Revlon’s Balancing Act: Growing Market Share While Trimming Costs

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Business Features

Kohl’s 4th-Qtr. Profit Gains 28.3%

Kohl’s Corp. post a 28.3 percent increase in profits during the fourth quarter, with women’s apparel and footwear making the greatest gains.

clock February 25, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark


Revlon’s Balancing Act: Growing Market Share While Trimming Costs

Revlon said fourth-quarter profits rose 13.3 percent on higher sales and lower expenses.

clock February 25, 2010Molly Prior


Li & Fung Buys UK Producer

Li & Fung Ltd. acquired Manchester-based private label producer Visage Group Ltd.

clock February 25, 2010Evan Clark

Penn Badgley and Blake Lively


Blake, Badgley and Barlow

Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Melissa George were among the guests.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff


Bare Escentuals Nets Grows 58.8%

Fourth-quarter revenues for Bare Escentuals rise 12.2% on marketing, product efforts.

clock February 26, 2010Alexandra Steigrad



Dollar Stores See Beauty Potential

Walgreens’ acquisition of Duane Reade last week further narrows an already compressed chain drugstore industry.

clock February 26, 2010Faye Brookman

A look at Le Labo’s London store.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Chloé Adds Eau de Fleurs Scents… Launches App…

Fashion brand Chloé has added a floral-inspired scent collection, dubbed Eau de Fleurs, to its lineup.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou

Human Resources

Lauder Taps Marketing Executive

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou as senior vice president, corporate marketing.

clock February 25, 2010Molly Prior

Backstage at Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2010

Beauty Features

Simple Beauty at London Fashion Week

Understated coifs and low-key makeup were key looks at London Fashion Week.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

A visual for Gucci by Gucci Sport Pour Homme, featuring actor James Franco.


Gucci’s Sporty Spin

Gucci by Gucci Sport Pour Homme aims to double sales in the next 12 to 24 months.

clock February 26, 2010Kerry Olsen

The Henri Bendel Fragrance Collection


Bendel’s Launches Own Fragrance Line

The Henri Bendel Fragrance Collection is billed as retailer’s first foray into a fine fragrance collection.

clock February 26, 2010Matthew W. Evans

A fall look from Seventy Two Changes.

Designer and Luxury

Design Pop: A Taiwanese Celebrity’s Brand Grows

Jolin Tsai, creator of Seventy Two Changes, is a “Mandopop” pop star with a distinct fashion sensibility.

clock February 26, 2010Sarah Haight

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Sales Fall 22 Percent

Lackluster business in the U.S. and unpaid royalties on the Just Cavalli brand from licensee Ittierre SpA hurt Roberto Cavalli’s 2009 consolidated sales.

clock February 26, 2010Luisa Zargani


Conaway Fined $10M in Kmart Case

Federal judge on Thursday ordered former Kmart chief executive officer Charles Conaway to forfeit more than $10 million for deceiving shareholders.

clock February 26, 2010Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Romeo Gigli Launches Collection

Designer Romeo Gigli has introduced a new collection called XII XII XLIX par Romeo Gigli.

clock February 26, 2010Alessandra Ilari

The Garden Collection is H&M’s first fully sustainable line.


H&M Launches Sustainable Line

The Garden Collection is H&M’s first fully sustainable line.

clock February 26, 2010Sharon Edelson

Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

McQueen Funeral Draws Family, Friends

At Alexander McQueen’s funeral, François-Henri Pinault, Robert Polet, Kate Moss and Daphne Guinness mourned for the loss of the great fashion designer.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham in Moncler and a look inside the Moncler boutique in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Aims for Steady Growth

Moncler reports 50 percent increase in sales last year despite the tough economy.

clock February 26, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Infusium 23 rolls out to stores next week.


Infusium 23’s Comeback Plan

Idelle Labs sets strategy to bolster hair care brand, Infusium 23.

clock February 26, 2010Andrea Nagel

A select offering of Topshop’s core range.


Topshop to Launch Cosmetics

Topshop is applying its fast-fashion prowess to beauty with the introduction of two cosmetics ranges, a core line and an in-and-out seasonal trend collection.

clock February 26, 2010Molly Prior


Gap Net Surges, Firm Eyes Italy and China

Gap Inc. posted a fourth-quarter earnings increase of 45 percent, and plans to expand into Italy and China.

clock February 26, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: February 25, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Guy Trebay

Fashion Features

Q&A: Guy Trebay

Of fashion’s prominent critics, Guy Trebay perhaps wins the prize for biggest skeptic.

clock February 26, 2010Nick Axelrod

Dan Peres


Details at 10

Details is celebrating its 10th anniversary about seven months early, but who’s counting?

clock February 26, 2010Amy Wicks

Tina Brown


Tina Brown and the Whole Gang… Short Cuts… Mark Kirby Exits GQ…

Tina Brown touched down in Los Angeles to host Burberry’s 3-D presentation of its London runway show.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Roberta Armani, Andy Valmorbida, Clive Owen and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

Fashion Scoops

Armani’s Absent Friend… Pixie Power… For Pete Doherty’s Sake…

Giorgio Armani on Thursday hosted street artist Richard Hambleton’s first European solo exhibition since 1985, but the guest of honor missed the party.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Zoe Saldana in Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Scoops

Zoe Saldana Expected at Max Mara Show

Max Mara is not known for its celebrity-packed front rows, but, hey — there’s a first time for everything.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fendi’s New Dimensions

Luxury brand Fendi films catwalk show in 3-D for potential use in stores and at special events.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff


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