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Swiss Watch Exports Fall 26.1 Percent in Sept.

Trends in the Swiss watch market show no improvement in September.

clock October 22, 2009Elena Berton


Topshop Parent Reports Profit Gain

Arcadia Group sales rose 2.7 percent for year, and Sir Philip Green is upbeat about 2010.

clock October 22, 2009Samantha Conti

Frida Giannini and Mary J. Blige

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Spotlights Mary J Blige Charity and Pop-Up Shop

Creative director Frida Giannini and Mary J Blige gathered in Yonkers to open the new center for women.

clock October 22, 2009Julie Naughton and Sarah Haight

Duane Reade’s Herald Square store introduces Look Boutique, featuring new brands like Pop Beauty.


Duane Reade Reaches Toward Luxury

The New York drugstore chain’s yearlong effort to elevate its image — notorious for lackluster service — is on display at its most ambitious store to date.

clock October 23, 2009Molly Prior

Inside Studio BeautyMix at Korres.


Korres and Studio BeautyMix Turn Office Buddies

Korres and Studio BeautyMix have taken their partnership one step further: They moved in together.

clock October 23, 2009Molly Prior

Ric Pipino’s salon at Spa Chakra.


Beauty Snippet: Pipino Replaces Evangelista

Spa Chakra has found a hairstylist worthy of taking over the salon within its spa that once was operated by celebrity groomer David Evangelista.

clock October 23, 2009Andrea Nagel

Peter Coppola in his Boca Raton salon.


Peter Coppola to Open NYC Salon

Veteran hairstylist Peter Coppola plans his comeback.

clock October 23, 2009Andrea Nagel

Looks from J. Crew’s spring 2010 collection.


J. Crew Spring Presentation: Opposites Attract

In an upbeat presentation, J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons started with a Hockney-inspired palette of neutrals with pops of neons.

clock October 23, 2009WWD Staff

The exhibition hall for the Tax Free World Association meeting.


Beauty Execs See Need for Change in Travel-Retail Sector

WWD’s full coverage of the Tax Free World Association conference in Cannes.

clock October 23, 2009Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Philippe Benacin


Brands Show Their New Colors

After racking up a dozen successful fragrances, Burberry will spread its wings into color cosmetics this July.

clock October 23, 2009Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

William P. Lauder

Human Resources

William P. Lauder on the Record

William P. Lauder, executive chairman of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., traveled here to Cannes to help open the Tax Free World Association’s annual convention.

clock October 23, 2009Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

New York Abercrombie & Fitch store.


Abercrombie Enters Italy With Milan Flagship

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will open its first store in Italy here next week as management looks to international markets for growth.

clock October 23, 2009Luisa Zargani

Eyewear from Hogan.

Designer and Luxury

Hogan Enters Eyewear

Hogan is extending its sporty chic lifestyle approach with the launch of an eyewear collection.

clock October 23, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Inside the Stefanel store.


Stefanel Unveils New Store Concept

After boosting the design, quality and image, Stefanel has unveiled the last step in its repositioning plan — a new store concept.

clock October 23, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Inside the new Asics store.


Asics Opens U.S. Flagship in New York

It took 60 years, but Asics has finally opened its first freestanding store in the U.S.

clock October 23, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector


Clinique Hopes for a Hit With Dark Spot Corrector Serum

Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector will launch in March.

clock October 23, 2009Julie Naughton

Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel.


Baby Beauty Products Appear Popular Among Adults

New study shows more and more consumers are hitting the baby aisle for their beauty needs.

clock October 23, 2009Faye Brookman

L’Oréal’s Karen T. Fondu shows off its star.

Human Resources

L’Oréal Awarded for Walk of Fame Preservation Efforts

L’Oréal Paris was honored with a Friend of the Walk of Fame award on Hollywood Boulevard.

clock October 23, 2009Rachel Brown

Gary Go sports a Thomas Pink shirt.


Go, Gary Go!

Gary Go is no ordinary British pop singer and songwriter with an aspiration to become an entertainment icon.

clock October 23, 2009Karyn Monget

Business Features

Columbia’s Third-Quarter Profits Slump

Columbia’s earnings results beat forecasts on stronger demand than expected.

clock October 23, 2009Matthew Lynch


Retail Stocks Rise 1.7 Percent Thursday

S&P Retail Index advanced 6.40 points , and J. Crew led all stocks tracked by WWD with a 15.2 percent increase in its shares.

clock October 23, 2009Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

FTC Settles With Company in Bamboo Case

At issue in FTC case is whether bamboo is truly a natural fabric.

clock October 23, 2009Liza Casabona


Look Cycle Set to Manufacture Rossignol Apparel

French bicycle manufacturer Look Cycle has entered a licensing agreement with Chartreuse & Mont Blanc for the design, production and distribution of Rossignol.

clock October 23, 2009Emilie Marsh

Valentino Fashion Group opened its first-ever women’s-only MCS store.


Valentino Group Opens MCS Women’s Store

Valentino Fashion Group opened its first-ever women’s-only MCS store (formerly Marlboro Classics).

clock October 23, 2009Emilie Marsh


Daily Stock Wrap: October 23, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 23, 2009WWD Staff

A window by Douglas Little at Bergdorf Goodman.


Bergdorf Goodman Goes High Tech

Dell, Douglas Little and Bergdorf Goodman — could there be a more offbeat collaboration?

clock October 23, 2009David Moin

A Belle Epoque brooch by Cartier that fetched more than $1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday night.

Fashion Scoops

Diamond and Dollars… Winging to Rio… Armani in Moscow…

Christie’s New York jewelry sales held on Wednesday brought in more than $46.5 million.

clock October 23, 2009WWD Staff

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Designer and Luxury

Unity Rules at CFDA New Members Bash

No one needs reminding that the economy is in tatters, so the CFDA’s new members party Wednesday provided reason to present a united front.

clock October 23, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Mayor Bloomberg to Hold Retail Dinner

Mayor Bloomberg sends out invitations for a big dinner with Terry Lundgren at Macy’s Herald Square on Jan. 11.

clock October 23, 2009David Moin


Online Stores to Emphasize Holiday Promotions

Online merchants hope to entice buyers this holiday season with free shipping and social media.

clock October 23, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


MaxMara Art Prize Goes to Rickards

British artist Hannah Rickards, winner of the second Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery.

clock October 23, 2009Luisa Zargani

A Jean Paul Goude photograph.


Q&A With Fashion Photographer Jean-Paul Goude

Jean-Paul Goude speaks candidly about his relationship with Grace Jones, life in the 70s, and his career.

clock October 23, 2009Amy Wicks

November issue of Vanity Fair


Memo Pad: Shrinking Staffs Across Condé Nast… Losses at the Times…

By today, staff reductions at Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Architectural Digest and Condé Nast Traveler will have been implemented.

clock October 23, 2009WWD Staff


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