Strong Fragrance Sales Belie Euro Zone Woes

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Start chilling the Champagne. Despite the macroeconomic gloom casting a long shadow over the euro zone, most of the region’s beauty sellers seem poised to close this year with revenue gains.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Ermanno Scervino to Launch Women’s Accessories Line

Italian fashion firm has inked a licensing deal with Mantero Seta for the production and distribution of the “Ermanno Scervino Scarves” foulards and scarves.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kurt Kleespies Joins VF Corp. Brands

Executive tapped for role of vice president of retail for Ella Moss, Splendid and Seven For All Mankind.

clock December 1, 2011Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Paul Frank, Nestlé in Sweet Deal

The designer has whipped up a customized wrapper for Nestlé Crunch chocolate bars that are being sold exclusively at Target.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Mandarina Duck to Open Milan Flagship

The two-story, 1,939-square-feet boutique will carry both the “Handbags” and “Travel and Business” collections.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

La Rinascente Taps Anthony Ausgang for Windows

The California artist gave a new, modern spin to the Milan department store’s holiday display.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Molami testing time.

Fashion Scoops

Designer Finetunes Earphones for Women

Maria von Euler has been on a whirlwind world tour for Molami, what the Swedish industrial designer describes as her “high-heeled earphone brand.”

clock December 6, 2011Melissa Drier

Joey lady chiba blue jeans

Fashion Scoops

April 77, Calla Haynes Team Up for Capsule Denim Line

The Canadian designer is splashing some of her psychedelic prints on denim for a capsule women’s collection for the French jeans brand.

clock December 14, 2011WWD Staff

Zandra Rhodes with Alan Bilzerian arriving in Langham's taxi.

Designer and Luxury

Zandra Rhodes Talks Design, Giving Credit

WWD caught up with the British designer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s visiting artist series.

clock December 14, 2011Katherine Bowers

On the street in New York City

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: New York Shoppers

New York shoppers are facing the pre-Christmas chill with all things warm and furry.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Human Resources

Bruno Guillon Tapped as Next Mulberry CEO

Guillon, who is managing director of Hermès France, will replace Godfrey Davis in the role as of March.

clock December 22, 2011Nina Jones

The Ashley Greene billboard in Times Square.

Fashion Scoops

Ashley Greene Unveils DKNY Jeans Billboard

The Twilight star stopped traffic in Times Square Thursday morning.

clock December 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Viva Rock John Richmond


EuroItalia Eyes Gains for John Richmond Brand

An ambitious strategy for worldwide expansion includes a third fragrance, Viva Rock John Richmond, and a New York flagship.

clock December 22, 2011Courtney Smith

Assorted Apivita Products.


Bee-Based Apivita Buzzes Into the U.S.

The firm, which was founded in 1979, is arriving in American stores with three new natural-based skin care collections.

clock December 22, 2011Belisa Silva

Inside Printemps in Paris.

Beauty Features

Strong Fragrance Sales Belie Euro Zone Woes

Despite the macroeconomic gloom casting a long shadow over the region, most beauty sellers seem poised to close this year with revenue gains.

clock December 22, 2011Jennifer Weil and Nina Jones and Susan Stone

A Bag from Botkier’s spring 2012 collection


Botkier Seeking an Investor

The recession-weary contemporary handbag brand hopes to expand its reach.

clock December 23, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

American Living


American Living’s Future Uncertain at J.C. Penney

Retailer is said to be reviewing the brand, which is produced by Ralph Lauren Corp.

clock December 22, 2011Evan Clark and Lisa Lockwood

Avalon Organics products.


Avalon Organics Aims to Raise Bar for Naturals

Industry sources estimate the line could do $60 million in retail sales in its first year on counter.

clock December 22, 2011Andrea Nagel


Studies Predict Rise in Last Minute Holiday Sales

The sustained post-Thanksgiving lull hasn’t dampened the early enthusiasm of researchers tracking holiday results.

clock December 22, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Forever 21 to Enter French Market

The fast-fashion retailer indicated Thursday it would open its first store in France on Jan. 28 in the Vélizy 2 shopping mall on the outskirts of Paris.

clock December 23, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Fendi, Inglesina in Partnership for Baby Line

The pieces — including a stroller, a pram and a baby carrier — will be available at Simonetta stores, Fendi’s baby wear licensee.

clock December 23, 2011Fabiana Repaci

Fashion Scoops

Julien Macdonald to Launch Bespoke Business

The made-to-measure service will be supported by an in-house atelier.

clock December 23, 2011Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Men’s Wear Returns to Satine in L.A.

Owner Jeannie Lee has teamed up with Ilaria Urbinati to set up Confederacy Annex in the boutique’s mezzanine.

clock December 23, 2011Rachel Brown

An 18-karat rose gold watch from Breguet’s Queen of Naples collection.

Fashion Scoops

Breguet Bringing Exhibition to Geneva

The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first wristwatch.

clock December 23, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


Parentlode Blog Announces Search for New Name

Two months later, this latest, somewhat ridiculous New York Times-Huffington Post dispute looks like it’s all but over.

clock December 23, 2011John Koblin

Human Resources

Chanel Taps Amy Wechsler as First Consulting Derm

The Manhattan-based physician, who is board certified in both dermatology and psychiatry, will serve as a U.S. advisor to the brand.

clock December 23, 2011Julie Naughton

Emma Stone fronts Revlon Lip Butter.

Marketing and Promotion

Revlon Saturates 2012 Ads With Color

The brand’s color cosmetics lineup includes a number of innovations, including PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse and PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara.

clock December 23, 2011Andrea Nagel

Government and Trade

Latest Counterfeit Seizure Largely Fashion Products

Multiagency federal task force nabs over $70 million in bogus apparel, footwear and accessories.

clock December 23, 2011Kristi Ellis and Rachel Brown

Business Features

Marc Fisher Refutes Derek Lam Sandal Copy Claim

Ivanka Trump’s footwear licensee has fired back at the designer.

clock December 23, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


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