Beauty’s Holiday Goal: Retailers Full of Hope For Flat Sales Season

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A strong stable of fall launches has beauty retailers hopeful for holiday — even as most would view flat sales as a victory.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The H&M store in Moscow.


H&M Third-Quarter Profits Rise 4 Percent

Fast fashion retailer H&M’s same-store sales fell 11 percent.

clock September 24, 2009Elena Berton


Bidding Starts for IT Holding Assets

Italian fashion group IT Holding invites expressions of interest for sale of assets.

clock September 24, 2009Andrew Roberts

Human Resources

Geiger Stepping Down at Aéropostale

Aéropostale Inc. said chief executive officer Julian Geiger will step down at the end of its fiscal year.

clock September 24, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Janet Jackson

Fashion Scoops

Game Set & Match: Front Row at Giorgio Armani

Janet Jackson and Roger Federer both took in the Giorgio Armani show in Milan.

clock September 24, 2009WWD Staff

Bryanboy, Tommy Ton,  Garance Doré and Scott Schuman Front Row at D&G.

Fashion Scoops

Bricks Versus Clicks: Front Row at D&G

Bloggers are now officially front-row material. At least that was the case at the D&G show on Thursday.

clock September 24, 2009WWD Staff

The Alford & Hoff scent.


Alford & Hoff’s Fragrance Splash

Men’s skin care brand Alford & Hoff is introducing its first fragrance, a signature men’s scent due in October.

clock September 25, 2009Matthew W. Evans

YSL Parisienne


Scents to Serve as Luxury Buy for Holiday

Specialty store executives discuss their expectations for holiday, what will drive beauty sales and how fragrance is poised for the rest of the year.

clock September 25, 2009Molly Prior and Julie Naughton and Andrea Nagel and Rachel Brown

Alber Elbaz at UNESCO.

Designer and Luxury

Alber Elbaz Speaks at UNESCO

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz charmed international delegates at the UNESCO’s World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries.

clock September 25, 2009Miles Socha

A scene from an Alexander McQueen fashion show.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen, On Screen

Designer Alexander McQueen hoping his spring fashion show — which will be streamed live on Oct. 6 — will break new ground.

clock September 25, 2009Samantha Conti

Halle by Halle Berry


Celebs Recruited to Drive Holiday Scent Sales

Faith Hill, Halle Berry and Pamela Anderson push fragrances.

clock September 25, 2009Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Travel Size… Beauty Makeover Tool… L’Oréal to Sell Sanoflore Factory

Tommy Bahama has inked a licensing agreement with Essential Amenities to manufacture and market hotel amenities.

clock September 25, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: September 24, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock September 25, 2009WWD Staff

Christopher & Banks managed to beat analysts’ expectations.


Christopher & Banks Records Loss

Missy specialty retailer Christopher & Banks’ sales slumped 21.2 percent in the second quarter.

clock September 25, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Stocks Dip 0.7 Percent Thursday

Declining home sales weighed on markets, pushing retail stocks down yesterday.

clock September 25, 2009Evan Clark

Lisa Kurczewski, Horst Rechelbacher, Paulette Cole and Kelly Antosz.


ABC Home Unveils Expanded Apothecary

After dabbling in beauty for the past six years, ABC Home has unveiled a new incarnation of their apothecary.

clock September 25, 2009Andrea Nagel

Mathew Nigara


Coty Commits to N.Y.C. Color With Makeup Artist

As part of an initiative to take N.Y.C. New York Color to the next level, the Coty Inc.-owned budget brand has tapped celebrity makeup artist Mathew Nigara.

clock September 25, 2009Faye Brookman

Mini Karl

Fashion Scoops

Manga Man: The Karl Lagerfeld Tokidoki

Karl Lagerfeld may be larger than life, but he says he’s flattered to be a Tokidoki.

clock September 24, 2009WWD Staff

Inside Galeries Lafayette.


Fragrance Market Still Vibrant in Europe

Department stores in Europe see flat or, even, higher fragrance sales.

clock September 25, 2009WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Not So Fast… Fuller’s New Hire… Angelina Jolie’s Commitment…

Though speculation about imminent magazine closures has quieted at Condé Nast Publications, that doesn’t mean they still couldn’t happen.

clock September 25, 2009WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

J.C. Penney’s Tests Mobile Coupons

J.C. Penney is testing a cell phone coupon program that uses breakthrough technology to allow consumers to download and carry coupons on their mobile phones.

clock September 25, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Neil Barrett to Centralize Production

Neil Barrett is centralizing under one roof — his own — and to that end, has set up set up a production company called Factory in Italy.

clock September 25, 2009Emilie Marsh

Ernest Marx with Valentino.

Designer and Luxury

Ernest Marx, Saks Jandel Owner, Dead at 88

Ernest Marx, who owned an upscale Chevy Chase store with a reputation for selling European designer ready-to-wear, died of cancer at his home.

clock September 25, 2009Kristi Ellis

A suit from Matsuda, circa 1984.


Rare Vintage to Offer Men’s Collection

Connoisseurs of vintage men’s wear have a new spot to prowl.

clock September 25, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Viktor & Rolf’s Eau Mega


Beauty Retailers Hope for Flat Holiday Sales

Hot fall beauty launches may help offset tough year.

clock September 25, 2009Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born and Holly Haber


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