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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 22hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 6hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 17hEvan Clark

To Infinity and Beyond: Lauren Sees No End To Polo’s Global Growth

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Overview

Ralph Lauren is into Phase Two. The designer has built an empire with sales of $10 billion and a brand that is recognized worldwide.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Intimates and Activewear

Kardashians to Launch Fashion Brand

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are striving to make their celebrity last more than 15 minutes by creating their own fashion brand.

clock August 4, 2010Marcy Medina

Business

Tepid July Comps Raise Concerns

Soft comps and aggressive promotions, at retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch and AEO, rattle nerves.

clock August 5, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

McComb Sees Liz Claiborne on Verge of Turnaround

Investors gave Liz Claiborne a big thumbs-up Thursday, pushing the stock up 69 cents.

clock August 5, 2010Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Prevention Names Diane Salvatore Editor in Chief

Rodale has tapped the former Ladies Home Journal editor in chief to fill the vacant top slot.

clock August 5, 2010Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Margaret Russell Tapped as AD’s New Editor

Since Margaret Russell is based in New York, Architectural Digest’s editorial offices will move from L.A. into one of Condé Nast’s locations in Manhattan.

clock August 5, 2010Amy Wicks

Financial

July Comp Crux

The best and worst of June.

clock August 6, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Department Stores

Bloomingdale’s Bows in Santa Monica

Diane Keaton, Barbra Streisand and Donna Karan check out the retailer’s new store.

clock August 6, 2010David Moin and Rachel Brown

Hair

Salon Firms Try Many Approaches to Drive Business

Companies like John Paul Mitchell Systems, Wella and Tigi have significantly different marketing strategies.

clock August 6, 2010Andrea Nagel

Fragrance

Bebe Goes Sheer With New Scent

Bebe Sheer fragrance was inspired by the airiness of fabrics such as organza, tulle and silk.

clock August 6, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Color Cosmetics

L’Wren Scott Teams With Lancôme

Holiday color collection by L’Wren Scott for Lancôme marks the designer’s first major move into makeup.

clock August 6, 2010Jennifer Weil

Color Cosmetics

Lancôme to Launch Teint Miracle Foundation

Lancôme Teint Miracle is billed to be a next-generation foundation that re-creates the aura of perfect skin.

clock August 6, 2010Jennifer Weil

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Mary J. Blige Shatters Sales Records at HSN

Mary J. Blige’s debut scent My Life generated at least $3 million in retail sales in 24 hours, sources say.

clock August 6, 2010Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Ferrari Picks Fast Type Fernando Alonso… Happy B-Day, Betsey…

Ferrari is gearing up to launch a new men’s scent, dubbed Scuderia, inspired by the Ferrari of the same name and the world of Formula One.

clock August 6, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Polo: An American Icon Adopts a Global Perspective

Ralph Lauren sees international opportunity as new era for Polo.

clock August 6, 2010Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Warnaco’s Profits Rise in Second Quarter

Warnaco raises forecast for fiscal 2010.

clock August 6, 2010Vicki M. Young

Advertising

A|X Armani Launches 3-D Ad Campaign

With all the recent hype about 3-D movies, it didn’t take long for the fashion world to add another dimension to its advertising.

clock August 6, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Newsstand Is Down — But Does it Matter?

With only a few exceptions, fashion titles saw yet further declines on newsstand in the first six months of the year.

clock August 6, 2010Amy Wicks

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