Good News at Gap: Retailer Sees First Profit Gain in Two Years

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Glenn Murphy is getting off on the right foot.

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Diesel's new ad campaign for Fuel For Life.

Beauty Features

Diesel Gases Up With Fuel For Life

Diesel is using the Internet to catapult itself into the fragrance business.

clock August 24, 2007Stephanie Epiro and Michelle Edgar

Items from the Belle Epoque candle collection.

Beauty Features

Maxim’s de Paris Inspires Candle

Home fragrance consultant Pamela Friedman has partnered with Parisian restaurant Maxim’s de Paris to develop a luxury home fragrance collection. The scent lineup is based on the restaurant’s rich cultural heritage, which traces back to the late 17th…

clock August 24, 2007Michelle Edgar

A look from the previous chapter of Japan Fashion Week.

Fashion Features

Japan Fashion Week Gains Overseas Attention

The fifth Japan Fashion Week kicks off here Wednesday with 38 brands holding runway shows for their spring collections.

clock August 24, 2007Koji Hirano

Lauren Conrad with a model wearing a peach-colored minidress from her namesake line.

Fashion Features

MTV Partners With Conrad for Fashion

Lauren Conrad, the star of MTV’s reality hit “The Hills,” aims to have more than 15 minutes of fame by building her own fashion brand.

clock August 24, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

$12M L.A. Counterfeit Raid

Authorities seized $12 million in counterfeit jewelry, handbags, wallets, watches, CDs and DVDs and arrested five vendors during a raid here Wednesday afternoon in the downtown garment district’s Santee Alley shopping bazaar.

clock August 24, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Swarovski Gives Chandeliers Its Crystal Touch

After making its mark in fashion and jewelry, Austrian crystal giant Swarovski is moving into designer chandeliers.

clock August 24, 2007Samantha Conti

The ad for Island Capri.

Beauty Features

MAC, Kors Plan Limited Edition Scents

The fragrance world is borrowing a page from fashion’s book — and positioning limited edition scents as the “It” bag equivalent in beauty.

clock August 24, 2007Julie Naughton

Exclusive sets from Tarte, Sephora and Bare Escentuals.

Beauty Features

Sephora’s in the Holiday Mood

Beauty executives now, more than ever, realize the importance of differentiated holiday offerings — and 22 brands are putting their holiday bets on Sephora, offering gifts sets exclusively to the upscale beauty retail chain.

clock August 24, 2007Julie Naughton

The Tesla Roadster electric car.

Fashion Features

International Designers Vying to Top the Index

Aesthetically pleasing as they may be — and many are nothing short of sleek — the Index design award nominees are far from fanciful.

clock August 24, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

South Korean architect Minsuk Cho's pavilion for Performance Z-A.

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

A quarter-century after Storefront staged its first public art event — a 26-day celebration featuring performances by 26 New York-based artists — the downtown gallery is preparing for a revised version.

clock August 24, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

An early ad.

Fashion Features

Fiat 500 Revved Up and Ready to Roll

Forget the ear-splitting roar of the 479-cc engine from 1957 or the requisite pressure on the accelerator to shift gears — the redesigned Fiat 500 is as cool as it is technologically advanced.

clock August 24, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Russell Simmons

Fashion Features

Simmons Exits Phat Fashions

Russell Simmons has called it a day at Phat Fashions, the company he founded 15 years ago.

clock August 24, 2007Julee Greenberg

The combination of Isetan and Mitsukoshi will create Japan's biggest department store group.


Isetan, Mitsukoshi Join Forces

Isetan Co. Ltd. and Mitsukoshi Ltd. said Thursday they have agreed to merge and form a new holding company in April.

clock August 24, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

Fashion Features

In Brief: In the Bag… Stars and Dolls…

The European Commission has given the green light for CVC Capital Partners to acquire Samsonite Corp.

clock August 24, 2007WWD Staff

Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley

Fashion Features

Second Acts

Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos, formerly of Trovata, are launching their own contemporary collection, Shipley & Halmos, for spring.

clock August 24, 2007WWD Staff


Clearance Drives Retailers’ Revenue

Retailers reporting second-quarter results Thursday delivered consistently robust sales gains, suggesting summer clearance events worked and that early back-to-school promotions at the teen retailers were successful.

clock August 24, 2007Jeanine Poggi and Erica Owen

Inside a Wal-Mart distribution center.

Beauty Features

Drugstores Trimming Beauty Inventory

The drugstore industry seems to have lost its appetite.

clock August 24, 2007Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Derek Jeter with his new Driven Black fragrance.

Beauty Features

Jeter’s Up to Bat With Second Driven Fragrance

With his second Avon fragrance, Driven Black, due out in December, Derek Jeter is showing fans just how driven he can be — both on and off the field.

clock August 24, 2007Michelle Edgar

Butter London nail polishes.

Beauty Features

Butter London Plans Expansion

Butter London is more than just a nail salon.

clock August 24, 2007Rachel Brown

A look inside the eShave store.

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: EShave Opens First Store, Plans Others

Men’s grooming brand eShave has opened its first store here — and the 11-year-old firm has set its sights on several more store openings in New York before expanding its retail concept to other U.S. cities.

clock August 24, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Items from the Antiqua Prima line.

Beauty Features

Antiqua Mixes Nature and Science

With names like Purgemente, Tranquilare and Salutatio, and ingredients that include frankincense and myrrh, products in the new Antiqua Prima line are designed to convey an almost Romanesque sensibility.

clock August 24, 2007Kavita Daswani

Nick Chavez's new-look packaging.

Beauty Features

Nick Chavez Poised for Ulta Launch

Celebrity hairstylist Nick Chavez is taking his hair care collection to the masses in a new retail partnership with Ulta, in addition to giving his line a makeover with new packaging.

clock August 24, 2007Michelle Edgar

Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc.


Good News at Gap: Retailer Sees First Profit Gain in Two Years

Glenn Murphy is getting off on the right foot.

clock August 24, 2007David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Royal Flush… Basso Bows Out… Schur Sabbatical…

Marc Jacobs is known for his close rapport with artists — and keen cultural instincts.

clock August 24, 2007WWD Staff

Lucky's "Chic Meets Street" ad campaign will launch during New York Fashion Week.


Memo Pad: Quiet Makeover… Party Pooper… Nasty Business…

While some magazines trumpet a redesign or change in appearance, Lucky has been conducting a quiet evolution on its cover and inside pages since the August 2006 issue.

clock August 24, 2007WWD Staff

The new Madison Avenue boutique is a study in white.

Fashion Features

Vosges Goes Sweet and Chic on Madison

Vosges Haut-Chocolat has a new Purple House, as the company calls its stores, a 525-square-foot jewel box at 1100 Madison Avenue, near 83rd Street.

clock August 24, 2007Sharon Edelson

Lively prints and colors were evident at the StyleMax fashion show.

Fashion Features

Prints and Colors Lead Chicago’s StyleMax

Embracing more flattering silhouettes presented with energetic colors and prints, Midwestern retailers shopped with optimism at Chicago’s StyleMax at the Merchandise Mart, Aug. 11 to 14.

clock August 24, 2007Beth Wilson


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