Duane Reade’s New Face: Pumping Up Beauty Side, Injecting Better Service

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Swatch watch designed by Ted Scapa.


Swiss Watch Exports Fall 25.9 Percent

July figures reflect wilting demand for expensive timepieces.

clock August 20, 2009Elena Berton

Sienna Miller and Anna Wintour

Fashion Features

Do You Remember September?

At the premiere of R.J. Cutler’s “The September Issue,” Anna Wintour insisted that a film chronicling her process these days wouldn’t be much different.

clock August 20, 2009WWD Staff


Business Features

Sears Struggles, Off-Pricers Shine

The veteran department store Sears wound up with an unexpected $94 million loss.

clock August 20, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch

Yves Rocher’s Atelier of Botanical Beauty.


Yves Rocher Opens Atelier Format

Yves Rocher is opening franchise units in Canada and dipping its toe back into the U.S. market.

clock August 21, 2009Faye Brookman

Replay fragrance.


New Replay Scent Utilizes Technology

Replay Your Fragrance contains a special molecule called cyclodextrin that releases more perfume particles when in contact with water.

clock August 21, 2009Stephanie Epiro

The outlook for the salon business in on the rise.

Beauty Features

Salon Outlook Brightens Despite Business Contraction

The outlook for the salon and spa industry rose slightly in the second quarter.

clock August 21, 2009Andrea Nagel

Fusion Beauty’s Infatuation.

Color Cosmetics

Fusion Beauty Aims to Fatten Sales

Fusion Beauty aspires to enlarge its lip-plumping presence with the release of Infatuation Liquid Shine Multi-Action Lip Fattener.

clock August 21, 2009Rachel Brown

Lambus Partners’ soon-to-be launched Twilight makeup.

Color Cosmetics

L.A. Beauty Firm Launches “Twilight” Line

Lambus Partners revamps DuWop Cosmetics and Lola Cosmetics, as well as launching a “Twilight” makeup line.

clock August 21, 2009Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

CPSC Rules on Lead Testing for Textiles

Consumer Product Safety Commission determines fabrics will not be tested for lead, while naming a few exceptions such as decal-printed textiles.

clock August 21, 2009Liza Casabona

A prom dress from Scala.


Prom Tops the Bill in Dallas

Generally, Dallas Market proved sluggish for vendors.

clock August 21, 2009Holly Haber

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are adding a new flower to their fragrance franchise: Rose The One, set for an initial launch Aug. 30 at Saks Fifth Avenue, followed by a wider launch in October.


Dolce and Gabbana: Coming Up Roses

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned to their favorite flower, the rose, to base their latest scent, Rose The One.

clock August 21, 2009Stephanie Epiro

The new ad.


Cashmere Mist Celebrates 15th Birthday

Donna Karan’s first bath line, Cashmere Mist, has proven to be one of her most enduring beauty legacies.

clock August 21, 2009Julie Naughton

Color Cosmetics

Clinique Taps Lloreda

Clinique has named Claudia Lloreda vice president of global makeup marketing, a new position.

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff

Ferragamo home fragrance items.


Ferragamo Launching Home Scent Line

Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums is getting into the home fragrance business with a line called the Tuscan Soul Lifestyle Home Collection.

clock August 21, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Encre Noire Pour Elle


Lalique’s Feminine Take on Encre Noire

Lalique’s Encre Noire Pour Elle contains top notes of Sicilian bergamot, grains of Indonesian amber and freesia.

clock August 21, 2009Jennifer Weil

Lubatti items.

Human Resources

Tracey Malone’s Skin Care Spin

Beauty doyenne Tracey Malone is bringing a touch of glamour to skin care.

clock August 21, 2009Brid Costello


L’Oreal Wins Round in Nude Suit

Nude Brands lost the first skirmish in its legal war of words with Stella McCartney and L’Oréal Thursday.

clock August 21, 2009Brid Costello

Jim Sturgess


Jim Sturgess’ Double Life

British actor Jim Sturgess discusses his new film, “50 Dead Men Walking,” over a cup of English Breakfast tea.

clock August 21, 2009Vanessa Lawrence


PVH Taps Swimwear Licensee For Izod

Studio Ray signed to produce Izod swimwear for the men’s, women’s and children’s wear markets.

clock August 21, 2009Ross Tucker

Human Resources

Juicy Couture Promotes Mays

Juicy Couture promoted Laura Mays to senior vice president and managing director, North America.

clock August 21, 2009Julee Kaplan

Mergers and Acquisitions

Stefanel Sells Munich-Based Retailer Hallhuber

Italian clothing manufacturer and retailer Stefanel SpA has agreed to sell Hallhuber GmbH to private equity firm Change Capital Partners LLP.

clock August 21, 2009Andrew Roberts and Melissa Drier


Founders Guez and Kay Acquire Tarrant Apparel

Founders Gerard Guez and Todd Kay pay about $15.2 million for Tarrant.

clock August 21, 2009Matthew Lynch

Megan O’Sullivan


Tia’s Opens in Grand Central

New store Tia’s Place emphasizes young designers, niche brands, and a smattering of better-known labels.

clock August 21, 2009Sharon Edelson

The Buckle saw income rise 12.2 percent in the second quarter.


Buckle, Aeropostale Lead Specialty Earnings Pack

Buckle Inc. and Aéropostale generate double-digit increases in sales and profits.

clock August 21, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Gap Reports Profit Virtually Unchanged

Gap’s second-quarter net earnings were practically flat due to cost cutting and expense controls.

clock August 21, 2009David Moin

Business Features

J.C. Penney’s Hit By 5 Robberies

Five J.C. Penney stores in three states have been robbed of jewelry and other merchandise worth millions since June.

clock August 21, 2009Holly Haber


Salzer Sells Escada Stake

Escada AG’s chief executive officer Bruno Sälzer and chief operating officer Werner Lackas have sold their stakes in the German fashion house.

clock August 21, 2009Melissa Drier

Duane Reade’s premium skin care offering is found in 50 stores.


Duane Reade Pumps Up Beauty Side

Duane Reade, Manhattan’s scrappy hometown chain, has stepped squarely into the drugstore wars.

clock August 21, 2009Molly Prior


Daily Stock Wrap: July 20, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff

Model Lara Stone on the cover of September’s French Vogue.


Memo Pad: Spotlight on Coddington… “The Day Before” to Debut…

Vogue’s creative director, Grace Coddington continues to win far more than 15 minutes of fame for her turn in “The September Issue.”

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff


Fashion Scoops

A Liberty Landmark… Gap Returns to Paris?… More Graff Arrests…

According to sources, Liberty is in advanced talks with Target about a collaboration.

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff

Emanuel Chirico


PVH Focused on Potential Acquisitions

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. increased its cash balance by $109.1 million over the past year, bringing it to $369.6 million at the end of the second quarter.

clock August 21, 2009David Lipke

A fall look by James Long.

Designer and Luxury

Topman Unveils Men’s Designer Winners

The British Fashion Council launched NewGen Men, a new sponsorship program by Topman, which aims to support emerging men’s wear talent.

clock August 21, 2009Emilie Marsh


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