YSL, Finally Profitable, Plots Ambitious Growth

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Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balenciaga

Amidst a sea of black-clad editors, it was easy to spot Salma Hayek at Balenciaga. “He loves me in green,” referring to her hubby Francois-Henri Pinault.

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Urban Outfitters’ Profits Fall

Retailer Urban Outfitters slows store openings.

clock March 5, 2009Matthew Lynch

The entrance to the Neiman Marcus flagship.

Business Features

Comps Scorecard: A High-Low Affair

Same-store sales fall, but show some signs of life.

clock March 5, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Leigh Lezark, Sanna Saastamoinen and Lou Doillon

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Nina Ricci: Gossip Girl

Beth Ditto’s arrival at Nina Ricci Thursday night sent several guests into a tizzy, including Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes.

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Buckle has positioned itself as a denim destination. Denim accounts for a third of its men’s business.


Buckle Goes East as Results Go North

High performing specialty store Buckle chain sets sights on New York and New Jersey.

clock March 6, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Pureology items.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Pureology Rollout… Cooper Deal… Yes to Exec

The international launch of PureOlogy begins on March 16.

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A rendering of the store.

Color Cosmetics

Chanel to Open Beauty Shop in Tokyo

Next month Chanel will unveil its first street-front store dedicated entirely to fragrance and beauty products.

clock March 6, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky and Blake Lively


DKNY Men Has Its Day

DKNY hosts party with celebs Blake Lively, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Mark Vanderloo to celebrate its new fragrance.

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Dillard’s Net Falls on Soft Sales, Charges

Dillard’s reports nearly $150 million loss in the fourth quarter.

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Government and Trade

Union Organizing Bill Rancor Intensifies

Obama reiterates support for Employee Free Choice Act.

clock March 6, 2009Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: March 5, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers

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A look from the Edition Unisex line.

Business Features

In the Black, YSL Plots Ambitious Growth

Valerie Hermann and Stefano Pilati plot expansion for luxury firm YSL.

clock March 6, 2009Miles Socha

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Battle Intensifies

Fifteen local chapters of UNITE HERE have set a vote for Saturday on whether to disaffiliate from the parent union.

clock March 6, 2009Liza Casabona


Major U.S. Textile Trade Shows Said Merging

Material World and the Los Angeles International Textile Show are set to merge, according to sources.

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Designer and Luxury

Lambertson Truex Files Chapter 11

High-end accessories firm Lambertson Truex filed a Chapter 11, and its exit strategy is a sale of the company.

clock March 6, 2009Vicki M. Young

A rendering of the first Milly store, opening today in Tokyo.

Ready To Wear

Milly Opens First Store in Tokyo Today

Contemporary brand Milly open its first store in Tokyo today, and puts a Manhattan unit on hold.

clock March 6, 2009Julee Kaplan


Five Held in Alleged Counterfeit Scheme

ICE arrest group for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to import more than $40M of counterfeit merchandise into New York ports.

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Memo Pad: Magazine Publishers Cut Budgets Again… RDA’s Advisers…

After a much tougher-than-feared first quarter, almost every magazine publisher is going back in and cutting its 2009 budget again.

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Brioni Courts Potential Investors

Brioni is finally in the shop window.

clock March 6, 2009Emilie Marsh

Pop Beauty’s Sara Strand in CVS’ Beauty 360 store.

Color Cosmetics

Niche Beauty Brands Navigate Economic Realities

The rules of the game for beauty firms have changed.

clock March 6, 2009Molly Prior

Ed Shirley

Beauty Features

PCPC Mantra: Innovate or Die

Attendance was as low as the spirits at the Personal Care Products Council’s annual meeting, held Feb. 24-27 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

clock March 6, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Greg Wasson


Wasson Sharpens Focus on Beauty

PCPC conference keynote speaker Gregory D. Wasson, Walgreens’ new ceo, is putting the chain’s spotlight on beauty.

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Karen Grant

Marketing and Promotion

At PCPC Conference, Analysts Say Knowledge Is Power

Karen Grant, vice president of The NPD Group, says consumers will always spring for innovative products.

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Daily Stock Wrap: March 17, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Today's Must Read


Host of NYT Podcast 'The Daily' Apologizes For Actions Around…

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Social Studies

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