Ferragamo’s Profits Climb 81% in Half

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The Italian fashion house on Thursday reported an 81 percent jump in first-half net profits to 81 million euros, or $106.1 million, compared to 45 million euros, or $58 million, in the same period last year. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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H&M, Uniqlo Expand to New Markets

The Swedish chain will open in South Africa while the Japanese brand will set up shop in Germany.

clock August 29, 2013Amanda Kaiser

A Carrefour hypermarket in Changzhou, China.


Carrefour Profits Rise 4.9% in H1

Southern Europe’s economic woes dented revenues, which slipped 0.8 percent.

clock August 29, 2013Miles Socha

Backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2013

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Leap 81% in Half

Lifted by growth in all markets, driven by the retail channel in China, the luxury brand posted a stellar performance in the first six months of the year.

clock August 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

Reiss Grey Flower for women


Reiss Entering Fragrance Market

The British high-street brand, a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, will launch two perfumes — one for men and one for women.

clock August 29, 2013Julia Neel

The L'Oréal Paris relaunched site.


L’Oréal Posts $2.25B First-Half Profit

The French beauty giant reported “historically high” operating income and reiterated its full-year targets.

clock August 29, 2013Jennifer Weil

An ad for the Boucheron Place Vendôme fragrance.


Boucheron’s New Scent an Ode to Place Vendôme

Called Boucheron Place Vendôme, it is also the first feminine line the brand’s current fragrance licensee, Inter Parfums SA, has developed.

clock August 29, 2013Jennifer Weil

The Essie Gel device.

Color Cosmetics

Essie Launching Professional Gel Service

The brand’s goal is to increase its salon presence and step up the gel manicure experience.

clock August 30, 2013Belisa Silva

Anne Hildalgo


Q&A: Anne Hidalgo, Mayoral Candidate in Paris

The Socialist contender for the city’s first female mayor talked to WWD about her politics and daily life.

clock August 30, 2013Laure Guilbault

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Expands Madison Avenue Flagship

Along with the extra space comes a new floor plan, with women’s wear occupying the entire first floor and all men’s wear now situated on the second floor.

clock August 30, 2013David Lipke

A view of Louis Vuitton's Timeless Muses at The Tokyo Station Hotel.


Louis Vuitton Toasts ‘Timeless Muses’ in Tokyo

The brand hosted a party for its exhibition honoring a handful of inspiring women, but Fiona Apple probably made the biggest impression of the evening.

clock August 30, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.


J.C. Penney Shares Hit 52-Week Low

The decline came a day after former board member William Ackman sold his 39.1 million shares of the retailer.

clock August 29, 2013Vicki M. Young

PacSun pop-up store in Soho.


Specialty Retailers Post Losses

Both Bebe Stores Inc. and Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. reported after the markets closed.

clock August 29, 2013Vicki M. Young

Carolina Herrera in a photo from the brand's Instagram account.

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera Takes to Social Media to Boost Bridal

A contest, which is in conjunction with Town & Country magazine, will ask brides-to-be to submit boards on Pinterest.

clock August 30, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Ready To Wear

Sandrine Lilienfeld Joins Gérard Darel as President

She succeeds Marianne Romestain at the French fashion firm.

clock August 30, 2013Miles Socha

An ad for Guess Night.


Guess Launching New Men’s Scent

Guess Night is intended to marry fashion and fragrance with a downtown edge.

clock August 30, 2013Julie Naughton

Erin Joy Schmidt as Isabella Blow and Noah Levine as Philip Treacy.


Isabella Blow’s Life Gets Adapted for Stage

Twenty-three-year-old playwright Jessica Farr’s “Blow Me” runs through Sunday in her home city of Miami.

clock August 30, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Celebrity Kids to Make Runway Debut

Kids of celebrities get their moment on the runway during New York Fashion Week, when Haddad Brands stages the first Kids Rock! show in Grand Central Terminal.

clock August 29, 2013David Moin

Pharrell Williams


Moncler Links With Pharrell Williams

The musician and producer has designed a men’s and women’s range of Moncler Lunettes sunglasses and will front the advertising campaign for the brand.

clock August 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Christian Siriano

Fashion Features

Christian Siriano Looks to Build His House

The 27-year-old designer wants to push beyond eveningwear into multiple categories and become a true lifestyle brand. The next step is beauty.

clock August 30, 2013Belisa Silva

A visual from the JLove campaign.


Jennifer Lopez Adds Love to Scent Lineup

JLove, an exclusive to Kohl’s, will hit counters in October.

clock August 30, 2013Julie Naughton

The Beauty Mark app.


Critical Mass: Shoppers Bypass Counters for Beauty Advice Online

These more-educated consumers are changing the complexion of service in retail stores from “show me how” to “show me where” to find the products used on sites.

clock August 30, 2013Faye Brookman

A Sephora store in Mexico.


Mexican Beauty Market Barrels Along

The country’s beauty industry is expected to continue on a roll by growing 6 percent to just over $10 billion this year.

clock August 30, 2013Ivan Castano

Archana Kochhar

Fashion Features

Indian Textiles on Display at Lakme Fashion Week

Silks sourced from throughout India with special attention to the weaves, chiffons and georgettes replaced the overwhelming bling of previous seasons.

clock August 30, 2013Mayu Saini

NFL Juniors ad features teen star Zendaya.

Marketing and Promotion

NFL Teams With Teen Star Zendaya for Juniors Campaign

This is the first time a celebrity talent will be featured in a print campaign for the line for tweens and teens.

clock August 30, 2013Karyn Monget

Adriana Lima in black-and-white and color.

Fashion Scoops

Garage Magazine’s Next Issue Features Two Covers

American conceptual artist John Baldessari reimagined the second cover of Adriana Lima, adding colorful pops and disguising her chiseled face.

clock August 30, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Kitson and Licensee Back in Court

The retailer is suing Lucas Design for failing to pay royalties and wrongfully selling licensed Kitson merchandise to mass-market and discount stores.

clock August 30, 2013Rachel Brown

Robin Thicke on the cover of Treats magazine

Fashion Scoops

Robin Thicke Returns the Favor to Treats Magazine

To thank the title for inspiring his “Blurred Lines” video, the singer will perform Wednesday night at a party in his honor.

clock August 30, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Amanda Hearst at Hearst Castle.


Oliver Peoples Taps Amanda Hearst

The eyewear brand’s resort-spring ad campaign will debut in October.

clock August 30, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Kira Plastinina’s First Lublu Store Bows in U.S.

Guests at the Dallas opening included Fivestory owner Claire Distenfeld, stylists Logan Horne and Anya Ziourova and a number of Dallas socials.

clock August 30, 2013Holly Haber


Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang to Speak at Leadership Panel

The executive is leaving the company in September.

clock August 30, 2013Erik Maza


Lagardère Sales Up 0.5% in First Half

Sales were boosted by the strong growth in audiovisual production activities, while magazine revenues in France fell by 5.6 percent.

clock August 30, 2013Laure Guilbault


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The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 15hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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