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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 4hMiles Socha


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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 18hDavid 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 12hWWD Staff

Li & Fung Buying Binge: Giant Acquires 3 Firms, More Deals in Pipeline

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After disclosing three acquisitions Thursday involving an initial cash outlay of $140 million and a string of licensing agreements, executives told WWD there are more deals in the pipeline.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beauty Features

Roger Vivier Unveils First Fragrances

Scents to be sold in Vivier boutiques starting in the fall.

clock July 5, 2010Jennifer Weil


Fast Retailing Reduces Guidance

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, saw double-digit growth in the first nine months of the year.

clock July 8, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Li & Fung Goes on Buying Binge

Company’s new venture with Star Branding focuses on creating lifestyle brands.

clock July 8, 2010Vicki M. Young and Amanda Kaiser and David Lipke


Stores Report Lukewarm June Results

Reluctant consumers seen pressuring promotions for back-to-school.

clock July 8, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Valentino’s Dazzling Chateau Party Closes Couture

Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and Elizabeth Hurley were among revelers at Wideville estate.

clock July 8, 2010WWD Staff


Designers Fete Net-a-Porter’s 10th Birthday

Alice Temperley, Christopher Kane, and Marios Schwab gathered at Net-a-Porter’s new headquarters in west London to celebrate the retailer’s 10th birthday.

clock July 8, 2010WWD Staff

Film and TV

Emmy Nominations Signal Red Carpet Season

The awards show is set for Aug. 29.

clock July 8, 2010Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari’s New Handbag

Bulgari is boosting its accessories division with a little help from Isabella Rossellini, who presented the handbag she has designed for the Roman house.

clock July 8, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Trade Show Rides Beauty Growth

Cosmoprof North America is gearing up for its eighth annual show, to kick off July 18 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

clock July 9, 2010Andrea Nagel


Girls With Curls Get Retail, Salon Spotlight

Ricky’s NYC, Sephora, HSN and now Target are building sections and introducing brands designed for curly hair.

clock July 9, 2010Andrea Nagel


Urban Outfitters Adds Fixtures for Beauty Items

While retailers the likes of Topshop, H&M and Forever 21 have introduced proprietary lines, Urban Outfitters is veering in the opposite direction.

clock July 9, 2010Rachel Brown


June Comp Crux

A run down of the vital stats for June.

clock July 9, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Beauty Features

Cavalli to Celebrate His 40th With a New Fragrance

Roberto Cavalli’s latest fragrance has been appropriately dubbed Anniversary.

clock July 9, 2010Kerry Olsen


Pucci to Launch Miss Pucci Scent

Miss Pucci’s top notes are of magnolia and Sicilian winter lemon.

clock July 9, 2010Julie Naughton


Betsey Johnson in Fragrance Redux

There’s something important that should come along with a fragrance, according to Betsey Johnson. A compliment.

clock July 9, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Mergers and Acquisitions

Candle Specialist Burn Sold to DL & Co.

Home fragrance company DL & Co. has doubled the number of brands in its portfolio with the acquisitions of candle specialists Burn and Lisa Carrier.

clock July 9, 2010Rachel Brown

Color Cosmetics

Understated Chic Mixes With the Dramatic at Couture

Two divergent beauty trends emerged at the haute couture runway shows in Paris this week.

clock July 9, 2010Jennifer Weil


Bulgari Man Scent to Bow in Fall

Luxury firm Bulgari hopes the Bulgari Man fragrance will reinforce the company’s men’s wear pillar.

clock July 9, 2010Kerry Olsen


U.S. Says China Doesn’t Manipulate Currency

Critics charge the yuan is undervalued by as much as 40 percent.

clock July 9, 2010Liza Casabona

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

‘Mad Men’ Designer Launching Line on QVC

The vintage-inspired collection by costume designer Janie Bryant will be priced from $26 to $138.

clock July 9, 2010Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Tennis Catherine?… Bernard Arnault’s Wealth Estimated a Cool $28.6B…

In time for spring, Lacoste is teaming up with Catherine Malandrino.

clock July 9, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Karl’s Room With a Clue… Lemarchand Spotted at Time & Life Building…

Karl Lagerfeld photographed Polish beauty Anja Rubik and French model Baptiste Giabiconi for the latest Fendi campaign.

clock July 9, 2010WWD Staff


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