Everyone’s Doing It: Beauty Joins Holiday’s Discount Mania

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Escada pre-fall 2009


Escada Operating Earnings Drop 71.1 Percent

Escada’s operating earnings plunged 71.1 percent, according to preliminary figures released Thursday.

clock December 18, 2008Melissa Drier

Prada men's spring 2009 campaign photographed by Hedi Slimane.


Slimane Snaps Ad Campaign for Prada

Prada is giving a whole new spin to its men’s wear ad campaign for Spring with the help of former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane.

clock December 18, 2008WWD Staff


General Growth Gets Loan Extension

General Growth’s overdue mortgage payment pushed back to February, lifting company stocks 1.9 percent Thursday.

clock December 18, 2008Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Hilfiger Returning to Bryant Park for Spring Show

Tommy Hilfiger has committed to the tents for February, even as many designers mull whether to show in Bryant Park.

clock December 18, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Obama Set to Fill USTR, Labor Posts

Obama is set to nominate former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk for U.S. trade representative and Rep. Hilda Solis (D., Calif.) as secretary of labor.

clock December 18, 2008Kristi Ellis

The Lift Lumiere foundation.

Color Cosmetics

Chanel: Building a New Foundation

Chanel plans to establish a new base for its beauty business in February with the launch of Lift Lumiere, its newest foundation and concealer line.

clock December 19, 2008Julie Naughton

Narciso Rodriguez plans to take a shine to the women’s fragrance market this spring with the launch of his newest franchise, Essence.


Airy and Floral: Rodriguez Returns With Essence Scent

Narciso Rodriguez is headed back to the fragrance counter with a new women’s brand due this spring.

clock December 19, 2008Julie Naughton

Lancaster’s Retinology.

Skin Care

Lancaster Sets Retinology Cream

Lancaster will debut Retinology, its go-to antiaging cream, in January.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff

Wrinkle Therapy items.

Skin Care

Laboratoire Remede Revs Up

Laboratoire Remede is positioning itself for a growth spurt in 2009.

clock December 19, 2008Julie Naughton

Karen Fondu and Women of Worth National Honoree Cindy Kerr.

Beauty Features

New President at Too Faced… Vo Cuts Montage… Blink Ads…

Color cosmetics brand Too Faced has named Lynda Berkowitz as president of the firm, which was founded 10 years ago by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff

Some of the Zirh Natural items.

Skin Care

Zirh’s Green Effort at Sephora

Zirh is going green, with a new product range called Zirh Natural.

clock December 19, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Elizabeth Banks

Marketing and Promotion

L’Oréal Paris Signs Actress Elizabeth Banks

L’Oreal Paris has signed actress Elizabeth Banks as its latest spokesperson.

clock December 19, 2008Andrea Nagel

Murad's Sleep Reform items.

Skin Care

Murad Targets Sleep-Deprived Beauties

Sure, everyone’s heard of getting beauty sleep, but what about getting beauty products to improve sleep?

clock December 19, 2008Rachel Brown

Mally Roncal

Color Cosmetics

Mally Roncal in Web Site Relaunch

Mally Roncal took her showbiz artistry straight to the people three years ago.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff


Stocks Fall on GE Downgrade

Retail shares escaped the worst of another late-day swoon on Wall Street on Thursday but couldn’t get away unscathed.

clock December 19, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Storm Imperils Final Shopping Weekend

Already struggling for holiday sales, retailers could be dealt a major setback on the final weekend before Christmas because of wintry weather.

clock December 19, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

A rendering of the Barneys New York Oak Street store.


Barneys to Double Its Size in Chicago

Barneys New York will virtually double its size along Chicago’s Oak Street this spring, moving across the street to a new six-story structure.

clock December 19, 2008Beth Wilson

A rendering of the Giorgio Armani Fifth Avenue flagship.


Glass Cube Look for Armani Flagship

New York’s retail scene is about to get a bright new cube: Giorgio Armani’s sprawling Fifth Avenue flagship is set to open Feb. 18.

clock December 19, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Holiday displays in mass stores were mostly limited to fragrance gift sets.


Mass Beauty Aisles Lack Holiday Sizzle by Design

It’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation’s mass market stores.

clock December 19, 2008Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

A crowd of shoppers hunt for bargains at Macy's in New York City.


Beauty Joins Holiday’s Discount Mania

Holiday shoppers are viewing beauty purchases through a new lens: deal or no deal.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff

John Truex and Richard Lambertson.

Business Features

Samsonite Puts Lambertson Truex Up for Sale

Lambertson Truex, the luxury American accessories brand, is on the selling block.

clock December 19, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Samantha Conti

Bernard Madoff

Business Features

Madoff Scandal Hits Fashion Industry

Former fashion and media executives are among those who have lost significant sums in Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

clock December 19, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Roberto Cavalli and Mary Alice Stephenson in East Harlem.

Fashion Scoops

Cavalli’s Good Deed… Is Olivier Out?… Blass Down but Not Out…

Roberto Cavalli took time Wednesday night to give back to a group of nearly 25 youngsters in East Harlem.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff


Kira Plastinina U.S. Stores Closing Today

All 12 Kira Plastinina stores in the U.S. will close their doors today at 6 p.m., a scant seven months after the first units opened.

clock December 19, 2008Sharon Edelson

Asterical ring, titanium, star ruby and colored diamonds.


British Jeweler in Deal With American Express

Solange Azagury-Partridge has built her name on an inventive interpretation of fine jewelry, designing pieces such as emerald-set poison rings.

clock December 19, 2008Nina Jones

The Buglisi dance troupe performs at Ralph Rucci’s showroom.

Marketing and Promotion

Visual Display Sector Gets Market Lift

Manhattan showrooms welcome retailers.

clock December 19, 2008David Moin


Schiek Steps Down… Cutbacks at Gawker…

Lisa Schiek, Tom Ford’s global communications director and his longest-standing employee, on Thursday revealed her decision to leave the company.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff

A Tod's bracelet.

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Brands Offer Specials for Holiday

A string of luxury and designer brands are trying their utmost to excite consumers in one of the toughest holiday seasons in years.

clock December 19, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock December 19, 2008WWD Staff


Scherrer Store Closes in Paris

Jean-Louis Scherrer’s Avenue Montaigne flagship has closed.

clock January 7, 2009Katya Foreman


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