Katy Perry Goes Purr: Pop Star Set to Unveil Foray Into Fragrance

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“I am a product whore,” Katy Perry said with a laugh. And she can soon add another one: her first fragrance.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Uniqlo, Toray Extend Partnership For Textiles, Products

The companies expect their transactions to total 400 billion yen, or $4.6 billion at current exchange.

clock July 21, 2010Kelly Wetherille

Jennifer Aniston


Jennifer Aniston Lights Up Harrods

The actress was welcomed by the cheers and squeals of an excitable crowd Wednesday afternoon.

clock July 21, 2010Brid Costello

Alexa Chung and Kelly Osbourne


Mulberry and its Pretty Young Things

Kate Bosworth, Kelly Osbourne and Alexa Chung mingled at Mulberry’s Bungalow One party.

clock July 21, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Liz Claiborne for J.C. Penney


J.C. Penney Unveils Exclusive Claiborne Line

First look at retailer’s exclusive lines with Liz Claiborne.

clock July 21, 2010David Moin and Antonia Sardone

Dior Homme’s nylon jacket, Steven Alan’s cotton shirt and Gilded Age’s cotton denim jeans.


James Badge Dale’s Conspiracy Theory

James Badge Dale discusses his new show “Rubicon” in which he plays an intelligence analyst.

clock July 22, 2010Vanessa Lawrence and Alex Badia

The Buckle saw income rise 12.2 percent in the second quarter.


Buckle Seen Hurt by Promotional Climate

Analysts say teen retail chain Buckle could bounce back after weak June comps.

clock July 22, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Luxe Spending Rises, but Apparel Lags

Overall spending by the most affluent 10 percent of the U.S. population is expected to surge $56 billion this year.

clock July 22, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Government and Trade

House Passes Bill Offering Import Tariff Breaks

Congress reinstates expired tariff breaks on millions of dollars worth of imported textiles and footwear.

clock July 22, 2010Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: July 21, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 22, 2010WWD Staff

Looks from Mustang.


Bread and Butter Vendors Show Colored, Slouchy Styles

Looser-fitting styles try to work in still-hot skinny trend.

clock July 22, 2010Jessica Saltz

WeSC by Retrosuperfuture

Ready To Wear

Agenda Focuses on Skate and Street

California-based trade show Agenda came to New York for the first time, showcasing about 60 brands at the Chelsea Art Museum.

clock July 22, 2010David Lipke


Ready To Wear

Relaxed Looks Abound at ENK Trade Show

Shorts, striped wovens, khakis and unconstructed blazers were key categories at the ENK New York show.

clock July 22, 2010David Lipke

Shades of Grey

Ready To Wear

At Capsule Show, Military and Workwear Looks Shine

Capsule men’s vendors sell military-inspired and preppy sportswear, as well as sunny, nostalgia-infused beachwear.

clock July 22, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Ike Behar


Interesting Sport Shirts Draw Retailer Attention at MRket

The men’s business is getting a bit better — and shirts are leading the way.

clock July 22, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

White House Honors Absentee Rodarte Designers… Ralph Lauren by Air…

Rodarte’s designers did not show up for a White House ceremony in their honor.

clock July 22, 2010WWD Staff

An Isabel and Rueben Toledo beach towel for Target.


Target Takes Manhattan

Target’s first Manhattan store at East River Plaza opens Sunday.

clock July 22, 2010Sharon Edelson

Jan Marini’s Skin Care Management System for Men.


Jan Marini Adds Men’s Skin Care Line

Jan Marini men’s line rolling out to about 14,000 doors in the U.S.

clock July 22, 2010Matthew W. Evans


Memo Pad: Lagardère’s Ledger… DVF, Full Throttle…

Rumblings that Hachette Filipacchi Media’s parent, Lagardère, may be ready to deal a hefty stake in some titles to Hearst certainly make sense for Hearst.

clock July 22, 2010WWD Staff


Gucci Sues a Gucci

Gucci has filed a lawsuit in Florence against Elisabetta Gucci, a descendant of the storied Florentine dynasty.

clock July 22, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Austin Reed has also gotten a makeover.

Business Features

Nitin Kasliwal’s Global View

Aims to expand business to $5 billion within five years.

clock July 22, 2010Vicki M. Young

The new headquarters showcases the company’s vintage advertising images.

Business Features

SKNL Plots Growth With HMX

SKNL vice chairman Nitin Kasliwal expects HMX to be profitable this year and moving forward.

clock July 22, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Vicki M. Young

Katy Perry


Katy Perry to Launch First Fragrance

Purr by Katy Perry will launch in November at Nordstrom and nordstrom.com.

clock July 22, 2010Julie Naughton


Capasa Launching Line for Italian Retailer OVS

Collection to bow for spring 2011.

clock July 22, 2010Luisa Zargani

A look from Boy Meets Girl.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Moret Purchases Boy Meets Girl

The Moret Group, which markets brands such as Everlast, Danskin and Hello Kitty, has purchased the junior/young contemporary sportswear line Boy Meets Girl.

clock July 22, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Bracelets. Here, bracelets by Tateossian.


Trends from New York Market

A few trends from New York market.

clock July 22, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Jean-Paul Agon


Jean-Paul Agon Discusses Inventing a New L’Oréal

clock 4hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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