Tommy’s Latest Take: Moving Upscale While Expanding Abroad

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At a massive party headlined by Lenny Kravitz performing for a busload of celebritiees, Tommy Hilfiger this wek feted his new flagship here in fine, flashbulb-popping style.

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Retail

Tommy’s Latest Take: Moving Upscale While Expanding Abroad

At a massive party headlined by Lenny Kravitz performing for a busload of celebrities, Tommy Hilfiger this week feted his new flagship here in fine, flashbulb-popping style.

clock October 20, 2006Miles Socha

Virginie Ledoyen and Thierry Henry.

Retail

Stars Get Their Kicks at Tommy’s Paris Opening

A soccer hero practically stole the show at the opening of Tommy Hilfiger’s Parisian flagship Wednesday night.

clock October 20, 2006Emilie Marsh

Philip Clough

Financial

L’Oreal Taps Director for Body Shop

L’Oreal SA has named Philip Clough global brand director for The Body Shop.

clock October 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Financial

Bernard Arnault Looks to Grow Portfolio

Like the shoppers who fuel his luxury empire, Bernard Arnault is in a mood to spend.

clock October 20, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Lopez Back to St. John as V.P. of Design

St. John said Thursday that former senior designer Maria D. Lopez is rejoining the $400 million apparel company as vice president of design.

clock October 20, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

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clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Brag Award Dinner… Oakley Sees Strong Sales

The Black Retail Action Group Inc., a not-for-profit organization promoting men and women of color in retail and related industries, will host its 36th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner on Oct. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

L'Or de Vie L'Extrait.

Fashion Features

Dior Hopes for Gold Rush In Upscale Specialty Stores

Parfums Christian Dior is hoping to hit gold.

clock October 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Clarins' Expertise 3P

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A Brave New World For Groupe Clarins

Groupe Clarins is planning to introduce a futuristic treatment product, called Expertise 3P, worldwide in January.

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Michael Gould, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley at Bloomingdale's.

Fashion Features

Beauty’s Honor System

Industry stars raise money for cancer research while scooping up awards.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Sheryl Crow

Fashion Features

Sheryl Crow, Evelyn Lauder Headline BCRF Lunch

Sheryl Crow joined Evelyn Lauder for her annual Breast Cancer Research Foundation lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria on Tuesday.

clock October 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Workers change the awning at the former Marshall Field's in Chicago.

Financial

Adding Up Beauty: Great Expectations: Analysts’ 3Q and Year-end Forecasts

Wall Street will be paying close attention as beauty companies begin unveiling third-quarter earnings next week.

clock October 20, 2006Molly Prior

Select items from Aveeno's Positively Ageless line.

Fashion Features

Aveeno Entering Antiaging Market

Aveeno is hopping on the anti-aging bandwagon next year with the launch of Positively Ageless, a line of products using the active benefits of shiitake mushrooms.

clock October 20, 2006Michelle Edgar

Jessica Simpson during Sweet Kisses' launch event.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Fountain of Youth Yields Sales Stream

Mass marketers couldn’t attract Baby Boomers with Vital Radiance.

clock October 20, 2006Faye Brookman

Treatment in progress at Lancome the Boutique.

Fashion Features

Spa Week’s New High Profile

Spa Week has returned to assuage the stresses of the masses.

clock October 20, 2006Crystal Martin

The new Bath fragrance

Fashion Features

Bobbi Brown Bathes In New Fragrance

Bobbi Brown is hoping to clean up this month with the launch of her fourth fragrance, called Bath.

clock October 20, 2006Michelle Edgar

Marco Pelusi's new hair care line.

Beauty Features

West Coast Pelusi Sib Enters Hair Care

For Marco Pelusi, getting into the hair care business was almost a given.

clock October 20, 2006Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

Snippets: IFF Organization…Lite Locks… Wash No More…

Fragrance supplier International Flavors & Fragrances has created two new senior executive positions aligned with the company’s core businesses.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins was recently named as brand ambassador for Montblanc.

Marketing and Promotion

A Gilded Stage for Luxury Players

Fashion and luxury companies aren’t linking only with the art world in the drive to raise their brand profiles.

clock October 20, 2006Nina Jones

The Candie's Foundation was launched in response to flack the brand had received over its ads with sexy teens.

Financial

Doing Good for the World – While Shopping

Wretched excess is out. Saving the world is in.

clock October 20, 2006Georgia Lee

Purpose: Drawing on "moral ideas that have stood the test of time."

Fashion Features

Keeping a Constant Aim Amid Fashion’s Quick Change

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clock October 20, 2006Valerie Seckler

Eleanor Ylvisaker and Byrdie Bell, both in Calvin Klein Collection.

Fashion Features

Social Circle

As they say, there’s no rest for the weary. Just ask the social set after this week’s roundelay.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Linda Wells

Media

Allure Survives Early Blemishes and Turns 15

Allure editor in chief Linda Wells has a lot to smile about these days.

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Media

Memo Pad: Signs of Confusion… Truly Anonymous… New Hire…

The Hearst Tower’s housewarming earlier this month has spawned yet another tidbit.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Hilary Duff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Hilary Dolled Up… Marrying a Millionaire in Metro 7… Tough Ticket…

Hilary Duff seems so perkily perfect that it’s easy to compare her with a doll.

clock October 20, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Dow Jones Closes Over 12,000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shook off rising oil prices and worrisome economic data Thursday to close above the 12,000 mark for the first time in the index’s 78-year history.

clock October 20, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Sandrina Fasoli, Ann Torfs, Nele Feyen and Cathy Pill.

Fashion Features

DVF Helps Belgian Designers ‘Blossom’

In a nod to her roots, Belgian-born Diane von Furstenberg, along with the consul general of her home country, hosted the Blossom Project Wednesday to honor…

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Jeffrey Sebelia

Fashion Features

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clock October 20, 2006Whitney Beckett

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