Bertelli Sounds Off as Prada Net Soars

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Patrizio Bertelli was in typically outspoken form Thursday. As Prada SpA reported a 72.2 percent jump in net profits, its chief appeared at a live-streamed conference in which he outlined expansion plans.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Dolores Chaplin


Ferragamo’s Night at the Museum

Hilary Swank was among VIPs ogling a newly restored Leonardo da Vinci.

clock March 28, 2012Miles Socha

Minka Kelly in Valentino.


Valentino Fetes 50 in L.A.

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli hosted a cocktail party at the brand’s new Rodeo Drive outpost.

clock March 28, 2012Marcy Medina

Maria Grazia Chirui, Kim Kardashian and Pierpaolo Piccioli.


Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Take In L.A.

The Valentino design duo had the 48-hour whirlwind Los Angeles experience this week.

clock March 28, 2012Marcy Medina

A view of the Free People flagship in New York.


Free People Stretches Out in NYC

The retailer on Friday will unveil its biggest store, a two-level 7,000-square-foot flagship at 10 West 49th Street in Rockefeller Center.

clock March 28, 2012Sharon Edelson



H&M to Launch New Retail Chain

Swedish high street retailer invests in the long-term, putting margins under pressure.

clock March 29, 2012Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Neiman Marcus to Pay $442M Dividend

Equity partners are believed to be considering an IPO, possibly later this year.

clock March 29, 2012David Moin

Patrizio Bertelli

Business Features

Patrizio Bertelli Sounds Off as Prada Net Soars

Italian firm ends IPO year on a high note, reporting a 72.2 percent jump in net profits.

clock March 29, 2012Luisa Zargani

Human Resources

Stage Stores Names Michael Glazer Interim CEO

Former president and ceo Andy Hall has left the company to pursue other interests.

clock March 29, 2012Vicki M. Young

An ad visual for Nautica's Aqua Rush.


Nautica Plans May Launch for Aqua Rush

The sporty, experiential scent is designed to appeal to a younger man than the brand’s classic fragrances.

clock March 29, 2012Julie Naughton

Aurelie Bidermann and Garance Doré

Fashion Scoops

Barneys, Garance Doré Fete Aurélie Bidermann

The dinner at Il Buco on Tuesday night feted the jewelry designer’s new collection for the retailer, Bidermann for Barneys.

clock March 29, 2012Allan Kustanovich

Ivanka Trump


Lord & Taylor Hosts Ivanka Trump Runway Show

She had all the key trends of the season covered for her first runway show for her own collection: equestrian, geometric and feminine.

clock March 29, 2012Antonia Sardone


Movado Swings Into Black for Fourth Qtr., Year

Company cited improved brand positioning and refined product lines.

clock March 29, 2012Vicki M. Young

Essie cosmetics.

Marketing and Promotion

Cosmoprof Spotlights Need for Innovation

The annual trade fair convened in Bologna, Italy, with a sense of urgency about the future of both the exhibition and the Italian beauty industry.

clock March 29, 2012Pete Born and Cynthia Martens and Jennifer Weil

CVS’ Beauty 360 location in Mission Viejo, Calif.


CVS Retreats From Prestige Beauty

The retailer plans to shutter all 25 Beauty 360 locations and cease operation of the boutique’s e-commerce business on May 19.

clock March 29, 2012Molly Prior and Faye Brookman


Moody’s Raises Apparel Industry Outlook

Credit ratings agency has changed its outlook, which represents expectations for business conditions over the next 12 to 18 months, to “positive.”

clock March 29, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier’s Prismick Portraits

Photographic portraits of women from around the world were commissioned by the designer to promote the launch of the house’s accessories collection.

clock March 29, 2012Alyssa Bailey

Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons to Launch Yoga Brand Tantris

The lifestyle collection will include categories such as women’s and men’s activewear, meditation beads, yoga mats, pillows and scented candles.

clock March 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

1999: Laspata DeCaro wins the Estée Lauder and Revlon accounts.

Marketing and Promotion

Film Strip: 25 Years at Laspata DeCaro

Highlights from the boutique ad agency’s cinematic body of work.

clock March 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Charles DeCaro and Rocco Laspata

Marketing and Promotion

The Storytellers: Laspata and DeCaro Look Back on 25 Years

“Every picture tells a story” has been the mantra of this boutique ad agency from the beginning.

clock March 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Helena Christensen and banana leaf, 1993.

Marketing and Promotion

Controversies and Cappuccino: Laspata DeCaro’s Cinematic Moments

Over the years, the agency’s ads have generated plenty of press with controversial imagery.

clock March 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Guerlain Patriarch Found Guilty

Perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain will have to pay a fine for uttering a racial slur during an interview on French television.

clock March 30, 2012Joelle Diderich and Camilla Vogt

Fashion Scoops

Saks CEO Stephen Sadove Sells Shares

Retailer’s chairman and ceo sold 100,000 shares of common stock on Wednesday, according to a SEC filing Thursday.

clock March 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Nike Scores Early Victory Over Reebok in Pending Suit

A Manhattan federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing Reebok from making or selling any unauthorized Tim Tebow merchandise.

clock March 30, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Dolce & Gabbana Sues Cape Town Retailer

A seaside costume jewelry retailer has been slapped with a lawsuit by Italian luxury label for naming her store “Dolce and Banana.”

clock March 30, 2012Bambina Wise

Turquoise and smoky topaz necklace.

Fashion Scoops

Bergdorf Goodman Hosts Stephen Dweck Retrospective

Five special showcases on the main floor, plus a window, and the ongoing in-store boutique display his masterful one-of-a-kind archival jewelry.

clock March 30, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Laudomia Pucci to Receive Honor

French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand will name Emilio Pucci’s vice president a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres.

clock March 30, 2012Alessandra Turra

Rona Pfeiffer with her designs at her Elizabeth Charles shop-in-shop.

Fashion Scoops

Jewelry Designer Rona Pfeiffer Pops Up in NYC

The former film agent turned jewelry designer celebrated the launch of her shop-in-shop at the Elizabeth Charles boutique in the West Village on Tuesday night.

clock March 30, 2012Kristi Garced

The official True Religion Web site.


True Religion Wins $863.9M Cybersquatting Suit

Court rules against group of 106 defendants operating 282 Web sites.

clock March 30, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fall looks from Original Penguin.

Ready To Wear

Original Penguin to Offer Full Women’s Collection

For fall, the company added outerwear, dresses, sweaters and skirts that complement the men’s mix.

clock March 30, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Joe Fresh store


Joe Fresh Opens on Fifth Ave.

A bright shade of orange heralds the arrival of the Canadian retailer in Midtown Manhattan, where it today opens a 15,000-square-foot flagship.

clock March 30, 2012Sharon Edelson


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