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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 17hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Agon’s Debut: L’Or?al CEO Starts Strong With 21.9% Leap In Net

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Overview

Jean-Paul Agon, L'Or?al's newly minted chief executive officer, presided over his first corporate financial analyst meeting Thursday with a flourish.

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Financial

L’Oreal Reports 21.9% Surge in Profits

Jean-Paul Agon, L’Oreal’s new chief executive officer, cited the firm’s strong performance at its financial analyst meeting Thursday.

clock September 1, 2006Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Evian Plans Pop-Up Spa for Manhattan

Most people hear Evian and think “bottled water.”

clock September 1, 2006Julie Naughton

Financial

Tiffany Earnings Slip in 2Q

Despite strong sales, Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that second-quarter earnings dropped because of a $6.6 million tax benefit in the previous year.

clock September 1, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

VF Shuffles International Management Team

Looking to substantially boost its business overseas, VF Corp. has reorganized its international management team.

clock September 1, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

In Brief: Jones Taps Mak… Burani Developments

Jones Apparel Group Inc. has appointed Anliza Mak as president of Jones International Ltd., effective Oct. 27.

clock September 1, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quote Of the Week

“This is the land of Norman Norell and Levi Strauss. My attitude was, why not mix it up?”

— Michael Kors on his lifestyle concept boutiques.

clock September 1, 2006WWD Staff

Beauty Features

After a Fashion: Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘The One’

Dolce & Gabbana’s new fragrance, The One, ushers in a new chapter in the Italian designer brand’s history.

clock September 1, 2006Stephanie Epiro and Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Former Editor Brings Natural Oils to U.S.

Former British Vogue beauty editor Kathy Phillips is hoping her aromatherapy assortment, This Works, does just that when it arrives in the U.S. this fall, after launching in the United Kingdom two years ago.

clock September 1, 2006Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Clinique Goes for the Plump

For the first time, Clinique has ventured into the lip-plumping category with Full Potential Lips.

clock September 1, 2006Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Simple Hopes to Make the Spa Scene Easy

Simple, the mass-market skin care brand, plans to make a splash on the spa scene.

clock September 1, 2006Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Rodney Cutler Adds Doors, Products to Mix

Rodney Cutler’s hair philosophy could be summed up as hair today, hair tomorrow.

clock September 1, 2006Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Adding Up Beauty: Luxury: Skin Care’s New Growth Serum

Looking good is an increasingly expensive hobby, but triple-digit price tags haven’t deterred the well-heeled from dashing toward a growing crop of luxury skin creams.

clock September 1, 2006Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Bionova Mixes Up Nature’s Cocktail

Michael Danielov is building a high-tech skin care business with his Bionova brand, one jar at a time.

clock September 1, 2006Pete Born

Beauty Features

Goldwell Turns to the Masses With Styling Line

Goldwell is out to get some style.

clock September 1, 2006Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

St. Ives Updates Its Image Globally

St. Ives is giving its entire skin care line a global makeover.

clock September 1, 2006Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Ancient Tea Key to Timeless Secret

Pu-erh tea, a rare, 2,000-year-old tea leaf from China that sells for almost $2,000 a pound, is the primary ingredient in a new prestige skin care line that hits stores in September.

clock September 1, 2006Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

Mass Retailers Ahead in August Comps

August same-store sales were marginally above expectations, with cash-strapped consumers hunting for bargains.

clock September 1, 2006Liza Casabona

Memo Pad: For Me?… Before and After Rocks… Revolving Door

Seems like publishers are celebrating Labor Day by relieving some editors from labor for more than a weekend.

clock September 1, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood Net Gains, Sales Decline

Kellwood Co. swung into profitability in the second quarter, thanks to lower restructuring and income tax charges.

clock September 1, 2006Whitney Beckett

Financial

Wexners Sell $125M in Stock

Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and chief executive officer of Limited Brands Inc., and his family have divested some of their shares in the retailer, yielding more than $125 million.

clock September 1, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Tesco Unveils F&F Collection

Tesco, the U.K.’s leading food retailer, has launched a higher-end, 30-piece apparel collection for women and men.

clock September 1, 2006Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Kenzo Taps Lavia as Chairman

Alberto Lavia has been named chairman of Kenzo, the fashion house owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, effective today.

clock September 1, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Nau Sets Ecologically Correct Growth Plan

The concept behind new activewear brand Nau is clothing that goes from SoHo to the slopes.

clock September 1, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Charges Push Zale to Quarterly Loss

Zale Corp., saddled with after-tax charges totaling $23.9 million, posted a heavy loss for the fourth quarter on a 3.9 percent sales gain.

clock September 1, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Retail Features

Brooks Bros. Opens Flagships in London, Paris

As part of its international expansion drive, Brooks Bros. has opened two European flagships in London and Paris.

clock September 1, 2006Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Retail Features

IT Holdings to Expand Plus Concept With 20 U.S. Units

IT Holdings is eyeing the U.S. as its next big market for its Plus IT concept stores, which puts under the same roof all the accessories the Italian firm produces for its stable of proprietary and licensed brands.

clock September 1, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Senate Trade Proposals Trigger Opposition

A Senate trade bill could include three provisions that already have set off debate.

clock September 1, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Bush Labor Appointee Stirs Pro-Worker Wrath

Temporarily bypassing Congressional oversight, President Bush said Thursday he has named a lawyer who represented Wal-Mart to be the Labor Department’s chief enforcer for a slate of laws, including those involving minimum wage and overtime.

clock September 1, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Annual Fashion Cares Event Raises $400K in Atlanta

The 14th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefit here turned out to be the hottest ever.

clock September 1, 2006Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Rite Aid Bolsters Its Competitive Standing

Rite Aid’s plan to buy Brooks-Eckerd will have a trickle-down impact on the beauty industry.

clock September 1, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Top Notes: Role Model… Mascara Swap… Halton to Brown… Limited Promotion

Maybelline New York has named Danna García as its newest Hispanic celebrity spokesperson.

clock September 1, 2006WWD Staff

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