Fashion

Alessandro Michele's Clear Signature for Gucci

The designer's fall collection was a carefully considered, exquisitely rendered adventure in real fashion.

clock 13hBridget Foley

Business

Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

clock 17hArthur Friedman

Business

CFDA, Suntchi Forge Five-Year Partnership

They will connect China’s premiere business network and brand platform with U.S. based fashion brands and designers.

clock 19hLisa Lockwood

Fast-Track Penney’s: As Profits Soar, Store Revising Growth Plan

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Overview

J.C. Penney Co. Inc., moving aggressively to capitalize on the opportunities created by the Federated-May merger and executing successful merchandising initiatives, delivered thrid-quarter profits well ahead of Wall Street estimates.

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Fashion Features

Fast-Track Penney’s: As Profits Soar, Store Revising Growth Plan

J.C. Penney Co. Inc., moving aggressively to capitalize on the opportunities created by the Federated-May merger.

clock November 10, 2006Vicki M. Young

Matteo Marzotto

Fashion Features

Valentino Profits Surge

Valentino Fashion Group SpA posted double-digit growth in the first nine months of the year on swift sales of accessories and women’s wear.

clock November 10, 2006Amanda Kaiser

The frenetic scene at H&M's Fifth Avenue flagship.

Fashion Features

Viktor & Rolf: Worldwide Frenzy at H&M

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren aren’t exactly household names.

clock November 10, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

China Flexes Import Muscle

China commanded the field of apparel and textile importers in September.

clock November 10, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

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clock November 10, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Pacsun Profit Falls… Federated-Belk Swap

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.’s third-quarter earnings showed a steep decline.

clock November 10, 2006WWD Staff

Fabrice Weber

Fashion Features

Lauder Promotes Weber, Gabai-Pinsky

The Estee Lauder Cos. will announce today that it has promoted two of its top executives.

clock November 10, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

A|X Armani Exchange Introduces Eyewear

Armani has set his sights on a new customer.

clock November 10, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Heath Ledger

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: And You Say He’s Just a Friend… Baby Antoinette… On The Hunt…

Miuccia Prada will be on hand Monday night to fete her artist chum Tom Sachs and his new book.

clock November 10, 2006WWD Staff

McCartney's Care line launches this spring.

Fashion Features

McCartney’s New Design: Skin Care

Stella McCartney is branching into treatment this spring.

clock November 10, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Henkel Earnings Rise 13.7%

Henkel reported a strong third quarter.

clock November 10, 2006Melissa Drier

Margaret Sharkey

Fashion Features

Sharkey to Retire, Capping 3 Decades at L’Oreal

After 38 years in the beauty business, Margaret Sharkey will retire at the end of this year.

clock November 10, 2006Julie Naughton

Lauder's new Beautiful ad, featuring Anja Rubik.

Fashion Features

A Beautiful Day for Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder is getting beautiful – again.

clock November 10, 2006Julie Naughton

Paul Bennett

Fashion Features

Bennett Tells FIT: Embrace Consumers

Cosmetics executives apparently are more comfortable talking to each other.

clock November 10, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Luxe Pack: A Packaging Deal

Packaging is all about an added plus these days.

clock November 10, 2006Jennifer Weil

Rimmel Underground products.

Fashion Features

Rimmel Taps Into Younger Consumer With Underground

Coty Beauty is launching a new cosmetics line.

clock November 10, 2006Michelle Edgar and Faye Brookman

Dr. Peter R. Dottino and Faith Kates Kogan

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Legends Gala Raises $2.8M

The L’Oreal Legends Gala began with a rousing endorsement Wednesday evening.

clock November 10, 2006Molly Prior and Pete Born

Zeno, a device to treat acne.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Exclusive Pad Walgreens’ Shelves

Walgreen Co. is steadily building up its stable of exclusive lines.

clock November 10, 2006Faye Brookman

The Bardot updo offered at the salon.

Retail

U.K. Fashion Retailer Topshop Opens a Salon

Topshop plans to offer high-end hairstyles at a snip of the regular cost starting in December.

clock November 10, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Inter Parfums’ Sales Rise 19% in 3rd Qtr.

Inter Parfums Inc.’s deal with Gap Inc. pushed U.S. sales to double-digit growth in the third quarter.

clock November 10, 2006Molly Prior

New Flip for It items.

Fashion Features

Mark Hopes Consumers Will ‘Flip’ for Compacts

Mark is launching a new line of all-in-one portable color compacts.

clock November 10, 2006Michelle Edgar

Ingrid Jackel, chief executive officer of Physicians Formula.

Financial

Physicians Formula Shares Begin Trading on Nasdaq

Physicians Formula made its stock market debut Thursday.

clock November 10, 2006Molly Prior

The Fekkai More line.

Fashion Features

Fekkai Addresses Hair Loss With More

Frederic Fekkai wants more for consumers suffering from thinning hair.

clock November 10, 2006Andrea Nagel

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Media

Memo Pad: Year in Review… New Roles… High Times

Fashion monthlies posted mixed results as they closed out 2006.

clock November 10, 2006WWD Staff

A Dior  gown at the MFA.

Fashion Features

Fashion Returns to Boston’s MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston opens “Fashion Show: Paris Collections 2006.”

clock November 10, 2006Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Kohl’s Reports 44.7% Net Gain

Kohl’s Corp. posted a 44.7 percent increase in third-quarter earnings on Thursday.

clock November 10, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Urban Outfitters Profit Slips, Shares Rise

Urban Outfitters reported depreciated third-quarter earnings on Thursday.

clock November 10, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Adidas Beats Forecasts

Boosted by the World Cup soccer championship and its lifestyle lines, Adidas AG on Thursday said third-quarter profits increased 13 percent.

clock November 10, 2006Emilie Marsh

A Dina Bar-El halter chiffon satin gown.

Fashion Features

Sales Strong, Dresses Reign at Dallas Market

Buyers at Fashion-CenterDallas’ spring and summer show kept a watchful eye on trends as well as budgets in a bid to keep inventories lean, strong and competitive.

clock November 10, 2006Rusty Williamson

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