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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

Spring’s Cold Start: Wal-Mart Strong but Others Suffer in Qtr.

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Overview

Wal-Mart was among retailers kicking off the first-quarter earnings season Tuesday, boasting double-digit profit growth and a high single-digit sales increase.

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Fashion Features

The Mod Squad

NEW YORK — Move over, Austin Powers. Mary Quant’s vision of fashion is back this season as fresh Mod looks take over for fall. Here, at left, cotton dress and boots from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Paco Rabanne’s polyamide and elasthane…

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Fashion Features

Spring’s Cold Start: Wal-Mart Strong but Others Suffer in Qtr.

Wal-Mart was among retailers kicking off the first-quarter earnings season Tuesday, boasting double-digit profit growth and a high single-digit sales increase.

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Fashion Features

Sizing Up SARS’ Impact

Analysts are debating the impact of SARS on the luxury sector, and await clues as firms start reporting sales and earnings this week.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

FRENCH ISSUE: French retailer Pinault-Printemps-Redoute said Tuesday that it was launching a $977.5 million bond issue. The issue could be increased to $1.09 billion if the company exercises its increase option and to $1.25 billion if the…

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Fashion Features

AAFA Picks Five ‘Image’ Leaders

A preview of the American Image Awards honoring Bruce Klatsky, Valerie Steele, George Jones, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dana (Mrs. Christopher) Reeve.

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Fashion Features

Reeve: Progress in Paralysis Fight

NEW YORK — Dana Reeve recalled that after her husband, actor Christopher Reeve, injured his spine in a May 1995 equestrian accident, the message from his doctors was bleak.

“The original prognosis was…that he had no movement…

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Fashion Features

Searching for Trends at Shows

Retailers shopping a slew of trade shows last week were looking for fall’s big trends and found looks that were all over the drawing board.

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Fashion Features

In The Middle

ATTAINING ITS PROVENCE: Provence D’amour launches for fall with a line that features a contemporary look at a misses’ fit and price point. Wholesaling for $55, the sportswear line includes a variety of looks from a simple black cashmere…

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Financial

China and Vietnam Imports Continue Massive Surge

China and Vietnam muscled out foreign competitors in the first quarter and fueled the overall growth in apparel and textile imports.

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Retail Features

Neiman’s Upgrades Client Connection

An update on the art of retail clienteling – the keeping of detailed records of customers’ preferences and personal information.

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Fashion Features

Suppliers Sue Adamson

LOS ANGELES — Four trim suppliers have filed an involuntary petition against manufacturer Adamson Apparel Inc., seeking about $100,000 in unpaid invoices.

In the notice filed May 6 in U.S. bankruptcy court here, Downtown Button & Supply…

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Marketing and Promotion

A Contradictiion In Store

NEW YORK — It ain’t getting any easier.

Fashion marketers are facing a seismic shift in the psychographic profile of their female customers — one that’s posing a steeper challenge to an already rocky business. It’s…

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Beauty Features

Acquisitions Fuel Wella To 2.3% Income Gain

NEW YORK — Wella AG on Tuesday reported first-quarter results that were lifted by acquisitions but hampered by unfavorable currency translations.

In the three months ended March 31, the Darmstadt, Germany-based beauty and hair care firm…

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Fashion Features

Tom Sands Promoted To Exec VP at Old Navy

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to improve operations and customer service at its Old Navy division, Gap Inc. said Tuesday Tom Sands has been promoted to executive vice president of Old Navy stores and operations.

Sands, 42, was most recently…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Talent Scouts … In the Bag … No Deal for Pilot …

TALENT SCOUTS: Those who haven’t gotten their fix of “American Idol” simply had to head to the DKNY flagship on Madison Avenue Monday night. DKNY hosted Working Playground’s annual Voices of Promise Benefit, which raises funds…

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Fashion Features

Cashing In on ‘Angels’ Dreams

LOS ANGELES — There’s a new (well, new again) license coming to town and its name is Charlie.

With the June 27 release of “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” — the sequel to the first $263 million, big-screen…

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Fashion Features

A Tale of Two Poets

Writer Erica Jong discusses her new novel, “Sappho’s Leap.”

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Financial

Kasper Reverses Loss

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Kasper ASL Ltd. on Tuesday said that the company posted a first-quarter profit compared with a year-ago loss in the same period.

Income was $8 million, or $1.18 a diluted share, for the three months ended March 29,…

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Financial

International Sales Lead Fossil

NEW YORK — Fueled by growth on the international front, Fossil Inc. on Tuesday reported increases in both sales and profits for the first quarter.

The Richardson, Tex.-based watch and accessories firm said for the three months ended April…

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Fashion Features

NLRB Sets Date for Perry Ellis Election

NEW YORK — The National Labor Relations Board has set May 30 as the date of an election to determine whether employees of a Perry Ellis International Inc. distribution center in Miami want to join UNITE, according to an official at the company…

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Financial

A&F Picks Up 9.7%

NEW YORK — Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch matched Wall Street’s estimates and just squeaked by its own expectations late Tuesday with a profit increase that nearly achieved double-digit status.

However, the firm said the retail…

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