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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 15hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Sprint to the Finish: Lauder Net Rises 35.7% in Fourth Quarter

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Overview

The Estée Lauder Cos. capped off a difficult year with a powerful finish, and the company seems to be gearing up for aggressive change to maintain that pace.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A Polo ad featuring the QR code.

Retail

Polo to Launch Mobile Commerce

Shopping from the palm of your hand.

clock August 14, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Isetan's flagship store in Tokyo.

Financial

Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts $73.5 Million Net for April-June

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. issued its first set of quarterly earnings since Isetan Co. Ltd and Mitsukoshi Ltd merged in April.

clock August 14, 2008Koji Hirano

William P. Lauder

Financial

Estee Lauder Profits Up 35.7 Percent

Full year earnings rise 5.5 percent.

clock August 14, 2008Molly Prior

H. Lee Scott Jr.

Financial

Wal-Mart Sees Double-Digit Growth

Economy boosts discount giant.

clock August 14, 2008Evan Clark

Bernard J. Lansky and Elvis Presley in Lansky Bros. shop on 126 Beale
Street in Downtown Memphis. Circa 1950s.

Business Features

Elvis Week Pumps Up Memphis Retailers

The 31st anniversary of the icon’s death means big business.

clock August 15, 2008Georgia Lee

Leighton Meester in Nina Ricci at the Piaget Party.

Parties

Image of the Week: August 15th, 2008

Leighton Meester in Nina Ricci at the Piaget Party.

clock August 15, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

New McCartney… Bendel’s Gossip… Armani Futbol Fashions…

Another McCartney…. Gossip Girls at Bendel’s…. Giorgio gets a kick…

clock August 15, 2008WWD Staff

Higher same-store sales and cuts in markdowns propelled Urban Outfitters in the second quarter.

Financial

Sales Drive Spike in Urban Outfitters’ Q2 Net

Big increases in same-store sales and profit margins.

clock August 15, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

L&F Said in Talks for Mexx Sourcing

Troubled European retailer may even be for sale.

clock August 15, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

Charlotte Russe Enacts Poison Pill

Shareholder rights provisions would be triggered by hostile takeover bid.

clock August 15, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Stocks rebounded Thursday, breaking a two-day losing streak as financial stocks recovered and helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.7 percent.

clock August 15, 2008WWD Staff

Conde Nast Portfolio September 2008

Media

AMI News… Portfolio Strategy…

American Media Inc. has been on a roll…. Portfolio to stick with portrait covers?…

clock August 15, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chanel Taps Senior VP, Wholesale

Franck Marilly joins U.S. division from Chanel France.

clock August 15, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Kent Brownridge

Media

Q&A With Kent Brownridge of Alpha Media

Talking about Wenner, Bonnie Fuller and magazines.

clock August 15, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Wal-Mart may face an investigation by the FEC

Government and Trade

Workers’ Groups File Wal-Mart Complaint

Allege retailer violated U.S. election law.

clock August 15, 2008Kristi Ellis

Financial

Kohl’s, Nordstrom See Profit Erosion

Both beat expectations but drive guidance in opposite directions.

clock August 15, 2008Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Jouer lipsticks.

Color Cosmetics

Jouer Aims to Be Beauty’s Little Black Dress

Christina Zilber launched cosmetics line Jouer in 2004 with unique interlocking packaging, but she admitted it’s not quite the right package all together.

clock August 15, 2008Rachel Brown

The Organicare range.

Products

Organicare Seen as ‘Comprehensive’

Dallas skin care start-up Organicare will launch a prestige USDA-certified organic range at Henri Bendel, Fred Segal and select Nordstrom and Dillard’s stores.

clock August 15, 2008Holly Haber

The interior of F.S.C. Barber.

Hair

Freemans Opens Second Barbershop

New location marks first expansion of Freemans Sporting Club Barber concept.

clock August 15, 2008Matthew W. Evans

A CVS store.

Retail

CVS Buy Taps Bigger Beauty Opportunity

CVS gets a beauty of a deal with its purchase of Longs Drug Stores. CVS Caremark announced Tuesday it was acquiring Longs’ 521 retail sites for $2.9 billion.

clock August 15, 2008Faye Brookman

An image from L'Or?al Professionnel's "Haute Creation" book.

Financial

Snippets

CND Names Creative Director… Oh, Behave… FHI Names CFO…

clock August 15, 2008WWD Staff

E. Scott Beattie

Financial

Elizabeth Arden Logs Q4 Loss

Firm matches estimates and projects strong 2009 as stock soars.

clock August 15, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Lilly Pulitzer's new juices.

Fragrance

Lilly Pulitzer’s New Squeeze: Fragrance

After half a century in the apparel business, Lilly Pulitzer is adding a little juice — as in fragrances — to the mix.

clock August 15, 2008Julie Naughton

The Replay fragrances.

Fragrance

Replay Scents Due in October

Italian denim and sportswear firm creates men’s and women’s scents with P&G Prestige Products.

clock August 15, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Valentina Zannoni

Lancome to Launch L'Absolu Rouge Lip Line

Color Cosmetics

Lancome to Launch L’Absolu Rouge Lip Line

Lancome will begin a global rollout in September of a new lipstick collection, called L’Absolu Rouge.

clock August 15, 2008Jennifer Weil

Unlimited ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Diesel Powers Into the Roaring Twenties

When Diesel launched its Fuel For Life fragrances a year ago, the masterbrand was portrayed as being so intoxicating that the it was as irresistible as drugs.

clock August 15, 2008Jennifer Weil

Quicksilver's new men's scent.

Fragrance

Surfing, Sandalwood Key to Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. and its fragrance licensee Inter Parfums Inc. are readying the label’s first eponymous men’s scent.

clock August 15, 2008Jennifer Weil

Skin Care

Dr. Brandt Unveils Body Microdermabrasion Exfoliator

Dermatologist Fredric Brandt is taking the next step in the microdermabrasion game by introducing an exfoliator for the body.

clock August 15, 2008Michelle Edgar

Angel body products.

Body Care

Angel Hitches Star to Body Products

Angel’s star is set to rise again this fall, thanks to its new body product line and debut TV advertising campaign, featuring Naomi Watts.

clock August 15, 2008Jennifer Weil

Financial

Report: D’Loren’s NexCen Tenure Ending

CEO seen out as financing arrangements are finalized.

clock August 15, 2008Vicki M. Young

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 9hLuisa Zargani

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