Fashion Shifts for Fall: Store Buyers Applaud Paris’ New Minimalism

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The Paris collections marked a sea change in fashion toward pared-down chic and classic tailoring, fanning optimism among retailers.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Diego Della Valle; Chairman, CEO; Tod's SpA

Business Features

Della Valle Adds to Holdings in Saks

Tod’s chairman Diego Della Valle spent $22.3 million for an additional 2.9 million shares of the luxe retailer, Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock March 11, 2010Evan Clark


Aéropostale, Buckle Post Double-Digit Profits in Quarter

Aéropostale and Buckle generate double-digit gains, while PacSun sees losses mount.

clock March 11, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young

Julianna Margulies in L’Wren Scott.


Andy Garcia’s ‘City Island’

For years, City Island, an islet in Long Island Sound near the Bronx, has been one of New York City’s best kept secrets.

clock March 11, 2010WWD Staff

Andrea Jung announces global campaign to end violence against women.

Beauty Features

Andrea Jung Unveils Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Avon Foundation Donates $1.2 million to Vital Voices in an effort to empower women.

clock March 12, 2010Jenny B. Fine

Pantene's new look.


Procter & Gamble Aims to Rejuvenate Pantene

As the world’s biggest hair care brand, all eyes are on Pantene

clock March 12, 2010Andrea Nagel

Celine RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Paris RTW Fall 2010 Trend: Coat Call

For fall, Paris designers conjured up a beautiful group of clean-lined coats.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff

Christian Dior RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Laud Paris’ New Minimalism

The Paris collections, from Celine to Givenchy, marked a sea change in fashion toward pared-down chic and classic tailoring.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff


Ulta’s 4th-Qtr. Net Up 64.6%

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. built on higher sales and margins to lift fourth-quarter earnings 64.6 percent.

clock March 12, 2010Arnold J. Karr

The Body Shop’s ZoomShop.

Beauty Features

Vending Machine Company Makes Beauty Push

The Body Shop-branded ZoomShops are slated to roll out to airports, shopping centers and supermarket chains.

clock March 12, 2010Molly Prior

Quasar Light Therapy’s Baby Quasar.


At-Home Devices Gain Traction

The at-home spa movement may have a new bright spot — light therapy.

clock March 12, 2010Faye Brookman

Ingrid Jackel

Color Cosmetics

Physicians Formula Reports 4th-Qtr. Loss

Physicians Formula’s fourth-quarter net loss was $2.5 million.

clock March 12, 2010Molly Prior

A Maybelline display at CVS Pharmacy.

Color Cosmetics

Maybelline Revamps Promo Strategy

Maybelline partners with CVS for a first-half promotion, aiming for leadership position within the chain.

clock March 12, 2010Andrea Nagel

Backstage at Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2010

Beauty Features

Paris Runway Beauty Trend: Zero Gravity

High-volume hair was among the notable beauty trends to emerge from Paris Fashion Week.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff

Tilda Swinton in the visual for Like This.

Beauty Features

Tilda Swinton Inspires Etat Libre d’Orange

Tilda Swinton is the newest muse for French fragrance brand Etat Libre d’Orange.

clock March 12, 2010Jennifer Weil

Nars' 3.1 Phillip Lim chart.

Color Cosmetics

Nars Takes Runway to Reality

Consumers obsessed with wearing the cosmetics designs François Nars created for the fall runways will soon get their wish.

clock March 12, 2010Julie Naughton

Prada's Infusion de Vétiver


Prada’s New Fragrance Pairing: Tubéreuse and Vétiver

Prada is adding Infusion de Tubéreuse for women and Infusion de Vétiver for men in April.

clock March 12, 2010Julie Naughton

StriVectin’s newest product.


StriVectin Adds to Line

StriVectin has an eye on additional sales with its newest skin care product, StriVectin Instant Moisture Repair, which is rolling out now.

clock March 12, 2010Julie Naughton

Luxe Boudoir Radiant Shimmer capsule collection items.

Color Cosmetics

Fusion Brands Plots Growth

Fusion Brands Inc., the parent company of the FusionBeauty cosmetics and Clean perfume brands, aims to become a $200M player at retail.

clock March 12, 2010Matthew W. Evans


Memo Pad: Firing at BusinessWeek… Dr. Ruth Asks… Pask’s Task…

Roughly 25 Bloomberg BusinessWeek staffers were let go Thursday, as the magazine preps for a redesign and irons out redundancies within parent Bloomberg LP.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Wins Filene’s Injunction

Judge bars Filene’s from selling Fendi goods without permission.

clock March 12, 2010Matthew Lynch


Yoox Profits Leap

Yoox’s year-end net profit grows 70.6 percent.

clock March 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Chang-rae Lee


Chang-rae Lee on War

Chang-Rae Lee’s latest novel “The Surrendered” investigates the impact of war on the human psyche.

clock March 12, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire


Debo on Display

Memorabilia from the extraordinary life of Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who turns 90 in March.

clock March 12, 2010Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Something Blue: Selma Blair Shops Gap Store Preview on Robertson

Gap’s 1969 Jeans line is making itself at home in a new location on Robertson Boulevard.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Obama Outlines Export Growth Push

Obama plots trade missions to promote U.S. goods abroad.

clock March 12, 2010Liza Casabona


Ullman, Penney’s Break Away From NRF

Penney’s ceo Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd plans to focus efforts on RILA. Ullman will not renew Penney’s membership in the NRF.

clock March 12, 2010Kristi Ellis

Renovated Gap store in Dallas, Texas.


Gap, Macy’s Outline 2010 Strategies

Gap ceo Glenn Murphy and Macy’s ceo Terry Lundgren outlined 2010 agendas in separate sessions at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch consumer conference.

clock March 12, 2010David Moin

David Yurman and Loulou de la Falaise.


A Paris Fashion Week Send-Off

Georgina Brandolini and art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac host a party with Loulou de la Falaise, Sybil Yurman and Bruno Frisoni.

clock March 11, 2010WWD Staff

Natalia Vodianova, Andrea Casiraghi and Eugenie Niarchos


Apres-Ski: Moncler’s Paris Fling

Lou Doillon, Eugenie Niarchos and Jessica Stam nibbled caviar-coated potatoes and sipped pepper vodka at the party.

clock March 11, 2010WWD Staff

A page from the Brooks Brothers Supima Cotton Collection catalogue that was mailed to 400,000 U.S. homes this week.


Brooks Brothers Touts Supima in Spring Campaign

Brooks Brothers is devoting the biggest part of its spring-summer marketing budget ever — 50 percent — to one of its strongest suits: Supima cotton clothing.

clock March 12, 2010Valerie Seckler


Daily Stock Wrap: March 11, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 12, 2010WWD Staff


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