Smashbox Opens Doors for Lauder

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Barely a year after its acquisition of Smashbox Beauty, Lauder is restaging the brand with new products and packaging, a new national advertising campaign and a revamped Web site, which went live Thursday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hair stylist Odile Gilbert has agreed to work exclusively with Kerastase for the next three seasons.


Kérastase Introduces Fusio-Dose Treatment

The new proposition is just one in a series of back-half-of-the-year efforts to get the luxury brand to outperform the market.

clock August 17, 2011Andrea Nagel



Sears Losses Deepen in Second Quarter

Sluggish sales, steeper discounts and higher costs tripped up the retail giant.

clock August 18, 2011Evan Clark

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.


Economic and Debt Fears Spook Investors, Again

The global sell-off helped the U.S. dollar rise against other currencies.

clock August 18, 2011Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

A cotton field


Retail Apparel Prices Rise in July

Overall Consumer Price Index was up 0.5 percent for the month.

clock August 18, 2011Arthur Friedman

An exterior view of the Donna Karan New York flagship in Seoul

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan Opens Collection Store in Seoul

The flagship is part of a partnership between the designer and SK Networks.

clock August 18, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Louboutin’s red-soled shoes.

Business Features

Christian Louboutin, YSL Case Returns to Court

Lawyers to “show cause” as to why the decision should “not be converted to a motion for partial summary judgment canceling Louboutin’s trademark.”

clock August 18, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Rio and Harley Viera-Newton


INC Toasts Anna Dello Russo in Absentia

Macy’s contemporary line feted the Vogue Nippon fashion director’s styling efforts for its fall campaign on Wednesday night.

clock August 18, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Calvin Klein’s “We Love Lara” shirt.

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein Centers FNO Plans Around Lara Stone

Creative directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli will co-host the “We Love Lara”-themed night at the Collection flagship on Madison Avenue.

clock August 18, 2011WWD Staff

The “Something New York” campaign.


DKNY, StyleCaster Media Group in New Ad Venture

The DKNY fall collection will be styled by five handpicked New Yorkers on

clock August 18, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A rendering of Ricky's mall-based prototype store.


Ricky’s NYC Sets Sights on Expansion

The funky, irreverent beauty shop has mapped out a plan for stores as far west as California.

clock August 18, 2011Molly Prior


Report: Prestige Makeup Sales Up 4%

NPD Group found increases were present in all categories, namely lip and eye products.

clock August 18, 2011Belisa Silva

Victoria's Secret


Victoria’s Secret Thinking Global With London Test

The brand’s first flagship in the U.K., a 16,000-square-foot unit, will open on New Bond Street next summer.

clock August 18, 2011Sharon Edelson

Zac Posen


FIT Couture Council Parties Amid Protest

The council held its annual end-of-summer shindig at the Central Park Boathouse, which also happened to be hosting a labor battle.

clock August 18, 2011Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Investigation Eyes Supplier to Zara Parent Inditex

Brazilian federal prosecutors were tipped off about alleged slave labor practices and conditions at sewing sweatshops.

clock August 18, 2011Michael Kepp

Ken Paves


Ken Paves Partners With Disney for New Product Line

Celebrity hairstylist has entered into a partnership whereby he will collaborate on developing a kids hair care line.

clock August 18, 2011Andrea Nagel

The Burberry Body bottle.


Burberry Body to Be Positioned as Iconic Scent

The fashion house’s fragrance brand, whose license is held by Inter Parfums, last year generated sales of just under 200 million euros, or $286 million.

clock August 18, 2011Jennifer Weil

Interior of the Athleta store in San Francisco.


Gap Income Slides 19 Percent

While same-store sales in the second quarter declined, the company still managed to make a profit.

clock August 18, 2011Sharon Edelson

Smashbox's Terry Richardson ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Estée Lauder Revamps Smashbox Beauty

Barely a year after its acquisition, the beauty firm is restaging the brand with new products and packaging, a new advertising campaign and an updated Web site.

clock August 18, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Britain’s Slow Motion

Britain’s latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figures revealed that many fashion and lifestyle publications posted declines in circulation.

clock August 19, 2011Amy Wicks

Oscar de la Renta's Live in Life ad illustrated by David Downton.


Oscar de la Renta to Launch New Women’s Fragrance

Live in Love is the designer’s first new scent in a decade and his first major move since regaining control of his beauty trademark.

clock August 19, 2011Pete Born

The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders at the opening of H&M’s first store in Dallas.

Marketing and Promotion

H&M’s Dallas Kickoff

Shoppers waited in long lines, some overnight, to welcome the fast-fashion chain to the NorthPark Center.

clock August 19, 2011Holly Haber

Rafael Nadal

Fashion Scoops

U.S. Open Festivities…Isn’t It Rich?…On To Atlanta…

New York is getting ready for all things tennis as the U.S. Open approaches, kicking off on Aug. 29.

clock August 19, 2011WWD Staff


Aéropostale Profits Drop 93.3% in Second Quarter

Shares dropped 10.3 percent in after-market trading Thursday.

clock August 19, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Marchesa is featured in Bergdorf Goodman’s cocktail dress shop.


Bergdorf Goodman Expands Eveningwear Offering

A new shop puts the spotlight on cocktail dresses for a younger, though still elegant attitude.

clock August 19, 2011David Moin


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The Estée Lauder beauty hub at Debenhams


Debenhams Collapses Hours After Arcadia Files for Bankruptcy

clock 2hSamantha Conti

Social Studies

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