Lauder’s Next Steps: Wider Distribution, Niche Buys Among Keys

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William P. Lauder outlined a new strategic plan for the beauty giant that includes more international development and less dependence on the American department store, niche acquisitions and continued growth in such brands as MAC and Clinique.

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The show floor shares the hip image of the brands on display.

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Contemporary Art

The expanding Project trade show takes a lifestyle approach that includes men, women, children, fine art and entertainment.

clock August 17, 2006Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Base's lifestyle approach is in line with the Project vendor mix.

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A Comprehensive Approach

Retailers rely on Project for new and established labels for men, women and kids.

clock August 17, 2006Kavita Daswani

A Chip & Pepper dress.

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Seller’s Market

Vendors provide a more detailed look at the styles and trends they’ll bring to Project.

clock August 17, 2006Kavita Daswani

Chip & Pepper kids clothes reflect popular adult styles.

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Mini Me

Contemporary companies create grown-up styles for kids.

clock August 17, 2006Kavita Daswani

"Bodies...The Exhibition" shows human cadavers in everyday activities, like running.

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Las Vegas at Random

In this southwestern city, opposites happily coexist. Whether it’s physiology or poolside physiques, visitors get a sampling of all possible worlds.

clock August 17, 2006Martine Bury


Beauty Beat: Lauder Sets New Strategy

Estee Lauder Cos. posted lower profits on higher sales for the fourth

clock August 17, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Retail Apparel Prices Dive

Retail apparel prices plunged 1.2 percent in July.

clock August 17, 2006Kristi Ellis

Margins are growing at Express.


Limited Raises Forecast After Strong Second Qtr.

Limited Brands Inc., fueled by continued growth and margin improvements at its core divisions, reported a robust second quarter on Wednesday and raised its outlook for the year.

clock August 17, 2006David Moin

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Jones’ Boneparth Explains Reason for Not Selling Firm

Jones Apparel Group’s ceo said buyers couldn’t see the firm’s potential value, so the company will now move ahead with needed remodeling.

clock August 17, 2006Whitney Beckett

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Memo Pad: Fair Change… Spreading the Message… Fresh Scent

Vanity Fair finally has its new publisher.

clock August 17, 2006WWD Staff

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In Brief: Ellis Scent Sale… Dreamweavers…DTC Sets Diamond Line

Parlux Fragrances Inc. has signed a letter of intent to sell its Perry Ellis fragrance business to Victory International (USA) LLC.

clock August 17, 2006WWD Staff

A still image from Nike's "I Feel Pretty" commercial.

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Nike Gets ‘Pretty’ With Sharapova

Nike is bringing Maria Sharapova to its television ads.

clock August 17, 2006Whitney Beckett

The Rbk dress Nicole Vaidisova will wear.

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Firms Court Fashion Win at Open

When the U.S. Tennis Open gets under way Aug. 28, the major athletic brands will be taking to the courts in an effort to be the fashion champs.

clock August 17, 2006Whitney Beckett

The aerie store interior.


Aerie Execs See $500M by 2010

The first aerie by American Eagle store opens in Greenville, S.C., and the firm projects the innerwear unit will have $500 million in sales by 2010.

clock August 17, 2006Sharon Edelson

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Wider, Deeper Pockets

Hispanic affluence just keeps surging.

clock August 17, 2006Constance Gustke

A shoot of a fall dress from Notice.

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MyShape Matches Clothes to the Woman

New online retailer myShape Inc. has come up with an ambitious plan to help women find clothes that fit and flatter them.

clock August 17, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

A look from Zumanity's first collection.

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Cirque Gets Sensual With Zumanity Line

Cirque du Soleil is launching Zumanity, a line of sportswear and accessories, at WWDMAGIC, where the show¹s performers will appear.

clock August 17, 2006Julee Greenberg

Bread's Predator in raspberry.

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Denim Dish: A First Slice of Bread… A Plush Beginning… La Perla’s Close Fit… Replay Opens 4th U.S. Store

Jason Ferro is counting on a combination of authentic design elements and a sense of social responsibility to generate enough heat to trigger rising sales for his first independent venture, Bread Denim Co.

clock August 17, 2006WWD Staff

Stephanie Schur

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Fashion Scoops: Brown Night… On Point

“It’s UPS day today,” quipped Fern Mallis, IMG’s vice president, at the party Tuesday night to introduce the 10 nominees selected to show designs at the UPS Hub during New York Fashion Week next month.

clock August 17, 2006WWD Staff

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Court Chic

Playing in a white corset and petticoat, Maud Watson wins the first Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship from a field of 13 players.

clock August 17, 2006WWD Staff

Talbots saw profits fall in the period.


Specialty Retailers Struggle in Second Quarter

Among the specialty retailers reporting quarterly financials Wednesday for the period ended July 29, results were a mixed bag.

clock August 17, 2006Vicki M. Young and Jeanine Poggi


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