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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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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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Retail

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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Storm Clouds for Duty Free

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Into the Night

NEW YORK — Clinique is proving that it isn’t afraid of the dark with Repairwear, its first night repair lineup that also breaks new price ground for the brand. Consisting of a cream, a lotion and a serum — each retailing for $45…

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Wella, Max Mara Join Forces in Beauty

NEW YORK — Cosmopolitan Cosmetics — the cosmetics wing of German hair care giant Wella, which has amassed a $1.5 billion fragrance business — has raised its fashion profile another notch by forming a joint venture with Italian…

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In Brief

HAS CAPITAL, WILL TRAVEL: The Principal Opportunities Fund of Oaktree Capital Management has made a “substantial” but unspecified investment in South Plainfield, N.J.-based luggage and accessories maker Tumi Inc. Funds will be used to improve…

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Storm Clouds for Duty Free

PARIS — Travel retail’s anticipated takeoff has not only been severely delayed, it could be wiped off the radar screen entirely if a war breaks out in Iraq.

Specters of further terrorist attacks, a double-dip recession in the U.S.,…

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BCRF Is in the Pink

NEW YORK — Call it a million-dollar lunch.

Actually, make that several million. Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of The Estée Lauder Cos. and founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), raised close to $4…

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After a Tough Summer, Retailers Weather a Stormy September

NEW YORK — The month that was expected to provide some of the easiest retail comparisons of the year instead provided its biggest disappointment.
Retailers marked the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last month with…

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NPD: Difficult Christmas Ahead

NEW YORK — This holiday, the consumer will be king — and Christmas will be tough for retailers.

The convergence of several dynamics is compelling consumers to delay holiday shopping, as they hold out for the best sales promotions,…

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Strife Already on the Docks?

LOS ANGELES — Less than 24 hours after the West Coast ports reopened, cracks appeared to be opening in the government-enforced cooling-off period between dockworkers and shipping companies.

Cargo trickled out of ports Thursday, starting…

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Obituary: Samuel M. Halpern, 87, Children’s Wear Retailer

NEW YORK — Samuel M. Halpren, owner of Halpren’s Tots n Teens and Halpren’s Junior Debs, a retail clothing chain throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs, died Oct. 2 at the age of 87.

The cause of death was endocarditis, an…

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Heidi Klum, Mouawad Unite for Jewelry Line

NEW YORK — Model Heidi Klum is on her way to amassing a fashion empire. The Victoria’s Secret catwalker-turned-entrepreneur already has a signature fragrance and now she is launching a jewelry collection.

Klum has teamed up with…

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Financial

Burlington Coat Factory Sees $16.1M Loss in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Tighter controls on costs and improved margins helped reduce losses at Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. during its traditionally tepid first quarter.

Net losses of $16.1 million, or 36 cents per share, during the quarter…

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Art and Craft of Versace

LONDON — Gianni Versace is back in the land of rock and royalty — and he’s getting a legend’s welcome.

Monday night, the Victoria and Albert Museum will unveil “The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace,” a retrospective of…

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Clinique Breaks New Ground

NEW YORK — Clinique is aiming to conquer the night with its latest skin care launch.

And with its first night repair product range, Repairwear, Clinique is also aiming to take the brand’s skin care to a new price level….

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Saks Unveils Beauty Place

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue gave the world a glimpse of its future on Oct. 3 by showing off its newly spiffed-up beauty floor and its newly hired resident makeup artist. Dubbed Saks Beauty Place, the retailer’s effort also revealed an…

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Adidas: A Good Sport

PARIS — Adidas has caught Sport Fever.

The brand’s beauty license holder, Coty Beauty, will introduce a men’s fragrance, called Sport Fever, starting this fall. The woody, fresh fragrance, which targets 15- to 25-year-old men,…

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A Mass 40th Birthday Party

NEW CASTLE, Del. — At noon last Thursday, Alan Levin, in white shirt and tie, was passing out KitKat bars to shoppers as they entered Happy Harry’s Community Plaza store here. An hour later, he was wandering the aisles of the Wilmington…

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Therapy Systems Targets Teens

NEW YORK — Therapy Systems wants to add teens to their roster of clients.

In early November, the brand will launch Oil Free Moisturizer, its first teen item. The product retails at $34 for a 4-oz. plastic jar, according to Linda Roberts,…

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L’Oréal Sales Rise 4.5 Percent

PARIS — Currency fluctuations took a bite out of L’Oréal’s sales for the nine months, but the French beauty giant still managed a 4.5 percent increase in revenues for the period to $10.65 billion.

Currency fluctuations…

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Fragrance Shoppers Go for the Gold

NEW YORK — New Dana Perfumes Corporation has got a golden opportunity for men’s fragrance shoppers.

Through an unusual contest, consumers have the chance to win a one-half ounce gold coin worth $185 at current market value. …

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Critical Mass: Iced Platinum: A Line for All Ages

NEW YORK — IceBox Inc. hopes to spin platinum into record sales.

IceBox, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has enjoyed success creating custom private label beauty brands for specialty stores such as Charlotte Russe.

Now the company and…

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TOP NOTES

SAVORY SALES: Swiss flavors and fragrances supplier Givaudan posted nine-month sales of $1.38 billion, up 16.4 percent in local currencies and 10.1 percent in Swiss Francs year-on-year. Dollar figures were converted from the Swiss franc at current…

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Spas Getting Fresh Ideas

NEW YORK — There’s nothing like a fresh idea to breathe new life into a business.

That’s why Alina Roytberg, co-founder and creative director of Fresh, is so excited about the new business opportunity she’s currently…

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Bath Bloomers’ Tangerine Scent

NEW YORK — Bath Bloomers, a three-year-old brand of spa products, is hoping tangerines — or at least the scent of the fruits — will help it blossom into a more far-ranging business.

Since launching at New York’s…

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SNIPPETS

SALON STYLE: Pierre Michel has become serious about hair extensions. Last week, the tony Midtown salon recruited Piny, the West Coast hair extension guru, to train Michel and four stylists on his signature hair-extension method. Piny, best known for…

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People

Suzy

Lyn Revson, practically best dressed from birth (OK, maybe not that long), in the Best Dressed Hall Of Fame for years, known for her Norells and ballgowns by Balmain, knew just what to take with her when she went to spend a week in the Mexican…

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London’s Body Movement

LONDON — Flesh is everywhere this fall — from the runways to museums, to art galleries to mainstream bookstores — but is it here to stay?

On Thursday, photographer David La Chapelle unveiled his biggest-ever exhibition, which…

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MEMO

SWEET SEPTEMBER: God bless those thick September fashion magazines. Fashion ad pages picked up considerably in September. According to Publishers Information Bureau, apparel and accessories ad pages jumped 14.1 percent to 1,333.9, showing the biggest…

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