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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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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.

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Is the Thrill Gone? Stressed Consumer In Shopping Slump

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HARRODS EXIT: William Najdecki, Harrods’ group finance director, has become the latest executive to jump ship over the past year. The company said the resignation was by “mutual consent” and that Najdecki, who had been with Harrods since 1998,…

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Correction

New Yorker contributor Hilton Als did not try out at a casting call for Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” This was incorrect in a fashion scoop on page 27, Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Rat Pack

NEW YORK — Whether it’s “The Mashed Potato,” “The Bird,” “The Bug” or another finger-snapping, hip-shifting dance routine that the hair-ratting cast of “Hairspray” performs, costume designer William Ivey Long has a suitable — and…

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Roots, Saks In Shop Deal

NEW YORK — Roots Canada Ltd. has signed a deal with Saks Inc. to open 52 concept shops within its Saks Department Store Group stores next month.

The Toronto-based athletic-inspired Roots brand scored a major coup when it was picked to…

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Financial

Haggar Revises Forecast

NEW YORK — Haggar Corp. lowered its third- and fourth-quarter earnings-per- share estimates Tuesday, but also forecast that third-quarter sales should be above year-ago levels.

For the three months ended June 30, the Dallas-based apparel…

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Fashion Features

Is the Thrill Gone? Stressed Consumer In Shopping Slump

NEW YORK — “Keep it simple” is becoming more of a mantra among American consumers who are increasingly stressed out, time-pressed and dissatisfied with stores.

As they aim to live less complicated lives, their shopping patterns are…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Moving On … Made Where? … D&G On Tour

MOVING ON: Just one week after Ed Needham took over as the editor of Rolling Stone, staffers were rocked by the magazine’s first high-profile resignation. On Tuesday, Patti O’Brien, the magazine’s longtime fashion director, resigned….

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Pinto Returns to Krizia

MILAN — Andrea Pinto is back home.

He was named Krizia’s new general manager on Tuesday, confirming reports in WWD.

Pinto will be responsible for strengthening the network of Krizia’s stores around the world and…

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Fashion Features

Vogue Italia: The Covers

MILAN — Vogue Italia, the Italian monthly known for its cutting-edge fashion vision, is holding an exhibition called “The Covers: Vogue Italia 1988 – 2002,” with the most representative covers shot by Steven Meisel. It will take place at…

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Miu Miu Takes It Uptown

NEW YORK — Miu Miu is moving up, literally, to Madison Avenue.

Prada Group unveils its third Miu Miu store in the U.S. today. The company’s sporty, secondary line has a new home uptown at 831 Madison Avenue between 69th and 70th…

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Students Grill Maxim Execs At Columbia

NEW YORK — While Keith Blanchard, editor in chief of Maxim, and Stephen Colvin, president of Dennis Publishing, Maxim’s parent, crowed about how the publication has “saved journalism,” how its success “has caused great consternation in the…

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Toby Takes Manhattan

NEW YORK — Toby Young may have left the Big Apple with his tail between his legs after his career at Condé Nast fizzled out, but he returned to the city for a hero’s — or rather, antihero’s — welcome.

The book…

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Fashion Features

Fall-Holiday: Updating the Classics

NEW YORK — The retail forecast might not look too bright for fall and holiday, but moderate and better sportswear firms are banking on new, sometimes unexpected twists on classic looks to grab the sales.

“The overall trends are hitting…

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Fashion Features

GETTING ORDERS

NEW YORK — As vendors gear up for the key third and fourth quarters, several trends are leading the way. Among the top-booking styles for fall and holiday are:

Denim in new washes, paired with feminine tops.

Men’s…

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Marketing and Promotion

Where The Action Is

NEW YORK — Where are people buying most of their apparel? That depends on whom one asks.

In WSL’s “How America Shops 2002” survey, department stores led the way, with 46 percent of consumers polled saying that’s where they…

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Fashion Features

Stretching the GapBody Concept

LOS ANGELES — It’s not all bad news for Gap.

Its innerwear concept, GapBody, could become a billion-dollar business, thanks to some noticeable strides this year, according to analysts familiar with the division.

Gap Inc.,…

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Fashion Features

Belk Names 7 VPs in Consolidation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Belk Inc. named seven executive vice presidents, in moves related to the consolidation of the company’s merchandising and marketing functions into a new Charlotte-based organization set for implementation this…

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Financial

Jacobson Slashes 260 Jobs

NEW YORK — Jacobson Stores Inc., still unsure of its future, gave more than half its employees their notice Friday as it moved closer to a liquidation.

A spokesman for the retailer said that the 18 specialty stores in five states continue…

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Fashion Features

Patterns of Influence

PARIS — In the fantasy-versus-reality debate in fashion, the side that Christian Lacroix takes is no secret. And, while his fall couture collection wasn’t among his most elaborate, there were still frills, laces, silks and tassels aplenty….

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Target Misses Its Weekly Mark

NEW YORK — Uncommon weakness at its discount stores kept Target Corp.’s sales gains last week below their projected level for the month.

Minneapolis-based Target said that, for the month, the Target division expects a comp rise of 3…

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Fashion Features

U.S. Staunch at Global Trade Talks

GENEVA, Switzerland — Reflecting mounting domestic political pressures, the Bush administration Monday came out swinging in the global trade talks on the volatile issue of textiles and apparel trade concerns.

Peter Allgeier, Deputy U.S….

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Fashion Features

Nordstrom Taps Web Head

NEW YORK — Nordstrom Inc. has promoted Jim Bromley to president of its catalog and Internet division.

Additionally, the unit, formerly known as Nordstrom.com, will be renamed Nordstrom Direct on Aug. 2, when it becomes a wholly owned…

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Fashion Features

Greenspan: Economy OK, Spending Lags

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan gave strong marks for the economy’s future on Tuesday, but he said spending by consumers — often cited for rescuing the economy from last year’s brief recession and keeping…

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