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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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Brand Building Propels Lauder Net Up 23.1% in Second Quarter

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The Est?e Lauder Cos. on Thursday reaped a 23.1 percent rise in profits as earlier investments in its brands paid a handsome second-quarter dividend.

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Scents of Song

NEW YORK — Pop diva Celine Dion has found a new showcase for her talent — the fragrance counter. Her self-titled scent, a romantic floral, will make its debut at Sears, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s in March. First-year retail sales could…

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Brand Building Propels Lauder Net Up 23.1% in Second Quarter

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. on Thursday reaped a 23.1 percent rise in profits as earlier investments in its brands paid a handsome…

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Versace Profumi U.S. Taps CEO

NEW YORK — Versace Profumi U.S. on Thursday announced that Marjorie Wollan has been named president and chief executive officer.

Wollan, who succeeds Giovanni Agnoli, will report to Ferdinando Silva Coronel, managing director of Giver…

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Talbots, Penney’s Move Execs

NEW YORK — Retailers are reworking their ranks, which comes as no surprise following a tough 2002.

On Thursday, Talbots and J.C. Penney announced high-profile, senior-level substitutions, just three days after J. Crew named former Gap…

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Fashion Features

Pataki Sales Tax Irks Stores

NEW YORK — Retailers gave the thumbs-down to New York Gov. George E. Pataki’s proposal to reinstate the sales tax on apparel and footwear under $110.

As part of a budget proposal full of what he called “tough choices,” Pataki said…

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Fashion Features

Dallas Apparel Tenants in Limbo

DALLAS — Developers late Tuesday described their vision of a vibrant new fashion district in downtown Dallas in hopes of convincing tenants of the International Apparel Mart to sign up for space in a vacant skyscraper across the street from…

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Fashion Features

Importers Prepare for 24-Hour ‘Terrorism’ Rule

HONG KONG — Importers will keep a close eye this weekend on this city’s port and others around the world, as a new U.S. Customs Service rule requiring shippers to provide the agency with 24-hour notice of what goods they’re loading…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Norma’s News … Back to School

NORMA’S NEWS: Veteran designer Norma Kamali has a new business venture in mind, but she’s not revealing many details. While speaking at the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards on Thursday, Kamali disclosed that she is…

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In Brief

GDP’S FOURTH-QUARTER FALL: The Commerce Department on Thursday released another confirmation of the slowed economy and consumer caution. In the fourth quarter of last year, money spent on all goods and services grew at an annual rate of 0.7…

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People

Suzy

Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes have their hearts set on a summer wedding. The two have been in love since her divorce last year from Jim Threapleton — and with that name, well. Sam is devoted to Kate’s daughter, Mia, and Kate is…

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New Scents Top Puig Growth Plans for 2003

PARIS — Puig Prestige Beauty Brands (PPBB) has big plans for 2003.

New scent Carolina is among them. It will hit Europe and Latin America in April. The fragrance will then land in North America in September, while the rest of the world…

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Cradle Says ‘Bonjour’ to L’Artisan

NEW YORK — The recent acquisition of L’Artisan Parfumeur not only gave Cradle Holdings a sophisticated, perennial holiday favorite, but it also heightened Cradle’s status as an international outfit.

Cradle bought…

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Paula Dorf Adds First Scent, Zita, to Assortment

NEW YORK — Expanding into fragrance is a walk through the park for Paula Dorf.

The makeup artist’s first fragrance, Zita, is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and will roll out to Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Henri…

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Top Notes

WELLA DOWN UNDER: Wella announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Brisbane, Australia-based hair care company, PPS Hairwear Australia. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The privately owned company specializes in care and…

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Amid Tough Times, Some Italian Retailers Flourish

MILAN — The Italian selective perfumery market is in a serious slump — but you’d never guess from talking with a handful of the more successful retailers.

Several owners of small chains shrugged off data reporting an 8.6…

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German Perfumery Sales Drop 3.8 Percent in 2002

BERLIN — In 2002, Germany’s perfumery retailers experienced the first “real loss” in 50 years, according to the German Perfumery Association.

Perfumery sales in 2002 declined 3.8 percent to $2.7 billion. All dollar figures are…

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A New Note From Celine Dion

NEW YORK — As the story goes, Celine Dion found a 5-yen coin before taking the microphone at the Yamaha World Song Festival in Tokyo in 1982 at age 12, where she won the gold medal and was catapulted onto the global stage. She’s kept the…

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SoHo Boutique Launches First Fragrance Duo: Kirna and Zabête

NEW YORK — Call it the scent of retail: Kirna Zabête, the upscale SoHo boutique, has launched two signature fragrances.

The 5,000-square-foot store, which carries designs from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga and Hussein…

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Lotta Luv Dips Into Bath Time

NEW YORK — Lotta Luv, the company that introduced licensed candy cosmetics, now hopes to sweeten the bath-and-body category.

Just in time for back-to-school 2003, Lotta Luv will extend candy brands such as Bubble Yum and Tootsie Roll into…

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Osmotics Makes Health Claim

DALLAS — Osmotics, the Denver-based skin care company known for its techno-based antiaging and dermatitis products, thinks it has an antidote to prevent adverse reactions to smallpox vaccinations, a hot topic with talk of chemical warfare and the…

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Clairol Seeks Ideal With ‘Idol,’ Kits

NEW YORK — Herbal Essences is taking every opportunity to reach its target customer in the first half of 2003. Recently, the $700 million global brand became the exclusive beauty sponsor for “American Idol,” one of the most widely watched shows…

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Shave Firm Shows Growth Is an Art

NEW YORK — The Art of Shaving is expanding not only its product reach, but also its store sites.

Beginning in February, the men’s shaving group will begin distributing its three-item hair care line outside the company’s four…

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Skintimate Creates After-Shave Concept

NEW YORK — Launching a line extension under an existing brand is one thing. Creating a new category under that same brand is quite another. That’s what S.C. Johnson’s Skintimate shave brand has done with Skintimate After-Shave Gel, a…

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Marketing and Promotion

Rosie Strikes Back

NEW YORK — The fight between Gruner + Jahr and Rosie O’Donnell was back on the radar Thursday after O’Donnell filed an answer to the complaint against her with the state of New York. Among other things, O’Donnell’s…

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Fashion Features

Bulgari Net Boosted By Strong Yule Sales

MILAN — A strong Christmas showing lifted Bulgari’s fourth-quarter revenue by 12.8 percent but did little to boost its full-year sales.

Preliminary revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 12.8 percent to $275.9 million from…

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Memo Pad

TEEN GQ?: Are there Maxim readers out there who are latently very GQ? Condé Nast executives will find out this August when 300,000 copies of Fahrenheit, a GQ spin-off pitched at men ages 18 to 24, hits newsstands. And to make sure its tone sounds…

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Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

THE GARDNER GOES GRAPHIC: It’s not every day that a Venetian-style palazzo gets bathed in neon lights, but that’s just what Joseph Kosuth, a pioneer in the conceptual art movement, has done to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in…

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Dolce’s Masculine Side

MILAN — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have always held strong to their Sicilian roots, so when it came time to create a men’s retail experience, the duo once again turned to La Sicilia, allowing the island’s warmth and richness…

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