Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.
Shiseido plans to kick off the first half of 2007 with a number of additions to its skin care and color cosmetics franchises.
The Estee Lauder Cos. has recruited Donald Robertson as a creative force for its flagship brand.
Last month’s opening of Institute Beaute was yet another sign of the move toward more noninvasive procedures in the beauty world.
Change is in store at Christian Dior — in the advertising department, at least.
The comeback at Gap Inc. remains a work in progress.
Couture may be waning, but the Chambre Syndicale continues to encourage certain ready-to-wear designers to join the high-fashion party.