The NRDC Agenda: After L&T Deal, More Retail Buys Ahead

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NRDC Equity Partners said Thursday that it has agreed to purchase Lord & Taylor from Federated Department Stores for $1.195 billion and has at least one more retail deal in the works that could be completed this year.

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The NRDC Agenda: After L&T Deal, More Retail Buys Ahead

Federated Department Stores announced the sale of the Lord & Taylor chain to NRDC Equity Partners for $1.19 billion in cash.

clock June 23, 2006David Moin


The History of L&T

Milestones from the company’s history.

clock June 23, 2006Sharon Edelson

A look from Lacroix's cruise collection.

Fashion Features

Lacroix Refines Focus

Christian Lacroix has phased out diffusion lines Bazaar and Christian Lacroix Jeans, while expanding his signature ready-to-wear collection.

clock June 23, 2006Miles Socha

Mulberry's best-selling Anthony bag.


Mulberry Yearly Profits Surge

Profits at Mulberry Group plc nearly tripled to 4.9 million pounds, or $9 million, from 1.7 million pounds, or $3.1 million, thanks to a strong surge in leather accessories sales in the fiscal year ending March 31.

clock June 23, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“It’s pre-fall that’s the problem because it gets delivered in June.”

clock June 23, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Marika Taps Kallmann

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

clock June 23, 2006WWD Staff

Hilary Swank at the Paris premiere.

Fashion Features

Guerlain’s Swank Scent

Backed by Hollywood superstar Hilary Swank, Guerlain is targeting a young consumer base with a new fragrance called Insolence.

clock June 23, 2006Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

The Tommy 10 ad visual.

Fashion Features

Hilfiger and Lauder Aim for Perfect 10

Tommy 10 and Tommy Girl 10 are due in September.

clock June 23, 2006Julie Naughton

Shiseido's newest skin care products.

Fashion Features

Shiseido Gears Up for Fall

Shiseido is planning to add juice to its fall business with a cocktail of skin care and color cosmetics introductions.

clock June 23, 2006Julie Naughton

Lacoste's Inspiration.

Fashion Features

Lacoste’s New Inspiration

Procter & Gamble Prestige Products plans to entice women to fragrance counters this fall when the beauty giant launches Lacoste Inspiration.

clock June 23, 2006Julie Naughton

Biotherm's Moisture Intense Guard.

Fashion Features

New Biotherm Moisturizer Keeps It Light

Biotherm is introducing a light moisturizer said to include all the benefits of a thick cream with the fall launch of Moisture Intense Guard.

clock June 23, 2006Michelle Edgar

Molton Brown's Madison Avenue flagship.

Fashion Features

Molton Brown Begins U.S. Retail Push

After opening two stores here 18 months ago, Molton Brown is embarking on a retail expansion to put 30 stores in the U.S. by 2010.

clock June 23, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Limited-edition Noxzema jars.

Fashion Features

Noxzema Develops a Personality

Noxzema is sporting a savvy new attitude, and its fresh, updated look could help the brand pull it off.

clock June 23, 2006Andrea Nagel

Two Le Petit Prince scents.

Fashion Features

Child’s Play: Le Petit Prince Does Scents

Babies may smell naturally sweet, but some European consumers have taken to dabbing a touch of perfume behind their wee ones’ tiny ears.

clock June 23, 2006Molly Prior

Items from Pantina.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Buyers, Beauty Firms to Convene at NACDS

Retailers are packing their bags for San Diego and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Marketplace Meeting that kicks off June 24.

clock June 23, 2006Faye Brookman

Ellin Lavar hair care items will enter drugstores.

Fashion Features

ECRM: CVS, Jason To Test Natural Set

Hair care buyers and manufacturers converged to the Sunshine State to discuss the latest opportunities in the HBA aisle at Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing’s Efficient Program Planning Sessions last week.

clock June 23, 2006Andrea Nagel

Nad's for men.

Fashion Features

Nad’s Sees Smooth Road Ahead

Nad’s, the Australian hair removal brand that is in some 30,000 doors throughout the U.S. and 150,000 worldwide, is capitalizing on the Brazilian waxing trend and is expanding distribution by entering regional chains this summer.

clock June 23, 2006Kavita Daswani

Playball styling items are packaged in containers that bounce.

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Professionnel Plays Ball

L’Oreal Professionnel is taking on styling in a big way.

clock June 23, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Evangelista Joins Cornelia … Bergdorf Beauty … Healthy Paraffin …

Hairstylist David Evangelista will be heading Cornelia Day Resort’s hair salon, which will be renamed David Evangelista at Cornelia Day Resort to reflect the appointment.

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Mizani's ThermaSmooth line.

Fashion Features

Mizani Aims to Smooth Out Hair

Mizani is going natural with the launch of a product line, ThermaSmooth, next month.

clock June 23, 2006Andrea Arterbery


Al Shapiro Exiting Claiborne

Al Shapiro, senior vice president of corporate marketing for Liz Claiborne Inc., will retire on June 30 after nearly 12 years with the firm.

clock June 23, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Framework for Doha an Uphill Climb

Trade ministers meeting in Geneva next week in an attempt to hammer out a basic framework for the World Trade Organization’s Doha talks have their work cut out for them.

clock June 23, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Texas Fashion Collection on Display

Fashion history is coming to downtown Dallas.

clock June 23, 2006Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Republicans Defend Plan to Take Immigration Issue on the Road

House GOP leaders said at a news conference Thursday that they were not using delay tactics to block immigration reform, but were holding hearings to outline differences between the House and Senate immigration bills.

clock June 23, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Gant, Jeffrey in Exclusive Men’s Deal

Gant, a brand primarily known for its all-American preppy looks, has joined forces with the venerable retailer Jeffrey to create an exclusive men’s collection.

clock June 23, 2006WWD Staff

Images from the Bottega Veneta and Miu Miu ad campaigns.

Fashion Features

Bottega Veneta’s Snowdon Ads to Bow

Bottega Veneta’s fall ad campaign breaks ground for the brand on multiple fronts.

clock June 23, 2006Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari

Kate Moss

Fashion Features

Bulgari Signs Moss for Relaunch

Kate Moss will star in a campaign to relaunch one of Bulgari’s original scents.

clock June 23, 2006Stephanie Epiro

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Memo Pad: Giving An Assist … Spin Hits Eject … Power Table …

Like “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “The Nanny Diaries,” Lauren Weisberger’s “The Devil Wears Prada” achieved towering success based, at least in part, on the strength of its title.

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