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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

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

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

The Bentonville Boom: Wal-Mart Leads Region To Explosive Growth

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Overview

About 1,000 people a month move to Benton County, Ark., to work with or for Wal-Mart, as the boom in Bentonville attests.

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Prep Rally

NEW YORK — Is preppy the new hipster uniform? Could be. In Tommy Hilfiger’s world, the classic look gets a chic update, giving V-neck tennis sweaters a more fitted look, shrinking trenches and adding cool nautical details to coats and…

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Fashion Features

The Bentonville Boom: Wal-Mart Leads Region To Explosive Growth

About 1,000 people a month move to Benton County, Ark., to work with or for Wal-Mart, as the boom in Bentonville attests.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Plans to Add 800,000 Workers by ’08

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart better keep its employees happy, because it needs to hire 800,000 more globally in the next five years to man all the square footage it’s adding to the empire. That’s more workers than the entire…

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Fashion Features

Kimmel Stands Behind Jones

Jones chairman Sidney Kimmel says he supports Jones’ move last week to sue Polo Ralph Lauren, and moreover, supports Jones ceo Peter Boneparth.

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Fashion Features

Unilever Appoints Kevin Boyce President, CEO

NEW YORK — As anticipated, Kevin Boyce has been tapped as president and chief executive officer of Unilever Cosmetics International, filling the posts vacated by Paulanne Mancuso in May.

A company announcement Friday confirmed a report in…

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Fashion Features

N.Y.’s Outer Boroughs Provide Retail Frontier

They’d take sites on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, then hop to the suburbs. Now, retailers are waking up to the inner-city neighborhoods in between.

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Fashion Features

Art Cooper in Critical Condition

NEW YORK — Art Cooper, former editor in chief of GQ, remained in critical condition at press time after suffering a severe stroke on Thursday. He had been rushed to the hospital after collapsing following a lunch at the Four Seasons.

A…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: 31st Annual Fifi Awards, New York.

Tuesday: Luxe Pack New York (through Wednesday).

Licensing 2003 International, New York (through Thursday).

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. annual meeting, New…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Spade at Home … Chile on the Plate … Balmain Talking …

  • SPADE AT HOME: Kate Spade LLC has signed three licenses for home products that are slated to bow in stores in 2004. Scalamandré will make and distribute Kate Spade woven fabrics, trimmings and wallpaper; Lenox will manufacture Kate…

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Fashion Features

JLo Jumping Into Jewelry

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez is taking her fast-growing fashion empire into the jewelry arena.

Lopez’s holding company, Sweetface Fashions, has entered into an agreement with costume jewelry maker Miriam Haskell to make and distribute…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Fragrance Makers Hopeful for Fall

Questions are rising about the shakiness and sluggishness of the fragrance business as it heads into the crucial fall season.

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Fashion Features

Miele Flagship Salutes Human Form

NEW YORK — Brazilian designer Carlos Miele doesn’t just believe in staying true to his roots — he believes in flaunting them.

Miele, whose first U.S. flagship opened Friday at 408 West 14th Street, channeled his heritage as…

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Fashion Scoops: He Ain’t As Fly As Me … Image Control

“HE AIN’T AS FLY AS ME”: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, who walked out, entourage in tow, of Monday’s CFDA ceremony shortly after losing the men’s wear award, has taken to calling himself the Susan Lucci of…

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Showbits

For fine jewelry firms, there could be some sparkle next season, despite the dulling effects of the down economy.

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Fashion Features

Vesperini Vies for Growth

French lingerie designer Vannina Vesperini plans to roll out a string of boutiques in Europe this year and double sales in 2003 to $6 million.

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Intimate Notes

HUGGING PACCIONE: Diane Paccione, former vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and intimate apparel at Sears, Roebuck & Co., was feted recently at a gala cocktail party hosted by the Intimate Apparel Square Club at The…

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Financial

Change of Plea Delays Rite Aid Suit

NEW YORK — A plea change by Rite Aid’s former chief financial officer has resulted in a delay in the start of the trial against former chief executive Martin Grass until June 23.

As reported, Grass, in a 37-count indictment handed…

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Fashion Features

Industry Continues Losing Jobs

Employment across all apparel and textile sectors fell in May, as the nation’s overall unemployment rate hit a 9-year high of 6.1 percent.

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Back in Black … Endangered Species … Booted Out

BACK IN BLACK: C&A, Germany’s third largest apparel retailer, has turned the corner. Two years ago, the chain, which operates 185 C&A doors in Germany and 279 elsewhere in Europe, was mired in losses. But a concentration on moderate,…

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People

Baker’s Rise

The baker’s daughter takes over.

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People

Acid Rain

Anime – the Japanese word for animation – is turning up everywhere.

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People

Eye Scoop: In Any Language

A new vintage market, plus a scoop.

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Fashion Features

Jewelers Rise and Shine

NEW YORK — For fine jewelry firms, there could be some sparkle next season, despite the dulling effects of the down economy.

Coming off one of the most challenging retail seasons in recent memory, jewelry buyers shopping the Couture…

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