Bolstering Profitability: Est?e Lauder to Sell Stila In Cost-Cutting Initiative

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Est?e Lauder's first quarter was a tough one but the company is taking steps to increase profitability, including the sale of its color brand Stila.

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William Lauder


Bolstering Profitability: Estee Lauder to Sell Stila In Cost-Cutting Initiative

Estee Lauder’s first quarter was a tough one, but the firm is working on bolstering profits, including the sale of Stila and a cost-savings plan.

clock October 27, 2005Molly Prior


Restructuring Costs Hurt Jones 3Q Net

Third-quarter results at Jones Apparel Group were hurt by restructuring charges, but it didn’t appear to have any major implications for fiscal 2005.

clock October 27, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Guys And Dolls … Escada’s TV Moment … If It Ain’t Broke …

Anna Sui is getting in touch with her masculine side.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Rosen To House of Dereon … U.S. Charges China … Pakistan Seeks Aid

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Kirstin Pierce performs.

Fashion Features

Party With Bill, but Don’t Forget to Vote

Former president Bill Clinton, securing this year’s title for least likely person to make an in-store appearance, touched down in the Polo Ralph Lauren store here Tuesday night to rally young voters.

clock October 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Judith Miller


Memo Pad: Weighing Anchors … Deep Thoughts … Judy, Meet Martha …

Corner offices across the TV news business emptied out early Tuesday night as their occupants gathered to congratulate Mike Wallace on the publication of his new book, “Between You and Me.”

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The second floor of Barneys transformed into a lounge.


Celestial Beings

Fashion parties all over town, from Chanel to Rochas to Alberta Ferretti at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Group’s All-Star Lineup

Tonight, the Fashion Group International will celebrate luminaries from the design community.

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LTB by Littlebig's first Italian store in Rome.


LTB Gets in Gear for European Push

Following its recent opening on Rome’s Via del Corso, LTB by Littlebig is set to roll out 35 stores across Europe in the next three years.

clock October 27, 2005Courtney Colavita

Looks from Jet Lag's new women's collection.

Fashion Features

Jet Lag Sets Its Sights on Women for Spring

Jet Lag, a Berlin-based men’s premium denim brand, is looking to attract fashion-savvy women willing to pay for premium denim with a new line that will hit stores this spring.

clock October 27, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

U.S. Design Group Targets Juniors Moderate Channel

U.S. Design Group is looking to capture a piece of the moderate junior denim market with Z Co., a new line launched during Los Angeles market week.

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Couture Couture's cotton, acetate and metal suit with viscose and silk jeweled tank.

Fashion Features

Juicy Couture Makes Good on Its Name

Juicy Couture is launching Couture Couture for spring, with styles such as a jeweled dress with organza underskirt and a lace strapless dress.

clock October 27, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Penguin is preparing for a retail rollout. Here, inside the Manhattan store.


Penguin Retail Heating Up

The fast-growing retro sportswear label Original Penguin by Munsingwear is stepping up the pace in retail.

clock October 27, 2005Melanie Kletter

A look from The Women's Collection by Capezio.

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Swim News … Maillot Buys In To Shan … Burton Revs Up …

Carson, Calif.-based swimwear company Beach Patrol Inc. has named Michelle Mohlere executive vice president of merchandising.

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The Dana Buchman shop.


Bloomingdale’s New View to Energize Bridge

Bloomingdale’s flagship opened the second half of its third-floor renovation for bridge merchandise, rolling out about a dozen new designer shops.

clock October 27, 2005David Moin


Wal-Mart Retooling, Streamlining Operations

Wal-Mart is redefining regional management by decentralizing into nine regions, allowing it to be more nimble and respond faster to market shifts.

clock October 27, 2005Katherine Bowers


Holiday to Be Challenging for Retail

Holiday 2005 will be challenging for retailers.

clock October 27, 2005David Moin


Fashion Features

Paris in the Springtime

Paris’ top spring collections based on the number of page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock October 27, 2005Cecily Hall


Milan Court Rules Fin.part’s Bankrupt

A court here declared Fin.part bankrupt, ending a two-year saga of financial difficulties that included the resignation of founder Gianluigi Facchini, mounting debts, bond defaults and investigations into alleged insider trading.

clock October 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser and Courtney Colavita

The best-selling Galaxy dress for fall.

Fashion Features

Retailers Surprised by Mouret’s Departure

From a commercial perspective, Roland Mouret couldn’t have picked a worse time to quit his company.

clock October 27, 2005Samantha Conti and Lisa Lockwood


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