Coty’s Global Ambitions: Calvin Klein Key to Unilever Deal

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Coty Inc. acquired the Calvin Klein fragrance business by signing a deal to acquire Unilever's global prestige fragrance business for $800 million.

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The Vera Wang fragrance.

Beauty Features

Coty’s Global Ambitions: Calvin Klein Key to Unilever Deal

Coty Inc. acquired the Calvin Klein fragrance business by signing a deal to acquire Unilever’s global prestige fragrance business for $800 million.

clock May 23, 2005Molly Prior and Pete Born


There’s No Dearth in Denim

As stores increase denim orders for fall, two Wall Street analysts have raised concerns there may be too much denim chasing too few customers.

clock May 23, 2005Sharon Edelson


Ullman Lays Out Penney’s Plan

PLANO, Tex. — J.C. Penney Co. wants to be the preferred shopping choice for middle America, chairman and chief executive Myron E. Ullman 3rd said Friday as he presided over his first annual shareholders’ meeting since joining the $18 billion…

clock May 23, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: Burberry Group reports fourth-quarter and year-end earnings.
The Sports Authority reports first-quarter sales and earnings.

Wednesday: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. reports first-quarter sales and…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Magic Swim … Salvi To La Perla

MAGIC SWIM: MAGIC Marketplace, a week after announcing a bigger accessories component and partnership with the JCK Show, said it will be a partner with the International Swimwear/Activewear Market. The ISAM Pavilion will bow at the…

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China imposed export tariffs on apparel and textiles Friday.


Little Impact Seen From China Export Tariffs

U.S. sourcing executives saw the move by China to place higher tariffs on its apparel and textile exports as more symbolic than substantive.

clock May 23, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow


Eight Days In May

    Friday, May 13
  • The U.S. Commerce Department moved to limit imports on three categories of Chinese apparel imports, including cotton knit shirts and blouses and cotton trousers valued at $624.5 million.


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Fashion-forward looks such as On Gossamer's colorful cami and briefs were best-booking items.

Fashion Features

Vendors Play Retail Waiting Game

The focus on newness at this month’s market overtook the apprehensive mood related to retail consolidation and lackluster sales.

clock May 23, 2005Karyn Monget

A visual of a fall marketing campaign for Levi's underwear.

Fashion Features

Levi’s Goes Under the Jeans

NEW YORK — The first line of men’s and women’s underwear, daywear, sleepwear and loungewear bearing the Levi’s label is being produced under license by Signature Apparel Group for fall 2005.

Officials at Levi Strauss and Signature Apparel…

clock May 23, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Macpherson’s Intimate Moment

LONDON — Fifteen years after launching her lingerie label — and her name as a brand — Elle Macpherson is beginning to reap some long-awaited rewards.

“I’ve been through six management changes in 15 years,” said Macpherson,…

clock May 23, 2005Samantha Conti

The Money Bag.

Fashion Features

Tanner Krolle Bags British Cool

NEW YORK — Many of fashion’s “It” girls are born and bred in the U.K., and no one understands this better than Tanner Krolle’s chief executive officer Guy Salter.

In an effort to revitalize the 149-year-old handbag company’s London-cool…

clock May 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott

A vintage style by Amato.

Fashion Features

Carolina Amato Turns 30 And Looks to the Past

Carolina Amato, the glove and shawl company, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business.

The Long Island-born designer may not be a household name, but her gloves and shawls are a mainstay for department stores like Neiman Marcus and…

clock May 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Rafe Totengco's pens and notebook for A.T. Cross.

Fashion Features

Findings: Beneficial Bling … Dot The ‘I’S … In-House Baubles …

BENEFICIAL BLING: Judith Leiber is adding some of her signature sparkle to the sunshine. Leiber created a sterling silver key chain set with genuine Austrian crystals in jet, light topaz, jonquil and black diamond to benefit Project…

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A Dasha Boutique bracelet.

Fashion Features

A Triple Play

Three designers from varied backgrounds are making the moves on the fine jewelry and watch market.

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Fashion Features

Generation XY

Fine jewelers are revving up their men’s assortments in response to strengthening sales.

clock May 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Patek Philippe's new annual calendar for women.

Fashion Features

A Woman’s Prerogative

Swiss watchmakers are adding a feminine touch to their men’s styles to cater to a growing market.

clock May 23, 2005Robert Murphy

Agate, pearl and green tourmaline charms.

Fashion Features

A Prince Gets Charmed

Most lucky charms cost less than a dollar and are dispensed from dime-store vending machines. Prince Dimitri’s, however, are not.

The New York-based jeweler has introduced a line of watch charms made from precious materials. They range from…

clock May 23, 2005Emily Holt

The interior of Doyle & Doyle.


A Fine Way

Jewelers are bringing added sparkle to a once-seedy downtown New York thoroughfare.

clock May 23, 2005Ashley Baker

Bulgari's Miami boutique.


Miami Ice

A fashion-forward and international clientele is making this Florida city a hot spot for fine jewelers

clock May 23, 2005Rebecca Kleinman

De Beers' Sparkle ring.

Fashion Features

A Light Touch

A new artistic director is making her mark on De Beers.

clock May 23, 2005Samantha Conti

A platinum and diamond ring with blue enamel.

Fashion Features

Faberge Hatches Two New Collections

Faberge, the 163-year-old company best known for its gold, enamel and precious stone-encrusted Easter eggs, has launched two limited-edition jewelry collections.

The first is a bridal line to premiere next week at the Couture, Signature Salons…

clock May 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott


WWD Stock Index Rallies

NEW YORK — With oil prices hovering at $47 a barrel and inflation held at bay — at least for now — investors enjoyed the biggest four-day rally in six months. Each major index finished the week with hefty gains of roughly 3…

clock May 23, 2005Fahmida Y. Rashid

Ben Gillikin

Beauty Features

Clarins to Get Everlast Line

NEW YORK — Clarins Fragrance Group has won U.S. distribution rights for yet-to-be launched Everlast fragrance and grooming products. The move comes after Clarins said last week that it would distribute ITF fragrances in the U.S.

As with…

clock May 23, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Aerin Lauder and Gwyneth Paltrow

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Paltrow Signs With Lauder

Estee Lauder Cos. has snatched another bold-faced name, Gwyneth Paltrow, to be a spokeswoman for the Estee Lauder brand.

clock May 23, 2005Pete Born and Bryn Kenny

Ivanka Trump outside the Judith Ripka shop.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Laurence Loves Liz … Going Once, Going Twice … In Print …

LAURENCE LOVES LIZ: It was a painting he’d dreamed about owning for years — and now it’s finally his. Last week at a Sotheby’s auction in New York, diamond mogul Laurence Graff paid more than $12.6…

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Chanel rabbit-trimmed jackets were a hit.


Bergdorf Trunk Show Sees Record $5.6M With Chanel

Chanel shoppers gave the label two thumbs up to the tune of $5.6 million in sales during a three-day record-breaking Bergdorf Goodman trunk show.

clock May 23, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of Oscar de la Renta's Manhasset store.

Fashion Features

De La Renta Sets New Unit

NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, aiming to build its U.S. retail presence before venturing abroad, will unveil a boutique at the Americana in Manhasset, N.Y., in July. The 2,100-square-foot unit will boost the company’s store count to…

clock May 23, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Outkast rapper Andre 3000.

Fashion Features

Style Boosts Atlanta’s Profile

ATLANTA — Like the city it celebrated, the Style Atlanta grand finale was a mixture of down home and diversity, Old South and New Internationalism — and a great place to dress up.

The black-tie gala on May 6 at the Ritz Carlton in…

clock May 23, 2005Georgia Lee

Astrid Munoz in Christian Dior.


Final Fete

AmFAR’s Cinema Against AIDS benefit at Cannes brought out the dazzling dresses missing from the red carpet all week and the stars to wear them.

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Lindsay Lohan


Blonde Ambition

NEW YORK — Valentino sure loves his blondes. Although he chose a brunette, Eugenia Volodina, as the face of his new perfume, V, Pamela Anderson, Nicollette Sheridan, London…

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