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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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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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Beauty

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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Coty’s New Collection: Snags Jacobs and Cole Scents From LVMH

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Overview

Coty Inc. has purchased the beauty licenses for Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs from LVMH for an estimated $45 million to $50 million.

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BOYCE TO U.S.?: Reports are circulating in the market that Kevin Boyce, president and chief executive officer of Unilever Canada, will be moving to the U.S. to assume the role vacated by Paulanne Mancuso, the former president and chief executive of…

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Fashion Features

H2O Plus Adds Spa Element

H2O Plus has added a day spa to its Glendale, Calif. store, taking in-store product demonstrations to the next level.

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Fashion Features

Ferré Unit Attends To Beauty’s Needs

MILAN — Following close on the spiked heels of Dolce & Gabbana, who opened Grooming in January, Gianfranco Ferré is the latest Italian designer to open a beauty space as part of his retail store.

Launched this month, the spa has been…

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Fashion Features

Basso’s Heavy Touch of Mink

NEW YORK — Welcome to the big time, or is it the big top?

After 20 years in the business, Dennis Basso — the furrier to the stars, the roly-poly personality, the man who wears mink to pick up the groceries — feels he finally…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Posh Welcome … She’s a Superstar … Crystal Ball …

POSH WELCOME: Posh and Becks — otherwise known as Victoria and David Beckham — received the New York fashion world’s version of a royal welcome Thursday night when Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, threw a dinner in the…

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Fashion Features

De Beers Unveils Japan Plans

De Beers LV’s store rollout is on track, although the company’s owners are taking a slow and steady approach to retail.

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Fashion Features

Three Acts

NEW YORK — Spa brand June Jacobs and cosmetics brands BeneFit Cosmetics and Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedies are rewriting their scripts this year as they launch their first fragrances. Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedy Fragrance is due in December,…

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Fashion Features

Coty’s New Collection: Snags Jacobs and Cole Scents From LVMH

Coty Inc. has purchased the beauty licenses for Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs from LVMH for an estimated $45 million to $50 million.

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Names Peter Whitford CEO

The Wet Seal Inc. named Peter Whitford chief executive at its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, confirming a WWD report Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Acquisition, Expansion Key Kellwood’s Plan

Kellwood Co. will continue to grow in 2003 through acquisitions and building on its existing brands, said ceo Hal J. Upbin at its annual meeting.

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Yahoo! for Tommy

The Internet bubble may have deflated, but it hasn’t gone away and still will impact the way media is delivered in the future; Tommy’s new tune.

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Memo Pad

YOUR BRAND HERE: This fall’s Visionaire is going the high-low route. After drawing from the currency of big-name designers in the past — in more than ways than one — creators Stephan Gan and Cecilia Dean are exporting cool this time…

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Financial

J. Crew Losses Hit $19.6M

NEW YORK — The Mickey Drexler magic has yet to cast its spell at J. Crew Group.

The firm said Thursday its loss for the first quarter ended May 3 widened to $19.6 million, just slightly less than the $19.9 million of cash it has on hand….

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Fashion Features

S&P Downgrades J.C. Penney Debt

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s still believes in J.C. Penney Co.’s turnaround, but less-than-stellar prospects for this year led the ratings agency on Thursday to downgrade the retailer’s debt to “junk”…

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Mags See ’Net Future

PARIS — The Internet bubble may have deflated, but it hasn’t gone away and still will impact the way media is delivered in the future.

At least that was the consensus among industry executives at the two-day 34th World Magazine…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Harrods Not For Sale … Wal-Mart Sub Sale OK … Chile on the Menu …

HARRODS NOT FOR SALE: Mohamed Al Fayed has asked The Guardian newspaper in London to apologize for printing a story saying that Philip Green, England’s mass market retail king, had made an offer to buy Harrods. Al Fayed denied that Green had…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Saks Fifth Avenue is among the retailers launching Diane Von Furstenberg’s beauty collection. The retailer was inadvertently omitted in a story on page 6, May 23.

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People

Suzy

Movie news about Peter Sellers and Elizabeth Hurley, flurries of parties, including a MoMA bash for Rudy Giuliani and the Fanjul’s on Fifth.

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Fashion Features

Struggling Bluenotes Heading Back to Roots

MONTREAL — After seeing its same-store sales drop 15 percent in the first quarter of the year, the Bluenotes unisex retailer of jeans, fashion tops and accessories for teenagers is going back to basics.

The money-losing chain owned by…

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Fashion Features

Talley Among ADC Honorees

NEW YORK — Vogue editor at large André Leon Talley will be one of seven honorees next Thursday at the Abyssinian Development Corp.’s Ninth Annual Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment Leadership Breakfast, a group for whom he has…

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Financial

Chico’s Continues to Soar

Chico’s FAS said net income for the first quarter soared 18.2 percent to $23.4 million as sales climbed 29.5 percent to $169 million.

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Fashion Features

Claiborne, UNITE Come to Terms

NEW YORK — UNITE and Liz Claiborne Inc. completed negotiating a new three-year contract Thursday for the firm’s 1,500 distribution center employees in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The contract takes effect June…

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Fashion Features

Penhaligon’s Opens 2nd U.S. Store

BEVERLY HILLS — With its all-white interior, from the skinny palm trees stretching to the ceiling to the bamboo framed shelf units, Penhaligon’s newest store, here on Rodeo Drive and the second in the U.S., marks the latest chapter in the…

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Fashion Features

Lancaster’s Daily Solution: New 365 Cellular Elixir

Lancaster Group’s new 365 Cellular Elixir, an antiage serum to be launched this fall, is meant for people of all ages and skin types.

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Fashion Features

Intercos Sells 40 Percent Stake to Equinox

MILAN — Cosmetics manufacturing giant Intercos has sold off a 40 percent stake to Equinox Investment, an independent investment company based in Luxembourg.

Intercos chairman Dario Ferrari said the sale was an important one for…

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Fashion Features

BeneFit Sets Fragrance, Cosmetics Line for Fall

NEW YORK — BeneFit Cosmetics, one of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s more offbeat holdings, will cross into the fragrance arena with the September launch of Maybe Baby, the brand’s first scent.

Concurrently,…

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Fashion Features

Jacobs Builds on Smell of Success

NEW YORK — What comes first — the fragrance or the ancillaries?

For June Jacobs — unlike most fragrance creators — the answer is the ancillaries. In fact, the inspiration for her new scent, launching this summer, comes…

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Fashion Features

Good Vibrations in Scent

NEW YORK — Tony & Tina is trying to touch a consumer nerve.

The company will debut its first scent — Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedy Fragrance — in December and executives claim it’s “infused with so much energy, it…

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Fashion Features

For Sale: The Whole Kit and Caboodles

NEW YORK — In shifts certain to redefine the teen cosmetics market, Gary Schofield has left Caboodles Cosmetics LP, while its parent, the Plano Molding Company, has put the division’s three teen brands up for sale.

Schofield, the…

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Fashion Features

Now, Lipstick Sealer Applied With a Brush

NEW YORK — With competition from megabrands such as L’Oréal and Cover Girl, it can be hard for a company with one mass market item to get much notice.

Retailers’ demands are so intense that many merchants ask for…

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