Putting on the Brakes: Delay in Hilfiger IPO May Have Ripple Effect

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Apax Partners may have put a temporary stop on Tommy Hilfiger's initial public offering, but that decision hasn't rattled other fashion firms with stock market aspirations — at least for now.

From This Issue

Luxury body care products by R??Vive, Elemis, La Mer and La Prairie.


Luxury Moves Below the Neck

Plenty of women are spending the equivalent of nearly two barrels of oil – or more – to slather themselves in luxury body creams.

clock January 25, 2008Molly Prior

Jane Cosmetics' Be Pure mineral range.


Critical Mass: Jane Cosmetics to Double Mineral Line

It is no longer enough to simply have a mass market mineral line.

clock January 25, 2008Faye Brookman

Giovanni hair care...


Natural Care Sales to Grow as Target Joins Fray

Natural product manufacturers are looking to the mass market as their number-one avenue for growth in 2008, especially this March, when Target commits to…

clock January 25, 2008Andrea Nagel and Rachel Brown

The curving red wall is a centerpiece of the renovation.

Real Estate

Arden: Opening the Red Door

After an intensive four-month revamp, Elizabeth Arden’s venerable Red Door retail space in Manhattan has gotten a 21st-century makeover.

clock January 25, 2008Julie Naughton

A rendering of the Miami salon.


Cutler to Open Salon in Miami

Rodney Cutler is heading to South Beach.

clock January 25, 2008Julie Naughton

A Benefit Cosmetics gift certificate.

Marketing and Promotion

Bryant Park Hotel Makes Shopping Personal

The Bryant Park Hotel aims to ensure its visitors’ suitcases are fashionably filled upon checkout.

clock January 25, 2008Molly Prior

Two popular beauty blogs are the Makeup and Beauty Blog...


Beauty in the Blogosphere

A new breed of beauty writers is building the sort of influence that’s gaining the attention of major brands: bloggers.

clock January 25, 2008Matthew W. Evans and Michelle Edgar


The Key Sites

Ten of today’s hottest beauty blogs, with self-reported readership figures.

clock January 25, 2008Matthew W. Evans and Michelle Edgar


Memo Pad: New Chiefs… Up, But Things Don’t Look Good…

Peter Brant wasted no time in staffing up Brant Publications after Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant revealed they were leaving its flagship title, Interview,…

clock January 25, 2008Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Michael Gould and the students from P.S. 59.


Bloomingdale’s Metro and Mentoring

For Bloomingdale’s, January is no time to lay low.

clock January 25, 2008David Moin

Government and Trade

China’s Zeng Peiyan Sounds Concern Over Inflation

Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan joined a growing chorus of leaders at the World Economic Forum here warning about bleak prospects for global growth this year.

clock January 25, 2008John Zarocostas

Human Resources

Milliken’s Ashley Allen to Retire

Ashley Allen, president and chief executive officer of Milliken & Co., is retiring on May 1 and will be succeeded by chief operating officer Joe Salley, the…

clock January 25, 2008Ross Tucker

Spring 2008 look from Tommy Hilfiger.

Designer and Luxury

Putting on the Brakes: Delay in Hilfiger IPO May Have Ripple Effect

Apax Partners may have put a temporary stop on Tommy Hilfiger’s initial public offering, but that decision hasn’t rattled other fashion firms.

clock January 25, 2008Samantha Conti and Miles Socha and Andrew Roberts

Joyce Brown and Gilbert W. Harrison

Business Features

Financo Establishes Scholarship Fund

Investment banking firm Financo Inc. has launched The Financo Scholarship Fund at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in recognition of Joyce Brown, who…

clock January 25, 2008Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Talbots Taps Senior Merchandising VP

Completing an executive team overhaul as it pursues a turnaround, Talbots Inc. named Lizanne Kindler senior vice president of merchandising and general…

clock January 25, 2008David Moin

Mergers and Acquisitions

L’Oreal Talks Sales Rise, YSL Beaut??

L’Oreal aims to ensure YSL Beaut??’s profits will be as attractive as those of its other luxury brands if a proposed deal to acquire it from PPR goes through.

clock January 25, 2008Ellen Groves

Christian Dior: Makeup by Pat McGrath; hair by Orlando Pita.


Beauty’s Madcap Runway Act

Beauty’s in the detail of haute couture, and this season was no exception. But rather than creating Ladies Who Lunch looks for models strutting down the…

clock January 25, 2008Jennifer Weil

Jason Wu


FGI Fetes Rising Stars

At Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards luncheon on Thursday, keynote speaker Cathie Black, Hearst Magazines’ president, had some advice for the…

clock January 25, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Real Estate

Yamamoto Sets Two Units for N.Y.

Yohji Yamamoto is making a double-barreled landing in the Meatpacking District.

clock January 25, 2008Sharon Edelson

Fashion Trends

Diversity a Slow-Moving Process

Most of the speakers at a discussion of industry diversity on Wednesday said they expect limited progress, rather than a groundswell of change, at New York…

clock January 25, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Chico’s Names Top-Level Execs

Chico’s has filled several top management jobs.

clock January 25, 2008Georgia Lee

Real Estate

Tiffany to Open Men’s Boutiques in Japan

Tiffany & Co. is rolling out two new men’s boutiques in Japan, which follows its first men’s shop in Iseten last September.

clock January 25, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Delphine Arnault and Ines Sastre

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Dunst Spins Some Yarn… Oldie But Goodie…

Kirsten Dunst is Miu Miu’s spring poster girl, but she will be Lutz & Patmos’ guest designer for fall.

clock January 25, 2008WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld

Designer and Luxury

Short, Sweet or Structured

Couture isn’t the only fashion news taking place in Paris this week – some houses are still showing their pre-fall collections.

clock January 25, 2008WWD Staff

Alexis Mabille

Designer and Luxury

Bowling In

The spring couture season brought with it an unexpected but very welcome surprise: a terrific collection from potential star Alexis Mabille that mixed…

clock January 25, 2008WWD Staff

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Designer and Luxury

Rosas’ New Horizons

Portuguese designer Francisco Rosas is taking his namesake brand to the next level with a more aggressive commercial strategy.

clock January 25, 2008Luisa Zargani and Robert Murphy

Avalon Vega


The Next Chapter

Couture’s big guns aren’t the only game in town – four smaller houses also presented collections with moods that ranged from quirky theatricality to high drama.

clock January 25, 2008WWD Staff

Mr. Pearl in his atelier.

Designer and Luxury

Pearl Vision

Of all Western garments, it may be the corset that best illustrates the old adage that one must suffer to be beautiful. But Mr. Pearl, the notoriously…

clock January 25, 2008Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

Economic Package OK’d in House

The $150 billion economic stimulus package agreed between House leaders and the White House Thursday should give a boost to retailers this summer by…

clock January 25, 2008Kristi Ellis and Jeanine Poggi


PPR Sales Surge, Shares Rise

France’s PPR, the retailer that owns Gucci Group, on Thursday posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and suggested it could weather a U.S. slowdown.

clock January 25, 2008Robert Murphy


In Brief: DVF Sues Target… Cache CEO Out… Earnest Goes To Press…

Diane von Furstenberg Studio filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Thursday against Target Corp. in Manhattan Federal Court

clock January 25, 2008WWD Staff


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