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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 4hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 4hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 10hSophia Chabbott

Fragrance’s Newest Friend

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Jennifer Aniston is taking her own brand of natural, easygoing beauty into the fragrance market with her first perfume, Lolavie, which she described as “a nonperfume perfume.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Melanie Laurent


French Cinema Stars Congregate Chez Ralph

Ralph Lauren hosts a black-tie dinner to fete his new Paris flagship boutique.

clock April 15, 2010Miles Socha

Bernard Arnault in Paris on Thursday.

Business Features

Arnault Upbeat on LVMH’s Prospects

Arnault said LVMH also plans “targeted expansion” even in emerging markets.

clock April 15, 2010Miles Socha and Natasha Montrose

Beauty Features

Hearing Confirmed in Bettencourt Case

Four days are scheduled in early July in case involving daughter of L’Oréal’s founder.

clock April 15, 2010Jennifer Weil

Bruce Willis

Designer and Luxury

Bruce Willis Sets Fragrance Deal

Actor Bruce Willis will have a scent coming out in July.

clock April 15, 2010Susan Stone

Kérastase Homme Capital Force Daily treatment shampoo.


Kérastase Develops Men’s Hair Care Line

Kérastase is venturing into the men’s market with the hair care line Kérastase Homme Capital Force.

clock April 16, 2010Jennifer Weil

The Montauk bottle comes in two versions.


Bond No. 9’s Montauk: A Summer Celebration

Bond No. 9’s newest addition is a sea-and-sun-drenched nod to Andy Warhol’s beloved getaway destination, Montauk, N.Y.

clock April 16, 2010Belisa Silva

One of Boadi’s scents.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Oh, Goody… Sally Hershberger Appearance…

Goody Products launching the brand’s first TV ad campaign.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Rock & Republic.


Rock & Republic Said Drawing Interest

Rock & Republic, the premium denim company that filed for bankruptcy protection April 1, appears to be drumming up some interest among investors.

clock April 16, 2010Lisa Lockwood

A look at Impulse Beauty inside Macy’s at the Brea Mall in Brea, Calif.


Macy’s Tests New Beauty Format

Macy’s is taking a hard look at its beauty business and implementing bold changes, including a shift to a self-serve format.

clock April 16, 2010Molly Prior and Rachel Brown

Remi Kent and Shannon Petree


Mass Marketers Talk Skincare

The reinvention of the mass market was the topic at Wednesday evening’s CEW Women in Beauty Series panel, “The Mass Appeal of Skincare.”

clock April 16, 2010Belisa Silva

Ballet Slippers, one of the first polishes and still best-selling colors.


Essie Attracts Suitors

Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, said the company generated $150 million in retail sales in 2009.

clock April 16, 2010Andrea Nagel

Christy Turlington


Christy Turlington Burns on Her Directorial Debut

The supermodel Christy Turlington Burns goes behind the camera to direct the full-length documentary “No Woman, No Cry.”

clock April 16, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Elly Jackson of La Roux.


La Roux’s Elly Jackson: A London Trendsetter

Elly Jackson’s unique style has been copied by girls all across London and even in Topshop’s windows.

clock April 16, 2010Kristin Studeman

“Arias With a Twist: The Docufantasy”


Tribeca Film Festival Tip Sheet

A look at the festival’s style-savvy films

clock April 16, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Major Lazer


Coachella’s Fresh Talent

At Coachella, up-and-coming music groups Band of Skulls, Little Dragon and Passion Pit mix style and sound.

clock April 16, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran and Kristin Studeman


In Brief: Ristau Joins Signet as CFO

Former NY & Co. president Ronald Ristau to succeed Walker Boyd upon his retirement.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff


Etam Plans Share Buyback

Etam Développement, which designs and sells lingerie and women’s clothing through its Etam, to buy back 26.4 percent of its capital.

clock April 16, 2010Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

ITC Greenlights Tariffs for Three Nations

An ITC ruling that the domestic industry is being injured by imported plastic bags could impact textile industry.

clock April 16, 2010Liza Casabona


Carrefour’s Sales Rise

Carrefour SA, the world’s second-largest retailer behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reported “encouraging” growth in the first quarter.

clock April 16, 2010Joelle Diderich


U.S. Stocks Soar to New Highs Thursday

Retail stocks continued their rise Thursday, reaching 482.22.

clock April 16, 2010Evan Clark

Maggie Gyllenhaal


Maggie Gyllenhaal Discusses Her Personal Style

Maggie Gyllenhaal talked to WWD at a party hosted by Loft.

clock April 16, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Giorgio Armani's Casa store.

Designer and Luxury

Armani Opens Largest Casa Store in the World

Giorgio Armani unveiled his largest Casa store on Wednesday, during Milan’s international furniture and design exhibition, the Salone del Mobile.

clock April 16, 2010Luisa Zargani

A look from Loft.


Loft Party

Count Loft, formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft, among the retailers chasing a more stylish, current look for its budget-conscious, working woman clientele.

clock April 16, 2010Jessica Iredale

The atrium at Printemps Paris.


Ambitious Accessories Push at Printemps

With the opening of its renovated luxury accessories department, Paris department store Printemps plans to vault into a new league.

clock April 16, 2010Joelle Diderich

A necklace from Miriam Haskell’s capsule collection of bridal jewelry for J. Crew.


J. Crew, Miriam Haskell Collaborate on Bridal Jewelry

J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons looked no further than her own jewelry collection for the retailer’s latest accessories collaboration.

clock April 16, 2010Sophia Chabbott


Arnold Brant Silverstone Exits Nordstrom

Arnold Brant Silverstone has left Nordstrom, where he had served as designer director for the retailer’s private label dresswear for the past two years.

clock April 16, 2010Brenner Thomas

Beauty Features

Congress Considers Tougher Chemical Rules

The bill, introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.), would give the Environmental Protection Agency more power to regulate chemicals.

clock April 16, 2010Kristi Ellis


Two at Elle…Martha Stewart Living’s Younger Focus…Redbook’s New Editor?…

Martha Stewart’s flagship is getting a bit of a makeover.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff

Nicole Richie

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Richie’s Many Hats… Pacino’s Dolce Vita… Can’t Do Cannes…

Nicole Richie, previewing her new Winter Kate apparel line, said she wants to create a lifestyle brand with a retail component.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff

An image from the Lolavie campaign.

Beauty Features

Jennifer Aniston Joins the Fragrance Fray With Lolavie

Jennifer Aniston is taking her own brand of natural, easygoing beauty into the fragrance market with her first perfume, Lolavie.

clock April 16, 2010Marcy Medina and Julie Naughton


Saks to Close More Stores

Saks Fifth Avenue will shutter less than 20 stores over time, representing “more than a handful” of the 53 full-line units in the luxury chain.

clock April 16, 2010David Moin and Marcy Medina


Daily Stock Wrap: April 15, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff


MSKCC and Mary J. Blige Host Ball

The singer was wrangled by Tory Burch, who’s chairing the event with Shelly Carr, Dee Dee Ricks and Jamie Tisch.

clock April 16, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

In Brief: Industry Seminar at the Harvard Club

Emanuel Weintraub Associates will hold a panel discussion with the theme, “You’ve Cut Costs. Now Grow the Top Line,” at the Harvard Club in Manhattan.

clock April 19, 2010WWD Staff


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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 14hJean E. Palmieri

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