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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.

clock 13hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 23hRachel Strugatz

Retail’s Northern Star: Holt Renfrew Steps Out With Glamour and Glitz

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Canadian billionaire Galen Weston, owner and chairman of Holt Renfrew, seems bent on expansion and upping the glam quotient at the retailer.

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Fired Up

Los Angeles glitterati turn out for Vuitton’s United Cancer Front Gala

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People

Neo Kid in Town

Clayton Watson jumps in.

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Fashion Features

Girls About Town – Catherine Fulmer, Magda Berliner, Pegah Anvarian, Michelle Mason and Mason, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and Petro Zillia

Flirts, tomboys, eccentrics and even a neo Grace Jones — come one, come all to L.A.’s fashion free-for-all.

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Fashion Features

Battle of the Bras

This town sizzled on Tuesday night when two lingerie shows went head-to-head over who would draw the biggest crowd. Each held the promise of a celeb-packed front row as well as sexy lingerie.

At Frederick’s of Hollywood’s…

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Fashion Features

On the Edge

It’s halfway through fashion week here, and most designers have eschewed the flirty girliness that dominated the New York and European collections. Instead, they’re doing what they do best — art-school edge and club-kid…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Last But Not Least…Water View…A Ford In Your Future…Miles In Charge…

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: It took until Wednesday afternoon for Jean Paul Gaultier to confirm his presenter for the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars event tonight, but the designer reeled in a big fish. Uma Thurman, star of…

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Fashion Features

Pressure Mounting For Action on China

WASHINGTON — The beleaguered U.S. textile industry got a political boost Wednesday in the form of two letters sent to President Bush by a cadre of Republican and Democratic lawmakers urging various steps be taken to gird the industry against…

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Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole Earnings Surge 47.8%

Kenneth Cole Productions reported solid top-line growth for the third quarter and said net income rose 47.8 percent.

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Fashion Features

Bebe Taps Gemette Senior VP

NEW YORK — Gregory Gemette has joined Bebe Stores Inc. in the new post of senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Gemette’s appointment was one of a series of personnel moves that swept over specialty retailing late…

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Fashion Features

Brooks Appointed CEO at Koret

NEW YORK — Koret dipped into retail for its new captain.

Harold Brooks has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Koret, Kellwood Co.’s second-largest women’s business and home to brands such as Napa Valley,…

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Fashion Features

J.C. Penney Says Adios to Mexico

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Corp. has agreed to sell its six-unit department store operation in Mexico to Grupo Sanborns S.A. de C.V., a diversified retail holding company based in Mexico City.

The transaction is expected to result in a pretax…

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Fashion Features

Punk Princess

NEW YORK — Lindsay Lohan may be too young to remember Sid Vicious’ remake of Frank Sinatra’s anthem, “My Way,” but when it comes to matters of style — right down to the thumbholes she had snipped into the sleeves of…

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Fashion Features

Happy Birthday Kitty

Thirty years later, Hello Kitty still purrs in popularity and profits.

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Fashion Features

Pretty In Punk

Lindsay Lohan prepares for the release of two more films, and a singing career.

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Fashion Features

Cast of Characters

Jem Sportswear adds Pink Panther and Barbie to its apparel mix.

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Fashion Features

Heading for the Starting Line

NEW YORK — Asics and Foot Locker are among the sponsors for Sunday’s New York City Marathon, but plenty of other athletic brands will also be making their presence known.

With 30,000 runners expected to traverse the five boroughs…

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Fashion Features

Chaiken Gets Into the Swim of Things

NEW YORK — After five years of wading in the swimwear market, Chaiken is finally diving in.

The company has periodically provided swimsuits for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition photo shoots and to select specialty stores. But…

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Fashion Features

Sidelines: Asha Hits The Pool…Nike’s Fitness Move…Dick’s Names VP

ASHA HITS THE POOL: A former swimsuit model, Asha DeMarco, has launched Asha Couture, a swimwear collection. The 26-year-old, who studied marketing in college, said she spent the past year putting together a team that has been in the apparel…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Unilever Net Gains 14.8%

Reduced restructuring costs helped Unilever plc generate a 14.8 percent increase in net income in the third quarter.

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Fashion Features

Real Estate Roulette

The most expensive retail real estate deals in the Plaza District – Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and 57th Street – by asking price.

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Fashion Features

Saving Lace

LOS ANGELES — Who doesn’t appreciate a moment of calm? On Tuesday, Magda Berliner’s quirky collection made a big impact with little fuss and no formal runway presentation. Long a proponent of that one great item, she showed many…

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Fashion Features

Retail’s Northern Star: Holt Renfrew Steps Out With Glamour and Glitz

Canadian billionaire Galen Weston, owner and chairman of Holt Renfrew, seems bent on expansion and upping the glam quotient at the retailer.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Winter Banana…Levi’s Offers Motherlodge…Tax-ing Decision

  • WINTER BANANA: Banana Republic has signed a lease for an 8,000-square-foot street-level space in the Winter Garden at Three World Financial Center, according to the landlord, Brookfield Properties Corp. The store is expected to open in…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Etro operates 19 freestanding stores in Europe, the U.S., Russia, Tokyo and Kuwait. This information was incorrect in an item on page 19, Oct. 27.

Sharon Williams is Via Spiga’s director of licensing. She was incorrectly identified in a…

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Fashion Features

Valentino Rejuvenation On Track

One of Marzotto’s main focuses for Valentino since acquiring it in 2002 has been to increase the scope of the Valentino brand. Here’s a progress report.

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Fashion Features

Saks to Reestablish Breckenridge Label

NEW YORK — Saks Inc. hasn’t yet shared the identity of Saks Fifth Avenue’s next chief executive officer, but it has coaxed a brand out of retirement for its department stores.

In a move to strengthen its proprietary casual…

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Fashion Features

Express Prototype Bows on 34th

NEW YORK — There’s equality of the sexes at Express.

The chain’s prototype, opening today at 7 West 34th Street, makes the shopping easy with illuminated “focal fixtures” that highlight key items and create a…

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People

Counter Culture

Los Angeles glitterati turn out for Vuitton’s United Cancer Front Gala.

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