Arnault Preaches a Long-Term View

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Fifty years from now, will people still be using iPhones? Who knows, but luxury titan Bernard Arnault is certain they’ll still be sipping Dom Perignon.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Timing, Weather Help March Sales

Gap, Macy’s among stores beating monthly expectations.

clock April 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Gucci America’s President Exits

Laura Lendrum was in post for two years.

clock April 5, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Bernard Arnault addressing LVMH shareholders.

Designer and Luxury

Bernard Arnault on the Long-Term View

The luxury titan addressed back-to-back shareholders’ meetings for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior SA.

clock April 5, 2012Miles Socha

Dot by Marc Jacobs.


Marc Jacobs’ New Girl: Dot Fragrance Unveiled

According to her creator, the scent is charming, spirited and energetic and driven by a fanciful red bottle.

clock April 5, 2012Julie Naughton

Omar Sy


‘The Intouchables’ Lands in New York

The French sensation had its Stateside debut on Wednesday at the Museum of Modern Art.

clock April 5, 2012Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Honduran Labor Practices Draw Union Ire

AFL-CIO and 12 local labor organizations have filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging violations of CAFTA protocol.

clock April 5, 2012Kristi Ellis


March Comp Crux

March didn’t just go out like a lamb but arrived like one, too.

clock April 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr


J.C. Penney Cuts 900 Jobs as Firm Streamlines Operations

The retailer’s reinvention is impacting its head count.

clock April 5, 2012David Moin

Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensée


Esxence Fragrance Fair Celebrates Niche Scents

Of 155 international brands that showcased their wares at Milan’s annual perfume salon, a third of them were new this year.

clock April 5, 2012Cynthia Martens

A look at Mary Kay's Virtual Makeover.


Direct Sellers Reinvent Channel Through Technology

A number of players have replaced the doorbell with e-mail, and the glossy brochure with an iPad app.

clock April 5, 2012Molly Prior


Parfums de Coeur Said Seeking Buyer

President James Stammer, reached at the company’s Darien, Conn. headquarters, would not comment on the market reports.

clock April 5, 2012Faye Brookman and Evan Clark

Uma Thurman in Lanvin.


Barneys New York, Uma Thurman Fete Lanvin

The actress and the retailer co-hosted a presentation of Lanvin’s fall collection with Alber Elbaz to celebrate his 10 years at the label.

clock April 5, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Human Resources

Wal-Mart Seeks to Empower Women Factory Workers

Five-year program teaching critical life skills will be shared with other retailers.

clock April 5, 2012Evan Clark

Products from the M-61 skin care line.


Outside the Box: Retailers Launch Skin Care Brands

Beauty emporiums including Ulta, Sephora and CVS are flexing their muscles in the category.

clock April 6, 2012Belisa Silva and Faye Brookman


Finalists Named for Magazine of the Year

This year, Esquire, New York, The New Yorker, Popular Mechanics and Time are up for the National Magazine Awards’ top prize.

clock April 6, 2012David Lipke

Media Teams With Glamour for Virtual Pop-Up Shop

The site will feature a collection of curated beauty offerings, chosen by editors and the staff.

clock April 6, 2012Belisa Silva


Diego Della Valle Sounds Off Against RCS Mediagroup

Tod’s chairman and ceo, who has a stake of more than 5 percent in the publishing group, was displeased with the decisions made by the main shareholders.

clock April 6, 2012Luisa Zargani


Zoë Bruns Headed for J. Crew

Harper’s Bazaar’s photography and bookings director has left the publication for the post of vice president of brand design.

clock April 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld to Design VIP Helicopters

Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland is initially focusing on its AW139 twin-turbine helicopter, though the partnership may be extended.

clock April 6, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Eric Langon Exiting Lancel

Executive is headed to Sonia Rykiel, where he will start work as managing director on April 16.

clock April 6, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Andy Hilfiger Taking Andrew Charles Line on West Coast Road Trip

The brand has staged fashion shows and concerts at Macy’s San Diego and Temecula, Calif., stores, and is headed for the Sherman Oaks, Calif. store next.

clock April 6, 2012Marcy Medina

Clare Waight Keller

Fashion Scoops

Chloé CEO Hosts Dinner for Clare Waight Keller

After working flat out in Paris for months, the brand’s designer is looking forward to an upcoming a two-week break.

clock April 6, 2012Miles Socha

Francisco Costa, John Pawson and Italo Zucchelli.

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein Fetes John Pawson’s New Tome

The brand’s creative directors, Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, were among the guests to turn out for the celebration of the architect’s latest book.

clock April 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Camilla Belle in Cotton Incorporated's “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Marketing and Promotion

Cotton Inc. Taps Emmy Rossum, Camilla Belle for New Campaign

Doing its own take on “A Tale of Two Cities,” television spots will highlight the actresses in their hometowns of New York and Los Angeles.

clock April 6, 2012Kristi Ellis

Matt Bernson


Matt Bernson Opens First Store

The accessories designer is in expansion-mode, expanding its footwear, handbag and jewelry offering.

clock April 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Inside the Ferragamo flagship store.

Designer and Luxury

Salvatore Ferragamo Goes Big on Fifth Ave.

Italian luxury brand today unveils its newly renovated New York flagship which, at 20,000 square feet, is its largest store in the world.

clock April 6, 2012Sharon Edelson


Paul Marciano Testimony Wraps Up

The Guess chief executive officer took the stand for the last time in the Gucci versus Guess trial.

clock April 5, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


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