Diego’s Saks Bet: Della Valle Ups Stake to 19.1%

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The North Face brand was strong for VF.

Business Features

VF Raises Guidance

VF Corp., riding the strength of The North Face and Vans brands, posted third-quarter results that easily beat Wall Street’s expectations.

clock October 21, 2010Vicki M. Young

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship.

Business Features

Della Valle Ups Stake in Saks Again

Tod’s chairman Diego Della Valle becomes the luxe retailer Saks Inc.’s biggest shareholder.

clock October 21, 2010Evan Clark and David Moin

Kiehl’s is betting on the considerable antioxidant powers of the Brazilian Açaí berry to power its first organic skin care collection. The four-item lineup, due in mid-September, is Ecocert and Cradle to Cradle certified.

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Sees Sales Growth

Strength in the consumer products unit and growth in new markets helped the beauty giant lift its third-quarter sales.

clock October 21, 2010Alex Wynne

Looks from Ann Taylor.

Sportswear

Ann Taylor Spring 2011

The silhouettes were more spare, with a focus on clean outerwear.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

Janet Pardo, Claudia Poccia, Lori Singer, Alex Keith and Lisa Price.

Human Resources

Five Honored at CEW Achiever Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women honored five beauty industry executives at its 35th annual CEW Achiever Awards, held earlier this month at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

clock October 22, 2010Julie Naughton

Don Loftus and Thia Breen

Human Resources

Lauder’s Breen Honored at Circle of Champions

The Fragrance Foundation’s annual Circle of Champions event turned into a roast of Thia Breen, president of the Estée Lauder brand in North America.

clock October 22, 2010Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Anna Dello Russo to Launch First Fragrance

The fashion director of Japanese Vogue, Anna Dello Russo, has bottled her blogging success.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

Outside the Palaisdes Festivals

Marketing and Promotion

L’Oréal’s Jean-Paul Agon Talks Travel Retail and Bettencourt Affair

Jean-Paul Agon, ceo of L’Oréal, delivered the opening speech at the Tax Free World Association’s annual gathering.

clock October 22, 2010Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

January 18, 1990: Slob Story

WWD doesn’t just cover the bold and the beautiful. Consider “The Slob Squad” story from Jan. 18, 1990.

clock October 22, 2010Venessa Lau

Fashion Features

IMG Expands to Canada

The company expands partnership with Fashion Design Council of Canada.

clock October 22, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Esprit outlet in Gilroy, Calif.

Retail

Esprit Retail Growth Focuses on Outlets

Brand plans to add 15 to 20 units in the next year.

clock October 22, 2010Rachel Brown

Gucci at NorthPark Center.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Opens in Las Vegas, Dallas

Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini conceived the design of the Las Vegas store.

clock October 22, 2010Jean Scheidnes and Holly Haber

Richard Chai and Snarkitecture's cavelike installation that doubles as a pop-up shop.

Fashion Features

Chai’s Cold Shoulder… Dries Dining… Buona Notte Saks…

Richard Chai and Snarkitecture teamed up to design a cavelike installation that doubles as a pop-up shop.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Vera Bradley IPO Raises $176 Million

Shares price at $16 and close at $24.85 in first trading day.

clock October 22, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

GGP Reorganization Plan Confirmed

General Growth Property due to exit bankruptcy court Nov. 8th.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

Fragrance

Fallout Intensifies Over Jean-Paul Guerlain Racial Slur

French Representative Council of Black Associations may file a complaint against Guerlain’s parent company, LVMH.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

Christy Turlington Burns at the advertising shoot for Slip Into....

Fragrance

Christy Turlington Burns Tapped for Avon Scent

Avon Products Inc. aims to lift spirits with its upcoming scent Slip Into…, an oriental floral with top notes of blackberry and freesia.

clock October 22, 2010Molly Prior

Kenneth Cole’s Jill Granoff, Terry Lundgren, Kenneth Cole and Jeff Gennette.

Retail

Macy’s, Kenneth Cole Upbeat on Collaborations

Working collaboratively — and exclusively — can be a bona fide way to increase sales.

clock October 22, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

The Tommy Hilfiger store on Bleccker Street.

Ready To Wear

Hilfiger Targets Younger Consumer With Tommy Stores

First Tommy boutique in the U.S. unveiled in Manhattan.

clock October 22, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Rosanne Cash

People

Rosanne Cash: On the Road

Singer Rosanne Cash sounds off on her father Johnny Cash, fashion and life.

clock October 22, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

People

Q&A: Ellsworth Kelly

Still creating in his 87th year, artist Ellsworth Kelly is very much of the “why stop now?” mind-set — always has been, always will be.

clock October 22, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Ellsworth Kelly and Emily Fisher Landau.

Designer and Luxury

Pratt Legends Share Their Pasts

Tommy Hilfiger, artist Ellsworth Kelly and philanthropist Emily Fisher Landau each delved into their memory banks after taking top honors.

clock October 22, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Claro devices that use heat and light to combat acne.

Financial

CLRS Bought by Solta Medical

CLRS Technology is the maker of the Claro device that uses heat and light to combat acne.

clock October 22, 2010Rachel Brown

An ad visual for Vanitas.

Fragrance

Versace Plots Ambitious Launch for Vanitas Scent

Vanitas was designed to occupy the top-rung or couture position in the Versace fragrance hierarchy.

clock October 22, 2010Pete Born and Kerry Olsen

Denise Richards

Hair

Reality Star Creates Hair Care Line

Celebrity hairstylist Cristophe and actress-reality star Denise Richards are partnering to create a hair care line, to be launched some time in 2011.

clock October 22, 2010Andrea Nagel

Media

Time for Tweaks… Open Casting at Newsweek…

As Newsweek continues to grapple with big questions, Time is battling a set of slightly smaller issues.

clock October 22, 2010WWD Staff

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Trump border tax

Business

Textile Group Backs Trump’s Trade and Tax Goals

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Social Studies