Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock 16hBridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani

Eye

What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

clock 18hMarcy Medina

Revlon Losses Jump to $87M in 2nd Quarter, Sales Inch Ahead

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Overview

Revlon Inc. significantly boosted its display space this year, but the increase failed to stem the trouble beauty firm's mounting losses.

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Nordstrom posted a 5.3 percent same-store sales gain.

Financial

July Comp Results Fail to Clarify Retail Outlook

Retail same-store sales presented a mixed picture in July as the impact of higher gas prices and hotter-than-normal temperatures decelerated consumer spending.

clock August 4, 2006Liza Casabona and Jeanine Poggi

Jack Stahl

Financial

Revlon Losses Jump to $87M in 2nd Quarter, Sales Inch Ahead

Revlon Inc. significantly boosted its display space this year, but the increase failed to stem the troubled beauty firm’s mounting losses.

clock August 4, 2006Molly Prior

Thai Privilege Spa's couple's room.

Fashion Features

SoHo Spa Offers Up a Touch of Thailand

A touch of Thailand’s beauty culture landed in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood with the opening of Thai Privilege Spa this week.

clock August 4, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

SkinKlinic Sold to Sleek MedSpa

SkinKlinic’s Fifth Avenue flagship has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Sleek MedSpa of Boca Raton, Fla.

clock August 4, 2006Andrea Nagel

Financial

Puma’s 2Q Profits Decline 14.9%

Puma AG looked to be on a winning streak, but investors were disappointed with its second-quarter financial results as earnings declined on brand marketing costs.

clock August 4, 2006Ellen Groves

Financial

Oliver Peoples Taps First Chief Executive

Oliver Peoples, the luxury Los Angeles-based eyewear firm, has appointed former entertainment executive David Schulte to be its first president and chief executive officer.

clock August 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

True Religion Net Grows 15.7%

Strong sales from department store customers helped lift True Religion Apparel Inc. to double-digit earnings gains in the second quarter.

clock August 4, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“I can tell you what a person smells like even if I can’t exactly remember someone’s name or personality.”

clock August 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Printemps Sale Complete … Off Line

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

clock August 4, 2006WWD Staff

The Absolue Premium Bx ad.

Fashion Features

Lancome’s New Absolue

Lancome is adding a third pillar to its Absolue skin care franchise this fall.

clock August 4, 2006Julie Naughton and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Chanel Looking to Science To Power Sublimage Launch

Chanel is counting on the strength of a just-developed scientific process to drive its fall launch of Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream.

clock August 4, 2006Julie Naughton

The Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment ad.

Fashion Features

Lauder Adds Concentrate to Advanced Night Repair Franchise

Estee Lauder has reached into the past to create what it bills as its most advanced repair product to date.

clock August 4, 2006Julie Naughton

Perfect Touch from YSL Beaute.

Fashion Features

A Perfect Touch From YSL Beaute

YSL Beaute is looking to one of its best-selling products to further strengthen the foundation of its color cosmetics business.

clock August 4, 2006Julie Naughton

Origins' Youthtopia line.

Fashion Features

Origins Taps Into Rhodiola

Origins believes it has discovered its own fountain of youth in rhodiola, the secret ingredient in its new Youthtopia line.

clock August 4, 2006Michelle Edgar

A Rite Aid store in Somerville, N.J.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Economy Impacts B-T-S Retail Approach

Back-to-school season is always a bellwether for fall and holiday sales.

clock August 4, 2006Faye Brookman

Some of the new Amenity products.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Amenity Goes Through Rebirth

Two-year-old men’s grooming brand Amenity is being completely overhauled.

clock August 4, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Jason's hair care line.

Fashion Features

Jason Enters Hair Care Arena

Creators of Jason, the all-natural, organic-based product line, are willing to make sacrifices when it comes to caring for the environment, but they don’t want consumers to do the same when it comes to styling their hair.

clock August 4, 2006Andrea Arterbery

Riding the Asian success of Ferragamo's Incanto Dream, is a new scent, F by Ferragamo.

Fashion Features

China Sparks Bright Future for Travel Retail

The high-flying world of travel retail has spotted the future over the horizon, and it is the Chinese consumer.

clock August 4, 2006Betsy Lowther

The Jil Sander Style ad visual.

Fashion Features

Jil Sander’s New Style

Coty Inc.’s Coty Prestige division, which holds the Sander beauty license, will introduce Jil Sander Style, starting in September.

clock August 4, 2006Ellen Groves

The Paul Smith Story ad.

Fashion Features

Inter Parfums Adds Chapter to Paul Smith’s Story

Paul Smith has a fragrant new tale to tell, which his beauty license holder Inter Parfums hopes will widen the audience for the designer brand.

clock August 4, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

SK-II Launches Air Touch Foundation

SK-II believes it is changing the way foundation is applied with its new Air Touch Foundation, coming this fall.

clock August 4, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Fog of War: Industry Upheaval in Israel, Lebanon

As the Israeli-Hezbollah war enters its fourth week, retailers and manufacturers in Israel and Lebanon have been forced to make critical adjustments to keep their businesses going.

clock August 4, 2006WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Elle In Lebanon … Hey, Big Spenders

In February, when Hachette said it was launching Elle Orient in monthly Arabic and French editions, Lebanon was sufficiently on the upswing to merit a special mention in the release.

clock August 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Price Concerns Temper Brazil Fashion Events

As alternative markets become more established, their once highly competitive prices also tend to become more mainstream.

clock August 4, 2006Michael Kepp

The facade of the revamped Marshs.

Retail

Marshs Gets the Mitchells Touch

For the Mitchells of Connecticut, expanding out of state doesn’t mean a new state of mind.

clock August 4, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Mouret’s Comeback? … Starry Night

Roland Mouret could be on his way to finding a potential new backer.

clock August 4, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Done Deals & In Development: REITs Post Higher Sales in Quarter

While other real estate investment trusts are trying to avoid distressing over a slowdown in consumer spending in the U.S., CBL & Associates can always bank on shoppers south of the border.

clock February 15, 2007Amy S. Choi

A Kretchmer tension-set ring.

Fashion Features

Steven Kretchmer Honored As ‘Wizard’ of Fine Jewelry

Nearly 200 of Steven Kretchmer’s peers gathered Tuesday night to celebrate the life of the man they called the “wizard” of the fine-jewelry industry.

clock August 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Hilfiger Donates $100K To Hometown Program

Most charity donors shy away from gifts for nonprofit operating expenses, preferring to target their dollars to bricks or programs.

clock August 4, 2006Kate Fleisher

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