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Business

Sears Sees Cash Dwindle as Losses Grow

Sears Holdings, parent to Kmart and Sears, posted a wider third-quarter loss and said cash balance was lower than a year ago.

clock 8hVicki M. Young

Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 9hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 16hNyima Pratten

Strong July Comps Boost Hopes for B-t-s

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Overview

Retail got some of its groove back in July — the question is whether retailers can keep the beat through the back-to-school season. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Waris Ahluwalia

Parties

Waris Ahluwalia Fetes Forevermark Collaboration

The jewelry designer and man about town brought a very big bauble to the National Arts Club on Tuesday.

clock August 1, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Mergers and Acquisitions

L Capital Adds Two to Portfolio

Fund is investing in a gourmet food retailer in Australia and a movie theater operator in India.

clock August 2, 2012Kristiano Ang

Business Features

Adidas Raises 2012 Profit Forecast

Company’s second-quarter income grew 17.9 percent.

clock August 2, 2012Katya Foreman and Lara Farrar

The scene outside a Gap store.

Business Features

July Sales Show Surprising Strength

Retail made headway with comps for the month; the question is whether it continues for back-to-school.

clock August 2, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Media

Brides to Go Bimonthly

The magazine is about to change its publishing schedule, taking it from a monthly title to a bimonthly one, beginning in January.

clock August 2, 2012Amy Wicks

Diesel Black Gold Resort 2013

Denim

Sophia Kokosalaki to Exit Diesel

She has designed the denim brand’s upscale Diesel Black Gold women’s collection since June 2009.

clock August 2, 2012David Lipke

Media

Elizabeth Spiers Out at New York Observer

The editor in chief is leaving at the end of the month to start a new company.

clock August 2, 2012Amy Wicks

Sally Hansen Salon InstaGel Strips Gel Manicure Starter Set

Retail

Sally Hansen Takes On At-home Nail Gels

The company is clawing its way into the $2.6 billion gel nail market with not one, but two new products.

clock August 2, 2012Faye Brookman

Gigi Grazer

People

Q&A: Gigi Grazer on ‘The After Wife’

In her latest, the author of “The Starter Wife,” among other Hollywood satires, tells the tale of a young Hollywood widow.

clock August 3, 2012Marcy Medina

Armani’s Maestro.

Color Cosmetics

Giorgio Armani Cosmetics to Launch Maestro Fusion Makeup SPF15

The brand calls the new formula a “complexion perfector.”

clock August 2, 2012Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

Congress Passes AGOA Extension, CAFTA Fixes

Legislation extends benefits to U.S. companies making apparel in sub-Saharan Africa and gives boost to U.S. firms doing business in Central America.

clock August 2, 2012Kristi Ellis

Ben Hill

Parties

David Yurman Throws a Rooftop Bash

The jewelry firm and its namesake held a midsummer soiree on Wednesday.

clock August 2, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Daffy’s Creditors to Get Full Payment on Claims

The off-price discounter, which already said it would liquidate, filed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy court petition Wednesday night in Manhattan.

clock August 2, 2012Vicki M. Young

BareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation line and the Precision Face Brush.

Color Cosmetics

BareMinerals to Launch Solid Foundation

Set to debut in September, the product is a sea mineral-enriched formula designed to provide natural coverage and antiaging benefits.

clock August 2, 2012Belisa Silva

Retail

Belk to Showcase Southern Designers

Fifteen designers with roots in the region will sell their merchandise at the department store chain as part of its 125th anniversary celebration.

clock August 2, 2012David Moin

Fabulous by Isaac Mizrahi

Fragrance

Isaac Mizrahi Breaking Into Fragrance

The designer is set to launch a women’s scent named Fabulous, the first fruits of a beauty licensing deal inked with The Cloudbreak Group in November.

clock August 2, 2012Julie Naughton

Kallol Datta, Nidhi Ahuja, Purnima Lamba and Pankaj Ahuja.

Fashion Features

Lakmé Fashion Week Gets Under Way

In its 13th year, the five-day event kicks off on Friday with 86 designers and several new initiatives.

clock August 2, 2012Mayu Saini

The Beauty.com’s Beauty Favorites Box

Retail

Beauty.com Launches In-store Beauty Box

The debut Beauty Favorites Box contains $130 worth of full-size and deluxe samples from prestige brands.

clock August 2, 2012Belisa Silva

Leather Goods

Samsonite Acquires Hartmann

The Hong Kong-based firm on Thursday bought the high-end luggage and leather goods company for $35 million.

clock August 2, 2012Evan Clark

Paltrow’s Boss ad.

Fragrance

Hugo Boss Launching New Women’s Fragrance

When it came to the inspiration for its latest women’s fragrance, Boss Nuit Pour Femme, the brand looked to the sartorial world — and Gwyneth Paltrow.

clock August 3, 2012Nina Jones

Empty tables are seen outside a pub in central London.

Retail

London’s Retail Whimper: Local Shops, Restaurants Bemoan Games

With many Londoners working from home during the Games, businesses are feeling the pinch.

clock August 3, 2012Samantha Conti

A view of Carmen Steffens flagship.

Footwear

Carmen Steffens Hits U.S.

The Brazilian shoe and handbag brand opened its first U.S. flagship at the Hollywood and Highland center in Los Angeles.

clock August 3, 2012Marcy Medina

A view of the Vince boutique at 980 Madison Avenue in New York.

Retail

Vince Unfurls Madison Avenue Flagship

The contemporary brand will open its third Manhattan store today at 980 Madison Avenue.

clock August 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Zachary and Joshua Swauger of Jackie Fame.

Retail

ECRM Meeting Centers on Industry Innovation

Trends to emerge over the three days included an invasion of foreign firms looking for fertile growth in the U.S. and a renaissance of the fragrance business.

clock August 3, 2012Faye Brookman

Financial

July Comp Crux

Analysts and economists, who generally took June’s weak results as a sign of disappointments to come, had to readjust their metric antennae once again.

clock August 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon on Thursday.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William Head to Wimbledon

The royals turned out to support the British Olympic hopeful Andy Murray, who beat Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in the men’s Olympics quarter finals.

clock August 3, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise seen leaving Pastis in the Meatpacking District.

Fashion Scoops

Katie Holmes All About J.Crew

The actress made four trips in one week to the retailer’s Columbus Circle store in New York.

clock August 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

London’s Somerset House to Mount Valentino Exhibit

“Valentino: Master of Couture,” which opens in November, will feature more than 130 creations by the Italian designer.

clock August 3, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

United Colors of Benetton’s Chicago Flagship Gets a Makeover

The location, at 520 North Michigan Avenue, will open Saturday and is the first U.S. unit to be renovated by Italian star architect Piero Lissoni.

clock August 3, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Lacoste Hits 10 Million Fans on Facebook

The fashion brand is one of only six to do so, according to research firm Stylophane.

clock August 3, 2012David Lipke

Eniko Mihalik and Terry Richardson in the new David Webb campaign.

Media

Terry Richardson Lenses David Webb Campaign

Hungarian model Eniko Mihalik also appears in fall ads for Carolina Herrera, Alberta Ferretti and Robert Lee Morris.

clock August 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Essentialist

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 11hKristi Ellis

Social Studies