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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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Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

P. Diddy Bulking Up: L.A. Investor Injects Millions Into Sean John

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Overview

WWD has learned that Combs has signed a deal with California billionaire Ron Burkle, managing partner of The Yucalpa Cos., a private equity firm based in Los Angeles.

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Groupe Clarins Sees $8M Drop

BEAUTY: La Prairie’s Systeme Suisse Microdermabrasion, set to bow in January, uses diamonds, pearls and crystal quartz to exfoliate the skin.

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Fashion Features

Simon to Appeal Mall Ruling

NEW YORK — Simon Property Group Inc. said Friday it intends to appeal a federal district court order in Minnesota that requires it to sell its 27.5 percent stake in the Mall of America to Triple Five of Minnesota Inc. for $81.4…

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Fashion Features

Factors: Looking Beyond Apparel

NEW YORK — The seemingly eternal optimism of the factoring community is being tested in an autumn of tempered expectations about apparel that are leading these firms to search elsewhere for growth.

While industry volume appears to be…

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Fashion Features

Launches Lift Lively Lyon

INNERWEAR: A report from the Lyon, Mode City trade show in France last week, which was laced nonstop events and saw record attendance.

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Fashion Features

Calendar: Today’s Shows

All listings are current as of press time. Attendees are urged to confirm times and locations. NOTE: For updates, check http://www.7thonsixth.com/

Monday, Sept. 15
8:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: Dana Buchman, 1441 Broadway.
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Fashion Features

Counterfeiting and Terrorism?

Fighting counterfeiting has become part of the counter-terrorism campaign. Here’s an update.

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Fashion Features

More Defendants Named in Counterfeit Watch Case

By Vicki M. Young

NEW YORK — The offense was counterfeiting and the take was $1,042,510.

That’s the profit garnered from just two shipments of fake watches, just 9,048 units bearing luxury brand names such as Cartier, Baume &…

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Fashion Features

Cancun Talks Come to a Halt

The global trade talks in Cancún collapsed Sunday afternoon, crushed by the weight of the divide between rich and poor nations.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Double Checked Debt…Switches At Saks

DOUBLE-CHECKED DEBT: Ending a review begun in June, Moody’s Investors Services confirmed the ratings of approximately $200 million of asset-backed debt issued by Charming Shoppes Master Trust that it had placed under review for possible…

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Fashion Features

Girly Girls and Sexpots – Tracy Reese, As Four, Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons, Luella Bartley and Rosa Cha

There was plenty of charm and drama as the New York spring collections continued.

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People

Fluttering By

EYE: A Manolo Blahnik exhibition and party…talking to “Elephant’s” John Robinson…..and a trio of fashionable daughters.

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Fashion Features

Elder-Beerman on Wright Track

NEW YORK — The bidding war for The Elder-Beerman Department Stores Corp. is getting red hot.

The management-aligned buyout group Wright Holdings on Friday upped its offer to acquire EB to $7.80 a share, or $100.8 million, plus the…

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People

Mister Robinson

LOS ANGELES — John Robinson certainly wasn’t expecting much when he showed up last year at an open casting for Gus Van Sant’s latest film, “Elephant.” After all, the 17-year-old Portland, Ore., native was hardly an actor….

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Fashion Features

Producer Prices See Little Movement

Domestic makers of women’s apparel in August continued to see prices virtually stand still, as retailers trimmed inventories and stressed low prices.

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Head On … At A Loss

HEAD ON: Spain’s fast-fashion giant, Zara, is meeting H&M on its home turf. Last week, Zara opened its first Swedish store — a two-level location with 17,200 square feet of floor space — on Hamngatan Street, a major shopping…

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Fashion Features

The Source to Join Hip-Hop Offerings

NEW YORK — Does the world need another brand of hip-hop apparel?

Put that question to David Mays, chief executive officer and co-founder of The Source Enterprises Inc., and the word up is a resounding yes. That is, if the styles are…

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Fashion Features

Unexpected Drop Hits Retail Sales

WASHINGTON — Retail sales at clothing and accessory stores fell an unexpected 1.4 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, reversing the 1.2 percent gain seen in July, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The drop in apparel…

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People

Who’s That Girl?

DOING IT HERSELF

You’d think that Cayli Cavaco would be over fashion by now, but the willowy 26-year-old daughter of fashion legends Kezia Keeble and Paul Cavaco, Allure’s creative director, is just getting started….

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Fashion Features

Fortunoff Crafts a Jewel in White Plains

NEW YORK — Fortunoff is putting the final touches on its first new full-line store in 15 years, scheduled to open Wednesday in a 265,000-square-foot complex on Maple Avenue in White Plains.

The complex, called Fortunoff: The Source at…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Lulu’s Sun Rises

English accessories firm Lulu Guinness unveiled its first collection of sunglasses last week, manufactured under license with Lake Success, N.Y.-based Tura LP.

The line’s 11 plastic and metal frames are as whimsical as the company’s…

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Fashion Features

Party Central

NEW YORK — The line snaked around the block as invited guests waited patiently to help Brooks Brothers celebrate its 185th anniversary last week.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that NBC’s Katie Couric was co-host of the event,…

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Fashion Features

Warnaco Said To Be Naming Rutkowski CFO

NEW YORK — Sources say The Warnaco Group Inc. has found its new chief financial officer.

The company is expected to disclose, possibly today, that it has hired Lawrence Rutkowski as senior vice president and chief financial officer….

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Fashion Features

Tharani Firm Signs Deal for Halston Jeans

In a move intended to bring the Halston name to the mainstream, the firm has signed a licensing deal and plans to roll out Halston Jeans for spring.

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Fashion Features

Variety Pack – Rebecca Taylor, GR Ferré, Zang Toi, Matthew Earnest, Small and Fushá

Take your pick – sea nymphs, preppy cowgirls, Mediterranean ladies and rock divas are all part of the spring scene.

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Fashion Features

Report Says Spiegel Delayed Filing to Protect Biz

NEW YORK — It was the credit card business that paved the way for Spiegel’s credit crunch, but it was fear that led to the company’s decision to hide for more than eight months an auditor’s report warning about the…

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Fashion Features

Porn To Be Wild

Clothes? What clothes? Who could focus on a frock when there was so very much else to see: a live fluffy sheep, penis-shaped cakes coming out of frosting-smeared ovens, writhing models with dollar bills stuck to their nether regions and much, much…

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Fashion Features

Stephen Sprouse: On Fire Again

Fashion is like…a Ferris wheel. It goes up and down and round and round. So, while Stephen Sprouse’s graffiti is old enough to kick out of the house with the demand that it get a job, it still has the ability to do just that. After teaming…

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Fashion Features

P. Diddy Bulking Up: L.A. Investor Injects Millions Into Sean John

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has a sugar daddy. WWD has learned that Combs signed a financing deal aimed at turning Sean John into a billion-dollar label.

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Fashion Features

Strip Moll

NEW YORK — In a delightful Saturday morning surprise, the design quartet As Four put on a serene presentation at Bryant Park that couldn’t have been further from their usual circus-like antics. On display were their sculptural pants,…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Idol Rumors, How Much Is That Per Pound…Queer Eye For The Front Row

IDOL RUMORS: The rumor that just won’t go away (because it’s most likely true) resurfaced again this past weekend: John Idol, chairman and chief executive officer of Kasper A.S.L., is headed to Michael Kors LLC as chief executive…

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Fashion Features

Invista Unveils Body Care by Lycra

LYON, France — Invista Co., formerly known as DuPont Textiles & Interiors, unveiled its Body Care by Lycra campaign at the Lyon, Mode City trade fair.

The concept of fabrics that promote well-being was illustrated at an informal fashion…

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