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Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
LOS ANGELES — Boho retailer Planet Blue, flush with new capital, is poised for growth outside Los Angeles. The chain, totaling six stores, mostly in Southern California, plans to open six more this year, in Houston, Dallas, Hawaii, Miami, the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
Authenticity has increasingly won the heart of consumers. Between beauty vloggers’ product critiques and celebrities investing in brands because they truly love them, shoppers are attracted to companies that deliver legitimacy. For the first time, Kenneth Cole and his fragrance... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
A maze of mirrors, a Mediterranean garden and a meditation session were all part of the immersive experience that Coty Inc. and David Beckham created for the press launch of Beckham’s Instinct Gold Edition fragrance at a London events space Thursday. The fragrance marks Beckham... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
PARIS — Something for everyone. That seemed to be Paris designers’ strategy for fall, and it left retailers almost breathless in their praise of the season as they lauded the city’s creativity and showmanship that trumped other fashion capitals. A wide range of trends and... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
Troy Surratt’s preoccupation with the details is paying off. The makeup artist — who is often called “beauty otaku” (or someone with an obsessive interest in makeup) when traveling in Japan to tend to the creation of his namesake collection Surratt — is gearing up for growth.... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
London is poised for six months of magical thinking with a fresh take on the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition set to open this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The show is a window on the restless, labyrinthine mind of the late designer, who considered... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
SECRET SERVICE: The fourth episode of Dior’s “Secret Garden” video series is slated to feature Rihanna. The film and print campaign, shot this week by Steven Klein in Versailles, is scheduled to run this spring, Dior told WWD exclusively. The third installment has logged more... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
SECRET SERVICE: The fourth episode of Dior’s “Secret Garden” video series is slated to feature Rihanna. The film and print campaign, shot this week by Steven Klein in Versailles, is scheduled to run this spring, Dior told WWD exclusively. The third installment has logged more... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
FRAGRANCE BUFF: Responsible for fragrances like Estée Lauder Pleasures for Women, Ralph Lauren Safari for Men and Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, Annie Buzantian, master perfumer at Firmenich will be honored as the perfumer of the year at The Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 17 at... read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm
While he likes to break new ground, Marc Jacobs is including a bit of his past in the launch of his newest fragrance, Mod Noir. The scent, which is exclusive to freestanding Sephora doors in the U.S. and Jacobs’ own boutiques in June and globally in July, is based around... read more

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