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A Bigger Luxe Universe: Neiman Marcus Plans 50-Plus Stores by 2010

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Overview

Fueled by another healthy year of growth and its new owners' desire to get a return on their investment, Neiman Marcus is ready to expand on several fronts.

From This Issue

The Cusp store is part of Neiman's contemporary push.

Financial

A Bigger Luxe Universe: Neiman Marcus Plans 50-Plus Stores by 2010

Fueled by another healthy year of growth and its new owners’ desire to get a return on their investment, Neiman Marcus is ready to expand on several fronts.

clock September 29, 2006David Moin

Retail

New Women’s Unit Bolsters Marshs’ Revamp

Renovated and complete with a new adjoining women’s store, Marshs at 270 Main Street in Huntington, N.Y., ran double-digit gains ahead of plan in the first few days after two relaunch parties earlier this month.

clock September 29, 2006David Moin

Financial

Bauer, Foot Locker Deals Said Near

M&A activity appears to be kicking into high gear again, with deals for Eddie Bauer and Foot Locker said to be nearing completion.

clock September 29, 2006Vicki M. Young

vChristian Courtin, ceo of Groupe Clarins, Vera Strubi and Benjamin Gillikin.

Financial

Vera Strubi to Retire From Thierry Mugler

Vera Strubi, one of the most influential figures in world fragrance marketing, plans to retire at the end of the year as president of Thierry Mugler Parfums Worldwide.

clock September 29, 2006Pete Born and Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“I was sitting with Lou Reed and he said, ‘I’ve never seen this at a classical opera. It’s like a rock concert.'”

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sears Appeal … On The Run

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

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Howard Socol

Retail

Barneys Revisits Dallas With New Flagship

Nine years after Barneys closed at Dallas’ NorthPark Center, it is opening an 88,000-square-foot unit in a former Lord & Taylor at the same mall.

clock September 29, 2006Holly Haber

Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion Features

Sassy and Sleek – Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Jil Sander

There’s a breeze of showgirl razzmatazz sweeping through Milan.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Anna Molinari

Fashion Features

At Home With a Range – Max Mara, Anna Molinari, Emilio Pucci, Tod’s, Derercuny, Krizia

From tailored looks to Space-Age Bond-girl styles to frothy pieces inspired by Austria’s Princess Sissi, designers and houses in Milan are in tune with a wide spectrum of ideas.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Trend Les Copains

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Kylie Minogue

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Star Power … Clenching Elsa … Politically Charged …

Australian songstress Kylie Minogue has been out of the limelight for a while, but she did pose on the runway on Thursday at Dolce & Gabbana.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

White orchid is key to Euphoria Blossom.

Fashion Features

Euphoria Blossom: A Winter Bloom

Get ready for more Euphoria from Calvin Klein: the brand plans to add Euphoria Blossom, a women’s flanker, in January.

clock September 29, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Paltrow Puts Own Spin on Pleasures

Gwyneth Paltrow is Estee Lauder’s workhorse.

clock September 29, 2006Rachel Brown

Courteney Cox

Fashion Features

Kinerase’s Two-Pronged Approach

The doctor is back in the house with new Kinerase products.

clock September 29, 2006Julie Naughton

Jonathan Zrihen

Fashion Features

Zrihen to Take on Market Share Challenge

Jonathan Zrihen, the new president and chief executive officer of Groupe Clarins USA, is a 34-year-old executive with a probing curiosity.

clock September 29, 2006Pete Born

Some of Santa Maria Novella's ceramics.

Fashion Features

Santa Maria Novella Opens Museum Wing In Florence Store

Filling a museum is easy when there are boxes of 500-year-old urns collecting dust in the attic.

clock September 29, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Items from Edward Bess.

Fashion Features

Edward Bess Enters Beauty Business With a Lip Wardrobe

A former fashion intern at Jeffrey New York will begin a foray into the beauty business with the October launch at Bergdorf Goodman of Lip Wardrobe by Edward Bess, an upscale lip color set for $350.

clock September 29, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Olay Definity Weakens Barriers Between Mass and Class

In August, Procter & Gamble crashed through the mass market price ceiling.

clock September 29, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Xtol Planning Expansion in U.S. Market

A Vancouver-based men’s skin care brand called Xtol has set its sights on the U.S. market — less than a year after the line’s introduction.

clock September 29, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Select Rimmel items.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Beauty Firms Battle for Vital Radiance’s Space

With the glow gone from Vital Radiance, mass market retailers are scurrying to fill the gaps in their cosmetics walls.

clock September 29, 2006Faye Brookman

Sonia Kashuk's new fragrances.

Fashion Features

Sonia Kashuk Introduces Fragrance Trio

Following the success of Sonia Kashuk’s Solid Fragrance Palette, which launched earlier this year, the makeup artist is introducing three new liquid fragrances this fall.

clock September 29, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Revance Goes Over the Counter

Biopharmaceutical company Revance Therapeutics, based in Mountain View, Calif., will be venturing into the over-the-counter market with two items designed specifically to increase elastin production in the skin. Items are poised to hit spas in late…

clock September 29, 2006Kavita Daswani

Sothys' new hydrating cream.

Fashion Features

Beauty Show Reveals Industries’ Quirky Trends

With eyelash extensions, organic treatments and novelty ideas, the recent International Congress of Esthetics show here was specifically targeting the people who provide the services.

clock September 29, 2006Kavita Daswani

The Pola storefront.

Fashion Features

New Spa Brand Breaks Ground

Pola, a technology-driven Japanese prestige skin care and cosmetics brand, is saying konnichiwa.

clock September 29, 2006Rachel Brown

Financial

Wal-Mart Factories Cited For ‘High-Risk’ Violations

Inspectors cited more than half the factories producing goods for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for “high-risk” workplace violations last year, a 68 percent increase compared with 2004.

clock September 29, 2006Katherine Bowers

Financial

Federated Shares Continue to Rise

Shares of Federated rose 2.2 percent Thurs­day to $43.35, on average trading volume of 4.5 million.

clock September 29, 2006Jeanine Poggi

A look for fall from Escada.

Financial

Escada on Track for Year-End Profit Gain

Escada AG reported continued gains in the third quarter of fiscal 2005-2006, with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization climbing 13.3 percent on a 5.3 percent sales gain.

clock September 29, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Rhodes Sets Handbag Line

Zandra Rhodes’ bold, colorful fashions now have handbags to match.

clock September 29, 2006Rachel Brown

Financial

Franck Muller Settles Two Suits

Franck Muller USA said Wednes­day that it had reached two separate court-ordered settlements in lawsuits it filed against Delmas Inc. and Montres Allison.

clock September 29, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Diane von Furstenberg

Media

Images Capture Warhol Moment

A stream of artists, designers, celebrities and socialites made their way up the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Andy Warhol’s 1977 memorial service, and photographer Christophe von Hohenberg captured many of them.

clock September 29, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Scarlett Johansson

Media

Memo Pad: Scarlett’s The One … Shooting Stars … Photoshopped …

After six months, the guessing game as to whom Esquire magazine will soon name its “Sexiest Woman Alive” has come to an end.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Pierre Cardin Takes a Step Back in Time

No visit to Pierre Cardin’s cluttered office here would be complete without the futuristic couturier rattling off a litany of his past achievements and dusting off myriad press clippings to bolster his case for greatness.

clock September 29, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Versace Revs Up Lamborghini

Versace is steadily expanding its luxury lifestyle world, and it’s hitting the road to do it.

clock September 29, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board: Hiltons Hit Milford

Milford, Pa., might be more quaint than avant-garde, but that’s where the self-proclaimed Hilton Bros., Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, have left their latest artistic impressions.

clock September 29, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sens. Pull China Tariff Bill

After a personal plea from President Bush, Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham on Thursday withdrew legislation to impose a 27.5 percent tariff on Chinese imports in an effort to pressure that country to revalue its currency.

clock September 29, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Bulgari Continues Expanding in China

Bulgari opened its fourth store in China here earlier this month, focusing on its new format of twin stores that offer its core jewelry products on one side and its accessories on the other.

clock September 29, 2006Lisa Movius

Financial

Gramicci Celebrating 25 With Sales Rise

With both a new management and design team, outdoor apparel brand Gramicci has equipped itself to watch its sales climb.

clock September 29, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

WTO to Examine Brazil-U.S. Issue

The World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body on Thursday agreed to establish a compliance panel to examine a complaint by Brazil.

clock September 29, 2006John Zarocostas

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