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  Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations.   This is the final newsprint edition of WWD. We pause to acknowledge this scrappy newspaper and its 105 years of chronicling an equally scrappy industry.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Gabriella Forte

Designer and Luxury

Gabriella Forte Named CEO of David Yurman

Gabriella Forte, a longtime board member of David Yurman, has been named the company’s chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately.

clock April 24, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Catherine Malandrino

Legal

Catherine Malandrino Lawsuit Seeks $26.9M in Damages

Catherine Malandrino has sued multiple defendants — including Elie Tahari and Bluestar Alliance LLC — in connection with the sale of her company in 2011 and 2013.

clock April 24, 2015Vicki M. Young

Procter & Gamble Co.

Financial

Procter & Gamble Co. Sales Fall 8% in Q3

The grooming, health care and baby, feminine and family care showed gains, while fabric and home care was flat.

clock April 23, 2015Molly Prior

Spinning yarn at Unifi.

Textiles

Unifi Income Up 53% in Third Quarter

Driven by strong polyester yarn sales in North and Central America, Unifi Inc. reported net income increased 53 percent to $10 million, or 55 cents a share, in the third quarter.

clock April 23, 2015Arthur Friedman

London Designer Matthew Williamson

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Shifts Business Online

Matthew Williamson is set to concentrate selling his collections online with a renewed focus on licenses and is to close his London flagship.

clock April 23, 2015Nina Jones

Holt Renfrew

Retail

Holt Renfrew Set to Expand in Vancouver

Holt Renfrew, taking another big step to expand its footprint across Canada, will add 40,000 square feet and an array of high-touch experiences to its Vancouver flagship.

clock April 24, 2015David Moin

An assortment of products from Carol's Daughter.

Products

L’Oréal Rides the Multicultural Beauty Wave

Courting the burgeoning multicultural market is expected to be one of the biggest topics at this week’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, and L’Oréal USA comes armed and ready.

clock April 24, 2015Faye Brookman

ZO Skin Health

Skin Care

ZO Skin Health’s Antidiversion Strategy

Whether it’s on Amazon, eBay or a third-party Web site, diversion exists, but let’s face it, the beauty industry doesn’t really want to talk about it.

clock April 23, 2015Jayme Cyk

Miu Miu, Miami Design District

Fashion Scoops

Miu Miu Opens in Miami Design District

Miu Miu, which has operated a boutique at Bal Harbour Shops since 2009, is adding to the sizzle in the Miami Design District with a shop that opened Thursday.

clock April 24, 2015Rebecca Kleinman

Kering, François-Henri Pinault

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Turnaround Seen in Second Half

Kering chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault confirmed he expects a turnaround despite a disappointing first-quarter performance.

clock April 23, 2015Joelle Diderich

La Mer

Retail

Saks’ Glam Gardens Turns Beauty Into Floral Shows

Saks Fifth Avenue intends to put some bloom on its fragrance business on May 3 when the store kicks off its Glam Gardens promotion designed to turn beauty departments throughout the chain into floral shows.

clock April 24, 2015Pete Born

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Floor

Retail

Fortnum & Mason Revamps Beauty Floor

Fortnum & Mason unveiled its new beauty hall this week, a tranquil, 7,000-square-foot space designed by London firm Waldo Works as a modern take on a Georgian ladies’ salon.

clock April 24, 2015Nina Jones

“Women’s Wear” was founded by the Fairchild family as a quarterly, Volume 1, Number 1. Within a month, the paper went daily due to demand, for one cent a copy, 50 cents a year.

Media

Letter From the Editor: Turning the Page

Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations. This is the final newsprint edition of WWD.

clock April 24, 2015Edward Nardoza

Human Resources

Eva Mendes Talks Work and Family

Eva Mendes talks about her first Estee Lauder experience, motherhood and balancing work and family.

clock April 24, 2015Marcy Medina

Lush Oxford Street Store

Retail

​Lush Opens Its Largest Store on London’s Oxford Street

Lush has introduced 220 new products exclusively for the space.

clock April 23, 2015Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Yahoo to Host Costume Institute Gala After Party

In addition to signing up as a sponsor of the Costume Institute’s annual gala, Yahoo is throwing an after party.

clock April 24, 2015Erik Maza

Estée Lauder, Eva Mendes

Skin Care

Estée Lauder Unveils New Dimension Line Fronted By Eva Mendes

Estée Lauder wants to transform the beauty landscape with its latest offering, the aptly titled New Dimension collection.

clock April 24, 2015Marcy Medina

Taylor Schilling, Juditch Godréche

People

Taylor Schilling Promotes ‘The Overnight’ at TriBeCa

Taylor Schilling and costar Judith Godrèche were at the Smyth downtown to promote “The Overnight,” showing at the TriBeCa Film Festival.

clock April 24, 2015Taylor Harris

Looks from Apple Watch.

Retail

The Retail Impact of the Apple Watch

The first wave of consumers start receiving their Apple Watches, and retailers are ready.

clock April 23, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Outside a Quiksilver store.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Consac Renews Call for Sale of Quiksilver

Activist investor Ryan Drexler of Consac LLC is making his third push for a sale of Quiksilver Inc. in less than seven months, and this time he’s offering names of potential buyers — Nike Inc. and VF Corp.

clock April 23, 2015Arnold J. Karr

A Wet Seal store.

Retail

Wet Seal Talks Turnaround Plan

The retailer won’t blame fast fashion for its demise in recent years as much as some like to say the segment killed teen retail.

clock April 23, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Edgar Huber

Beauty

Sue Nabi Makes Hires at Coty, Edgar Huber to Exit Business

clock 8hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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