A New Beauty Deal: Smashbox Cosmetics Said in Play

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Swiss Watch Exports Jump 32.8 Percent in March

Sales in first quarter rise 16.6 percent, confirming recovery of embattled sector.

clock April 22, 2010Joelle Diderich


L’Oréal Sales Up 8 Percent

The beauty giant posted first-quarter sales of 4.72 billion euros, or $6.54 billion.

clock April 22, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Advance 2.1%

S&P Retail Index has jumped more than 23% since retaking 400 mark on Feb. 13.

clock April 22, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona

Human Resources

Marshall Stewart, Owner of SME Inc., Dead at 73

Marshall Stewart, who owned SME Inc., one of Chicago’s oldest and largest multiline showrooms, died last month at his Chicago home following surgery. He was 73.

clock April 23, 2010Marcy Medina

Marigail Mathis

Human Resources

Retailer Marigail Mathis Dead at 62

Marigail Mathis, a specialty retailer and former fashion designer whose career spanned more than three decades, died of renal cell cancer on Tuesday.

clock April 23, 2010Elizabeth Thurman

Government and Trade

China Slaps Tariffs on Nylon

Country claims fabric was sold below market value.

clock April 23, 2010Liza Casabona

Jonathan Antin


Jonathan Antin Starts Over in Beauty

Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin thrives on competition, even if it may appear he is competing against himself.

clock April 23, 2010Rachel Brown

Sarah Uslan and Amy Hollier of Luxe Beauty.


Luxe Partners With Go-to Beauty Spots to Grow

Setting up shop in the Warren-Tricomi Salon in West Hollywood, Calif., Luxe Beauty Team is primed to provide Angelenos a head-to-toe beautification force.

clock April 23, 2010Rachel Brown

Items from the Mark Fair Trade Body Collection.

Body Care

Mark Teams Up With Fair Trade

Mark, Avon Products Inc.’s beauty brand tailored for young women, aims to bottle its message of empowerment with the upcoming Mark Fair Trade Body Collection.

clock April 23, 2010Molly Prior

Lubov and Max Azria on the runway after Azria’s fall 2010 show.


BCBG Inks Licensing Deal With New Wave

Firms to launch BCBG Max Azria women’s scent next March.

clock April 23, 2010Matthew W. Evans

The Breakers Hotel


NACDS Looks to Get Down to Business

Chain drugstore retailers and suppliers who are headed to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting believe the tide is finally turning.

clock April 23, 2010Molly Prior and Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Burberry is headed into color cosmetics this summer with a 96-stockkeeping-unit makeup line.

Color Cosmetics

Burberry to Launch Color Cosmetics

Burberry is about to give a coat of lip gloss a whole new meaning.

clock April 23, 2010Brid Costello

The Loehmann’s prototype in Costa Mesa, California.


Loehmann’s Said to Get Financial Lift

Off-pricer may have received $10 million from parent, sources said.

clock April 23, 2010David Moin


Study Cites Brazil’s Growth Potential

Bernstein Research find country has a large high net worth population.

clock April 23, 2010Joelle Diderich

A look from Usai.

Designer and Luxury

Italian Military Outfitter Launches Usai Collection For Civilians

Uniform Srl, which has manufactured military uniforms for Italy for more than 40 years, has created a civilian collection called Usai.

clock April 23, 2010Jean Scheidnes


Iceberg Artistic Director Leaves

A mere six months into his job, Massimo Trumbatore is leaving his position as artistic director of the Iceberg women’s line.

clock April 23, 2010Luisa Zargani

Renderings of Santa Monica Place.

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton, Tiffany to Open at New Santa Monica Place

Macerich to relaunch shopping center in August.

clock April 23, 2010Rachel Brown


Under Armour Appoints Apparel Chief

Under Armour Inc. has named former American Eagle executive Henry Stafford as senior vice president of apparel.

clock April 23, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

La Rinascente buyers: Annalisa Tuci, Simone Destefanis and Mirella Siciliano.


Italian Beauty Industry Shaking Off the Recession

The country’s cosmetics industry has weathered one of its most painful years in history, and recovery appears a long way off.

clock April 23, 2010Pete Born and Kerry Olsen

L’Oréal’s party for Diesel.

Marketing and Promotion

Despite Volcano, Cosmoprof Attendance Increases

Cosmoprof organizers engineered their four-day trade show into a scene, animating and pumping energy into the venerable format.

clock April 23, 2010Pete Born and Kerry Olsen

Products from Lepo.

Marketing and Promotion

Natural Cosmetics Gain Market Share

The natural cosmetics market is growing more than any other segment within Italy’s cosmetics industry.

clock April 23, 2010Kerry Olsen

Joi Ruud of Amala Inc.

Marketing and Promotion

Indies Vie for Distribution Deals at Cosmoprof

Canadian nutriceuticals and nutricosmetics brand Function-alab won Cosmoprof’s Discover Beauty Award, awarded European retailers.

clock April 23, 2010Kerry Olsen


To The Victors at National Magazine Awards

New York and Glamour magazines among the night’s big winners.

clock April 22, 2010Amy Wicks


Columbia’s Profits Rise 33.8%

Sales advance 10.5% in first quarter.

clock April 23, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Stephen I. Sadove


Saks’ Sadove Gets Pay Increase

Compensation grows 20.3% to $6.7M as results improve.

clock April 23, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Smashbox Cosmetics


Smashbox Cosmetics Said in Play

Smashbox Cosmetics, founded by the great-grandsons of legendary Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor, is said to be close to signing a deal with a buyer.

clock April 23, 2010Molly Prior and Rachel Brown

Rebecca Taylor’s Jurlique gift set.

Beauty Features

Snippets: And The Winner Is… New Face…

All for Eve, a nascent beauty brand founded to raise funds for research into gynecological cancers, was the big winner at the CEW (U.K.) 2010 Beauty Awards.

clock April 23, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: April 22, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 23, 2010WWD Staff

“Vidal Sassoon: The Movie”


Vidal Sassoon’s Extraordinary Life

The hairdresser is the subject of a documentary screening Friday as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

clock April 23, 2010Amanda FitzSimons


The New Recruits?… In This Corner…

It is the end of Stefano Tonchi’s second week as editor in chief of W, and sources say he is getting ready to make some key hires.

clock April 23, 2010WWD Staff

A Look from Teri Jon Sportswear.


The Evolution of Teri Jon Sportswear

Designer Rickie Freeman knows how to shift her company to meet the needs of the marketplace.

clock April 23, 2010Venessa Lau

A Bill Blass dress from “My Mother’s Clothes.”

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops

Jeannette Montgomery Barron didn’t just dip into her mother’s closet — she photographed it for a new book, called “My Mother’s Clothes: An Album of Memoirs.”

clock April 23, 2010WWD Staff

Inside Salvatore Ferragamo’s new store in the Roppongi district of Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Sales in Japan Rise

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA chief executive officer Michele Norsa said the house is performing more strongly than expected in Japan.

clock April 23, 2010Amanda Kaiser


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