Penney’s to Invest $800M in Revamp

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J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has the money to reinvent and the will to cut — everything from staff to vendors to marketing spending.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kate Moss


Prada Opens 24-Hour Museum

The Italian brand celebrated its redesigned Paris store in a pop-up museum designed specifically for the occasion.

clock January 25, 2012Joelle Diderich and Devorah Lauter

Luo Zilin in the Bergdorf Goodman fashion show.


Dragon Week Caters to China’s Rich

Designers and luxury brands are rolling out the red carpet for a group of wealthy Chinese in town for a weeklong tour of New York City.

clock January 26, 2012Lara Farrar



H&M Profits Fall 15.3 Percent for Year

Swedish retailer blames sourcing costs, currency and a tough retail climate.

clock January 26, 2012Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Designer and Luxury

Fung Brands, Sonia Rykiel Close In on Deal

The parties are in exclusive talks to form a partnership and develop the brand.

clock January 26, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Zahia Dehar backstage

Fashion Scoops

Zahia Dehar Launches Lingerie Line

Fashion pack turns out to view 19-year-old tabloid sensation’s debut collection.

clock January 26, 2012Joelle Diderich

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld Celebrates Karl

Designer fetes the launch of his new masstige line.

clock January 26, 2012Miles Socha

Exterior of a J.C. Penney store

Business Features

J.C. Penney to Invest $800M in Revamp

Program will result in $900 million in savings.

clock January 26, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Julie Delpy Premieres ‘Two Days in New York’ at Sundance

The movie, a sequel to “Two Days in Paris” focuses on her character’s current relationship with Chris Rock.

clock January 26, 2012Marcy Medina


Magazines See Ad Sales Gains

Following a particularly difficult end to last year, a small sigh of relief can be found in the March issues.

clock January 26, 2012Amy Wicks

Essence mascara.


Critical Mass: Shoppers Drug Mart Adds Essence Cosmetics

Canadian retailer to roll out beauty line after store test.

clock January 26, 2012Faye Brookman


Tonino Perna Released From Jail

The founder and former chairman and ceo of the IT Holding SpA group was arrested earlier this month on charges of criminal bankruptcy and tax evasion.

clock January 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Skincare products from Elayda.

Skin Care

Jeff Nugent Launching Elayda Professional Skincare

The former Neutrogena president and Revlon chief executive officer is setting his sights on the professional skin care market.

clock January 26, 2012Belisa Silva

Coco Rocha


Ice Capades at The Standard

Johnny Weir and Sasha Cohen headlined the hotel’s Midwinter Skate Party in New York on Wednesday.

clock January 26, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Misha Nonoo and Wes Gordon

Fashion Features

FGI Honors Young Designers

Wes Gordon, Misha Nonoo tie for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in the category of women’s ready-to-wear.

clock January 26, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Codinha

The Flora Garden Collection


A New Garden for Gucci Flora

The house is launching a quintet of new scents, called The Flora Garden Collection, which is a play off of the hit Flora women’s franchise.

clock January 26, 2012Jennifer Weil

Hugo RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

A Bustling Berlin Fashion Week

A stronger-than-ever core of designers and brands took part in the runway shows, presentations and a slew of trade shows.

clock January 26, 2012Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Shades from Yves Saint Laurent’s new lip product, Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres.

Color Cosmetics

Yves Saint Laurent Releases Lip Color Hybrid

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres is a hybrid of lipstick, gloss and stain.

clock January 26, 2012Jennifer Weil

Carla Gugino in her dressing room.


The Road for Carla Gugino

At 40, the seasoned character actress is best known for two types of roles: the mom figure and more adult roles that tend to deploy her bombshell figure.

clock January 26, 2012Matthew Lynch

A view of Louis Vuitton's first Italian maison, located in Rome.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Opens Maison in Rome

The site was previously the city’s first cinema, the Etoile, which shuttered in 1991.

clock January 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Kooba Spring 2012 RTW


ANG Financing Cut, Firm Seeks Buyer

Accessories firm faces liquidity squeeze after loss of Wells Fargo financing.

clock January 26, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The new scent.


Coty Plans Roberto Cavalli Scent Launch

The designer’s signature women’s eau de parfum will debut the first week of February.

clock January 27, 2012Courtney Smith

Ricardo Fisas

Human Resources

Ricardo Fisas, Founder of Natura Bissé, Dies at 83

Fisas started the treatment company in Barcelona in 1979.

clock January 27, 2012WWD Staff

A design spread from the first issue of Bloomberg Pursuits.


Bloomberg to Launch Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

The first issue of Bloomberg Pursuits, which comes out next month, will reach most of the 310,000 subscribers to the Bloomberg Professional service.

clock January 27, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Betsey Johnson Dress in the Spotlight

The designer’s paper dress, popularized in the Sixties, is the subject of one of the monologues in the Off-Broadway play “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”

clock January 27, 2012Alessandra Codinha


Penney’s, FactoryMade Team Up

The retailer has entered a three-year partnership with FactoryMade Ventures, an entertainment-oriented consultancy.

clock January 27, 2012Evan Clark


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