France Says Farewell

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Mourners outside the Saint-Roch church Thursday in Paris at the funeral of Yves Saint Laurent.

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The collar gallery.


Plenty of Things to See At New Fontaine Flagship

Fans of Anne Fontaine’s white shirts are in for a few surprises they visit the 7,500-square-foot flagship at 677 Madison Avenue here, unveiled Monday. Not…

clock June 6, 2008Sharon Edelson

Gimpex at NAFFEM

Designer and Luxury

Price Spikes, Warm Winter Talk of NAFFEM

After back-to-back unseasonably warm winters, fur designers and retailers are dealing with the anemic economy and tightened consumer spending.

clock June 6, 2008Brian Dunn

Burberry Prorsum


Boy Story

Giorgio Armani can’t get enough of the perfectly tailored…For resort, he delivers a version of the classic…

clock June 8, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

Executive Moves at Reem Acra

As part of a restructuring plan to deal with domestic and international growth, Reem Acra has a new management team in place.

clock June 6, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Wal-Mart Reiterates Its Price Message

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives stayed on message to the point of redundancy during presentations at the company’s media day on Thursday.

clock June 6, 2008Sharon Edelson

Human Resources

Jeff Sherman Retiring From Polo Ralph Lauren

Jeff Sherman, president and chief operating officer of Polo Ralph Lauren Retail, is retiring.

clock June 6, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

A rendering of the Vita Tower.

Real Estate

Versace in Venture With Attie Group

Versace has unveiled a partnership with American real estate firm Attie Group to provide exclusive interior design services for the Vita Tower, a new luxury…

clock June 6, 2008Luisa Zargani

A Breil Milano bag.


Breil Milano Enters Handbags

Breil Milano is venturing into new territories with the launch of its first handbags.

clock June 6, 2008Luisa Zargani

Lauren Conrad: an intern who dressed to impress.

Fashion Features

Fashion Tips for Interns From the Pros

It’s that time again: interns are swarming the halls of publishing companies across the city, eager to learn, work hard and make memorable impressions on…

clock June 6, 2008Stephanie D. Smith


Memo Pad: More Reading For The Rich… Endless Talk Of Politics… Bumping Up

The presence of the rich in New York City may be assured, but launching an oversize glossy magazine for them in a time of Wall Street layoffs and housing uncertainties isn’t the best timing.

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Fashion Features

Blaze Damages Building In L.A. Garment District

A fire raged for almost two hours early Thursday in a building in the Garment District, clogging a major street leading to apparel showrooms just a day…

clock June 6, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran


Ferragamo Cutting Prices to Boost Japan Sales

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA is hoping to jump-start stagnant sales in Japan by cutting the retail prices of some pre-fall and fall-winter items by an average of…

clock June 6, 2008Amanda Kaiser and Akira Miura

The Hong Kong store.


Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy in Hong Kong

Edgy Los Angeles brand Christian Audigier opened its first store here on Tuesday.

clock June 6, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Lew Frankfort (center) welcomed guests to Coach's party as John Mayer began the night with an acoustic set.

Designer and Luxury

Coach Kicks It New York Style

When in Hong Kong, do as the New Yorkers do. Such was the theme as Coach celebrated the opening of its sprawling new flagship here.

clock June 6, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Kirsten Lambertson of Beauty Riot, Nadine Haobsh of Jolie Nadine, Anne Fritz of Jet Set Girls, Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty and Annie Tomlin of Bella Sugar.

Human Resources

Beauty Bloggers Gain Credibility in Industry

Beauty bloggers, once snubbed and now coveted by many of the beauty companies they adore, are on a bumpy evolutionary trek from detached commentators to…

clock June 6, 2008Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

Snippets: Online Buy:… Latest Delivery… Kate Expands…

Intelligent Beauty has purchased skin care Web site DermStore from its dermatologist founder Craig Kraffert for an undisclosed amount.

clock June 6, 2008WWD Staff

Inside Harmony Pharmacy's Connecticut store.


Harmony’s New Spin on Drugstores

Shoppers in this affluent suburb can get everything from penicillin to Botox at their local Harmony Pharmacy and Health Center.

clock June 6, 2008Molly Prior

The scene at Luxe Pack New York.

Beauty Features

Luxe Pack New York Focus: Sustainability

Sustainability, fragrance bottle decor and heavy glass were among the biggest trends at an enlarged edition of Luxe Pack New York, the luxury packaging…

clock June 6, 2008Matthew W. Evans

NP Set, JK Jemma Kidd and Pixi by Petra are the three new designer lines being introduced to Target stores in August.

Marketing and Promotion

Target Grows Makeup Artist Brands, Adds Testers

Target is expanding its Design for All concept in the beauty aisle.

clock June 6, 2008Andrea Nagel

Mergers and Acquisitions

Espa Partners With Dubai-Based Equity Firm for Expansion

Private equity firm Istithmar World Capital has acquired a 40 percent stake in Espa International, the U.K.-based global luxury spa company.

clock June 6, 2008Andrea Nagel

The Ma Dame ad.


Gaultier Plans Sassy New Scent

Jean Paul Gaultier’s family of fragrances has a feisty new female member.

clock June 6, 2008Jennifer Weil

One of the Color Discs, with additional lip colors.

Beauty Features

Macy’s, Haute Face Ink Distribution Deal for Fall


clock June 6, 2008Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

La Mer Gives Oceana $100K

La Mer celebrated World Ocean Day on Wednesday by handing a $100,000 gift to the nonprofit organization Oceana, which helps protect the world’s oceans.

clock June 6, 2008Michelle Edgar

The Ageless protocol, one of Coty's Home Skin Lab kits.

Beauty Features

Coty Begins Skin Care Push With Home Skin Lab

Coty Inc., which built a celebrity fragrance powerhouse with brands like JLo and Sarah Jessica Parker, is putting its considerable muscle behind skin care.

clock June 6, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Milliner Stephen Jones' signature scent.

Beauty Features

Jones, Comme des Garçons to Launch Scent

Stephen Jones is wearing a new hat.

clock June 6, 2008Brid Costello

Beauty Features

McDonald Honored By Perfumers’ Society

The American Society of Perfumers honored a trio of fragrance executives, including Camille McDonald, president of brand development and merchandising at Bath & Body Works, during its 54th annual fragrance symposium on Monday at the Marriott Marquis…

clock June 6, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Ports 1961

Fashion Features

Girls Only

No one wears the pants around here, as feminine staples from poufy party dresses to smart skirts turn up in the latest resort offerings.

clock June 6, 2008WWD Staff

J. Crew's Redwing boots.


New Formats on J. Crew Agenda

J. Crew Group wants to discover what’s cool and unique and break out new formats for selling the goods, Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman and chief…

clock June 6, 2008David Moin

Victoria's Secret is one of the stores at Watters Creek.


Center Cooks Up Recipe for Dallas Retail

The hotly competitive and increasingly crowded Dallas area retail scene has a new player that’s using wealthy demographics, a focus on women and Mother Nature to win shoppers.

clock June 6, 2008Rusty Williamson


Jewelry Store Robbery

Five men robbed Ben Bridge Jewelers in NorthPark Center at gunpoint, escaping with watches worth $277,400 in the second violent crime in less than three weeks at the upscale mall here, police said.

clock June 6, 2008Holly Haber

Off-price stores like Ross reported strong comps.


May Comp-Store Sales Lift Retail Stocks

Positive surprises in May comparable-store sales sent retail shares up on Thursday, but analysts say there really isn’t all that much to cheer about.

clock June 6, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Mourners outside the Saint-Roch church Thursday in Paris at the funeral of Yves Saint Laurent.

Designer and Luxury

France Says Farewell

Hundreds of onlookers thronged behind barriers around the Eglise Saint-Roch here Thursday as the world of fashion bid adieu to Yves Saint Laurent.

clock June 6, 2008Robert Murphy and Nina Jones and Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Bryan Bradley

Fashion Features

Bryan Bradley Sells Stake in Tuleh to Trilea, David Shelsky

The past two years have seen quite a lot of changes for Bryan Bradley.

clock June 6, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Phi is launching its Steven Meisel-shot ad campaign this fall.

Fashion Features

Phi Arrives Stateside With Ads, L.A. Store

Since Susan Dell formed Phi in 2003, the fashion label has been quietly fine-tuning its DNA as a distinctly modernist, urban collection with innovative structural details.

clock June 6, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

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Goody’s Said Shutting 90 Stores

Goody’s Family Clothing Inc., one of the retailers swept up in the recent wave of acquisitions by private-equity companies, is reportedly looking to close nearly a quarter of its more than 370 stores.

clock June 6, 2008Vicki M. Young


Talbots Cutting Corporate Jobs

Seeking to reduce costs, Talbots Inc. is cutting 9 percent of its corporate workforce and eliminating the position of chief operating officer.

clock June 6, 2008Evan Clark


Judge Rules Abboud Can’t Use Name

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Joseph Abboud has no right to use his name and will be legally barred from using his moniker in connection with his new…

clock June 6, 2008WWD Staff


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