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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 20mMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 15hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 9hWWD Staff

Balenciaga Flagship Brings Space Age to London

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Nicolas Ghesqui?re us about to show London with his arresting new Balenciaga flagship, which opens today and draws a link between the elegant brick facades of Mount Street and the fourth planet from the sun.

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Inventory Control, Discounts Propel TJX Profits Up 45.6%

Keeping a close eye on inventory and costs and offering shoppers the promise of branded goods at inexpensive prices, off-price giant TJX Cos. Inc. drove up…

clock February 25, 2008Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: By Request… Radar’s Fashion World… More T At The Times…

The media rumor making the rounds is that Michelle Williams was slated to appear on the April cover of Elle.

clock February 1, 2008Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Here’s Looking at Tod’s

Tod’s continues to stitch its ties to the art world.

clock February 1, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Focus: Mainland China Market

China’s already substantial beauty market will continue to grow, and the country shows a marked preference for imported beauty products.

clock February 1, 2008Lisa Movius


L’Oreal Professionnel Aims for Guys in Salons

With L’Oreal Professionnel Homme, the French beauty giant wants to grab the top spot in the professional men’s hair care segment within three years.

clock February 1, 2008Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Semhon, Former Lauder Exec

A memorial service was held here last week for Diane Papas Semhon, a former sales executive with the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. and Helena Rubinstein.

clock February 1, 2008Catherine Hunter


Bringing Fragrance Back to the Masses

Manufacturers are pulling out all of the stops to revive an anemic mass market fragrance business.

clock February 1, 2008Faye Brookman

Body Care

ECRM Show Highlights Bath, Body Offerings

Buyers were awash in new bath and body products at the ECRM show held here.

clock February 1, 2008Faye Brookman and Michelle Edgar


Snippets: Natural Beauty… Licensing Cleans Up… Blot And Blush…

Physicians Formula may soon have more competition in the natural cosmetics segment as Del Laboratories (now owned by Coty Inc.) rolls out Natural Beauty and…

clock February 1, 2008WWD Staff


Celine Dion Hits Road With New Scent

Celine Dion and Coty Beauty are banking on Sensational to be the songstress’ biggest fragrance hit, once it makes its worldwide debut this spring.

clock February 1, 2008Jennifer Weil and Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Arden Weathers Tough Holiday, Sales Up 3%

Elizabeth Arden Inc. on Thursday reported a sales gain of nearly 3 percent in the second quarter, boosted by strong international sales and offset by a…

clock February 1, 2008Molly Prior


Procter & Gamble Sees 14% Profit Rise in Qtr.

The Procter & Gamble Co. gracefully sidestepped consumers’ proverbial belt tightening in the second quarter, posting a group profit gain of 14 percent.

clock February 1, 2008Molly Prior


Kimora Lee Adds ‘Fabulosity’


clock February 1, 2008Julie Naughton


Eva Mendes: Face of New Klein Scent

What comes between Eva Mendes and her Calvins? As of now, nothing.

clock February 1, 2008Julie Naughton


Shearer to Join Clarins as Revenues Surpass 1 Billion Euros

Philip Shearer will join Groupe Clarins as its executive vice president, a newly created position, starting March 1.

clock February 1, 2008Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

Marketing and Trends

MAC Links With Graffiti Artist

What do makeup and graffiti have in common? Thanks to MAC Cosmetics, a color cosmetics collection involving Fafi, the Parisian graffiti artist.

clock February 1, 2008Julie Naughton


Shiseido Profits Soar on China Sales

Shiseido Co. Ltd. announced a strong increase in profits, thanks to its business in China, during the nine months ended Dec. 31.

clock February 1, 2008Koji Hirano


Spilka Takes on International Role

Fragrance supplier Firmenich has promoted Th?o E. Spilka to vice president of new business development and licensing, international.

clock February 1, 2008Michelle Edgar


Armani Opens Travel-Retail Store

Hong Kong’s busy airport has become home to the first freestanding Giorgio Armani travel-retail beauty boutique.

clock February 1, 2008Jane Moir


Retail Shares Surge

Retail shares soared on Thursday after investors received some good news about the bond insurance industry as well as a bullish report from Deutsche Bank,…

clock February 1, 2008Jeanine Poggi


Boots CEO Departs Firm

Boots Retail International said Thursday that Martin Waters, the company’s chief executive officer, is stepping down.

clock February 1, 2008Julie Naughton


Stinn Trial Set to Commence

The trial of Bradley Stinn, former chief executive officer of Friedman’s Inc. and its affiliate Crescent Jewelers, for accounting fraud is set to begin on…

clock February 1, 2008Liza Casabona


H&M Posts 14% Profit Rise

Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz on Thursday said fourth-quarter profits grew 14 percent and eased concern its business would wilt in the tough economic…

clock February 1, 2008Robert Murphy

Mergers and Acquisitions

Tharanco Acquires Joseph A.

The Tharanco Group has added better knitwear manufacturer Joseph A. to its portfolio.

clock February 1, 2008Whitney Beckett

Mergers and Acquisitions

Earnest Sewn Gets New Backer, Eyes Growth

Premium denim label Earnest Sewn is setting its sights on expansion after securing a new financial backer and putting together a management team.

clock February 1, 2008Ross Tucker

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Polishing It Off

New York shows and presentations are off and running, offering varying takes on sophistication – from elegant jewel-toned pieces to an uptown-tribal melange.

clock February 1, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Here Comes The Bride… Lacoste’s Cold Shoulder…

First Lady Laura Bush and her bride-to-be daughter, Jenna, were spotted Thursday on Seventh Avenue.

clock February 1, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Turning Over a New Leif

The name Leifsdottir doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but that hasn’t stopped Anthropologie from giving its newest wholesale brand the traditional…

clock February 1, 2008Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Flagship Brings Space Age to London

What does the sci-fi film “Mission From Mars” have in common with a quintessentially British thoroughfare?

clock February 1, 2008Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Reyes Graduates to Young Designer for Fall

Jose Ramon Reyes is moving up in more ways than one.

clock February 1, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Saunders’ Manhattan Moment

After four years of showing in London, Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders is moving his show to New York this season – and he’s not looking back.

clock February 1, 2008Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

Maus Gets Control of Gant

Maus Freres SA has won the battle for Gant.

clock February 1, 2008Robert Murphy


Jil Sander Inks Eyewear Deal With Marchon

Raf Simons is channeling his vision into Jil Sander’s new eyewear collection.

clock February 1, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief: Trade Mart In Colombia… Nike-Umbro Deal…

The parent company of the Dallas Market Center said Thursday it will develop and manage a new wholesale trade complex in Bogota, Colombia, called the…

clock February 1, 2008WWD Staff


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