Luxury’s Heat Wave: PPR, Bulgari See Double-Digit Sales Growth

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Luxury delivered more good news on Thursday, with both PPR and Bulgari SpA reporting strong double-digit sales growth for the second quarter ending June 30.

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Drivers of growth at PPR included Gucci.

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Luxury’s Heat Wave: PPR, Bulgari See Double-Digit Sales Growth

Luxury delivered more good news on Thursday, with both PPR and Bulgari SpA reporting strong double-digit sales growth for the second quarter ending June 30.

clock July 28, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Robert Murphy

Gucci's new "warmer" packaging.

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Gucci Goes Gold With New Look for Packaging

Gucci’s sales have been golden lately, and soon its packaging will be, too.

clock July 28, 2006Miles Socha and Courtney Colavita


Luxottica Earnings Leap 33%

Luxottica SpA posted a double-digit jump in second-quarter net profits on strong wholesale eyewear sales.

clock July 28, 2006Amanda Kaiser

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Quote Of The Week

“My idea of aerobics is going for a slice.”

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In Brief: Dior Hire

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

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Accessories are mixed in with ready-to-wear.


Neiman’s Goes Raw With Cusp Format

Neiman Marcus unveiled its first Cusp unit at the Tyson’s Corner mall in McLean, Va., on Thursday.

clock July 28, 2006Sharon Edelson and Evan Clark

The ad visual features Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.

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Ford’s Full Plate: Stores, Films and Building a Beauty Brand

Tom Ford talks about his new beauty brand, men’s wear line, freestanding stores and upcoming Hollywood projects.

clock July 28, 2006Julie Naughton

Marc Jacobs' latest Splash.

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Marc Jacobs Adds More Splash to Fragrance Franchise

After his three retro-style Splash scents succeeded for spring, Marc Jacobs is back for another round of them this fall.

clock July 28, 2006Julie Naughton

The complete Snow Glow assortment.

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BBW Offers Holiday Pick-Me-Up

Bath & Body Works is hoping consumers will want to spend their holiday season in Aspen with the launch of its winter items.

clock July 28, 2006Michelle Edgar

A mani-pedi station.

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Lather Opens First Spa-Retail Combo

If you ask Emilie Davidson Hoyt, the California owner and creator of Lather beauty products, what she, her husband and their two-year-old daughter are doing these days, her answer may seem a bit matter-of-fact.

clock July 28, 2006Andrea Arterbery

"The O.C." fragrances for men and women.

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Critical Mass: AMC Beauty Rides Wave of ‘The O.C.’

The cliff-hanger finale of this season’s installment of “The O.C.” has many fans eagerly awaiting new episodes in November.

clock July 28, 2006Faye Brookman

Howard B. Bernick

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Adding Up Beauty: Alberto-Culver Earnings Dip on Charges

Plans may now be in place for Alberto-Culver to sell its beauty supplies business, Sally Holdings Inc., and move forward as a consumer products company, but the beauty firm still had to deal with a few hurdles in the third quarter.

clock July 28, 2006Molly Prior

Shampoo and conditioner from Billy Jealousy.

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Men’s Corner: Billy Jealousy Jumps Into Hair Care

Billy Jealousy, a men’s shaving and skin care brand founded in November 2004, is getting into the hair care business with the fall introduction of a shampoo and conditioner.

clock July 28, 2006Matthew W. Evans

The Mixer application comb and applicator. Swatches will be available at points of display.

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The Mixer Covers Roots on the Go

Covering up pesky roots continues to make some women feel like they’re slaves to the beauty salon.

clock July 28, 2006Andrea Nagel

The Pink Buttercream Boudoir Collection.

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Sweet Scent Fans Get Boudoir Version

When a fragrance becomes an international obsession, its creators have to think out of the box.

clock July 28, 2006Martine Bury

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Snippets: Thai Massage … Ulta-Mate Style … Professional Fix …

A spa dedicated to Thai and Oriental beauty traditions is opening Aug. 1 in SoHo.

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Clarins Second-Qtr. Net Hits $290.9M

For the second half of 2006, the company’s priority remains its beauty division, particularly skin care.

clock July 28, 2006Jennifer Weil

Jane McKellar and Stacy Panagakis

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McKellar, Panagakis Retool Stila

With a rejuvenated product line and a newly installed chief executive, Stila Cosmetics is aiming to take another run at the cosmetics world this fall.

clock July 28, 2006Julie Naughton

Wonderful Indulgence items.

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Beauty Bank Adds To Wonderful Lineup

BeautyBank executives are hoping for some kind of wonderful sales with their new American Beauty fragrance.

clock July 28, 2006Julie Naughton

Costumes by Marc Jacobs for a Benjamin Millepied ballet.

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Jacobs to Design Looks for Ballet

After his signature collection in New York in September and Louis Vuitton in October, Marc Jacobs will have yet another fashion showing in November.

clock July 28, 2006Miles Socha


Store Openings Lead Boss to 2nd-Qtr. Loss

Affected by the cost of store openings, Hugo Boss reported a net loss of 5.5 million euros, or $6.9 million, on a 16 percent rise in sales to 252.2 million euros, or $316.7 million, in the second quarter ending June 30.

clock July 28, 2006Melissa Drier

The Selfridges flagship in London.


Memo Pad: Cox In The Hen House … Are You Being Served? … Hotel Stories

Former Wonkette Ana Maria Cox’s transformation from blogger cover girl to Old Media’s new hope is almost complete.

clock July 28, 2006WWD Staff


Diesel Gets Intimate In New License Deal

The Diesel world keeps growing.

clock July 28, 2006Luisa Zargani

Cedric Ragot's "La Chose" (The Thing).

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Making Black Magic

Black is back, and a constellation of design categories — from perfume to furniture to restaurants — is cast in its shadow.

clock July 28, 2006Katya Foreman and Laurent Folcher

Deck chair by Sir Paul Smith.

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On The Drawing Board: Decket Out … Rocky High

This summer, people relaxing in London’s Royal Parks are getting a dose of design with their rented deck chairs.

clock July 28, 2006WWD Staff

Wim Delvoye's "Dump Truck."

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Sudeley’s Art Attack

Deep in England’s Cotswolds, visitors to the grand Sudeley Castle can look forward to a side order of modern art with their afternoon tea this summer.

clock July 28, 2006Nina Jones


Acquisitions Boost Iconix Profits, Sales

Recently acquired brands such as Joe Boxer and Mudd helped drive triple-digit earnings and revenue gains for Iconix Brand Group in the second quarter.

clock July 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Three looks from Links of London.


Links of London Sold To Folli Follie for $84M

Links of London, the British brand known for its cuff links, charms and gold and silver designs, has been sold to the Greek fashion jewelry company Folli Follie.

clock July 28, 2006Samantha Conti

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Fashion Scoops: Schiap Redux? … Bertelli Vents … Birkin Beauty …

Tod’s SpA was said to be considering a deal to produce a ready-to-wear collection under the Elsa Schiaparelli name.

clock July 28, 2006WWD Staff

Rodier's Victorian-inspired fine knit cotton sweater.

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Rodier Back in North America With Algo

French knitwear brand Rodier is returning to the North American market through a licensing agreement with Algo Group Inc.

clock July 28, 2006Brian Dunn


Retailers Unite to Challenge Chicago’s Big-Box Ordinance

An organization representing retailers said Thursday that it was prepared to mount a legal challenge to an ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council requiring big-box stores such as Wal-Mart to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour and $3 an hour in…

clock July 28, 2006Beth Wilson

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Senate Considers Changes To Put CAFTA Back on Track

Senate Finance Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday that lawmakers are considering revisions in legislation to smooth implementation of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

clock July 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Janet Gurwitch and Burt Tansky


Laura Mercier Brand Sold

Gurwitch Products, the licensee of Laura Mercier cosmetics, was sold to Alticor Inc., the $6.4 billion personal products firm.

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