Kering Shareholders Approve Puma Spin-off

clock 1hMimosa Spencer


SMCP Q1 Sales Up 11.9% Lifted by Brisk Growth Abroad

clock 11hMimosa Spencer


The Fur Debate

clock 14hBridget Foley

Financial Battle Rages Over Hartmarx’s Future

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Katy Perry at H&M in Tokyo.

Fashion Scoops

Katy Perry Performs at Tokyo’s H&M

Katy Perry gave a mini concert at H&M’s Harajuku flagship to promote the chain’s Fashion Against Aids collection.

clock May 28, 2009WWD Staff

Veronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Features

Veronique Branquinho to Liquidate

Belgian designer Veronique Branquinho says she will close her 11-year-old fashion house.

clock May 28, 2009Miles Socha

A look from Clements Ribeiro.

Designer and Luxury

Clements Ribeiro’s Low-Key Return

Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements have relaunched their own label on a tight budget, and are quietly building momentum.

clock May 29, 2009Samantha Conti

Deborah Milano mascara.

Color Cosmetics

Furniture Fair Adds Touch of Beauty

Beauty firms took advantage of Milan’s recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or furniture fair, to host their own lineup of off-site events and exhibitions.

clock May 29, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Sula’s Paint & Peel Polish nail colors.

Color Cosmetics

Sula Beauty Sells Peelable Polish

Sula Beauty founder Susanne Langmuir creates new line of nail colors called Paint & Peel Polish.

clock May 29, 2009Rachel Brown

Yon-Ka’s Advanced Optimizer.

Skin Care

Flower Power: Yon-Ka Uses Flower Peptides to Fight Aging

Spa brand Yon-Ka Paris is launching two new antiaging items that use peptides derived from flowers to aid in skin firmness.

clock May 29, 2009Andrea Nagel

Alan Ennis


Revlon Unveils Restructuring Plan

Beauty giant Revlon Inc. is taking another stab at cutting costs.

clock May 29, 2009Molly Prior

Bésame lip items.

Color Cosmetics

Bésame Lip Set Aims to Soften, Plump

Bésame Cosmetics, a beauty line based out of Glendale, Calif., is jumping onto the lip-enhancing bandwagon.

clock May 29, 2009Kavita Daswani

Lumene’s Excellent Future items.


Lumene Sees Future In and Out of CVS

The Finnish beauty line Lumene’s Excellent Future items will bow on this summer.

clock May 29, 2009Faye Brookman

Mychelle Dermaceuticals’ Teen skin line, Clear Skin  Anthology.

Skin Care

MyChelle Creates Natural Teen Acne Line

MyChelle Dermaceuticals is coming of age under the ownership of San Francisco-based Encore Consumer Capital and is launching a teen skin care line.

clock May 29, 2009Rachel Brown

Kérastase Oléo-Relax Slim.


Kérastase Targets Frizz With Oléo-Relax Slim Duo

Building off of its successful Oleo-Relax franchise, Kerastase is launching Oléo-Relax Slim, a product duo designed to tame very thick, dry and rebellious hair.

clock May 29, 2009Andrea Nagel

Calvin Klein’s newest men’s fragrance, CK Free.


Calvin Klein’s New Free-Spirited Scent for Men

Calvin Klein is looking for CK Free, its newest men’s scent, to add weight to its global fragrance franchise this fall.

clock May 29, 2009Julie Naughton

ShopStyle on the iPhone.

Designer and Luxury

Shoppers Seen Browsing Fashion on iPhones

The iPhone is the new must-have in the fashion and retail world.

clock May 29, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Opens in Dubai Mall

Reinforcing its presence in the Middle East, Chanel opened a 7,100-square-foot boutique in the Dubai Mall last month.

clock May 29, 2009Miles Socha

Rupert Murdoch


Memo Pad: Paying Murdoch… Hefner’s Dream… AOL Solo…

Rupert Murdoch made another push for paid content online.

clock May 29, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Shale Gets Financing

Bankrupt retailer Mark Shale was granted a lifeline Wednesday when a Chicago bankruptcy court approved a $2 million debtor-in-possession financing arrangement.

clock May 29, 2009WWD Staff

William Ackman


Ackman Fails in Target Board Bid

Proxy fight costs Target, activist shareholder $21 million.

clock May 29, 2009WWD Staff


Levi’s Taps Yahoo Exec as CFO

Blake Jorgensen, cfo at Yahoo, will take up the titles of executive vice president and cfo of Levi’s Strauss on July 1.

clock May 29, 2009Ross Tucker


Belk Net Falls 90 Percent

Belk Inc., the nation’s largest privately held department store chain, had a rough first quarter but managed to post a small profit and meet expectations.

clock May 29, 2009David Moin


Retail Stocks Fall 1.3 Percent Thursday

Credit Suisse downgraded Saks, Dillard’s and The Bon-Ton Stores, pushing retail stocks down Thursday.

clock May 29, 2009Evan Clark


J. Crew Profits Slide 33 Percent

J. Crew Group Inc.’s profits slipped in the first quarter but not management’s confidence in the strategy.

clock May 29, 2009David Moin and Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: May 28, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 29, 2009WWD Staff

The new Polo shop spans 7,000 square feet.


Bloomingdale’s Opens New Polo Outpost

Bloomingdale’s has built a new home for its largest men’s wear vendor, Polo Ralph Lauren.

clock May 29, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Limited CEO Wexner Focuses on the Present

Limited Brands “remains conservative” in its outlook, said Leslie H. Wexner, after reporting first-quarter profit of $2.6 million last week.

clock May 29, 2009Tim Feran

A Maria Cornejo style.

Designer and Luxury

Maria Cornejo Pops Into Paris

Having lived in Paris for nearly a decade, Maria Cornejo will be right at home when the Zero + Maria Cornejo pop-up store and exhibition bows there next month.

clock May 29, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Della Valle on Saks Stake

Tod’s ceo Diego Della Valle calls recent purchases in Saks stake strategic and “a great deal.”

clock May 29, 2009Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Geithner Sets Agenda for China Trade Talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss consumer demand and currency policy during his trip to China next week.

clock May 29, 2009Liza Casabona

The new H&M store on the corner of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.


H&M Opens 10th Manhattan Unit

A two-level H&M unit bowed Thursday on the corner of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue in the stylish new Lucida building.

clock May 29, 2009Sharon Edelson

Pieces from Fabrica’s “Imaginaires.”

Fashion Scoops

Fabrica Takes a Stand… Target Bags Falchi… Prince Harry vs Nacho…

Earlier this month Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center, made an artistic statement about the financial crisis with “Imaginaires.”

clock May 29, 2009WWD Staff

Workers rally for Hartmarx on May 20 in Des Plaines, Ill.


Hartmarx’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

The time frame for objections to London-based private equity firm Emerisque as the stalking horse bidder for Hartmarx have been extended to today.

clock May 29, 2009Vicki M. Young and Kristi Ellis and Brenner Thomas


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