Estée Lauder Buys Niche Skin-Care Brand

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WWD has learned the beauty giant has acquired stylist Linda Rodin’s luxury skin care brand Rodin Olio Lusso for an undisclosed sum.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Rihanna in Tom Ford with the designer.


AmfAR Fetes Tom Ford

Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and January Jones turned out for the event.

clock October 30, 2014Lindzi Scharf

Jessica Minh Anh in a Dar Naseem AlAndalos dress.

Fashion Scoops

Catwalking on the Eiffel Tower

Jessica Minh Anh is to stage a fashion show on top of the Paris monument on Friday, featuring eight designers from around the world.

clock October 30, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Patti Smith and Ann Demeulemeester

Fashion Scoops

Patti Smith Helps Celebrate Ann Demeulemeester’s New Book

A decidedly Goth fashion crowd occupied the ninth floor of Barneys New York on Wednesday night.

clock October 30, 2014Kristi Garced


Wal-Mart to Close 30 Japan Stores

Wal-Mart’s Seiyu GK will shutter 7 percent of its “nonperforming stores that are not aligned with the company’s strategy.”

clock October 30, 2014Sharon Edelson


Amazon Cuts Price

E-commerce giant gears up early for Black Friday.

clock October 30, 2014Evan Clark


Avon, Arden Continue Rebound Pursuits

Investors warm to Arden’s effort but sent Avon shares down 9 percent.

clock October 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr

David Jaffe, Joy Bergfalk, Roslyn Jaffe, Aza Nedhari, Evainna Ross, and Soledad O'Brien.


Dress Barn Announces Upcoming Designer Collaboration Campaign

The collection, named DressBar, will debut next spring and be officially unveiled next month at the Highline Stages.

clock October 30, 2014David Moin


Columbia Q3 Profits Up 20.3%

Newly acquired Prana added $28.2 million to top line.

clock October 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Giuseppe Giovannetti​

Designer and Luxury

Giuseppe Giovannetti Tapped as Tomas Maier CEO

Marco Bizzarri’s management makeover at Kering has reached the U.S., with a new chief executive officer arriving at New York-based Tomas Maier, WWD has learned.

clock October 31, 2014Miles Socha

Christina Olivares Blacker, Mike Smith and Ciara Austin.


Theory Partners With Breeders’ Cup

The year was 1984, and the winner of the first-ever Breeders’ Cup Juvenile run at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles was a colt named Chief’s Crown.

clock October 31, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

One of three new Diane von Furstenberg stores in California.

Designer and Luxury

Diane von Furstenberg Raising California Profile

The designer is channeling her inner California girl with three new stores in the Sunshine State.

clock October 31, 2014Sharon Edelson

Make Up For Ever items inspired by "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Color Cosmetics

Make Up For Ever in Bed With ‘Fifty Shades’

First the book, then the movie — and now comes the makeup.

clock October 31, 2014Julie Naughton


Sephora Gains Ground in India

After a slow start, Sephora has changed its game in the Indian market.

clock October 31, 2014Mayu Saini

Direct-to-consumer is hardly new, but an array of beauty brands are going that route with a focus solely on e-commerce or TV and engaging one-on-one with their customers.


Beauty’s Direct Approach

A new breed of beauty brands like Jay Manuel Beauty, Glossier, Beautycounter and Tula have scrapped the old adage of “Try before you buy.”

clock October 31, 2014Jayme Cyk

A pro-democracy protester has a heated exchange with a person
opposed to the movement.


Hong Kong Protests Pinch Retailers

The pro-democracy demonstrations that have lasted here for just over a month show no sign of coming to an end.

clock October 31, 2014Kate Whitehead

Marissa Webb inside Banana Republic's Room 3 lab.

Designer and Luxury

Banana Republic Banks on Marissa Webb for Breath of Life

Banana Republic, like so many other retailers, is tired of being just part of the retail pack in the mall. It wants to become a “lifestyle brand.”

clock October 31, 2014David Moin

Paris Hilton

Human Resources

Paris Hilton: Building an Empire

With a branding empire with retail revenues of more than $2 billion in fragrance alone over the past ten years, Hilton is laughing all the way to the bank.

clock October 31, 2014Marcy Medina

Linda Rodin and Fabrizio Freda

Skin Care

Estée Lauder Buys Rodin Olio Lusso

The acquisition marks the second deal this month for Lauder — the ink is effectively still drying on its agreement to buy indie fragrance brand Le Labo.

clock October 31, 2014Evan Clark

Michael McCarty


Media People: Michael’s McCarty and Millington

There are a handful of restaurants in New York that are media hangouts, but Michael’s in Midtown is perhaps the king of them all.

clock October 31, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Rashida Jones


Marie Claire ‘The New Guard’ Lunch

Marie Claire on Thursday hosted its annual lunch devoted to powerful women.

clock October 31, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

A still from the Prada campaign shot by Steven Meisel.


Prada’s Resort Campaign Bows With Steven Meisel Video

Prada’s new resort campaign launches today with a video by Steven Meisel.

clock October 31, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Maje’s Major Appetite

Maje celebrated the latest fruit of its major retail expansion push, a 2,000-square-foot store bearing the label’s new retail concept Manhattan.

clock October 31, 2014Jessica Iredale

Jared Leto with Alessandra Ambrosio in Anthony Vaccarello X Versus.

Fashion Scoops

Jared Leto, Alessandra Ambrosio Celebrate Rimowa Store Opening

Rimowa feted the debut of its first Manhattan boutique.

clock October 29, 2014Lauren McCarthy


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