Tough Times in Beauty: String of Key Firms See Fall in Quarterly Profits

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Designer and Luxury

Safilo CEO Vedovotto to Stay

Vedovotto likely to retain job after acquisition by Hal Holding.

clock October 29, 2009Andrew Roberts


Retail Stocks Surge Thursday

S&P Retail Index advances 2.5 percent yesterday on GDP data.

clock October 29, 2009Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

New Issues Arise at U.S. China Trade Talks

The United States and China diffused some trade tensions during high-level talks held this week, but new rifts emerged just as quickly to take their place.

clock October 30, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

Retail Groups Oppose Health Bill

Major retail groups were critical of a bill that would overhaul the health care system and require payroll tax penalties for uninsured workers.

clock October 30, 2009Kristi Ellis

The Angus M salon.


Paul Mitchell’s Son Opens Salon

Angus Mitchell’s debut salon, Angus M, officially opened this month at the 1,800-square-foot former location on Canon Drive.

clock October 30, 2009Rachel Brown

A scent from Bebe.


Concealed Scent Device Spurs Fragrance Appeal

Prolitec has devised a 5-inch cube that disperses the essence of a scent.

clock October 30, 2009Faye Brookman


Keune Haircosmetics Taps Into Men’s Market

Keune Haircosmetics has launched Care Line Man, its first line of hair care products and styling aids designed for men.

clock October 30, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Very Hollywood color cosmetics.

Color Cosmetics

Lauder, Michael Kors Develop Color Cosmetics Line

Very Hollywood color cosmetics collection will hit Estée Lauder’s top 1,000 U.S. doors in January.

clock October 30, 2009Rachel Brown

Vera Wang Glam Princess.


Vera Wang’s Fresh Spin on Royalty

Vera Wang Glam Princess fragrance, due out in December, has top notes of crushed red berries, juicy guava and sparkling pear.

clock October 30, 2009Julie Naughton

Balenciaga Paris


Balenciaga Returns to the Fragrance Game

Balenciaga is taking the plunge back into the fragrance market with a signature women’s scent, due out in February.

clock October 30, 2009Jennifer Weil

The Chanel space.

Color Cosmetics

Chanel Cuts Ribbon at Bloomingdale’s Makeup Studio

The latest in a series of counter openings is Chanel’s 878-square-foot space at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship.

clock October 30, 2009Belisa Silva

Abercrombie & Fitch models.


A&F Opens in Milan

The opening of the Abercrombie & Fitch store drew a crowd of girls with their moms, teens, university students and young men and women taking off from work.

clock October 30, 2009Alessandra Turra

Asprey on New Bond Street.

Designer and Luxury

Rigas Refocuses Asprey

John Rigas, together with ceo Robert Procop, has narrowed Asprey’s product offering, and also put a fresh focus on bridal and high-end jewelry.

clock October 30, 2009Samantha Conti

Old Navy

Marketing and Promotion

Christian Group Hosts ‘Modest’ Fashion Event

Dannah Gresh, who leads nationwide lectures on fashion and modesty for girls, launched an event to thank certain stores for their age-appropriate wares.

clock October 30, 2009Sarah Haight


Ebay to Appeal French Court Ruling

EBay is appealing a decision that the online auction giant should pay damages to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.

clock October 30, 2009Elena Berton

The Lanvin spring show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Stages Spring Show in Tokyo

Lanvin melded the worlds of fashion and sport here by staging a fashion show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium.

clock October 30, 2009Amanda Kaiser


In Brief: Jenna Lyons Awarded $1M Cash Bonus

Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew Group Inc., has been awarded a one-time cash bonus of $1 million in recognition of her service to the company.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Seminar Set

Allen Questrom, former CEO of J.C. Penney Co., Inc. will speak at the Emanuel Weintraub Associates’ “Doing Business in the New Normal” breakfast seminar.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Norman Matthews Chairs Children’s Place

Succeeds Sally Frame Kasaks in nonexecutive role.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff


Luxottica Net Falls 20.6 Percent

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group SpA’s net falls in the quarter, but company expects market conditions to ease.

clock October 30, 2009Andrew Roberts


Volcom Net Slips in Third Quarter

In the three months ended Sept. 30, the surf and skate brand Volcom reported net income of $13.3 million.

clock October 30, 2009Matthew Lynch

Stephen I. Sadove, June Horne and Karin Sadove


BRAG Gala Honors Sadove and “Magic” Johnson

BRAG Gala raises $250G.

clock October 30, 2009David Moin

Kenneth Cole poses with students at F.I.T.

Fashion Scoops

Kenneth Cole on His Empire… Proenza Patter… A Humble Prince Charles…

Kenneth Cole met with 400 FIT students to discuss the story of his $500 million brand.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff

Vivienne Westwood takes a bow.

Fashion Features

Fashionable Istanbul Show Builds Buzz

Could this Turkish city become “the London of the Middle East” for its neighbors?

clock October 30, 2009Yesim Erdem Holland

Designer and Luxury

Pierre Bergé Establishes AIDS Fund

Pierre Bergé, the late Yves Saint Lauren’s longtime companion, has pledged 10 million euros to France’s largest private anti-AIDS group, Sidaction.

clock October 30, 2009Elena Berton

Daily Candy is launching online sample sale site, Swirl.


DailyCandy to Launch E-Commerce

DailyCandy is jumping into the online private sale phenomenon.

clock October 30, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Ashton Kutcher, Italo Zucchelli and Demi Moore at the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball Tuesday night.


Memo Pad: Gentlemen’s Ball, Maybe Not… Coming Home… Stone Unturned…

A few celebrities forgot to bring their best manners to GQ’s Gentlemen’s Ball.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff

P&G’s Olay Professional ProX is set to reach $100 million in first-year sales.


Recession Takes Toll on Key Beauty Firms

Avon, Revlon, Shiseido and P&G see profits fall in quarter.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff


Avon Pushes Rainproof Growth Plan

Avon Products Inc. has a message for cash-strapped consumers: We want you.

clock October 30, 2009Molly Prior

Evelyn Lauder, Leonard Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley.

Skin Care

Beauty Firms Raise Millions for Women’s Issues

Avon Products Inc. and the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. flexed their philanthropic muscles this week in separate functions supporting their efforts in women’s issues.

clock October 30, 2009Pete Born and Andrea Nagel

Business Features

Bally Taps Hauptkorn as CEO

Bally has appointed Berndt Hauptkorn as chief executive officer, effective Monday.

clock October 30, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

Comité Colbert Launches Chinese Web Site

France’s main luxury association aims to raise the profile of French luxury brands among young Chinese consumers.

clock October 30, 2009Elena Berton


Daily Stock Wrap: October 30, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff


Dooney & Bourke Chairman Sentenced to Prison

Frederic Bourke plans to appeal federal conviction after being sentenced to one year and one day in jail.

clock November 11, 2009Matthew Lynch


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