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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.

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

Fashion vs. Red Carpet: Industry Frets as Milan Collides With ’04 Oscars

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Overview

Leap year is looming with a potential setback for the fashion industry. Come Feb. 29, the world's biggest fashion show, the Oscars, is going head-to-head with that other major style even, Milan Fashion Week.

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Fashion Features

Eleanor Lambert Dies at 100, Founded CFDA, Best-Dressed List

Eleanor Lambert, who introduced the concept of public relations to the American fashion industry and made stars out of designers, died Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Cartier Leaps Back Onto Growth Path

Monday marks the inauguration of a 7,000-square-foot Cartier flagship on the Champs Elysées, part of a more feminine and sensual concept that is being rolled out to the firm’s 213 stores worldwide.

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Financial

Stage Stores to Acquire Peebles

Houston-based Stage Stores strengthened its presence in smaller markets Tuesday when it agreed to acquire Peebles Inc. for $167 million in cash.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Feet First…Arm Candy…Royal Flush…Pay Day…

FEET FIRST: She’s been a model, muse and designer, but now Ines de la Fressange is trying her hand at another part of the fashion business: public relations. Sitting in the front row at the Isabel Marant show on Tuesday morning, she…

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Fashion Features

Double Vision

Seeing double? That’s because Jun Takahashi, the designer behind the Japanese cult label Under Cover, takes a duplicitous approach to fashion. For his clever spring collection he showed all of his clothes in pairs and on twins. The point?…

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Financial

Clothestime Future in Court’s Hands

A California bankruptcy court hearing today could result in the liquidation of Clothestime Stores, once a 500-plus-unit specialty store powerhouse.

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Financial

Saul Sells Partial Stake In Mulberry

LONDON — Roger Saul has further distanced himself from Mulberry, the London-based luxury apparel and accessories brand he founded in the Seventies.

Saul, who, as reported, officially stepped down as president and non-executive director of…

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Fashion Features

Solo Acts – Y’s and Martin Margiela

Some designers prefer to go their own way, regardless of the prevailing winds. Yohji Yamamoto, for example, filled his Y’s collection with layers and hanky hems.Meanwhile, Martin Margiela took a singular tack with Deauville looks.

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Fashion Features

Apparel Retailers Increasingly Yell: ‘I Got a Dell, Dude’

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Dell Inc. discovered it had a sizeable chunk of retail point-of-sale market share without even trying.

According to Michael Farello, vice president of Dell retail, independent market data two years ago said Dell…

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Fashion Features

Onward, Christian – Christian Lacroix

The runway? Who needs it? Not Christian Lacroix. His spring collection — packed with pretty, punchy, whimsical fare — looked great, even hanging on the racks of his Faubourg Saint-Honoré showroom. After a knockout Pucci show in…

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Fashion Features

Workshop, D&A Bring Out the Funk

NEW YORK — Retailers came to town last week looking for styles to freshen up their assortments, and vendors at the Workshop N.Y. and Designers & Agents trade shows brought out plenty of funky styles to entice them.

Exhibitors selling their…

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Fashion Features

Teddi: Renewing Tradition

LOS ANGELES — Slow and steady isn’t the formula to retail success in the juniors’ and contemporary arena. But in these times, the moderate sector is another beast — a hard-learned lesson for Teddi of California.

After…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Rite Aid Comps Up 6% … Eastern Star Rises

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. said same-store sales for the four weeks ended Sept. 27 rose 6 percent over the prior year. Pharmacy comps were up 6.5 percent, while front-end comps rose 5 percent. Total drugstore sales for the month rose 5.2 percent…

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Financial

Marks & Spencer Sales Up 2.6% in 2nd Quarter

LONDON — A rise in clothing and food volume boosted sales at Marks & Spencer 2.6 percent in the second quarter ended Sept. 27, compared with a 4.2 percent rise in the corresponding period last year.

In a statement, the firm said sales of…

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Fashion Features

Valentino Enters ‘Fashion House’

ROME — Valentino was on hand to deliver a slice of his acerbic criticism on the new reality TV series, “Fashion House,” last week.

The outspoken Roman designer saw British participant Garreth Pugh’s striped straitjacket…

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People

Suzy

Hugh Jackman takes a star turn on stage; Sofia Coppola does daddy proud; lots of who’s dating whom, and discomfort in certain royal circles.

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Fashion Features

Sonny Vaccaro Teams With Reebok

NEW YORK — Sonny Vaccaro, whose basketball camps have helped high schoolers to become household names, has joined Reebok International as senior director of grassroots basketball.

As part of the deal, Reebok becomes the official sponsor…

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Fashion Features

Financo Appoints Two Executives

NEW YORK — Financo Inc. on Tuesday named two new senior executives to broaden its restructuring practice. Christopher J. Davino has been named special adviser and Michael A. O’Hara has become a managing director.

Forecasting for…

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Fashion Features

Fashion vs. Red Carpet: Industry Frets as Milan Collides With ’04 Oscars

Next Feb. 29, the Oscars will go head to head with that other major style event, Milan fashion week. Here’s the latest on the conflict.

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Fashion Features

Kors Taps Kate Spade’s Robin Marino

NEW YORK — Four years after taking over the leadership of Kate Spade, Robin Marino is leaving to become the newest executive in the burgeoning ranks of Michael Kors Inc., where she was named president of its retail and accessories divisions on…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Counterfeit Action…State Aid…TJX Worker KO

  • COUNTERFEIT ACTION: Tiffany & Co.’s campaign against counterfeiting and trademark infringement has registered another success. On Tuesday, Tiffany was awarded $573,818.64 in counterfeit damages from the owners of Finest4less.com,…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Viktor & Rolf will show its collection in Paris on Friday. The date was incorrect in a story on page 20, Monday.

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Financial

Laura Ashley Loss Hits $2.2M

LONDON — Lower sales and the cost of store closures contributed to a larger first-half loss for Laura Ashley Holdings plc.

In the six months ended July 26, the firm posted a net loss of $2.2 million versus $1.5 million in red ink during…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Vincent Brennan, 84

NEW YORK — Vincent P. Brennan, a former executive at Bloomingdale’s, died Oct. 4 in his Bronxville, N.Y., home. He was 84.

Brennan spent nearly 40 years working at Bloomingdale’s and was promoted many times throughout the…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Patricia Fischer, 63

LOS ANGELES — Patricia Fischer, who transformed a home party business into a $10 million lingerie enterprise, died Sunday after a long illness. She was 63.

She founded Lovin’ Enterprises Inc. in 1978 from her Southern California…

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Fashion Features

Tie One On

MILAN — One way to create an intriguing collection is to use a unifying theme or motif — and that’s exactly what Karl Lagerfeld did in his striking spring line for Fendi. The central pattern was the circle, which he wrapped around…

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Marketing and Promotion

Fashion Missing Sizeable Segment

Fashion has been slow to respond to sizing issues because of fears that begin with the unfamiliar tastes of the large-size customer.

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