Ferré, Malo Sales Seen As Parent IT Holding Runs Into Financial Wall

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As if any further reminder were needed of the financial crisis' growing toll on the industry, Milan Fashion Week kicked off with news that IT Holding had filed for the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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IT Holding Runs Into Financial Wall

Ferré, Malo sales seen as parent IT Holding enters Chapter 11 equivalent.

clock February 26, 2009Andrew Roberts and Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Sears Net Falls

Sears reports lower but better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.

clock February 26, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young


Warnaco Sees Loss, but Beats Expectations

Sales decline 4 percent in quarter.

clock February 26, 2009Whitney Beckett

Cesare Paciotti 'Dita' platform pump

Fashion Scoops

Paciotti Taps Dita

Cesare Paciotti is launching a platform shoe named after the ubiquitous burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese.

clock February 26, 2009WWD Staff

Sophia Jakabffy

Fashion Scoops

Many Firsts at BluGirl

A descendant of Queen Victoria, Sophia Jakabffy walked Blugirl for designer Anna Molinari on Thursday, her first turn on a runway.

clock February 26, 2009WWD Staff

Gap posted an 8.3 percent drop in fourth-quarter net earnings.


Gap, Limited Post Lower Profits

Two of the nation’s largest apparel specialty chains, Gap and the Limited, report fourth-quarter income declines.

clock February 26, 2009David Moin and Alexandra Steigrad

Lash DNA Mascara by Smashbox

Color Cosmetics

Smashbox Keeps Eye on Growth in 2009

Smashbox Cosmetics launches two new products exclusively in Nordstrom and Sephora.

clock February 27, 2009Rachel Brown

Vitamin Power Emergency Booster

Skin Care

Up Next for My Blend Brand: Vitamins

My Blend by Dr. Olivier Courtin is getting a vitamin boost.

clock February 27, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Neil George Salon Welcomes Babaii

Hairstylist-to-the stars David Babaii, who primped Angelina Jolie’s locks for the Academy Awards, has signed onto Neil George Salon.

clock February 27, 2009Andrea Nagel

Roots of Nature

Body Care

SoftSheen-Carson Gets Naturally Inclined

Items in L’Oreal USA’s ethnic division, SoftSheen-Carson, are now taking a natural bent.

clock February 27, 2009Andrea Nagel

Shu Uemura’s Prime Plenish range.

Beauty Features

Snippets: L’Oreal Paris to Close Stores… Sheseido Moves…

L’Oreal Paris is planning on closing its two stores on Saturday.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff

Kiss Products’ Everlasting French Nail Kit for toes.


Kiss Touts Chip-Free Manicure Kits

Kiss launches manicure kits and the first national television campaign for artificial nails since Lee Press On Nails 20 years ago, according to the company.

clock February 27, 2009Faye Brookman

The new Hermes scent trio.


Classic, Traditional: Facets of Hermes’ Trio

Hermes Parfums’s new line of colognes, called Les Colognes Hermes, is due out in May.

clock February 27, 2009Jennifer Weil

A visual for La Petit Robe Noire.


Guerlain Slips Into a Little Black Dress

Guerlain’s latest scent is called La Petite Robe Noire.

clock February 27, 2009Alissa Demorest

A Valentino ad.


Valentino’s New Signature Entry

This spring, Valentino’s new signature entry, a scent called simply Valentino, will hit retailers across the world.

clock February 27, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Victorinox’s first fragrance.


Victorinox Focusing on Fragrance

Victorinox Swiss Army Inc., which created the iconic Swiss Army knife, will debut a men’s scent called Swiss Unlimited.

clock February 27, 2009Stephanie Epiro

“The Swan Prince,” 2004 by Hernan Bas.


Hernan Bas Exhibit Opens at The Brooklyn Museum

Exhibit by painter Hernan Bas, an aesthetic kindred spirit of the influential designer Hedi Slimane, runs through May in Brooklyn.

clock February 27, 2009David Lipke


Kohl’s 4th-Qtr. Net Falls 18.4%

While fourth-quarter profits declined, exclusive and private brands provided a bright spot for Kohl’s.

clock February 27, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri


Daily Stock Wrap: February 26, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff

Brad Pitt in Tom Ford and David Yurman and Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab and Lorraine Schwartz.


Red Carpet Jewels Can Turn Into Green

Red-carpet flash can still lead to cash.

clock February 27, 2009Sophia Chabbott

The SuperModelquins are made of plastic, but the values they tout are real.


Old Navy’s Latest Kitschy Ads… Speaking of T… Interview Shuffles…

Old Navy has always played the kitchy card when it comes to advertising and this season is no exception.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief: Tarrant Founders Buy Company… Japan Retail News…

Tarrant Apparel Group, a Los Angeles-based private label manufacturer, said it agreed to sell its outstanding publicly held shares to its founders.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff

Britney Spears

Fashion Scoops

Dsquared Designs for Britney Spears’ Tour… Kate Hudson Expected at D&G…

Dsquared is putting the finishing touches on Britney Spears’ wardrobe for her upcoming Circus tour.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff

Avon’s new serum.

Skin Care

Avon to Elevate Anew Clinical Line

Avon’s Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum and Derma-Full Facial Filling Cream due out mid-March in the U.S. and globally.

clock February 27, 2009Gillian Koenig

Leslie Blodgett


Bare Escentuals’ Net Falls 8.8 Percent

Bare Escentuals Inc., which reported a decline in forth-quarter profits, revs up marketing efforts through a bus tour and social networking.

clock February 27, 2009Molly Prior

Ready Betty


Betty Seeks Backer and Expands to Depilatories

Two-year-old personal care company bettybeauty Inc. seeks investment firm backing.

clock February 27, 2009Andrea Nagel

Looks from the Adam collection for Mango.


Mango Forging Ahead With Expansion in U.S.

“In Chinese,” said Rafael Ayash, Mango’s country director for the U.S., “recession means opportunity.”

clock February 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

A Diesel furniture style.

Business Features

Diesel Adds Home Licenses

Diesel brand to expand with lamps, furniture.

clock February 27, 2009Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Obama’s Budget Ups Funding for Trade Enforcement

Proposal would cut funds for cotton export promotion.

clock February 27, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Broadway has already become more pedestrian friendly.

Government and Trade

Broadway Plan Gets Mixed Reviews

Bloomberg’s proposed program would close parts of Broadway in Midtown to vehicular traffic.

clock February 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

U.S. Celebs Expected at Dolce & Gabbana

Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson anticipated to be front row viewers of Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan.

clock February 27, 2009WWD Staff


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