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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

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Boneparth?s Campaign Plan at Jones: Double-Digit Growth

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Financial

Charges, Sales Drop Deplete Bebe Profits

NEW YORK — Charges took a bite out of Bebe Stores Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits while the firm also struggled with same-store sales declines.

Earnings for the period dropped 31.6 percent to $4 million, or 15 cents a diluted share,…

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Financial

Blair Net Up, Sales Fall

NEW YORK — A double-digit sales decline was insufficient to prevent Blair Corp. from reporting an even larger increase in second-quarter net income.

For the three months ended June 30, the Warren, Penn.-based multichannel direct marketer…

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Financial

Cost Controls, Diversification Lead Kenneth Cole Up 36%

NEW YORK — Vigorous revenue growth boosted the bottom line as Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. produced substantial earnings and sales gains in the second quarter of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended June 30, the New York-based…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Spotting Madonna … Full Frontal Dress … Seven Up

SPOTTING MADONNA: Where do you go in L.A. after a hard day’s shoot? Madonna and Guy Ritchie headed for L.A.’s Locanda Veneta, the popular Italian bistro on Third Street, after shooting the October cover of Vanity Fair all day on Saturday….

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Financial

Solid Advance for Tod’s

MILAN — Boosted by strong sales in European markets outside its home market of Italy, leather goods group Tod’s SpA saw its preliminary first-half sales rise 14.2 percent to $164 million from $143.4 million.

While sales in Italy…

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Fashion Features

Tangerine Dream

NEW YORK — Bright colors are rockin’ for resort. And while the shades may scream for attention, the shapes stay sleek with subtle feminine touches — a ruffle or two. Here, Carol Horn’s rayon bouclé dress.

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Fashion Features

Boneparth’s Campaign Plan at Jones: Double-Digit Growth

NEW YORK — There’s a new Jones Apparel Group, which is undergoing a dramatic change of leadership, while enhancing its recent strategy of being a multi-channel brand conglomerate.

Leading the evolution in its corporate philosophy…

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Plunges

NEW YORK — Consumer confidence paralleled the stock market in July, dragging the monthly measure of public economic sentiment to its third biggest drop in the past 12 months and its lowest reading since February, and placing spending for the…

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Financial

Coach Posts 87% Rise in Profits

NEW YORK — Consumers may be less confident about the economy, but that didn’t stop them from spending their hard-earned cash at Coach.

The American luxury goods manufacturer on Tuesday reported an 87 percent spike in fourth-quarter…

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Financial

Giorgio Armani Launches

MILAN — Giorgio Armani has taken on another project — Emporio Armani fine jewelry.

The first collection of 60 pieces includes rings, earrings, bracelets and chains and will bow in November. It will be available in the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

WAL-MART’S APPEAL: Wal-Mart isn’t giving up on its bid to open an urban Supercenter near downtown Dallas. The world’s largest company was dealt a humbling setback on June 6 when the Dallas Plan Commission denied the $218 billion…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Lynda Galayda has been named executive vice president of new business development at Lennie for Nina Leonard Moderate Dress Co. and Metro 6 Better Priced Sweater Co. This was incorrect in a story on page 6, July 30.

The surname of John…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Group Shuffles Stores On Tony Via Montenapoleone

MILAN — Gucci Group is playing musical stores with its real estate on the city’s high-end Via Montenapoleone, and in the process is emerging as one of the most prominent players on the tony street.

Windows of the Gucci brand have…

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Fashion Features

Coty Adds Celine Dion to Stable

NEW YORK — First J.Lo, now Celine — Coty Inc. is snapping up pop stars left and right.

On Tuesday, Coty announced it had signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Canadian songstress Celine Dion to develop and market a…

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Fashion Features

Club Monaco Moves to 57th St.

NEW YORK — The new home of Club Monaco’s flagship is 37 West 57th Street, but it might be just a stopover while the chain searches for more permanent digs.

The site was the former home of the defunct chain Cosmetics Plus. As…

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Fashion Features

Flight 001 Arrives Inside Henri Bendel

NEW YORK — For its jet-setting shoppers, Henri Bendel on Friday will open Flight 001, a travel shop selling luggage, accessories, gifts, cosmetics and aromatherapy, including essential oils to relieve stress.

It’s all about helping…

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Financial

Gadzooks Sales Slump

NEW YORK — Gadzooks Inc. lowered its second-quarter earnings and sales estimates as July sales fell below expectations.

The Dallas-based specialty retailer reported Tuesday that July sales are trending significantly lower than the company…

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Fashion Features

Dana Buchman Previews Fall for Saks Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK — For the scores of Saks Fifth Avenue department managers in town this week for meetings, Dana Buchman worked hard to give about 200 of them a good time Monday evening.

She rocked the crowd with a “salon preview” of her fall…

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Fashion Features

Rossi Expansion Hits Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS — Sergio Rossi might not have the kind of name recognition in the U.S. it enjoys in Europe, but, backed by Gucci Group’s retail infrastructure, that’s about to change.

The Italian footwear and accessories brand…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Exec Warns

WASHINGTON — An executive for Wal-Mart joined other executives Tuesday in warning a Senate panel that U.S. companies with foreign operations could lose millions and be less competitive globally if Congress isn’t careful in fixing a tax…

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