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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

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

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Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Dick Named CFO At Coldwater Creek

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What Nerds

The Neptunes specialize in what Germans call earworms — songs so catchy they’re inescapable. They’ve crafted hits for Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears and No Doubt. But hip- hop producers Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo have left the studio and…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Riding High … Party to Go … Basso on the Slopes …

RIDING HIGH: We’ve seen horses on the runway at John Bartlett in New York and Givenchy in Paris. But leave it to Hermes to sneak one into its annual shareholders’ meeting. A dark brown beauty pranced onstage Monday at the Marigny Theater in Paris…

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Fashion Features

Flirt On By

PARIS — While waiters served scrambled eggs, Karl Lagerfeld offered his own tasty treats during his Chanel cruise show at Cafe Marly. There was lots of black and white — sleeveless tops, long skirts and classic suits — but he also mixed in plenty…

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Financial

Dress Barn Splits Stock 2-for-1

NEW YORK — Dress Barn is hoping its 2-for-1 stock split brings more investors into the fold.

On Monday, the first day of trading after Friday’s split, shares of the firm fell 52 cents, or 3.3 percent, to close at $15.30 in Nasdaq action as the Dow…

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Financial

May Comp Forecast Not Stellar

NEW YORK — Coolness, both in the temperature and consumer reactions to spring assortments, led to lackluster May sales and will hold comparable-store sales results for the month at or below plan in most cases, one analyst group forecast…

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Financial

Spiegel Loses Nasdaq Listing

NEW YORK — Spiegel Group Inc. reported Monday its shares have been delisted by the Nasdaq as a result of its delinquency in filing its fiscal 2001 Form 10-K and first quarter 2002 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission, among other…

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Fashion Features

Dick Named CFO At Coldwater Creek

NEW YORK — Coldwater Creek named a former senior partner with Arthur Andersen as its new chief financial officer.

The Sandpoint, Idaho-based firm said Monday that Melvin Dick today joined the casual women’s apparel and accessories company. Dick…

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Fashion Features

Heady Cocktail

Just like Karl Lagerfeld, who accepted a lifetime achievement award on Monday night, the CFDA awards were slimmed down. Way down. And in the end — despite all the pre-event whispers and bitching — that’s just the way the fashion crowd claimed to…

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Fashion Features

Lavigne Sentence: 37 Mos.

NEW YORK — Apparel executive Elliot M. Lavigne on Monday was sentenced to 37 months jail time for his role in a stock fraud scheme, but his future earnings potential garnered much of the debate during the hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court.

In…

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Fashion Features

New Boss at Boss: Lucia Named in U.S. As Marty Staff Quits

NEW YORK — The party’s over for Marty Staff, the high-flying and flamboyant president and chief executive officer of Hugo Boss USA, who was put on paid administrative leave three weeks ago.

On Monday, Hugo Boss AG said that PricewaterhouseCoopers…

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People

EYE SCOOP

Ever since Swa went straight, the Hamptons have been bereft of a gay watering hole. That changed over Memorial Day weekend, when the owners of the Cock and Hole, undoubtedly the raunchiest pair of gay bars in the East Village, quietly opened a new…

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s ‘Mr. Congeniality’ Gets the Celebration Rolling

NEW YORK — If there’s a troublemaker in every crowd, then the fashion industry’s is Kal Ruttenstein.

Just ask Helmut Lang, who discovered Ruttenstein’s indelible presence while putting together slides from one of his first fashion shows and was…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

VF CREDIT CUT: Moody’s Investors Service reduced the rating outlook on VF Corp.’s debt to negative from stable due to reduced operating profits and tepid domestic jeans sales. The apparel vendor’s senior unsecured debt rating was confirmed at A2. Part…

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Fashion Features

Kearse Out at Kmart

NEW YORK — Ending months of speculation, Kmart Corp.’s top merchant, Cecil Kearse, is leaving the firm.

No successor to Kearse, executive vice president of merchandising, has been named at the bankrupt Troy, Mich.-based discounter.

As reported,…

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Fashion Features

Melding Fashion and Art

HYERES, France — Is the future of fashion represented by a sweater made of shredded plastic bags or a skirt-and-jacket combo?

Actually, it’s both, according to judges at last month’s annual young designer festival here. Split on whether to favor…

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Fashion Features

Nygard International Expands

LOS ANGELES — Better sportswear vendor Nygard International wants a $400 million business in the U.S. — and it has built a distribution center to back it up.

The Toronto-based brand, whose ebullient chief executive operates from a private island…

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Fashion Features

Shanghai Tang Looks West

NEW YORK — Shanghai Tang hopes the third time is a charm.

The purveyor of Chinese designs, which is reinventing itself once again to have more mainstream appeal, recently unveiled its fall collection with a new infusion of Western influences and…

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Fashion Features

Stein Mart Succession: Fisher Appointed CEO

NEW YORK — Michael Fisher, president and chief operating officer of Stein Mart Inc., will succeed Jack Williams Jr. as chief executive officer of the company at the close of the current fiscal year.

The announcement was made at the annual meeting…

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Fashion Features

Trade Bill Faces Political Puzzle

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill today to face a vexing issue: how to reach a compromise during an election year on a trade bill and still secure enough votes for its passage, particularly in the House.

What the formula for success…

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Magazines Tap Into the Originals

PARIS — Fashion’s retro mood has stretched to photography.

Legendary lensmen such as Richard Avedon, David Bailey, David Hamilton, Harry Peccinotti, Hiro and Francesco Scavullo are once again shooting fashion editorials at leading magazines in…

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MEMO PAD

EARLY DISMISSAL: In January, Talk staffers found out their magazine had folded when the news was leaked via the Drudge Report. Now the award for most-awkward-way-to-find-out- you’re-unemployed goes to Surface, where editors in chief Tom de Kay and…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Christopher Canatsey, 36, Former Editor at WWD

NEW YORK — Christopher Canatsey, senior service editor at Woman’s Day and a former fashion editor at WWD, died here Sunday of HIV-related causes. He was 36.

Canatsey, who was born in Boulder, Colo., graduated from Vassar College in 1987 and moved…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Geoffrey Miller, 53, Salesman

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Miller, a dress salesman at Rapture Apparel, a moderate dress manufacturer here, died May 25 at St. John’s Hospital in Rego Park, N.Y. He was 53.

The cause of death was a heart attack, according to Roger Pascal, a close friend….

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Fashion Features

Six Degrees of Separation

NEW YORK — Whether it’s a ready-to-wear designer exploring sportswear or bridal designers expanding into eveningwear, vendors are braving the economy and branching out. Here’s a look at what six firms are doing to separate themselves from the…

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Fashion Features

Avantex: Adding Tech To Textile Business

FRANKFURT — Technologies ranging from jackets that can be inflated to increase their insulating capacity to clothing that uses the wearer’s body heat to generate electricity were trotted out at last month’s Avantex International Innovation Forum and…

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