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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 2hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 2hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 9hSophia Chabbott

Retail’s Latest Plague: Fighting Back Against Shoplifting Gangs

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Hot goods are becoming a hot issue for retailers. Every year thieves — many of them employees — walk out of stores with apparel, jewelry and other merchandise estimated to be worth more than $30 billion taking with them a chunk of the industry's profits.

From This Issue

The print ad visual for Kate by Kate Moss.

Beauty Features

Capturing Kate: Moss to Launch First Scent

A fashion chameleon for two decades, Kate Moss is now attempting perhaps her most audacious transformation to date — from model to mogul.

clock August 3, 2007Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Henkel Sales Rise 3.2 Percent in Second Quarter

Henkel maintained a growth trend in the second quarter, with sales of its cosmetics and toiletries division rising by 3.2 percent to 769 million euros, or $1.04 billion at average exchange.

clock August 3, 2007Melissa Drier

Part of the myBlend lineup.

Beauty Features

Clarins Gets Personal With New Brand

Groupe Clarins will attempt to turn personalization into a science with a daring venture designed to break new ground in the go-go skin care market.

clock August 3, 2007Pete Born

Skin care from Bulgari.

Beauty Features

Bulgari to Enter Skin Care Market

After building its fragrance portfolio, high-end jewelry firm Bulgari will strengthen its presence on beauty counters with a new skin care line.

clock August 3, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Shiseido's Zen for women.

Beauty Features

More Zen for Shiseido

More than 40 years after the launch of its first Zen fragrance, Shiseido will introduce Shiseido Zen for women this fall in Europe.

clock August 3, 2007Jennifer Weil

Givenchy's upcoming relaunches.

Beauty Features

For Its 50th, Givenchy to Relaunch 10 Scents

Parfums Givenchy is feting its 50th anniversary by relaunching 10 scents.

clock August 3, 2007Ellen Groves

Lalique's Amethyst.

Beauty Features

Lalique Parfums Plans New Jewel for Fall

Lalique Parfums once again turned to the creations of founder Rene Lalique for its latest women’s scent, called Amethyst.

clock August 3, 2007Ellen Groves

YSL's Elle.

Beauty Features

YSL Beaute’s Elle Set To Target Young Women

Yves Saint Laurent Parfums plans to inject youth into its fragrance business this fall.

clock August 3, 2007Ellen Groves

FreshMinerals' new assortment.

Beauty Features

Mineral Makeup Spotlighted at ECRM

Although mineral makeup already has a strong foothold in the mass beauty market, many cosmetics companies believe there’s room for more entries.

clock August 3, 2007Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Firms Cite Drop in Major Players at ECRM

Many beauty manufacturers were disappointed with the retail chain turnout at this week’s Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing’s Cosmetics & Fragrance Efficient Program Planning Session.

clock August 3, 2007Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Snippets: Mary Kay Sponsors CMA… Hollywood Beauty… Benefit’s Gal…

Mary Kay has signed on as the official beauty sponsor of the 2007 Country Music Association Awards.

clock August 3, 2007WWD Staff

Target highlights cosmetics in a new South Brunswick, N.J., store.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Beauty Moves Front and Center at Select Targets

Target continues to tweak beauty as evidenced by the opening of a new store here. This unit was one of 42 that bowed last Sunday and it features a beauty department that is closer to the entrance of the store than other Target formats.

clock August 3, 2007Faye Brookman


HSN’s Web Site Gets Animated

The Home Shopping Network heralded the relaunch of its Web site Wednesday with an animated cast of experts on its home page, including hairstylist Ken Paves and chef Emeril Lagasse.

clock August 3, 2007WWD Staff

Logics' Age Revitalize for very dry, damaged hair.

Beauty Features

Logics Expands Into Antiaging Hair Care

Building on last year’s reentry into the professional market with a range focused on color-treated hair, Logics is now expanding to accommodate other targeted hair needs.

clock August 3, 2007Andrea Nagel

Revenues at Valentino were up 8.2 percent to $156.9 million.

Fashion Features

Valentino Fashion Group Income Up 18.3%

Growth in all company brands and across all regions pushed Valentino Fashion Group SpA’s net profits up 18.3 percent to 41.4 million euros, or $53.8 million.

clock August 3, 2007Luisa Zargani

Unilever's personal care business, which includes Dove, was one of its strongest performers.

Fashion Features

Unilever Profits Rise, 20,000 Jobs to Be Cut

Unilever outlined plans meant to make the firm more profitable, including the elimination of 20,000 jobs over the next four years.

clock August 3, 2007Brid Costello

Fashion Features

In Brief: Little Switzerland…

Tiffany & Co. said on Thursday that it has inked an agreement to sell Little Switzerland to NXP Corp.

clock August 3, 2007WWD Staff

Nordstrom's first Boston-area store.


Nordstrom Previews Metro Boston Store

Nordstrom’s first Boston-area store, which opens Sept. 7 in the Natick Collection mall, plays to the luxury retailer’s strengths: shoes and service.

clock August 3, 2007Katherine Bowers

Carat aims to make costume jewelry that looks like the real thing.

Fashion Features

Carat Brings Upscale Costume Jewelry to the U.S.

Upscale costume jewelry is not an oxymoron, at least not to Hong Kong-based Carat, which manufactures and retails a collection of simulated diamonds and other man-made stones set in 18-karat gold.

clock August 3, 2007Sharon Edelson


Dress Barn, Deb Shops Report July Comps

Of the retailers posting July same-store sales Thursday, Dress Barn Inc. delivered results that were ahead of expectations, while the major drug chains reported strong comps.

clock August 3, 2007Molly Fergus

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: The Oscar Goes To… Handsome Kenneth Meets Ugly Betty… Camp Enough For You?…

There will be one notable absence from the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week next month.

clock August 3, 2007WWD Staff

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Memo Pad: One Hefty Paycheck… First Timer… A Girl’s Best Friend…

Take that, Bonnie Fuller.

clock August 3, 2007WWD Staff

An On Pedder store.


Pedder Group Steps Up Expansion

Pedder Group, the footwear and accessories subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Wharf Group, plans to open stores in Asia, including Christian Louboutin’s first freestanding unit in the region and Jimmy Choo’s inaugural store in China.

clock August 3, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Murakami’s Multiplatform Exhibit

“It will be the exhibition no one has ever seen,” said artist Takashi Murakami about his new exhibition, “(c) Murakami,” that will start in October at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles before traveling to New York, Frankfurt and Spain.

clock August 3, 2007Akira Miura

Brian Nadeau


Retail’s Latest Plague: Fighting Back Against Shoplifting Gangs

Hot goods are becoming a hot issue for retailers.

clock August 3, 2007Evan Clark

From left: designers Brynhildur Palsdottir, Egill Kalevi Karlsson, Gudfinna Mjoll Magnusdottir, Hrafnkell Birgisson and Thuridur Ros Sigurthorsdottir.

Fashion Features

Icelandic Designers Cometh to Brooklyn

To grasp the significance of a group of multidisciplinary Icelandic designers banding together for their American debuts, one must consider their remote, blood-thinning homeland.

clock August 3, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Blik's Eames' cross patch graphics.

Fashion Features

Decking the Walls With Decorative Decals

“Stick ’em up” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to wall graphics.

clock August 3, 2007Jennifer Weil

Dava Newman's space suit design.

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

After more than 40 years, the cumbersome 300-pound space suit worn by astronauts is getting an overhaul from a team led by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor.

clock August 3, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A scene from the CPD trade show in Germany.

Fashion Features

Upbeat Mood at Germany’s Largest Fashion Fair

Orders may be down, but at least the mood on the German market is on the way up.

clock August 3, 2007Damien McGuinness and Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Premium Show Continues to Grow

The debut of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was by no means the only game in town last month.

clock August 3, 2007Damien McGuinness

Cyma Rubin

War Stories

The women wearing hats and high-collared Victorian dresses in an old black-and-white photo could be the members of a ladies’ social club — that is, if it weren’t for the shotguns they’re holding in their white-gloved hands.

clock August 3, 2007Sharon Edelson

Francine Tint in her studio.

Fashion Features

Tint’s Body of Work

Contemporary artist Francine Tint’s ability to paint came to an abrupt halt last spring when she sprained an ankle chasing her black cat, Valentine, from the edge of her apartment terrace.

clock August 3, 2007Molly Prior


Legal Briefs

The legal battles of the Gucci family and its namesake company continue.

clock August 3, 2007Liza Casabona


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Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 12hJean E. Palmieri

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