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Beauty

Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock 19hPeter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock 19hMiles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock 19hLuisa Zargani

Estée Lauder Plans to Outpace Market

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Overview

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. aims to leave its prestige beauty peers in the dust, and continue to grow faster than the overall market this year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Saks Inc. Sets Growth Initiatives

The retailer on Tuesday posted a second-quarter net loss of $12.3 million, but the loss was smaller and the sales gain larger than expectations.

clock August 14, 2012David Moin

A bag from the Michael Kors Resort 2013 collection.

Business Features

Michael Kors Results Show Luxe in Demand

For the three months ended June 30, the fashion brand saw profits more than triple on a revenue gain of 70.6 percent.

clock August 14, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fabrizio Freda

Financial

Estée Lauder Plans to Outpace Market in Year Ahead

The beauty firm grew sales 10.3 percent in fiscal 2012, double the rate of the prestige market, and it plans to keep up the pace.

clock August 14, 2012Molly Prior

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2012

Sportswear

Banana Republic Recruits Narciso Rodriguez

The designer will assume an advisory role on Aug. 20, working alongside Simon Kneen, executive vice president and creative director.

clock August 14, 2012Sharon Edelson

The Dots store.

Human Resources

Lisa Rhodes Joins Dots as CEO

The former head of Wal-Mart’s New York fashion office takes the helm of the low-priced women’s chain as it gears up for expansion.

clock August 14, 2012David Moin

Financial

TJX Profits, Sales Gain in Second Quarter

The off-pricer, which reported a double-digit earnings increase in the period, said it is on track to log more than $25 billion in sales this year.

clock August 14, 2012Evan Clark

Robert Pattinson in Gucci

Parties

Post-Split Robert Pattinson Causes New York Stir

The actor and recent gossip fixture made an appearance ahead of “Cosmopolis” on Monday.

clock August 14, 2012Taylor Harris

Based on buyers’ interest at Kingpins, a return to blue indigo and vintage washes is expected for fall 2013.

Denim

Denim Market Slowly Swinging Back to Blue

At Kingpins in L.A., indigo gets a longer look after several seasons of multi-colored merchandising.

clock August 14, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Jessica Chastain in Yves Saint Laurent.

Parties

Moonshine Primetime: ‘Lawless’ Screens in New York

Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain showed off the John Hillcoat-directed period piece.

clock August 14, 2012Matthew Lynch

Legal

Alexander Wang ‘Sweatshop’ Lawsuit Dismissed

A judge dismissed the lawsuit waged by the designer’s former employees, after both sides agreed on a settlement.

clock August 14, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Intermix's new Georgetown store slated to open on Aug. 30.

Financial

Intermix Sets Its Priorities

The company, which is planning a relaunch of its Web site, is opening a new Georgetown location on Aug. 30, as well as a new Manhattan store next spring.

clock August 14, 2012Vicki M. Young

Financial

Sales Improve, Losses Widen at American Apparel

The company posted a second-quarter net loss of $15.3 million, while net sales increased 12.5 percent to $149.5 million.

clock August 14, 2012David Lipke

Ralph Lauren Purple Label

Ready To Wear

Ralph Lauren’s New View

The designer continues to grow his world, talking about the potential of opening freestanding stores for each of his various labels.

clock August 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Media

The New York Times Co. Names Mark Thompson CEO

The former director-general of the BBC will be relocating to New York from London and is expected to start in November.

clock August 15, 2012Erik Maza

Media

W Magazine Partners With Hipstamatic

Starting today, the lens inspired by the publication can be used in the iPhone camera app for free for the next six weeks.

clock August 15, 2012Amy Wicks

Lucy Danziger

Media

Self Editor Lucy Danziger Sets Personal Best in NYC Ironman

A three-time Iron Man-er, she chopped 30 minutes off her best time at last weekend’s competition, finishing with a time of 12 hours and 20 minutes.

clock August 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Dangerous Opportunity

With the Chinese economy showing signs of weakness, and foreign brands cutting their advertising budgets, local designers may have a chance for growth.

clock August 15, 2012Huang Hung

Government and Trade

Lawmakers Probe Wal-Mart Tax Evasion, Money Laundering

The retailer’s Mexican bribery scandal continues to expand.

clock August 15, 2012Evan Clark

Georgina Chapman and Ron Howard

People

Georgina Chapman on Filmmaking and Fashion

WWD sat down with the designer in Los Angeles to discuss her plans for her directorial debut at the photography-inspired film festival, Project Imaginat10n.

clock August 15, 2012Marcy Medina

Cote de Pablo appeared on the September cover in Christian Dior.

Media

CBS Turns Eye to Fashion With Watch Magazine

The new bimonthly magazine will cover celebrity and style through the eyes of CBS network stars.

clock August 15, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Pershing Square Capital Details P&G Stake in SEC Filing

Separately, Edward Lampert’s RBS Partners revealed that it bought 145,922 shares of Avon Products Inc.

clock August 15, 2012Evan Clark

A miniature version of the David Beckham statue.

Fashion Scoops

H&M to Unveil David Beckham Statues

On Thursday, the fast-fashion retailer will place nine 10-foot statues of Beckham around New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

clock August 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

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