Fakes Online: Polo, North Face Sue China-Based Web Sites

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Polo and The North Face are on the warpath against counterfeits. Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. and The North Face filed a federal lawsuit to strike at a network of Chinese Web sites selling counterfeit goods.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Swiss Watch Exports Rise 14.2 Percent in February

Some 430,000 more watches left the country during the month.

clock March 18, 2010Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich


Ross Net Rises 46.7% in 4th Qtr.

Ross, Stein Mart and New York & Co. see uptick in results.

clock March 18, 2010Evan Clark


Retail Apparel Prices Fall in Feb.

Retail apparel prices declined a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in February compared with January.

clock March 18, 2010Liza Casabona

Riley Keough, Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Cherie Currie


Cleaning Up Their Act at “The Runaways” Premiere

Stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning mingled with original band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

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Alexander Wang

Fashion Features

CFDA Fetes 2010 Nominees

Michael Kors, Jason Wu and others reflected on their nominations.

clock March 18, 2010Marc Karimzadeh


Benetton Profits Fall

Benetton Group reported a 21.8 percent decline in net profit to 122 million euros, or $169.6 million.

clock March 19, 2010Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Pakistan Yarn Mills Go on Strike

Protest exports quotas as price control.

clock March 19, 2010Mahlia S. Lone

Mizani’s True Textures items.


Mizani to Target Curls

L’Oréal Professional’s multicultural brand, Mizani, is out to target curly hair in 2010.

clock March 19, 2010Andrea Nagel

Mindy Grossman

Human Resources

Mindy Grossman Stars at CEW

HSN ceo Mindy Grossman discusses her role leading the online shopping network at a Q&A hosted by Cosmetic Executive Women.

clock March 19, 2010Molly Prior


Lashes Lead Sales Growth in Beauty

Sales of false eyelashes grow.

clock March 19, 2010Faye Brookman

Jennifer Ross, who works in a local orphanage for underprivileged children, with baby Ryder Lizarraga.

Marketing and Promotion

JPMS Launches No-Product TV Ads

John Paul Mitchell Systems has launched a TV advertising campaign for 2010, called “What Inspires You.”

clock March 19, 2010Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets: Clinique Medical Ends… Unilever Appointment…

Botox maker Allergan Inc. and Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.-owned Clinique will discontinue Clinique Medical, a skin care line designed for physicians’ offices.

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Item’s from Nature’s Gate.


Arbonne Beyond Bankruptcy

Arbonne International CEO Kay Napier wants the direct-sales skin care and cosmetics company’s journey into and out of bankruptcy to be a success.

clock March 18, 2010Rachel Brown

Kérastase’s newest range, Chronologiste.


Chronologiste Aims to Redefine Salon Luxe

New Kérastase treatment Chronologiste is a luxury, in-salon treatment designed to turn back the clock on hair damage.

clock March 19, 2010Andrea Nagel

Items from Sibu Beauty.


Natural Beauty Pioneers Revamp Ingredients, Polish Images

Older brands, including Nature’s Gate, are ridding their products of objectionable ingredients and polishing up their looks.

clock March 19, 2010Rachel Brown

Blugirl Launches first fragrance, Jus No.1.


Blugirl Launches First Fragrance

Blugirl, Blufin Srl’s young ready-to-wear line, plans to quench the fragrance thirst of young women globally with its first perfume launch.

clock March 19, 2010Kerry Olsen

An ad visual for the Blue Dahlia collection.

Color Cosmetics

Pecheux Overhauls Lauder’s Pure Color Range

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux aims to put a new shine on the Estée Lauder brand with an ambitious, new Pure Color cosmetics collection.

clock March 19, 2010Julie Naughton

John Varvatos Artisan Black


Varvatos to Launch Artisan Black Scent

John Varvatos is infusing a touch of noir into his fragrance wardrobe.

clock March 19, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Dior on stage in the new Sephora.

Marketing and Promotion

Sephora’s New Showcase in Milan

Sephora’s new flagship resembles a department store, spanning 11,110 square feet and three floors.

clock March 19, 2010Kerry Olsen

Carsten Fischer

Beauty Features

Shiseido’s Carsten Fischer Shares Plans for 2010

Shiseido corporate executive officer Carsten Fischer said he is optimistic that the brand will continue to see its international business grow this year.

clock March 19, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Adminstrators Appointed at Burani

Italy’s ministry of economic development has granted state-supported administration to Mariella Burani Fashion Group.

clock March 19, 2010Luisa Zargani

A sketch of a Steven Alan handbag.


Steven Alan Launching Handbags

Steven Alan accessories capsule collection retailing from $398 to $565.

clock March 19, 2010Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Bidermann Plans Reunion

Bidermann Industries, a powerhouse of designer labels throughout the late Seventies and Eighties, is planning a reunion.

clock March 19, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: March 18, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 19, 2010WWD Staff

David Levin


Casual Male Moves to Black in 4th Qtr.

Casual Male moves to profitability from a year-ago loss in the fourth quarter despite continuing declines in sales.

clock March 19, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

The rhino-shaped desk.


Lalanne Exhibit Opens in Paris

A menagerie of creatures has marched into Paris for “Les Lalanne,” a major retrospective honoring French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne.

clock March 19, 2010Natasha Montrose

A look from Tod’s fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s RTW Fall 2010: Moonstruck

Rather than letting Tod’s ready-to-wear collection get lost among the accessories during its show in Milan, Derek Lam held a separate showing for the clothes.

clock March 19, 2010WWD Staff

Brittany Vu’s winning design.

Fashion Scoops

Scoops: FIDM Gala Showcases Young Talent… Broadway’s New Runway…

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising annual scholarship gala in Los Angeles had something for everyone.

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Bottega Veneta's Moscow clutch.

Designer and Luxury

Tomas Maier’s Glittering Moscow Tour

Tomas Maier, creative director at Bottega Veneta, spent only 24 hours in Moscow on his first trip to the Russian capital.

clock March 19, 2010Miriam Elder


Jeffrey Fashion Cares Aims at Record

Jeffrey Fashion Cares charity event will be the biggest yet and not simply because it’s taking place at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

clock March 19, 2010Sharon Edelson


Anthropologie to Launch International Site

Anthropologie is ready to reach a global audience with the launch on Saturday of its first international Web site.

clock March 19, 2010Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Senate Panel Passes Minimum Pricing Ban

Measure would reinstate an almost-century-old ban on minimum pricing agreements and supersede a landmark 2007 Supreme Court decision.

clock March 19, 2010Kristi Ellis

Tom Munro’s photo of Dustin Hoffman.


Q&A With Tom Munro

Tom Munro has shot everyone from Nicole Kidman to Justin Timberlake, but he considers himself to be a fashion photographer first and foremost.

clock March 19, 2010Nick Axelrod

The bogus site of The North Face.


Polo, North Face Fight Online Fakes

Polo and The North Face brand sue large network of more than 130 Chinese Web sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods to U.S. customers.

clock March 19, 2010Matthew Lynch

Peter Lindbergh’s view of Berlin ballerinas for German Vogue.


Peter Lindbergh’s High Profile

Peter Lindbergh’s reputation is anchored in being an image maker, but recently, his own appears to be in focus.

clock March 19, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Memo Pad: Add Your Name to the List… Digital Ellies, Round One…

Manhattan media circles speculate about who will become W magazine’s next editor in chief.

clock March 19, 2010WWD Staff


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