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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

Jil Sander Sees $13.4M Loss

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Atlanta Buyers on the Hunt for Distinction

ATLANTA — An influx of buyers from outside the Southeast brought a buzz to the August AmericasMart.

While retailers said that summer selling had been spotty, they had hopes that fall would be stronger and they had their eyes and order…

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Financial

Bernard Chaus Quarter Profitable

WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization handed the EU another victory Friday in a ruling that authorizes the trade bloc to impose $4.04 billion in sanctions on a wide range of U.S. products.

The ruling, which could provoke a trade war,…

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Fashion Features

WTO Approves EU Sanctions

WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization handed the EU another victory Friday in a ruling that authorizes the trade bloc to impose $4.04 billion in sanctions on a wide range of U.S. products.

The ruling, which could provoke a trade war,…

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Financial

Fashion Firms Feel Fallout From Corporate Corruption

NEW YORK — Public fashion firms might have escaped the worst of the corporate corruption scandals so far, but they won’t be exempt from the pressures for greater transparency and oversight as companies look to restore investor confidence….

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Fashion Features

Jil Sander Sees $13.4M Loss

MILAN — Citing poor market conditions in North America and Europe as well as high investment costs for its network of stores, Jil Sander recorded a net loss for the first half of the year.

The German design house posted a first-half loss…

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Fashion Features

Meichner Said Headed for Polo

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren is expected to announce this week that Wayne Meichner will join the company to run its retail division, according to reports in the market.

Meichner, who left Saks Fifth Avenue as executive vice president of…

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Fashion Features

The Facts and Figures on LVMH

PARIS — Hey, big spender.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, may have eased up on acquisitions lately, but he continues to shell out major bucks in support of his vast stable of…

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Fashion Features

Dehli Belly

NEW DEHLI — The most common self-assessment used by local designers to sum up the burgeoning fashion culture in this, the second-most-populous nation in the world, is that India is in a state of “fashion anarchy.”

Homegrown designers are a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

A CATO FAMILY AFFAIR: W.H. Cato Jr. Revocable Trust and Cato Family Investments, a limited partnership managed by Wayland Cato Jr., 79, a founder and chairman of Cato Corp., plans to sell up to 1 million shares of the firm’s Class A common…

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Fashion Features

WESTWARD GOA

NEW DELHI — Indian fashion is all over the map.

While the Western perception of this country’s attire might be something along the lines of a sari state of affairs, here it’s the opposite case, with fashion designers often…

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s Dysfunctional Market Schedule

NEW YORK — It’s a seasonal tug-of-war.

On one end of the rope, high-end designers in New York and Europe are trying to pull orders out of their clients ever earlier. At the other end, most buyers are holding back, not writing orders…

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MEMO PAD

SCAASI TRIBUTE: Beginning Oct. 15, the Museum at FIT will spotlight the work of Arnold Scassi in an exhibit entitled Scaasi: Exuberant Fashion — A Celebration of an American Couturier. It will feature more than 80 evening gowns and cocktail…

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Fashion Features

Glenoit’s Shanghai Connection

NEW YORK — With a new president and new owners, knitting mill Glenoit Fabrics has found a new lease on life.

This spring, the Shanghai-based textile firm Haixin Co. acquired the apparel-fabrics business of Glenoit Corp., which has been…

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Fashion Features

The Hidden Costs of Business Abroad

The desire for cheaper production has driven U.S. apparel brands to move most of their production overseas. Lower wages in those countries more than offset the typical added expenses of doing business abroad, such as shipping and duties. But in some…

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Fashion Features

Swatches

NEW CONCEPT: Red Bank, N.J.-based Concept III Textiles took over the merchandising, sales and marketing operations of New York-based converter Travis Textiles on Aug. 6 with the goal of expanding its international presence.

The 50-year-old…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Leif Norgaard, Novotex Founder

NEW YORK — Leif Norgaard, founder and managing director of the Ikast, Denmark-based textile firm Novotex, died Aug. 25 of a stroke during a round of golf in Denmark. He was 57.

He founded Novotex in 1983, and in 1986 decided to focus the…

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Fashion Features

In the Land of the Giants

RALEIGH, N.C. — Competition is tough in the mass-market world, especially between the two biggest retailers Wal-Mart and Target. But how do the world’s biggest company and its major competitor compare?

Located in a strip-mall, the…

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People

Puffed Up

What a set up. Golden tickets read “P. Diddy and Guy Oseary have granted you access to ‘The Greatest Party of All Time,’” and came packaged with a tiny scrap book full of nostalgic, sepia-toned photos of Puffy parties gone by. Ah, the…

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People

Haute House

NEW YORK — Flowers are supposed to be sunny little cheery things. Sweet and feminine. But such saccharine notions make most fashionistas cringe, which is exactly why Lewis Miller is quickly becoming one of the fashion world’s favorite…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Jump Start … Together We Stand … Saks’ Authentic Look …

JUMP START: So much for a day of rest — or shopping — between Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Australian designer Collette Dinnigan has joined Yohji Yamamoto and Martin Margiela and said she will show her spring collection on Wednesday,…

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Financial

Finlay’s Lost Narrows

NEW YORK — Jewelry retailer Finlay Enterprises Inc. said that it trimmed its quarterly loss as it cut expenses and recorded better-than-expected sales.

Finlay, a top operator of leased jewelry departments in department stores, said it lost…

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Financial

Family Dollar Signs On Jewett

NEW YORK — Joshua Jewett has joined Family Dollar Stores in the new post of senior vice president and chief information officer.

Jewett was most recently senior director of Answerthink, a management consulting firm.

He reports to…

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