Building a Global Brand: Tory Burch Launches Overseas Expansion

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Tory Burch is out to span the globe. With the opening here of her first overseas flagship, the designer has taken the initial step in a major international push.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Permira Buys Back Valentino Debt

Permira buys back one-third of the outstanding debt at Valentino Fashion Group.

clock December 17, 2009Samantha Conti


Esprit Takes Control of China Operations

Esprit Holdings Limited said it has agreed to buy out its joint-venture partner in China and acquire 100 percent of its operations in the country.

clock December 17, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

General Growth Mulls Options

General Growth Properties, the bankrupt mall retailer, said it is examining options such as considering an IPO and entertaining all suitors.

clock December 17, 2009Vicki M. Young

L’Oréal Paris’ Go 360 Clean, with scrublet.


L’Oréal Outlines First Half, Enters Cleansing

L’Oréal Paris has a polished, wrinkle-free hand in every category in mass beauty, ranging from hair color to antiaging skin care to color cosmetics.

clock December 18, 2009Andrea Nagel

Calgon’s new look.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Boots Anniversary… L’Occitane Appointment…

Boots has outlined some of its plans for the future.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff

The beauty department inside Target.


Image Overhaul: Retailers Roll Out New Formats

Wal-Mart’s Project Impact remodeling plan, Walgreens’ Customer Centric Retail initiative, and Target’s Destination Beauty are some of the changes in the works.

clock December 18, 2009Molly Prior and Faye Brookman


Sally Beauty Holdings Buys Sinelco Group

Belgian acquisition lets Sally Beauty sell in countries where its doesn’t currently have a presence.

clock December 18, 2009Matthew Lynch


Color Cosmetics

More Doors, Distribution For Iman’s Cosmetics Line

Iman Cosmetics, the eponymous makeup line of supermodel Iman, is gaining ground in the mass retail channel.

clock December 18, 2009Molly Prior

Mary Sammons of Rite Aid.


Rite-Aid Narrows Third-Quarter Loss From A Year-Ago

CEO says 2010 debt maturities were refinanced.

clock December 18, 2009Matthew W. Evans

A selection of shades from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.

Color Cosmetics

Sally Hansen Plots a Colorful 2010

Sally Hansen aims to paint the town red, blue and 40 additional colors in 2010.

clock December 18, 2009Molly Prior

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta Opens at CityCenter

Bottega Veneta has launched its third Las Vegas location, a 2,000-square-foot store at CityCenter.

clock December 18, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Chanel Workers Demonstrate

About 200 Chanel employees demonstrated Thursday over salary conditions outside the company’s Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based headquarters.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff


Italy’s Coin Takes Control of Upim Chain

Italian retailer Gruppo Coin SpA has taken control of mass market store chain Upim Srl, creating a giant retail group that will count 900 stores.

clock December 18, 2009Luisa Zargani

Leather Goods

Smythson Brand Sold to Greenwill SA

Smythson, the luxury stationer and leather goods label, has been acquired by Greenwill SA, the company said Thursday.

clock December 18, 2009Nina Jones

A Douglas Perfumeries store.


European Beauty Retailers Upbeat About Holiday Sales

It’s likely this end of year will provide some holiday cheer for European beauty retailers, despite a generally difficult 2009.

clock December 18, 2009Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil and Susan Stone and Rachel Mascetta

Outside Bloomingdale’s in SoHo.

Beauty Features

U.S. Retailers See Positive Signs for Beauty

Execs at Bloomingdale’s, Sephora and QVC report good news in the emerging holiday retail picture for fragrance and beauty in the U.S.

clock December 18, 2009Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born


Daily Stock Wrap: December 17, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff


Quiksilver Posts Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Losses

Quiksilver’s loss for the three months ended Oct. 31 widened to $1.8 million.

clock December 18, 2009Vicki M. Young


SoulCycle Unveils Activewear Collection

The gym SoulCycle dresses up spinners with a new activewear collection designed by Stephanie Hirsch.

clock December 18, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Retail Stocks Fall 0.8% Thursday

Greece debt concerns shook up the markets Thursday; S&P Retail Index slid 3.24 points.

clock December 18, 2009Evan Clark

Diane Sawyer

Fashion Features

Designers Gab About the Styles of Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric

As Diane Sawyer ascends to anchor of ABC’s “World News,” going head-to-head with Katie Couric at “CBS Evening News,” a whole new fashion opportunity knocks.

clock December 18, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Honoree Leslie Blodgett.

Human Resources

Blodgett Honored at CEW Lunch

Annual Beauty of Giving luncheon raises $515,650 for charity and honored Leslie Blodgett, chief executive officer of Bare Escentuals Inc.

clock December 18, 2009Julie Naughton

Lanvin ad image


Memo Pad: Elbaz Cues Action… Hearst’s Reach Grows…

Lanvin’s spring-summer advertising features model Jamie Bochert in one heck of hurry.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff

Beyoncé Heat


Beyonce Discusses Launch of ‘Heat’ Fragrance

Beyoncé talks about Beyonce Heat fragrance which is set to debut in February, her husband Jay-Z’s birthday party, and her 10 Grammy nominations.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff

Versace store at the Dubai Mall.


In Dubai, Stores Remain Busy

Dubai’s woes haven’t stopped busy traffic at the mall with Versace, Armani and Burberry conducting business as usual.

clock December 18, 2009Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

Campaign image from Pataugas showcasing the shoe collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier.

Fashion Scoops

Run In Gaultier… Pinning Michelle Obama… Roland Mouret Honored…

French shoe brand Pataugas and designer Jean Paul Gaultier are teaming up for a collaboration on three pairs of shoes for summer 2010.

clock December 18, 2009WWD Staff

Tory Burch store in Ginza, Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Building a Global Brand: Tory Burch Launches Overseas Expansion

Tory Burch opens new store in Ginza, the first of 30 planned for Japan and her first overseas flagship.

clock December 18, 2009Kelly Wetherille


L&T to Launch First Outlet

Lord & Taylor aims to open in mid-February in New Jersey.

clock December 18, 2009David Moin

Shoppers’ subconscious desires may change during repeat visits to a high-impact destination like Nike-town.


Nike Income Drops 4 Percent, But Still Beats Estimates

Nike Inc. said Thursday that second-quarter net income fell 4 percent.

clock December 18, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Alain Mikli Buys Sunglasses Manufacturer Vuarnet

Alain Mikli International said Thursday it has acquired French sunglasses manufacturer Vuarnet.

clock December 18, 2009Jennifer Weil


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