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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 23hMiles Socha


Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 10hAllison Collins and Evan Clark


Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 10hKristi Ellis

Bubbles, Baubles, Bags: Core Products Drive LVMH Sales Up 15%

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Luxury continues to score for LVMH, where first-quarter sales vaulted 15 percent, thanks to high demand for champagne and status handbags.

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Bush, Hu Make Little Trade Headway

President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao made little progress in improving trade relations during their first meeting at the White House.

clock April 21, 2006Kristi Ellis

Louis Vuitton's suede bag.

Fashion Features

Bubbles, Baubles, Bags: Core Products Drive LVMH Sales Up 15%

Luxury continues to score for LVMH, where first-quarter sales vaulted 15 percent, thanks to high demand for champagne and status handbags.

clock April 21, 2006Miles Socha

The Dior Homme store interior.

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Dior Homme Opens on Rodeo

Dior Homme opens the doors of its third freestanding boutique in the U.S. today at 315 North Rodeo Drive here.

clock April 21, 2006Marcy Medina


Hilfiger Signs Lease for Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger has signed a lease for a Paris flagship slated to open this fall in a new retail and office development adjoining Place Vendome.

clock April 21, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Debenhams Sets IPO … Clarins Sales Gain

DEBENHAMS SETS IPO: Debenhams plc, the 123-store U.K. department store chain, said its was going ahead with an initial public offering that would value the retailer at around 3 billion pounds, or $5.3 billion. The IPO pricing includes…

clock April 21, 2006WWD Staff

Jane Hudis and Daisy Fuentes

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Daisy’s Chain of Beauty Products

BEAUTY: Daisy Fuentes, who is gearing up to launch her first scent, Dianoche, this summer, is clearly passionate on the subject of beauty.

clock April 21, 2006Julie Naughton

The Moxie for Men skin care trio.

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Men’s Corner: Men’s Line Applies a Bit of Moxie

With a new skin care brand called Moxie for Men, founder Ryan Anderson is applying a bit of courage and determination in hopes of establishing a toehold in the growing men’s market.

clock April 21, 2006Matthew W. Evans

A look at Lucky's female side.

Fashion Features

Pick Six: Lucky Expands Into Fragrances

Art Spiro, president of Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, hopes retailers will get hot this fall with his firm’s Lucky Number 6 fragrance masterbrand.

clock April 21, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

MAC, Cirque du Soleil Join Cosmetics Forces

MAC Cosmetics is joining the circus – in a manner of speaking, anyway.

clock April 21, 2006Julie Naughton

Evolution Surf items

Fashion Features

Talkin’ About an Evolution

In a collaboration with Barneys New York, luxury surfboard manufacturers Clark and Kelise Riedel of Evolution Surf are launching a skin care line that aims to provide skin care solutions for sunbaked beach worshipers.

clock April 21, 2006Crystal Martin

An Optimum Care relaxer.

Fashion Features

Leading Beauty Brand Throws a Party

SoftSheen-Carson wants the beauty media to know it’s the number-one global brand for African-Americans – and it’s throwing an Expo to get the word out.

clock April 21, 2006Andrea Nagel

Nivea's new offerings.

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Nivea Reveals Its Sensual Side

A host of skin care brands may be basking in the glow of consumers’ fondness for color-enhancing body lotions, but Nivea aims to get noticed by showing its sensual side.

clock April 21, 2006Molly Prior

The new Wegmans supermarket in Mt. Laurel, N.J., has an upscale spa department and natural beauty section.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Wegman’s Makes Beauty a Focus

Wegmans opened its 70th supermarket in this upscale, suburban town last month and shoppers haven’t stopped flocking to the 125,000-square-foot space since.

clock April 21, 2006Faye Brookman

Johnson's items from the new adult line.

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Johnson’s Expands Brand Into Adult Skin and Bath

The Johnson’s baby care brand, best known for powders and lotions that impart a sweet-smelling scent, is launching an adult line of body lotions and body washes specifically for moms.

clock April 21, 2006Andrea Nagel

Donald Trump flanked by former and current beauty queens.

Fashion Features

New Book Provides Universal Guide to Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if the beholder is real estate mogul and Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump, beauty lies in the 50 contestants of the 2006 Miss Universe pageant.

clock April 21, 2006Andrea Arterbery

A session at PCITX.

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PCITX Puts Focus on Packaging Element

Attendees of this year’s Personal Care Ingredients and Technology Exposition Advanced Technical Conference were able to receive not only the latest information on new beauty ingredients but also the latest trends in packaging with the addition of the…

clock April 21, 2006Andrea Arterbery

Fashion Features

Shampoo Labels Under Fire

The State of New York is studying whether there should be warning labels on shampoo packaging to make consumers aware of the possible effects of products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate and/or cocamide DEA, both foaming agents.

clock April 21, 2006Elizabeth Morrow


Luen Thai Revenue Up in ’05, But Profits Down 56 Percent

Luen Thai Holdings Ltd., a major Asian apparel manufacturer, reported a 6.6 percent rise in revenue to $590.2 million for 2005, but net profit was down 56 percent to $13.2 million.

clock April 21, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Everything But Water is now owned by Bear Stearns.


Everything But Water Sold, Founder Exits

Everything But Water, one of the country’s largest specialty swim chains, has been acquired by Bear Growth Capital Partners, a division of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking.

clock April 21, 2006Melanie Kletter

A look from HnM's World Cup Collection


H&M Kicks Into the Action With Its World Cup Collection

H&M is scoring points ahead of the matches with a World Cup collection for infants, children, teens and men.

clock April 21, 2006Emilie Marsh


Chopard Files Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters

Fine jewelry and watch firm Chopard has filed a lawsuit against a group of alleged timepiece counterfeiters.

clock April 21, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

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Memo Pad: Levine At Large … Box of Rocks … Auction Action For Dennis? …

Is another change of command already in the offing at Hearst?

clock April 21, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Critical Darling

Following Monday’s announcement that The Washington Post’s fashion critic, Robin Givhan, had just won a Pulitzer Prize, a collective “Huh?” rose up among hard-core journalists in newsrooms across the country.

clock April 21, 2006Sara James

Fashion Features

Giacomo Santucci Named Malo Prez

IT Holding SpA has tapped Giacomo Santucci as president of its knitwear brand Malo.

clock April 21, 2006Amanda Kaiser

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Fashion Features

Rampage Chain Could Be In Play

Charlotte Russe Holding said it was evaluating strategic alternatives for its troubled Rampage chain as it widened its second-quarter loss.

clock April 21, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Freeman to Jimmy’Z

Longtime Gap executive Zeena Freeman has joined Jimmy’Z as senior vice president, responsible for the development and growth of the brand and design, merchandising and production.

clock April 21, 2006David Moin

Paul Davis' version of the Roman god Janus, on display at Fendi's Fifth Avenue boutique.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dining Out … Friends of Judy … A Touch of Allure

After hosting about 1,600 revelers at the opening of the “Waist Down” exhibition at Prada’s store in Manhattan’s SoHo on Tuesday night, Miuccia Prada presided over a dinner for 50 or so at the Carlyle.

clock April 21, 2006WWD Staff

On the runway in Dallas, looks from Basil and Maude.

Fashion Features

Polished Looks Lead Stylemax

Denim still reigns in the closets of women across the U.S., but it took a backseat to streamlined knits and sophisticated fabrics at the fall edition of the Stylemax show here.

clock April 21, 2006Deb Pahl

Reclaimed wood, exposed brick and a few well-placed antiques give Esthete an authentic feel.


Esthete Brings Elegance To Meatpacking District

Christine Lee brings a refined eye and sense of humor to Esthete, a 1,700-square-foot store here in the Meatpacking District that opened last month.

clock April 21, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Daslu Sets Temporary N.Y. Showroom

Brazilian designer retailer Daslu plans to open a temporary showroom during the next New York Fashion Week and, in the first half of 2007, will open its first Manhattan store.

clock April 21, 2006Michael Kepp

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“We’re evaluating smaller markets and seeking out sites where the well-off are clustered.”

clock April 21, 2006WWD Staff


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