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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock August 26, 2016Miles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Tony & Tina Said in Deal With Wella in New Strategy for Color

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Tony & Tina Said in Deal With Wella in New Strategy for Color

NEW YORK — Wella AG is trying to inject a little color.

The German beauty company, which has amassed a $1.5 billion fragrance business in the past decade, is reportedly seeking to enter the color cosmetics and treatment arena in a major way by…

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Beauty Features

Boys in Blue

NEW YORK — It’s been almost 25 years since Ralph Lauren launched his classic Polo men’s scent. Now, Lauren is hoping to lure a new generation of consumers with Polo Blue, which will launch in September in 2,000 U.S. doors. First-year sales could…

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People

Cuban Missile

NEW YORK — Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre, likes to call his roster of principal dancers “an embarrassment of riches.” With heady names like Corella and Malakhov, Kent and Ananiashvili sweetening the air at the…

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People

EYE SCOOP

BORJA’S BOOTY: The Spanish and German press is abuzz with news that dashing young Borja Thyssen, the adopted son of art-loving Baron Heini Thyssen, instantly became one of Europe’s wealthiest bachelors when his 81-year-old father died last month….

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People

Paint Ball

“We may get in a bidding war over this one,” joked Salma Hayek to her boyfriend, Ed Norton, who was mesmerized by a Forties’ painting by Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the 150 Latin American works that hit Sotheby’s auction block this week. Moments…

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People

Ready, Boots?

Rebel rocker Nancy Sinatra plays the Bottom Line tonight, singing songs from her new album, “California Girl.” And of course, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”‘ is on the lineup, even if Sinatra doesn’t really wear them so often anymore. “I usually…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Birds of a Feather … Miuccia on the Move … Fire Sale …

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: How hard is it to hand out an award? There’s been a few notable celebrity dropouts for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday night, leaving organizers scrambling for some last-minute replacements. First, Josh…

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Financial

Chico’s Earnings Set Specialty Pace

NEW YORK — Chico’s FAS Inc. posted yet another stellar performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2002 as a record top-line performance generated unprecedented earnings.

For the three months ended May 4, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based private label…

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Beauty Features

Coty Plucks Another Scent From IFF Water Garden

NEW YORK — The IFF experiment started simply enough — with a rosebush and a rocket ship.

To send one of its rosebushes on a NASA mission to see how it would fair without gravity, International Flavors & Fragrances scientists had to eliminate the…

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Beauty Features

Ralph Lauren in Blue Period

NEW YORK — The young man in Ralph Lauren’s world seemingly has it all: the fancy new computer, the exclusive gym membership and, of course, the prerequisite new car. What’s missing?

The executives at L’Oreal USA hope it’s a new fragrance: Ralph…

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Beauty Features

Saks Inks Deal With Penhaligon’s

NEW YORK — Saks Inc. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with Penhaligon’s to open store-in-store boutiques in many of its Saks Fifth Avenue stores over the next several years.

The first locations to get the boutiques will be…

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Beauty Features

Sephora Steps Up Private Label

PARIS — As part of an ongoing strategy to improve operating margins, Sephora is stepping up private label activities with the June launch of its first bath-and-body line, called White and Brown.

As reported, Sephora Europe’s president and chief…

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Beauty Features

Signs of Mass Fragrance Revival

NEW YORK — If there was any doubt that mass retailers want to lure department store shoppers to their fragrance departments, Target put the question to rest the day before Mother’s Day.

Using an old fashioned flower cart as a display, samples of…

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Beauty Features

SNIPPETS

BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: Keeping this year’s CFDA presenters looking as good as couture is better left to the pros. That’s why makeup artists from Guerlain and hairstylists from Vidal Sassoon will be on hand to touch up makeup and hairstyles at the annual…

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Beauty Features

Victoria’s Secret Gets Sexier

NEW YORK — It’s going to be a very fragrant holiday season for Victoria’s Secret.

The company is gearing up for two major fragrance launches this fall — Very Sexy for Her, a follow-up to Very Sexy for Him, last year’s entry into the men’s…

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Beauty Features

Worthington Expands U.S. Presence

NEW YORK — Charles Worthington has landed a deal that will expand his hair care line to 1,000 Sav-on and Osco drugstores, rounding out Worthington’s U.S. mass distribution base to 5,000 doors.

Beginning June 15, Sav-on and Osco, the drugstore…

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Fashion Features

Retailers Double as Color Marketers

NEW YORK — More than 70 women lined up at the Duane Reade’s Times Square store for free makeovers using the chain’s exclusive line Apt. 5 on Tuesday.

Makeup artist Angela DeFrancis, who has worked with ‘NSync and VH-1 Divas Live, artfully made up…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad

CALVIN CANNES: Calvin Klein put the paparazzi into overdrive when he arrived in Cannes last week with Bianca Jagger on his arm. He flew in to attend the 10th anniversary party for French TV journalist Marie-Christiane Marek, who held her fete aboard…

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Fashion Features

DVF, Inter Parfums Sign Deal

NEW YORK — After a nearly 20-year hiatus, designer Diane Von Furstenberg is back in the beauty game.

Von Furstenberg signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement Thursday with Inter Parfums to develop, manufacture and distribute fragrance,…

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Fashion Features

Neiman Marcus Net Up 23% in Quarter

NEW YORK — Neiman Marcus Group said Thursday third-quarter income leaped 23 percent as the luxury retailer enjoyed more full-price selling, lower inventory and expenses and special items that helped the bottom line.

The Dallas-based owner of Neiman…

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Financial

Established Wet Seal Focusing on Growth

COSTA MESA, Calif. — “What makes Wet Seal Inc. rock?” Kathy Bronstein, vice chairman and chief executive of the junior specialty chain, asked shareholders Thursday at the company’s annual meeting at the Westin Hotel here.

In addition to the usual…

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Financial

Aeffe May Be Prepping for IPO

MILAN — Aeffe has a busy summer ahead.

Not only is the Italian manufacturer mounting a big expansion in the Far East for its Moschino unit, but sources here speculate the company could be preparing for an initial public offering, right in step with…

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Fashion Features

Bergere Closes RTW Business, Cites Soft Sales

PARIS — French designer Eric Bergere, known for his updated Paris chic style, is closing the ready-to-wear business he founded in 1996.

Bergere told WWD Thursday the decision was prompted by a steep decline in sales over the last two seasons. Sales…

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Fashion Features

Customs: ELVIS Is in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Customs Service said Thursday that electronic visas will soon accompany U.S.-bound textiles and apparel under quota from Hong Kong, a high-tech step hailed by importers, as well as U.S. mills and apparel makers.

However, Hong…

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Fashion Features

Diesel’s One-of-a-Kind Focus

MILAN — Think beyond jeans couture.

In the new Diesel store that opened Thursday on the hip Corso di Porta Ticinese here, one area of the 1,188-square-foot space is dedicated to one-of-a-kind jeans that never went into production but that feature…

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Fashion Features

Females Steer the Ship at PacSun

ANAHEIM, Calif. — PacSun is shaping up to be where the girls are.

Greg Weaver, chairman and chief executive of Pacific Sunwear, told shareholders at the annual meeting here Wednesday that, with men’s wear continuing to lag, the female portion of…

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Beauty Features

Imbruglia: L’Oréal’s Newest Face

LONDON — L’Oreal Paris has signed Natalie Imbruglia as its new international spokesmodel.

The 27-year-old Australian singer and actress signed her $150,000 contract two days before the start of the Cannes film festival earlier this month. She will…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

BEST SALE: Fin.part SpA announced Thursday the sale of Best Co. to the label’s distributor, Cisalfa, for $2.7 million (converted from the euro at current exchange rates). In a statement, Fin.part said the sale was in line with its strategy to shed…

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Fashion Features

Kellwood Looking to 2003

ST. LOUIS — Kellwood Co. isn’t expecting a recovery for apparel in the second half of this year, but is optimistic that consumers will start filling their closets again in 2003 and is continuing to build its branded war chest in preparation.

In the…

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Fashion Features

Mori RTW Files for Reorganization

TOKYO — Hanae Mori’s ready-to-wear and licensing business on Thursday filed for Civil Reorganization — similar to Chapter 11 in the U.S. — in the Tokyo District Court with debt of $80 million (converted from yen at current exchange rates).

The…

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Fashion Features

Pinto Resigns At Nina Ricci

PARIS — Andrea Pinto has resigned as president of Nina Ricci.

Pinto notified staff at the house this week, but said he plans to stay on for several weeks. Until a successor is named, Marc Puig, chairman of the fashion division at Puig Group –…

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Bio Details the Saint Laurent, Ford Feud

PARIS — In updating her 1993 biography on fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent, Laurence Benaim, the French journalist and author, found a man increasingly at odds with and alienated from fashion — and with his putative successor Tom Ford.

In the two…

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Fashion Features

MEMO PAD

SLIMMED-DOWN SEVENTEEN: With the number of staff defections at Seventeen Magazine, it’s beginning to seem as though the more appropriate title for the magazine should be ‘Departures.’

It began last month with the resignation of consulting creative…

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Who’s Looking at Whom?

NEW YORK — Is Us Weekly editor in chief Bonnie Fuller taking a page from the lesser-known but highly successful business model of Bauer Publishing USA? You be the judge. These near-identical beauty spreads are taken from the May 28 issue of Bauer’s…

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