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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

Rizzo Leaves Bergdorf, President?s Position Won?t Be Filled

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New Wave

NEW YORK — With its new Skin Loving Colors, skin and body care brand Biotherm is breaking into a completely new category: color cosmetics. The domestic launch, set for February, is expected to lay the groundwork for an expansion beyond the…

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Fashion Features

Rizzo Leaves Bergdorf, President’s Position Won’t Be Filled

NEW YORK — Peter Rizzo, president of Bergdorf Goodman, resigned Thursday, after a 3 1/2 year stint where he was instrumental in modernizing and broadening the store’s appeal despite his sometimes strained relationship with management….

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Names President at Zutopia

NEW YORK — The Wet Seal named Jennifer Pritchard president of its new Zutopia division and has landed its first Manhattan location for its Arden B. division.

Arden B. targets contemporary customers and Zutopia sells to tweens. The bulk of…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Drama Queen … Right on Target … She’s Worth It, Too …

DRAMA QUEEN: Uber-vixen Joan Collins has enlisted a familiar face to design the gown she will wear Tuesday, when her son, artist Sacha Newley, weds jewelry designer Angela Tassoni. Nolan Miller, the design force behind the big earrings and even bigger…

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Fashion Features

Biotherm Gives Color the Full Treatment

NEW YORK — Biotherm, predominantly a skin and body care brand, is making a bold move into color cosmetics in hopes of expanding its reach in the U.S.

With Skin Loving Colors, a new line intended to take the brand into color cosmetics,…

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Fashion Features

Puig, Comme Des Garçons in Deal

PARIS — Puig Beauty & Fashion Group continues to ramp up its designer fragrance profile by snapping up another avant-garde player on Europe’s fashion scene.

The Barcelona-based, family owned firm just signed a worldwide fragrance…

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Financial

After Sparkling Half, LVMH Hopes High

PARIS — Bernard Arnault, the bullish chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, likes to brag that the French luxury giant can outpace the tough economy.

“It’s the company that matters,” Arnault told a meeting of press and…

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Financial

Christian Dior Profits Gain 22%

PARIS — Christian Dior SA, the parent company of LVMH and Christian Dior Couture, said first-half operating profits grew 22 percent to $818.7 million. As reported, first-half sales rose 3 percent to $5.9 billion.

Dior Couture sales…

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Fashion Features

Patricia Van Cleave Joins Hot Topic

NEW YORK — Patricia Van Cleave has joined Hot Topic Inc. in the new post of chief merchandising officer.

Van Cleave, whose merchandising and retail experience included a stint as president of The Cherokee Group, was most recently…

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Financial

Benetton Net Up 10.6 Percent

MILAN — Weak sporting goods sales helped push down Benetton’s first-half revenue, even as cost-cutting boosted net profit.

The retailer also made bearish forecasts for flat sales in the full year and “moderate” growth in net…

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Financial

Earnings at IT Holding Rise

MILAN — IT Holding, parent of Gianfranco Ferré, Romeo Gigli and Ittierre, reported first-half operating profits grew 23 percent to $13.5 million as Ferré results were consolidated for the first time.

Sales advanced 26.1 percent…

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Financial

Clarins Sees Lower Margin

PARIS — Groupe Clarins said Thursday that its full-year consolidated operating margin should be lower than in 2001, when it was at the 9.2 percent level, because of “the difficult economic situation marked by very poor visibility and with no…

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Financial

Barneys Reports Profit in First Half Despite Sales Dip

NEW YORK — Digesting smaller second-quarter losses, Barneys New York Inc. managed a slight profit for the first half and said store adjustments, expense control and inventory management will help results for the rest of the year.

Net…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

NEW COATS OF PAINT: Coats PLC has put its fashion unit, which includes Jaeger and Viyella, up for sale and is planning to focus on its core business in thread for apparel, footwear and industrial use. The decision follows an attempt to revamp Jaeger…

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Fashion Features

Clarifications

In a story about how business in SoHo has been impacted since last September’s terrorist attacks on page 6, Wednesday, customers were characterized as being generally value-oriented. Comments from Caroline Banker, executive vice president of…

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Fashion Features

Elizabeth Taylor Adds Scent

NEW YORK — The popular Elizabeth Taylor fragrance franchise is about to get a new addition.

Forever Elizabeth, the newest addition to a lineup that also includes White Diamonds and Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion, bows in October….

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Some Extra Credit: Managing Returns

NEW YORK — A shopper cracks open a lipstick to test the color. She doesn’t like it and puts it back into the rack.

Upon purchasing a new blush, a woman gets it home and finds the color looks different when she is out of the store….

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Fashion Features

Illume: Fanning the Flame

LOS ANGELES — With a return to a less “corporate” ownership and a venture into bath and body care and perfume, candlemaker Illume appears fired up for its next phase in the marketplace.

The brand, among the pioneers of a thriving…

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Fashion Features

Clairol Eyes Revival With New Ads

NEW YORK — Less than a year after acquiring Clairol, Procter & Gamble is about to unleash the largest advertising and marketing blitz in the hair color and hair care brand’s 52-year history.

Starting Monday, Clairol will echo across…

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Fashion Features

Ahava’s Star Sub-Brand Meets Niche Need

NEW YORK — Creating a successful sub-brand within an already successful niche brand is rare in an industry where big names dominate department store skin care sections. But for Ahava, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Ahava…

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MEMO PAD

GOING FOR THE GOLD: When Todd Gold announced in April that he would be leaving his post as the West Coast bureau chief of US Weekly for People magazine, media columnists wasted no time calling it a huge blow to new editor in chief Bonnie Fuller. Gold…

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People

Shoppers’ Delight

When confronted with the irresistible charms of American Ballet Theatre’s charitable tour de force, Blaine Trump, Calvin Klein did what any man in his right man would do: he caved.

“Blaine talked me into doing this,” said Klein, standing…

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People

Building a Team

VENICE — To make a grand statement as a patron of new architecture, it used to be enough to commission a world-class architect — Rem Koolhaas, say, or Frank Gehry or Richard Meier — to build you a house. Not anymore, apparently. Now,…

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Fashion Features

Retailers Evaluate New Launches

NEW YORK — The good news: the industry’s flood of new scents is luring customers to department store fragrance counters. The bad news: the gains are coming out of existing business, rendering the category virtually flat.

A number of…

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Mags’ Multiple Personalities

PARIS — For fashion magazines, does it pay to be two-faced?

That’s a divisive question for image professionals at a time when many titles in America and Europe are experimenting with multiple covers. Some hail it as an effective way…

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