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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 21hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 20hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 22hKristi Garced

Joining the Rush: New York & Co. Latest Chain to Launch Beauty

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New York & Company Inc. is the latest specialty apparel retailer climbing onto the beauty bandwagon.

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Dress Barn Cuts Guidance On Soft Same-Store Sales

Dress Barn Inc. lowered full-year guidance Thursday based on declining same-store sales estimates.

clock November 2, 2007Jeanine Poggi

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Cosmetics Marketer Elizabeth Jerrett, 63

Elizabeth Jerrett, a former marketing executive at Elizabeth Arden who became president and chief executive officer of cosmetics marketer Posner…

clock November 2, 2007Matthew W. Evans

A silk print dress by Nicole Miller.

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Dresses Key at Dallas Market

The dress continued to reign at the four-day spring market at FashionCenterDallas.

clock November 2, 2007Holly Haber

The exterior of Jenni Kayne's new store.

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Kayne’s First Store Opens in West Hollywood

Designer Jenni Kayne has embraced retail.

clock November 2, 2007Marcy Medina

A look from a Sebelia.

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Sebelia Launches Younger Line

“Project Runway” winner Jeffrey Sebelia is branching out with the launch of a namesake young contemporary line.

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff

Designs by Yeohlee will be on the runway at Harvard.

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Fashion, Harvard Style

Fashion is coming to the hallowed halls of Harvard.

clock November 2, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Naomi Campbell and Jeffrey Tweedy, president of Sportswear G-III Apparel Group

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BRAG Dinner Focuses on Message

There were inspirational words and a record crowd of 600 guests at the Black Retail Action Group’s 36th annual sponsorship and awards dinner-dance at Cipriani on Wall Street last week.

clock November 2, 2007David Moin

Michele Cloutier


Cloutier Promoted to New Chico’s Post

Michele Cloutier has been promoted to brand president of Chico’s, a new position with Chico’s FAS Inc.

clock November 2, 2007Georgia Lee


Woolworth Changes Hands In Multiple-Ownership Deals

Woolworth Germany has changed ownership in a multiple transaction.

clock November 2, 2007Melissa Drier

Gela Nash-Taylor

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Juicy Couture Finds Asia Ripe for Retail

Gela Nash-Taylor, co-founder and co-president of Juicy Couture, can hardly contain her excitement.

clock November 2, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Beijing's omnipresent smog.


Eyeing Olympics, Retailers Undeterred by Beijing Air Quality

When a thick blanket of smog fell over Beijing last Friday air travel in and out of the Chinese capital ground to a near halt, road traffic slowed to a crawl and irritation with the city’s omnipresent pollution rose to new heights.

clock November 2, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin


In a world of T-shirts and flip-flops often worn to the workplace, how can Oprah, Martha, Tyra and Rachael get photogenic audience members to their shows?

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff


Calvin Klein Jeans Taps Janice Sullivan as Head

Warnaco Group Inc. is going on the third president of its Calvin Klein Jeans division in less than two years.

clock November 2, 2007Ross Tucker


Memo Pad: A New Eye… Lowering Expectations…

Yet another creative hand is joining the ranks of In Style, and the person is yet another top ranking hand from big sister People.

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff

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Photographers’ Ad Game

Forget finance, medicine, the law or technology. If you want to make big bucks in a short time these days, become a fashion photographer.

clock November 2, 2007Amy Wicks

The redesigned French Connection flagship.


Remodeled French Connection Hits Mark in SoHo

Six months after an electrical fire ripped through the French Connection flagship here, the 5,000-square-foot store has been remodeled based on a new prototype.

clock November 2, 2007Sharon Edelson

Roberto Cavalli as Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Juicy Opening… Ossie Clark’s New Life… A Costumed Karl…

Duran Duran is about to get Juicy. The iconic rock band has teamed up with Juicy Couture (band member John Taylor is married to Juicy co-founder Gela Nash-Taylor) to design a full wardrobe for their Broadway concert debut in New York.

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff

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Beauty Features

Jo Malone Plans for Expansion

As part of Jo Malone’s aggressive retail expansion plan over the next few years, the London-based fragrance manufacturer, which is owned by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., opened its first freestanding boutique here on Tuesday.

clock November 2, 2007Ellen Groves and Michelle Edgar

Select items from Barbara Barry.

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Barbara Barry Heads Home

Interior designer Barbara Barry doesn’t want to just make rooms look good this fall but also to smell good, as she launches a home fragrance collection with fragrances inspired by the various rooms of a house.

clock November 2, 2007Michelle Edgar

Pure & Natural's new products.

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Pure & Natural Gets an Update

As part of the brand’s relaunch initiative, Pure & Natural has repackaged and reformulated its personal care assortment, which is set to bow in food, drug and mass chains in February.

clock November 2, 2007Michelle Edgar

Extreme Style by VO5 print ads have a sexy image.

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Alberto VO5 Puts Sexy Spin on Old Brand

Dusting off a 50-year-old brand to make it attractive to an entirely new (and younger) consumer can work, and using sex as the predominant lure, well, that can almost ensure a victory.

clock November 2, 2007Andrea Nagel

Andrea Jung with Jennifer Hudson and Carol Kurzig.

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Avon Adds to $580 Million Fund for Cause

The Avon Foundation’s seventh annual Awards Celebration, which was held here Tuesday and raised $2 million, contained an eclectic guest list including everyone from an Academy Award winner to a fashion legend, all joining together to celebrate leaders…

clock November 2, 2007Megan McIntyre


Unilever 3Q Profits Surge 37%

Unilever said Thursday third-quarter profits shot up 37 percent year-on-year to reach 1.07 billion euros, or $1.47 billion at average exchange for the three-month period.

clock November 2, 2007Brid Costello

LýOrýalýs Carol Hamilton with Karen Stark.

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Snippets: L’Oreal Salutes Women… Educate the People… Nygard License…

For the second year, L’Oréal Paris held its Women of Worth event, honoring 13 women across the country who volunteered for women in need within their communities.

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Navarro Grows on Sedano’s Buy

One of the strongest marketers to the Hispanic community just got even more potent.

clock November 2, 2007Faye Brookman

The latest scent from Strange Invisible Perfumes.

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Strange Invisible Perfumes Branching Out

It could be a breakout holiday season for niche fragrance marketer Strange Invisible Perfumes.

clock November 2, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Alterna's Hemp Organics line.

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Alterna Broadens Base With Natural Range

Alterna is not letting the natural products rage pass it by.

clock November 2, 2007Rachel Brown

The Dreaming ad.

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Fantasy Island

Tommy Hilfiger is singing a new tune — one designed for a refined lady — with Dreaming, a new fragrance he will launch in February.

clock November 2, 2007Julie Naughton

Part of the new line.

Beauty Features

Joining the Rush: New York & Co. Latest Chain to Launch Beauty

New York & Company Inc. is the latest specialty apparel retailer climbing onto the beauty bandwagon.

clock November 2, 2007Pete Born and Molly Prior

The Beloved ad.

Beauty Features

Ashley Judd’s New Love: Beloved

Ashley Judd is saying “I do” to a new American Beauty fragrance this spring.

clock November 2, 2007Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Liz Earle Opens Store in London

Liz Earle, the Isle of Wight-based treatment brand, has found a pied-a-terre here.

clock November 2, 2007Brid Costello

The new Very Irresistible Givenchy ad.

Beauty Features

Liv Long and Prosper: Givenchy Launches Second Campaign with Tyler

Givenchy, which has used Liv Tyler in its ads since 2003, is now releasing a second ad campaign featuring the actress — who, for her part, couldn’t be…

clock November 2, 2007Julie Naughton

Caroline Geerlings


Lauder Fills Spots Left by Robinson

John Demsey, group president at the Estée Lauder Cos., has tapped two longtime Lauder executives to head the Tom Ford Beauty and Prescriptives Worldwide businesses at the Estée Lauder Cos.

clock November 2, 2007Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Dow Plunges 362

Worried that there will be an end to Fed interest rate cuts, investors fled the stock market Thursday. Major indices were down sharply and retail stocks followed suit, with many in the sector seeing declines of 3 to 6 percent.

clock November 2, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart Web Woes…

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. set to unveil holiday promotions, went dark for an undetermined period on Thursday.

clock November 2, 2007WWD Staff


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