Big Wal-Mart Changes: Inks $2B Li & Fung Deal, Shakes Up U.S. Stores

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Shoppers browse the Comme des Garçons collection at an H&M store in France

Business Features

H&M Net Jumps 20.9 Percent

Same-store sales rose 3 percent in December, impacted by mild temperatures.

clock January 28, 2010Joelle Diderich



Wal-Mart Reorganizes, Strikes Deal With Li & Fung

Wal-Mart U.S. makes sweeping organizational changes.

clock January 28, 2010Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Kate Moss


Kate Moss and Longchamp Host Ritz Bash

Kate Moss remained regally cordoned off in the VIP area of the Ritz Club at a party Wednesday for her bag line for Longchamp.

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An ad for Estée Lauder Advanced Night Care Repair.


Lauder, P&G to Flex Marketing Muscle

Estee Lauder’s second-quarter profits surged 62.2 percent to $256.2 million; P&G’s second-quarter profits fell 6.9 percent to $4.66 billion.

clock January 28, 2010Molly Prior

Business Features

Jones Shares Fall Thurs. on Revised Profits Outlook

Jones Apparel Group Inc. said that fourth-quarter profits could miss Wall Street’s expectations.

clock January 28, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Versace Restructuring Plan Approved

Versace to cut 350 jobs, while company ceo Gian Giacomo Ferraris reiterated his priority to reverse last year’s operating loss of 30 million euros.

clock January 28, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Taylor Swift in Valentino.


Celebs Turn Out for An Unforgettable Evening

Taylor Swift performed for a power crowd including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Stephen Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Christina Applegate, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

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Noah’s Naturals new packaging.


Noah’s Naturals Gets Glossy Makeover

Noah’s Naturals is shedding its green and amber packaging for an upscale floral motif, and expanding its product mix.

clock January 29, 2010Faye Brookman

Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Hand Creme

Skin Care

Eucerin Aims for Mass Appeal

Eucerin, the hand and body lotion brand that for years has positioned itself as the go-to lotion for severely dry, rough skin is spreading its wings.

clock January 29, 2010Andrea Nagel

Tower of Power


Sexy Hair Founder Launches Appliance, Styling Company

Michael O’Rourke, the founder of Sexy Hair Concepts LLC and Carlton Hair International USA, is spreading the love with his new company, Love Your Hair.

clock January 29, 2010Rachel Brown

SelfHelp care of Ken Pavés


Hair Care Brands Innovate for 2010

Prestige, masstige and mass outlets are set to receive some new hair care launches.

clock January 29, 2010Andrea Nagel

Myrdith Leon-McCormack

Beauty Features

Beauty Snippets: Helping Haiti… Cosmolab Auction…

Despite losing several family members, Haitian-born manicurist Myrdith Leon-McCormack is too driven to get lost in her emotions and not help her home country.

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Arbonne, Nature’s Gate Owner Files Ch. 11

Natural Products Group LLC, owner of cosmetics brand Arbonne International and Nature’s Gate, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

clock January 29, 2010Rachel Brown

By Kilian’s Rose Oud.


Fragrance Marketer By Kilian Aims for Further Growth

By Kilian, a luxur fragrance marketer, is aiming to almost double its sales this year.

clock January 29, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Rodney Cutler’s new Pure + line.


Cutler to Launch Pure + Natural Line

Rodney Cutler is ready to take on natural products — and HSN — this spring with Pure +, his new hair care line.

clock January 29, 2010Julie Naughton

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps


Organic Beauty Products Claims Challenged

Hain Celestial Group’s Jasön Pure Natural and Organic and Avalon Organics brands, Kiss My Face, and YSL Beauté Inc.’s Stella McCartney Care named in complaint.

clock January 29, 2010Liza Casabona

A look from Narciso Rodriguez line for eBay.

Designer and Luxury

Team Spirit: Narciso Rodriguez Opens eBay Boutique

“It’s like having one’s own boutique,” says Narciso Rodriguez of his first online shop, a collaboration with eBay.

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Benetton Sees ’09 Profit of $166.8M

Benetton’s consolidated revenues for last year saw a 3.6 percent drop to 2.05 billion euros.

clock January 29, 2010Luisa Zargani

A worker looks over the devastation at the Palm Apparel T-shirt factory in Haiti.

Government and Trade

Haitian Industry Coming Back Slowly

Factories work to get back into production.

clock January 29, 2010Liza Casabona

Michelle Obama wearing an Isaac Mizrahi dress.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Picks Mizrahi… Helmut Lang’s Clothes Call… Bright Idea…

First Lady Michelle Obama is propping up domestic businesses by wearing American designers, this time Isaac Mizrahi to the State of the Union address.

clock January 29, 2010WWD Staff

Chanel Spring Couture 2010

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Couture Trend: Taking a Shine

Designers went for patina in spring couture with looks in luminous iridescent materials.

clock January 29, 2010WWD Staff


Avon Questioned in NY AG’s Investigation

Andrew Cuomo’s office is investigating 22 online retailers, including Avon Products Inc.’s, for directing shoppers to programs with hidden fees.

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Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Sales Fall 5.1 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Bulgari SpA registers drop in fourth-quarter revenues, hurt by heavy destocking in the wholesale channel and ongoing slow sales in Japan and the U.S.

clock January 29, 2010Luisa Zargani


Daily Stock Wrap: January 28, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock January 29, 2010WWD Staff


Stocks Slide Thurs. Ahead of Bernanke Reconfirmation

Investors weigh Obama proposals as Dow, retail stocks decline.

clock January 29, 2010Kristi Ellis and Arnold J. Karr

Sophie Srej in the new Nicole Miller campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Nicole Miller Spotlights Sophie Srej in New Ads

Nicole Miller will feature Hungarian model Sophie Srej in a series of dramatic ads to debut this spring.

clock January 29, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from Alexander Wang’s first ad campaign.


A Tug From Alexander Wang… Sundance Scene… Lens Crafter…

Alexander Wang will be taking his vision to the streets — literally — with his new posters.

clock January 29, 2010WWD Staff

MAC Cosmetics will be involved with 77 shows during New York Fashion Week.

Beauty Features

MAC & Milk Extends Roster of Designers

Jeremy Scott, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Patrik Ervell, Richard Chai Men’s Wear are some of the newcomers to MAC Cosmetics & Milk Studios.

clock January 29, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


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A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.


Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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Social Studies

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