The Big Chill: Weak Dollar Takes Toll on European Beauty Exports

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European beauty manufactures are reeling from the worsening euro-dollar exchange rate imbalance, which is squeezing exports.

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Beauty Accessories by Chanel.

Color Cosmetics

Golden Child

Meet Chanel’s new baby: its fall 2008 color collection, the first under Chanel’s new creative director of makeup, Peter Philips.

clock April 18, 2008Julie Naughton

LaLicious' new items.


LaLicious Rids Products of Sulfates, Parabens

Now that “paraben-free” seems to be an unofficial criteria for quality beauty brands, Los Angeles-based label LaLicious is poised to relaunch…

clock April 18, 2008Kavita Daswani


The Big Chill: Weak Dollar Takes Toll on European Beauty Exports

European beauty manufacturers are reeling from the worsening euro-dollar exchange rate imbalance, which is squeezing exports.

clock April 18, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello and Pete Born

Real Estate

Abercrombie Kids’ Heads to 5th Ave.

The kids division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., abercrombie, plans to move into the Fifth Avenue space Brooks Brothers is vacating.

clock April 18, 2008David Moin


Talbots’ Credit Crunch Raises Alarms

Talbots Inc.’s credit crisis might not be an isolated event, as lenders grow more nervous about the retail sector, experts said.

clock April 18, 2008Evan Clark and Jeanine Poggi

Business Features

In Brief: New Role at Burberry… Hampshire Asset Sale

Sarah Manley has been named Burberry’s senior vice president of marketing and communications.

clock April 18, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

Giorgio Armani Taps U.S. Chief

Giorgio Armani SpA on Thursday named Bruno Laguardia as chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary, replacing Bridget Ryan Berman, who left in September.

clock April 18, 2008Andrew Roberts

Nina Ricci in Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Nic and Click… He’s Baaaack… Right and Left…

Nicolas Ghesquiere is the latest fashion designer reaching out to cyber shoppers.

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Aureliana De Sanctis


Retail Headliners Light Up the Fair

The Cosmoprof trade fair got an unaccustomed lift with a strong influx of marquee-name international retailers, ranging from executives at Bergdorf Goodman…

clock April 18, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello

Eric Chen from Markwins.


Pavilions in Bloom With Natural Brands

“Natural” was the word echoed through the cavernous pavilions of Cosmoprof. Indigenous ingredients from Italy, Greece, Brazil and Switzerland…

clock April 18, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello

Stop, in the name of - fashion.


Sixth Floor Gets a New Look at Barneys

With a focus on career suits and separates, shirts and outerwear, the sixth floor of Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue flagship stood out like a…

clock April 18, 2008Sharon Edelson

Exterior view of Carolina Herrera's Dallas store.

Real Estate

Carolina Herrera Sets Up Shop in Dallas

Carolina Herrera has launched a store at Highland Park Village here, the third step in a measured retail rollout that began in 2000.

clock April 18, 2008Holly Haber

Real Estate

Kors, Bulgari, Valentino Plan Atlanta Openings

Michael Kors, Bulgari and Valentino plan to open their first stores here this summer and fall.

clock April 18, 2008Georgia Lee

Looks from Madewell.


Design Lab

“Hip, affordable and creative.” That’s the concept behind Madewell, according to Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman and chief…

clock April 18, 2008WWD Staff

A selection of Jane Be Pure mineral makeup products.

Marketing and Promotion

Critical Mass: Jane Be Pure Comes Out Swinging

The first question merchants often ask beauty companies is if they’ll be able to support television advertising.

clock April 18, 2008Faye Brookman

The new body wash.


Rodan + Fields’ Direct Approach

Avon and Mary Kay might need to make way for a new competitor, Rodan + Fields, which is turning to direct sales after selling its prestige product line…

clock April 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Snippets: Perfume Shop Exec… Soft Skin… Roddick Donation…

Jo Walker has been named chief operating officer of The Perfume Shop, which is owned by A.S. Watson Group.

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Eva Scrivo's NoLIta salon.


Scrivo Unveils Downtown Salon

Hairstylist and salon owner Eva Scrivo has unearthed a new outpost – in the NoLIta section of Manhattan.

clock April 18, 2008Andrea Nagel

The latest Ted Gibson items.


Ted Gibson Taps Body, Home Markets

Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson is adding some body to his hair care lineup this spring as he expands into bath and body products, in addition to home…

clock April 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

Kenra's new Finishing Spray.


Kenra Expands Platinum Line

Hair care company Kenra is embracing its Platinum side.

clock April 18, 2008Kavita Daswani

Sharps' London location.

Beauty Features

Sharps to Open NYC, U.K. Barbershops

Barbershop brand Sharps is tuning in to a U.K. audience.

clock April 18, 2008Laura Mitchell


Shareholders Criticize CEO’s Pay at Escada Annual Meeting

Amid falling earnings and sales, Escada chief executive officer Jean-Marc Loubier came under fire from shareholders at the German fashion house’s annual…

clock April 18, 2008Melissa Drier

Human Resources

Charlotte Russe Names Salopek Next Chairman

Charlotte Russe Holdings Inc. said Thursday that chairman Bernard Zeichner will retire in June and be succeeded by Jennifer Salopek, a principal with ARC…

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O The Oprah Magazine's June cover has the talk show queen pictured against a white background, with brightly colored cover lines.


Memo Pad: New Look, Same Covergirl… French Touch…

O The Oprah Magazine doesn’t have a new editor in chief yet to succeed the departing Amy Gross, but whomever he or she is, they’ll have a brand…

clock April 18, 2008Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks

Patrizio Bertelli

Designer and Luxury

Building Its Foundation: Prada Unveils Project Plans

Prada chief executive officer Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada unveiled Rem Koolhaas’ blueprint for the new Fondazione Prada headquarters and…

clock April 18, 2008Luisa Zargani

Views of the Armani Casa Web site.


Giorgio Armani, Gucci Enhance Web Profiles

Giorgio Armani and Gucci are boosting their profiles in cyberspace.

clock April 18, 2008Alessandra Ilari

On the runway in Atlanta, looks from Nicky Hilton...

Ready To Wear

Jackets Brighten AmericasMart

Novelty jackets were the number-one fall item at AmericasMart here, as buyers clamored for special pieces to differentiate themselves among consumers in a…

clock April 18, 2008Georgia Lee


Cherokee 4th-Quarter Income Dives 86.4%

Apparel maker Cherokee Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings plummeted 86.4 percent…

clock April 18, 2008Jeanine Poggi

A Mixie dress from Rapunzel's Closet.


Contemporary’s Spring Flings

The weak economy is taking a toll on retailers, but it seems that some shoppers do have spring fever.

clock April 18, 2008Julee Kaplan

Government and Trade

Report Sees Slower Global Trade Growth

Global trade in 2008 is projected to increase at the lowest rate in six years because of turmoil in financial markets…

clock April 18, 2008John Zarocostas

Brooke Garber Neidich, chairman of the NYU Child Study Center board; Frank Doroff, vice chairman of Bloomingdale's; luncheon co-chairs Marcia Mishaan, Claude Wasserstein and Chris Mack, and Michael Gould.


Bloomingdale’s Raises $80K for Child Center

Bloomingdale’s fashion presentation and luncheon to benefit the NYU Child Study Center on April 11 raised $80,000…

clock April 18, 2008Sharon Edelson

Platinum or 24-karat gold-framed clutch by Edidi.


Click-and-Mortar: Mall Hits Web

The Americana Manhasset has taken the e-commerce plunge.

clock April 18, 2008Sharon Edelson


Ruling Made in Roxy Trademark Case

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Kymsta Corp. from using trademarks that resemble those of Quiksilver Inc.’s junior brand…

clock April 18, 2008WWD Staff


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