No End To The Woes At American Apparel

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Overview

  American Apparel Inc. is teetering on the edge of chaos. And if that in itself is nothing new, this time around the retailer’s facing an unusually thorny set of challenges on multiple fronts.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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American Apparel

Financial

American Apparel Faces Tough Set of Challenges

American Apparel Inc. is teetering on the edge of chaos. And if that in itself is nothing new, this time around the retailer’s facing an unusually thorny set of challenges on multiple fronts.

clock March 27, 2015Evan Clark

A view of the Banana Republic Flagship.

Retail

Banana Republic Unveils New-Look Flagship

The flagship opening today on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood is the latest expression of the brand’s makeover.

clock March 26, 2015David Moin

Ronnie Fieg x Adidas Consortium EQT '93 Support

Financial

Adidas Unveils 5-Year Growth Plan

The company intends to grow net income by 15 percent per year on high single-digit sales gain.

clock March 26, 2015Paulina Szmydke

La Prairie

Retail

La Prairie Launches Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster

The new product is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at raising the brand’s global awareness.

clock March 26, 2015Julie Naughton

GlossiGirl's merlot lipstick shade, Max'd Out.

Color Cosmetics

Stephen Dimmick Launching GlossiGirl

Launching this month with six lipsticks priced at $19 each, Dimmick’s makeup brand is intended to give women the tools to try makeup they might otherwise skip.

clock March 26, 2015Rachel Brown

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Highlighter Duo Stick

Color Cosmetics

Lindsay Ellingson and Divya Gugnani Launch Wander Beauty

When Divya Gugnani met Lindsay Ellingson at a salon opening last year, she had no idea the 5-foot, 10-inch blonde bombshell would soon be her partner in a new venture to be sold on QVC, called Wander Beauty.

clock March 27, 2015Jayme Cyk

Retail

Travel Retail Conference Hails ‘China Century’

The evolving nature of the Chinese consumer and technology were major themes of the Tax Free World Association China’s Century Conference.

clock March 26, 2015Casey Hall

Nudestix concealers

Products

Nudestix to Premiere on QVC

The brand will premiere in May on QVC after making its debut at Space NK in the U.K. last May and entering Sephora in September.

clock March 26, 2015Rachel Brown

Marion Cotillard in the latest Lady Dior campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh.

Media

Marion Cotillard Goes Solar for New Lady Dior Campaign

Marion Cotillard, hair swept into a small quiff, is pictured in a field of gigantic solar panels for the latest installment of the Lady Dior campaign, slated to break next week in Le Figaro.

clock March 27, 2015Miles Socha

Media

Vice Expands Deal With HBO, Adds Newscast

The media company is expanding its partnership with HBO over the next four years to include more programming and a daily news show.

clock March 26, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Burberry's new Brit Rhythm fragrances.

Fashion Scoops

Shiseido to Distribute Burberry Fragrances in Japan

The Tokyo-based Shiseido will start distributing Burberry’s fragrances there within a year, according to Shotaro Nagai, a spokesman for the Japanese company.

clock March 27, 2015WWD Staff

A view of Belk's Dallas flagship.

Financial

Belk Posts Q4 Gains in Profits and Sales

The full year's profits fell mostly because of strategic investments in the business.

clock March 26, 2015Vicki M. Young

Kendall Jenner will star in the new campaign for  #mycalvins Denim Series for Calvin Klein.

Denim

Kendall Jenner Stars in #MyCalvins Denim Series Campaign

The global image campaign, photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Melanie Ward, will also feature male model Simon Nessman.

clock March 26, 2015Lisa Lockwood

The scene at the Miu Miu show.

Fashion Features

Miuccia Prada Celebrates Tokyo Flagship, Runway Show

Front row guests included Dior's Raf Simons, who happened to be in town to launch his second collection of fabrics for Kvadrat.

clock March 26, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Financial

Lululemon Profit, Sales Up in Q4

Stock Gains despite cautious Q1 guidance.

clock March 26, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Ben Sherman

Mergers and Acquisitions

Oxford to Seek Sale of Ben Sherman

Troubled division boosts sales, cuts losses in fourth quarter, full year.

clock March 26, 2015Arnold J. Karr

A Stimulash Fusion mini-kit.

Beauty Features

Fusion Brands America Inc. Retools

With a focus on fragrance, eye and lip, Fusion is expanding its Clean franchise and capitalizing on its results-oriented cosmetics.

clock March 27, 2015Faye Brookman

The Nasty Gal store in Los Angeles.

Fashion Scoops

Nasty Gal Looks to Santa Monica for Its Second Store

Nasty Gal will test the waters in Santa Monica when it opens the doors Friday to its second store, which bows at the Third Street Promenade.

clock March 27, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

BOSS Womenswear limited-edition crystal-studded pantsuit.

Fashion

Hugo Boss Marks 20th Anniversary in Women's With Milan Fashion Show

clock 13hMiles Socha

Social Studies