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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 20hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 4hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 15hEvan Clark

What Happens in Vegas: $9 Billion Mega Project Ups the Ante on Luxury

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Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Bargain-Hunting in Brazil

When was the last time you saw buyers at an industry event who were not complaining about prices?

clock July 18, 2008Michael Kepp

Memo Pad

Hurley Girley

Bar Refaeli, the swimsuit model and Leonardo DiCaprio’s main squeeze, is raising her profile in new ads.

clock July 18, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Memo Pad

Blurring The Lines?

Are Domino editors promoting Pottery Barn as a way to drum up advertising for the shelter title? Not quite.

clock July 18, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Mass and Off-Price

Value Retail Brings High-End Outlets to Europe

MILAN – The growth of outlets throughout Italy in the last decade has dramatically changed the retail landscape.

clock July 18, 2008Luisa Zargani

Financial

Blue Holdings in Deal With Headgear

Blue Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it agreed to start a joint venture with Headgear Inc. to market Blue Holdings brands.

clock July 18, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

WD-NY AG Begins Trading in Frankfurt

The parent company of better sportswear firm WD-NY has begun trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

clock July 18, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Brunsdon Expands Into Asia With Singapore Shop Opening

When the going gets tough, the tough expand into Asia.

clock July 18, 2008Patty Huntington

Financial

Talk of Change Atop Carrefour

Speculation is building here that Carrefour chief executive officer José Luis Duràn is on shaky ground.

clock July 18, 2008Robert Murphy

Financial

Take Two: Retail Stocks Gain as Oil Falls

Energized by falling oil prices, the stock market surged for a second straight day Thursday and retail stocks again set the pace with dizzying gains.

clock July 18, 2008Matthew Lynch

Department Stores

Neiman’s Cusp Set for Chestnut Hill

BOSTON – Neiman Marcus will open its fifth Cusp next month in The Mall at Chestnut Hill, an upscale property 10 miles west of Boston.

clock July 18, 2008Katherine Bowers

Fragrance

Lumar Looks to Egypt for Aphrodisiac

Making an ancient recipe relevant to modern consumers is the goal of the fragrance Aphrodisiac by niche marketer Lumar of Beverly Hills.

clock July 18, 2008Rachel Brown

Hair

Snippets: Hot Mamas… Healthy Skin… Crystal Healing…

Biolage served as the official beauty sponsor of the New York premiere and after party for “Mamma Mia! The Movie.”

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fragrance

Simpson Gets Fancy With New Fragrance

After acquiring the global license over a year ago, Parlux Fragrances Inc. is gearing up to launch its first Jessica Simpson fragrance.

clock July 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

Retailing

Sephora Goes Vintage With on10

Sephora will sport a nostalgic theme this upcoming holiday season it’s a perfect fit for a new vendor to the specialty store’s power – on10.

clock July 18, 2008Faye Brookman

Financial

DDF Expanding Skin Care Portfolio

Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula, or DDF, is fortifying its skin care lineup.

clock July 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

Marketing and Trends

Vichy Laboratoires Pushes Further Into U.S. Drugstores

Vichy Laboratoires is a 77-year-old brand with an adventurous spirit.

clock July 18, 2008Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Reveals It Has Legs for Long Haul

Finding newness in a sea of me-too items was the goal for many retailers and distributors attending the sixth annual Cosmoprof North America show.

clock July 18, 2008Andrea Nagel

Fashion Scoops

Masters of Creation

France is honoring artisans from the fashion and jewelry worlds.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Highland Fling

Adding a Scottish lilt to its repertoire, Repetto has whipped up a tartan version of its dance shoe on exclusive for Colette for fall.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Monsieur Hermes

The Hermes male is the subject of the first art exhibition at the house’s recently renovated flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Hot to Swap

An ultratrendy crowd gathered at a cavernous building in London’s Covent Garden neighborhood to celebrate the launch of the Visa Swap Shop.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Picture Stories

A photography show of 150 works from contemporary, 19th- and 20th-century female photographers opened Thursday at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Film and TV

Emmys Figure to Be Fashionable

There is style to spare among actresses nominated Thursday for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards – and a few might even make waves on the red carpet.

clock July 18, 2008Marcy Medina

Financial

L’Oreal Trims Sales Outlook

L’Oreal, the global beauty leader, cut its annual sales growth forecast Thursday to 6 percent.

clock July 18, 2008Jennifer Weil and Brid Costello

Financial

NRDC Taps Sherman to Lead Hudson’s Bay

A day after buying Hudson’s Bay Co., NRDC Equity Partners moved to put its stamp on top management.

clock July 18, 2008David Moin

Legal

Penalty for Copying

French fashion chain Naf Naf and one of its manufacturers have been ordered to pay damages of 75,000 euros to French contemporary fashion label Isabel Marant.

clock July 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fragrance

Lagerfeld’s Geometry Theorem for Fragrance

Karl Lagerfeld is throwing an equal-opportunity bash with the launch of his fragrance trio, Kapsule.

clock July 18, 2008Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Shiseido, Now and Zen

Shiseido’s newest fragrance taps the venerable company’s heritage, with an aim to build its scent fortunes for the future.

clock July 18, 2008Julie Naughton

Financial

Estee Lauder Buys Stake in India Firm

The Estee Lauder Cos. has gained its first firm foothold in the booming beauty market of India by acquiring a minority stake in Forest Essentials.

clock July 18, 2008Pete Born and Molly Prior

Fragrance

Benefit Aims to Hit the Spot With Latest Scent Launch

Benefit Cosmetics is focusing on expanding its fragrance business, both in the U.S. and internationally, with the launch of its second scent, called B Spot.

clock July 18, 2008Michelle Edgar and Brid Costello

Designer and Luxury

What Happens in Vegas: $9 Billion Mega Project Ups the Ante on Luxury

The U.S. economy has been battered, but luxury and optimism live in Las Vegas.

clock July 18, 2008David Moin

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