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Fashion

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 10hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David 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 19hWWD Staff

Designer Retail Squeeze: Georgina Joins Growing List of Closures

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Overview

As major department and specialty stores dominate the headlines with layoffs, budget cuts and markdowns, there's one retail sector generally being overlooked: the little guy.See List at Left for All of This Issue's Articles

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Business

Retail Sales Rise, Tough Road Ahead

In January, specialty stores sales lifted 1.6 percent, whereas department store sales slipped 0.3 percent, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

clock February 13, 2009Liza Casabona

Financial

Revlon Profits Fall in Quarter

Revlon CEO David Kennedy says the cosmetics firm improved its operating margins during the year.

clock February 12, 2009Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Polished Fashion Boosts Berlin

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin found German designer labels countering recessionary worries with an extra dose of fashion for next fall.

clock February 13, 2009Melissa Drier and Damien McGuinness

Fragrance

Coty Scent Shoots for Younger Man

Coty launches Stetson All American, aimed at men from 25 to 35, this March.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Hair

Ricky’s Pulls Out Big Guns for Salons

Ricky’s, the spunky, irreverent New York beauty chain, is having another go at the salon business.

clock February 13, 2009Molly Prior

Hair

Preece & Toff Fills Fred Segal Beauty Spot

Hairstylists Matthew Preece and Kristoff Ball are living many employees’ dream, they have returned to a place where they toiled for years and taken over.

clock February 13, 2009Rachel Brown

Retailing

Jafra Sees Opportunity in Asia

Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. has chosen a new chief executive officer, Friedrich Kroos, from its own ranks.

clock February 13, 2009Rachel Brown

Fragrance

DKNY in Men’s Fragrance Push

Donna Karan is making an aggressive foray into men’s fragrance with the launch for spring of DKNY Men, the brand’s first stand-alone men’s scent.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Retailing

Ready for Liftoff: Nars Heads to Travel Retail

Nars opened its first-ever travel retail counter at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Skin Care

3Lab’s Technology to Hit Specialty Stores

Skin care brand u3Lab expands distribution and will introduce two new products, Super “h” Serum and Perfect Lite Sunblock, this year.

clock February 13, 2009Gillian Koenig

Beauty Features

Snippets: L’Oréal Gets Centric… Pharmaca Pres…

L’Oreal USA has established a new distribution arm, SalonCentric, which will be comprised of L’Oreal’s distributorships.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Revlon Ramps Up Product Pipeline

Revlon focuses on revving up its product portfolio, particularly in color cosmetics.

clock February 13, 2009Gillian Koenig

Hair

Product to Become Star at Samy

In what is emerging as a company strategy, Samy Salon Systems is downplaying the showman who helped catapult the brand.

clock February 13, 2009Andrea Nagel

Body Care

A DIY Bath Shop for Beauty Junkies

For people who crave customization in their beauty regimen, Bath Junkie is the store for them.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Styli-Style Highlights Top-Performing Items

There’s an 80-20 rule in mass market cosmetics that Grant Berry, founder of Styli-Style, is about to shatter.

clock February 13, 2009Faye Brookman

Financial

In Brief: Armani Taps Dosi… Redcats Appointment…

Giorgio Armani SpA has appointed Fabrizio Dosi as chief executive officer of Giorgio Armani Hong Kong Ltd.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Ittierre Administrators Appointed

Italy named three administrators to help safeguard the future of Ittierre SpA.

clock February 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Retail Stocks Slip 0.1 Percent Thursday

Investors struggled to find their footing and pushed retail shares down 0.1 percent.

clock February 13, 2009Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Photo Finish: Designers Prep for New York Fashion Week

It’s down to the last-minute stretch for New York designers, and WWD caught them at the 11th hour, prepping, primping or taking a breakfast break.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Katie Grand’s Love Has Curves… Siriano de Blog Attack…

Never let it be said Katie Grand is one to perch on fashion’s fence.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Film and TV

Gucci Fetes Film at TED Conference

Ben Affleck and other stars discuss documentary films.

clock February 13, 2009Marcy Medina

Legal

Jury Awards Garment Workers $600K in Key Case

In a decision 10 years in the making, a jury awarded 25 garment workers almost $600,000 for Liberty Apparel Co. Inc.’s wage and labor violations.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

Specialty Stores

Georgina Boutique Joins Growing List of Closures

Small, independent boutiques that nurture designer talent are rapidly disappearing.

clock February 13, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld on Shopping and Luxury

Designer Karl Lagerfeld testifies before EU commission.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

California Retailers Face Sales Tax Hike

The sales tax boost in California comes as part of a package to close the $42B state budget deficit.

clock February 13, 2009Joanna Ramey

Retail/Business

First U.S. Topshop to Open in April

British fast-fashion retailer Topshop will unveil its first U.S. store on April 2.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Doles Ethical Swag… Designers Hook Up…

They say people come closer together during tough times and designers are no exception.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Makeup Artist Michael Marcus Expands Line

Makeup artist Michael Marcus has his eye on distribution expansion this year.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Color Cosmetics

YSL Beauté Aims to Build Share With New Offerings

YSL Beauté will launch lip range Gloss Pur lip glosses, among other products.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

Clarins’ Facial Quintet

Groupe Clarins is aiming to boost its Clarins Men business in the U.S. by 50 percent this year.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

People

Linda Cantello Joins Giorgio Armani Beauty

Giorgio Armani Beauty has named Linda Cantello as its international makeup artist.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton and Gillian Koenig

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson’s Hothouse

Matthew Williamson will open a new flagship store in the Meatpacking District on Monday.

clock February 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Geller Wins GQ Prize

Designer Robert Geller received a $50,000 cash award for GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America contest.

clock February 13, 2009David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Ports 1961 Opens Flagship

Ports 1961 to unveil store in Meatpacking District this Saturday.

clock February 13, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: February 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

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