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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 13hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 20hSophia Chabbott

Brighter Look for B’way: Bloomingdale’s Revamps Main Floor of Flagship

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Amid the nation’s deepest slump since The Great Depression, Bloomingdale’s has come up with a bold response — rebuilding the entire 60,000-square-foot main floor of the Manhattan flagship. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An image from the +J advertising campaign.

Fashion Scoops

+J Prepares for Fall Debut

Jil Sander’s Uniqlo Collection to Launch Oct. 1 in the U.S. and U.K. and Oct. 2 in Asia.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff


Li & Fung Profits Rise 13 Percent

Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Ltd. posted double-digit profit growth in the first half despite weak market conditions.

clock August 13, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Designer and Luxury

Escada Files for Insolvency

Escada has officially filed for insolvency at the Munich district court Thursday.

clock August 13, 2009Melissa Drier


Retail Sales Mixed in July

Specialty apparel retailers reported small sales gains, but department stores struggled.

clock August 13, 2009Liza Casabona

Urban Outfitters

Business Features

Retailers Beat Muted Profit Expectations

Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, American Apparel and Urban Outfitters all turned in better-than-expected second-quarter profits.

clock August 14, 2009Evan Clark

William P. Lauder and Fabrizio Freda


Estée Lauder Earnings Drop

The Estée Lauder Cos Inc. turned in a fourth-quarter loss in Q4, but remained profitable for the fiscal year.

clock August 13, 2009Molly Prior

Scott Beattie


Elizabeth Arden Narrows Fourth-Quarter Loss

Elizabeth Arden incurred a $3.6 million loss, and revenues came in at $212.6 million for the quarter.

clock August 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

A selection of newly revamped Wet ‘n’ Wild cosmetics.


Wet ‘n’ Wild Embraces 30 With a Bold Change

Executives at Wet ‘n’ Wild know 2010 will be a crucial year for the beauty brand.

clock August 14, 2009Faye Brookman

The homepage of

Retail Taps Online Sale Model for Beauty is hoping to be the fairest of them all — all the private sale choices for beauty, that is.

clock August 14, 2009Rachel Brown

Skin Care

Skin Authority Takes On Wrinkles

Skin Authority, a skin care company that makes professional-grade products that are sold by doctors and used at spas, is looking for growth.

clock August 14, 2009Alissa Cherry

New Balance will launch the Experience Store on Saturday.


New Balance to Unveil New Store Concept in Beijing

As part of its plan to open as many as 1,000 stores in China before 2012, New Balance will unveil its first Experience Store in Beijing on Saturday.

clock August 14, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Mariah Carey's new scent "Forever".


Mariah Carey Bets on ‘Forever’ Perfume

Pop singer Mariah Carey says her new women’s scent “Forever” captures this moment in time in her life.

clock August 14, 2009Julie Naughton

Nanette by Nanette Lepore


New Nanette Lepore Scent to Roll Out in September

Nanette Lepore’s style is about to hit a runway of a different sort: specialty store fragrance counters.

clock August 14, 2009Julie Naughton

Vapour Organic Beauty

Color Cosmetics

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Co-Founder Launches Vapour

Vapour Organic Beauty is a new prestige beauty company, billed as the next generation of mineral makeup.

clock August 14, 2009Gillian Koenig

A  Cover Girl LashBlast Length ad featuring Drew Barrymore.

Color Cosmetics

Cover Girl’s Blast Boutique Takes Aim at Prestige

Drew Barrymore appears in the Cover Girl LashBlast Length mascara ad.

clock August 14, 2009Andrea Nagel

Hard Candy’s lipstick items.


Hard Candy Crosses Over to Mass

Hard Candy has traveled in many circles: Fred Segal, Sephora, Space NK and Duty Free shops across the world.

clock August 14, 2009Andrea Nagel

H20 Plus' all-natural collection, Sea Pure.


H20 Plus Unveils Natural Side

H20 Plus is turning over a new leaf with its first all-natural collection of face and body products.

clock August 14, 2009Andrea Nagel

KaplanMD product line.

Skin Care

Firms Pair Up for Facial Spa

Dermatologist-headed skin care brand kaplanMD and Studio BeautyMix, have partnered on a facial spa that opened last week in the Fred Segal store.

clock August 14, 2009Rachel Brown

A Giorgio Armani sketch of Brad Pitt.

Fashion Scoops

Dressing Brad Pitt… Katie Holmes Designs… Fleece, Please…

Giorgio Armani collaborated with “Inglourious Basterds” costume designer to create a dinner jacket for Brad Pitt’s character.

clock August 14, 2009WWD Staff

The Prada Transformer is housing the “Turn Into Me” exhibit.

Designer and Luxury

Fright Delights: Prada Transformer Changes Again

Seoul installation now showcases “Turn Into Me,” a selection of works by Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg.

clock August 14, 2009HooRan Kim

The new Brooks Brothers store in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.


Brooks Brothers Opens First NYC Boutique

The retailer Brooks Brothers opened its smallest store in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center on Thursday.

clock August 14, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Bond No. 9’s newest scent.


Bond No. 9 Launches New Warhol Scent

Niche fragrance marketer Bond No. 9 creates Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York perfume.

clock August 14, 2009Gillian Koenig

Skin Care

Biopelle Acquires Prescribedsolutions

A five-year-old skin care brand, called Prescribed-solutions, has been acquired by Biopelle Inc., a subsidiary of the Ferndale Pharma Group.

clock August 14, 2009Pete Born


Daily Stock Wrap: Aug 13, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 14, 2009WWD Staff


Moody’s Downgrades Claiborne’s Debt

Moody’s downgraded Claiborne’s corporate family and probability of default ratings two notches on weak results.

clock August 14, 2009Evan Clark


Retail Stocks Rise Despite Gloomy News

S&P Retail Index picked up 0.3 percent despite poor retail sales data.

clock August 14, 2009Vicki M. Young

Si Lolita


Lolita Lempicka Spices Things Up

Parfums Lolita Lempicka is introducing its first spicy floral women’s scent, Si Lolita, starting this summer.

clock August 14, 2009Jennifer Weil

Sisley’s Supremÿa.

Skin Care

Sisley Supremÿa Cream: An Ultra High-End Wrinkle Buster

After seven years of research, Sisley is launching a $750 night cream called Supremÿa.

clock August 14, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Harrods Net Down 19.4%

Harrods is feeling the pinch just like every other retailer — partially thanks to some capital spending at the famed London department store.

clock August 14, 2009Nina Jones

A look from the spring Mini for Many line.

Fashion Features

Global Style: Copenhagaen Fashion Week Expands

Copenhagen Fashion Week presented its largest runway schedule yet with a record 42 shows, made up mainly of Danish designer-driven labels.

clock August 14, 2009Katya Foreman

A look from Fifteen Twenty.

Ready To Wear

Practicality Reigns at L.A. Market

Buyers picked up easy sells at Designers & Agents, Brighte Companies and the many showrooms in Los Angeles.

clock August 14, 2009WWD Staff

Jon Hamm of “Mad Men.”


Memo Pad: Jon Hamm’s Moment… Businessweek Sale Seen Heating Up…

Jon Hamm was bumped from the cover of Vanity Fair, but the extended Annie Leibovitz shoot made it in.

clock August 14, 2009WWD Staff

Bloomingdale’s overhauls flagship’s main floor.


Bold Move: Bloomie’s Flagship Gets Overhaul

Bloomingdale’s rebuilds the entire main floor of the Manhattan flagship for an estimated $45M to $55M.

clock August 14, 2009David Moin and Pete Born and Marc Karimzadeh

A David Meister Signature cocktail dress.


David Meister Collection to Arrive at Bergdorf’s

David Meister will launch a signature label of red-carpet-ready eveningwear looks at Bergdorf Goodman later this month.

clock August 14, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 23hJean E. Palmieri

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