Beauty Giants Rack Up Sales but Battle Costs

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The price pinch is intensifying for some of the biggest names in the beauty world, and they’re fighting back with cost savings wherever possible to offset inflating commodity costs.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hugo Boss Net Jumps 48% in Q1

“We will certainly have another good quarter in Q2,” firm’s ceo, Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, told WWD.

clock April 28, 2011Melissa Drier

Jean Reno, Ricky Lauren, Ralph Lauren and Zofia Borucka

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren’s Cars Attract a Fast Crowd

Racing enthusiasts, French cinema stars attend exhibition gala.

clock April 28, 2011Miles Socha

Business Features

Rock & Republic Goes Exclusive with Kohl’s

Brand-owner VF to supply men’s and women’s denim, related sportswear and footwear.

clock April 28, 2011David Lipke

Sales at Revlon rose 9.1 percent for the quarter.


Sales, Materials Costs Rise for Beauty Firms

Revlon, Elizabeth Arden and Procter & Gamble report higher revenues for the quarter while price pinch intensifies.

clock April 28, 2011Molly Prior and Alexandra Steigrad

Iris farmers in Togo, Africa.


Scent Users Want Sustainable Options

Fragrance suppliers are ramping up investment in sustaining the environment to meet consumer demand and drive business growth.

clock April 29, 2011Kerry Olsen

A selection of ingredients used by Givaudan in green, woody and floral notes.


Fragrance Sales Still Recovering From Recession

Flavor and fragrance manufacturers have rebounded.

clock April 29, 2011Rachel Brown

The skin care offering inside Walgreens’ Astor Place store.


Walgreens’ Beauty Battle Plan

Retailer is making a bold move to transform beauty in a bid to gain the edge against CVS.

clock April 29, 2011Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Chatsworth bound: The future Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Mitford and Lord Andrew Cavendish, 1941.

Fashion Features

The Bridal Path: Royal Flush

Kate Middleton is the newest queen-in-waiting to join a historically fetching lineup of princess brides.

clock April 29, 2011WWD Staff


Prada Readies for New Women’s Scent

Italian fashion house has transformed its existing joint venture with Puig SL into a license agreement and has extended its duration.

clock April 29, 2011Kerry Olsen

Joseph Campinell


L’Oréal’s Joseph Campinell Set to Retire

He is credited with helping to transform company’s mass market business.

clock April 29, 2011Andrea Nagel

Mark Weber and Antonio Belloni.


AAFA’s American Image Awards Raise $1.1M

Ruben and Isabel Toledo, David Koch and LVMH Inc. ceo Mark Weber were honored at the event, which raised funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

clock April 29, 2011David Moin

Calypso St. Barth for Target mother-daughter dresses.


Calypso Sets Course for Expansion

Plans for 2011 include six new stores and the debut of the Calypso St. Barth for Target collection.

clock April 29, 2011Sharon Edelson

A view of the Costume Institute's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibit.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen Retrospective Bows at the Met

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” debuts at Monday night’s Costume Institute Gala.

clock April 29, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

An ad for Vera Wang Lovestruck with Leighton Meester.


Vera Wang’s Love Story… Honoring Hamish Bowles…

Leighton Meester appears in print advertising and a TV commercial for Vera Wang’s latest fragrance, Lovestruck.

clock April 29, 2011WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld in the chocolate hotel suite.

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Suite Dreams… Selfridges’ Royal Salute…

Karl Lagerfeld hosted a luncheon Thursday to unveil his latest design: a hotel suite at La Réserve constructed entirely of chocolate.

clock April 29, 2011WWD Staff

William L. McComb


Liz Claiborne Pressured to Sell Assets

Company’s ceo, William L. McComb, said that the timing is not yet right.

clock April 29, 2011Evan Clark

A look from the fall collection.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Steven Alan Sells Minority Stake

Tom Kartsotis, the founder and former ceo of Fossil, is the retailer’s first outside investor.

clock April 29, 2011David Lipke


Li & Fung Exec Charged With Bribery

Doris Au Yeung Lai-hung, a senior merchandise manager, is alleged to have accepted bribes totaling more than 1.2 million Hong Kong dollars, or $155,700.

clock April 28, 2011Vicki M. Young

Tuscaloosa, Ala., was heavily damaged by the tornadoes.


Retail Crippled in Wake of Tornadoes

Retailers in the South remained closed Thursday, reporting power outages and structural damage to stores.

clock April 29, 2011David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri


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