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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

Charges Stymie May Co. Net

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Fashion Scoops: More Diamonds … Benetton Base Camp … Smart Move

MORE DIAMONDS: De Beers LV, a joint venture between diamond cartel De Beers and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has signed a lease for its new retail concept at 703 Fifth Avenue near 55th Street. The diamond jewelry boutique will replace an…

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Financial

PacSun Profits Shine in Quarter

NEW YORK — Casual apparel specialty retailer Pacific Sunwear of California said income more than doubled in the second quarter due to lower expenses and increased sales across all merchandise categories.

Going against the grain of recent…

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Fashion Features

Heavens to Betsey

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — God bless her! Not many 60-year-olds would invite hundreds of friends, business associates and members of the press to tramp through their house and garden and sit poolside to watch 30-odd, scantily-clad models on parade….

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Fashion Features

Charges Stymie May Co. Net

NEW YORK — Charges to consolidate several divisions pulled May Department Stores Co.’s second-quarter profits into a steep dive.

Cost savings from that tightening, though, will help the St. Louis-based parent of Lord & Taylor and…

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Financial

Kmart Grand Jury To Probe Salaries Of Former Execs

NEW YORK — The federal grand jury looking into Kmart Corp.’s bankruptcy is expected to focus on the compensation agreements granted to the company’s former management team.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office’s impanelment…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

MILLS MAN: The Mills Corp. has named Jim Napoli president of the operating division to direct all leasing activities and oversee the management of operating centers. The position is new, and includes responsibilities that were held by Judith Berson,…

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Fashion Features

Fit to Print

NEW YORK — Get wild. That’s what designers are doing for spring when it comes to prints. They’re showing stripes, paisleys polkadots and, of course, sweet florals.

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Stores Thank Their Lucky Stars

LOS ANGELES — This season, BCBG director of publicity Tara Connaughton has Lucky magazine to thank for her perfect pair of Balenciaga knock-offs. She spied them in the August issue, logged onto Delia’s.com — a Web site she’d…

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MEMO PAD

MOORE’S TOP PEOPLE: Ann Moore, who was appointed chief executive of Time Inc. three weeks ago, isn’t dawdling over building her own team. She has promoted Nora McAniff, currently president of the People magazine group, to executive vice…

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Fashion Features

DOL Case Judge Orders Danmar

WASHINGTON — A Brooklyn garment worker is back on the job after a judge ordered her reinstated in the long-simmering case against her employer, Danmar Finishing Corp.

Maria Arriaga has been at the center of a labor dispute at Danmar in…

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Fashion Features

German Blahs Lead to Upbeat CPD

DUSSELDORF — German retailer Peter Schütte has a theory. “The worse the situation gets, the better the mood is at the CPD trade show.”

With apparel retail sales declining for the ninth year in a row, unemployment at an all-time high,…

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Fashion Features

Strong Sales in Leather Save Hermès in 2nd Quarter

PARIS — Sales at French luxury group Hermès International pulled back slightly in the second quarter but, propelled by a nearly 19 percent increase in the firm’s leather goods business, moved ahead in the six…

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Fashion Features

Aldonas: Helping to Balance Bush’s Trade Agenda

WASHINGTON — Trying to protect U.S. textile and apparel jobs while championing free trade may seem like a dichotomy, but that’s just the policy President Bush had adopted.

The Bush administration’s captain for navigating the…

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Fashion Features

Rena Lange’s New Angle

NEW YORK — Rena Lange founders Peter and Renate Günthert are handing over control of the Munich, Germany-based ready-to-wear line to their son, Daniel, but will stay involved with the company as senior consultants.

The 33-year-old…

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Fashion Features

Black Fashion Exhibit Heads West

DALLAS — A retrospective of fashions by black designers will be shown at the African American Museum here Sept. 20 through Feb. 28.

“A Stitch In Time: 1800 to 2000” will highlight the fashions of Ann Lowe, who created dresses for such…

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Fashion Features

Coat Firms Loosen Up Their Looks for Fall

NEW YORK — The activewear influence, its acceptance with consumers and its impact on traditional coat styling and sales, will go a long way in determining this fall’s retail performance.

With ski jackets and down coats already a…

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Fashion Features

MARKET BASKET

PLINER’S RETAIL EXPANSION: Leather outerwear will be an important part of the mix when Donald J. Pliner opens four stores within the next year.

Next month, a 2,500-square-foot company-owned store bows in Coral Gables, Fla., while a…

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Fashion Features

Who Battles Sun

GENEVA — The World Health Organization late last month kicked off an educational campaign intended to convince people to take more seriously the health risks posed by exposure to the ultraviolet rays in natural sunlight, which cause sunburn and…

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Fashion Features

Making a ConneXion

NEW YORK — For a material fanatic, it’s the equivalent of what a candy store is to a kid.

Material ConneXion, a research and resource library of over 3,000 materials, is quite the find for the 2,000 members — mostly industrial…

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Fashion Features

Homeward Bound

NEW YORK — Get ready for another season full of folklore. At the fall 2003 print shows — Printsource at Parsons and Directions at the Penn Plaza Pavilion — bohemian looks were the main attraction, with more embroidery and…

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Fashion Features

Enter the Dragonfly

NEW YORK — Spring’s flights of fancy show up in whimsical prints, flirty shapes and other details with an element of surprise. Subtle lace trims, sheer slit sleeves and flouncy skirts are just a few examples. A case in point: Nicole…

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Fashion Features

Demise of a Breed: Jacobson’s Typifies Plight of Regionals

Jackson, Mich.— After a 134-year run, Jacobson’s Stores Inc. is saying goodbye.

The 27-unit specialty store chain based here, whose elegant stores, sophisticated merchandise and intensely personalized customer service helped it…

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