U.S. vs. the World: Gap Views Overseas as Key Growth Engine

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As Gap Inc. struggles to get its mojo back in North America at the mature store brands of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, it sees online growth and multichannel expansion overseas.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Louis Vuitton’s tote in Monogram Empreinte leather.

Business Features

LVMH Sales Climb 23.6% in Third Quarter

Revenue growth for the French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton stood at 14 percent.

clock October 14, 2010Miles Socha

Banana Republic in London


Gap Views Overseas As Key

Gap Inc. sees online growth and multichannel expansion overseas as counterbalancing the negative domestic comparable-store sales .

clock October 14, 2010David Moin


Carrefour Sales Rise 6.7 Percent in Third Quarter

Retailer revises down full-year operating profit target due to one-off charges in Brazil.

clock October 14, 2010Joelle Diderich

"The Like" performing.


An American in London

Kate Spade feted the opening of their first London pop-up store Wednesday night.

clock October 14, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Prices of U.S.-Made Apparel Drop in September

Women’s, men’s prices down in year-over-year comparisons.

clock October 14, 2010Liza Casabona

NP Set Bath & Body items for Target.


Target Taps Napoleon Perdis for Bath Line

Makeup artist Napoleon Perdis has broadened his horizons outside of cosmetics to the bath aisle.

clock October 15, 2010Andrea Nagel

Kate Walsh


Kate Walsh Launches Beauty Company

Kate Walsh, best known for playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on “Grey’s Anatomy,” releases a fragrance called Boyfriend.

clock October 15, 2010Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

September 24, 1952: Buy, Buy, Lucy

When “I Love Lucy” first aired, WWD ran a full-page ad promoting Lucille Ball sweaters.

clock October 15, 2010Venessa Lau

Fashion Scoops

Kate Moss Poses for Vogue Eyewear… Pierre Cardin Visits New York…

Kate Moss will appear in Vogue Eyewear ads shot by Mario Testino.

clock October 15, 2010WWD Staff

“Signature silhouettes with a twist” is the way the designer describes her bridge collection, ML Monique Lhuillier, for spring.

Designer and Luxury

New Bridge: Looks From ML Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011

“Signature silhouettes with a twist” is the way the designer describes her bridge collection, ML Monique Lhuillier, for spring.

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Jamee Gregory


Jamee Gregory’s Entertaining Views

Gregory chats about her new tome “New York Parties: Private Views” the night after her blowout Bergdorf Goodman bash.

clock October 15, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Carl Edwards and Turn 4XT.


Avon Signs NASCAR’s Carl Edwards for Scent

Carl Edwards will be the face of Avon’s December catalog.

clock October 15, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Heat Rush, Beyoncé’s new scent.


Beyoncé to Launch Heat Rush Scent

Beyoncé Heat Rush is intended to be more of a daytime fragrance.

clock October 15, 2010Julie Naughton

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code


L’Oréal’s Youth Code to Hit Mass

New product line Youth Code features gene-boosting technology.

clock October 15, 2010Andrea Nagel


Charming Shoppes Stock Fall Thursday

Investors react strongly to Fogarty’s departure. Also, Loehmann’s may close up to 15 stores.

clock October 15, 2010Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona


Wal-Mart Focuses on Core Customer

Wal-Mart U.S. is making changes to grow the top line and earnings per share.

clock October 15, 2010Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

August Imports Set Volume Record

Combined shipments of textiles and apparel reached 5.4 billion square meter equivalents, the highest since 1989.

clock October 15, 2010Liza Casabona

Color Cosmetics

Clarins USA Adds Pati Dubroff

Clarins USA has hired Dubroff as its new celebrity beauty artist.

clock October 15, 2010Pete Born

The site of Nars’ future West Village flagship.

Color Cosmetics

Nars Adds Doors, Executives

Nars cosmetics brand said this week that it will open its first flagship boutique in the West Village next spring.

clock October 15, 2010Julie Naughton

Ulta.com has paired with Omniture for its site.


Ulta.com Pursues Personalized Service

Beauty retailer taps Omniture Inc., a business unit of Adobe Systems Inc., to update its customer experience.

clock October 15, 2010Molly Prior

Katy Perry for her Purr fragrance ad.


Katy Perry Slips Into a Latex Catsuit… Reichl Radar…

Katy Perry is feeling feline in her first ad for Purr fragrance.

clock October 15, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

La Prairie Group Names New Chief

Patrick Rasquinet becomes new president and chief executive of Beiersdorf-owned La Prairie Group.

clock October 15, 2010Alex Wynne

Wal-Mart store.


Smaller Target and Wal-Mart Units Could Spark Beauty Battle

Mass retailers Target and Wal-Mart may shake up the corner drugstore.

clock October 15, 2010Faye Brookman

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Ralph Lauren at Lauren’s new flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Gets Key to City

Everyone wants a glimpse of Ralph Lauren’s new mansion.

clock October 15, 2010Marc Karimzadeh


A Lil Kim: Nude Kardashian Photos Leaked

Kim Kardashian nude photos from W magazine shoot were posted on Perez Hilton, and later yanked.

clock October 15, 2010WWD Staff


Ron Offir Promoted at Jones

Ron Offir, formerly president of e-commerce at Jones Apparel Group Inc., has been promoted to president of Jones Direct Group.

clock October 15, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Allegri’s Gian Maria Argentini, Michelle Alves and Saks’ Eric Jennings

Fashion Features

Saks, Allegri Honor Students

Students from the High School of Fashion Industries design accessories for Allegri.

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