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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 3hMiles Socha


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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 18hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

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

clock 12hWWD Staff

Top Salon Brands Eye Hot Market

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Salon giants want to capitalize on the Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening controversy. Bumble and bumble and L’Oréal Professionnel are both coming out with their own versions of hair-smoothing treatments. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Zozotown Plots Growth in Japan and Abroad

The online retailer is thinking global with a new site in English, Chinese and Korean.

clock August 24, 2011Kelly Wetherille

Forecasts and Analysis

California Economy Continues to Struggle

The state with the nation’s largest economy and retail market, is gradually recovering from the recession.

clock August 25, 2011Joanna Ramey


Dior Beauty Lunches for Operation Smile

Erin Cummings, Judy Greer and Emily Montague were among those lunch dating for a good cause in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

clock August 24, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion Scoops

Tokyo’s Retail Scene Picks Up

Bally, James Perse and Moncler are opening new stores in the city.

clock August 25, 2011WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon Expands Local Deals Marketplace to New York City

In the coming months AmazonLocal will include offers on affiliated Web sites such as and

clock August 25, 2011Vicki M. Young


Bumble, L’Oreal Enter the Straightening Fray

Both salon brands are coming out with their own versions of hair-smoothing treatments that are formaldehyde free.

clock August 25, 2011Andrea Nagel

Color Cosmetics

Chanel Adds Comprehensive Foundation Line

Perfection Lumière offers the widest shade range the brand has ever offered in this category.

clock August 25, 2011Julie Naughton

Color Cosmetics

Dior Updates Diorskin Forever, J’Adore

The new iterations will hit stores worldwide in September.

clock August 25, 2011Jennifer Weil

Executive Changes

Myron Ullman Gets $15M Exit Package

J.C. Penney chief to hand over the reins to Ron Johnson in February.

clock August 25, 2011Evan Clark


Band of Outsiders, Net-a-porter Host Cemetery Movie Night

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were among those who turned out to watch a screening of “Meatballs” at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles.

clock August 25, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Designer and Luxury

Manolo Blahnik Partners with Mimi Plange

The duo will debut a spring 2012 shoe collection during Fashion Week.

clock August 25, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

California Plan Could Help Apparel Sector

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a plan to create more jobs through tax incentives, which could benefit apparel manufacturers and small retailers.

clock August 25, 2011Joanna Ramey


Signet Jewelers Profits Jump 71%

The company’s stock was up 3.5 percent to $36.40 in New York Thursday.

clock August 25, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


The Hamptons Gets a Dry Dock

With The Dunes, Joe McKinsey and his investors are attempting to bring the Malibu-style addiction rehabilitation experience to the Northeast.

clock August 25, 2011Matthew Lynch


Chuck Rubin: Ulta’s New Master Builder

The beauty emporium’s ceo is adopting the lofty goal set by his predecessor to more than double Ulta’s door count to 1,000.

clock August 25, 2011Molly Prior


Critical Mass: Specific Beauty Launches Ethnic Skin Care

The derm-created collection is carried at select Target and Wal-Mart locations based on the demographics of the stores.

clock August 26, 2011Faye Brookman

Fashion Scoops

Next Up at the Costume Institute

According to sources, the spring exhibit will focus on the work of Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Randy Kabat Lands at Rue La La

Prada’s former executive vice president of marketing and advertising said she took the interim to “recharge and refresh.”

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Returns to New York Fashion Week

The designer will show his spring 2012 collection on Sept. 11 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Supima Design Competition Comes to New York Fashion Week

The cotton brand has also recruited a panel of industry talent to judge the runway show.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Sephora Fetes Charlotte Ronson Collection

The beauty retailer celebrated its newest designer-fronted beauty collection with a candlelit dinner at Il Sole in West Hollywood.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fendi, Maserati Team Up

The Special Edition Maserati GranCabrio Fendi, which will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 in September.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gary Wassner, the CFDA’s Literary Angel

Half of the proceeds from the new children’s book written by the president of factoring firm Hilldun Corp. will go to the CFDA Fashion Incubator Program.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Kim Kardashian’s People Cover a Hit

The reality star’s over-the-top wedding to Kris Humphries easily beat out the last celebrity wedding cover story to break on

clock August 26, 2011Amy Wicks


Catching Up With Richard David Story

The Departures editor in chief has arguably one of the best jobs in publishing.

clock August 26, 2011WWD Staff


Rafael Nadal’s Winning Ways

Behind the baseline, the tennis champion is known to be a tenacious competitor, but at Macy’s Armani Jeans shop Thursday night, he was all charm.

clock August 26, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Adrian Ward Rees Moves to Ben Sherman From Burberry

Prior to his tenure at Burberry, he worked at Nike, Adidas and Speedo.

clock August 26, 2011Arnold J. Karr


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clock 19hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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