Firms ‘Kicking Tires’ Of Saks Fifth Avenue

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Activity on Saks Inc. stock simmered down as attention shifted to Saks chairman and ceo Stephen I. Sadove, his motivations for engineering a sale of the luxury chain and the list of potential buyers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fawaz Gruosi and Sharon Stone


Cannes Parties On

De Grisogono and Natalia Vodianova hosted shindigs on Tuesday night.

clock May 22, 2013Katya Foreman and Alessandra Codinha

Jessica Chastain at the world premiere of the restored version of "Cleopatra" in Cannes.


Toasting ‘Cleopatra’ in Cannes

Jessica Chastain hosts screening of the restored film starring Elizabeth Taylor.

clock May 22, 2013Katya Foreman

Petra Nemcova


Cannes Parties On in the Rain

“Wear some waterproof mascara” was Sharon Stone’s advice for braving the soggy film festival.

clock May 23, 2013Katya Foreman

Human Resources

Dunhill Taps Fabrizio Cardinali as CEO

Lancel executive is moved to Richemont maison as part of management shakeup.

clock May 23, 2013Miles Socha



Apax Partners to Acquire Rue21 for $1.1B

The deal is for all outstanding shares of the teen retailer at $42 a share.

clock May 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Interior of a Polo store in East Hampton.


Ralph Lauren to Roll Out Polo Stores Worldwide

News of the planned rollout was disclosed during the firm’s conference call following a report of fourth-quarter results, which beat Wall Street’s estimates.

clock May 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Francis Kurkdjian


Francis Kurkdjian: A Perfumer’s Uncommon Path

The celebrated French perfumer shared what led him to explore unexpected ways to capitalize on his creativity.

clock May 24, 2013Belisa Silva

Gina Boswell


Unilever’s Gina Boswell Rewrites the Rules of Success

For companies that want to win in today’s competitive and volatile world, being number one is no longer enough.

clock May 24, 2013Jenny B. Fine

Wendy Zomnir

Color Cosmetics

Urban Decay’s Wende Zomnir on ‘The Naked Truth’

“There really should be more innovation and individual brand definition in the beauty world,” she said.

clock May 24, 2013Julie Naughton

Brooke Shields, Dr. Tina Alster and Linda Wells.

Beauty Features

Allure’s Linda Wells Leads Panel on ‘Growing Older, Feeling Younger’

Brooke Shields and Dr. Tina Alster helped the magazine editor weigh the pros and cons of cosmetically dealing with the hands of time.

clock May 24, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Leonard A. Lauder

Human Resources

Leonard Lauder’s Vision

The keynote speaker at WWD’s Beauty Summit talked about lessons he learned in his storied career building the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock May 24, 2013Pete Born

Nathalie Remy

Marketing and Promotion

McKinsey & Company’s Nathalie Remy on Urban Growth

The presentation provided insight on how brands can expand their reach, specifically in terms of mega and middleweight cities.

clock May 24, 2013Jayme Cyk

Gordon Farquhar

Human Resources

Boots USA Chief Gordon Farquhar Talks Global Expansion

Alliance Boots’ partnership with Walgreens is expected to help fulfill the company’s vision of spreading beauty across the globe.

clock May 24, 2013Faye Brookman

Julia Golden

Beauty Features

Revlon’s Julia Goldin on Reviving an Iconic Brand

The company’s global chief marketing officer emphasized that for marketers it’s no longer about a point of difference, “it’s about a point of view.”

clock May 24, 2013Molly Prior

Ian Ginsberg


C.O. Bigelow’s Ian Ginsberg on Non-Digital Engagement

The 175-year-old apothecary’s president brought the crowd back to the physical world with a presentation centered on the in-store experience.

clock May 24, 2013Belisa Silva

Business Features

Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada on Growth, Acquisitions and More

Those were among the topics discussed at the luxury group’s annual general meeting in Milan.

clock May 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas

Human Resources

Founders Bertrand and Mathilde Thomas on Caudalie’s Growth

In the two-and-a-half years since they moved from France to the U.S. to grow their business, the brand has experienced a 35 percent growth in sales.

clock May 24, 2013Jayme Cyk

Carol Hamilton

Color Cosmetics

L’Oréal’s Carol Hamilton on Sustaining Growth in the Luxury Segment

The president of L’Oréal Luxe USA does not want to see an end to the double-digit growth the luxury beauty market has been experiencing.

clock May 24, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Michael Kaplan, Norma Kamali and Claire Chambers.

Human Resources

Norma Kamali Among Panelists to Discuss Female Empowerment

Claire Chambers, founder and ceo of lingerie store Journelle, and Michael Kaplan, cofounder and ceo of Fashion to Figure, have the same mission.

clock May 24, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Lampert: Sears $279M Loss ‘Not Acceptable’

Investors agreed and pushed shares of the firm down 11.9 percent in after-hours trading.

clock May 23, 2013Evan Clark

The entrance to the VC Signature store on Madison Avenue.


VC Signature Opening on Madison Avenue

The upscale line from Vince Camuto is getting ready to open its first retail location on Saturday.

clock May 23, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Corinne Jacques


Tsvetnoy: Russia’s New Department Store Concept

Central to the retailer’s first floor is the beauty section developed by Rive Gauche, the country’s largest retail chain selling perfumes and cosmetics.

clock May 24, 2013Vicki M. Young

Johan Lindeberg and Gisele Bündchen


Gisele Bündchen, Johan Lindeberg Toast BLK DNM Campaign

The model and the designer hosted a viewing of her portraits in New York on Wednesday.

clock May 23, 2013Kristi Garced

Hua Fang


Hua Fang of Shanghai Jahwa United on Doing Business in China

Fang took a three-pronged approach to explain the opportunities and challenges inherent in selling beauty and personal-care products in the country.

clock May 24, 2013Julie Naughton

Maria Malcom Beck


Bluemercury’s Marla Malcolm Beck Calls for Innovation

In a bid to kick-start new products with staying power, Beck shared her nine rules for creating smart, effective products.

clock May 24, 2013Molly Prior

A.G Lafley

Human Resources

A.G. Lafley Returning to Procter & Gamble

In a stunning and seemingly swift move, P&G has brought back Lafley as chairman, president and ceo, ousting his successor, Bob McDonald, effective immediately.

clock May 23, 2013Molly Prior

Lazaro Hernandez, Bonnie Brooks and Jack McCollough.


Parsons Honors Proenza Schouler, Bonnie Brooks

Parsons Fashion Benefit was held Wednesday night at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers.

clock May 23, 2013Jessica Iredale

A view of the Bon-Ton store.


Bon-Ton Narrows Net Loss for Q1

The Milwaukee-based department store chain is making progress in its turnaround.

clock May 23, 2013David Moin

Deb Hebretta

Marketing and Promotion

Procter & Gamble’s Deb Henretta on Digital Innovation

With a bold call for revolution, P&G’s group president of global beauty care kicked off the 2013 Beauty Summit.

clock May 24, 2013Jenny B. Fine

Ed Burstell


Liberty of London’s Ed Burstell Talks Retailing

In a conversation with Beauty Inc editor Jenny B. Fine, the retailer’s managing director shared his favorite off-beat retailers and views on stores as bores.

clock May 24, 2013Sharon Edelson

Aliza Jabès

Skin Care

Nuxe’s Aliza Jabès on Growing a Brand

Founder of the French brand shared how she turned a small laboratory into an international skin-care and spa brand.

clock May 24, 2013Faye Brookman

Saks turned in a gain of 9.3 percent.

Business Features

Firms ‘Kicking the Tires’ on Saks Inc.

Attention shifted to chairman and ceo Stephen Sadove’s motivations for engineering a sale of the luxury chain and the list of potential buyers.

clock May 24, 2013David Moin


Gap Sees 42.9% Profit Growth in Q1

Retailer added $100 million to its bottom line in the period and a bit more to its online sales total.

clock May 24, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli.


Golden Ticket: amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Turns 20 With Gilded Gala

A constellation of stars from the film, fashion and music industries turned out for the event held at the Hôtel du Cap on Thursday night.

clock May 24, 2013Katya Foreman and Alessandra Codinha


CBS News Goes Undercover in Bangladesh

In a two-part series, correspondent Holly Williams documented what appeared to be a series of safety and labor violations at Monde Apparels factory in Dhaka.

clock May 24, 2013Kristi Ellis

Nicole Miller with lasso in hand.

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Miller Appears on Episode of ‘Celebrity Bucket List’

The designer learned the ins and outs of bull-wrangling at a two-day crash course on a Phoenix ranch.

clock May 24, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Pierre Denis, Samantha Barks, Thandie Newton and Sandra Choi.

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo Hosts Dinner for Pre-Fall Collection

Creative director Sandra Choi found inspiration for the floral-themed collection in a book of Helmut Newton shoots.

clock May 24, 2013Naomi Attwood

Woolrich Woolen Mills Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Scoops

Mark McNairy Exits Woolrich Woolen Mills

This fall will be the final season from the designer and the label will go on hiatus for at least one season starting next spring.

clock May 24, 2013David Lipke

Behind the scenes of Dita Von Teese's Dita Eyewear ad campagin.

Fashion Scoops

Dita Eyewear Launching Campaign

The viral video and print ad campaign features tattoo artist Mark Mahoney and Dita Von Teese is inspired by old-school Hollywood glamour.

clock May 24, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos to Be Featured at Gucci Museum

The exhibit will open on June 19, during the upcoming edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo.

clock May 24, 2013Alessandra Turra

John Demsey and Lynne Greene

Human Resources

Gathering at the WWD Beauty Summit

Attendees came together in New York this week to grapple with issues challenging the industry’s future.

clock May 24, 2013WWD Staff


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