Pop Goes Madonna: H&M Launch Lures Fans Around the Globe

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Madonna certainly has her legions of obsessed fans, but when it comes to fashion, she's not quiet Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney or Viktor & Rolf.

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Fashion Features

Stila Names McCartney to Chief Marketing Position

There’s a new Stila girl in the family: Laurie McCartney, who has joined the indie brand as chief marketing and creative officer.

clock March 23, 2007Julie Naughton

The Courvoisier scent.

Fashion Features

Courvoisier Fragrance: Bottling 200 Years of Luxury

The name Courvoisier may evoke images of sumptuous evenings filled with tasty food and cigar smoke, but now fragrance can be added to the picture.

clock March 23, 2007Pete Born

A Scentester.

Fashion Features

Scentest Communication Puts a New Spin on Sampling

Rotators on the floor of the mall? Not exactly.

clock March 23, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Boss Ups Profile in Russia

Some 50 models hit the runways here this month wearing the women’s and men’s Boss Black collections.

clock March 23, 2007Olga Zaretskaya


Filene’s Basement Revamping in Boston

Filene’s Basement will close its downtown flagship – the chain’s highest volume store – for at least 18 months starting in the fall to make way for a $625 million redevelopment of the site by the new owner, Vornado Realty Trust.

clock March 23, 2007Katherine Bowers

A CVS Pharmacy.


CVS, Caremark Complete $24 Billion Merger

CVS Corp. said Thursday that its merger with pharmacy benefits manager Caremark Rx, a deal worth roughly $24 billion, has been formally closed.

clock March 23, 2007Matthew W. Evans


N.Y. & Co. Net Up in 4th Qtr., Guidance Cut

New York & Co. posted a 17 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, but shares of the women’s apparel retailer fell on disappointing first-quarter and full-year guidance.

clock March 23, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Prive's new Healthy Brilliance spray.

Fashion Features

Dufourg Thinks Big for Prive

Celebrity hairstylist Laurent Dufourg has big expansion plans for Prive, the company he founded a decade ago and recently bought back from Procter & Gamble’s Wella division.

clock March 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

Skin Milk's new products.

Beauty Features

Skin Milk Aims for Youth Infusion

Skin Milk is hoping its bath and body care brand does a body good.

clock March 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

Cofounders Eric and Myriam Zaoui Malka.


Men’s Corner: The Art of Shaving to Open At Grand Central Terminal

The Art of Shaving will join the likes of Origins, L’Occitane and Swatch when the men’s grooming brand opens a 393-square-foot store in Grand Central Terminal’s Lexington Avenue passage here in May.

clock March 23, 2007Matthew W. Evans

L'Oreal's Laurent Attal, Frederique Besson, Nancy Bergman, David Craggs and Paul Sharnsky.

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Creates Prestige Unit for Art of Hair

How many sins does the Professional Products Division at L’Oreal have to hide?

clock March 23, 2007Andrea Nagel

Drug Fair is committed to beauty.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Bigger Isn’t Always Better in Beauty

New Jersey-based Drug Fair Stores is one of the few regional drugstore chains in America. Although it lacks the buying clout of its big competitors, the 37-store chain doesn’t take a backseat when it comes to beauty.

clock March 23, 2007Faye Brookman

Lancome International artistic director Gucci Westman Neville created a glossy red pout at Proenza Schouler.

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Lipstick Steals Sheen From Lip Gloss

The strong, structured silhouettes marching down the runway this season have opened the door to a lipstick revival.

clock March 23, 2007Molly Prior

Super Line Preventor Xtreme

Fashion Features

An Extreme Twist for Super Line Preventor

Prescriptives has drawn the line – by updating one of its best-selling skin care items.

clock March 23, 2007Julie Naughton

Darphin's new Arovita C collection.

Fashion Features

Darphin Taps Into Younger Consumer

Darphin is getting in touch with its younger side this spring with the launch of Arovita C, a five-item skin care line designed for women interested in proactively fighting early signs of aging.

clock March 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

Select items from the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins collection.

Fashion Features

Dr. Andrew Weil Brand Expands Ingestibles

Skin care and nutritional supplements brand Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins is broadening its ingestibles offering to include a line of organic honeys, called Weil Bee-ings Organic Health Support Honey.

clock March 23, 2007Michelle Edgar

Models on the runway in Shanghai.

Fashion Features

Evolving Landscape Colors Shanghai Fair

The eighth International Women’s Ap­parel and Fashion Ac­cessories Trade Fair at ShanghaiMart concluded its run this month amid manufacturer concerns about the changing Chinese and global marketplaces.

clock March 23, 2007Lisa Movius

The Edward C. Peters House under construction.

Fashion Features

This Old House Gets Another Life in Atlanta

After reviving 50 historic buildings in its hometown, the Savannah College of Art and Design is restoring an Atlanta landmark to its original High Victorian glory and reinventing it as a cultural arts center.

clock March 23, 2007Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Artists Start Their Engines

Eighteen Andy Warhol paintings that have not been seen in the U.S. since 1986 will be among the showcase pieces in a new exhibition, “Famous Cars + Famous People,” at Drive In Studios here.

clock March 23, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

The Prada cell phone by LG Electronics.

Fashion Features

Technology Speaking in Germany

For most consumers, a cushion that doubles as a phone, a bulletproof USB memory stick and a pocket-size navigation system equipped with an MP3 player and tourist tips for 37 countries would qualify as nonessential indulgences, but therein lies the…

clock March 23, 2007Damien McGuinness

2 B Free

Fashion Features

L.A. Buyers: Something for Everyone

Los Angeles Fashion Week has evolved into multiple platforms that are as varied as the landscape itself.

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff

Speedo swimsuits re-created in "Pride."

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Beckham to A T… Great Lake… Verdad’s Plans…

Los Angeles is abuzz with the impending arrival of Posh and Becks.

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff


Sale of Camera Firm Lifts Hermes Net

Aided by an expanded retail network, Hermes Inter­national said net profits climbed 8.7 percent last year to $351.3 million, up from $323.3 million, a year ago.

clock March 23, 2007Miles Socha


Valentino Profits Increase 5.2% in 2006

Valentino Fashion Group SpA said Thursday that 2006 net profit gained 5.2 percent to $119.9 million, and issued a bullish forecast for the current year.

clock March 23, 2007Courtney Colavita


Currency, Gold Prices Hit Bulgari Earnings

Exchange rates and higher gold prices bit into Bul­gari SpA’s fourth-quarter earnings, but the company managed to post double-digit growth in the full year.

clock March 23, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

In Brief: BJ’s CEO… head Pony

Herb Zarkin, acting president and chief executive officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club since the departure of Michael Wedge in November, has been permanently named to the post.

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quote Of the Week

Quote of the Week from the CEO of Liz Claiborne

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff

Teen Vogue Magazine.


Memo Pad: Another Day, Another Defection… Teen Beat… Business As Usual

Alyce Alston is the latest lieutenant to follow Mary Berner to Reader’s Digest Association. The former publisher of W was named president, Home & Garden and Health & Wellness, as Berner organizes an executive committee and plans to build the RDA…

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff

Mark Parker


Nike Posts Growth in 3rd Quarter

Buoyed by strong sales in all global regions, Nike Inc. on Thursday reported steady growth in earnings and sales for the third quarter.

clock March 23, 2007Whitney Beckett and Rosemary Feitelberg


Macy’s Taps Reardon, Fills Key Slots

Martine Reardon, a veteran of Macy’s East, has been promoted to the new position of executive vice president for national marketing strategy, events and public relations at Macy’s Corporate Marketing.

clock March 23, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

China Rebuts Subsidy Claims

China has responded to claims by the U.S. and Mexico that it provided companies with subsidies prohibited under global rules, including exemptions from taxes and other payments and the granting of refunds.

clock March 23, 2007John Zarocostas


Fashion Features

Pop Goes Madonna: H&M Launch Lures Fans Around the Globe

Madonna certainly has her legions of obsessed fans, but when it comes to fashion, she’s not quite Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney or Viktor & Rolf.

clock March 23, 2007WWD Staff


A&F Unveils First European Flagship

It was a tale of two retailers Thursday morning as Abercrombie & Fitch

clock March 23, 2007Lucie Greene


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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.


Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

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