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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 19hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 13hWWD Staff

Cautious Outlook Hits Estée Lauder Shares

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Overview

As stock markets gyrate and consumers grow antsy, Wall Street is clearly looking ahead — just ask the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Obituaries

Hélène Rochas: The Beauty of Fashion

The death at 84 of Hélène Rochas, the celebrated Parisian beauty who helped to turn the house of Rochas into a perfume powerhouse, signals the end of an era.

clock August 13, 2011Lorna Koski

Financial

Cautious Outlook Hits Estée Lauder Shares

Beauty firm reported that profits leaped 72 percent in the fourth quarter, but shares fell after it issued lower-than-expected guidance for fiscal 2012.

clock August 15, 2011Molly Prior

Government and Trade

U.S. Mills Seeing CAFTA Benefits

Central American countries are gaining market share from Asia.

clock August 15, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Financial

Urban Outfitters Profits Shrink 20.9%

Markdowns, expenses weigh on the retailer.

clock August 15, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Real Estate

Express to Open Brooklyn Flagship

The 10,000-square-foot space will reside on the ground level of 490 Fulton Street.

clock August 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

People

Diana Vreeland: Firing Up the Legacy

Lisa Immordino Vreeland is breathing new life into the legendary fashion editor’s legacy with a new documentary and a coffee-table book.

clock August 15, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Kris Jenner to Launch Line With QVC

The pieces will range from $35 for a basic T-shirt to $140 for outerwear and embellished dresses.

clock August 16, 2011Marcy Medina

Financial

Ed Lampert Fund Boosts Gap Stake

Hedge fund billionaire’s RBD adds to holding.

clock August 15, 2011Evan Clark

Trends

Holiday 2011 Trend: Blazer’s Edge

A favorite topper from jeans to jumpsuits, the blazer is a key item for this holiday season.

clock August 16, 2011Kim Friday

Fashion

Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey Headed to Lincoln Center Stage

Winfrey to host “Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening with Ralph Lauren,” an invitation-only benefit gala scheduled for Oct. 24.

clock August 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Department Stores

Nordstrom Opening Store for Charity in SoHo

While 100 percent of Treasure & Bond’s profits after expenses will be donated to charity, the retailer’s motivation goes beyond the altruistic.

clock August 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Barbie Collector Series Unveils Grace Kelly Dolls

Mattel is lionizing the Hollywood leading lady-turned-princess with three collectible Barbies.

clock August 16, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Behind the Studio 54 Door

“The Marc and Myra Show,” a new weekly show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, will bring in guests to talk about the famed nightclub.

clock August 16, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Essentialist

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Milken Institute Global Conference

Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 20hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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