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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.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

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

George Breaks Free: Wal-Mart’s Asda Line Gets Own U.K. Stores

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Overview

Wal-Mart has ambitious plans for its George apparel brand, rolling out independent stores and taking the line into wholesaling.

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Fashion Features

Sweet and Sassy

NEW YORK — Have a sweet tooth? Well, candy isn’t your only option this season. Marc Jacobs is going sassy and girly for resort, featuring sugar-coated colors — sky blue, cotton-candy pink, lavender — in the form of sequined…

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Fashion Features

George Breaks Free: Wal-Mart’s Asda Line Gets Own U.K. Stores

Wal-Mart has ambitious plans for its George apparel brand, rolling out independent stores and taking the line into wholesaling.

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Financial

PPR Raises Stake in Gucci

PPR’s stake in Gucci Group inched up to 63.7 percent in the last month, as it bought 430,000 shares of Gucci for a total of $42 million.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Stocking up on Jones … Chanel Taps Van Cleef Exec … Fakers Foiled …

  • STOCKING UP ON JONES: Shares of Jones Apparel Group Inc. shot up $1.70, or 6.1 percent, to close at $29.40 in New York Stock Exchange action Tuesday after Merrill Lynch analyst Virginia Genereux, in a morning research note, upgraded the…

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People

Suzy

A dispatch from Lily Safra’s magnificent garden party in the sky…Mila Mulroney’s early birthday festivities…a preview of Wills’ 21st.

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Fashion Features

May Co. Ired by Offer Made to Foley’s Weikel

NEW YORK — There’s a fight at Foley’s and it’s over the former chairman, Mark J. Weikel.

Weikel has been offered a senior executive position at Victoria’s Secret Stores, reporting to Grace Nichols, the chief…

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Fashion Features

Polo Taps Brian Duffy

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren named Brian Duffy as president and chief operating officer of Polo Europe on Tuesday, filling the Geneva-based position that has been vacant since December with a veteran from Sara Lee Corp.

Duffy was chief…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Ferragamo’s Fragrance Push … Arden’s New Deal:

Ferruccio Ferragamo said he’s determined to push Ferragamo’s fragrance sales over the 100 million euro mark by 2006 with an aggressive launch plan.

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Fashion Features

PVH Sees $2B Calvin Klein Business

Phillips-Van Heusen said at its annual meeting that the opportunity for Calvin Klein is even greater than the company had initially forecast.

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Fashion Features

French Cuff’s Fashion Turn

NEW YORK — Public Clothing Co.’s French Cuff brand has fine-tuned itself with a more fashionable focus as it continues to establish itself in the trend-starved moderate sector.

The three-year-old line, which is targeted at…

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Fashion Features

Pakistan Makes Push for Another U.S. Trade Deal

Pakistan is maneuvering for more textile and apparel trade breaks as the 2005 deadline for quota elimination nears.

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Fashion Features

Counteracting Counterfeiting

NEW YORK — Montblanc is fighting mad. Eight pallets of product were stolen about a year ago, and recently some of the luxury brand’s writing instruments ended up at Costco.

“They bought it from somebody, but if you are a…

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Marketing and Promotion

Vive La Difference

Europeans’ attitudes toward work and life…what causes ideas to spread…jeans’ dollar volume surges.

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Fashion Features

Spring Uptick Spurs Fall Orders

The Los Angeles fall II/holiday market saw brisk order writing as retailers spent more after an uptick in spring business.

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Fashion Features

Hermès Branches Out West

LOS ANGELES — Hermès is expanding on the western frontier.

The Parisian purveyor of luxury items is further saturating the U.S. market by opening an expanded store Wednesday in San Francisco and a new unit in Honolulu. With only 15…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On The Road, Again … Nouveau York …Smoke Signals

Giorgio Armani is finally going to Los Angeles. The designer has scheduled his rain date to receive the first “Rodeo Drive Walk of Style” award in Beverly Hills for Sept. 9, after the original Oscar Week presentation was canceled during…

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Fashion Features

Balmain Cancels July Couture, Confirms Mercier’s Departure

PARIS — Balmain said Tuesday it’s skipping couture week in July and parting ways with its creative director, Laurent Mercier. This confirms a report in these columns on Friday.

But the house said it plans to continue its couture…

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Fashion Features

Value City’s Losses Hit $13.2 Million

NEW YORK — Markdown pressure after weak February sales helped widen Value City Department Stores Inc.’s first-quarter losses to $13.2 million, or 39 cents a share.

A year ago, the Columbus, Ohio-based retailer posted a deficit of…

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