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Swiss Watch Exports Fall in March

Higher-priced timepieces were hardest hit.

clock April 23, 2009Ellen Groves


Dior Wins Trademark Ruling

European court backs brand in case.

clock April 23, 2009Ellen Groves

Kenneth Paul Block

Fashion Features

A Vivid Life: Kenneth Paul Block Dies at 84

Longtime WWD and W magazine illustrator Kenneth Paul Block, 84, died Thursday.

clock April 23, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Chantal Goupil

Chanel Beauty store in Tokyo.


Chanel Opens Beauty Shop in Tokyo

Chanel opens its first freestanding beauty store here today in a bid to make buying lipstick just as luxurious as shopping for a quilted handbag.

clock April 24, 2009Amanda Kaiser


Inter Parfums SA Sales Drop 15 Percent

Inter Parfums SA announced its first-quarter 2009 sales dipped 15 percent to 63 million euros, or $90.6 million at average exchange.

clock April 24, 2009Brid Costello

Express Reserve


Express to Enter Men’s Fragrance

Fashion retailer Express LLC is getting into the fragrance game with the launch of its first scent, a men’s fragrance called Express Reserve,.

clock April 24, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Marc Rosen and Kate Levin

Beauty Features

Pratt Hosts Dinner for Rosen Fund’s 20th Year

Manhattan’s University Club got a dose of glamour when it hosted the Pratt Institute’s annual dinner for Marc Rosen’s graduate school packaging design program.

clock April 24, 2009Gillian Koenig

Benefit’s Crescent Row fragrance collection.


Benefit Launches Fragrance Trio

Benefit Cosmetics will debut Crescent Row fragrances globally in July.

clock April 24, 2009Gillian Koenig and Brid Costello

Michael Kors Very Hollywood ad.


Kors Conjures Glamour for New Scent

“Very Hollywood” Michael Kors fragrance is slated to be launched in September and is the third primary fragrance franchise for Kors.

clock April 24, 2009Julie Naughton


In Brief: Dallas Project Restructures… Tandy Buying Chambers

The developer of Dallas’ Victory Park, H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood development, is said to be ready to cede its stake in the 75-acre retail complex.

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff


Destination Maternity Outperforms in 2nd Qtr.

Stock surges as Destination Maternity firm exceeds expectations and lifts guidance.

clock April 24, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Claire’s Loses $570M on Impairment, Slowed Traffic

Claire’s CEO Eugene Kahn sees sales patterns stabilizing in first quarter.

clock April 24, 2009Matthew Lynch


Retailers Waging War Against Recession

Despite some signs of stabilization from J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and other firms, recession-driven declines persist for retailers.

clock April 24, 2009Evan Clark

Ido Leffler of Yes To.

Beauty Features

Hard Times Hit NACDS Annual

Retailers and manufacturers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting faced harsh realities during their four-day top-tier conference.

clock April 24, 2009Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

A knit top and shawl from Bird by Juicy Couture.

Fashion Scoops

Juicy’s Big Bird… Salma Hayek to Renew Vows?… Tahari on Michelle Obama…

Juicy Couture co-founders may be shelving their designer-priced Couture Couture label, but that doesn’t mean they are dumping the whole idea of another label.

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff

Claudio Del Vecchio at the Haverhill, Mass., plant.


Brooks Brothers Debuts New Southwick Plant

The 80-year-old suit manufacturer Southwick was rescued from collapse in July by its largest customer, Brooks Brothers.

clock April 24, 2009Katherine Bowers

Prada party in Seoul, South Korea.

Designer and Luxury

House Party: Prada’s Transformer Opens in Seoul

Korean fashion designer Andre Kim and actors Kim Min-hee, Yoon Eun-hye, and Song Hye-kyo attended the Transformer party.

clock April 24, 2009Brett Cole

Catherine di Montezemolo in 2004.


Obit: Catherine di Montezemolo, Former Vogue Editor

Catherine di Montezemolo, the former Vogue editor and L&T executive, died Wednesday.

clock April 24, 2009Karyn Monget


Memo Pad: A Complicated Time for Peter Kaplan… No Smoking…

What exactly led to Peter Kaplan’s departure from the New York Observer?

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff

Maria Cornejo

Government and Trade

Top Designers Urge Backing for Piracy Bill

Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul, and Maria Cornejo (a “Who’s Who” of Michelle Obama’s go-to designers) seek to protect original designs.

clock April 24, 2009Kristi Ellis

USTR nominee Ron Kirk.

Government and Trade

USTR Ron Kirk to Focus on Opening Markets

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in his first policy speech he will focus on opening markets and rejecting protectionism.

clock April 24, 2009Liza Casabona

Jesus Luz

Fashion Scoops

Walking With Jesus Luz

Madonna’s boytoy Jesus Luz was backstage at Jeffrey Fashion Cares.

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff


Lauder Stresses Value as Net Drops

Third-quarter earnings for Estée Lauder fall 69.8 percent.

clock May 4, 2009Molly Prior


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London’s Oxford Circus Hit by Reported Gun Attack on Black Friday

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