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Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 23hEvan Clark

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 13hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock August 29, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

The Squeeze Goes On: Comp Sales Dive and So Does the Dow

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Overview

The dog days of summer lived up to their name at retail last month, further heightening the fears of analysts and investors about the holiday season ahead.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

August Retail Sales Fall Sharply

Fall and back-to-school assortments, lower gas prices fail to excite shoppers.

clock September 4, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Hair

Regis Opens Men’s Salon Concept

With Raze, salon giant looks to build upscale barbershop chain.

clock September 5, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Skin Care

Acne: Prestige Beauty’s New Bull’s-Eye

Prestige beauty firms are raising an issue with raised red bumps and increasingly are adding blemish-fighting regimens to their assortments.

clock September 5, 2008Molly Prior

Hair

Rene Furterer’s Smooth Move

Rene Furterer is aiming to simplify fighting frizz.

clock September 5, 2008Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets

Accessories firm Kipling North America, a division of VF Sportswear Inc., has teamed up with cosmetics brand Too Faced.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Organics

DoshaCare Mines Ayurveda

DoshaCare builds upon centur?ies-old Ayurvedic traditions to appeal to modern-day consumers yearning for a holistic approach to skin care.

clock September 5, 2008Rachel Brown

Color Cosmetics

Carmindy’s U.S. Makeover Tour

Mass market retailers aren’t often privy to celebrity appearances.

clock September 5, 2008Faye Brookman

Government and Trade

UN Report Urges Major Revaluation of China’s Currency

China should consider revaluing its currency, the yuan, “in one big step” rather than in a series of incremental appreciations.

clock September 5, 2008John Zarocostas

Financial

Quiksilver Returns to Profitability in Third Quarter

Earnings and sales results both exceed analysts’ expectations.

clock September 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Pocketbook Issues Return to Fore

With conventions ended, economy takes the stage.

clock September 5, 2008Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

New Orleans Retailers Return

More storms threaten southeastern U.S.

clock September 5, 2008Sharon Donovan and Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman

Government and Trade

St. Paul Scoop

The celeb quotient at the RNC has been slim.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham Launches Dress Collection

Line follows Posh’s own style mantra.

clock September 5, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Binda Buys Geneva Watch

Deal vaults Italian firm to over $650M in sales.

clock September 5, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

Gerry Grinberg Sets Retirement at Movada as Q2 Profits Drop

Efraim Grinberg to add Chairman to CEO title.

clock September 5, 2008Vicki M. Young and Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Mervyns Sues PE Buyers, Target

Blames terms of 2004 sale for July bankruptcy.

clock September 5, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Even another drop in crude oil prices wasn’t sufficient to help Wall Street overcome news of languid August retail sales and higher unemployment claims.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

A Bigger Women’s Health… AOL Gets More Stylish… Domino Does NY…

Men’s Health editor in chief David Zinczenko has big plans for Women’s Health, and he thinks the title eventually could be bigger than its male counterpart.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Media Features

Q & A with John Pawson

Calvin Klein is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday with one of the most anticipated events of New York Fashion Week.

clock September 5, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Body Care

Luxury on Tap at New Guerlain Spa

The Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf-Astoria, which had a soft opening on Labor Day, is aiming to anticipate its guests’ every desire, before they even ask.

clock September 5, 2008Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Aveda’s Green Agenda

Aveda’s aiming to make it easy being green for fashion week.

clock September 5, 2008Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Fragrances in Tune With Usher

Composition and harmony don’t just apply to music, noted Usher.

clock September 5, 2008Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Lancome Adds Sosa to Model Roster

Lancome has added an up-and-comer to its stable of spokesmodels: Arlenis Sosa, a 19-year-old former student discovered in the Dominican Republic.

clock September 5, 2008Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Bill Blass Launching Couture Fragrances

Scents inspired by dresses found in the fashion collection.

clock September 5, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Retail Features

Get the Details

On Wednesday night, Stuart Weitzman celebrated the reopening of his Madison Avenue store, which has a new, fresh look with open white space.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

People

Boy Story

Visitors to Oliver Spencer?s West Village boutique may have noticed some construction of late.

clock September 5, 2008Venessa Lau

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany’s Gems… Rachel Roy

It wasn’t exactly a free-for-all, but there were a handful of die-hard Comme des Garçons and Louis Vuitton fans eager to enter the new temporary store in Tokyo.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

Punk Love

Chances are the Far East-themed Marchesa show next week will have little in common with the 3.1 Phillip Lim outing.

clock September 5, 2008Venessa Lau

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Home Bodies

Both Babi Ahluwalia and her husband Sachin grew up in India, she in New Delhi and he in Bombay, in fashion families.

clock September 5, 2008Jessica Iredale

Couture

Easy Does It

Seventh Avenue may be frantic with last-minute preparations for New York Fashion Week, but, Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa shows no sign of breaking a sweat.

clock September 5, 2008WWD Staff

Real Estate

Barneys Finds Meatpacking District Site

Retailer hopes to open store in area.

clock September 5, 2008Sharon Edelson

Financial

Unilever Chief Cescau to Retire

Patrick Cescau, Unilever’s group chief executive, will retire at the end of the year, the company has announced.

clock September 5, 2008Brid Costello

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PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock August 29, 2016Arthur Friedman

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