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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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Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Courting Gen-Y: Forget the Hype, Find Street Cred

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Overview

Designer brands are spending millions on ad campaigns aimed at the Millennials, yet most of youth culture remains unmoved by the efforts.

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Court Upholds Victor’s Secret

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Victoria’s Secret’s claim that a small sex-toy shop called Victor’s Secret had infringed on its trademark.

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Financial

Chico’s: Profits Up, Spinoff Set

Chico’s FAS delivered double-digit increases in profits, sales and same-store sales in the fourth quarter and revealed plans for a new retail concept bowing in 2004.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Bebe Battered … Rwanda Gets a Break … Watts Next … Fusco Returns …

BEBE BATTERED: Bebe Stores Inc. on Tuesday said that preliminary February same-store sales were down 15.2 percent and as a result, the specialty retailer now expects comparable-store sales for the first quarter to decrease in the low- to midteens. In…

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Fashion Features

McEnroe Tribute Ends in Iraq Debate

NEW YORK — What was supposed to be a low-key affair Tuesday to honor John McEnroe transpired into an inner Beltway-worthy political discussion in Cartier’s Fifth Avenue flagship, of all places.

In atypical form, the 17-time Grand…

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People

Suzy

Frosty relations, with and without Nicole Kidman, the London Symphony Orchestra celebrates, mealtime at Tiffany.

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Fashion Features

Halston: Rebuilding an Empire

NEW YORK — With a new creative director at the helm of its designer collection and his first Oscar-night dress lined up, Halston LLC is embarking on a renewed multitiered product development strategy that could put the Halston brand back on a…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Firms on the Move

NEW YORK — Three high-profile firms, Laird & Partners, Judith Leiber and Cynthia Steffe, have signed deals to move to larger corporate headquarters, taking advantage of the soft commercial real estate market and locations that support the brand…

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Financial

Cost-Cutting Pays Off As Fila Losses Decline

NEW YORK — Plunging costs and lower debt allowed Fila Holding SpA to substantially cut its loss in the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Biella, Italy-based footwear and sportswear company reported a net loss of $16.6…

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Fashion Features

New Venues, Raw Nerves

NEW YORK — With new, more spacious venues, Workshop N.Y. and Designers & Agents each staged three-day show runs here last week.

The Paris-based Workshop N.Y. moved from its former loft-like locale at Chelsea Markets to a brightly lit…

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Fashion Features

In The Middle

ALMA MATER HONORS UPBIN: Pace University will honor Kellwood Co. chairman, chief executive officer and president Hal Upbin with its 40th annual Leadership in Management Award. The award is given each year to a business leader with outstanding vision,…

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Fashion Features

Hot Topic Turns In Solid 4th

NEW YORK — Hot Topic Inc. increased fourth-quarter earnings the old-fashioned way — by growing sales and comps.

For the three months ended Feb. 1, the City of Industry, Calif.-based specialty chain said net income ascended by nearly…

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Fashion Features

Aris Signs Kosiuko Deal

LOS ANGELES — Aris Industries has added another label to its stable of licenses.

The New York-based company, maker of XOXO and owner of the Baby Phat license, has acquired the long-term license to manufacture and distribute contemporary…

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Fashion Features

Lucky’s Limited Strike

LOS ANGELES — Lucky Brand Dungarees is thinking like an artist.

The Vernon, Calif.-based denim-driven label has quietly rolled out its new Limited Edition collection, high-end garments, each numbered inside. And in classic marketing…

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Fashion Features

Best Western

MILAN — Donatella Versace delivered a two-part fashion extravaganza on Tuesday, with her dual show for her Versace and Versus collections, held in a big television studio with 1,000 guests. Her message was that, regardless of the difficulties of…

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Fashion Features

Courting Gen-Y: Forget the Hype, Find Street Cred

MARKETING: Designer brands are spending millions on ad campaigns aimed at the Millennials, yet most of youth culture remains unmoved by the efforts.

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Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger Heads for the Beach

Tommy Hilfiger is going on spring break, hitting three hot destinations with model searches, fashion shows and music by rap group The Clipse.

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Financial

Kmart Chief Spins After Woeful Week

The press wanted to know about Kmart’s post-bankruptcy merchandising, but ceo Julian Day preferred to talk about honesty, discipline and leadership Tuesday.

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Financial

Kohl’s Earnings Rise 19.3%

NEW YORK — The retail powerhouse that is Kohl’s Corp. continued to roll on in the fourth quarter with increases in just about everything but expenses.

Net income for the period shot up 19.3 percent to $279 million, or 81 cents a…

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Fashion Features

Beatrice Trussardi Heads House

MILAN — The house of Trussardi is now in the hands of Beatrice.

A month after the death of her brother Francesco in a car accident, Beatrice Trussardi said Monday that she would take the helm.

“The company has always been in the…

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Fashion Features

Anne Klein Expands in Far East

Anne Klein is planning an extensive push into Asia with a licensing venture that includes three stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai opening this fall.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Blonde on Blonde … Smells Like Trouble … Anatomy of a Rumor …

BLONDE ON BLONDE: A mountain of paparazzi awaited the arrival of pint-sized pop vixen Christina Aguilera at the Versace show Tuesday night. Seated next to her stylist and an imposing cadre of bodyguards, Aguilera gave Versace a standing ovation at the…

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