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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 9hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 23hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 17hWWD Staff

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

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Overview

Retail shares fell a record 7.9 percent Thursday as investors continued to trade on economic and credit fears and the industry pondered how to adapt to the financial meltdown.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

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

Financial

Fast Retailing’s Profits Up

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

clock October 10, 2008Koji Hirano

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

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…

FIRMENICH CHAIR… LONG ROAD TO CVS… REGIS UP…

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Retailing

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

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

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

Denim

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

Advertising

New Book of Diesel Ads Pushes the Edge

Diesel ads blend lifestyle and controversy.

clock October 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

Retail Features

Diesel’s Different Retail Approach

Brand focuses on unique stores worldwide.

clock October 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

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

Memo Pad

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

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

Fragrance

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

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock October 10, 2008WWD Staff

Fragrance

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

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

Fragrance

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

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 Beautorium.com.

clock October 10, 2008Julie Naughton

Essentialist

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Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 24hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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