Beyond the Comps: Retail Stocks Shoot Up In Broad Market Rally

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Fast Retailing First-Half Net Profit Jumps 24%

The company’s core Uniqlo brand continues to outperform Japan’s sluggish retail environment.

clock April 9, 2009Kelly Wetherille

Myron E. Ullman.

Business Features

Beyond the Comps: Retail Stocks Shoot Up

Retail stocks bounced up Thursday amid the broader market rally, even as March same-store sales showed major declines, especially in the luxury sector.

clock April 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

S&K Famous Brands CEO Oliver Is Ousted

The men’s specialty store chain has been operating in Chapter 11.

clock April 9, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2009


Aeffe to Cut Jobs to Reduce Costs

Italian fashion group, which controls Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini brands, seeks to cut costs after losing two key licenses.

clock April 9, 2009Luisa Zargani


Retail Stocks Rise Again Thursday

Trading week ends with 4.7 percent increase after S&P Retail Index advance.

clock April 9, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Yoana Baraschi.

Ready To Wear

Budgets Down, Creativity Up at Dallas Market

At the market at FashionCenterDallas, vendors cut prices to lure beleaguered buyers.

clock April 10, 2009Holly Haber

Treatments like hot stone massages will be discounted during Spa Week.

Body Care

Spa Businesses Hold On in Tough Times

The spa industry is feeling the pinch of a down economy as cash-strapped consumers forgo luxury pampering in favor of only the most essential grooming services.

clock April 10, 2009Gillian Koenig

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Verdi Market


Bed Bath & Beyond Sows Seed for Natural Section

Bed Bath & Beyond is taking a dip on the green side with Verdi Market, a new natural and organic section the retailer is testing out in its Chelsea store.

clock April 10, 2009Andrea Nagel

The Vintage Naturals line.


Demeter Vintage Naturals Perfume Debuts Next Week

Demeter Fragrance Library launches Vintage Naturals 2009 line, in Rosebush, Geranium, Mimosa, Lavender and Patchouli, exclusively at Sephora.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Pre-pack display of AguaCeuticals eye products.


Jane Bankruptcy Shows Cracks in Mass

The mass market beauty universe was rocked earlier this week when Jane & Company filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

clock April 10, 2009Faye Brookman

Human Resources

Coty Appoints Renato Semerari

Coty Inc. has named Renato Semerari president of the firm’s Coty Beauty division, a Paris-based position he will take beginning in early May.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff


L’Oréal and Nestle Assure Stakes Unchanged

L’Oreal and Nestle jointly published a rare press statement saying their agreement regarding the French beauty giant remains unchanged.

clock April 10, 2009Jennifer Weil and Matthew W. Evans

Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is launching Future Solution LX, the latest high-tech antiaging skin care line in a year.

Skin Care

Shiseido Bets on Future Solution in Global Push

Shiseido Future Solution LX, the firm’s latest antiaging skin care line, features a newly developed ingredient called Skingenecel.

clock April 10, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Government and Trade

Union: Global Textile Industry Loses 11M Jobs

Federation estimates more than 11 million global textile jobs lost, and 8,200 factories are said to have shut.

clock April 10, 2009John Zarocostas

February was the 10th consecutive month in which imports to the U.S. declined in year-over-year comparisons.


U.S. Textile, Apparel Imports Drop in Feb.

U.S. textile and apparel imports fell sharply in February as the recession stifled consumer demand.

clock April 10, 2009Liza Casabona

On the floor of Cosmoprof.


Beauty Industry No Longer Recession-Proof

The beauty industry is feeling the sting of the international economic crisis.

clock April 10, 2009Jenny B. Fine

Inside Mazzolari’s Milan emporium.


Shopping in Milan Like It’s 1999

La vita is indeed dolce at Mazzolari, at the storied Milan beauty emporium.

clock April 10, 2009Jenny B. Fine

Fabio Franchina


A Bright Spot for Beauty Emerges in Italy

Against the backdrop of a melancholy financial scene, Cosmoprof’s organizers in Bologna unveiled a revamped trade show.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Keb’s ex-model founders Louise Dufwa and Daniel Sand.


Emerging Brands Shine at Cosmoprof

Cosmoprof was percolating with emerging brands bubbling up from around the globe.

clock April 10, 2009Jennifer Weil

Lego-like lip glosses at Intercos.

Color Cosmetics

Italian Cosmetics Suppliers Show Colorful Innovation

Italy’s leading cosmetics suppliers Intercos, Biokolor and Chromavis roll out new, inventive products.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Jenny B. Fine

Simone Micheli’s relaxing oasis.


In the Swirl at Cosmoprof’s New Spa Pavillion

The feel-good factor was in full effect at Cosmoprof in Bologna with a new special pavilion dedicated totally to spas.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro


Delta Acquires Gekko… Li & Fung, Claiborne Deal Completed

Delta Apparel Inc. has acquired Gekko Brands, suppliers of headwear under the Kudzu and The Game brands to the collegiate, sports and resort markets.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff


Christopher & Banks Reports Large Fourth-Quarter Loss

Same-store sales drop for Christopher & Banks, and capex cuts.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


QVC Sues Mouawad

QVC says earlier settlement with Van Cleef limits its ability to sell merchandise it bought from the jewelry firm Mouawad.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


Movado Hit With Loss

Watch firm Movado suspends dividend as it renegotiates credit terms.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


Hefty Pay Cuts for the Nordstroms

Blake Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Inc., compensation reported down 20.3%.

clock April 10, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: April 9, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham for Elle was one of the best-selling magazine covers of 2008.


Memo Pad: Celebs Who Sell Best

Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham and Lauren Conrad were among the most salable cover faces for fashion monthly titles in 2008.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Obit: Designer Jean Baptiste Caumont, 82

Designer Jean Baptiste Caumont died last week after a gardening accident in his villa on Lake Como, a friend said. He was 82.

clock April 10, 2009Alessandra Ilari

The new shop makes Kors “an important player” on Saks’ seventh floor.


Michael Kors Shop Doubles at Saks

The luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday opened a new 1,300-square-foot men’s shop devoted to the designer Michael Kors.

clock April 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri



Talbots Appoints Casamento EVP of Finance

Former Liz Claiborne executive Benedetta Casamento joins Talbots for turnaround effort. She is the new EVP of Finance for the company.

clock April 10, 2009David Moin

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry Promised $2.1B From Italian Gov’t

Italy government promises large aid package to support Italian fashion companies during the global recession.

clock April 10, 2009Luisa Zargani


New Jil Sander Store to Open on Madison Ave.

Third U.S. Jil Sander unit to launch Saturday.

clock April 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Carmen Marc Valvo’s plates for QVC.

Fashion Scoops

Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fashion Plates… DVF Hits the Beach

Carmen Marc Valvo is the latest designer to be headlining a QVC show.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff founder Remy Stern.


Memo Pad: Remy Stern’s World… Booking It…

Remy Stern loves characters. If they’re rich, powerful or an occupant in a tony Park Avenue high-rise, he’s profiled them on

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

The Samaritaine was shuttered in 2005.


La Samaritaine in Paris Gets a New Life

Closed department store La Samaritaine, owned by LVMH, will become a retail, office and housing complex.

clock April 10, 2009Miles Socha


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