Business

What, Me Worried?

clock 4hKellie Ell

Fashion

Prada Group to Go Fur-Free

clock 9hLuisa Zargani

Business

Stefan Larsson’s PVH Paycheck

clock 3hEvan Clark

Optimism at Armani: Profits Up 17%, Growth Rolls On in 2008

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Overview

After his fashion empire registered a 17 percent increase in operating profits in 2007, the 73-year-old designer said he expects further retail expansion worldwide will fuel growth this year and ease any market-specific downturns in consumer spending.

From This Issue

Items from Renu.

Beauty Features

Joico Aims to ‘Renu’ Hair

Joico is offering Baby Boomers a solution when it comes to reversing the signs of aging hair (thinning, breaking and dullness) with its new antiaging Renu Age Defy Hair Care system.

clock April 11, 2008Michelle Edgar

A New Shea & Organic Cotton item from L'Occitane.

Retail

L’Occitane Rolling Out to Nordstrom

L’Occitane, a brand that traditionally has been carried in its own freestanding stores, selected Sephora stores and independent boutiques…

clock April 11, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Media

Snippets: New Beauty Stores… Fragrance Awards…

NewBeauty magazine is getting into the retail business.

clock April 11, 2008WWD Staff

The new Charm fragrance.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Soap Hopes Scent Is Charmed

Launching a fragrance can be grueling. Failure rates are high; consumers are hard to captivate.

clock April 11, 2008Faye Brookman

SFRX Complex Age Defying Serum

Beauty Features

SuperFoods Creates Skin Care for Healthful Set

West Coast beauty and health foods marketer SuperFoods Rx is banking on the connection between food and beauty…

clock April 11, 2008Kavita Daswani

Beauty Features

EmerginC Goes Green on the Outside, Too

Not content with expanding his paraben- and synthetic fragrances-free line to a growing number of spa outlets, Ian Lirenman, owner of the EmerginC cosmeceutical line, is revamping his packaging as well.

clock April 11, 2008Kavita Daswani

The Time's new salon.

Beauty Features

Owner Adds Salon To Unit’s Floor Plan

Jennifer Gray noticed that customers of her downtown boutique here were looking for more than just the latest fashions. They wanted convenience.

clock April 11, 2008Amy Zimmerman

A jacket from Two Ten Ten Five and dress by Pete & Greta, both divisions of Johnny Was.

Financial

Cautious Buyers Seek Value in Dallas

The vulnerability of the U.S. economy dictated a key theme of the fall market at FashionCenterDallas here, as buyers exercised caution in searching for key items and strong value.

clock April 11, 2008Holly Haber

Blake, Pete and Erik Nordstrom.

Financial

Nordstrom Execs See Lower Pay

Smaller performance-based bonuses contributed to lower pay in the Nordstrom Inc. executive suites last year.

clock April 11, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Adidas Defends Trademark

Adidas keeps earning its stripes.

clock April 11, 2008Emilie Marsh

Joanne Lipman

Financial

The Long and Short on Portfolio

Any new business venture — from manufacturing couture gowns to baking cupcakes — will have a rocky road at the start, and Condé Nast Portfolio’s first year was no different.

clock April 11, 2008WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Generalizing The Journal… New Owner In At Out…

Cultural reporting might be on the wane at many of the nation’s newspapers, but it may yet have its day at the Wall Street Journal.

clock April 11, 2008WWD Staff

Giorgio Armani in front of his Ginza store.

Financial

Optimism at Armani: Profits Up 17%, Growth Rolls On in 2008

Size matters to Giorgio Armani, who expects global expansion to offset consumer caution in 2008.

clock April 11, 2008Andrew Roberts

Item from Armani Casa

Financial

A Growing Success in Home

Little did Giorgio Armani know that when he embarked on the Armani Casa project in 2000, and did wenge wood furniture long before anyone else…

clock April 11, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Ouidad's New York flagship.

Beauty Features

Curl Power: Ouidad Readies for Expansion

In the early Eighties, curly hair expert Ouidad and her husband, Peter Wise, a former restaurateur, flipped a coin to decide if the entrepreneurial duo would open a salon or a restaurant.

clock April 11, 2008Molly Prior

A rendering of Saks Fifth Avenueýs The Beauty of Living Well concept.

Beauty Features

Well Off

Saks Fifth Avenue is giving natural and wellness products an upscale new face. In May, the retailer will officially unveil The Beauty of Living Well in five of its stores.

clock April 11, 2008Julie Naughton

Shiseido Co. president and chief executive officer Shinzo Maeda.

Financial

Shiseido’s Three-Year Plan: 20% Annual Growth

Shiseido Co. Ltd. is aiming for annual sales growth of 20 percent under an aggressive new three-year strategy.

clock April 11, 2008Koji Hirano

Mary Kay's new compact.

Beauty Features

Mary Kay Adds More Color to the Compact

Mary Kay is modernizing its decade-old signature compact, allowing customers to fill it, and refill it, with a slew of mineral-based color combinations.

clock April 11, 2008Michelle Edgar

Canyon Ranch Your Transformation's Restore.

Beauty Features

Canyon Ranch Your Transformation

Since its founding in Tucson, Ariz., in 1979, Canyon Ranch has espoused the importance of wellness.

clock April 11, 2008Julie Naughton

Vinita Radiant Day Cream

Beauty Features

Vinita

As a young girl growing up in India, Vinita Jain became fascinated with the spiritual practices and herbal remedies of Himalayan monks…

clock April 11, 2008Pete Born

Sigurdur Thorsteinsson

Beauty Features

Blue Lagoon

Talk about natural.

clock April 11, 2008Pete Born

Beauty Features

Skin Nutrition

Richard Purvis’ early career as an athlete, then as a sports nutrition company owner, taught him the importance of taking care of the body inside and out…

clock April 11, 2008Julie Naughton

Versace is opening its Home flagship in Milan next week as part of its plan to grow that division.

Fashion Features

Versace Net Falls, Sales Gain

Versace reported a drop in earnings last year because of unspecified costs, as sales climbed.

clock April 11, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Counterfeit Goods Seized in Raids

An eight-month counterfeiting investigation culminated in raids on four Long Island locations Thursday, yielding a trove of apparel and accessories.

clock April 11, 2008Ross Tucker

WIN board member Karin Sadove with Stephen I. Sadove and Charla Lawhon.

Fashion Features

A Commitment to WIN

In a ballroom festooned with silvery balloons floating above the dinner tables, Charla Lawhon seemed like she was aloft herself, dressed in a vibrant red Donna Karan gown…

clock April 11, 2008David Moin

Kohl's warned first-quarter earnings would come in lower than expected.

Financial

March Madness: Sales Drop and Stocks Pop

March sales were so bad they made Wall Street happy.

clock April 11, 2008Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Democrats Stall Colombian Trade Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thwarted a key Bush administration initiative on Thursday when she led an unprecedented vote to delay action on the Colombian free trade agreement.

clock April 11, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

China and Vietnam Apparel Imports Gain

Amid a growing overall trade deficit, China’s apparel imports to the U.S. increased 4.7 percent in February compared with a year ago, reversing two months of declines.

clock April 11, 2008Liza Casabona

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