Retail Seesaw: Target Shares Tumble as Wal-Mart Rides High

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Wal-Mart's fashion star is rising just as Target's appears to be waning. Two days after Wal-Mart said early spring sales of its private label apparel, where key items cost $10, were "very promising as a leading indicator."

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Target has seen a decline in its stock price, as Wal-Mart is experiencing a resurgence.


Retail Seesaw: Target Shares Tumble as Wal-Mart Rides High

Wal-Mart’s fashion star is rising just as Target’s appears to be waning.

clock February 22, 2008Evan Clark


J.C. Penney Profits Dip on Pricing

Price promotions ate into J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits and a cautious consumer has the retailer scaling back store growth, but chief executive officer Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd sees additional brand launches — private label and…

clock February 22, 2008Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young


Zale Earnings Slide

Jewelry retailer Zale Corp. posted a 31 percent drop in second-quarter earnings, which were hurt by sluggish holiday sales.

clock February 22, 2008Jeanine Poggi

A style from Rebecca Brown.

Fashion Features

Girls in the Game: Pitti Uomo Shares Stage With Pitti W

Pitti in January used to be an all-male affair. Not anymore.

clock February 22, 2008Andrew Roberts

A look from Emozioni.

Designer and Luxury

Offerings Grow Up at CPD Trade Fair

The German women’s wear market is trading up again, but this time it’s more a matter of taste than price as the premium or bridge segment expands its reach.

clock February 22, 2008Melissa Drier

Sleek Memory is one of six new Nexxus styling products.

Beauty Features

Nexxus Unveils Salon-Inspired Style Line

Nexxus is updating its styling portfolio for the second quarter of the year, with six new products that have been designed to address a variety of hair trends and needs.

clock February 22, 2008Andrea Nagel

Lisa Hoffman's new spa facial assortment.

Beauty Features

Hoffman Turns to At-Home Spa Remedies

Known for her on-the-go portable products, beauty product innovator Lisa Hoffman has designed items to make an at-home spa facial a regular part of facial care.

clock February 22, 2008Michelle Edgar

Alford & Hoff items.


Men’s Corner: Men’s Lines Push Price Envelope

A new men’s skin care brand, called Alford & Hoff, is slated to launch at Neiman Marcus stores in mid-April ??? and its appearance may serve to expand a…

clock February 22, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Del's Lip Lab display.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Del’s Lip Lab Offers One-Stop Treatments

Del Laboratories is licking its lips over the potential in the lip category.

clock February 22, 2008Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Snippets: Color Explosion… Nailed It… Birkett To HBA…

Korres Natural Products is gearing up to expand its color collection, which was introduced in October at its Manhattan store, to some 22 Sephora stores…

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Firms Fined in German Price Fixing Scandal

Leading cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in Germany have been fined for price fixing and illegally sharing retail information.

clock February 22, 2008Damien McGuinness

Make Up For Ever's Faux Lash Erin Number 115.

Beauty Features

Make Up For Ever Focuses on Eyes In New Campaign

Paris-based professional makeup brand Make Up For Ever is about to embark on an eye campaign called Lash Pimpin’, which aims to lengthen lashes and also offer highly pigmented eye makeup to the masses.

clock February 22, 2008Andrea Nagel

Boss Pure


P&G Goes Pure for Boss Scent

Procter & Gamble Prestige Products intends to install a new boss in the men’s fragrance market – Boss Pure, a scent the company will launch here in April.

clock February 22, 2008Julie Naughton

Hermes' Jardins lineup.


Hermes Garden Grows With Third Jardins Fragrance

India in monsoon season inspired Hermes Parfums’ latest eau.

clock February 22, 2008Ellen Groves

The Nouvel bottle.


Nouvel’s New Take on L’Homme

YSL Beaute has tapped architect Jean Nouvel to build on the success of its L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent scent, which ranked as the sixth best-selling men’s…

clock February 22, 2008Ellen Groves

Beauty Features

Iceberg Hoping For Warm Reception

Italian fashion house Iceberg has christened the fragrance licensing deal it signed in late 2006 with Selective Beauty with a new signature women’s scent.

clock February 22, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Dan Brestle, the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc.

Marketing and Promotion

With New Name, Industry Group Retools for Future

Cosmetics companies have always prided themselves on being in touch with their consumers, but speaking to the consuming public with a unified industry voice…

clock February 22, 2008Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans and Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel and Michelle Edgar

Marketing and Promotion

REACHing for Compliance

The beauty industry has begun going through its paces as it begins the marathon task of preregistering chemical ingredients used in cosmetics and…

clock February 22, 2008Ellen Groves and Pete Born

Justin Timberlake

Beauty Features

Givenchy Plays a New Tune with Timberlake

Parfums Givenchy plans to bring sexy back to its scent portfolio by tapping Justin Timberlake to front a men’s fragrance, which will bow in the fall.

clock February 22, 2008Ellen Groves

Hilary Swank in Jill Stuart with Tom Hanks.


Gearing Up

At least one Oscar week mainstay held strong this year ? Saks Fifth Avenue’s An Unforgettable Evening at the Beverly Wilshire, where studio bigwigs…

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

Vacheron's Overseas Chronograph.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: A Good Time… Casa Fendi… La Vie En Rose…

Vacheron Constantin is hitting the rays in South Beach. Tonight the 253-year-old watch firm will play host to the Overseas tasting event and live auction in…

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

The scene at Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Vuitton Fetes New Boston Digs

Louis Vuitton invited society and sports figures here last week to check out the new global store at Copley Place, which is one of 14 units in the U.S. to carry the brand’s ready-to-wear.

clock February 22, 2008Katherine Bowers

Anna Wintour


Memo Pad: Cold Front.. Spreading The Words… Variety On The Block…

Was there a chill between Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld during the Milan shows this week?

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

Isabelle Adjani

Fashion Features

Lancel Looks to Actress for Image Boost

Isabelle Adjani walks into the Daniel hotel here like the movie star she is, a black shawl wrapped around her shoulders, a beige Lancel bag slung on her arm.

clock February 22, 2008Chantal Goupil

Molly Grad's 2001 watercolor, ink and pencil sketch.

Fashion Features

Book Shows Life of Illustrations

A designer’s sketch can be as artful and expressive as the actual outfit it portrays.

clock February 22, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Jil Sander

Fashion Features

Select Shows Salvage Milan Season

Through the buyers’ eyes, the Italian collections offered a smorgasbord of diverse fashions — not all of them appetizing or easy to digest.

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff and WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Dramatic Extras

The runways weren’t the only place to get a little eye candy this season, because fall accessories lines had a lot to offer, too.

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Having It All

As Milan Fashion Week came to a close, the looks on the runway included everything from stylish suits to snow-bunny furs to a trench that converted into a tote.

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion Features

A Casual Elan

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall Dolce & Gabbana collection had a sporty, unfussy style that recalled the late Sixties and early Seventies.

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff

Balbina Wong


Coach Readies Hong Kong Flagship

Coach Inc. is putting the finishing touches on a major flagship here, set to be the company’s second largest in Asia.

clock February 22, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

Benetton Earnings Rise 16 Percent

Benetton Group SpA said Thursday earnings increased more than 16 percent in 2007, although the Italian clothing retailer expects business to slow this year.

clock February 22, 2008Andrew Roberts


In Brief: Lululemon Executive Vice President Resigns…

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s executive vice president of retail logistics and sourcing, Michael Tattersfield, has resigned for personal and family reasons, according to the yogawear firm.

clock February 22, 2008WWD Staff


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