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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 4hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 4hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 10hSophia Chabbott

Moving Into Prestige: CVS Set to Roll Out Luxury Beauty Units

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CVS Pharmacy has drafted plans to open upscale beauty emporiums, about the size of a Sephora store, filled with previously untouchable department store brands.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Bon-Ton, Stein Mart Report Loss

Two retailers see sales declines.

clock August 21, 2008Evan Clark

Tom Wyatt


Gap Profits Up on Cost-Cutting

Comp sales continue to lag as second-quarter net earnings increase 51 percent.

clock August 21, 2008David Moin

An ad from the collaboration.


Ann Taylor Loft Does the Laundry

Retailer in promotion with P&G detergents.

clock August 22, 2008David Moin

Rosanna Arquette and Paul Starr

Human Resources

Paul Starr Remembered

The discovery of celebrity makeup artist Paul Starr’s body Tuesday in his Los Angeles home shocked and saddened his many collaborators and celebrity clients.

clock August 22, 2008Julie Naughton and Marcy Medina and Kim Friday and Rachel Brown

The Academy for Hair and Skin By Elan Sassoon will open in 2009 near Boston University.


Sassoon: The Next Generation

Elan, son of Vidal Sassoon, has embarked on a trio of salon-related ventures.

clock August 22, 2008Katherine Bowers

The Pacifica and Zents booths at Extracts.


Extracts Strengthening Union With Gift Fair

For a second season, Extracts returned to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to coincide with the New York International Gift Fair.

clock August 22, 2008Michelle Edgar

A rendering of The Organic Pharmacy’s first U.S. store.

Beauty Features



clock August 22, 2008WWD Staff

The hair color aisle inside a Target store.


Economic Woes Crimp B-t-s

Nine-year-old Lauren Manko of Montgomery Township, N.J., is a serious back-to-school shopper.

clock August 22, 2008Faye Brookman

Ageless Fantasy


Ageless Fantasy Creators Strive for Youth in a Bottle

What began as a semiserious idea by two college students has turned into an in-demand fragrance with a unique backstory, and plans for a full body line.

clock August 22, 2008Kavita Daswani

Behind the scenes at the ad shoot.


Burberry Marches to a New Beat

Burberry the Beat for Men, due out this fall, is aptly named — its chief inspiration, said Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, was music.

clock August 22, 2008Julie Naughton

The first gift-with-purchase will be available 
in November.

Color Cosmetics

Nordstrom, Trina Turk, Clinique Team Up for GWP

Nordstrom has teamed up with designer Trina Turk and Clinique to do a designer makeup bag for the cosmetics company’s gift-with-purchase offerings.

clock August 22, 2008Julie Naughton

Perry Ellis' latest men's scent.


Perry Ellis’ Department Store Aim

Firm looks to new fragrance for foothold in U.S. prestige market.

clock August 22, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Space NK’s new fragrance collection.

Body Care

Space NK to Launch Five Scents

U.K.-based retailer refining private label assortment with scents inspired by founder’s travels.

clock August 22, 2008Matthew W. Evans



Aéropostale Shines in Second Quarter, but Not Some of Its Mall Competitors

Specialty continues to be pressured heading into the second half.

clock August 22, 2008Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad

Ready To Wear

Revolve Opens Physical Store

Web site goes from online to the street.

clock August 22, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Emmanuel Nony and Maria Pinto.


Maria Pinto Opens First Retail Store in Chicago’s West Loop

Designer famous for dressing Michelle Obama.

clock August 22, 2008Beth Wilson


Steve & Barry’s Delayed Again…Wal-Mart Settles…

There’s no deal yet for Steve & Barry’s.

clock August 22, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

The U.S. stock markets inched up Thursday as investors overcame continuing credit and financial concerns.

clock August 22, 2008WWD Staff

August 18, 2008 People.


Brangelina’s Sales… Heading to the Conventions… T&C Travel Closes

A total of 2.6 million copies. That’s how many newsstand issues of People with the exclusive photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins.

clock August 22, 2008WWD Staff

Eric Daman


Dressing the Gossip Girls

Stylist Eric Daman on his new gig.

clock August 22, 2008Julee Kaplan

Rendering of CVS Pharmacy's upcoming luxury beauty stores, called Beauty 360.

Marketing and Promotion

Moving Into Prestige: CVS Set to Roll Out Luxury Beauty Units

CVS Pharmacy is talking about a revolution.

clock August 22, 2008Molly Prior

Elizabeth Shue


Elisabeth Shue Does Hamlet, the Comedy

Actress does turn as a nurse.

clock August 22, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Shawn Johnson

Fashion Scoops

Shawn Johnson on Fashion… Philip Bloch’s TV Gig….

Shawn Johnson is poised to become a household name.

clock August 22, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 14hJean E. Palmieri

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