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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

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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A New Beauty Makeup at Unilever

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Overview

With one swift, decisive stroke, Unilever consolidated and streamlined the top management of its prestige fragrance business Thursday.

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Photo credits for The WWDList on page 20, Thursday, were inadvertently omitted. The credits are as follows: New York, Chicago: Globe Photos; San Francisco: Alison Wright/Corbis; Honolulu: Milan Ryba/Globe Photos; Las Vegas: Mark E. Gibson/Globe…

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Levi’s Accounting Woes

NEW YORK — Levi Strauss & Co. has a splitting accounting headache.

The firm said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is delaying the filing of its third-quarter earnings report, or Form 10-Q, as well as…

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Fashion Features

Macy’s Workers Rally

NEW YORK — Some Macy’s employees are feeling blacked out.

Members of the Local 1-S, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union were rallying Thursday in front of the Manhattan flagship on 34th Street for wages lost during the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Eyes On Luxottica…Saks Hire…Out Of Time

  • EYES ON LUXOTTICA: A spokeswoman for Luxottica Group SpA declined to comment on European press reports that Luxottica was the unnamed firm that made an unsolicited, nonbinding $320.9 million takeover offer for Cole National Corp., the…

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Tina and Vera’s Reality Check

NEW YORK — Warning: This series may leave you breathless.

Anybody obsessed with Tina Brown or Vera Wang will want to catch Trio’s new reality series, “24w/,” a documentary-style show that follows someone around for 24…

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7th on Sixth Gives L.A. Show Grants

LOS ANGELES — Four designers are getting a leg up on the runway presentations here at the end of the month.

Mercedes-Benz Shows LA, the West Coast installment of 7th on Sixth, announced late Monday it is underwriting the venues for Petro…

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Fashion Features

May, Limited Await Weikel Decision

NEW YORK — Limited Brands and May Department Stores have completed their court battle over non-compete contract provisions and are awaiting a decision.

As reported, Limited has been seeking to hire former Foley’s chairman Mark…

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Fashion Features

Clough Takes Helm, Sets Tone for Kiehl’s

NEW YORK — Having named a new president three months ago, Kiehl’s Since 1851 showed off a newly renovated and expanded flagship last night.

Philip Clough started as the new president of Kiehl’s on Oct. 1. He succeeded Edgar…

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Fashion Features

Biotherm’s Wellspring of New Products

NEW YORK — Biotherm is taking to the streets to get the message out about its products.

With a specially outfitted 28-foot bus complete with makeup stations and a wall of Biotherm products, the brand is visiting local festivals and…

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Fashion Features

Halloween: For a Brave Few

NEW YORK — When it comes to Halloween makeup, only the niche brands are willing to step up to the scary occasion.

Halloween has grown into the second biggest retail holiday in terms of consumer spending after Christmas, according to Chris…

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Fashion Features

Max Factor to Unveil Self-Adjusting Foundation

NEW YORK — If a new Max Factor foundation performs as promised, women could become more at ease when selecting their makeup shade.

In January, the Procter & Gamble brand will introduce Colour Adapt makeup, a new liquid foundation that…

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Bonne Bell Sweetens Up With Skittles, Starburst

NEW YORK — There is something sweet going on at Bonne Bell, too.

As several emerging cosmetics companies have been snapping up candy licenses and launching a myriad of scented and flavored items for the fickle youth market, Bonne Bell has…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Beauty Rules at Town & Country

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Elvis was spotted last month at Town & Country Apothecary and Fine Cosmetics, an upscale drugstore in this affluent town.

He was, appropriately, filling prescriptions. The beauty consultants donned go-go boots,…

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Lauder’s Tour for Breast Cancer Awareness

NEW YORK — Evelyn Lauder kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a bang late last week, raising awareness — and nearly $265,000 — for the cause in three cities in as many days.

“Last year, our programs got more…

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Fashion Features

Kao Sets Premium Hair Care Line

TOKYO — Kao Corp. has shelved a hiatus from hair care and is now gearing up for its first launch in the category in seven years. Asience, a premium-priced line of shampoos, conditioners and treatments, arrives on Japan’s mass shelves on…

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Deal Reached for Burt’s Bees

Buyout firm AEA Investors has purchased 80 percent of Burt’s Bees, a natural cosmetics firm, for what is estimated to be more than $175 million.

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Brit, DVF Help Inter Parfums

NEW YORK — The launch of Burberry Brit helped boost Inter Parfums Inc.’s third-quarter sales, prompting the firm’s second elevation of earnings estimates in three months.

The firm said it now expects net income for the year to…

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Top Notes: Caboodles Deal Pending…Jay Bennett Dies…Polark To Retire

CABOODLES DEAL PENDING: Caboodles Cosmetics may have found a buyer in its transitional chief executive officer Charles Beech. Although a deal has not yet been signed, parties are hopeful a satisfactory agreement can be reached. Plano Molding…

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Tod’s Gains a New Toehold in Paris

PARIS — Declaring it “our idea of contemporary luxury,” Diego Della Valle officially threw open the doors to his new Paris flagship Thursday, a bright and sumptuous 7,300-square-foot boutique at 17-21 Rue du Faubourg…

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People

Suzy

Camilla’s niece weds in England…an engaging moment for Caprice and Alex…The next 007?

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Memo Pad: A Real Fixer-Upper…Two Roads

A REAL FIXER-UPPER: Thinking of buying a magazine but don’t want to spend the $50 million or so it might take to snatch New York away from Michael Wolff? Well, Bob Guccione Sr. may have a deal for you.

His…

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Graphic Design, Beach Style and Rock ’n’ Roll Romance – Lagerfeld Gallery, Celine, Costume National and Loewe

Karl Lagerfeld played with graphic elements at Lagerfeld Gallery, while Michael Kors conjured up Capri for Celine and Ennio Capasa gave his Costume National looks feminine touches.

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Fashion Scoops: Standing Firm…Wok This Way…In The Bag

STANDING FIRM: Italian designers will have to figure out how to compete with the Oscars, because the Italian Chamber of Fashion said there is no way Milan Fashion Week can be moved. Reached by phone Thursday, Mario Boselli, president of the…

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Hip Girls, Glam Women and Young Vamps – Helmut Lang, Emanuel Ungaro and Rochas

Helmut Lang’s collection was spiked with dazzling color and metallics, while Giambattista Valli created sexy, red-carpet-ready looks for Emanuel Ungaro and Olivier Theyskens’ Rochas line was full of lacy, often racy, romance.

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The Paris Looks

If beauty trends really are hatched backstage, the cosmetics and hair companies will be tickled pink — and green and copper and lilac — with what Paris has been sending down the runways. There’s been something for everyone, from…

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Fashion Features

The Cool School

PARIS — Helmut Lang’s signatures are street chic and fashion provocation, and he demonstrated both of them with great panache in his spring show on Thursday. The word “Dragonfly” turned up on the credit list, and, after an…

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Fashion Features

A New Beauty Makeup at Unilever

With one swift, decisive stroke, Unilever consolidated and streamlined the top management of its prestige fragrance business Thursday.

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Fashion Features

Too Faced Adds Couture Lineup

NEW YORK — Too Faced Cosmetics has stepped into couture.

To create the five-and-a-half-year-old indie brand’s latest addition, Too Faced Couture, the company decided to “bridge up and give [customers] that very luxurious,…

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NMG Leads Luxe Comp Gains

High-end consumers got back to shopping with a vengeance in September, as Neiman Marcus Group posted its sixth straight rise in same-store sales.

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Financial

Lewis Leaves Kmart Holdings

NEW YORK — Kmart Holdings Corp. confirmed Thursday that women’s wear merchandiser Michael A. Lewis had left the firm.

Lewis, who’d been divisional vice president of women’s wear for the Troy, Mich.-based discounter,…

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