A Tougher Road Ahead: With Upturn Uncertain, Retail Shares Decline

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A third straight day of declines in retail shares suggests the easy money’s been made on Wall Street and both investors and merchants are going to have to work harder for their gains from here on out. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Pascal Greggory

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balenciaga

Catherine Deneuve and Marie-Josée Croze, were front row at Balenciaga.

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Marla Malcolm Beck

Human Resources

Q&A With Bluemercury Founder Marla Malcolm Beck

Marla Malcolm Beck, founder and ceo of Bluemercury, discusses beauty retailing, hot products and how she built her business.

clock October 2, 2009Molly Prior


Hissyfit, Dr. LeWinn Gets New Parent

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has agreed to acquire Private Formula International Holdings Pty Ltd.

clock October 2, 2009Andrea Nagel

One of the new Fragrance Foundation ads.

Beauty Features

Fragrance Foundation to Launch Multiplatform Campaign

After nearly a decade of declining sales, the more than $3 billion American fragrance industry will attempt to drive more usage among consumers this winter.

clock October 2, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Kim Kardashian’s scent.

Beauty Features

Kim Kardashian Discusses First Scent

Kim Kardashian’s first fragrance is due in February.

clock October 2, 2009Julie Naughton

Dior’s newest serum and mascara.

Color Cosmetics

Dior’s Latest Items Target Lashes and Skin

Parfums Christian Dior is gearing up for the introductions of Diorshow Extase mascara and Capture Totale One Essential serum.

clock October 2, 2009Jennifer Weil

Makeup application during the Expo.

Marketing and Promotion

Expo: Natural Beauty Keeps, Converts Consumers

Gluten-free skin care, packaging redesigns and recessionista shoppers were the buzzed-about topics at the Natural Product Expo East.

clock October 2, 2009Katherine Bowers

Landon Pigg at Delicatessen in New York City.


Landon Pigg, ‘Whip It’ Star and Indie Rocker

“Whip It” star Landon Pigg talks music, Drew Barrymore and fishnets with WWD.

clock October 2, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney’s U.K. Profits, Sales Rise

Profits at Stella McCartney Limited in 2008 rose 78 percent to 1.79 million pounds, or $3.31 million, from 1.01 million pounds, or $2.02 million.

clock October 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Footwear and handbags flanked by blanked coats.

Designer and Luxury

Isaac Mizrahi’s First Shop

Designer Isaac Mizrahi’s new boutique at 23 East 67th Street in New York is his first in a 25-year career.

clock October 2, 2009Sharon Edelson

Tony D'Annibale and Jerald Politzer in the Back Room.


Loehmann’s Defends Positioning

The off-price retailer has to keep the goods flowing in.

clock October 2, 2009David Moin

Louis Vuitton white and red gold ring with diamonds, spinels and pink sapphires.

Designer and Luxury

Rock Stars: Louis Vuitton to Unveil Spirit of Travel Jewelry Collection

Louis Vuitton will reveal a Flowercut diamond, weighing in at a whopping 30.1 carats, and pieces from its high-end jewelry collection at a party next week.

clock October 2, 2009Miles Socha

David Beckham and James Bond


Adidas Fetes David Beckham Collaboration

Adidas threw a party at its Melrose Avenue store to celebrate the second season of its Originals by Originals, or ObyO, collection.

clock October 2, 2009Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Missoni Reshuffles Management

The Missoni family is restructuring, recently letting go of four managers, and further centralizing its operations.

clock October 2, 2009Luisa Zargani

40th anniversary issue of Interview.


Interview’s Nip and a Tuck… D&G Tube… Paul Miller Leads Maxim…

After a tumultuous few years, Interview magazine is changing its look.

clock October 2, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Clean Energy Bill May Increase Costs for Textile Sector

Climate change proposal could cause a substantial increase in operating costs and potentially jeopardize tens of thousands of jobs, according to a new report.

clock October 2, 2009Kristi Ellis


Standard & Poor Lifts Outlook for BCBG

BCBG Max Azria Group outlook was changed to “stable” from “negative” based on improved performance in the Max Rave wholesale business.

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With Upturn Uncertain, Retail Shares Decline

Now that retail shares have bounced back a little, investors are going to be less understanding of dismal results.

clock October 2, 2009Evan Clark


CIT Details Debt Exchange Plan

CIT Group Inc. laid out a debt exchange that would right its capital structure.

clock October 2, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: October 2, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Hermès’ has purchased Asprey's New Bond Street store in London.

Real Estate

Hermès Buys Asprey Building in London

Hermès on Thursday said it has purchased the 20,000-square-foot building on New Bond Street that serves as Asprey’s global headquarters and flagship store.

clock October 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Pixie Lott

Fashion Scoops

Hit Parade: Pixie Lott’s Paris Fashion Week Gig

Fendi reprises its pop-up Fendi O’ club that introduced Amy Winehouse, Kanye West and The Gossip to the fashion crowd.

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Bernard Arnault


Fashion Crowd Flocks to Hôtel Marcel Dassault Party

Pierre Cardin said he’s mulling hosting a fashion show at his annual Lacoste music festival in the South of France.

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Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Star Search

Among those expected at Christian Dior’s show are Prince and Naomi Campbell.

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Sue Nabi Makes Hires at Coty, Edgar Huber to Exit Business

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Social Studies

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