Li & Fung Buying Binge: Giant Acquires 3 Firms, More Deals in Pipeline

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The Roger Vivier fragrance

Beauty Features

Roger Vivier Unveils First Fragrances

Scents to be sold in Vivier boutiques starting in the fall.

clock July 5, 2010Jennifer Weil


Fast Retailing Reduces Guidance

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, saw double-digit growth in the first nine months of the year.

clock July 8, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Cipriani’s designs for Michael Kors.


Li & Fung Goes on Buying Binge

Company’s new venture with Star Branding focuses on creating lifestyle brands.

clock July 8, 2010Vicki M. Young and Amanda Kaiser and David Lipke

Nordstrom’s 14.1 percent same-store sales increase set the pace for June..

Business Features

Stores Report Lukewarm June Results

Reluctant consumers seen pressuring promotions for back-to-school.

clock July 8, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Château de Wideville


Valentino’s Dazzling Chateau Party Closes Couture

Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and Elizabeth Hurley were among revelers at Wideville estate.

clock July 8, 2010WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham and Roland Mouret


Designers Fete Net-a-Porter’s 10th Birthday

Alice Temperley, Christopher Kane, and Marios Schwab gathered at Net-a-Porter’s new headquarters in west London to celebrate the retailer’s 10th birthday.

clock July 8, 2010WWD Staff

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta and Chopard


Emmy Nominations Signal Red Carpet Season

The awards show is set for Aug. 29.

clock July 8, 2010Marcy Medina

Isabella Rossellini shows off her handbag design for Bulgari.

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari’s New Handbag

Bulgari is boosting its accessories division with a little help from Isabella Rossellini, who presented the handbag she has designed for the Roman house.

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Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Trade Show Rides Beauty Growth

Cosmoprof North America is gearing up for its eighth annual show, to kick off July 18 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

clock July 9, 2010Andrea Nagel

sisters Titi and Miko Branch at their SoHo salon, Miss Jessie’s.


Girls With Curls Get Retail, Salon Spotlight

Ricky’s NYC, Sephora, HSN and now Target are building sections and introducing brands designed for curly hair.

clock July 9, 2010Andrea Nagel

A selection of lashes from Urban Outfitters.


Urban Outfitters Adds Fixtures for Beauty Items

While retailers the likes of Topshop, H&M and Forever 21 have introduced proprietary lines, Urban Outfitters is veering in the opposite direction.

clock July 9, 2010Rachel Brown


June Comp Crux

A run down of the vital stats for June.

clock July 9, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Beauty Features

Cavalli to Celebrate His 40th With a New Fragrance

Roberto Cavalli’s latest fragrance has been appropriately dubbed Anniversary.

clock July 9, 2010Kerry Olsen

The Miss Pucci scent.


Pucci to Launch Miss Pucci Scent

Miss Pucci’s top notes are of magnolia and Sicilian winter lemon.

clock July 9, 2010Julie Naughton

Betsey Johnson


Betsey Johnson in Fragrance Redux

There’s something important that should come along with a fragrance, according to Betsey Johnson. A compliment.

clock July 9, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Burn items

Mergers and Acquisitions

Candle Specialist Burn Sold to DL & Co.

Home fragrance company DL & Co. has doubled the number of brands in its portfolio with the acquisitions of candle specialists Burn and Lisa Carrier.

clock July 9, 2010Rachel Brown

Backstage at Valentino Fall Couture 2010

Color Cosmetics

Understated Chic Mixes With the Dramatic at Couture

Two divergent beauty trends emerged at the haute couture runway shows in Paris this week.

clock July 9, 2010Jennifer Weil

Bulgari Man ad features Clive Owen.


Bulgari Man Scent to Bow in Fall

Luxury firm Bulgari hopes the Bulgari Man fragrance will reinforce the company’s men’s wear pillar.

clock July 9, 2010Kerry Olsen


U.S. Says China Doesn’t Manipulate Currency

Critics charge the yuan is undervalued by as much as 40 percent.

clock July 9, 2010Liza Casabona

A look from Mod by Janie Bryant.


‘Mad Men’ Designer Launching Line on QVC

The vintage-inspired collection by costume designer Janie Bryant will be priced from $26 to $138.

clock July 9, 2010Marcy Medina

Catherine Malandrino

Fashion Scoops

Tennis Catherine?… Bernard Arnault’s Wealth Estimated a Cool $28.6B…

In time for spring, Lacoste is teaming up with Catherine Malandrino.

clock July 9, 2010WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld’s new campaign for Fendi.


Karl’s Room With a Clue… Lemarchand Spotted at Time & Life Building…

Karl Lagerfeld photographed Polish beauty Anja Rubik and French model Baptiste Giabiconi for the latest Fendi campaign.

clock July 9, 2010WWD Staff


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Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

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