Designer Retail Squeeze: Georgina Joins Growing List of Closures

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As major department and specialty stores dominate the headlines with layoffs, budget cuts and markdowns, there's one retail sector generally being overlooked: the little guy.See List at Left for All of This Issue's Articles

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Business Features

Retail Sales Rise, Tough Road Ahead

In January, specialty stores sales lifted 1.6 percent, whereas department store sales slipped 0.3 percent, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

clock February 13, 2009Liza Casabona


Revlon Profits Fall in Quarter

Revlon CEO David Kennedy says the cosmetics firm improved its operating margins during the year.

clock February 12, 2009Vicki M. Young

Lala Berlin

Fashion Features

Polished Fashion Boosts Berlin

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin found German designer labels countering recessionary worries with an extra dose of fashion for next fall.

clock February 13, 2009Melissa Drier and Damien McGuinness

The All American Stetson scent.


Coty Scent Shoots for Younger Man

Coty launches Stetson All American, aimed at men from 25 to 35, this March.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Ricky’s Revolver salon.


Ricky’s Pulls Out Big Guns for Salons

Ricky’s, the spunky, irreverent New York beauty chain, is having another go at the salon business.

clock February 13, 2009Molly Prior

Matthew Preece and Kristoff Ball


Preece & Toff Fills Fred Segal Beauty Spot

Hairstylists Matthew Preece and Kristoff Ball are living many employees’ dream, they have returned to a place where they toiled for years and taken over.

clock February 13, 2009Rachel Brown


Jafra Sees Opportunity in Asia

Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. has chosen a new chief executive officer, Friedrich Kroos, from its own ranks.

clock February 13, 2009Rachel Brown



DKNY in Men’s Fragrance Push

Donna Karan is making an aggressive foray into men’s fragrance with the launch for spring of DKNY Men, the brand’s first stand-alone men’s scent.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Nars’ first travel retail counter.


Ready for Liftoff: Nars Heads to Travel Retail

Nars opened its first-ever travel retail counter at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

3Lab Super "h" Serum.

Skin Care

3Lab’s Technology to Hit Specialty Stores

Skin care brand u3Lab expands distribution and will introduce two new products, Super “h” Serum and Perfect Lite Sunblock, this year.

clock February 13, 2009Gillian Koenig

Beauty Features

Snippets: L’Oréal Gets Centric… Pharmaca Pres…

L’Oreal USA has established a new distribution arm, SalonCentric, which will be comprised of L’Oreal’s distributorships.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Revlon Ramps Up Product Pipeline

Revlon focuses on revving up its product portfolio, particularly in color cosmetics.

clock February 13, 2009Gillian Koenig


Product to Become Star at Samy

In what is emerging as a company strategy, Samy Salon Systems is downplaying the showman who helped catapult the brand.

clock February 13, 2009Andrea Nagel

The fragrance bar at Bath Junkie.

Body Care

A DIY Bath Shop for Beauty Junkies

For people who crave customization in their beauty regimen, Bath Junkie is the store for them.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

A visual for Styli-Style.

Color Cosmetics

Styli-Style Highlights Top-Performing Items

There’s an 80-20 rule in mass market cosmetics that Grant Berry, founder of Styli-Style, is about to shatter.

clock February 13, 2009Faye Brookman


In Brief: Armani Taps Dosi… Redcats Appointment…

Giorgio Armani SpA has appointed Fabrizio Dosi as chief executive officer of Giorgio Armani Hong Kong Ltd.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff


Ittierre Administrators Appointed

Italy named three administrators to help safeguard the future of Ittierre SpA.

clock February 13, 2009Andrew Roberts


Retail Stocks Slip 0.1 Percent Thursday

Investors struggled to find their footing and pushed retail shares down 0.1 percent.

clock February 13, 2009Evan Clark

Jason Wu was all smiles as he prepped models for his fairy-tale-themed presentation for fall.

Fashion Features

Photo Finish: Designers Prep for New York Fashion Week

It’s down to the last-minute stretch for New York designers, and WWD caught them at the 11th hour, prepping, primping or taking a breakfast break.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Love Magazine


Memo Pad: Katie Grand’s Love Has Curves… Siriano de Blog Attack…

Never let it be said Katie Grand is one to perch on fashion’s fence.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Ben Affleck, Rory Kennedy and Abigail Disney with Daniella Vitale.


Gucci Fetes Film at TED Conference

Ben Affleck and other stars discuss documentary films.

clock February 13, 2009Marcy Medina


Jury Awards Garment Workers $600K in Key Case

In a decision 10 years in the making, a jury awarded 25 garment workers almost $600,000 for Liberty Apparel Co. Inc.’s wage and labor violations.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

The Georgina boutiques in Manhasset and Hewlett, N.Y.


Georgina Boutique Joins Growing List of Closures

Small, independent boutiques that nurture designer talent are rapidly disappearing.

clock February 13, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Karl Lagerfeld

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld on Shopping and Luxury

Designer Karl Lagerfeld testifies before EU commission.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

California Retailers Face Sales Tax Hike

The sales tax boost in California comes as part of a package to close the $42B state budget deficit.

clock February 13, 2009Joanna Ramey


First U.S. Topshop to Open in April

British fast-fashion retailer Topshop will unveil its first U.S. store on April 2.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

DKNY’s “Chari-Tee.”

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Doles Ethical Swag… Designers Hook Up…

They say people come closer together during tough times and designers are no exception.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Michael Marcus items.

Color Cosmetics

Makeup Artist Michael Marcus Expands Line

Makeup artist Michael Marcus has his eye on distribution expansion this year.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

YSL's spring offerings, including Gloss Pur.

Color Cosmetics

YSL Beauté Aims to Build Share With New Offerings

YSL Beauté will launch lip range Gloss Pur lip glosses, among other products.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Clarins' newest men's product.

Designer and Luxury

Clarins’ Facial Quintet

Groupe Clarins is aiming to boost its Clarins Men business in the U.S. by 50 percent this year.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Linda Cantello at work.

Human Resources

Linda Cantello Joins Giorgio Armani Beauty

Giorgio Armani Beauty has named Linda Cantello as its international makeup artist.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton and Gillian Koenig

The tropical garden lends tranquility and exoticism to the store.

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson’s Hothouse

Matthew Williamson will open a new flagship store in the Meatpacking District on Monday.

clock February 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

7th on Sixth’s Fern Mallis and Tommy Hilfiger

Designer and Luxury

Geller Wins GQ Prize

Designer Robert Geller received a $50,000 cash award for GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America contest.

clock February 13, 2009David Lipke

A view of the central skylight feature.

Designer and Luxury

Ports 1961 Opens Flagship

Ports 1961 to unveil store in Meatpacking District this Saturday.

clock February 13, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Daily Stock Wrap: February 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 7hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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