Last-Minute Surge Saves Holiday 2014

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Overview

Retailers pulled off a pretty good holiday season after all, despite an erratic eight weeks of highs and lows, markdown mania and margin uncertainty. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Collection

Skin Care

Neutrogena Transports Innovation From Asia to the U.S. Market

The launch of the Hydro Boost range marks the first time that the brand has brought over technology from Asia Pacific to the U.S. marketplace.

clock December 23, 2014Jayme Cyk

Jean-François Piège

Lifestyle

Feast for the Eye: Clover Opens in Paris

Jean-François and Élodie Piège have welcomed their firstborn: a restaurant.

clock December 23, 2014Laure Guilbault

Adolfo F. Sardiña

Designer and Luxury

Catching Up With Adolfo

However adverse Adolfo is to publicity (longtime clients still can bank on his discretion), the designer recently agreed, with some persuading, to an interview.

clock December 23, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Victoire Doutreleau

People

Q&A With Victoire Doutreleau at 80

She became Christian Dior’s model in the early Fifties, when Saint Laurent was a young designer at the venerable house.

clock December 29, 2014Laure Guilbault

Portrait of Paul Eluard, 1942

Fashion Scoops

Cocteau Show Slated for the Pierre Bergé-YSL Foundation

The exhibition will run Jan. 20 to Feb. 7, 2015.

clock December 24, 2014Jennifer Weil

Financial

Takashimaya Profits Rose 22.8%

The retailer attributed the growth to higher sales at its department stores, as well as to one-time payments from the selling off of fixed assets.

clock December 26, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Human Resources

Developer Jean-Louis Solal Dies at 86

Considered father of European shopping mall.

clock December 26, 2014Sharon Edelson

holiday shoppers 2014

Financial

Holiday Selling Spikes Late in the Game

Retailers pulled off a pretty good holiday season after all, despite an erratic eight weeks of highs and lows, markdown mania and margin uncertainty.

clock December 28, 2014David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr and David Yi and Kari Hamanaka

Nam Cho’s ruby, emerald, multicolor sapphire, blue zircon, amethyst, tsavorite and diamond 18-karat white gold and black rhodium earrings.

Jewelry

Accessories Trend: Mad About Hue

Forget the simple pop of color. Jewelers, especially fine, are going all in, livening up their pieces with a rainbow’s array of stones.

clock December 29, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Ralph Lauren's spring ad campaign.

Media

Ralph Lauren Unveils Spring Campaign

Lauren cast a herd of beach beauties — five camels and new face Sanne Vloet — for his campaign shot by Bruce Weber.

clock December 29, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to Spotlight Luxury in Spring Show

The exhibition, which is called “What is Luxury?” opens April 25.

clock December 29, 2014Sara McAlpine

Monreal London designs for the gym and spa staff at Paris' Hotel Costes.

Fashion Scoops

Paris’ Hotel Costes Links With Monreal London

The moody, low-lit Parisian hotel has tapped the British activewear label to dress the staff at its gym and spa.

clock December 29, 2014Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Costume National in Collaboration With Marina Abramovic

Creative director Ennio Capasa and Marina Abramovic are joining forces for her performance at The Art of Elysium’s annual “Heaven” gala.

clock December 29, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Alessandra Turra

Dov Charney

Financial

American Apparel Hires Moelis & Co.

The investment bank will explore strategic options, according to sources familiar with the situation.

clock December 29, 2014Evan Clark

Financial

Central London Retailers Trumpet Boxing Day Sales

While plenty of British retailers started offering discounts early in the holiday season, it turns out that Boxing Day on Dec. 26 is still a draw for shoppers.

clock December 29, 2014Nina Jones

Financial

Weak Women’s Business Poses Margin Dilemma

Profit margins are at serious risk of becoming the first casualty in the ongoing battle for market share.

clock December 29, 2014Evan Clark

Essentialist

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Fashion

Bottega Veneta’s Berlin Show, Party Receive Backlash on Social Media

clock 13hMartino Carrera

Social Studies

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