Not Doing Cartwheels: Betsey Johnson Defaults, Steven Madden Steps In

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Marketing and Promotion

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz Designs for H&M

Lanvin for H&M line to bow on Nov. 23.

clock September 2, 2010Miles Socha


Esprit Profits Drop for Year

Esprit’s wholesale business continues to suffer.

clock September 2, 2010Jennifer Cardenas


August Comp Crux

The best and worst of the month.

clock September 3, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Vincent Cassel as Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Public Enemy #1.


Vincent Cassel: Criminal Minds

Vincent Cassel plays famed French gangster Jacques Mesrine in two biopics.

clock September 3, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Pierre Koffmann


London Restaurant Scene: Koffman’s and Apsleys

Chefs Pierre Koffmann and Heinz Beck inject a dose of adrenaline — and drama — to eating out in London.

clock September 3, 2010Samantha Conti

Catherine Malandrino in Saint-Tropez.


WWD Postcard: Catherine Malandrino from St. Tropez

The designer shops flea markets and drinks rosé wine alongside the Mediterranean Sea.

clock September 3, 2010WWD Staff

The Jimmy Choo storefront at the Souks, which opened in April.

Business Features

Banks Circle Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo isn’t for sale at the moment, but that isn’t preventing investment banks from sniffing around.

clock September 3, 2010Samantha Conti

Maybelline display at CVS Pharmacy.

Marketing and Promotion

Mass Market Beauty Shifts Promotional Gears

Stores such as Target to Walgreens seek more effective ways to bolster foot traffic and boost beauty sales.

clock September 3, 2010Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel and Faye Brookman

Victoria’s Secret led Limited Brands Inc. to a 10 percent gain.

Business Features

Retailers Gain Ground in August

Same-store sales results come in stronger than expected, but doubts about the second half remain.

clock September 3, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Maybelline spokesmodel Lisalla Montenegro will be featured in Fit Me ads.

Skin Care

Maybelline Looks to Build Face Business

Maybelline New York encourages shopping for foundation, a powder, a concealer and a blush as a beauty regimen.

clock September 3, 2010Andrea Nagel

Sidney Toledano, Eva Mendes and Henry Segerstrom

Designer and Luxury

Dior Relaunches at South Coast Plaza

Eva Mendes, who wore Dior to the Academy Awards, hosted the cocktail party for the luxury boutique.

clock September 3, 2010Marcy Medina

Balenciaga store in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Unveils Revamped Paris Flagship

The store marries the history of the house with a futuristic vision.

clock September 3, 2010Miles Socha

Stefania Pia

Fashion Features

Heavy Metal: Italian Fashion Journalist Designs Jewelry

Antique keys, metal washers, and even butcher’s hooks are the source of Stefania Pia’s inspiration.

clock September 3, 2010Shoshanna Fischhoff and Taylor Harris

Jelena Jankovic at Stuart Weitzman

Fashion Scoops

Courting Jankovic… Karl’s Take on Hogan… Gilt’s Unbelievably Good Prices…

Jelena Jankovic, the U.S. Open’s number-two seed, cooled her heels Wednesday in Stuart Weitzman’s Madison Avenue store.

clock September 3, 2010WWD Staff


Carven Beauty Business Sold to Jacques Bogart

Groupe Jacques Bogart has acquired the Carven fragrance and cosmetics business from Groupe Béranger.

clock September 3, 2010Jennifer Weil

Three of Episencial’s products.

Body Care

Episencial Brand to Widen Distribution

Company sells organic body care products for children.

clock September 3, 2010Julie Naughton

Taylor Chang-Babaian

Color Cosmetics

Kre-at Beauty Makes Barneys Debut

Makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, who has worked with clients such as Nelly Furtado and Mariah Carey, launches her own brand.

clock September 3, 2010Rachel Brown

Sue Devitt’s Golden Temple Effusion Eau de Toilette.

Color Cosmetics

Sue Devitt Adds Fragrance

This week, Sue Devitt is introducing at Barneys a new limited edition scent called Golden Temple Effusion Eau de Toilette.

clock September 3, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Biotherm’s Skin.Ergetic.

Marketing and Promotion

Biotherm to Launch Skin.Ergetic

Biotherm creates treatment line for women in their 30s.

clock September 3, 2010Brid Costello

L’Air du Temps by Starck.

Beauty Features

Philippe Starck Reworks L’Air du Temps Bottle

A modern designer tackles the mythic flacon, originally created by Marc Lalique and Robert Ricci.

clock September 3, 2010Jennifer Weil

Ren’s ClearCalm3 Anti-Blemish Treatment Mask.

Marketing and Promotion

Ren at 10: Building a U.S. Presence

Treatment brand Ren is introducing ClearCalm3, a four-unit line that focuses on acne and blemishes.

clock September 3, 2010Brid Costello

Betsey Johnson

Designer and Luxury

Betsey Johnson Defaults, Steven Madden Steps In

In SEC filing, Steven Madden Ltd. said it had taken over a $48.8 million loan to Johnson’s firm, Betsey Johnson LLC.

clock September 3, 2010Arnold J. Karr

People Style Watch


People Stylewatch Ups the Ante… Agent Provocateur’s Home Movies…

People Stylewatch is getting ready to raise its rate base by 50,000 copies.

clock September 3, 2010WWD Staff

Peter Dundas and Lou Doillon

Fashion Scoops

Fashion’s Week Out Begins… Keira Knightley’s Paris Pose… Redux Indeed…

At Fashion’s Night Out in Paris, Lou Doillon disclosed she’ll be walking for Tom Ford in New York next week.

clock September 8, 2010WWD Staff


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Dean and Dan Caten.


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clock 8hSandra Salibian

Social Studies