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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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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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Beauty

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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Seventh Ave.?s Lost Chic: Center of Style

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Staying Faithfull

NEW YORK — Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger’s fiery affair is the stuff legends are made of — and in the case of Katayone Adeli, inspiration, as well. In her compact spring collection, the designer mixed feminine and masculine…

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Fashion Features

Seventh Ave.’s Lost Chic: Center of Style

NEW YORK — Fashion Avenue is a street paved with messy dressers.

The industry might be showing off its finery this week in the glare of the catwalk spotlights, but take a peek inside some Seventh Avenue showrooms and an alternate universe…

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Financial

Armani EBIT Up 10% in Half

By Luisa Zargani

MILAN — Citing higher margins and synergies from recent acquisitions, Armani Group Tuesday reported a double-digit increase in first-half profit and said it expected “another year of solid growth.”

In the period…

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Fashion Features

London Fashion’s Mixed Reviews

LONDON — So, did London dazzle or disappoint? American buyers shopping the spring collections, which ended here Monday, were divided about the season: Some said it was a major letdown, while others were excited about what they saw as the…

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Fashion Features

Estée Lauder Sees Growth From 2003 On

NEW YORK — Recouping from a rocky 2002, Estée Lauder Cos. laid out a five-year plan with more modest growth expectations.

While cost controls are becoming more important, Lauder is looking toward a future with continuing…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

STEELE DEAL: Lawrence Steele has signed a six-year licensing agreement for all his products and distribution with Alberto Aspesi, a leading Italian apparel sportswear manufacturer. Before this deal for production and worldwide distribution, Aspesi…

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Financial

Warnaco Details Payout Plan

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group said Tuesday that its unsecured creditors won’t end up empty-handed when the company exits bankruptcy proceedings.

According to disclosures in a bankruptcy court hearing Tuesday, the firm’s…

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Fashion Features

Cord Cuts Ribbon on First Store

NEW YORK — Barry Cord finally has a retail home to showcase his quirky style, and the jewelry and accessory designer hopes it will be the first of 20 stores to open in the next five years.

The designer, who is in the midst of shedding the…

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Financial

Licensing Income Lifts French Connection Net

LONDON — French Connection’s first-half profits rose 24.5 percent to $9.9 million from $7.9 million.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that sales rose 2.2 percent to $163.3 million from $159.7 million in the six months ending…

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People

Suzy

Mary Wells Lawrence, an unparalleled legend in the advertising world — she set Madison Avenue on its ear when she entered the fray in the Fifties and eventually went on to start her own wildly successful and uniquely innovative agency, Wells Rich…

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Fashion Features

Fab Forum

LONDON — In a city known for its fabulous street style, you can be sure that when local stylists and editorial assistants turn up for a runway show, they’re dressed in their trendiest best. Beat up army jackets, suede pirate boots, tiered…

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Fashion Features

Kasper Takes Swing at Sportswear

NEW YORK — Kasper, which has built its reputation as a dominant player in the suit market, is taking another shot at joining the sportswear major leagues.

While not abandoning its more traditional jacket-wearing customer, the New…

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Financial

An Older Profile for Aug. Sales

NEW YORK — Adult shoppers, who couldn’t resist early, deep discounts on fall fashions, drove strong dollar-volume growth in August, instead of children and teens fueling back-to-school sales, according to a representative sample of 1,000…

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Financial

Retail Stocks Decline As Optimism Withers

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Tuesday as the prospects for both peace and third-quarter profits appeared to dim.

A cool U.S. reaction to Iraq’s acceptance of the return of weapons inspectors, a profit warning from Dow component…

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Fashion Features

Paris Show Activity Heralds Solid Spring

PARIS — Bold stripes, bright colors, relaxed silhouettes and retro Fifties and Sixties looks were the main fashion messages at the latest edition of the Prêt-à-Porter and Who’s Next trade shows at the Porte de Versailles here….

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Financial

Conference Board Urges Compensation Reform

NEW YORK — A blue-ribbon panel formed by the Conference Board to address the erosion of public trust in U.S. companies is urging business leaders to reform executive compensation practices as a first step in restoring trust.

In the first…

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Fashion Features

Spadafora Returning To the U.S.

NEW YORK — Italian knitwear company Marina Spadafora is coming back to the U.S. next spring, after being out of the scene for about two years.

While designer Marina Spadafora never stopped producing the family owned line in Italy, which…

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Fashion Features

Equinox Charts Jimmy Choo Expansion

LONDON — Jimmy Choo is growing up.

Last Tuesday, the designer shoe brand, acquired last year by the privately held Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd., began its retail rollout at Harvey Nichols with a party to celebrate its first new-generation…

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Fashion Features

Joie Racks Up Fast Growth in Contemporary

LOS ANGELES — The Joie girl is definitely in her “Me” years. She road trips to spas in Palm Springs with a pack of girlfriends, suffers lunches with daddy and his new girlfriend at the Palm, and keeps regular appointments with her manicurist, her…

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Fashion Features

Macy’s Passport Set to Celebrate Two Decades

LOS ANGELES — Macy’s Passport hits 20 tonight and what started as a simple men’s fashion show has now evolved into a multinight “fashion and compassion” extravaganza in San Francisco and here, raising millions of dollars for AIDS…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dior … Breakfast in Bed … All Biz …

DIOR: No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani wasn’t the only one donning Dior at her Saturday London nuptials to fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale of Bush. He slipped into a slim Hedi Slimane morning suit, and the bridesmaids — six, according to a…

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Fashion Features

Ford’s Options Worth Over $100M

MILAN — Tom Ford’s contribution to Gucci Group hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Paperwork filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Ford, who now holds the title of vice chairman of the luxury powerhouse, holds…

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