Rise and Fall: Wal-Mart, Urban Up; Kohl’s, Nordstrom Down

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Results from a quartet of major retailers Thursday showed that there are clear winners, either because of low prices or fashion merchandise delivered in exciting environments.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Basic apparel contributed to Wal-Mart’s third-quarter revenue growth.


Wal-Mart, Urban Outfitters Boost Q3 Profits

Kohl’s and Nordstrom see bottom-line declines.

clock November 13, 2008Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad


Benetton Q3 Earnings and Revenues Up

Firm forecasts gains for full year.

clock November 13, 2008Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Apparel and Textile Imports Slide

U.S. economy and waning consumer demand drive apparel and textiles down in September.

clock November 13, 2008Liza Casabona

Francesco Trapani


Bulgari Earnings Slide, Issues Warning

Ceo Franceso Trapani tells WWD 2009 would be “an altogether very difficult year,” for the most part worse than 2008.

clock November 13, 2008Andrew Roberts

Anand Jon


Anand Jon Convicted of Rape

Designer faces a maximum term of life in prison.

clock November 13, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Kinerase's new C8 Peptide product.

Skin Care

Kinerase Adds Next-Generation Peptide Technology to Line

Kinerase’s newest consumer launch, C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment, got a hand from a friend: Courteney Cox, who has been Kinerase’s spokeswoman since 2005.

clock November 14, 2008Julie Naughton and Rachel Brown

David Craggs

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Builds on Relationships for Salon Success

L’Oreal Professional Products wants to get intimate.

clock November 14, 2008Andrea Nagel

A look at Murale.

Color Cosmetics

Shoppers Drug Mart Casts Upscale Concept

Canadian drugstore Shoppers Drug Mart trumpeted its high-end beauty cred with the opening of a new stand-alone beauty and wellness store called Murale.

clock November 14, 2008Brian Dunn

Diana Barton

Body Care

Diana Barton Unveils Facial Treatment and Gourmand Body Care

Model and actress Diana Barton has expanded her skin care collection, with face, bath and body care products.

clock November 14, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Snippets: Zirh’s Happy Hour… L’Oreal Honors Women in Science…

Men’s grooming brand Zirh is adding a line of specialty soaps, called the Cocktail Bar Collection, to its assortment of skin care and fragrances.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

Inside Beauty Land Couture.


BLC Elbows Way Into Specialty Beauty Fray

While much of specialty beauty growth is dominated by chain operations like Sephora there are still thriving independents looking for a wedge of the sales.

clock November 14, 2008Faye Brookman

P&G used virtual tools for Herbal Essences’ revamped bottles.


P&G’s Virtual World

The Procter & Gamble Co. aims to increase its physical presence with a dedicated push toward virtualization.

clock November 14, 2008Molly Prior

Clinique’s new display tower.

Skin Care

Clinique Revisits Heritage With Derm Offering

The dermatologist is back at work at Clinique.

clock November 14, 2008Julie Naughton

Camille McDonald and Givaudan perfumer Marypierre Julien.


Perfumers Choose Favorite Scents

At the American Society of Perfumers’ Perfumers Choice Awards, fragrances received honors and Paulie Gualtieri of “The Sopranos” unveiled a new scent.

clock November 14, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Part of the upcoming line.

Color Cosmetics

Droll Dame Edna Creates Mac Color Collection

There’s a new dame in MAC Cosmetics’ arsenal: the irrepressible Dame Edna Everage, who has created an eponymous limited edition color collection.

clock November 14, 2008Julie Naughton

Mary J Blige


Carol’s Daughter Launches Pearls, Plans Mary J Blige Fragrance

Carol’s Daughter is building its fragrance portfolio with the launch of its first fine fragrance this month called Pearls.

clock November 14, 2008Michelle Edgar

Frederic Malle


New Malle Scent Feted in New York

Princess Alexandra of Greece and Vogue’s Hamish Bowles host a dinner for perfumer Frédéric Malle and his new fragrance, Dans Tes Bras.

clock November 14, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Jonathan Zrihen, president of Groupe Clarins USA; Christian Courtin-Clarins, and Philip Shearer at the product presentation in New York.

Skin Care

Clarins Aims to Build Share in U.S. and Japan

The affable Christian Courtin-Clarins, who helped take his family-founded Groupe Clarins private in July, is steering the company onto a more focused course.

clock November 14, 2008Pete Born


IT Holding Cuts Outlook

The Italian fashion group IT Holding SpA forecast an 8 percent drop in full-year revenues.

clock November 14, 2008Andrew Roberts


Perry Ellis Trims Plans, Initiates Review

Shares of Perry Ellis Inter­national Inc. fell more than 30 percent Thursday.

clock November 14, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

Hong Kong shoppers use umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun as they wait to buy Comme des Garçons.


Global Mania for Comme des Garcons at H&M

After the frenzied debut last weekend, H&M gave the rest of the world a chance to see its guest designer collection, Comme des Garcons, on Thursday.

clock November 14, 2008Sharon Edelson and Lisa Movius and Katya Foreman and Constance Haisma-Kwok and Ellen Groves and Louise Bartlett and Rachel Mascetta

This Gold & Wood frame contains 262 diamonds.


Boucheron Signs New Eyewear Pact

Boucheron, part of Gucci Group, has signed an eyewear license with Luxembourg-based Gold & Wood.

clock November 14, 2008Miles Socha

Vanity Fair cover.


Suffering Fashion Mags… Richer Readers…

It was an ugly 2008 for the entire magazine industry, and the major fashion and luxury titles couldn’t escape the blows of the broader economic decline.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

Barbie-branded beauty products for women.


At 50, Barbie to Be Marketed as Fashion Brand

Big plans for the iconic doll next year.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel window for Printemps.

Fashion Scoops

Karl’s Paris Puppets… Dior Adores Beijing… Holding a Candle…

Karl Lagerfeld certainly likes to show who’s pulling the strings at Chanel.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

A spring look from Calvin Klein.


Sunshine State: Calvin Klein Spring ’09 Presentation

Call him Dr. Feelgood, but in his spring presentation, Kevin Carrigan, the creative director for Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans, looked on the bright side.

clock November 14, 2008WWD Staff

Versace Spring 2009 RTW Beijing show.

Fashion Features

Versace Shows in Beijing

Event held to raise funds for earthquake victims.

clock November 14, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Macy’s Said Considering Consolidation

Source said plan would downsize Macy’s four divisions to two.

clock November 14, 2008David Moin


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Bobbi Brown Is Launching a New Makeup Line of Her Own

clock October 26, 2020Ellen Thomas

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