Italian Design

“Home away from home” has new meaning for Italian fashion designers who have branched into furniture and interior design, and hotels.

clock April 14, 2006Luisa Zargani

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