Holiday Cheer: Retailers Bullish About Outlook

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With just a week to go before Black Friday, the holiday prognosis is looking up. Comp-store gains from 2 to 4 percent are widely predicted.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Oscar de la Renta and Queen Sofía


‘Balenciaga: Spanish Masters’ Opens at Queen Sofía Spanish Institute

The Spanish royal officially opened the show with a cocktail party hosted by Oscar de la Renta.

clock November 18, 2010WWD Staff

Emma Watson in Proenza Schouler’s silk ruffled camisole, skirt, lace bra, Pamela Love ring and large spiked bracelet and Giles & Brother bronze bangle bracelet.


Emma Watson Set Free

Although fans may be mourning the penultimate film in the magical Harry Potter franchise, its star is comfortably toying with a life post-Hogwarts.

clock November 19, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Emma Watson in Proenza Schouler’s silk ruffled camisole, skirt, lace bra, Pamela Love ring and large spiked bracelet and Giles & Brother bronze bangle bracelet.

Fashion Features

Emma Watson: Step by Step

A look back at a few of our moments with her and some of her choice observations.

clock November 19, 2010WWD Staff

A green salon concept by L’Oréal.


Pro Beauty Firms Discuss Strategy: L’Oréal Cites Inoa for Success

There’s no such thing as a bad hair day at L’Oréal’s Professional Products division, which includes brands such as Redken, Matrix and Kérastase.

clock November 19, 2010Jennifer Weil

Wella’s “Lumina” look.


Pro Beauty Firms Discuss Strategy: P&G Looks to China, India

Beauty company’s Salon Professional division is banking on brand-building, education and innovation to help develop the global hair care business.

clock November 19, 2010Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Shelley Rozenwald Joins The Bay

The 30-year veteran of beauty retailing will serve as head of the Canadian department store’s beauty operation.

clock November 19, 2010Pete Born

A L’Occitane boutique in Santa Monica, Calif.

Body Care

L’Occitane in Growth Mode

The French beauty group, which was listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange in May, is now expanding on multiple fronts.

clock November 19, 2010Joanna Ramey and Kerry Olsen

Katy Perry


Katy Perry Launches First Fragrance With a Loud Purr

The singer is putting her claws into the highly competitive international fragrance market with her debut scent.

clock November 19, 2010Nina Jones and Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Gucci Guilty

Marketing and Promotion

Prestige Beauty Retailers in a Holiday Mood

Sales of total prestige beauty in U.S. department stores are now 3 percent ahead of where they were at this time last year.

clock November 19, 2010Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born and Julie Naughton and Belisa Silva

Sonia Kashuk’s Dripping in Diamonds travel brush set for Target.

Marketing and Promotion

Mass Beauty Takes Aim With Value

Next Friday, the promotional floodgates will swing open.

clock November 19, 2010Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel and Faye Brookman

Oscar de la Renta greeting his hosts, the folks from Mitsukoshi

Fashion Features

September 24, 1979: Tokyo Rift

As Calvin Klein celebrates his birthday today, WWD looks back at a lesser-known episode in his career.

clock November 19, 2010Venessa Lau

Looks inside Forever 21 on Fifth Avenue.


Forever 21 Opens on Fifth Avenue

The specialty retailer is out to prove it has universal appeal — from Fifth Avenue here to London’s Oxford Street.

clock November 19, 2010Sharon Edelson

Styles from Chiara Boni.

Ready To Wear

Chiara Boni Eyes U.S.

The Italian designer has struck a chord with a fashion perennial — the little dress — and she’s now ready to export the formula to the U.S.

clock November 19, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Looks from Gap's global spring collection.

Business Features

Gap’s Profits Slide, Others See Mixed Results

Promotional pressures weigh on retail results.

clock November 19, 2010Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

J.Lo and Marc Anthony

Fashion Scoops

J.Lo and Marc Anthony Promote Kohl’s Deal… Men’s Wear Flocks to Paris…

J.Lo and Marc Anthony turned out at a press conference to unveil their new deal with Kohl’s Corp.

clock November 19, 2010WWD Staff


Casual Male Swings to a Profit

Earnings, sales trends turn positive as Destination XL builds.

clock November 19, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr


Indian Apparel Workers to Strike

Apparel factories across India will close down today to protest rising domestic cotton prices.

clock November 19, 2010Mian Ridge

Rupert Murdoch


Rupert Murdoch Does Another Daily

Some of us count sheep, but Murdoch spends his sleepless nights dreaming up media properties.

clock November 18, 2010John Koblin

Lord & Taylor shoppers in Manhattan.


Retailers Suddenly Bullish About Holiday

With just a week to go before Black Friday, the holiday prognosis is looking up.

clock November 19, 2010David Moin


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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