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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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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

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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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Financing a Start-Up: Fledgling Designers Court Kin, Kindness

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With a keen fashion sense and some business savvy, or a numbers-wise partner, ambitious young designers are attracting some financial backing.

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Vollbracht’s Blass From the Past

NEW YORK — As the third designer to helm the Bill Blass collection since the old boy’s retirement, Michael Vollbracht is approaching the job as an actor might take on an Oscar-worthy role.

For four months, he has lived, breathed,…

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Fashion Features

Bill Blass Watches Return at the High End

NEW YORK — Ready-to-wear isn’t the only thing that’s ticking to a new beat at Bill Blass.

This Wednesday, the firm will unveil a collection of upscale fashion watches that draws from the late designer’s signature design…

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Fashion Features

Looking at Ways to Battle Imports

A report from “Hosiery World.”

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Fashion Features

Findings: Chocolate Break

CHOCOLATE BREAK: Boucheron’s creative director Solange Azagury-Partridge figures fine jewelry should be as accessible — and deliciously irresistible — as a fine box of chocolates.

So, the French jewelry firm is…

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Fashion Features

Frederick’s Goes for Next Generation

Frederick’s of Hollywood is poised for a comeback with a new, sophisticated identity, expanded assortments and a retail face-lift.

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Fashion Features

Basto: Bendel’s Brazilian Boutique

NEW YORK — Henri Bendel is taking a walk on the wild side.

This August, the Fifth Avenue specialty store will install an exclusive boutique devoted to the designs of Brazilian shoe maven Constança Basto. The 250-square-foot space…

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Fashion Features

WTO Sets Date on U.S. Subsidies

GENEVA — A World Trade Organization arbitrator determined Friday that the U.S. has until Dec. 27 to implement earlier dispute panel findings that found the so-called Byrd Amendment regarding antidumping and antisubsidy duties was in breach of…

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Fashion Features

Leveraging Trademarks for Funds

NEW YORK — Bill Blass did it. So did Guess Inc. Now BCBG Max Azria is in the process of doing it.

The “it” refers to a 25-letter structured finance vehicle called asset-backed securitization (ABS). Fashion firms using this…

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Fashion Features

Lampert’s Intentions Still Befuddle

NEW YORK — Edward Lampert continues to leave them guessing.

Lampert is head of ESL Investments, the hedge fund that bailed Kmart out of bankruptcy and that holds the largest single stake in the firm. He’s also chairman of Kmart, but…

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Fashion Features

VF Shares Sing the Blues

NEW YORK — Shares of VF Corp. fell 9 percent in trading Friday following the manufacturer’s downward revision of second-quarter earnings expectations amid inventory concerns up and down the supply chain.

The stock closed at $35.23,…

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Fashion Features

Federated Outshining May

A UBS analyst said May Department Stores Co. has been outstripped by Federated Department Stores Inc. in the areas of strategy and execution.

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s Bravo Takes Home $9.2M for Fiscal ’03

LONDON — Burberry chief executive Rose Marie Bravo took home a total of $9.2 million in the luxury goods firm’s 2003 fiscal year — including a bonus that amounted to 86 percent of her base salary, according to Burberry’s annual…

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Fashion Features

Sofia: Marc’s New Star

Sofia Coppola and Marc Jacobs collaborate on handbags.

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Fashion Features

Farewell to Cummings, Hello to Buccellati

Angela Cummings’ send-off.

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Fashion Features

To Dye For

NEW YORK — The term “tie-dye” usually conjures up images of hippies frolicking in the Woodstock mud. But Miuccia Prada has other, considerably less rustic, ways of working the process, which give it a more sophisticated, feminine…

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Fashion Features

Financing a Start-Up: Fledgling Designers Court Kin, Kindness

With a keen fashion sense and some business savvy, or a numbers-wise partner, ambitious young designers are attracting some financial backing.

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Fashion Features

China Leads the Pack In Latest Import Surge

Textiles and apparel imports surged 16 percent in April for the 13th straight year-over-year, double-digit gain, with China again posting the biggest growth.

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Fashion Features

Apparel Prices Drop 0.6 Percent For Month, Year

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in May returned to their long-term deflationary pattern, declining 0.3 percent after a monthly increase of 1 percent in April, the Labor Department reported Friday in…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Expanding Into Home

Gucci is seeking to capitalize on its luxury image by introducing a limited number of home items, set to hit Gucci stores around the world in July.

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Fashion Features

Valentino Makes Executive Moves

NEW YORK — Valentino has reorganized its executive team and created five new positions.

Liz Radler, former sales director for Prada women’s ready-to-wear, Miu Miu women’s ready-to-wear and Intimo, has joined Valentino as vice…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch

STRIKE FOUR: It’s been a tough spring for department stores in Paris, slammed by a drop in global tourism, the outbreak of SARS and the surging euro. In May, stores also had to face snarled traffic because of widespread transport strikes,…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Department of Labor releases its Consumer Price Index for May.

Expofil fiber and yarn fair, Paris (through Thursday).

Fashion Shoe fair, Bologna, Italy (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Hennes & Mauritz…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Millions at M&S … Coach Trade … 21 on 34th …

  • MILLIONS AT M&S: Marks & Spencer executives took home a total of $12 million for the year ended March 31. Chairman Luc Vandevelde was paid $2.8 million, including $1.8 million in bonus and benefits. Chief executive officer Roger Holmes…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Nascent Heading to U.S., Expanding Product Line … Parlux Deal Nixed:

LONDON — It claims to be one of the most advanced skin care ranges in the world and yet, derived entirely from plant-based medicine, there’s nothing technological about it.

“I spent 18 months looking for something that…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lenny’s New Line

LENNY’S NEW LINE? It’s hard to imagine the two in the same room, but rumor has it that Lenny Kravitz recently got together with retail legend Marvin Traub to discuss the possibility of a Lenny Kravitz collection of…

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Fashion Features

Martha Inc. Shutters After 70 Years

Martha Inc., the retailer famous for nurturing emerging designers, has gone out of business after a 70-year run and closed its last store in Palm Beach.

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Retail Features

Leggiadro Expanding on Luxe Niche

NEW YORK — While many family-owned retailers are disappearing from the landscape, Leggiadro is starting to think national.

The company plans to open a 1,500-square-foot shop at 30 Main Street in Southampton today, and another 1,500-…

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People

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Another California girl band gets, like, rockin’.

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American Anime

American anime takes Hollywood by storm.

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