Retailers Brace for Tougher Times

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Uneven comparable-store sales results for May served as another harbinger of the turbulence awaiting retailers in the second half, analysts said Thursday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marketing and Promotion

FIT’s Masters Capstone Graduates Present Future of Beauty

The program, sponsored this year by Target, explored topics relating to innovations in the mass retail sector.

clock May 24, 2011Belisa Silva

A Kurt Geiger store at Covent Garden.


Jones Group Gets Global Boost From Kurt Geiger Buy

Acquisition of the U.K. footwear brand strengthens both companies’ global footprints and gives the buyer serious clout in the luxury sector.

clock June 2, 2011Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti


Business Features

Retailers Brace for Tougher Times

Uneven comparable-store sales results for May served as another harbinger of the turbulence awaiting stores in the second half.

clock June 2, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Jill Abramson


Jill Abramson Named Executive Editor of The New York Times

She will become the first ever female executive editor of the newspaper.

clock June 2, 2011John Koblin

Russell Simmons and Rachel Roy


Honorees Wild at Gordon Parks Dinner

The foundation honored Karl Lagerfeld, Spike Lee, Arianna Huffington and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff on Wednesday night.

clock June 2, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Benjamin Millepied in Yves Saint Laurent


YSL Fetes Its Freshest Face, Benjamin Millepied

House has tapped the principal dancer of the New York City Ballet for its new men’s fragrance, L’Homme Libre.

clock June 2, 2011WWD Staff


May Comp Crux

On the surface, the overall numbers in May were good but fell well short of expectations for a 5.4 percent total.

clock June 3, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Joe Bastianich

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Forum: Joe Bastianich’s Taste for Craftsmanship

The restaurateur and James Beard award winner drew parallels between the food and wine industry and the beauty industry.

clock June 3, 2011Belisa Silva

Calgon Take Me Away


Calgon’s Latest Splash: New Owners Revamp

Ilex hopes to get sales bubbling with the new Ageless Bath Collection.

clock June 3, 2011Faye Brookman

Ingrid Jackel

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Forum: Ingrid Jackel Revives Physicians Formula

Repositioning the mass cosmetics brand as a problem-solution, masstige cosmetics range caught consumers’ attention.

clock June 3, 2011Molly Prior

Josie Maran

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Forum: Former Model Creates Natural Line

Josie Maran Cosmetics was born out of concern for how makeup affects our health.

clock June 3, 2011Julie Naughton

Daniel Kaner

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Forum: Loyalty Drives Salons

Daniel Kaner, co-president of Oribe Hair Care, addressed the importance of getting stylists behind a brand.

clock June 3, 2011WWD Staff

Deborah Lippmann

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Forum: Jazz Singer Fills Gap in Prestige Nail Care

Deborah Lippmann’s eponymous brand features nail lacquer shades formulated with treatment benefits.

clock June 3, 2011Andrea Nagel

A sneaker from Heidi Klum for New Balance.

Fashion Scoops

Heidi Klum for New Balance Expands… More CFDA Awards Details…

Heidi Klum, who launched Heidi Klum for New Balance active apparel last fall, is adding sneakers to the lineup.

clock June 3, 2011WWD Staff

Fendi's Fall 2011 Han River Fashion Show at floating island in Seoul, South Korea.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Hosts Fashion Event in Seoul

Silvia Fendi and Michael Burke hit the road to show the house’s fall-winter collection on the man-made islands in the South Korean capital’s Han River.

clock June 3, 2011Brett Cole

Kenneth Cole


Memo Pad: Kenneth Cole Foundation Sponsors Exhibit… Hearst’s Welcome Mat…

The Kenneth Cole Foundation is sponsoring the New York viewing of “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010.”

clock June 3, 2011Amy Wicks

PureDKNY Verbena


DKNY Adds Second Pure Scent

The sustainable fragrance franchise will debut PureDKNY Verbena in August.

clock June 3, 2011Julie Naughton

Diane von Furstenberg's fragrance, Diane.

Beauty Features

Diane von Furstenberg Packs a Lifetime in New Scent

The new fragrance, called Diane, has been planned as the first stage of what executives view as an entire beauty house of DVF.

clock June 3, 2011Pete Born

Marketing and Promotion

Estée Lauder Opens Shanghai R&D Center

New Asian Innovation Center nearly doubles the size of beauty firm’s original lab located at the same site to roughly 18,000 square feet.

clock June 3, 2011Molly Prior


Valuations Soar for Luxury IPOs

Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada and Moncler reported brisk business in the first quarter and the outlook for the remainder of the year is bright.

clock June 3, 2011Luisa Zargani


Groupon Files for Initial Public Offering

Online deal purveyor’s 2010 revenues hit $713.4M, according to SEC filing.

clock June 3, 2011Arnold J. Karr


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Jean-Paul Agon


Jean-Paul Agon Discusses Inventing a New L’Oréal

clock 4hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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