What Next? As Recession Bites, Magazines Plot Their Future

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Layoffs. Closures. Budget cuts. Reorganizations. Like many other American businesses, it's the worst of times for magazine publishers. The question is: Can they bounce back, and how?SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Saks Fifth Avenue


November Sales Raise Holiday Anxiety

Economy poses biggest challenge, but calendar also hurts results.

clock December 4, 2008Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Frank A. Fazzinga Jr. and Dana Kline.


Gemini Forms Icon Sales and Marketing Arm

Fragrance firm Gemini Cosmetics Inc. has an Icon on its hands.

clock December 5, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Johnson's new body wash line.

Body Care

Johnson’s Updating Brand

Johnson’s is making additional tweaks to its body care lineup for next year, including new packaging and flavors, as well as name changes.

clock December 5, 2008Andrea Nagel

Items from the EverPure line.


L’Oreal Aims for Bigger Piece of Hair Care Market

L’Oreal Paris is looking to make its hair care business as relevant as its skin, hair color and cosmetics businesses.

clock December 5, 2008WWD Staff


Jade: Bulgari’s Newest Jewel

Bulgari is going green with a new women’s scent called Omnia Green Jade.

clock December 5, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Organic Pharmacy's inaugural U.S. location.


Organic Pharmacy Opens First Store in U.S.

The Organic Pharmacy has begun doling out its prescription for Americans’ health and beauty.

clock December 5, 2008Rachel Brown

Courteney Cox


Courteney Cox in the ‘Spotlight’ for Avon

Avon has announced a celebrity deal with Courteney Cox to be the face of the brand’s new women’s fragrance, Spotlight.

clock December 5, 2008Michelle Edgar

Faith Hill


Taking on Faith: Coty Beauty Signs Hill to Scent Deal

The Coty Beauty division told WWD that it has signed Faith Hill to do her own fragrance, which is expected to launch in late fall 2009 in mass distribution.

clock December 5, 2008Julie Naughton

The Flora ad.


Gucci Fashions a Flirtatious Fragrance

Gucci’s iconic floral print, Flora, is a good luck charm for Frida Giannini.

clock December 5, 2008Stephanie Epiro

The scene on Fifth Avenue on Black Friday.

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Industry Confronts the Gathering Storm

Sharp pricing combined with razor-edged product, promotional ideas and good old-fashioned value are the main defenses being employed by beauty manufacturers.

clock December 5, 2008WWD Staff

A fragrance display at Target.


Mass Braces for More Promotions

Mass market retailers were pleasantly surprised by heavier-than-expected traffic on Black Friday.

clock December 5, 2008Faye Brookman

Beauty.com's home page.

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Report: E-tailers Offer Ray of Hope

Credit-crunch-induced guilt has curbed beauty shoppers’ visits to stores this holiday, but the glow of their computers might prove too enticing to ignore.

clock December 5, 2008Molly Prior


Movado Earnings, Sales Swoon in Third Quarter

Reflecting the anemic retail environment, Movado Group Inc. posted double-digit declines in third-quarter income and sales, and lowered guidance for the year.

clock December 5, 2008Vicki M. Young


Zalaznick Says iVillage Not for Sale… Wintour Fashions a Few Answers…

Is iVillage for sale? Definitely not, according to Lauren Zalaznick, president of NBC Universal women and lifestyle entertainment networks.

clock December 5, 2008WWD Staff


Jos. A. Bank Profits Jump

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. used an aggressive promotional posture to overcome a hostile retail environment and post higher third-quarter profits.

clock December 5, 2008Jean E. Palmieri and Matthew Lynch


Claire’s 3Q Loss Widens

Claire’s Stores Inc. reported a third-quarter loss that increased more than 50 percent, citing the weak global retail environment.

clock December 5, 2008Matthew Lynch


Finlay Reports Higher 3Q Loss

Finlay stock falls as Moody’s downgrades rating.

clock December 5, 2008Vicki M. Young


Gottschalks 3Q Loss More Than Doubles

Double-digit drop in revenues for Fresno, Calif.-based department store.

clock December 5, 2008Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock December 5, 2008WWD Staff

Vogue Cover.


Magazines Rethink Strategies to Deal With Economy

Like many other American businesses, it’s the worst of times for magazine publishers. The question is: Can they bounce back — and how?

clock December 5, 2008Stephanie D. Smith and Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks


Guess Sees 3Q Profits Expand

Net income for Guess Inc. rose 9.9 percent in the third quarter to $64 million.

clock December 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

The new Zara flagship.


Zara Opens Largest New York Store

Zara’s new flagship at 500 Fifth Avenue pushes price points.

clock December 5, 2008Sharon Edelson

President-elect Barack Obama in rented white tie and tails.

Fashion Scoops

Obama’s New Look… That Other President… Koi’s Creative Outlet…

It’s been 15 years since President-elect Barack Obama has bought a new tux, and his inauguration is the perfect time to break that string.

clock December 5, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Opting Out of Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, Milan

The Roman luxury label Valentino will not present its men’s wear collection this season in Paris or Milan, opting solely for commercial appointments.

clock December 5, 2008Emilie Marsh

The U.S. Supreme Court building.


Retailers Lobby Feds on Minimum Pricing Case

Retailers lobbied federal officials for help to remedy the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave manufacturers the ability to set minimum prices.

clock December 5, 2008Liza Casabona


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clock 7hAdriana Lee

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