Richemont’s Web Play: Net-a-porter Buy Values E-tailer at $530 Million

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Compagnie Financière Richemont SA took a bigger step into the e-commerce arena with the purchase of the remaining 67 percent of, the online fashion retailer. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Net-a-Porter home page.

Business Features

Richemont’s Web Play: Net-a-porter Buy Values Site at $530M

Richemont SA purchases the remaining 67 percent of

clock April 1, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones and Miles Socha

Kate Mulleavy and Todd Cole

Fashion Scoops

Rodarte Celebrates at the Redcat

Co-designer Kate Mulleavy was surrounded by friends Arianne Phillips, Roman Alonso, Elijah Wood, Gia Coppola, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tennessee Thomas.

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Clean Well sells in The Vitamin Shoppe and GNC.

Marketing and Promotion

Vitamin Shops Fortify Sales With Beauty

The Vitamin Shoppe and GNC are stepping up their beauty and personal care assortments.

clock April 2, 2010Rachel Brown

King of Shaves’ Queen of... shave gels for women.


King of Shaves Relaunches Women’s Items

Queen of…Ooh La La and Queen of…Ta-da duo to roll out to 250 Target stores this month.

clock April 2, 2010Matthew W. Evans

The NaTrue seal.

Government and Trade

NaTrue Pursues Global Seal

NaTrue, also known as the International Organic Cosmetics Association, looks to create a globalized consumer standard.

clock April 2, 2010Andrea Nagel

A Tria ad visual for Metro-North trains.


Acne Fighter: Tria Beauty’s Newest Device

Tria Beauty, the makers of an at-home laser hair removal device, is shining its light-based technology on yet another beauty concern: zapping blemishes.

clock April 2, 2010Molly Prior

Skinny’s coral and turquoise pavé rings.

Ready To Wear

At Coast Show, Convenience Is Key

Coast trade show’s vendors peaked at 230 contemporary collections on March 15 and 16.

clock April 2, 2010Rebecca Kleinman

A lipstick from L’Occitane’s makeup collection.

Color Cosmetics

L’Occitane Introducing Makeup Line

L’Occitane aims to bring a bloom to its customers’ cheeks with a new makeup collection.

clock April 2, 2010Brid Costello

Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum

Color Cosmetics

Napoleon Perdis Eyes Bold Expansion

Napoleon Perdis adding skin care products to range, and developing natural products for future.

clock April 2, 2010Rachel Brown

Ido Leffler with actress Rosario Dawson.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Helen Completes Buy… Olay Taps Thandie Newton…

Personal care and household products maker Helen of Troy Ltd. said its deal to acquire Pert Plus hair care and Sure antiperspirant brands was closed.

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The Pure Brillliance ad.


Celine Dion to Launch Pure Brilliance Fragrance

Celine Dion says her new fragrance Pure Brilliance is “about the radiance and beauty at the heart of every woman.”

clock April 2, 2010Julie Naughton

Human Resources

Beauty Exec Daniel Moriarty, 68, Dies

Daniel Moriarty worked at Revlon, Lauder and Christian Dior Parfums.

clock April 2, 2010Julie Naughton

Canturi Eau de Parfum


Australian Jeweler Canturi to Launch Fragrance

Fine jeweler Canturi’s scent to be carried at Bergdorf Goodman and Canturi boutiques.

clock April 2, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Kimora Lee Simmons’ new scent.


Kimora Simmons Dares the Beauty Industry

Kimora Simmons launching her fifth scent, called Dare Me, this month.

clock April 2, 2010Julie Naughton

One of the new scents.


Jo Malone to Launch Intense Quartet

Jo Malone is taking an intense look at Middle Eastern perfumery.

clock April 2, 2010Brid Costello

Macy Gray

Beauty Features

Origins To Rock Earth Month With Macy Gray

The Origins Rocks Earth Month concert features Grammy winner Macy Gray, and tickets will be handed free to customers who bring in empty cosmetics packaging.

clock April 2, 2010Julie Naughton



Sweet Dreams at Cocomaya

Joel Bernstein, a former head of concept at Liberty, owns Cocomaya with accessories designer Walid Al Damirji and Agent Provocateur co-founder Serena Rees.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington.


Sarkozy Samples the Local Cuisine

The French president visited popular eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC this week, breaking tradition with his predecessors.

clock April 2, 2010Chantal Goupil

A still from a recent film by Willem Jaspert called “Black Friday,” styled by Sarah Cobb for Test magazine.


Indie Fashion Magazines Sprout in Europe

Titles Twin, Glass, Perfect, Test, Grey and Candy are part of the new wave of style magazines in Europe.

clock April 2, 2010Katya Foreman

Easton Corbin


Easton Corbin Tops the Charts

Easton Corbin set out to be a farmer, but now the 27-year-old is topping the country music charts.

clock April 2, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Belk Posts 4th-Qtr. Profit

Department store operator Belk Inc. slowed the pace of its sales erosion in the fourth quarter.

clock April 2, 2010Arnold J. Karr


General Growth Submits Plan to Exit Bankruptcy

Mall operator General Growth Properties plan includes a $6.55 billion infusion from Brookfield Asset Management.

clock April 2, 2010Evan Clark


In Brief: Lace Maker Sues Bebe Over Designs

Malibu Textiles alleges illegal use in ‘All Over Lace Tee’ group.

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Appellate Court Upholds Most of eBay-Tiffany Ruling

A U.S. federal appeals court ruling on Thursday largely favored eBay Inc. in its legal battle with Tiffany’s

clock April 2, 2010Matthew Lynch

The new DVF store in SoHo will focus on key items, such as a best-selling handbag.

Designer and Luxury

DVF Steps Up Retail Expansion

Diane von Furstenberg took a hiatus from opening stores during the recession, but now she’s back to signing leases.

clock April 2, 2010Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Polo Settles Class-Action Case with Calif. Workers

Polo to pay $4M with no admission of wrongdoing to settle class-action case. Also, the company has signed a lease for 109 Prince Street in New York.

clock April 2, 2010Joanna Ramey and Sharon Edelson

Jewelry from Bottega Veneta.

Fashion Scoops

Tomas Maier’s Diamond Life… Roger’s Still Here… Bonjour, Paris…

It’s never too early for a retrospective, at least for Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier.

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Betsey Johnson, Fern Mallis, Carlos Falchi, Material ConneXion president Michele Caniato, Yeohlee Teng, John Bartlett and Fashion Center president Barbara Randall.


Fashion Sculpture Parade Headed to Garment District

Designers are working on a sculpture project akin to the city’s Cow Parade in 2000.

clock April 2, 2010Jean Scheidnes


Daily Stock Wrap: April 1, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 2, 2010WWD Staff

Le Tigre’s new billboard.


Memo Pad: Le Tigre Jokes Around… IApp, YouApp, WeallApp…

Le Tigre is once again set to capitalize on the much-maligned Tiger Woods.

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Lejaby to Shutter 3 Factories

Lejaby to close three factories and lay off 30 percent of its work force in a bid to reverse a sharp slide in sales.

clock April 2, 2010Joelle Diderich

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Step Up Web Integration

Retailers are connecting their physical stores with the digital world, said panelists at the Wharton Interactive Retailing conference.

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