Battling a Bumpy Road: Economic Downturn

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American retailers aren't alone in feeling the economic crunch, European retailers also are bracing for a tough ride for the second half of the year.

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French truckers blocked highways to protest rising diesel fuel prices.


Battling a Bumpy Road: Economic Downturn

American retailers aren’t alone in feeling the economic crunch, European retailers also are bracing for a tough ride for the second half of the year.

clock June 13, 2008Robert Murphy and Nina Jones and Damien McGuinness and Andrew Roberts

Paul O'Neill


A Day to Honor the Dads

For Ron Klein, the chairman and chief executive of Macy’s East, being a father means being a teacher.

clock June 13, 2008David Moin

An image from the latest Roberto Cavalli ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Searching For Those People Still Spending… Cavalli’s New Quartet…

Luxury brands need to do a lot more than simply post their ads online if they want to get noticed on the Web.

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Jose Eber

Human Resources

Jose Eber: ‘More to Come’

When José Eber was feted for his lifetime accomplishments at the Global Salon Business Awards here last Monday night, he graciously pronounced the…

clock June 13, 2008Rachel Brown

Aqualia Thermal Eye Gel


Vichy Broadens Product Offerings

Vichy Laboratories, the L’Oréal-owned French skin care brand, is diving deeper into its water heritage with new products across three lines, slated to…

clock June 13, 2008Alissa Cherry


Chaz Dean Adds Some Body to Lineup

Chaz Dean is applying the no-suds philosophy behind his WEN hair care line to body care.

clock June 13, 2008Rachel Brown

Ed Shirley


Ed Shirley Appointed to Global P&G Post

Ed Shirley, who has been the group president of P&G North America, has been named vice chair of Global Beauty & Grooming, a position previously held by…

clock June 13, 2008Pete Born

WWD Image


Antonio Banderas’ Latest Fragrance Flirtation

This time, women get to enjoy the more seductive side of Antonio Banderas.

clock June 13, 2008Faye Brookman

Bare Escentuals' revamped Get Started Kit.

Color Cosmetics

Bare Escentuals Outlines Expansion Formula

Touchy-feely resonates – even in a room full of navy-suited investors.

clock June 13, 2008Molly Prior

Marketing and Promotion

L’Oreal Seeks Out Exceptional Women

“Because I’m worth it” is not just a motto for L’Oréal, it’s a commitment that the beauty firm has to women across the country.

clock June 13, 2008Alissa Cherry

Horst Rechelbacher at his product presentation on Wednesday.


Aveda Founder Creates First Hair Care Line With Organic Seal

Most people could say Horst Rechelbacher doesn’t count modesty as one of his prevailing traits.

clock June 13, 2008Andrea Nagel

A David Babaii for WildAid ad.


Hairstylist Achieves National Distribution

Hairstylist David Babaii, who styles the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie (he created her sultry hair…

clock June 13, 2008Andrea Nagel

The TurboLash ad.

Color Cosmetics

Buzzing About Mascara, Eyeing Increased Market Share

Estée Lauder is hoping to bring some buzz to the mascara business.

clock June 13, 2008Julie Naughton and Jennifer Weil

Peter Lindbergh, Anne Hathaway, Marc Menesquen and Odile Roujol.


Lancome to Launch Magnifique in 165 Countries

Lancôme is out to make an audacious statement with its new women’s fragrance, called Magnifique, due out this September in 165 countries worldwide.

clock June 13, 2008Jennifer Weil

Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink.


Mariah Hopes to Hit High Notes With New Scent

For her second fragrance, Mariah Carey wants her consumers to think pink.

clock June 13, 2008Julie Naughton

Bulgari's Jasmin Noir.


Bulgari’s Upscale Spin on Jasmin

With a new women’s scent called Jasmin Noir, Bulgari is putting forth its most upscale fragrance effort to date.

clock June 13, 2008Matthew W. Evans


De Lesquen Named Ralph Lauren Fragrances Chief

Guillaume de Lesquen has been named president, worldwide, of the Ralph Lauren Fragrances Division of L’Oréal.

clock June 13, 2008Pete Born

Vera Wang

Designer and Luxury

Tres Continentale

Vera Wang’s resort starting point couldn’t have been brainier – Françoise Sagan’s controversial 1954 novel “Bonjour Tristesse,” set in the French…

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Cynthia Rowley

Designer and Luxury

Tokyo Drift

Cynthia Rowley’s resort collection is built on a resort standby: easy-chic short dresses.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Gucci Gone Wild… Crystals On The Runway…

Gucci will launch its new men’s fragrance Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme on June 23 with one of the biggest bashes during Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week.

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3.1 Phillip Lim

Designer and Luxury

Boy Meets Girl

Girls will be girls, even in collections with a men’s wear influence.

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A look at the new Jil Sander in Manhattan.

Designer and Luxury

Simons Reflects on Latest Sander Shop

The last thing Raf Simons wanted for Jil Sander’s new Howard Street store in Manhattan was to plop an art installation in the middle of it.

clock June 13, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Saks Fifth Avenue Shifts Top Executives

Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday unveiled a string of senior-level management changes, triggered by the departure of Carolyn Biggs, executive vice president of…

clock June 13, 2008David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Retail sales at department stores increased 0.8 percent to $17.1 billion in May from the previous month, while specialty store sales gained 0.5 percent to $18.98 billion.


May Retail Sales Better Than Expected

The government’s tax rebate checks are giving some much-needed relief to retailers.

clock June 13, 2008Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Bush to Miss Congress’ Port Security Deadline

The Bush administration told lawmakers Thursday it will not meet a Congressionally mandated deadline for scanning all U.S.-bound cargo containers for…

clock June 13, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Coming Back Home… Casey Taking Helm At Carter’s

Azzaro, best known for its eveningwear, on Wednesday said it had terminated a licensing agreement with Decitex Corp.

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