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Business Features

Puma Net Rises in Second Quarter

World Cup boosts sales for Puma AG, Europe’s second-largest sporting goods company.

clock July 29, 2010Emilie Marsh


Hugo Boss Swings Back to Profitability

Hugo Boss AG posts increases in net income and sales for the second quarter.

clock July 29, 2010Melissa Drier

Grow Luscious by Fabulash


Avon and Revlon in Advertising Push

Avon and Revlon both report increases in second-quarter sales.

clock July 29, 2010Molly Prior and Evan Clark

President Barack Obama


Barack Obama Charms Chez Wintour

President Barack Obama’s visit to Anna Wintour’s home puts the Vogue editor in the million-dollar fundraising club.

clock July 29, 2010Kristi Ellis and Matthew Lynch

Sisley’s Global Firming Serum.


Sisley to Launch Global Firming Serum

Sisley’s latest product promises firmer, smoother skin.

clock July 30, 2010Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Reeve Foundation Benefit at Boom Boom Room

On August 10, the decadent nightclub will be chockablock with do-gooders when it hosts a fundraiser for the foundation.

clock July 29, 2010WWD Staff

Erin Fetherston for Juicy Couture

Fashion Features

Juicy Couture’s Next Chapter: Looks by Erin Fetherston

Launching for holiday, the 11-style lineup gives the brand a glam new makeover.

clock July 29, 2010Venessa Lau

Playboy and Adidas items.


Coty Pumping Up Playboy, Adidas Brands

Coty Beauty is aiming to strengthen two of the driving forces behind its global fragrance business.

clock July 30, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Ultraflesh Panthera

Color Cosmetics

Ultraflesh to Make Sephora Debut

Ultraflesh Panthera mascara was conceived as “a holy grail product” by Nicole Ostoya, chief executive officer of Studio USA LLC.

clock July 30, 2010Pete Born

The Soliel Liquide scent.


Fusion To Acquire Five Brands

Market sources estimated the deal to be worth between $25 million and $30 million.

clock July 30, 2010Matthew W. Evans


Buyers Ready for Fame, Moda

Javits Center will house both events Sunday through Tuesday.

clock July 30, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Shopper working with tigher budgets are giving more thought to their purchases.

Marketing and Promotion

Survey Finds Five ‘Shopper Personalities’

Shop-a-Lot Sue and Bubble Barbie are still buying.

clock July 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

A print ad for S by Shakira.


Shakira to Shimmy Scent Scales at Retail

New fragrance S by Shakira to launch in September.

clock July 30, 2010Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

French Labor Minister Questioned in Bettencourt Affair

France’s labor minister, Eric Woerth, became the latest figure to be questioned by police in relation to investigations linked to the Bettencourt affair.

clock July 30, 2010WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Trims Losses in First Half

Bulgari SpA’s first-half results helped by growth in product categories.

clock July 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Sears Now + Here departments target teens.


Sears Launches Now + Here Departments

Sears aims to seduce that most fickle of audiences — juniors and young men.

clock July 30, 2010Sharon Edelson

Hussein Chalayan

Fashion Scoops

Eye on Chalayan… L&T’s New Home… Garrard’s Silverware…

Hussein Chalayan will unveil an installation and film at London’s Lisson Gallery in September.

clock July 30, 2010WWD Staff

A facial in progress at CVS’ Beauty 360.


Beauty Brands and Retailers Weigh Service Methods

Outsourced primping is the new boon for the beauty industry.

clock July 30, 2010Molly Prior



Testing Sephora’s Special Occasion Makeover

Sephora is a destination for beauty aficionados. And in cities like Manhattan, it also is a pit stop for enterprising women looking to touch up their makeup.

clock July 30, 2010Molly Prior

An American Apparel store.


American Apparel Loses Auditor

Shares of American Apparel, the purveyor of brightly colored basics, dropped 14.4 percent Wednesday.

clock July 30, 2010Evan Clark

The Nike prototype opens next week.


Retailers Test New Prototypes

Bloomingdale’s and Nike unveil prototypes in Santa Monica Place in California next week.

clock July 30, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: July 29, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 30, 2010WWD Staff


Washington Post Co. Turns Down Avenue Capital, For Now

For now, Avenue Capital is off the short list of bidders for Newsweek.

clock July 30, 2010Amy Wicks


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A model wearing a headdress walks the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017.


Cultural Queries Abound at Victoria’s Secret Shanghai Show

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Social Studies