Puig’s Net Climbs, Market Share Grows

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Puig is gobbling up market share. The fragrance and fashion group on Thursday reported a 19 percent leap in net profits last year, driven by gains in international markets.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Leslie Wexner’s Pay Slips to $19.2M

Limited ceo receives $1.9M in salary and $4.9 million bonus.

clock March 20, 2012Evan Clark

Christopher Makos cover shot for the debut issue of Vault.


Barton Weiss Launches Vault Magazine

The 238-page debut May issue of the event planner’s new quarterly is a mashup of socializing, entertainment and fashion.

clock April 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Alina Cho in CD Greene.


New Yorkers For Children Hosts Annual Fool’s Fete

Doutzen Kroes, Selita Ebanks and Coco Rocha were among the crowd at the charity’s annual spring benefit.

clock April 11, 2012Matthew Lynch

Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Nicholas Hytner and Damien Lewis


Off the Cuff at ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

The National Theatre company brought the ad-lib-heavy show to Broadway for a preview performance on Tuesday, followed by a private dinner at The Lambs Club.

clock April 11, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Tadashi Yanai


Fast Retailing Ups Earnings Forecast

Net profit grew 38.7 percent year-on-year for the six months ended Feb. 29.

clock April 12, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Sketch of a costume for "The Marriage of Figaro"'s character Cherubino.

Fashion Scoops

Jean Paul Gaultier to Stage Show in Beijing

Couturier is also designing costumes for the opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” to premiere on June 20 at the Opéra et Orchestre national de Montpellier.

clock April 12, 2012Miles Socha


Puig Net Climbs, Market Share Grows

Firm on Thursday reported a 19 percent leap in net profits last year to 155 million euros, or $215.8 million, driven by gains in international markets.

clock April 12, 2012Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Jean-Paul Agon


L’Oréal Sales Up 9.4% in First Quarter

The French beauty giant today said it registered growth in all of its geographic branches and product divisions.

clock April 12, 2012Jennifer Weil

Kate Walsh


Kate Walsh Launches Second ‘Boyfriend’ Fragrance

The actress is not the kind of beauty entrepreneur to be hamstrung by industry norms.

clock April 12, 2012Rachel Brown

Natalie Portman

Human Resources

Natalie Portman Tours Paris With Dior

The actress spent a whirlwind few days in the city for her role as an ambassador for such beauty products as Diorskin Nude foundation.

clock April 12, 2012Jennifer Weil

Glenn Close


Christie’s Hosts Green Auction

The proceedings benefited four water-specific NGOs: Oceana, Conservation International, Central Park Conservancy and Natural Resources Defense Council.

clock April 12, 2012Alessandra Codinha

A look inside Monika Chiang's SoHo store.

Designer and Luxury

Monika Chiang Opens SoHo Store

This is the second shop for the nightclub manager turned designer, whose contemporary lifestyle brand launched for fall 2011.

clock April 12, 2012Jessica Iredale


Brunello Cucinelli Road Show Set After Final OK for Listing

On Thursday, the luxury fashion firm received the green light from Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa.

clock April 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

A view of the Lord & Taylor store.


Lord & Taylor Opens in Westchester’s Ridge Hill

The store, with its $1 million glass-steel facade and glossy all-white interior, is the retailer’s most unconventional and contemporary to date.

clock April 12, 2012David Moin

Diorskin Nude foundation.

Color Cosmetics

Dior Set to Launch Diorskin Nude Foundation

The introduction comes three years following the initial launch of the franchise.

clock April 12, 2012Jennifer Weil

The CHI Touch Dryer


Farouk Unveils Touch-Screen Blow Dryer

The makers of the celebrated CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron are hoping to again shake up the hair tool category with the launch.

clock April 12, 2012Belisa Silva

Products from Alterna.


Alterna Outlines 2012 Expansion Strategy

The natural but high-performance professional line is poised to generate between $35 million and $55 million by end of the fiscal year.

clock April 12, 2012Belisa Silva


Talbots Posts $53.3M Loss in Fourth Quarter

Ailing retailer said it continued to explore its “strategic alternatives” — corporate speak for looking for a buyer.

clock April 12, 2012Evan Clark


Jordan Daly Departs From True Religion

The vice president of brand strategy, marketing and public relations has left the company after a little over a year.

clock April 13, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Imports Down, Made in America Pushed

Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. fell 6.4 percent in February to 3.9 billion square meter equivalents from a year earlier.

clock April 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

Style For Hire’s homepage at styleforhire.com


Stacy London’s Style for the Masses

Style for Hire, the new digital venture from the host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” will make its official launch today.

clock April 13, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Madonna in Dolce & Gabbana.

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Mayhem at Macy’s

The material girl met her fans Thursday night at the retailer’s Herald Square flagship in New York for the launch of her first fragrance, Truth or Dare.

clock April 13, 2012Julie Naughton and Matthew Lynch

Carolina Herrera de Baez

Fashion Scoops

Carolina Herrera Baez Launches Mini Matryoshka Handbag Line

“The size is an ode to my mother who is always complaining that I wear my bags too big,” the designer said with a laugh.

clock April 13, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Designers Turn Out for New Museum Gala

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Francisco Costa, Adam Kimmel, Narciso Rodriguez and Cynthia Rowley all joined an artsy crowd.

clock April 13, 2012Matthew Lynch

The Madewell Airstream heading cross-country.

Ready To Wear

Madewell Ready for Ramp Up

After much work over the last six years establishing a distinct fashion identity, the brand has been green-lighted for expansion.

clock April 13, 2012David Moin


British Elle to Feature David Beckham on July Cover

The title has already begun to trumpet the news of its cover star for the month.

clock April 13, 2012Nina Jones


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