The Scoop on Scoop: Trendy Retail Chain Feeling Credit Squeeze

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Scoop NYC, the contemporary retailer created 13 years ago as “the ultimate closet,” is under increasing financial pressure. Several factoring companies have stopped giving Scoop credit.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Off-pricers like TJ Maxx capture shoppers who still want better ready-to-wear brands at lower prices.


June Comp Results Raise Anxiety for Fall

Comps continue to contract for most retailers, raising concerns for fall, back-to-school.

clock July 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and David Moin

A print ad for Latisse featuring Brooke Shields.

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Firms Seek Growth Through Longer Lashes

Tammy Faye was onto something: The former televangelist never left home without mascara — tons of it.

clock July 10, 2009Molly Prior and Rachel Brown

Sally Hershberger


Beauty Industry Reels Under Pressure

Beauty manufacturers are now forced to shell out big bucks to get products onto retail shelves.

clock July 10, 2009Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Belvada’s Mascara Noir.

Color Cosmetics

Mascara’s New Spin: The One-Handed Wand

For Dov Grossnass, creating a new mascara had to be more than about reinventing the wheel.

clock July 10, 2009Kavita Daswani

The Godiva collection.


Laura Slatkin Sweetens Candle Business

Laura Slatkin, whose Candela Group recently won a FiFi award, has broken new ground by signing licensing deals for home fragrance projects with Godiva Chocolatier and Vera Wang.

clock July 10, 2009Pete Born

Justin Timberlake


Timberlake Fronting Two Givenchy Scents

Justin Timberlake will be the face of both Play and Play Intense fragrances.

clock July 10, 2009Julie Naughton

Cold Plasma Dermal Matrix Regenerator

Human Resources

Perricone Returns With Updated Image

Dr. Nicholas Perricone is bringing what he calls a first-to-market technology in his black physician’s satchel.

clock July 10, 2009Julie Naughton

Bumble and bumble’s new serum.


Bumble Boosts Thickening Treatment Line

Bumble and bumble is breathing new life into its top-selling Thickening line this fall with the launch of Bb. Thickening Serum.

clock July 10, 2009Gillian Koenig

Kelly Van Gogh highlighting kit.


Kelly Van Gogh to Launch DIY Hair Color

Celebrity colorist Kelly Van Gogh develops Root Rehab for touch-ups, a Highlighting System, and other hair products.

clock July 10, 2009Alissa Cherry

Beauty Features

Snippets: Sugar and Spice… Purple Perfume…

Jo Malone has cooked up Vanilla & Anise, a new addition to its fragrance portfolio, which will bow worldwide in September.

clock July 10, 2009WWD Staff

Normaderm Pro Mat lotion.

Skin Care

Vichy Unveils Quartet of Skin Care Products

France-based skin care company Vichy Laboratoires, owned by L’Oréal, is aiming to cover every base in its repertoire of problem-solving skin care collections.

clock July 10, 2009Kavita Daswani

The print visual for Parisienne.


YSL Beauté Gets Sexy With New Fragrance

Kate Moss will be the face of the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Parisienne, due out this summer.

clock July 10, 2009Jennifer Weil

Robert Isabell in 1995.

Fashion Features

Robert Isabell, A-List Party Planner, Dies

Floral designer Robert Isabell, a behind-the-scenes tour de force on the New York party circuit, has died.

clock July 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Millard “Mickey” Drexler


Memo Pad: Mickey Drexler in the Morning… Slimmer Reads…

Millard “Mickey” Drexler and his unorthodox management style gets profiled this Sunday on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” at 9 a.m.

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Scoop NYC Feels Credit Squeeze

Contemporary retailer Scoop NYC is said to be undercapitalized, and slow in paying its vendors.

clock July 10, 2009Lisa Lockwood


Cherokee to Relaunch A. Smile Label

A. Smile, a young men’s and juniors-based denim line which was popular in the ’70s, is being relaunched by Cherokee.

clock July 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Real Estate

Juicy Couture Leaving Madison Avenue

Retailer Juicy Couture is closing up shop on Madison Avenue, citing $2M annual rent costs.

clock July 10, 2009David Moin


Christmas in July at Sears and Kmart

Christmas has come early to Sears and Kmart.

clock July 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

David Lauren with models Snejana Onopka, Inguna Butane, Natasha Poly, Vlada Roslyakova and Iris Strubegger.

Fashion Scoops

Lauren Fetes Watch Line… Town Hall Debate… Vuitton’s Space Age Fantasy…

David Lauren wasn’t deterred by the difficult market for luxury goods at a launch party for Ralph Lauren’s new watch collection.

clock July 10, 2009WWD Staff

Barbara Corcoran


Barbara Corcoran, the Jim Cramer of the Real Estate Business

Almost every Friday on the “Today” show, the real estate queen Barbara Corcoran advises people to buy a home.

clock July 10, 2009Jacob Bernstein


Yoox Readies for IPO

Online retailer could list before yearend.

clock July 10, 2009Andrew Roberts


EBay Aims to Change Europe’s Competition Rules

EBay sent all its users in Europe a petition urging the European Commission to amend its competition laws.

clock July 10, 2009Ellen Groves

Government and Trade

World Leaders Commit to Complete Doha Round

G8 leaders said they would conclude stalled Doha Round of trade talks by 2010.

clock July 10, 2009Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

NLRB Rules in Favor of Workers United

The National Labor Relations Board ruled the insurgent Workers United is the bargaining agent in contracts with five employers.

clock July 10, 2009Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: July 9, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 10, 2009WWD Staff

Giorgio Armani Privé Couture Fall 2009


A View of Paris Haute Couture Week

Images around and about this week’s Couture shows.

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