Strong Comps Fail to Ease Concerns

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September comparable sales may have been better than expected, but weren’t spectacular enough to convince analysts that the holiday season is going to be anything but tepid.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carine Roitfeld and Valentino Garavani


Carine Roitfeld Fetes Her New Book ‘Irreverent’

Uma Thurman, Kanye West and Jessica Biel joined designers including Karl Lagerfeld for the Vampire-themed party.

clock October 5, 2011Joelle Diderich and Devorah Lauter

The Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

Human Resources

Steve Jobs, Retail and Publishing Innovator

Apple co-founder’s lasting impact.

clock October 6, 2011David Moin and Amy Wicks

Lou Doillon, Anthony Vaccarello and Jane Birkin

Fashion Scoops

A Designer Dinner to Close Paris Fashion Week

Designers turned out in force for the meal hosted by French culture minister Frédéric Mitterand.

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Target posted a 5.3 percent comp increase.


Strong Comps Fail to Ease Holiday Concerns

September results reflect seasonal weather as well as price concerns.

clock October 6, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Letter Reasserts Position on Show Dates

A memo from Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb sets U.S. fashion week dates for spring 2013 shows.

clock October 6, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

An ad visual for Karleidoscope by Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld to Launch Karleidoscope Scent

The designer’s first women’s scent with Coty is due out on Oct. 11 exclusively in Sephora’s European doors.

clock October 6, 2011Jennifer Weil


Huntsman Textile Effects Opens Brazil Facility

It’s the 12th such center worldwide for the Singapore-based manufacturer of high-quality dyes and chemicals.

clock October 6, 2011Arthur Friedman

John Waters, Pat Moran and Vincent Fremont


A Warhol Evening in Washington

The National Gallery party for its twice-postponed “Warhol Headlines” show celebrated Wednesday night with a fan club-packed, black-tie dinner.

clock October 6, 2011Susan Watters


Study: Crime on the Rise at Retail

Annual survey by the Retail Industry Leaders Association saw an increase in organized crime and shoplifting.

clock October 6, 2011Arthur Friedman

A view of “Sensorium: An Immersive Journey Through Lucid Dreams From the Sensory World.”

Beauty Features

Sephora’s Journey of Scent

With a 3,700-square-foot installation in NYC’s Meatpacking District, Sephora and Firmenich are hoping to transform the way that consumers think about fragrance.

clock October 6, 2011Julie Naughton


September Comp Crux

Walloped by a 13 percent drop in its international operations, Gap Inc. saw comparable-store sales decline 4 percent.

clock October 6, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Gianfranco Ferré RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Gianfranco Ferré on the Block Again?

Uncertainty is once again clouding the future of the company.

clock October 6, 2011Luisa Zargani

President Barack Obama

Government and Trade

Obama Weighs In On China Currency Controversy

President Obama expressed concern about the bill’s compliance with international trade rules.

clock October 6, 2011Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Estée Lauder Taps Richard Ferretti

The former creative director of Coach and Reed Krakoff has been named senior vice president and global creative director for the Estée Lauder division.

clock October 6, 2011Pete Born

Government and Trade

Lacoste Fakes Seized at Los Angeles Port

Sunglasses had a retail value of $4.5 million.

clock October 6, 2011Kristi Ellis

The 24-Hour Runway Show logo.

Marketing and Promotion

Cotton Inc. Event to Showcase Cotton Through a Day

Organization is going ’round the clock and down the runway to promote its mantra, “The Fabric of Our Lives.”

clock October 6, 2011Arthur Friedman

Michelle Monaghan in Marchesa


The Whitney Gala Goes Meatpacking

The art museum honored Calvin Tomkins at its annual fundraiser.

clock October 6, 2011Matthew Lynch

The Jean-Michel Cazabat store on Bleecker Street in New York City's West Village neighborhood.

Designer and Luxury

Jean-Michel Cazabat to Open First Store

The footwear brand’s new Bleecker Street boutique is the first step in a global expansion plan.

clock October 6, 2011Rachel Strugatz


Cavalli Rules Out Denim Sandblasting

Italian fashion firm joins other companies including Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace, Levi’s and H&M in the campaign against the process.

clock October 6, 2011Alessandra Turra

Government and Trade

Hair-Smoothing Firms Get Targeted by OSHA

On Monday, the agency issued a revised hazard alert stating that it found air tests in salons showing formaldehyde at hazardous levels.

clock October 6, 2011Andrea Nagel

Camille McDonald with her cousins, George DeCanido and Sandy DeCanido

Human Resources

L’Oréal, P&G Prestige Beauty Executives Honored

Jean-Paul Agon was recognized by the American Jewish Committee while Camille McDonald was inducted in to the Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions.

clock October 6, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Michael Wolff to Stay at AdWeek

After weeks of speculation, it appears Prometheus Chairman Jimmy Finkelstein has finally decided to keep the editorial director around.

clock October 6, 2011John Koblin

A gelato cart helps promote beauty company I Love… at Duane Reade’s Wall Street store.

Marketing and Promotion

Beauty Takes to the Street Cart

British brand I Love…Cosmetics used a New York City icon — a food cart — to introduce its fruity skin care products to Duane Reade shoppers.

clock October 7, 2011Faye Brookman

Lanvin RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: All the White Moves

It may not be a surprising color choice for spring, but what’s impressive is how designers at Paris Fashion Week manipulated white into so many silhouettes.

clock October 7, 2011WWD Staff

Laila Ali


Laila Ali Named Spokeswoman for Marika

One of the world’s most recognizable female athletes has signed a multiyear endorsement deal with the activewear and bodywear firm.

clock October 7, 2011Karyn Monget

The Hermès family reunion.

Fashion Scoops

Hermès Hosts ‘Family Reunion’ for U.S. Employees

Company closed all 24 U.S. stores for three days so that all 515 staffers could be flown into the event.

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Louis-Marie and Guilhem de Castelbajac

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

The designer celebrated his 40th anniversary in fashion with his two sons, Louis-Marie and Guilhem, in the front row.

clock October 7, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

The Hurts to Wear Emporio Armani on Tour

The English synth-pop duo are doing their European tour in a designer way.

clock October 7, 2011WWD Staff

Kirsten Dunst

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari Fetes Le Gemme Eyewear Collection

Wearing Bulgari jewels and a floor-length white Derek Lam dress, Kirsten Dunst posed for photographs and chatted with partygoers.

clock October 7, 2011WWD Staff


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