The Personality of Cheap: Profiling the Value Retailers

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Stores, like people, have personalities. Whether that personality determines the customer, or the customer the personality, is one of those chicken versus egg questions that’s a matter of debate. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gap Earnings Rise 3% in Second Quarter

Gap Inc. showed improved financial results in the second quarter, while still grappling with traffic and merchandise issues.

clock August 19, 2010David Moin

Charlotte Moss


Cocktails for the Couture Council

The cocktail party kicked off ticket sales for the group’s annual luncheon honoring Karl Lagerfeld this year.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

The prestige beauty shopper is willing to spend, according to The NPD Group, but only if she gets the complete package: innovation, fashion inspired and brand-name quality and service.

Beauty Features

All Dolled Up: Budget Beauty Spots Around New York

Sephora’s eyebrow grooming services start at $34, and Spa Butterfly’s manicures are just $14.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

JP Jones and Chrissie Hynde


Chrissie Hynde Forms a New Band and Fashion Label

Chrissie Hynde is releasing a new album “Fidelity!” with her group JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys.

clock August 20, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Lissie in 7 For All Mankind silk blouse and MiH Jeans.


Lissie: Folk’s Latest Ingenue

Lissie, the popular young singer-songwriter, says, “When I’m on stage, I’m telling the story of my life.”

clock August 20, 2010Marcy Medina

Justin Timberlake


Givenchy to Launch Play for Her Scent

Justin Timberlake will appear in commercial for Givenchy’s Play for Her women’s fragrance.

clock August 20, 2010Pete Born

One of the ad visuals for Loud.


Tommy Hilfiger Gets Loud

Tommy Hilfiger’s latest fragrance masterbrand is an obvious departure for the beauty franchise.

clock August 20, 2010Julie Naughton

Image of model wearing Antik Batik fall collection 2011.

Fashion Scoops

Peruse Snapshots… ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Designer Tries New Move…

Antik Batik is going back to its roots with an exhibition of photographs from Peru.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Desiree Mejer’s Fake London label.


Designer Desiree Mejer Returns to Fake London

The label, synonymous with Cool Brittania, will sell at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.

clock August 20, 2010Samantha Conti

Some of the latest Keratin items for less than $100.


Keratin, Brazilian Blowouts Spread to the Masses

Services are hitting salons for less than $100.

clock August 20, 2010Andrea Nagel

Business Features

Adidas Goes Online in China

Adidas AG, the world’s second-largest sportswear brand, has launched an online store on China’s Taobao Mall.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

Nail polish bottles.

Color Cosmetics

Item of the Day: To Die for Nail Polish

Fall’s hottest nail lacquer hues won’t break the bank.

clock August 20, 2010Molly Prior

An H&M store.


Profiling the Value Retailers

WWD takes a look at the personalities of the leading value retailers worldwide, from H&M to Tesco.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

A rendering of the Sophyto display at Sam’s Club.

Color Cosmetics

Sam’s Club Enters Natural Skin Care With Sophyto

The club chain began selling Sophyto this month.

clock August 20, 2010Andrea Nagel

Inside Bloomingdale’s first fashion outlet in the Potomac Mills.


Bloomingdale’s Opens First Outlet

Bloomingdale’s outlet unit at Potomac Mills will be followed by one at Bergen Center.

clock August 20, 2010David Moin and Liza Casabona

Jacqueline Bisset


Jacqueline Bisset to Tout Avon’s Anew Platinum Line

Avon Products Inc. has tapped Sixties film siren, Jacqueline Bisset, to woo women over 60.

clock August 20, 2010Molly Prior


Specialty Retailers Show Weak Spots in Qtr.

Buckle posted decline for the period, and Aéropostale third-quarter guidance fell below Wall Street’s projections.

clock August 20, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young


Consumer Seen Inching Toward Full-Price Stores

Off-price retailers still faring well, but their armor shows signs of cracking.

clock August 20, 2010Evan Clark


No News at the New York Times Magazine… Fashion at Google: Out or In?…

Sources say Bill Keller has received upward of 20 applications for the top slot at the New York Times Magazine.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff


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Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

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