Tweaking the Formula: BBW to Cut Number of Outside Brands

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Bath & Body Works is reinventing itself once again, by rethinking its experiment with outside prestige beauty brands and cutting its vendor list in half.

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The Salon's lounge and retail alcove.


Fekkai Bolsters Dallas Market With New Salon

For 10 years, Fr??d??ric Fekkai has been coming to this hub of the Lone Star State to promote his hair care products at Neiman Marcus.

clock November 30, 2007Holly Haber

Pamela Hill skin care.


Pamela Hill Skin Care Range Ready for Retail

After having used her two Colorado medical spas as a testing ground for her product line the past eight years, Pamela Hill is going national — and…

clock November 30, 2007Kavita Daswani

Business Features

Snippets: Amway Case… MAC Moves… Teen Scent…

A British court is weighing up Amway’s trading future in the U.K., seeking to cease the direct seller’s operations here, which includes the sale of…

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The closed Iconology on La Brea Avenue.


Shakeout for Specialty Boutiques in Los Angeles

It’s the survival of the fittest among specialty boutiques here as retailers navigate turbulent economic seas.

clock November 30, 2007Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


Lululemon Net Increases As Sales Rise 84 Percent

Lululemon Athletica Inc. reported Thursday that third-quarter earnings more than tripled, continuing its growth trajectory since going public last summer,…

clock November 30, 2007Whitney Beckett

Designer and Luxury

Russia Touted as Key Market at Luxe Parley

It may have the image of a corrupt Wild West, but Samsonite chief executive Marcello Bottoli says luxury brands can’t afford to underinvest in Russia.

clock November 30, 2007Alastair Gee

An illustration by Edmund Dulac, from "Cinderella" in "The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales," 1910.


More Than One Enchanted Evening in London

In turbulent times, turning to a fantasy world can seem distinctly more inviting than dealing with the trials of daily life.

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Hotel Everland's skytop view of the Eiffel Tower.

Designer and Luxury

On The Drawing Board

Talk about a room with a view. The compact, one-room Hotel Everland, a mobile installation created by Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, sits on…

clock November 30, 2007Kate Thornton and Allegra Farina and Christine Cheng

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's "Corazones" tree.

Marketing and Promotion

Milan: From Tree to Shining Tree

Forget traditional Christmas decorations– this city is taking the artsy and eco-friendly route for the holidays.

clock November 30, 2007Alessandra Ilari

The Rx Bag at 'Intervention."

Marketing and Promotion

The Brand Pharmacy’s Retail Therapy

Design commandos Ethan Imboden and Philip Wood have written their own prescriptions for pre-holiday angst– “Intervention,” a temporary Brand Pharmacy…

clock November 30, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

China to Eliminate Some Subsidies

China agreed to eliminate a dozen export and import subsidies by Jan. 1, settling a U.S. trade case but potentially increasing costs for apparel importers.

clock November 30, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Counterfeit Seizures Increase at California Port

Seizures of counterfeit products jumped 24 percent in November compared with a year ago at the largest U.S. port, Los Angeles-Long Beach.

clock November 30, 2007Liza Casabona

Sears retail store


Sears, Bon-Ton and Stein Mart Post Disappointing Quarters

Sagging gross margins ate away profits at apparel and chain store retailers heading into the holiday season, with many companies relying on heavy promotions…

clock November 30, 2007Jeanine Poggi and Liza Casabona

Johan and Marcella Lindeberg

Marketing and Promotion

New Friends: Timberlake, Lindebergs Link Up for William Rast

With the help of J. Lindeberg founders Johan and Marcella Lindeberg, Justin Timberlake’s William Rast brand is about to fully clothe some sexy ladies.

clock November 30, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan


Memo Pad: Posh Under the Lights… Shop Till You Drop – Or Just Read About It…

Leave it to Marc Jacobs to convince a Spice Girl to go unplugged. For his hotly anticipated signature campaign for spring, Victoria Beckham put herself in…

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Robert N. Friedman


Loehmann’s CEO to Retire

Robert N. Friedman, who steered Loehmann’s through a cornucopia of business cycles, from expansions and contractions to ownership changes, bankruptcy and…

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Delphine Arnault and Hedi Slimane

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Dark Matter… Super Set… Chloe Coming…

One tall, wire-thin figure dressed all in black ? as emphatic as an explanation point ? sought another Wednesday night at the packed and dimly…

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Bucking the Trend: J. Crew Raises Outlook

Rising above the retail fray, J. Crew Group Inc. on Thursday posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and elevated its outlook for the fourth quarter.

clock November 30, 2007David Moin

A C.O. Bigelow display inside Bath & Body Works.


Tweaking the Formula: BBW to Cut Number of Outside Brands

Bath & Body Works is reinventing itself once again, by rethinking its experiment with outside prestige beauty brands and cutting its vendor list in half.

clock November 30, 2007Molly Prior

Courtney Baber

Human Resources

Courtney Baber Named GM of C.O. Bigelow

Courtney Baber has been named general manager of C.O. Bigelow, the upscale apothecary operated by Bath & Body Works and its parent, Limited Brands.

clock November 30, 2007David Moin

Several on10 lip balm items.


Critical Mass: Lotta Luv Division to Give Sephora Some Lip

Sephora will be getting a whole lot sweeter in February.

clock November 30, 2007Faye Brookman

A display of CVS' exclusive 24.7 Skincare line.

Skin Care

CVS Takes Bigger Bite Out of Manhattan

CVS Pharmacy’s newest and largest Manhattan store is setting the stage for the introduction of the drugstore’s exclusive skin care line, 24.7 Skincare.

clock November 30, 2007Molly Prior and Faye Brookman


Sally Net Exceeds Expectations

Despite the current slowdown in the retail sector, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. posted fourth-quarter comparable-store sales growth of 4.3 percent on revenues…

clock November 30, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Hartwig Langer


One Again

P&G Prestige Products is gearing up for the launch in March of Dolce & Gabbana’s The One for Men, as the new male counterpart to the design duo’s…

clock November 30, 2007Stephanie Epiro

A visual for Capture R 60/80 XP.

Skin Care

Dior Targets Adult Stem Cells

Parfums Christian Dior believes that with its newest skin care line, Capture R 60/80 XP, it has lassoed the power of adult stem cells to help repair wrinkles.

clock November 30, 2007Jennifer Weil

3LAB's newest eye cream.

Marketing and Promotion

3Lab Has Eye on Expansion

Luxury treatment line 3Lab Inc. is seeking to grow brand awareness and distribution as it continues to introduce products.

clock November 30, 2007Holly Haber

Shiseido's Benefiance NutriPerfect creams.

Skin Care

Shiseido Addresses Postmenopause

Shiseido plans to put a new face on antiaging for fall with Benefiance NutriPerfect, the brand’s first products for postmenopausal women.

clock November 30, 2007Julie Naughton

Daniel Rachmanis

Human Resources

Lauder Names Rachmanis to New Post

Daniel Rachmanis has been named senior vice president of international business development for the Est??e Lauder Cos. Inc., the company announced today.

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Eli Halliwell

Real Estate

Jurlique: From Down Under to San Francisco

Jurlique has brought a little bit of southern Australia to San Francisco’s Fillmore Street, with the redesign of one of its top-grossing stores.

clock November 30, 2007Pete Born

Esteban Cortazar

Human Resources

Ungaro Taps Cortazar

Emanuel Ungaro has found its new chief designer ??? Esteban Cortazar, WWD has learned.

clock November 30, 2007Miles Socha

A fall dress from Liz Claiborne.


Liz Claiborne Scales Back in Europe

The Liz Claiborne brand is shuttering its wholesale business in Germany, Sweden and Russia.

clock November 30, 2007Melissa Drier and Whitney Beckett

Human Resources

In Brief: Best Taps Moellering… PacSun’s CFO Change…

Luxury children’s wear brand Best & Co. has named Catherine Moellering as president.

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