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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

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Versace Rumors Swirl Over Potential Partners To Aid Balance Sheet

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The latest buzz around the house of Versace is that IT Holding chief Tonino Perna has approached Santo and Donatella Versace to form a joint venture.

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How Sweet It Is

NEW YORK — Few looks are girlier than a bridal gown, whatever the fashion winds. Still, in the recent bridal shows, one could sense similar expressions of the optimism and femininity that made the spring ready-to-wear season so special, as many…

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Fashion Features

Versace Rumors Swirl Over Potential Partners To Aid Balance Sheet

The latest buzz around the house of Versace is that IT Holding chief Tonino Perna has approached Santo and Donatella Versace to form a joint venture.

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Fashion Features

Bowie Rings Changes for Tommy

Rock legend David Bowie and his supermodel wife, Iman, will star in Tommy Hilfiger’s launch campaign for the H Hilfiger collection.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: New York summer-transition apparel market (through Nov. 7).
Guess Inc. reports on third-quarter earnings.

Tuesday: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week L.A. (through Friday)
The Conference Board releases its October Consumer…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Dunhill…Possible Beiersdorf Snag

  • DUNHILL: Paddy Byng has been named marketing director for Dunhill. The former Polo Ralph Lauren executive starts in his new post Nov. 3 and will be responsible for the worldwide direction of all accessories and men’s wear products…

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Bright Start for Pucci in London

LONDON — A wave of colored swirl prints crashed over London Wednesday night as Pucci celebrated the opening of its first store here at 170 Sloane Street with a party at the shop with guests including Allegra Hicks, Tracey Emin and Saffron…

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Progress at CAFTA Talks But Vital Issues Remain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has reached an agreement with five Central American countries in some areas, but many of the outstanding critical and divisive issues in the Central American Free Trade Agreement talks have been saved for…

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Fashion Features

The Hidden Nom

NEW YORK — Talk about going underground.

In direct opposition to how most retailers would set up shop, the owners of the new store, Nom de Guerre, have opted for a basement space with no signage at 640 Broadway.

“We like…

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Lady Juliet

Artist Juliet Hartford takes WWD on a tour.

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Lou’s Views

Rocker-photographer Lou Reed’s vision.

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Model Citizens

A luncheon at Mr. Armani’s.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dear John…A Star Is Born…For A Song…One More Star…

DEAR JOHN: Have a burning question for John Galliano? Zap it off to him today. The designer is conducting a live Web chat at showstudio.com, photographer Nick Knight’s Internet domain in London. The occasion? Knight is…

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Fashion Features

Color Helps Brighten Premiere Classe

PARIS — Brightly colored accessories, especially in hues of pink, green and yellow, topped the shopping list for the international buyers at the Premiere Classe trade show held here recently.

The four-day salon attracted 9,572 visitors, a…

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Elliott Lucca Bows

NEW YORK — The founders of the popular The Sak brand are bringing a new label to the crowded handbag table with the launch of Elliott Lucca, a bridge-priced line.

“We wanted to go back to where we were when we were first working on…

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Fashion Features

Tartarkin Buys Pennaco

NEW YORK — Danskin Inc. has sold most of the assets of its Pennaco Hosiery division to JBT Legwear LLC, a new entity created for the acquisition and owned by Barry Tartarkin, Pennaco’s vice president and general manager.

In the…

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Fashion Features

LegBeat: Chereskin Gets Legs…Legs ’04

CHERESKIN GETS LEGS: After announcing his venture into women’s apparel, men’s wear designer Ron Chereskin snagged a licensing deal with ETC for women’s hosiery.

The collection will launch at next week’s spring…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Roberts In Store…Thousands Of Things

ACE ON TAP: Broadway is dark on Monday nights, so there’s no stopping some leading ladies from receiving an award at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards gala at Cipriani’s on Nov. 3.

Eartha Kitt, Toni Braxton, Jamie…

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Fashion Features

Kellwood Intimates Gives Biflex a Redo

NEW YORK — In a major push to build its burgeoning $200 million intimate apparel business, Kellwood Co. is restructuring its talent pool and beefing up its portfolio of brands.

The ambitious transformation began last summer, when the LA…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Cheng Joins Leeds…NAP Names Ryback

CHENG JOINS LEEDS: Lisa Cheng has been appointed vice president of merchandising for the French Jenny division of Richard Leeds International, a new post.

Cheng was most recently the buyer of sleepwear at Bloomingdale’s for two…

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Fashion Features

Warnaco Nurtures Lejaby

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group is planning to spin its Lejaby and new Lejaby Rose brands into a global franchise.

While Warnaco is best known for its bread-and-butter foundations brands, Olga and Warner’s, as well as the high-powered…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Apparel Salon’s Wide Spectrum

NEW YORK — An eclectic mix of fashion and basic merchandise will be exhibited by more than 150 intimate apparel brands at the Intimate Apparel Salon segment of the Messe Frankfurt-owned Intima America trade show.

Set for Nov. 2-4 at the…

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Fashion Features

St. John Unveils Beverly Hills Flagship

BEVERLY HILLS — “I flew in from Phoenix for this event,” cooed a member of the “cult of St. John,” as the luxury knitwear company’s throngs of loyalists are sometimes called.

And she wasn’t lonely…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Preening Prada…Upping The Ante…Downshift…Green Light…

PREENING PRADA: Prada is still trying to come to grips with its debt situation and one option could be issuing more bonds. “It’s one hypothesis,” said a Prada spokesman. “We’re far from firming up anything.”…

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Financial

Growth Costly for J. Jill

NEW YORK — J. Jill is going through growing pains.

Last week, the firm reported a loss for its third quarter as well as the resignation of Patricia Lee, president of merchandising and product development, for what the firm termed personal…

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Financial

Trade Issues Hamper Unifi Net

NEW YORK — Unifi Inc. felt the pangs of increased fabric and apparel import levels and resulting softness in the domestic market, posting a sizeable loss for the first quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 28, the Greensboro,…

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Fashion Features

An Umbrella Stand for $3,750? If Blass Owned It

NEW YORK — It’s a testament to the taste of the late designer Bill Blass that even a set of his wall brackets sold at an auction last week for $4,500 and a pair of wicker basket planters went for $6,600.

Bargain hunters, as they…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Joop, Mercatura in Licensing Deal

BERLIN — Wolfgang Joop and Mercatura Cosmetics BioTech AG have signed a licensing agreement for the production and distribution of an anti-aging skin care range under the Wunderkind Cosmetics label.

The first women’s skin care…

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