Penney’s Shares Fall, Outlook Lowered

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Despite being saddled with tax expenses higher than last year's, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. delivered earnings per share from continuing operations that beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter.

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Yes to Carrots items.

Fashion Features

Carrots Help Stores See Opportunities

Carrots are at the core of a new skin, hair and body care line that combines beta-carotene with minerals from the Dead Sea, and is poised to hit the U.S. market before the end of the summer.

clock February 23, 2007Kavita Daswani

A birdýs-eye view of the attendees.


ISSE Exhibits Latest Spa and Salon Goods

Judging from all the tricolored locks and geometric layering on display at the International Spa and Salon Expo, salon owners and stylists are not afraid to experiment.

clock February 23, 2007Rachel Brown


EU Sees “High-Value” Goods Hitting $1 Trillion in China

China’s “high-value” goods market is projected to reach 1 trillion euros, or $1.3 trillion, by 2010, largely due to the expansion of the country’s middle class, a report by the European Union predicts.

clock February 23, 2007John Zarocostas


China Consumer Economy Heads to Top But Commercial Growing Pains Remain

China will have the largest consumer economy by 2021, according to World Bank estimates, and, as its economy continues to grow at rates as high as 20 percent annually, the demand for prestige and luxury goods is increasing among Chinese women.

clock February 23, 2007Nia Shepherd

The Island Voyage ad.

Beauty Features

Nautica: Sailing for Sales

Nautica is setting sail with a new fragrance. Island Voyage, a limited edition flanker to the brand’s existing Voyage scent franchise, hits stores in March.

clock February 23, 2007Julie Naughton

The Cerruti Pour Homme lineup.

Beauty Features

Cerruti’s New Man: Pour Homme Set for Spring Launch

Cerruti is going after a younger man this spring with its newest fragrance, Cerruti Pour Homme.

clock February 23, 2007Jennifer Weil

Kimia's treatment duo.

Fashion Features

Kimia’s Glamour Plan for Natural Skin Care

Kimia is bringing a spritz of glamour to the naturals segment.

clock February 23, 2007Brid Costello

Anson Williams


Critical Mass: Starmaker Lands Role in Mass Market

Williams, who starred as Potsie in the TV smash “Happy Days,” is hoping to direct his biggest production yet.

clock February 23, 2007Faye Brookman

The Scentsa touch-screen interface.

Beauty Features

Scentsa: A New Tool at Retail

Authors Michael Edwards and Jan Moran, whose work has focused principally on fragrance, have teamed up to bring a new tool called Scentsa to Nordstrom’s fragrance department.

clock February 23, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Eucerin's new products.

Beauty Features

Eucerin Speeds Up Skin Relief

Eucerin is addressing perpetually itchy skin with the launch of its Calming Itch-Relief Treatment, due out in April.

clock February 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

Loaded, Korner's first antiaging product.

Beauty Features

Korner Enters

Rebecca Korner’s family history in beauty has spanned over a century – but the young entrepreneur is aiming to erase the effects of time this spring with her newest product, Loaded.

clock February 23, 2007Julie Naughton

Cathleen Quinn and Jerry Vittoria of Firmenich.

Beauty Features

A Hip-Hop Affair, Firmenich Style

Fragrance supplier Firmenich feted hip-hop agent Mona Scott-Young at The Grand Wednesday night, a soiree that not only marked Scott-Young’s 40th birthday but afforded fragrance marketers the opportunity to meet with potential candidates for new…

clock February 23, 2007Crystal Martin and Matthew W. Evans

Nobi Shioya

Beauty Features

IFF Blog Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Fragrance Creation

With the help of an artist and two bloggers, International Flavors & Fragrances is shaking up the traditional formula for creating a fragrance.

clock February 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

A shoe from the relaunched Versus brand.


Versace’s Versus Collection Gets Technological Revamp

Versace is giving the Versus brand a high-tech tune-up.

clock February 23, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Kurz Joins People’s Liberation

People”s Liberation has tapped industry veteran Andreas Kurz to head the international expansion of its People”s Liberation and William Rast brands.

clock February 23, 2007Ross Tucker

Bloomingdale's SoHo store.


Bloomingdale’s SoHo Building Sold

The building housing Bloomingdale’s SoHo unit has been sold to Aiden Brooks, a developer in Ireland who is compiling an impressive portfolio of retail properties in the U.S. and Europe.

clock February 23, 2007David Moin

From left: Store designer Cindy Galvin, Kelly Golden and Missy Hebson.


Retail Zing for Chicago Gold Coast Suburb

Missy Hebson and Kelly Golden knew they were taking a risk three years ago when they chose a sleepy street in this suburb in the Chicago area’s North Shore to launch Neapolitan, a high-end boutique carrying Alexander McQueen, Chloe and Zac Posen.

clock February 23, 2007Beth Wilson


Diane von Furstenberg Files Trademark Suit

Diane von Furstenberg Studio and Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P. filed a lawsuit against Joanna Ha, who does business as dvfdresses, safeisbest, nypad, New York Pillows and Drapes and, and other unnamed defendants for alleged trademark…

clock February 23, 2007Liza Casabona


Parsons Seeking to Fill Karan Teaching Position

Last year, Parsons the New School for Design established the Donna Karan Professorship in Fashion Design, a gift from Karan, a Parsons alumna. Now a search is under way for the person best equipped to fill that professorship – the key position in the…

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff


InGroup Founder Steven J. Seidman

teven J. Seidman, founder and chairman of InGroup Licensing, died Feb. 16 at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital here after a nearly 20-year battle with…

clock February 23, 2007Ross Tucker

A best-selling look from James Coviello.

Fashion Features

Wintry Textures Headline D&A

From Calvin Klein Collection to Proenza Schouler, the New York collections made a big statement for beefy knits this month.

clock February 23, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Midland Square: Japan’s Newest Luxe Home

Major luxury brands will have a new home when Midland Square, a recently developed commercial building, opens here on March 6.

clock February 23, 2007Koji Hirano

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Fashion Features


In “High Falls,” a 33-minute short that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Maggie Gyllenhaal tackled a role that wasn’t such a stretch:

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Becca Cason Thrash in Lacroix with Princess Napoleon.


European Vacation

Los Angeles got a taste of quintessential England when Mulberry hosted a dinner for 25 at Soho House LA.

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Boryana Rossa's "Celebrating the Next Twinkling."


New Breed of Feminism Brooklyn Bound

“Groundbreaking” is often used, but seldom accurate, in describing goings-on in the art world. But the adjective stacks up in relation to next month’s opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art – a first for the U.S. – at the…

clock February 23, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Alexandre Orion at work in the tunnel.

Fashion Features

Reverse Graffiti Goes Underground in Brazil

Brazilians might not know the graffiti artist Alexandre Orion by name, but many have already seen his work.

clock February 23, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A Christopher Deam-designed Airstream.


On The Drawing Board

Christopher Deam isn’t quite done revamping the Airstream.

clock February 23, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

The Young Vic's exterior.

Fashion Features

South London Shabby Chic

There was no doubt the rundown Young Vic theater near Waterloo Station south of the Thames was badly in need of a makeover.

clock February 23, 2007Nina Jones

Myron E. Ullman 3rd


Penney’s Shares Fall, Outlook Lowered

Despite being saddled with tax expenses higher than last year’s, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. delivered earnings per share from continuing operations that beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter.

clock February 23, 2007Vicki M. Young

Frank Zambrelli


Leiber’s Vignola Out, Zambrelli in as President

Robert Vignola, the driving force behind sweeping changes at 44-year-old accessories brand Leiber, is stepping down after only a year as president and chief executive officer.

clock February 23, 2007Sophia Chabbott

David and Victoria Beckham in 2003.

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“The worst outfit I ever wore was when David and I went to a Versace party in matching Gucci leather outfits. Goodness me, that picture haunts me.”

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief

Zale Corp. reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday rose less than 1 percent, to $88.1 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, from $87.8 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, during the same period a year ago, on sales that climbed to $1 billion from…

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Stijn Ghijsen and Marie-Jose Jongerius, Anne Hall, and Wendelien Daan are among the fine art photographers whose work will be shown in the windows at Macy's Herald Square flagship next month.

Fashion Features

Macy’s Seeks to Influence Via Art

Macy’s is the latest retailer to combine the worlds of fashion and art.

clock February 23, 2007Valerie Seckler

Gillian Hearst-Shaw


Memo Pad: Radar Says It Isn’t Rocky Balboa… All In The Family… Your Hired…

Radar editor in chief Maer Roshan explained he was not throwing a “launch party” in honor of the magazine’s third incarnation, but rather a celebration of Saturday’s upcoming Independent Spirit Awards.

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Jacinda Barrett

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Off The Wall… Hot And Cold… Ellen’s Oscar Threads…

Karl Lagerfeld, who staged two Fendi fall-winter shows on Thursday in Milan, has a third in store: in China and on The Great Wall, no less.

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff

Products from Bare Escentuals and Burt's Bees.


Eye of the Beholder: Private Equity Players See Bonanza in Beauty

Private equity firms are marching deep into beauty territory, staking their claims in the high-margin business and banking on quick returns.

clock February 23, 2007Molly Prior


Fashion Features

Trimmed, Tailored and Toned-Down

It was an eclectic mix – some designers offered lots of embellishment; a few showed smart, shapely cuts, and others went for a touch of the sportif.

clock February 23, 2007WWD Staff


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