Power to Set Prices: Supreme Court Backs Brands Over Retailers

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Brands have another weapon to control their image, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Images of the Alhambra jewelry line from the Van Cleef & Arpels catalogue.

Beauty Features

Van Cleef & Arpels Defends Alhambra Designs

Popularity has its pitfalls.

clock June 29, 2007Liza Casabona

Beauty Features

Makeup, Scent Sales Get Wired

Internet sales of cosmetics and fragrances now make up 4 percent of all sales, or about $1.7 billion in the more than $42 billion U.S. beauty industry, and it’s one of the fastest-growing channels, according to a new report from the Port Washington,…

clock June 29, 2007Pete Born

Beauty Features

Top Notes

Marisa Thalberg has joined the Estee Lauder Cos. Online in the newly created position of vice president, global online marketing.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

Chrystoph Marten

Fashion Features

Chelsea Salon Mixes Hairstyling, Fashion

Hairstylist Chrystoph Marten, who was formerly editorial director for Vidal Sassoon here and, most recently, a stylist at Manhattan’s Arrojo Studio, has struck out on his own.

clock June 29, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Cutler's new items.

Fashion Features

Cutler Set to Launch New Styling Products

Salon owner Rodney Cutler is at it again — creating new hair products, that is.

clock June 29, 2007Julie Naughton

Guess topped the list of retail cash generators.


Retail’s Biggest Cash Machines

The retail sector is a cash machine, unlike most businesses that tend to dry up cash reserves on overhead.

clock June 29, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Jeanine Poggi

Beauty Features

Demographics Shape Buying Habits

Among the various preshow sessions offered for NACDS Marketplace attendees was “The State of Beauty: An Inside Look From In Style,” an educational seminar focused on beauty trends, particularly within the prestige side of the business.

clock June 29, 2007Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Natural Brands Get Spotlight at Show

Although there were few natural products formally shown at the NACDS Marketplace meeting held here, natural was all the buzz among buyers and suppliers alike.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

"Style scouts" perused Marketplace for the best beauty products.

Beauty Features

Style Scouts Pick Beauty’s Best

Keeping with tradition, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores tapped a national magazine to seek out some of the latest and greatest trends on the Marketplace show floor.

clock June 29, 2007Michelle Edgar

FDM Marketing's Kona beauty items.

Beauty Features

NACDS Snippets

In November, Neutrogena is launching Deep Clean Wave, a handheld, battery-operated cleansing device under the Deep Clean teen franchise.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

Ulta's Montean La Porte.

Beauty Features

Minerals Trend en Masse at NACDS

Retailers will be rich in minerals as they reset beauty departments next year.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

Jil Sander bags.


Costs to Weigh on Sander

Jil Sander AG chief financial officer Armin Mueller warned Thursday that the company might miss its breakeven target this year as it continues a legal battle with a minority shareholder and incurs unexpected costs.

clock June 29, 2007Amanda Kaiser


Escada Warns of Full-Year Loss

Escada on Thursday cautioned restructuring costs would send its full-year results into the red.

clock June 29, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: Delph Joins Nicole

Eric Delph has joined Nicole Miller as vice president of public relations, marketing and branding.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

One of the DKNY ad images.

Fashion Features

A Night Vision for Donna Karan

The city that never sleeps – that would be New York – is the inspiration behind Donna Karan’s latest fragrance, DKNY Delicious Night.

clock June 29, 2007Julie Naughton

Signe Gammeltoft and Christopher Stadler

Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren Looks to Fifth Polo Scent for a Little Adventure

L’Oreal USA is hoping to add some adventure to its Ralph Lauren franchise with the launch of Polo’s fifth fragrance, Explorer.

clock June 29, 2007Sharon Edelson

The Black XS for Her fragrance.

Fashion Features

Fragrance Pipeline Promises Season of Youth

This summer’s fragrance launch pipeline will result in a veritable fountain of youth.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

Intervene Eye cream.

Fashion Features

Elizabeth Arden’s Summer Skin Care Blitz

If it were up to Elizabeth Arden, the clock would stop on aging this summer.

clock June 29, 2007Julie Naughton

Inside the new Richard James boutique.

Fashion Features

Richard James Opens Bespoke Men’s Shop

Richard James has opened a second store in Mayfair – a men’s bespoke tailoring boutique with a peacock’s flair.

clock June 29, 2007Samantha Conti

Scenes from "Appleseed: Ex Machina."

Fashion Features

Prada Provides Costumes for Animated Heroine

Miuccia Prada is always thinking about the future – and it’s taken her to a world where humans and their clones are at war.

clock June 29, 2007Akira Miura


Losses Increase At Hardy Amies

An alleged misappropriation of funds and ongoing administrative costs increased Hardy Amies’ operating loss by 73 percent to 2 million pounds, or $3.9 million at current exchange, for the financial year to December 2006, from a loss of 1.2 million…

clock June 29, 2007Nina Jones

Bettina Rheims

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Golden Girls… Bosom Bodies… Shop Carolyn’s Closet…

Photographs of gold-wreathed women decorated the Bloomingdale’s special collections floor last night to fete French photographer Bettina Rheims’ exhibit, “Liquid Gold.”

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff


Dillard’s Stock Gains On Shareholder Letter

Shares of Dillard’s Inc. rose over 8 percent Thursday after a minority shareholder group sent a letter to the department store requesting a meeting to discuss improving profitability and stock valuation.

clock June 29, 2007Erica Owen


Senate Kills Immigration Bill

The Senate scuttled a bill to overhaul the immigration system Thursday, which may postpone action until after the 2008 elections.

clock June 29, 2007Kristi Ellis

A look from Stephane Rolland?s debut couture.

Fashion Features

Rolland Readies to Put Own Twist on Couture

After a decade designing couture at Jean-Louis Scherrer, Stephane Rolland, 40, figures he’s been around the block a few times when it comes to the haute craft.

clock June 29, 2007Miles Socha

An "Awearness Fund"T-shirt.

Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole Creates “Awearness Fund”

Ever a proponent of social activism, Kenneth Cole is launching the “Awearness Fund” – one of his trademark puns – to raise awareness of social issues like AIDS and homelessness.

clock June 29, 2007Whitney Beckett

The interior of Mini Palais.

Fashion Features

Paris Scene

The couture season kicks off Monday, and here are some of the latest exhibits, restaurants and designers to visit while in the City of Light.

clock June 29, 2007WWD Staff

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. officials were concerned about the decision.


Supreme Court Backs Brands Over Retailers

Brands have another weapon to control their image, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.

clock June 29, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis


Film Depicts Garment Struggle

“Made in L.A.,” a documentary that focuses on the successful three-year effort of immigrant garment workers here to win basic labor protections, had its West Coast premiere at the annual Los Angeles Film Festival last week. The film is to be broadcast…

clock June 29, 2007Emili Vesilind

Alvin Colt at home.


Alvin’s Alley

He made his Broadway debut as a costume designer for “On the Town” in 1944 and is currently the costumer of the long-running revue “Forbidden Broadway.”

clock June 29, 2007Lorna Koski

Janice Min


Memo Pad: Down To The Wire… 3-D Details… Rock Star…

Jann Wenner certainly likes to cut things close – today is the last working day of Us Weekly editor in chief Janice Min’s contract.

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