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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 12hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 6hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 14hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Puig’s Net Climbs, Market Share Grows

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Overview

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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Financial

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

Memo Pad

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

Parties

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

Parties

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

Financial

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

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

Financial

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

Financial

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

Fragrance

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

People

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

Parties

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

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

Financial

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

Department Stores

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

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

Hair

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

Financial

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

Financial

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

Memo Pad

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

Digital

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

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

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

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

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

Memo Pad

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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