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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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Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

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clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Farley Told to Repay Part of $65 Million

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Bold Move

NEW YORK — Summer’s dog days have never interfered with the downtown set’s passion for accessorizing. The idea is to carefully create a devil-may-care, funky look that’s meant to appear effortless. Flowing skirts or…

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Farley Told to Repay Part of $65 Million

NEW YORK — William Farley, the charismatic executive at the helm of Fruit of the Loom as it careened towards bankruptcy in 1999, had hoped for a nine-digit severance and pension payout.

Instead, he’s got an eight-digit bill to…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Change of Address … Touche! … Coming Home

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Intimate showroom presentations appear to have run their course. While many New York designers scaled back their runway shows in the wake of 9/11, Ralph Lauren is making the move back to big with his Sept. 21 show. After staging his…

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In Ch. 11, Gotcha Looks to Reorganize

LOS ANGELES — Attempting to avert a total wipeout of its name in the industry it helped create, surfwear maker Gotcha International L.P. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as well as a motion to sever its ties with its domestic…

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Fashion Features

J. Crew Names Gap’s Pilot CEO

NEW YORK — Ken Pilot, president of Gap International, will become chief executive officer of J. Crew Group Inc. on Sept. 9, ending a four-month search for new leadership at the struggling J. Crew brand but opening up another senior post at the…

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Fashion Features

Slow Sales Slam Back-to-School

NEW YORK — Apparel sales missed the back-to-school boat again last week, even at Wal-Mart Stores.

Wal-Mart said its comparable-store sales through Saturday stood at the low end of its planned 4 to 6 percent uptick for the month. The…

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In Brief

URBAN RENEWAL: Looking to expand on its bond with hip-hop fashion fans, Kmart Corp. will test a new line of men’s urban sportswear in 50 stores in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The collection, under the Ched-da…

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Fashion Features

400 U.S. Firms Agree to Boost Cargo Security

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs Service Commissioner Robert Bonner said Monday that more than 400 U.S. companies have agreed to step up dramatically the security measures they take with their cargo overseas, to avoid the possibility of terrorists using…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Shaima Ali is an Afghan-American who plans to return to Afghanistan to teach beauty. She was incorrectly identified as an African-American in a story on page 10, Aug. 23.

In the postcard from Christian Lacroix on Monday’s Eye,…

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Fashion Features

Pressman Family Feuds On

NEW YORK — It’s the family feud that won’t go away.

Former Barneys co-chairman Bob Pressman, incensed over a recent lower court judgment against him that he cheated his sisters out of $11 million, has filed a countersuit…

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WWDMAGIC Feels Romantic-Boho Mood

LAS VEGAS — As local school kids headed back to class on Monday, retailers poured into WWDMAGIC to do their own homework. Their assignment: A first look at spring 2003 and a read on what’s checking in during an otherwise lackluster…

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Fashion Features

Field’s Brings Glamour to Chicago

CHICAGO — It might have been the warm breeze off the lake or the smooth tunes of Wayne Newton — whatever the reason, Marshall Field’s hit its stride this year with Glamorama, its annual fall fashion preview, party and…

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Fashion Features

MARKET BASKET

NATTY NURSES: The nurses at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., this fall will begin trading in their old uniforms for new styles that are a little less scrubby.

Designer Yeohlee has spent the last year designing and conducting fabric…

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Fashion Features

Mills Prepare to Exit Bankruptcy

NEW YORK — Malden Mills Industries Inc. and Guilford Mills Inc., two of the four major U.S. textile mills currently operating under Chapter 11 protection, took steps this month that brought them closer to returning to solvency.

As…

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SWATCHES

LI & FUNG PROFITS UP SLIGHTLY: Sourcing powerhouse Li & Fung Ltd. said its first-half profits rose 0.6 percent to $43.6 million, on a 5.4 percent increase in sales to $1.83 billion. (Dollar amounts are converted from the Hong Kong dollar at current…

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Fashion Features

Fab Payouts Continue

NEW YORK — At a time when many textile executives have been sorting through their debts and wondering how to pay them, officials at Fab Industries Inc. have been dealing with the opposite problem: figuring out the best way to pay surplus cash…

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Celebutantes: Life in the Slow Lane

NEW YORK — It’s been just over 30 years since the death of Edie Sedgwick, whose overdose from barbiturates at the age of 28, in 1971, closed the chapter on New York’s most out-of-control Sixties celebutante.

But during her…

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MEMO PAD

BAZAAR MOVES: Melissa Foss has been named senior beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Foss, former beauty editor at Good Housekeeping, replaces Elizabeth Lamont, who went to Vogue as beauty editor, as reported.

CHANGING PLACES: Diane…

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