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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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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

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Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Is VF Plotting Calvin-Warnaco Megadeal?

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Nygard at 35

Thirty-five years have passed since the Saturday morning Peter Nygård went on an interview at a Winnipeg, Manitoba, dress firm he would eventually own. He’s turned it into a state-of-the-art maker of branded and private label sportswear,…

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The Nygard Philosophy

The way he tells it, Peter Nygård’s rise to the top of his $500 million sportswear concern is the result of a fluke and someone else’s bad luck. The Canadian executive learned early in his career the value of image in the fashion…

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Sewing It All Up

The first thing you notice upon entering the 60,000-square-foot Nygård pants manufacturing facility on Notre Dame Avenue here is that none of the sewers are sitting down. They’re all on their feet. The second is that the plant looks more…

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Knowing Nygard

When Peter Nygård joined, and subsequently took over, Nathan Jacobs’ Winnipeg-based suit company in the late Sixties, he knew next to nothing about designing clothes; he was a businessman, after all. But he was up to the challenge: The…

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Northern Outposts

Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city of 600,000 inhabitants, has three major dubious claims to fame: It is the coldest city in Canada — a bone-chilling -20 F on Dec. 2 — it is the home of singer Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, and it is the head…

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Servicing The Customer

Over the last 35 years, Peter Nygård has developed a strong reputation in North American retailing and established himself as a force in women’s moderate fashion.

Retailers in Canada and the U.S., many of which have carried the…

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Fashion Features

Canada: NAFTA’s Winner

Apparel manufacturers in Canada are facing big changes in their international trade road map and many are counting on free trade with the U.S. and Mexico to help maintain their competitive edge.

Like in the U.S. and Europe, one of the biggest…

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Views From The Top

BOB ADAMSON

Nygård’s U.S. business really began to take off in 1995 after Bob Adamson joined the company from bankrupt Eddie Hagar Ltd., where he was a senior account executive. Up to that point, Nygård was doing some Tan Jay…

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Protecting The Brand

Nygård Inc. may be a privately held company, but occasionally information about some of its financial expenditures can be gleaned from public sources.

That’s the case with a lawsuit filed by Nygård and its affiliated company,…

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Fashion Features

Is VF Plotting Calvin-Warnaco Megadeal?

NEW YORK — The interest in Calvin Klein’s fashion empire has turned into a horse race, and market sources put VF Corp. ahead by a nose Tuesday, while Phillips-Van Heusen, despite its interest, appears to have stumbled off the…

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Fashion Features

A Suitable Match

NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani knows a thing or two about good tailoring. And for his fall Classico collection, he’s on a boyish kick with lots of well-cut haberdashery and suit looks. But that’s not to say he doesn’t throw in a…

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Departure Terminal

A wall of eight monitors resembling an airline arrival and departure board lights up the entry to Nygård International’s U.S. distribution center here.

Numbers fly by in hues of red, green, yellow and blue, with moving figures at the…

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Financial

Avon ‘BeComing’ Less Patient

NEW YORK — Avon Products Inc. touched up its fourth-quarter expectations, boosting its profit guidance by a penny a share.

The firm’s BeComing retail brand, though, is slated to go under the microscope after Christmas, raising the…

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Financial

Thalia Bolsters Kmart’s Hopes

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp. is planning a coming-out — of Chapter 11 — party for July, with the launch of an apparel line by Latin songbird Thalia as part of its celebration.

James Adamson, chairman and chief executive officer,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

YURMAN’S NEW HOME: Jewelry firm David Yurman has sealed the deal for its new corporate headquarters. The company has signed a 15-year lease on a 65,000-square-foot, two-and-a-half-floor space in a 12-story building at 200 Hudson Street in New…

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Fashion Features

Man About Town

Peter Nygård is not just a sportswear aficionado. He also knows how to throw a good party and throughout the years, has met a slew of celebrities, from Sidney Poitier and Robert DeNiro to Cybill Shepherd and Fabio.

Hollywood is almost a…

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DVF’s Caravan of Unique Luxuries

NEW YORK — Snowbound? No way! Shoppers and revelers at the opening of Diane Von Furstenberg’s second Caravan Serai easily left their snowy problems on the doorstep of her West Village theater. It may have been because of the hot, mulled…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Triumphant Return? … Four Square … The Gang’s All Here

TRIUMPHANT RETURN?: John Kourakos apparently doesn’t burn bridges behind him. The veteran of Warnaco, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren returned to Warnaco as president of its Sportswear group, which includes Calvin Klein jeans…

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Pendleton: 140 Years and Still Weaving

PORTLAND, Ore. — Seven generations and 140 years after its maverick beginnings in the pristine and pioneering Oregon Territory, Pendleton Woolen Mills is proving it still has frontier fever.

The $250 million knitwear legend, known for its…

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Financial

Idol Raises Bid for Kasper

NEW YORK — John D. Idol sweetened the management-led buyout bid for Kasper ASL Ltd. on Tuesday to $100 million.

Idol, chairman and chief executive officer of Kasper, and his private equity partner, Parthenon Capital LLC, said late Tuesday…

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Financial

Gucci Backs Morgan Stanley In Analyst Dispute With LVMH

MILAN — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $100 million lawsuit against Morgan Stanley and its luxury analyst Claire Kent has fueled another round of mudslinging with Gucci Group.

Morgan Stanley’s investment bankers…

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Fashion Features

Making Wool: An 8-Step Process

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are eight steps involved in woolen manufacturing and turning fleece into fashion:

Grading and sorting the raw wool

Scouring or cleaning the wool

Recovering lanolin, a greasy by-product of…

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Marketing and Promotion

Women Driving Cyber Growth

NEW YORK — Women now account for nearly two-thirds, or 61 percent, of online purchasers and are the primary engine powering holiday business in cyberspace — where the outlook for the season is bullish and projections are being revised…

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Fashion Features

Polo in New Swim License Deal

LOS ANGELES — Polo Ralph Lauren said Tuesday that it has signed a licensing deal with Apparel Ventures Inc. to make women’s and girls’ swimwear beginning July 1, 2003.

“This new relationship will allow us to capitalize on our…

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Fashion Features

Adidas Colours Unit Bows

NEW YORK — Adidas is showing off more than its three white stripes.

As part of its plan to broaden its offerings, Adidas has launched its Colours division featuring sportswear in colors such as lime green, pink and yellow. This fall, it is…

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American Eagle Promotes Co-CEOs

NEW YORK — Roger Markfield and James O’Donnell have been promoted to co-chief executive officers of American Eagle Outfitters. Jay Schottenstein, who had been ceo since March 1992, remains chairman.

Markfield, who joined AE in…

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Hermès Opens New Miami Store

MIAMI — The luxury market can’t get enough of Miami or vice versa this year. The Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton hospitality chains opened hotel and residential towers; lavish high rises, including designer Philippe Starck’s Icon,…

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Fashion Features

Brazil’s Lula, Bush Talk Trade

WASHINGTON — Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who met with President Bush on Tuesday, said he is committed to creating a Western Hemispheric trade zone, but warned that Brazil will fight for the elimination of unfair…

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Fashion Features

New Picks for Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON — President Bush plans to appoint executives of three apparel companies to serve two-year terms on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy, which provides the office of the U.S. Trade Representative with policy advice on objectives and…

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People

Suzy

Denise Hale, the San Francisco flash, is in town for her annual visit, dazzling the populace in her jeweled exotica. When Denise and her late husband, the department store titan Prentis Cobb Hale, used to arrive in Manhattan together in years gone by,…

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