Stores Up Budgets Despite So-so Paris

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Despite a so-so runway season in Paris, retailers said there were enough rich touches — plus a bumper crop of refined daywear — to justify maintaining or increasing their budgets.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carrefour 2011 Net Slides 14.3 Percent

emerging markets remain the growth engine for the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

clock March 8, 2012Katya Foreman

Nathalie Tribouillard and her father Daniel Tribouillard

Fashion Scoops

Leonard Chief Honored in Paris

Nathalie Tribouillard-Chassaing decorated as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

clock March 8, 2012Devorah Lauter

H&M store in Paris.

Fashion Features

Muted Excitement for Marni at H&M

Collection attracted thousands of shoppers worldwide Thursday for the launch of its one-off collaboration.

clock March 8, 2012WWD Staff

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Kings Cross St Pancras Station.

Fashion Scoops

Queen Kicks Off U.K. Diamond Jubilee Tour

Royals visit England’s East Midlands and are to attend a student fashion show.

clock March 8, 2012Nina Jones

A view of the "Louis Vuitton-Marc Jacobs" exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.


Louis Vuitton’s Big Trunk Show

Gwyneth Paltrow, Harvey Weinstein, Sarah Jessica Parker and “Twilight” stars fete the exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs.

clock March 8, 2012Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

John Varvatos Men's RTW Fall 2012

Business Features

Lion Capital Acquires Majority of John Varvatos

Men’s wear brand has found a new home at last, with a parent that expects to substantially grow the label domestically and abroad.

clock March 8, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

The Simply Vera Vera Wang cosmetics line.

Color Cosmetics

Vera Wang Enters Color Cosmetics With Kohl’s

The designer, along with the BeautyBank division of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., will release a 74-stockkeeping-unit line in April.

clock March 8, 2012Julie Naughton


Time Inc. Makes Lifestyle Moves

Chief executive officer Laura Lang announced a few changes at the top of the company today.

clock March 8, 2012Amy Wicks

Bumble and bumble's Color Minded collection.


Bumble to Launch Color Protecting Range

Inspired by the work of its colorists, Bb’s upcoming hair care collection is designed to protect salon color jobs.

clock March 8, 2012Belisa Silva

Harvey Weinstein


A Moment With Harvey Weinstein

The Hollywood mogul was decorated with the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Here, Weinstein talks about the honor, fashion and cinema.

clock March 8, 2012Katya Foreman

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

Stores Up Budgets Despite So-so Paris

Buyers praised the bounty of luxurious and lustrous fabrics and strong offerings of outerwear and knitwear.

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More Names Floated in Avon CEO Search

The din surrounding the beauty firm’s search has also prompted several people who were once thought to be lead contenders to distance themselves from the post.

clock March 8, 2012Molly Prior

Business Features

Fashion Firms Find Receptive Investors

At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Consumer & Retail Conference, fashion execs discussed omni-channel makeovers and overseas opportunities.

clock March 8, 2012Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark

Outside the Neiman Marcus store.


Neiman Marcus Expands in Northern California

Retailer today opens its 42nd full-line store and its third in the San Francisco Bay Area, located in the affluent East Bay suburb of Walnut Creek.

clock March 8, 2012Joanna Ramey

An ad from Estée Lauder.

Skin Care

Estée Lauder Adds to Re-Nutriv Line

Re-Creation Face Crème and Night Serum, and Eye Balm and Night Serum for Eyes, will hit counters at its top 100 U.S. doors this month.

clock March 9, 2012Rachel Brown


Checking in With Condé Nast’s Dawn Ostroff

The president of Condé Nast Entertainment is taking her time assembling the company’s new division.

clock March 9, 2012John Koblin

Cameron Diaz

Fashion Scoops

Tag Heuer Taps Cameron Diaz

The actress is the brand’s new ambassador and the muse for its new Link Lady collection.

clock March 9, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Sharon Stone to Host AmfAR Gala in Brazil

The event, set for April 26 in São Paulo, will be held at the home of Dinho Diniz and will feature tributes to photographer Mario Testino and John Demsey.

clock March 9, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Parsons Hosts Q&A With Isabel and Ruben Toledo

The duo bared a bit of their creative lives with Simon Collins during a public chat Tuesday night.

clock March 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Katharine Hamnett, Coop Partner for Capsule Line

Collection by designer for Italian supermarket chain celebrates the international year of cooperation.

clock March 9, 2012Fabiana Repaci

Suze Yalof Schwartz (center) with Grace Hinds (right) and her winning outfit worn by model Victoria Brito.

Fashion Scoops

Lord & Taylor Names Winner in Student Stylist Competition

LIM College student Grace Hinds topped a field of 100 in the competition and took home the $10,000 grand prize.

clock March 9, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Prince Harry Continues Diamond Jubilee Tour

Having had a meet and greet with Miss Bahamas and raced the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, the prince is taking his adventure to São Paulo.

clock March 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from Dior RTW Fall 2012.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Hide and Chic

Worked to fantastic effect, leather was a leading trend on the Paris runways.

clock March 9, 2012WWD Staff


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