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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 1hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

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

clock 10hWWD Staff

Expanding its Lifestyle: Urban Outfitters Eyes New Brands, Concepts

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Overview

Urban Outfitters ceo Glen Senk declared the company's namesake division to be officially recovered and disclosed a series of initiatives for Anthropologie and Free People, as well as Urban Outfitters.

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Trends

Options Aplenty at Brazilian Fashion Weeks

Designers at Brazil’s two main fashion events set off in strikingly different trend directions, and, coupled with a wide range of prices, offered retailers…

clock March 7, 2008Michael Kepp

Denim

Urban Outfitters Eyes New Brands, Concepts

The Urban Outfitters division has been declared fully recovered, one new concept is on the launching pad and others are under study.

clock March 7, 2008Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Badgley Mischka Returns To California Retail Scene

After a one-year absence, Mark Badgley and James Mischka are back in California with…

clock March 7, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Print

The Journal Joins the Glossy Fray

Can glossy luxury supplements help save newspapers? The Wall Street Journal is about to find out.

clock March 7, 2008Irin Carmon

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Tax Probe… Heels ‘R’ Us… Running Off The Runway…

Dolce & Gabbana SpA reportedly has been fined for tax evasion.

clock March 7, 2008Samantha Conti and Whitney Beckett and Stephanie D. Smith and Andrew Roberts

Prestige

Mustela Enters Rite Aid’s Skin Care Centers

Mustela, the prestige-positioned brand best known for its mom-to-be and baby skin care products, has entered several chain drugstores this week, keeping in…

clock March 7, 2008Andrea Nagel

Government and Trade

Senator Talks Tough on Colombia Trade Bill

Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D., Mont.) warned the Bush administration’s trade chief Thursday…

clock March 7, 2008Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Florida Bill Looks to Stiffen Counterfeit Penalties

One of the nation’s toughest anticounterfeiting bills was introduced Thursday in the Florida legislature…

clock March 7, 2008Liza Casabona

Hair

Hairstylist Puts Modern Spin on Natural

Celebrity hairstylist Kevin Murphy is moving beyond styling aids with the launch of natural shampoos, conditioners and treatments.

clock March 7, 2008Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Snippets: Owen-Jones Honored… Spa’s Allure… Gemini Moves…

L’Oreal chairman Lindsay Owen-Jones has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from CNBC Europe…

clock March 7, 2008WWD Staff

People

Zeta-Jones: Facing Forward

Catherine Zeta-Jones has a vested interest — quite literally — in Elizabeth Arden.

clock March 7, 2008Julie Naughton

Colorescience’s Rx for Mineral Makeup

Armed with its new owner’s resources, Colorescience is aiming to solidify its position as doctors’ top choice for mineral makeup.

clock March 7, 2008Rachel Brown

Financial

Symrise Swings to Profit

Flavors and fragrance maker Symrise reported Wednesday its net income was back in the black for 2007…

clock March 7, 2008Jennifer Weil

Organics

Critical Mass: Sally Hansen Returns to Cosmetics

Sally Hansen is going the natural route and bringing a friend.

clock March 7, 2008Faye Brookman

Legal

Bare Escentuals Battles Diversion to Mass Market

Bare Escentuals products have popped up at Target and Costco, two retailers that the mineral makeup company charges are unauthorized…

clock March 7, 2008Molly Prior

Prestige

The Thymes Line To Launch in May At Dept. Stores

The Thymes is leaping into the prestige beauty market this spring with the launch of Beauty of Bathing…

clock March 7, 2008Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

PCPC: A New Name for Change

Despite the fact that a passel of attendees still refer to its venerable annual meeting as CTFA, the Personal Care Products Council…

clock March 7, 2008Julie Naughton and Pete Born and Jenny B. Fine

Marketing and Trends

Terry Lundgren Calls for Fresh Thinking

Terry Lundgren, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Macy’s Inc., was the headliner at the Personal Care Products Council’s general session…

clock March 7, 2008Pete Born

Financial

Shares Slump as February Comps Disappoint

Sluggish February same-store sales turned investors’ fears into a reality.

clock March 7, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Mergers and Acquisitions

H&M Buys Stake in Fabric Scandinavien

Hennes & Mauritz is entering the acquisition game.

clock March 7, 2008Emilie Marsh

Financial

Carrefour Net Creeps Up, Bullish on ’08

France’s Carrefour on Thursday reported higher profits and trumpeted 2008 as a “breakthrough” year during which it would speed growth and spin off its…

clock March 7, 2008Robert Murphy

Financial

In Brief: Quiksilver Reports Loss… Adidas Creates Micoach…

Despite revenues that jumped 14 percent, Quiksilver Inc. posted a first-quarter loss of $21.9 million, or 18 cents a diluted share, compared with earnings…

clock March 7, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Breezy Street

No one understands the pretty-easy equation quite like Stella McCartney. And for fall, she sent out plenty of reminders of just how well she works within…

clock March 7, 2008WWD Staff

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