New Life for Liz: Claiborne Brand Inks Exclusives With Penney’s, QVC

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Liz Claiborne will be sold exclusively by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and QVC.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christian Lacroix

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Inks Deal With Ajman Sheikh

Workers at Christian Lacroix breathed a sigh of relief as as an Ajman sheikh tabled a formal offer to purchase the troubled couture house.

clock October 8, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Uniqlo Helps Lift Fast Retailing Profits

Uniqlo’s net profit for the year ended Aug. 31 rose 14 percent to 49.8 billion yen, or $517.4 million at average exchange rates.

clock October 8, 2009Kelly Wetherille

Ross Stores posted an 8 percent same-store sales increase for September.

Business Features

Sept. Comps Raise Hopes for Rest of Year

Late Labor Day, early fall weather helped results and even led some stores to lift guidance.

clock October 8, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young

Spring looks on display at Macy's from the Liz Claiborne collection, designed by Mizrahi.


New Life for Liz: Claiborne Goes Exclusive to Penney’s, QVC

Liz Claiborne to be sold exclusively at Penney’s; Mizrahi-designed Liz Claiborne New York to be sold exclusively on QVC and in Claiborne outlet stores.

clock October 8, 2009Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Douglas Perfumeries, Dortmund, Germany


Douglas Group Reports $4.35B in Sales

Douglas Group posted a 2.2 percent rise in net sales for its fiscal year.

clock October 8, 2009Susan Stone

Anthony Marshall exits Manhattan State Supreme Court with wife Charlene,Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in New York.


Eye Scoop: Anthony Marshall Found Guilty

Anthony Dryden Marshall, the only son of legendary socialite Brooke Astor, was found guilty on Thursday of scheming to defraud his late mother.

clock October 8, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Levi’s Third-Quarter Profits Fall

Continued sales declines in the U.S. and European markets coupled with rising costs led Levi Strauss & Co. to a loss.

clock October 9, 2009Ross Tucker

Makeup artist Reggie Wells.

Human Resources

Hissyfit Signs Makeup Artist Reggie Wells

Australian beauty brand Hissyfit aims to crack the U.S. market with a bit of help from Oprah Winfrey’s makeup artist Reggie Wells.

clock October 9, 2009Gillian Koenig

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue

Beauty Features

Snippets: Yonka’s New Glow… A Challenge…

Two new Yonka Paris antiaging moisturizers, each with gradual tan technology, will roll out in spas next month.

clock October 9, 2009WWD Staff

Bernadette Peters emceed the Skin Sense Awards.

Human Resources

Beauty Industry Honors Best and Brightest

Cosmetic Executive Women’s 2009 Achiever Awards and Skin Sense Award Gala laud top beauty industry execs.

clock October 9, 2009Molly Prior and Pete Born and Andrea Nagel

Le Métier de Beauté items.

Skin Care

Le Métier de Beauté Mines Science for Edge

In the battle of niche versus behemoth beauty brands, Le Métier de Beauté is the proverbial David, only with a more high-tech weapon than a slingshot.

clock October 9, 2009Molly Prior and Brid Costello

Inside Liberty’s beauty space.


Liberty to Expand Beauty Department

Liberty is freeing up more space for beauty on its ground floor.

clock October 9, 2009Brid Costello


Sue Devitt Lights Up Harvey Nichols

Sue Devitt brought the promise of sunshine to the rain-drenched here this week.

clock October 9, 2009Brid Costello

Inside the Grand Central MAC Store.

Color Cosmetics

MAC’s On Board at Grand Central Station

MAC Cosmetics’ newest jewelbox — a Grand Central Station store — is on track to generate close to $2 million in retail sales in its first 12 months.

clock October 9, 2009Julie Naughton

Daphne Guinness

Beauty Features

Nars Marks 15th Anniversary With a Few Friends

New book by François Nars, “15×15,” created to celebrate the beauty firm’s anniversary.

clock October 9, 2009Julie Naughton


Designer and Luxury

Buyers Laud Leggy and Chic Paris Shows

Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chanel, Lanvin, Haider Ackermann and Stella McCartney were widely praised by retailers.

clock October 9, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: October 8, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 9, 2009WWD Staff

Real Estate

Gap to Move Manhattan Offices

Retailer Gap Inc. plans to consolidate its creative offices in New York without downsizing the staff.

clock October 9, 2009David Moin


Former Fit Model Sues Guess

Charges of sexual harassment.

clock October 9, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

A conceptual rendering of what the Esprit store could look like.

Real Estate

Huge Stores to Open on 34th Street

West 34th Street is a street of big ambitions. Now three retailers have chosen to open their largest stores in the U.S. on the street.

clock October 9, 2009Sharon Edelson

A Giorgio Armani phone.

Designer and Luxury

Armani to Unveil New Phone

Giorgio Armani will unveil his third cell phone, in collaboration with Samsung, in Milan today.

clock October 9, 2009Andrew Roberts

Naomi Campbell

Designer and Luxury

Naomi Campbell Collaborates With Vuitton for Charity

Naomi Campbell and Louis Vuitton team for charity effort to reduce maternal mortality worldwide.

clock October 9, 2009Miles Socha

Cover of Brides


Memo Pad: Layoff Fears at Time Inc… BusinessWeek Fate Up in Air…

Staffers at Time Inc. are bracing for another round of job cuts to occur before Christmas.

clock October 9, 2009WWD Staff

Camilla Belle


Room With A View

Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi, Camilla Belle and Katy Perry graced Louis Vuitton’s party in the City of Lights.

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff

Gaia Repossi, Karl Lagerfeld and Eugenie Niarchos.


Repossi Possy

Karl Lagerfeld, attending a jewelry presentation for Ere by Repossi, sniffed, “It’s such an effort getting into the Ritz these days with all the police.”

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff

Dita von Teese

Fashion Scoops

Purple Rain

Umbrellas emerged as the latest hot accessory at Paris Fashion Week.

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Girl’s Best Friend

Nicole Kidman was bedecked in a diamond-covered Omega watch and impressive cushion-cut diamond stud earrings on at the Omega flagship on Fifth Avenue.

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Azria’s Honor

Hollywood already may be the world’s kudos capital, but BCBG founder Max Azria thinks there should be even more accolades.

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff


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