The Slide Goes On: Jones, Liz Claiborne Swept Up in Dow’s Plunge

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Stocks swooned again Thursday, establishing a new low for the bear market and clamping down ever harder on companies dependent on consumer spending — including two of fashion’s marquee names.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Duke to Succeed Scott as Wal-Mart CEO; Bankrupt Steve & Barry’s to Liquidate

N.Y.-based retailer Steve & Barry’s will shutter all 173 of its remaining stores.

clock November 20, 2008Katherine Bowers and Vicki M. Young

Frida Giannini, Madonna and Rihanna.


Gucci’s Open Heart

Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Blake Lively and Adrien Grenier partied at the Oak Room to celebrate Gucci’s new Tattoo Heart handbag collection benefitting UNICEF.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff

TRESemmE 24 Hour Body Collection


Hair Care’s Hottest Prospects Get Ready for 2009

The hair care aisle is being primed for a slew of new items, hitting mass stores in the first half of next year.

clock November 21, 2008Andrea Nagel

CVS' Beauty 360 store dressed for the holidays.


Beauty Report: Santa to Keep Low Profile

Beauty shoppers are suffering from asset re-flux heading into the holiday season.

clock November 21, 2008Molly Prior

Harajuku Lovers has sold briskly this fall.


Beauty: Shoppers Seize on Smaller Sizes and Sets

The global financial turmoil has rattled even the die-hard beauty shoppers, who have resorted to buying smaller sizes of luxury brands.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff

Kids Only shampoo from Jason.

Body Care

Jason Natural Products Fills Gap With Kids’ Line

While there are plenty of organic and natural body care products for babies, Jason Organics has developed products for older children too.

clock November 21, 2008Kavita Daswani


Sally Beauty Profits Jump in Fourth Quarter

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. reported improved fourth-quarter results Thursday, but missed Wall Street analysts’ expectations of 15 cents per diluted share.

clock November 21, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Walgreens’ Time Square billboard.

Beauty Features

Walgreens Returns to Times Square… Duriez to Do Rochas Perfume…

To mark the drugstore’s return to Times Square, Walgreens planned to flip the switch on a massive, three-sided billboard soaring 341 feet high.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff

British photographer and royal husband, Lord Antony Snowdon.  8/1/70


The Book on Snowdon

Playboy, photographer and philanthropist.

clock November 21, 2008Samantha Conti



Organic Fine Fragrances Go Glam

Niche beauty brands are aiming to prove that green can be glamorous by introducing organic fragrances composed to compete with traditional prestige scents.

clock November 21, 2008Brid Costello


European Groups Draft Natural Cosmetics Standards

Europe came closer to creating a standardized classification system for organic and natural cosmetics last week.

clock November 21, 2008Brid Costello

Hello Kitty items from MAC Cosmetics.

Color Cosmetics

MAC Says ‘Hello’ to Kitty Collection

MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Sanrio Global Consumer Products to create a Hello Kitty color cosmetics collection.

clock November 21, 2008Julie Naughton

Nautica Oceans


Nautica Launches Oceans Perfume

Oceans perfume was created with patent-pending micro-emulsion technology, and its recyclable packaging is made by wind power.

clock November 21, 2008Julie Naughton

Romeo Gigli

Designer and Luxury

A Veteran Returns: Romeo Gigli Is Back in Fashion

Designer Romeo Gigli launches Io Ipse Idem line.

clock November 21, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Enzo Galardi


Galardis in U.S. Push

Artisanal fragrance producer Profumo di Firenze aims to get a foothold in the U.S. market with two fragrance lines, called Bois 1920 and Odori, by Enzo Galardi.

clock November 21, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Moncler’s Toy.

Designer and Luxury

Marni and Moncler Launch Charity Projects

Despite the grim times, both Marni and Moncler hope to give a brighter future to poor children in deprived countries.

clock November 21, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Nicole Kidman in "Australia."

Fashion Scoops

Baz’s Diamonds… Target Time… Supermodel Lunch Boxes…

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is known to keep all the details of his films secret until their release, but jeweler Stefano Canturi has some insider information.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff

December cover of Travel + Leisure.


Memo Pad: Media Talks Markets… Tina Bites Back… Changes at Bridal…

It was hard for a panel called “The Market’s Future” to be anything but a downer….

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff


Juicy Couture Creates CFO Post

Cole Haan’s Robert Trauber joins the contemporary brand, Juicy Couture.

clock November 21, 2008Whitney Beckett


Sweden’s Atlas Design Group Acquires De Castelbajac

French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Pop Art-inspired fashion business has been rescued.

clock November 21, 2008Ellen Groves

A trader sits after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


Jones, Liz Claiborne Swept Up in Dow’s Plunge

Declines come as most retail chains report lower earnings or larger losses.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff


WWD to Incorporate Men’s Coverage

Beginning Tuesday, WWD and will add ongoing daily coverage of the men’s fashion, retail and related industries to its pages.

clock November 21, 2008WWD Staff


Bill Blass New York Closing

Direct sales operation being liquidated by owner.

clock November 21, 2008Vicki M. Young


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