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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 5hMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 20hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 14hWWD Staff

Building Toward Launch: Tom Ford in Key Hires For Women’s Collection

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Tom Ford women’s wear is getting closer to reality, despite a hush-hush approach uncharacteristic for a designer known for his marketing razzle-dazzle and celebrity appeal.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Hermès Forecasts Steady Growth

Luxury firm Hermès posts a flat profit for 2009, and a 3.1 percent rise in operating income for last year.

clock March 25, 2010Joelle Diderich

Department Stores

Japan’s Takashimaya, H2O Retailing Scrap Merger Plans

The combined group would have rivaled Japan’s largest department store retailer Isetan-Mitsukoshi.

clock March 25, 2010Amanda Kaiser


Liz Earle Beauty Brand Acquired by Avon

Avon’s purchase of Liz Earle might not have a large financial impact for the $10 billion direct-selling giant, but it has significant implications.

clock March 25, 2010Brid Costello and Molly Prior

Fashion Scoops

In a China Shop at Porcelain Launch

Sting, Trudie Styler and Ann Dexter-Jones feted Olivia Ma Corwin and Kai Ma Wilson’s new line of cocktail dresses and delicate separates.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Comme des Garcons and Moncler Mark Latest Collaboration

Companies open a temporary store in Tokyo’s upscale Aoyama district.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Rise Thursday

S&P Retail Index lifts with Iconix and J. Crew among yesterday’s gainers.

clock March 25, 2010Evan Clark


Peter Pilotto and Pals at Café Gitane

Pilotto and his design partner Christopher De Vos invited a few new friends such as Greta Gerwig, Grace Gummer and Spike Jonze.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gaultier Wins AmfAR Inspiration Award

Designer to be honored for his lifetime contribution to men’s fashion and the fight against AIDS.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


Takashimaya to Close New York Store

Retail unit to shutter in June.

clock March 25, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Thom Browne to FIT Students: ‘Stay True to Yourself’

Designer Thom Browne discusses how he initially was met with resistance to his shrunken suits, but persevered despite the criticism.

clock March 26, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Beauty Features

Snippets: Nicole Nails Mass… Kinerase Direct… Perfume Profiler…

OPI Products Inc.’s mass line, Nicole by OPI, is gaining momentum.

clock March 26, 2010WWD Staff


Plant-Based Regimen To Enter Mass Market

In this day of vendor consolidation, at least one fledgling beauty company is finding it can not only survive, but thrive.

clock March 26, 2010Faye Brookman

Body Care

Kiehl’s to Add Cross-Terrain Men’s Line

In other Kiehl’s news, Jeff Koons, Pharrell Williams, Julianne Moore and surfer Malia Jones have designed limited edition labels for Earth Day project.

clock March 26, 2010Julie Naughton


Armani to Launch Acqua di Gioia

Giorgio Armani has turned to the seductive power of the sea in positioning his latest women’s fragrance, Acqua di Gioia.

clock March 26, 2010Pete Born


Cosmoprof Makes Room for Natural Companies

The Cosmoprof beauty show has added a new green space to this year’s lineup for natural and bio-organic cosmetics firms.

clock March 26, 2010Kerry Olsen

Government and Trade

WTO Reports on Indian Exports

U.S. request could lead to repeal of India’s exemption on subsidies.

clock March 26, 2010John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Allergen Inc. Launches Philanthropic Effort

Allgergan’s Botox charity campaign will also support the building of eco-conscious and safe homes in New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward.

clock March 26, 2010Molly Prior


CND’s Shellac Said to Create 14-Day Manicure

Shellac Hybrid Nail Color, a part nail polish, part gel offering is supposed to make manicures last.

clock March 26, 2010Rachel Brown

Color Cosmetics

Recession Benefits Affordable Brand Jordana

In Jordana Cosmetics’ 25th year, the affordable brand’s long-time slogan, “Beauty’s Best Buy,” is finding new resonance.

clock March 26, 2010Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

Girl Power in Scent Market

Beauty executives discuss marketing towards young women with plastic.

clock March 26, 2010Belisa Silva

Color Cosmetics

Tom Ford Enters Lipstick Category

Tom Ford is giving the beauty business some lip — with Private Blend Lip Color, a new color collection.

clock March 26, 2010Julie Naughton

Health and Beauty Aids

Benefit, Tweezerman in Strategic Partnership

Tweezerman producing four-item line of beauty tools for Benefit.

clock March 26, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

For Carven, Designer Guillaume Henry Brings a New Look

At the Carven fall presentation in Paris, the feel was neo-bourgeois: sometimes ecclesiastical, sometimes sexy.

clock March 26, 2010Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Exclusive: Tom Ford Builds Women’s Team

Tom Ford women’s wear is getting closer to reality, despite a hush-hush approach uncharacteristic for a designer known for his celebrity appeal.

clock March 26, 2010Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Ungaro Owner Denies Firm for Sale

Asim Abdullah, owner of Emanuel Ungaro, has denied reports he is trying to off-load the troubled French fashion house.

clock March 26, 2010Miles Socha


Apparel Retailers Dive Deeper Into Beauty

Clothing collections aren’t the only thing that are retro this spring, as a host of apparel retailers clear racks to make room for proprietary beauty brands.

clock March 26, 2010Molly Prior

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Bonnie Fuller’s Take… Giving ‘Em Elle…

When Bonnie Fuller launched, she had no idea how serendipitous the timing would be.

clock March 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Evan Lysacek Honored… Call The Doctor… Eighties Are Back…

The Ralph Lauren store on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard rolled out the red carpet for Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek.

clock March 26, 2010WWD Staff


G-III, Lululemon Shares Climb on Strong Earnings

G-III in position for more acquisitions; Lululemon comps climb 29%.

clock March 26, 2010Vicki M. Young


American Apparel Net Hit By Production, Finance Issues

American Apparel reports net income decreased 21.5 percent to $3 million in the fourth quarter.

clock March 26, 2010David Lipke

Retail Features

Exhibit Spotlights Hermès Windows

Institut du Monde Arabe, or Arab World Institute, recently opened an exhibition called “Orient-Hermès: Voyages de Leïla Menchari.”

clock March 26, 2010Marisa Morrison


Daily Stock Wrap: March 25, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 26, 2010WWD Staff


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