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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

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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

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

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Second Skin

Vakko is expanding beyond leathers to include fabrics for all seasons.

Spring is in the air at Vakko. The New York-based contemporary suede and leather sportswear and outerwear firm is launching its first ever spring collection, for…

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Bitten By The Belt Bug

Sandy Duftler’s crafty creations have the belt market cinched.

With a belt line that includes hundreds of styles in an array of colors and fabrications, Sandy Duftler, the force behind Baldwin, N.Y.-based Sandy Duftler Design…

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Fiercely Feminine

Louis Verdad’s collection offers ladylike pieces that span the style spectrum.

In these uncertain times, Louis Verdad believes women want clothes that make them feel good about themselves.

“People have lost a lot of their…

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Take Notice

Former Tessuto designer Randa Allen is now at the helm of her own fashionable collection.

When buyers discover Randa Allen was the main designer for Tessuto, they immediately assume they’re about to eye a bunch of printed dresses….

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Fashion Features

Fifties Something

Those Fabulous Fifties are never far away. This season, designers are stepping up the femme quotient with the era’s full skirts, airy fabrics and lighthearted prints.

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Fashion Features

New Lines

A preview of some of the mart’s recent arrivals.

NAVIA PLOTT, Room 4327

Brazilroxx

After 12 successful years in Brazil, this denim-driven line made its Stateside debut in August, attracting attention with fashion-forward…

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The New World Order

Regional marts and industry networks can help pave the rocky road to international buying and selling.

International manufacturers and retailers have found the best way to the U.S. market may be through the heartland, rather than the…

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Fashion Features

The Daryland Carol Show

On the heels of October market, WWD chats with multiline reps Daryl Deutsch and Carol Perlman.

Going into the apparel business was a natural career choice for multiline rep Daryl Deutsch, who shows his contemporary lineup at the mart in…

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Kiss And Dress Up

Style-savvy women in Sugar Land no longer need to head to Houston for the hippest and hottest lines.

It’s got an average household income of $135,000 per year. It’s in the fastest-growing county in Texas. But the Houston…

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Bigger Is Better

While some of their counterparts scale back, a handful of Texas retailers are expanding their reach in the Lone Star State.

From Lubbock to Plano, from Austin to Sugar Land, and from one part of Dallas to another, a handful of Texas…

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Bridging The Gap

Specialty store owners are finding it’s all relative with merchandise that attracts mother-daughter duos.

Though on the surface, it might not seem as though teenage girls and their mothers make ideal shopping companions, stores…

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Keep It In The Family

Here, a few tips on how to make a store mother-daughter friendly.

Advertise wisely. Sandra Jones at Nekos reaches her mothers through an ad in an Atlanta magazine and the daughters through an ad in Jezebel, an alternative…

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Fashion Features

TRUNK SHOW 101

Following, tips on how to wow the crowd.

DO

Educate your sales staff. School them on how customers can work the pieces into their wardrobes.

“Customers really want information on how to care for items and what the trends…

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Fashion Features

Work It

Searching for comfort that looks as good as it feels? No sweat. For spring, cozy terry, velour or cotton active looks are cropping up with details usually reserved for streetwear — embroidery, satin edging and even lace-up sleeves.

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Fashion Features

More Than A Store

Linda Burton sees it all the time: a customer comes in looking for a coat and leaves with a lamp. Another seeks the perfect pair of pants, and finds a great cushion instead.

Burton and partner Holly Devlin, owners of Cricket in Wichita, Kan.,…

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Fashion Features

A Traveler’s Market

Despite a sluggish economy and a fear of flying among someAmericans since last year’s terrorist attacks, low airfares and trend-savvy shows and markets are prompting more buyers to travel.

When business gets tough, the buyers get…

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Fashion Features

Stylin’ Santa Fe

The New Mexico city’s fashion sensibility epitomizes the Southwest: eclectic, artistic and individualistic.

Walk down the street in Santa Fe and you’ll pass some incredible women who see dressing as an art form. They wear…

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Fashion Features

Flirt Alert

Spring is for flirts, and designers are serving up dresses to fit the mood — playful prints, swingy silhouettes and girly details.

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Fashion Features

On With The Show

WWD’s guide on how to stage a successful trunk show.

It’s fall, and once again it’s trunk show time. Will customers post your invite on the fridge door? Or will it be tossed in the trash? It all depends on your reputation for…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

That free-spirited bohemian look lives on this spring with earthy colors, soft fabrics and lots of patchworks.

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Highland Fling

Head to West Highland, a Denver nabe that’s gone from bad to fab.

When Jerilyn Berardi opened her vintage clothing shop, Babareeba, in Denver’s West Highland neighborhood ten years ago, she put out a notebook for customers to add…

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Auer’s Is Worth Looking Into

The decor at Denver boutique Auer’s is as tasteful as the wares it sells.

In the past year, Auer’s, a high-end boutique in Denver, has been emphasizing edgier designers such as Balenciaga, Chloé and John Galliano to complement…

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Neutral Ground

Designers are staying grounded this season with earthy tones of green and khaki. And the silhouettes? Simple and sleek.

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Fashion Features

The Feminine Mystique

Spring fashions blossom with a profusion of feminine styles, floral prints and new bohemian styles. Here, a look at the season’s top trends.

UBER-FEMME

Sheers bring a feminine touch to spring.

Forwear, a New…

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Fashion Features

Accessorize This

WWD peers into the crystal ball of fashion and offers up a trio of trends hitting the accessories market this spring.

Spring accessories hold the promise of a swift fix for shoppers worried about economic uncertainty. New bags, belts…

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Fashion Features

Mother Knows Best

What girl doesn’t like to catch the spotlight? And what better way than with a little subtle shimmer from the season’s mother-of-pearl necklaces and belts?

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Fashion Features

Tidal Wave

PARIS — The play’s the thing. The latest sport to influence fashion is surfing. And nowhere was that more clear than in Nicolas Ghesquière’s stellar spring collection for Balenciaga. Among his water-worthy ideas: a corset…

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Fashion Features

Docks Start Working As Retailers Scramble To Cope With Backlog

LOS ANGELES — The chains came off and the gates of West Coast ports swung free Wednesday evening, letting hundreds of locked-out dock workers back to work — at least for now —but it will be a long time for the backlog to be…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

MOVADO’S NEW STATUS: Movado Group Inc. has been granted Foreign Trade Zone “subzone” status by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This status allows the company to defer, reduce or possibly eliminate U.S. Custom duties on goods it…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The Piaget boutique in Manhattan is located at 730 Fifth Avenue. The address was incorrect in a story on page 14, Oct. 7.

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Fashion Features

DKNY Pens License For Jeans in Europe

NEW YORK — DKNY Jeans is headed to Europe.
In the first brand extension announced since LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton acquired Donna Karan International last year, the firm has signed a letter of intent to enter a licensing agreement…

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Fashion Features

Mayor’s Resets Management Team

NEW YORK — Mayor’s Jewelers Inc. named its new management team Wednesday.

Thomas A. Andruskevich, president and chief executive officer at Henry Birks & Sons Inc., has been named president and ceo at Mayor’s, as expected….

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Financial

Nautica Earnings Rise Despite Drop in Sales

NEW YORK — Nautica Enterprises Inc. Wednesday posted second-quarter profits that leaped over charge-depleted year-ago results and beat Wall Street expectations by a penny but said it plans a write-off for impairment at its disappointing…

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Fashion Features

Opposites Attract

Life is great in black and white — fashion, that is. For spring, designers are keeping things minimal and clean in this strictly one- or two-tone palette.

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Fashion Features

Paris Bulletin

Cerruti: In his debut collection for Cerruti, Serbian designer Istvan Francer took a solid step toward establishing a modern aesthetic at the house, which is owned by Italy’s Fin.part. Sharply tailored smoking jackets came paired with miniskirts…

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Smooth Curves

Accessories designers are working the curve this season. Bags get the slouch and hobo treatment in supple leathers with floral or fringed accents.

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Fashion Scoops: Dynamic Duo … Power Lunch

DYNAMIC DUO: Philip Miller, the Great Gatsby? Burt Tansky, a modern-day John Adams?

Those were among the tributes paid to the two American retail legends Wednesday night as they were decorated as Chevaliers of the Legion of Honor by Nicole…

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Susan Dell and All Her Components

NEW YORK — “Today is like race day for me,” Susan Dell said. “They’re coming down the runway, so to speak.”

Actually, a model wearing Dell’s black stretch tulle skirt and a silk jersey top has taken two steps forward on a roll…

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Fashion Features

Bogner Rappels Forward

BERLIN — Bogner’s new flagship in Berlin is casting the German sportswear company in a new light.

Thanks to a colorful, changeable lighting system, the 10th company-owned and 25th Bogner store worldwide, is one of many colors. Soft…

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Comp and Sears Fears Weigh on Stocks

NEW YORK — Retail shares tumbled lower Wednesday as concerns about Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s credit operations and the industry’s September comparable-store sales results continued to fuel pessimism about the retail…

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Fashion Features

SIDELINES

HEADS UP: Sporting goods company Head has presented an offer for some of Benetton’s money-losing athletic brands, including Nordica, Prince and Rollerblade, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Head declined to comment. A…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Take the Long Way

Many American shoppers occasionally are unable to find the size of jeans they need in retail stores. But it’s unlikely that many look at their frustration and see a business opportunity.

For years, insurance…

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s New Felines

NEW YORK — K.A. Kitties is scratching its way into the urban landscape.

Created by four Fashion Institute of Technology graduates, the company’s mission is to give women cutting-edge clothes with designer quality and an urban flair….

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Finding True Meaning

NEW YORK — Bisou Bisou, the Los Angeles contemporary firm run by the husband-and-wife team of Marc and Michelle Bohbot, is stepping into new territory with the launch of True Meaning, a more casual contemporary sportswear line.

“This line…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Bogner

BERLIN — All eyes — including those of Bill Clinton — were on Willy Bogner as he dramatically undraped Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate during Reunification Day festivities in the German capital last week.

One of Berlin’s…

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Gen Art’s Fresh Faces

NEW YORK — Gen Art will showcase emerging fashion talent at its eighth annual Fresh Faces in Fashion, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 West 19th Street.

This year’s show features four accessories designers, six…

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JUNIOR BEAT

DONEGER’S NEW SPECIALIST: Marcia Blizniak has joined The Doneger Group as market specialist of junior dresses.
Blizniak comes to the New York-based buying office and retail consultancy from sportswear firm Tracy Evans. Her merchandising…

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Streets of Gold

Retailers pay top dollar for the privilege of operating stores on the world’s most prominent thoroughfares. While the sagging economy has dampened consumers’ taste for luxury goods, prices on these key streets haven’t faltered. The…

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Buyers at Restyled MoMi Fair Seek Hand-Finished Goods

MILAN — An eye-catching new fair design enticed American buyers back to the revamped Moda Milano bridge market trade show late last month, and they were mainly searching for hand-finished garments and unusual designs.

More than 20,000…

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Edgy White Fair Bows as Solo Show

MILAN — The newly freestanding trade fair, White, has become a focal point for buyers seeking cutting-edge fashions.

Held Sept. 27 to 30 at the Superstudio Più in the city’s Navigli (canal) area during fashion week and…

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People

Tina’s Turn

Tina Knowles doesn’t know when to say when.

Between making custom “bootylicious” clothes for her daughters, Beyoncé and Solange; Beyoncé’s fellow Destiny’s Child members, and now, diva extraordinaire Liza Minnelli,…

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People

Wigged Out

Though her big-screen debut was marked by terrific acting but a series of bad wigs, Alison Lohman was just peachy about her schizophrenic looks at the “White Oleander” premiere Tuesday at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

“My favorite was the…

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Fashion Features

Spring Fling

Following, four trends from the New York collections topping WWD’s style lists for spring.

SHINE ON

Metallic fabrics added flash to everything from evening dresses to trench coats to sparkle-dusted…

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Dallas Cowgirls

Even a herd of Longhorn cattle couldn’t stop 550 stylish women from arriving at Neiman Marcus’ flagship in downtown Dallas for a Valentino fall fashion show on Sept. 5. In a purely Texan coincidence, the annual Crystal Charity Ball luncheon…

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Seeing Green

In the Fifties, life was technicolor and designers are revisiting those jewel-toned days for spring with some fabulous old-school party frocks.

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Correction

In a feature about new accessories designers on page 73 of the August issue of WWD Dallas, a photo of a necklace was incorrectly attributed to Two Blonde Lizzards. It was an African antique trade bead necklace by Bonnie Basham. Here, another piece…

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Girls On Film

Portraits of Las Vegas showgirls, Houston socialites, former Texas governor Ann Richards and Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are among the 70 images by photographer Annie Leibovitz currently on display at The…

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Another ViewPoint

The contribution of black designers to the world of fashion is the focal point of a current exhibition at the African American Museum in Dallas’ Fair Park.

“A Stitch In Time: 1800 to 2000” runs through Feb. 28 and features 42 garments…

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La Fab Nikita

Pass on the trip to Berlin. Instead, head to Nikita, a cocktail bar opening this month in Dallas’ West Village shopping center inspired by the dark, moody and sexy German cabarets of the Thirties.

“Caviar, vodka and freedom —…

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Lofty Living

Can downtown Dallas be revitalized? Metropolitan, a loft-like bar and restaurant, is the latest evidence that a platoon of entrepreneurs thinks it can. Situated on Main Street about a block from Neiman Marcus, Metropolitan aims to be a neighborhood…

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Fashion Features

Shanghai Surprise

Market Center Management is expanding its apparel empire beyond Dallas and Los Angeles and entering one of the world’s hottest markets: China.

In yet another link between American and Chinese apparel industries, Dallas-based Market…

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Fashion Features

Market Calendar

Women’s and Children’s Apparel & Accessories, Bridal, Special Occasion and Swimwear Market, Oct. 24-28, International Apparel Mart

DAILY EVENTS

New Buyer Orientation

9 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Suite…

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Miller Time

Laura Miller, the fiesty and fashionable mayor of Dallas, has an eye for high-style and the determination to take on the city’s politicos.

Laura Miller did the seemingly impossible in the Dallas mayoral race earlier this year: she…

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Zaza Zoom

A dedicated fashion flock braved 95-degree temperatures Sept. 5 at a construction site to see a preview of Stanley Korshak’s fall men’s designer collections.

Though the locale at the unfinished Hotel ZaZa lacked adequate air…

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Keeping It Basic

What does one wear to a model search? For Houston teens, it seems that basic is better. The place was packed with pretty young things in basic jeans and T-shirts when Delia’s staged a model search in August at its newest store in the Houston…

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