More Warning Bells: Penney’s, Kohl’s Add to Holiday Anxiety

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Macroeconomic forces are taking a big toll on consumers, with J.C. Penney and Kohl's being the latest victims of a weaker spending environment.

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Pierre Paulin

Fashion Features

Pierre Paulin on the Function of Design

Pierre Paulin, at 80, is one of the great old men of design, having influenced his trade with creations such as his Ribbon and Mushroom chairs.

clock November 16, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

French Quarters

There are certain things that just go hand in hand: Lucy and Desi, billboards and Times Square, boeuf Bourguignon and pinot noir.

clock November 16, 2007Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

Developing Nations Point to U.S. as Doha Roadblock

Trade and agriculture ministers from developing nations, renewed their criticism on Thursday that the Bush administration is impeding the Doha global trade…

clock November 16, 2007John Zarocostas


Memo Pad: Bigger and Bigger… Farewell, Adieu, Auf Wiedershehen…

Looks like most fashion magazine publishers can breathe a sigh of relief as 2007 comes to a close. Titles capped off a strong year as retail and apparel advertising helped lift revenues.

clock November 16, 2007WWD Staff

Kohl's third-quarter earnings dropped 13.6 percent on sales that increased 4.8 percent.


More Warning Bells: Penney’s, Kohl’s Add to Holiday Anxiety

Macroeconomic forces are taking a big toll on consumers, with J.C. Penney and Kohl’s being the latest victims of a weaker spending environment.

clock November 16, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Liza Casabona


Promotions Lead to Dip in Retail Apparel Prices in October

Last month’s retail prices for women’s apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent from September with a 1.3 percent drop in dresses and a 0.1 percent dip for suits and separates.

clock November 16, 2007Evan Clark

The My Voyage for Her ad with Katherine Heigl.

Beauty Features

Nautica Sets Sail With Heigl

Nautica is venturing into new waters with My Voyage for Her, the first women’s fragrance to be launched since Coty acquired the Nautica license from Unilever Cosmetics International three years ago.

clock November 16, 2007Julie Naughton

Adorage items.

Beauty Features

Adorage Skin Care Reaches Dermatologists, Spas

A new skin care brand called Adorage, which was inspired by a skin cream made for Sixties-era French actress Delphine Vouler, has landed at doctor’s offices and spas in the U.S.

clock November 16, 2007Matthew W. Evans

A Fresh & Easy storefront.

Beauty Features

British Food Store Opens on West Coast

The British retail invasion of the West Coast began last week when Tesco, the U.K.’s largest and the world’s third largest retailer, opened six Fresh & Easy stores in Southern California.

clock November 16, 2007Rachel Brown

The new Five Below store in Raritan, N.J.


Critical Mass: Five Below Aims for More Profitable Beauty Assortment

The opening of a Five Below store here shows the challenges beauty faces as teens and tweens flock to other categories.

clock November 16, 2007Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Snippets: Maybelline Moves… Coiffure Honor… Belli Baby…

Steven Waldberg has been named director of global public relations for L’Oréal-owned Maybelline New York. Prior to this role, Waldberg, a Franco-American, had served as director of global special events for Lancôme in Paris.

clock November 16, 2007WWD Staff

Ambi's new body care items.

Beauty Features

Ambi Expands Into Body Care

Known for its facial skin care products for multicultural consumers, Ambi is extending its product assortment with the launch of its first body care collection.

clock November 16, 2007Michelle Edgar

New Cover Girl products.

Beauty Features

Cover Girl to Revamp Key Franchises in ’08

Cover Girl hinted at an image overhaul when it announced in August that Drew Barrymore would serve as co-creative director on print advertisements for a new mascara, LashBlast, due out in January.

clock November 16, 2007Andrea Nagel

TIm McGraw

Beauty Features

Coty Signs Tim McGraw to Scent Deal

Coty Inc.’s celebrity fragrance machine continues to crank away.

clock November 16, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Penhaligon’s Plans Update Of Madison Avenue Store

Penhaligon’s, the U.K.-born perfumery, has drafted plans to revamp its Madison Avenue shop, according to the company’s real estate agency Prudential Douglas Elliman.

clock November 16, 2007Molly Prior

One of the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme ads.

Beauty Features

Young at Heart

Estee Lauder has injected new blood into its most venerable antiaging franchise with what the company bills as a new “youth molecule.”

clock November 16, 2007Julie Naughton

Gilbert Harrison, Darby Dunn, Lynn Franco, Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation, and Christopher Ferrara.

Beauty Features

Experts Say Scent Industry Faces Challenges

As fragrance marketers gear up for the holiday season — when the industry generates about 60 percent of its sales for the year — months of declining consumer confidence are creating a challenging environment, panelists at a Fragrance…

clock November 16, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Kate Winslet watches students performing at Chelsea High School in Manhattan.

Beauty Features

Scents and Sensibility With Kate Winslet

Some actors draw the line at mixing art and commerce, but Kate Winslet isn’t one of them.

clock November 16, 2007Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Beauty Features

Jesel Named for MAC Role

MAC Cosmetics is expected to announce today that Guillaume Jesel has been named vice president of global marketing for the brand.

clock November 16, 2007Julie Naughton

Marketing and Promotion

Jail Time Aside, Paris Still Sells

Paris Hilton’s one-month stint in jail earlier this year apparently has not dimmed her salability.

clock November 16, 2007Michelle Edgar

The new Carlos Miele store in Paris.

Real Estate

Miele Opens First Shop in Europe

Carlos Miele hopes to attract many bees to his fashion hive here. Miele inaugurated his debut store.

clock November 16, 2007Emilie Marsh

Tinsley Mortimer

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Dior Cruisin’… Scent of Eve… Hey Big Spenders…


clock November 16, 2007WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

L’Oreal Purchases Canan

L’Oréal has inked a deal to acquire Turkish hair care company Canan, the French beauty giant announced Thursday.

clock November 16, 2007Ellen Groves

Jennifer Lopez

Marketing and Promotion

J.Lo Enters Innerwear Market

Jennifer Lopez and innerwear brand Yamamay have become intimate partners.

clock November 16, 2007Alessandra Ilari

The Montblanc pen honoring Prince Rainier III.

Marketing and Promotion

Gala Fetes Montblanc Pen

With a bash for 300 guests, Prince Albert II feted the launch of Montblanc’s limited edition fountain pen in honor of his late father, Prince Rainier III.

clock November 16, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Look from Agent Provocateur.

Mergers and Acquisitions

3i Buys Agent Provocateur, Brand Gears Up for Growth

Agent Provocateur is planning an international retail rollout concentrated in the U.S. and Asia with a fresh cash injection from new investors 3i.

clock November 16, 2007Nina Jones


Joyce Shares on Hold After Filing

Trading in shares of Joyce Boutique Holdings Ltd. was suspended Thursday pending announcement of a proposed privatization plan, according to documents filed…

clock November 16, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Mergers and Acquisitions

Iconix, Nike Cut $60M Deal for Starter

Iconix Brand Group is deepening its ties to Wal-Mart.

clock November 16, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Marcel Wanders and Nanine Linning with his work.

Fashion Features

Swarovski, Doroff Honored as Visionaries

After years of championing fashion designers and artists, Nadja Swarovski and Frank Doroff were honored Wednesday by the Museum of Arts & Design here with…

clock November 16, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Liz Lange

Mergers and Acquisitions

Liz Lange Sold to Bluestar

Liz Lange, the 10-year-old designer maternity company, has a new parent.

clock November 16, 2007Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

CFDA Fund Awards Rogan Gregory Top Prize

Three up-and-coming designers just got a substantial boost.

clock November 16, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


In Brief: Panel Warns on China Trade… Kellwood Promotes Powers… Cheap Chic Gains…

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional advisory panel, said in a report Thursday that China’s trade relationship with the U.S. is “severely out of balance.”

clock November 16, 2007WWD Staff


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