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China has its own crop of homegrown brands — some of which have thousands of stores but practically no name recognition internationally.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

The Björk Swedish Brasserie in Italy.


Feast for the Eye: Giuliana Rosset Opens Björk

The first Scandinavian cuisine project in Italy is located in Aosta, a small mountain city in the Val d’Aosta region, at the foot of the Italian Alps.

clock December 28, 2012Alessandra Ilari

Photo by Guy Bourdin from 1978.

Fashion Scoops

The Musée Galliera Unveils Model Exhibition

“Mannequin — le corps de la mode” opens on Feb. 1, 2013 at Les Docks, a new design and cultural center on the eastern fringes of the city.

clock December 21, 2012Shannon Loughran

A design by Walter Van Beirendonck.

Fashion Scoops

Monsters of Fashion Exhibition to Open in Paris

The exhibition was inspired by the transformative nature of contemporary fashion and animated characters in the digital age.

clock December 21, 2012Shannon Loughran

The cover of the first issue of Paris Chique.


Le Figaro Introduces ‘Paris Chique’

The French newspaper launches a lifestyle paper for Brazilian tourists visiting France.

clock December 28, 2012Laure Guilbault

Kate Somerville Body Glow Sunscreen

Skin Care

Kate Somerville Sets Sights on Korea

The brand is working with Spruce Korea to enter the market in early 2013.

clock December 27, 2012Julie Naughton

Herbal Essences Smooth Collection and the Shine Collection.


Herbal Essences Goes Retro

Come February, the brand will reintroduce two classic ranges — the Smooth Collection and the Shine Collection.

clock December 27, 2012Belisa Silva

Marketing and Promotion

Survey Reveals China’s Growing Desire for Green Products

A majority of Chinese consumers are likely to purchase products made from biobased ingredients that offer environmental benefits.

clock December 27, 2012Arthur Friedman

A look inside the Charles Dickens Museum.

Designer and Luxury

Great Restoration: Charles Dickens’ Home on View

The Georgian home of Victorian England’s greatest novelist has been transformed into an interactive museum.

clock December 27, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Estee Lauder's two-season, limited-edition assortment of makeup bags as a gift-with-purchase program with Lilly Pulitzer.

Color Cosmetics

Estée Lauder, Lilly Pulitzer Collaborate on Makeup Bags

The two-season, limited-edition assortment bowed this week.

clock December 27, 2012Julie Naughton

Shipping containers at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

Government and Trade

Obama Urges Deal in Port Talks

Union and management face Saturday night contract expiration.

clock December 27, 2012Arthur Friedman

The scene at the Comsoprof show in Hong Kong.

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Asia: All Eyes Turn to China

Chinese buyers were out in force and it seemed most of the exhibitors were either expanding in China or hoping to expand onto the Mainland.

clock December 27, 2012Ellen Sheng


Late Holiday Rush Falls Short

ShopperTrak reports big sequential weekly gains that translated into year-on-year declines.

clock December 27, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Exterior of Sephora store in India.


Sephora Enters India

The arrival of the retailer, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is being interpreted with an event loaded with meaning.

clock December 27, 2012Mayu Saini

Miss Universe winner Olivia Culpo.


Miss Universe Organization Signs Fragrance License

Set to launch in August — in time for the back-to-school shopping season — a trio of women’s scents will be available.

clock December 27, 2012Kristin Lisi


Fiscal Cliff Hits Investor and Consumer Confidence

Lawmakers are expected to start negotiations again on Sunday for some resolution before the Dec. 31 deadline.

clock December 27, 2012Vicki M. Young

A look from Oh Boy.


Bright Outlook in Rio de Janeiro

The fall 2013 collections look bright and breezy, like the city’s all-year-round tropical climate that’s especially sunny in the drier seasons.

clock December 28, 2012Adriana Brasileiro

Exterior of a Metersbonwe store in Shanghai, China.

Ready To Wear

Chinese Homegrown Brands to Watch

Chinese brands — some of which have thousands of stores but practically no name recognition internationally — are beginning to eye Western markets.

clock December 28, 2012Lara Farrar

Xi Jinping

Government and Trade

China’s Xi Jinping Faces Economic Challenges

Most experts agree that the country’s next president must focus more on homegrown innovation to shift into a new growth and development model.

clock December 28, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

An Aquasource Nuit product from Biotherm.

Skin Care

Biotherm Taps the Globe for New Ingredients

The L’Oréal-owned brand, which turned 60 this year, is revisiting its origins in the life aquatic.

clock December 28, 2012Jennifer Weil


J. Crew’s CEO Responds to New York Times’ Op-ed

Millard “Mickey” Drexler wasted little time in responding to Delia Ephron’s Dec. 23 piece that castigated the company for a botched online gift order.

clock December 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Bottega Veneta Taps Peter Lindbergh for Campaign

Shot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the images look like movie scenes and capture the brand’s spring collection.

clock December 28, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Bills Khakis Gets New Investor

Private-equity firm Larsen MacColl Partners has taken a majority stake in the brand.

clock December 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin, YSL Suit Dismissed

A Manhattan federal district court entered a final order Thursday confirming that Louboutin has no further claims against Yves Saint Laurent.

clock December 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Former Jones Exec Joins Nygård

As director of design for bottoms, Felicia Jackson will focus on the Peter Nygård brand.

clock December 28, 2012Lisa Lockwood


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