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Thom Browne and Yasuharu Ishikawa

Designer and Luxury

Thom Browne Sells Majority Stake

Cross Company has raised its stake in Thom Browne to 67 percent.

clock December 3, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Jean Scheidnes

Nordstrom Inc. continued to outperform its competitors with a 2.2 percent comp increase.

Business Features

Comp-Store Sales Fall Even With Black Friday

Stores tracked by WWD recorded a composite comparable-store sales decline of 3.4 percent in November on top of an 8 percent drop in last year’s month.

clock December 3, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Emmanuel Perrin

Business Features

Perrin Named CEO at Cartier North America

Perrin is succeeding Frédéric de Narp, who has resigned from his role at Cartier.

clock December 3, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Chanel Pre-Fall 2010

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2010

Always a fan of far-flung destinations, Karl Lagerfeld decamped to Shanghai to show his ornate pre-fall lineup.

clock December 3, 2009WWD Staff

Markwins’ Santa Baby Cosmetics Kit.


Mass Retailers Rush Into Yule With Promotions

Retailers fear discounting on beauty products could nip at their bottom line.

clock December 4, 2009Faye Brookman

The Healthy Sexy Hair range.


Sexy Hair Line Hones Offerings for Hairstylists

Sexy Hair Concepts plans to reduce their product lines and will eliminated consumer advertising to concentrate on reaching out to hairstylists.

clock December 4, 2009Rachel Brown

Maybelline New York Eye Studio includes new quads with wet technology, baked marbleized shadows and a relaunched XXL.


Maybelline Themes for 2010: Natural and Technology

Maybelline New York-Garnier is looking to keep it natural next year.

clock December 4, 2009Andrea Nagel

Joy Chen


Yes To Inc. Taps Clorox Exec For CEO Post

Yes to Carrots founder Ido Leffler installed a veteran Clorox Co. exec Joy Chen in the top post of his company.

clock December 4, 2009Molly Prior

Elemis’ Skin Nourishing Milk Bath.


Elemis to Mark 20th Anniversary

Treatment brand Elemis plans to celebrate anniversary with a mobile spa that will travel around the U.K., and the launch of its first fragrance.

clock December 4, 2009Brid Costello

Lyn Kirby


Ulta Profit Surges 68.6 Percent

Ulta Salon posted third-quarter earnings growth of 68.6 percent, a sign that selling mass and prestige brands under one roof works for consumers.

clock December 4, 2009Molly Prior

Jo Malone’s Farrow & Ball candles.


Snippets: Switching Roles… Maurer & Wirtz Move…

Bari D. Seiden has been named to a newly created position at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. as vice president, global corporate communications.

clock December 4, 2009WWD Staff

Bottega Veneta


Coty, Bottega Veneta Ink Scent Deal

Coty has inked a deal with Bottega Veneta to create, develop and produce fragrances.

clock December 4, 2009Julie Naughton

Enrico Ceccato


Morris Profumi, Selective Beauty to Merge

The beauty companies Morris Profumi and Selective Beauty, whose fragrance license holdings include Galliano, Max Mara, Trussardi and Iceberg, will merge.

clock December 4, 2009Jennifer Weil

Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels.


Oriens: A New Jewel For Van Cleef & Arpels

This spring, Oriens, Van Cleef & Arpels’ latest women’s scent, will launch the high-end jewelry brand into a new fragrance family.

clock December 4, 2009Jennifer Weil

Sam Haskins

Fashion Features

Sam Haskins, Photographer, Dies at 83

Sam Haskins, best known for his nude photography and “Cowboy Kate,” died last Thursday in his home in Bowral, Australia.

clock December 4, 2009Amy Wicks


Memo Pad: David Lynch for Dior?… Adventure Ends…

David Lynch said to direct minifilm for Lady Dior saga; also, National Geographic Adventure will suspend its print edition.

clock December 4, 2009WWD Staff


Belk Turns Q3 Profit

Belk reports profits in the third-quarter on lowered expenses; ceo describes environment as ‘stabilized.’

clock December 4, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Pringle to Show Men’s in Milan

Pringle of Scotland is raising its profile with a return to the Milan men’s runways in January and a pair of retail collaborations centered on the twinset.

clock December 4, 2009Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

USA-ITA Names New Executive Director

The U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel is shifting its focus from New York to Washington under new leadership.

clock December 4, 2009Kristi Ellis


Wal-Mart Settles Mass Labor Suits

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled mass labor suits, and also makes deal for World Cup soccer tie-in.

clock December 4, 2009Matthew Lynch and Sharon Edelson

Will Smith will wear Marc Jacobs in Oslo.

Fashion Scoops

Will Smith to Wear Marc Jacobs in Oslo… Feeling Sheepish…

Will Smith will be looking good in Marc Jacobs when President Obama is presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

clock December 4, 2009WWD Staff

Julia Roberts


Julia Roberts to Be Lancôme Spokeswoman

Julia Roberts, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, has been tapped as the “global ambassadress” for Lancôme, WWD has learned exclusively.

clock December 4, 2009Julie Naughton

Chanel Pre-Fall 2010

Fashion Features

Karl Lagerfeld Talks Shanghai and Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld explores exclusively and unapologetically the imagined and the exotic in Chanel’s Paris-Shanghai Metiers d’Art Collection.

clock December 3, 2009Lisa Movius


Daily Stock Wrap: December 3, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 4, 2009WWD Staff


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