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Currency effects weighed on profits at H&M.

Business Features

H&M Profits Fall 12 Percent in Quarter

Amid economic turbulence, H&M’s like-for-like sales slip 5 percent.

clock March 26, 2009Robert Murphy

Business Features

Hugo Boss Net Falls 27 Percent in 2008

German firm says fourth-quarter sales rose 6 percent; profitability improving.

clock March 26, 2009Melissa Drier


Retail Stocks Swell 4.4 Percent Thursday

The S&P Retail Index jumped 12.81 pointsto 301.52, its first close above 300 since Jan, as Geithner outlines new finance framework.

clock March 26, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr


Lululemon Profits Fall 25 Percent

Sales dip in quarter for Lululemon Athletica.

clock March 26, 2009Whitney Beckett

The new shop sports updated fixtures and lighting.


Luxury Firm Corneliani Refreshes Shop at Saks

The revamped 900-square-foot boutique lets the traditional, classic Italian luxury label Corneliani showcase its newer offerings.

clock March 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

An item from Tweezerman’s Studio Collection.


Tweezerman Partners With Agatha Luiz de la Prada

Tweezerman targets premium consumer with two new lines: a Designer Series by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Studio Collection.

clock March 27, 2009Gillian Koenig

Items from the Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection line.

Skin Care

Skin Care Line Aims to Turn Back Hands of Time

Hand model Ellen Sirot is entering the beauty industry with the introduction of a skin care line tailored exclusively for the hands.

clock March 27, 2009Gillian Koenig

Bottega Veneta


Men’s Wear Fall ’09 Beauty: Fringe Benefits

The hairstyle ruled the runways during the fall ’09 men’s wear shows.

clock March 27, 2009Alex Badia

Dermalogica’s line for teens and preteens.

Skin Care

Dermalogica’s Youth-Oriented Effort

Dermalogica founder and mother Jane Wurwand created Clean Start, a new brand for teenagers and preteens.

clock March 27, 2009Rachel Brown

Outside a Boots location.


Firm Looks to Take U.S. Beauty Brands Global

Tom Winareck’s start-up company, called The Strategy Studio, aims to help American beauty companies take their wares into international doors.

clock March 27, 2009Faye Brookman

Joe Fresh beauty items.

Color Cosmetics

Clothing Line Joe Fresh Style Adds Beauty

Joe Fresh Style, Loblaw Supermarkets’ affordable clothing line, now includes a budget-friendly cosmetics offering called Joe Fresh Beauty.

clock March 27, 2009Brian Dunn

NP Set Eye Palette

Beauty Features

Snippets: Salon Selectives Revived… Korres Adds Organics…

The brand that just won’t die, Salon Selectives, has found a new home: Beautology Brands Co..

clock March 27, 2009WWD Staff

Jane’s Aguaceuticals.


Budget Cosmetics Vulnerable in Downturn

Value brands are vulnerable in the economic downturn, and even Jane Cosmetics alerted suppliers via a letter to its “major cash liquidity crisis.”

clock March 27, 2009Andrea Nagel

Tracey Emin’s “Not So Difficult to Understand.”


Easter Island Inspires Vuitton Exhibit

With today’s opening of the exhibition “Ecritures Silencieuses” (“Silent Writings”), Louis Vuitton is penning a new chapter or two.

clock March 27, 2009Tina Isaac

Estée Lauder's newest iteration of its Advanced Night Repair product  is aiming to optimize the clock — the clock gene, which activates the skin’s natural repair processes.

Skin Care

Estee Lauder: In Sync With New Technology

Estee Lauder’s venerable Advanced Night Repair is taking a flying leap into the future this summer.

clock March 27, 2009Julie Naughton

Daniel Maes, Estée Lauder

Human Resources

Daniel Maes to Retire From Lauder

During a lunch at the Four Seasons’ famed Pool Room on Tuesday, Leonard Lauder toasted longtime employee Daniel Maes.

clock March 27, 2009Julie Naughton

One of La Prairie’s new offerings.

Skin Care

La Prairie Adds to Platinum Collection

La Prairie hopes to add value to its Platinum franchise with its newest skin care product, Cellular Serum Platinum Rare, set for an April launch.

clock March 26, 2009Julie Naughton

Human Resources

Marc Jacobs to Be Honored at FiFi Awards

Marc Jacobs will be presented with The Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame award when the organization holds its FiFi Awards in New York on May 27.

clock March 27, 2009Matthew W. Evans and Gillian Koenig

Clarins’ new bust product.

Body Care

Clarins Hopes for Boom With Bust Line

Groupe Clarins is giving its cleavage-enhancing Bust Beauty range a lift.

clock March 27, 2009Alissa Demorest

The scene at Cosmoprof Bologna last year.

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Beauty Show Changes Its Look

The Cosmoprof beauty trade show will unveil a new look when it begins at the Bologna fairgrounds on April 2.

clock March 27, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Andrea Nagel

The Eau Sensuelle ad.


Heritage Inspires Rochas Fragrance

In April, Rochas will introduce Eau Sensuelle perfume.

clock March 27, 2009Brid Costello

Blender magazine’s April 2009 issue will be its last,


Memo Pad: Blender Mag Folds… More Cutbacks at the Times…

Alpha Media Group shuttered the music monthly magazine Blender… The New York Times said it is implementing a temporary five percent wage cut…

clock March 27, 2009WWD Staff

Bill Falk


The Week’s Winning Ways

Felix Dennis’ newsweekly thrives as others struggle.

clock March 27, 2009Stephanie D. Smith


Luxury’s Long Passage to India

Growth in India for the luxury market is strong, but roadblocks remain.

clock March 27, 2009Mahlia S. Lone

Lanvin’s London boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Elbaz Unplugged: Lanvin Unveils London Store

Move over Mel Brooks, and make way Woody Allen. Alber Elbaz has a microphone in his hand, a bow tie around his neck, and he’s dangerous.

clock March 27, 2009Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

What’s Another Day for Chloé?… Toledo Time… Timberlake Does Oprah…

Los Angeles-area Chloe devotees anticipating this week’s scheduled opening of the long-awaited Melrose Place boutique will have to wait.

clock March 27, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: New CEO at Shopko… Counterfeits Costly for N.Y.C.

Shopko Stores chief executive officer Michael MacDonald is leaving the company to become president and ceo of DSW Inc.

clock March 27, 2009WWD Staff


Wet Seal 4th-Qtr. Profit Falls Nearly Two-Thirds

Wet Seal says that it’s committed to Arden B. division despite sales decline.

clock March 27, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Swarovski Moves to Safeguard Future

Swarovski announces job cuts and will relocate certain manual finishing techniques to other sites in Eastern Europe.

clock March 27, 2009Andrew Roberts


Daily Stock Wrap: March 26, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 27, 2009WWD Staff

Looks from Boss Black.

Business Features

Hugo Boss CEO Sets Growth Plan

As Hugo Boss reports 4th-quarter and full year losses, ceo Claus-Dietrich Lahrs sees multiple growth opportunities for the German fashion giant.

clock March 27, 2009Melissa Drier


In Brazil, Owner of Daslu Sentenced

Eliana Tranchesi, owner of the ultrachic São Paulo fashion emporium Daslu, given 94 years for fraud.

clock March 27, 2009Michael Kepp

Government and Trade

As Trade Slows, Protectionism Rises

WTO’s Pascal Lamy warns against protectionist trade practices.

clock March 27, 2009John Zarocostas


Today's Must Read

From Left: Valentina Sampaio, Juno Mitchell and Indya Moore


Transgender representation in the modeling world: Times are changing.

clock October 30, 2020Luis Campuzano

Social Studies

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