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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.

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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

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Not in My Backyard

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Cargo Cult

NEW YORK — Got lots to carry? Don’t worry. After a few seasons out of the spotlight, cargo looks are getting an update for resort. According to Charles Nolan, designer of Anne Klein, “It’s another category of pants — like jeans or capris or…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Biding His Time … Mistaken Identity … Hughes Clothes-Minded

BIDING HIS TIME: Azzedine Alaia, famous for his snail’s-pace approach to the harried fashion business, never wears a watch. Which is why it’s a surprise to see his name appear in an advertising campaign in Europe for Blancpain, one of Swatch’s upscale…

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Financial

CIT’s IPO Still in the Works

NEW YORK — Tyco International said Friday that, despite recent troubles, it remains “committed to completing an initial public offering” for the CIT Group, its factoring and commercial finance unit.

A downgrade of Tyco’s debt by Moody’s…

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Financial

DELIA’S SEES PROFITABLE QUARTER

NEW YORK — It was a profitable first quarter for multichannel teen-oriented retailer Delia’s Corp., thanks to a change in its accounting practices.

The New York-based company, which sells apparel, accessories and home furnishings through its…

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Financial

Selling Warnaco: Not So Easy

NEW YORK — Every division at bankrupt Warnaco may be up for sale, but — to the dismay of creditors — licensing conflicts may be limiting any prospects.

The limitations on asset sales also could leave Warnaco president and chief executive…

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Financial

The Bon Buys 2 Gottschalks Units

NEW YORK — Strengthening its dominance in the Northwest, The Seattle-based Bon Marche division of Federated Department Stores Inc. will take over two Gottschalks stores, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and in Kennewick, Wash., and reopen both by late…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SAG HARBOR’S NEW LEGS: Kellwood Co. has licensed Moretz Inc. to produce a legwear collection for its growing Sag Harbor division. Moretz, based in Newton, N.C., will design, produce and market Sag Harbor trouser, casual, sport and fashion socks. “The…

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Fashion Features

Not in My Backyard

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Dallas just said no — to the world’s biggest company.

Wal-Mart’s bid to build an urban SuperCenter near downtown Dallas was derailed on Thursday when the Dallas Plan Commission unanimously rejected the retailer’s plans for…

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Fashion Features

YSL’s Moment in Time

PARIS — Tom Ford loves wristwatches. He has about 25 in his personal wardrobe, including antique timepieces, no fewer than five Rolexes and at least one Boucheron.

“Today, I have on an IWC watch. Yesterday, I wore a Gucci one,” Ford said. “I love…

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Fashion Features

FINDINGS

MIKLI EYES BAGS: Eyewear designer Alain Mikli has set his sights on handbags.

On a trip to New York last month, the Paris-based designer introduced three hard-case handbags — Basket, Beauty Case and Moon Bag — made from cellulose acetate,…

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Fashion Features

Sergio Rossi Reaches Out to Hollywood With L.A. Unit

MILAN — If a slew of red-carpet ladies like Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and Jennifer Lopez already slip into your shoes, why not open a boutique in Los Angeles?

Sergio Rossi, the Italian footwear company owned by Gucci Group, is doing exactly that…

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Fashion Features

SHOW BITS

LAS VEGAS — There was plenty of brand activity at the JCK Show here and the Couture Jewellery Collection & Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Here, a roundup of some new deals and offerings:

David Yurman is bringing his signature style to a new…

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Fashion Features

Two Jewelers Join the Boutique Boom

NEW YORK — Although Manhattan has no shortage of jewelry boutiques, that didn’t stop two budding firms — K.C. Thompson and TeNo — from opening their first freestanding stores last month.

Many new jewelry designers wait years before they…

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Fashion Features

More Industry Job Losses in May

WASHINGTON — Employment at domestic textile and apparel factories continued to decline in May, the Labor Department reported Friday.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, textile mills last month lost 2,000 workers against April to employ 434,000,…

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Fashion Features

Perry Ellis International Taps Bonavitacola

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis International named Kenny Bonavitacola design director of its licensed dress business Friday.

The post had been held by Sophia Chan, who designed Perry Ellis Dresses since its launch in November. Chan left to pursue other…

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Fashion Features

Pfister’s Style on Rodeo Drive

BEVERLY HILLS — Long before Blahnik and Choo co-opted red carpets and became part of the cultural lexicon, Andrea Pfister was putting dames (Elizabeth Taylor) and divas (Diana Ross) in fabulous footwear.

Although his name might not immediately…

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Fashion Features

Smith Exits Calvin Klein

NEW YORK — Virginia Smith, vice president of public relations at Calvin Klein, is leaving the company on Friday to pursue other interests. She is the second high-level departure from the firm in two weeks, although Klein executives said the…

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Fashion Features

RESHAPING THE INTIMATES FIELD

NEW YORK — Swimming with the big fish has become a survival contest for privately owned small and midsized innerwear companies.

Following a decade of high-profile bankruptcies and frenzied mergers and acquisitions in the intimate apparel sector,…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Sidney Steinberg, 84

NEW YORK — Sidney Steinberg, owner of Bridal Creations Co., died in Passaic, N.J., on June 4. He was 84. The cause of death could not be learned.

A lifelong New Jersey resident, Steinberg attended New York University and New York University Law…

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Fashion Features

Nike Said Eyeing

NEW YORK — Nike is thinking small.

The athletic footwear and apparel giant based in Beaverton, Ore., is reportedly closing in on a 2,300-square-foot space in NoLIta. It’s a far cry from the company’s gargantuan 95,000-square-foot NikeTown in…

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