Gap Faces Challenges Beyond Designer’s Exit

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The $14.7 billion Gap Inc. needs a big fix — and it requires a lot more than just replacing chief designer Patrick Robinson, who was ousted Thursday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Patrick Robinson

Human Resources

Gap Future Scrutinized as Designer Exits

The $14.7 billion retailer needs a big fix — and it requires a lot more than just replacing chief designer Patrick Robinson, who was ousted Thursday.

clock May 5, 2011David Moin


Beiersdorf First-Quarter Net Up 2.5%

Consumer division sees sales slump as Nivea exits makeup business.

clock May 5, 2011Susan Stone

Mergers and Acquisitions

Lion Capital, Goode Partners Acquire AllSaints

Investors rescue ailing British retailer.

clock May 5, 2011Samantha Conti

J.C. Penney, which just opened a flagship in the Manhattan Mall, said second-quarter results would be better than expected.

Business Features

April Sales Excel, but Challenges Loom

The results reported Thursday could be the calm before the storm, analysts said.

clock May 5, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


Estée Lauder Profits Blow Past Estimates

Third-quarter earnings more than doubled, while sales increased 16.4 percent.

clock May 5, 2011Evan Clark

Tommy and Dee Hilfiger


Tommy Hilfiger Gets Preps Popping in New York, London

The designer is taking his Prep World pop up shop — styled like a beach cottage — on the road.

clock May 5, 2011Nina Jones and Alessandra Codinha


Paul Jowdy Shifts to Everyday With Rachael Ray

After just five months as publisher of Details, Paul Jowdy has resigned and is headed to Reader’s Digest Association.

clock May 5, 2011Amy Wicks

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli Hints at IPO

The Italian luxury brand is in a good position as it has experienced continuous growth in revenues over the last four years.

clock May 6, 2011Christine Lee

Rihanna, Katharina Harf and Bernd Beetz.

Human Resources

DKMS Gala Raises $2.5 Million

Evening honored Rihanna and Michael Clinton, president, marketing & publishing director at Hearst Magazines.

clock May 6, 2011Julie Naughton


April Comp Crux

Thomson Reuters put the overall increase in April comparable-store sales at 8.9 percent, better than either its final estimate of 8.2 percent.

clock May 6, 2011Arnold J. Karr

The Sensuous Nude ad.


Estée Lauder to Launch Sensuous Nude Scent

Beauty giant is aiming to build Sensuous franchise into a bigger brand.

clock May 6, 2011Julie Naughton

Color Cosmetics

Henkel to Sell Stake in India Unit

Henkel will remain in the market with its Schwarzkopf Professional hair care line, and will license brands Fa and Pril to Jyothy Laboratories of Mumbai.

clock May 6, 2011Susan Stone

The revamped Web site launches today.

Color Cosmetics

Nars Cosmetics Launches Community Web Site

Social media initiative marks brand’s largest digital media effort to date.

clock May 6, 2011Julie Naughton

Halle Berry (center) at Revlon’s party with the Walgreens team.

Beauty Features

Outlook Is Bright at NACDS

Mass beauty executives that attended the annual meeting expressed optimism about the future.

clock May 6, 2011Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Salma Hayek’s new beauty line, Nuance Salma Hayek, was inspired by the Mexican beauty’s cosmetologist grandmother.


Salma Hayek Launches Nuance Beauty Line

The 100-item line will be sold exclusively at CVS Pharmacy stores beginning in August.

clock May 6, 2011Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Ermenegildo Zegna sales rose 21 percent in the quarter.

Designer and Luxury

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Posts $79.2M Profit for Year

Company closed its centennial year with a net profit that more than tripled and sales that hit the $1 billion mark.

clock May 6, 2011Luisa Zargani


Warnaco Net Slips, Forecast Raised

By region, the company’s biggest growth area was Mexico, Central and South America, where revenues rose 37.8 percent to $51.7 million.

clock May 6, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Latest Project… Stella McCartney Parties On…

Karl Lagerfeld will screen his new 30-minute film after presenting his cruise collection for Chanel in Cap d’Antibes Monday night.

clock May 6, 2011WWD Staff

Donna Karan and Susan Sarandon

Ready To Wear

In Celebration of Moms

Donna Karan and Susan Sarandon were among honorees at this year’s Outstanding Mother Awards.

clock May 6, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Margaret Maldonado

Fashion Features

The Nine Lives of Margaret Maldonado

Her white-hot contemporary collection, L’Agence, is only part of her bona fide L.A. story.

clock May 6, 2011Jessica Iredale


Dancing with the Stars at the ASMEs

The list of confirmed attendees for the annual National Magazine Awards on Monday features a celebrity-heavy lineup.

clock May 6, 2011Amy Wicks


Today's Must Read

The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.


Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

clock 6hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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