An Unwanted Record: Retail Share Index In Biggest-Ever Drop

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Louis Vuitton's Damier Graphic


LVMH Sales Leap

Louis Vuitton brand helped drive revenues.

clock October 9, 2008Robert Murphy and Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Rangel Seeks Preemptive China Import Monitoring

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel has asked a federal agency to begin monitoring Chinese apparel and textile imports.

clock October 10, 2008Kristi Ellis


Fast Retailing’s Profits Up

Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. sees strong growth.

clock October 10, 2008Koji Hirano

An image from Silhouette’s upcoming beauty campaign.

Beauty Features

Silhouette Angle: Rimless Glasses Show Off Makeup

Silhouette International positions its rimless glasses as an accessory for makeup lovers, as well as the chosen style of eyewear for Sarah Palin.

clock October 10, 2008Andrea Nagel

The En Pointe assortment.

Skin Care

Ballet Inspires Doctor Skin Care Brand

Plastic surgeon Christine Rodgers stages own line of treatment products, En Pointe Skin Solutions.

clock October 10, 2008Alissa Cherry

Beauty Features

Snippets: Firmenich Chair… Long Road to CVS… Regis Corp. Up…


clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Inside Ulta's newly opened store on Chicago's State Street.


Ulta Marks Gains With Chicago Store

Indeed, since 1999, when Lyn Kirby joined Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. as CEO, the beauty retailer has been working on keeping competitive.

clock October 10, 2008Andrea Nagel

Pre-pack display of AguaCeuticals eye products.

Color Cosmetics

Jane Digs Deep Into Natural With AguaCeuticals

Industry sources estimate AguaCeuticals natural makeup could add $20 million in retail sales to Jane?s portfolio in one year.

clock October 10, 2008Faye Brookman

An ad visual for Nivea Lip Care.

Beauty Features

The Science Behind Beiersdorf

Beiersdorf AG wants consumers to know behind every feel-good lotion is a mountain of science.

clock October 10, 2008Molly Prior



Diesel to Celebrate 30

Renzo Rosso has planned Diesel megabashes across the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the premium jeans giant.

clock October 10, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Diesel Ad from Spring 1992

Marketing and Promotion

New Book of Diesel Ads Pushes the Edge

Diesel ads blend lifestyle and controversy.

clock October 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

Diesel in Ginza, Tokyo.


Diesel’s Different Retail Approach

Brand focuses on unique stores worldwide.

clock October 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Features

Spring Runway Trend: Lean Streets

Designers from Donna Karan to Stella McCartney went for a more relaxed, leaner and cleaner look for spring.

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Bon Appetit November 2008 Cover


Food Magazines Think Budget-Friendly… Clinton Kelly’s Fabulous Book…

In those flush times a year or so ago, food magazines like Gourmet and Bon App?tit often seemed to focus on recipes requiring the most indulgent ingredients.

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

The latest edition of the Larousse Illustrated Dictionary, designed by Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Karl’s Black Book… Miami’s New Hot Spot… Tory Burch and the Gorillas…

Karl Lagerfeld, whose personal library is the size of a ballroom, has been invited to reinvent the holiday edition of France’s “Le Petit Larousse Illustre.”

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Ruffo to Relaunch

After a two-year hiatus, Ruffo owner Giacomo Corsi is relaunching the brand, as well as the Ruffo Research experimental line.

clock October 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

Nicolas Ghesquière


Balenciaga Signs Deal With Coty Prestige

Balenciaga has signed a deal with Coty Inc.’s Coty Prestige division to create, develop and distribute fragrance lines under the Balenciaga nameplate.

clock October 10, 2008Julie Naughton and Miles Socha


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

The Modern Reserve ad.


Polo Reaches for a New Generation With Modern Reserve

As the brand celebrates its 30th anniversary, Polo Ralph Lauren hopes its classic men’s fragrance will attract a new generation of users.

clock October 10, 2008Michelle Edgar

Michael Gould and Leonard Lauder

Beauty Features

Michael Gould Enters Circle of Champions

Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale?s, received the Fragrance Foundation?s Circle of Champions Award Tuesday evening.

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Saint Parfum diffusers.


Saint Parfum Heads Into Specialty Stores

Saint Parfum, the brainchild of Spencer Krenke and Denise Estrada, aims to bring fine perfumery back into the American marketplace via home fragrances.

clock October 10, 2008Julie Naughton

Beautorium’s organic Christmas stocking.

Body Care

Beautorium’s Natural Beauty Approach

It’s easy to be green, at least that’s the theory of the founders of beauty site

clock October 10, 2008Julie Naughton


Today's Must Read

Stuart Weitzman boots designed by Giovanni Morelli.


Tapestry Sues Exec Claiming Sexual Harassment for Contract Breach

clock 3hKali Hays and Misty White Sidell

Social Studies