Business

Supreme Headlines New Streetwear Vertical at StockX

clock 3hVicki M. Young

Business

Hearst's Top Beauty Editors Chat Up Alexa With New Beauty Skill

clock 10hAdriana Lee

Business

Sexual Abuse in Modeling: The Outcry Grows

clock 21hLisa Lockwood and Rosemary Feitelberg and Alexandra Steigrad

Gloomy Days at Gap: Second-Quarter Profits Slide 52.9 Percent

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Overview

Gap Inc., struggling to win back customers and showing few signs that turnaround efforts have begun to have an impact, posted more than a 50 percent fall in net profits and a 5 percent decline in comparable-store sales in the second quarter.

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Gap Inc.'s divisions are facing a crucial fall season.

Retail

Gap Sees Profits Tumble 52.9%

Gap Inc.’s net earnings plummeted 53 percent, to $128 million, in the second quarter ended July 29, on flat sales of $3.7 billion.

clock August 18, 2006David Moin

A page from the Urban Outfitters Web site.

Retail

Urban Outfitters Continues Measured European Growth.

Urban Outfitters, the Philadelphia contemporary retailer, is set to open its 100th store in Copenhagen, which symbolizes its international growth.

clock August 18, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Sears Earnings Rise, Sales Slip

Sears Holdings Corp. saw net income jump 83 percent, to $294 million, in the second quarter, on sales that fell 3 percent, to $12.8 billion.

clock August 18, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Nordstrom is focused on expanding its luxury offerings.

Financial

Nordstrom Net Jumps 20%

Boosted by the annual July sale, Nordstrom’s second-quarter net gained 20 percent, to $178.8 million, as sales grew 7.8 percent, to $2.3 billion.

clock August 18, 2006Sharon Edelson

E. Scott Beattie

Financial

Arden Posts Loss in Quarter

Due to a number of “external challenges” Elizabeth Arden Inc. faced in fiscal 2006, the company experienced a net loss of $1.9 million in the fourth quarter, noted chairman and chief executive officer E. Scott Beattie.

clock August 18, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

Some of the same issues affecting our customers, such as higher utility costs and gas prices, are impacting corporations like Wal-Mart, as well.”

clock August 18, 2006WWD Staff

Sonya Dakar (center) with Natan, Donna, Mimi and Yigal Dakar.

Beauty Features

Dakar Puts Time on Her Side

Sonya Dakar wants to turn back time with a new antiaging line set to launch this fall.

clock August 18, 2006Julie Naughton

Part of the new acne lineup.

Beauty Features

MD Skincare Spots Dollars in Acne

Spot on? If Dennis Gross has anything to say about it, it will be “spot off.”

clock August 18, 2006Julie Naughton

One of the Prevage print ads

Beauty Features

Prevage Says Eye Do to New Category

Prevage is eyeing a new category for its skin care products.

clock August 18, 2006Julie Naughton

Resort makeup bag

Beauty Features

Lilly Pulitzer Puts Beauty in the Bag

Lilly Pulitzer is into bags this fall.

clock August 18, 2006Julie Naughton

Lorac's new skin care products.

Beauty Features

Skin Is in for Lorac

Carol Shaw is planning to go well beyond the surface with her two new skin care offerings this fall.

clock August 18, 2006Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Some Travel Retail Brand Sales Said to Fall Nearly 50%

While the turbulence in travel retail may have subsided since news of a foiled terrorist plot broke last week, smooth sailing it isn¹t.

clock August 18, 2006WWD Staff

The new Intimately Beckham ad.

Beauty Features

Coty, Beckham Get Intimate With New Masterbrand

Coty is bolstering the Beckham brand with a his-and-hers duo, Intimately Beckham, an ode to soccer star David Beckham and wife Victoria.

clock August 18, 2006Brid Costello

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Makeup Bags get a facelift From Markwins

Markwins International hopes sales are in the bag.

clock August 18, 2006Faye Brookman

Task Essential items.

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: Task Looks to Establish Foothold in U.S

Task Essential, a men’s personal care line produced in Switzerland and introduced in the U.S. last spring, is gearing up to launch new products and expand its limited distribution base.

clock August 18, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Claudia Poccia and Jillian Dempsey

Beauty Features

Dempsey On Board With Avon

Avon has signed celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey to be its global creative color director.

clock August 18, 2006Michelle Edgar

Select products from the Lund line.

Beauty Features

Natural Products Section, Textile Show Rejoin Extracts

There were some familiar faces and new twists at this year’s Extracts, a four-day biannual trade show focused on personal care and wellness.

clock August 18, 2006Michelle Edgar

New members welcomed by some CFDA veterans.

Fashion Features

Scaasi Steals Show at CFDA Fete

“The wonderful thing about having your own party is you can do whatever you want,” blared Arnold Scaasi into a microphone from the top of the staircase overlooking the courtyard of his Beekman Place apartment building.

clock August 18, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

The Bearbrick dressed in Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Summer Schreck… St. John Back to Basics… Dinnigan on Screen

Trust Karl Lagerfeld to jazz things up a little in August, which can be a slow month for fashion.

clock August 18, 2006WWD Staff

Carolina Herrera

Fashion Features

Fashion Group Sets Honorees

The Fashion Group International has lined up its honorees for the 23rd Night of Stars gala on Oct. 26.

clock August 18, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Everything But Water Owner Adds Water Water Everywhere

Bear Growth Capital Partners already had Everything But Water, and now it’s getting Water Water Everywhere.

clock August 18, 2006Whitney Beckett

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Media

Newsstand Sales Slide in 1st Half

Blame it on the increasing number of magazines battling for pockets, or high gas prices decreasing the number of consumer trips to the mall, but the newsstand is becoming bloody territory for a number of publishers.

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Picking Up the Pieces… Rolling In… Monday Becomes Friday

James Frey, author of the best-selling memoir “A Million Little Pieces” that turned out to be partially fiction, may not be able to get a spot on Oprah’s Book Club again, but BlackBook magazine is happy to take him.

clock August 18, 2006WWD Staff

New York & Co. posted a decline in second-quarter earnings, as sales for stores opened at least a year fell below analysts' expectations.

Retail

Specialty Stores See Weak Comps, Flat Net

Specialty retailers reporting quarterly figures Thursday saw earnings affected by option expensing, settlement gains and weaker sales.

clock August 18, 2006Jeanine Poggi

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Retail

Uniqlo Said Eyeing Meatpacking Locale

Uniqlo, in the midst of a massive publicity blitz for a new 36,000-square-foot flagship in Manhattan’s SoHo that will be its largest venue, has a secret.

clock August 18, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Bush Signs Bill Tying Up CAFTA Loopholes

President Bush signed a bill intended to help textile producers and importers doing business in Central America recoup financial losses.

clock August 18, 2006Kristi Ellis

Max Azria

Fashion Features

Azria Designer Line Gets Own L.A. Door

Max Azria, designer of the contemporary line BCBG Max Azria, is at last letting his separate designer collection stand on its own two feet.

clock August 18, 2006Emili Vesilind

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