Stores See Promotions Running More Rampant

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Promote now — and worry about the margins later. That seems to be the mind-set of U.S. retailers as they get set for the all-important holiday season.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Color Cosmetics

Iman Enters CC Cream Category

Iman wanted her take on the multitasking skin care/cosmetics hybrid to address hard-to-match multicultural skin tones.

clock November 21, 2013Belisa Silva

Koji Tatsuno, fall 1993. Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Gift of Mr. Koji Tatsuno.

Designer and Luxury

Avant-Garde Beauty, Japanese Style

Some stellar examples of fashion transfiguration are on display in “Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion,” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.

clock November 19, 2013Katherine Bowers

Drew Barrymore in a Coach cape and bag.


Coach Gets Festive for the Holidays

Drew Barrymore, Camilla Belle and James Marsden were among the attendees who dusted off their dancing shoes for a casual house party.

clock November 20, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Julianne Moore


Balenciaga Fetes SoHo Store

Guests, including Julianne Moore and Max Snow, idled in the foyer of the sleek space, taking it all in.

clock November 20, 2013Taylor Harris


L Brands Earnings Beat Estimates

Retailer’s third-quarter profits rise 25.4 percent despite pullback on gross margin.

clock November 20, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Outside a Sears store.

Business Features

Sears Loss Widens in Q3

Net income and sales both fell in the period.

clock November 21, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

OPI Founder, CEO George Schaeffer Retires

Mary van Praag named general manager of Coty’s OPI division.

clock November 21, 2013Evan Clark

The exterior of an Abercrombie & Fitch.


Abercrombie & Fitch Beats Reduced Guidance

Third-quarter loss is lower than projected when it warned on profits Nov. 5.

clock November 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Stage Store Inc. operates under five different nameplates.


Stage Stores Q3 Net Loss Widens

The loss in the period was $11 million, or 34 cents a diluted share, from a loss of $8.9 million, or 28 cents, a year ago.

clock November 21, 2013Vicki M. Young


Stein Mart Inc. Posts Improved Q3 Results

Net sales rose 6.1 percent to $290.5 million from $272.7 million, while comps rose 4.8 percent.

clock November 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Aldo Coppola

Human Resources

Aldo Coppola, Italian Hairstylist, Dies at 73

Known for his natural approach to styling and his savvy entrepreneurial attitude, Coppola has been a key figure on the international scene for half a century.

clock November 21, 2013Alessandra Turra

Exterior of a Buckle store.


Buckle Earnings, Comps Down in Q3

Profit falls 5 cents short of analysts’ consensus estimate of 90 cents.

clock November 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

The main selling space of Guerlain’s revamped Paris flagship.

Beauty Features

Guerlain Unveils Revamped Champs-Élysées Flagship

The brand’s historic address, originally opened in 1913, has doubled in size and was designed by Peter Marino.

clock November 21, 2013Alex Wynne

The beauty concierge in the Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand.


New Concept for Nordstrom Beauty

The store is giving its beauty departments a fresher, more contemporary look designed to give customers more individualized ways to shop.

clock November 21, 2013Rachel Brown


Bon-Ton Cuts Q3 Loss, Expenses

Loss well below Wall Street’s expectations as expenses are reined in.

clock November 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Vanessa Traina, Max Snow and Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea in Rodarte.


New Museum Honors Next Generation of Artists

The museum’s Next Generation party on Wednesday night recognized emerging artists and raised funds for the museum.

clock November 21, 2013Kristi Garced

Products from DevaCurl.

Human Resources

Tengram Invests in DevaCurl, Names President

As part of the deal, Tengram Capital Partners has also tapped hair industry veteran Colin Walsh to be president of the company.

clock November 21, 2013Belisa Silva

A Story Lately Told


Anjelica Huston Celebrates New Book

The memoir, titled “A Story Lately Told,” is her first after a long and celebrated career in film.

clock November 21, 2013David Lipke and Erik Maza

A Target store.


Target’s Q3 Net Profits Decline

Comp-store sales increased 0.9 percent in the quarter, which is near the low end of the retailer’s prior guidance.

clock November 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Roberto Cavalli at Oxford.

Fashion Features

Roberto Cavalli Speaks at Oxford University

The designer charmed a 100-plus group of students with tales of flower-printed leather, denim patchworking and his passion for staring at clouds.

clock November 22, 2013Samantha Conti

Outside the Gap store

Business Features

Gap Q3 Net Up 9.4%

Sales expand 2.9 percent on a 1 percent comp climb.

clock November 21, 2013David Moin and Arnold J. Karr


Cato Profit Expands on Small Sales Bump

Expects comps for fourth quarter to be flat to down 3 percent.

clock November 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

A Ross store


Ross Stores Posts Q3 Gains

Net income rose 7.6 percent to $171.6 million.

clock November 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Jami Morse Heidegger

Human Resources

Jami Morse Heidegger Returns With Luxe Line

Retrouvé, her four-product anti-aging skin-care collection, launches this month in Europe.

clock November 22, 2013Jennifer Weil

Inside the Coach store in Madrid.

Designer and Luxury

Coach Opens Madrid Flagship

The accessories brand pulled out the stops this week to celebrate the opening of its new location on Calle Serrano.

clock November 22, 2013Barbara Barker


Speculation Mounts for Hugo Lindgren’s Successor

Leading candidates include T: The New York Times Style Magazine editor Deborah Needleman and Sam Sifton, the Times’ former national news editor.

clock November 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Nars Sets U.S. Expansion Plans

In addition to its new SoHo flagship, set to open Monday, the brand plans to open a New York City location on Madison Avenue and a Las Vegas outpost.

clock November 22, 2013Julie Naughton

Diane Von Furstenberg

Fashion Scoops

Designers Turn Out for Bornfree Launch

Tory Burch, Jenna Lyons, Vera Wang, Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig, Tamara Mellon and Liya Kebede were among those at DVF Studio.

clock November 22, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Dr. Lisa Airan with Alber Elbaz.

Fashion Scoops

Lanvin Toasts César Baldaccini Exhibit in N.Y.

The show at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery is the artist’s first U.S. exhibition in half a century.

clock November 22, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Andrew Jennings to Join Myer Board

At the end of December, he will vacate his chief executive officer job at Karstadt in Germany with the expiration of his contract and return to London.

clock November 22, 2013David Moin


Jones Group and Lucky Brand Deals Said Near Finish Line

Next up might be the beleaguered Aéropostale Inc. — at least if the growing number of shareholders agitating for change have their way.

clock November 22, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

A view of Coach’s 5th Avenue flagship store.

Designer and Luxury

Coach’s Reimagined Retail Concept

Today, the accessories company reopens its flagship at 79 Fifth Avenue, marking the first step in a multitier plan to elevate its retail experience.

clock November 22, 2013Lauren McCarthy

A Gap store.


Retailers Prepare for Promotional Holiday

On Thursday, the busiest day of the quarter’s retail reporting season, the evidence of heavy promotions and weak traffic at stores this fall was omnipresent.

clock November 22, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Playing It Big by Salon Grafix.


Critical Mass: Lisa Yarnell Enters the Hair Care Arena

As chief executive officer of Continental Consumer Products, she wants to boost daily usage of hair spray and dry shampoos with a line called Play It Big.

clock November 22, 2013Faye Brookman

Parfums Christian Dior's Dreamskin.


Dior’s Dreamskin: Taking a Double Approach

The brand’s most ambitious antiaging skin-care product yet is designed to improve tone and texture of all skin types, no matter what ethnicity or age.

clock November 22, 2013Jennifer Weil


Shares of Vince Set to Begin Trading

The firm will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “VNCE.”

clock November 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

J. Crew has been increasing its international exposure. A London unit opened last week.


J. Crew May Head Back to Market

TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners might be ready to sell all or part of J. Crew Group soon.

clock November 22, 2013David Moin


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock 13hTianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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