Retail Index Rebounds, But Pessimism Reigns on Near-Term Recovery

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From This Issue

Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Trends

Spring RTW 2009: Vivid Dreams

Nights promise to be just a little bit brighter for spring as designers offer a rainbow of evening possibilities.

clock September 18, 2008Antonia Sardone


Prada IPO on Hold

Listing won’t happen until stock markets recover.

clock September 18, 2008Andrew Roberts

Peter Dundas

Designer and Luxury

Pucci to Tap Peter Dundas

Ex-Ungaro designer to join house.

clock September 18, 2008Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman

Sensai Premier Body Cream.

Body Care

Kanebo Unveiling High End Body Cream

This month, Kanebo is launching what it believes to be the most expensive body cream on the market.

clock September 19, 2008Andrea Nagel




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Esteban Cortazar

Color Cosmetics

Q&A with Esteban Cortazar

More than six months after taking over as head designer at Emanuel Ungaro, 24-year-old Esteban Cortazar is busy translating Ungaro’s heritage.

clock September 19, 2008Michelle Edgar

Relastin’s newest antiaging cream.

Color Cosmetics

Relastin Looks to Build Antiaging Business

While keeping a firm focus on antiaging, skin care brand Relastin is planning to build on the preliminary success of a current product with a handful more.

clock September 19, 2008Kavita Daswani

Dr. Miracle’s acne kit.

Skin Care

Dr. Miracle’s Take on Acne

A pretty black woman with out-of-control hair screams into her mirror that she needs a new hair treatment.

clock September 19, 2008Faye Brookman

Items from Patyka’s Family line.

Body Care

Patyka Opening First U.S. Store

Eco-friendly French skin care firm’s 450-square-foot outpost to be located in Manhattan?s West Village.

clock September 19, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Sally Hershberger


Hershberger Aims to Bring N.Y. Vibe to L.A. Salon

From Rankin’s nude photos on the wall to the thumping music, Sally Hershberger’s new Los Angeles salon drips sex appeal.

clock September 19, 2008Rachel Brown

Yes to Carrots’ latest expansion: Yes to Tomatoes and Yes to Cucumbers.

Skin Care

Yes to Carrots Sows Philanthropy Seeds

Yes to Carrots has built its plucky, naturally orientated beauty care business on fun.

clock September 19, 2008Molly Prior

Emmy co-host Heidi Klum, in Dior, may make multiple wardrobe changes.

Fashion Features

Emmys Mean Opportunity for Lower Profile Fashion Brands

The kickoff to awards season is less formidable than Oscars, Globes.

clock September 19, 2008Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

A look from Gianfranco Ferre.

Fashion Features

Unveiling a New Ferre

New designers prepare for first show.

clock September 19, 2008Alessandra Ilari

The entryway at Ralph Lauren on Robertson Boulevard.


Ralph Lauren Arrives on Roberton Boulevard

New store aims for younger customer.

clock September 19, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

The new institute.

Beauty Features

Dior Reveals New Paris Institute

Parfums Christian Dior has unveiled a spruced-up beauty institute concept in the Plaza Athenee hotel on Avenue Montaigne here.

clock September 19, 2008Rachel Tiplady

The Living Proof lineup.


Living Proof Aims to Banish Frizz

Put a well-known scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the same room with a group of venture capitalists, and what do you get?

clock September 19, 2008Julie Naughton

E. Scott Beattie


Arden’s Beattie: Bringing Class to Mass

With his background in finance, Elizabeth Arden Inc.’s E. Scott Beattie may claim to approach the beauty business purely by the numbers.

clock September 19, 2008Jenny B. Fine

The Herald Square Beautiful Planet.


Macy’s New Universe: Beautiful Planet

Macy’s has stepped into a new beauty world through a 300-square-foot portal in the Herald Square flagship.

clock September 19, 2008Julie Naughton and Pete Born and Andrea Nagel

Anna Wintour


Across the Pond… Maybe They’ll Be Facebook Friends… Awards Make No Guarantee

Though Wall Street continues to struggle, the fashion flock is preparing to pack their Louis Vuittons, Samsonites and Tumis for the shows in Milan and Paris.

clock September 19, 2008WWD Staff

Elton John and Uma Thurman at "An Enduring Vision" last year.


An Enduring Vision’s Fashionable Lineup

Sir Elton John benefit to feature key designers as co-chairs.

clock September 19, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

President Bush spoke Thursday about the government’s plan to aid the financial markets.


Markets Revive on Resolution Plans

Dow nearly erases Wednesday’s 450-point loss.

clock September 19, 2008Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad



Boscovs Seeks Approval for Sale

Versa Capital Management to serve as stalking horse bidder for bankrupt Boscov’s.

clock September 19, 2008Vicki M. Young


Gordmans Sold to Sun Capital

Kellwood parent buys Midwestern retail chain.

clock September 19, 2008Vicki M. Young


Daily Stock Wrap

The best and worst performers of the day.

clock September 19, 2008WWD Staff

Cooperative Designs

Fashion Scoops

Cooperative Designs… Donatella Does London… Royal Approval

Knitwear designers Annalisa Dunn and Dorothee Hagemann filled the London runway with a collection boasting graphic color blocks and bold stripes.

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La Boutique L’Oréal Paris


L’Oréal Acquires Professional Hair Color Brand Pulp Riot

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