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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

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.

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Handover at Gap Inc.: Fisher to Step Down, Son to Take New Role

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Overview

Gap Inc. founder Donald G. Fisher will step down as chairman, and his son, Robert J. Fisher, will become the new nonexecutive chairman.

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Seen In San Diego

SAN DIEGO — San Diego currently offers a couple of museum exhibits of interest to the fashion crowd. First up is “Sculpture in Silk: Costumes from Japan’s Noh Theater,” which runs through Jan. 25 at the San Diego Museum of Art…

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L.A.’s Other Disney

LOS ANGELES — Those needing a reason to explore downtown Los Angeles now have one, in the form of the undulating ribbons of stainless steel that define the Frank Gehry-designed 2,265-seat Walt Disney Concert Hall. Opened in October, it is the new…

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A Temple Of Beef

CHICAGO — It’s an Atkins dieter’s dream.

Beef rules at Fogo de Chao, a vibrant, bustling, all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat fest in which gaucho-costumed servers deliver roasted cuts of beef, sausage, lamb, pork and chicken…

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Tuck Into Table 8

LOS ANGELES — Shoppers looking for a break while trolling the Melrose Avenue fashion axis can now stop in at Table 8, a restaurant located in the space once occupied by Bouchon. The vibe is reminiscent of a European café, with outdoor…

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Cuban Cuisine Comes To Melrose

LOS ANGELES — A newcomer to Melrose Avenue is Xiomara, a branch of the Pasadena restaurant of the same name. The Cuban-inspired Nuevo Latino cuisine is destined to add some life to this otherwise sedate section of the avenue.

Chef, owner…

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New Republic With Global Tastes

DALLAS — Republic, a new tapas restaurant and bar near downtown Dallas, has quickly become a favorite with the young and glamorous crowd.

It’s easy to see why, thanks to its multicultural menu, fabulous cocktails and Riviera-chic…

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Letting The Dogs Out In Dallas

DALLAS — The new restaurant, Iris, may be named for a dead basenji hound, but there is nothing sad about it.

Opened in September, Iris quickly became the neighborhood choice of the wealthy Park Cities crowd and has hosted First Lady Laura…

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California Here They Come

LOS ANGELES — West Coast trade show officials are gearing up for the first market week of the year, and if the holidays prove as profitable as many retailers are hoping, January likely will be hopping.

Show officials at Los Angeles…

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ENK’s L.A. Experience

NEW YORK — ENK International is determined to make California a bit brighter.

The company, which produces such trade shows as Fashion Coterie, Intermezzo and Children’s Club in New York, launched a new show in Los Angeles in the…

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Parleying Traffic Into Orders

LOS ANGELES —?The fashion set descends upon Las Vegas twice a year, snarling traffic, crowding restaurants and altering the city’s dress code while the MAGIC and WWDMAGIC shows run. But splinter events piggybacking one of the largest…

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New Dynamic In Dallas

DALLAS — Visitors to Texas’ major fashion trade events next year will have a lot of new ground to tread.

The Dallas Market Center, traditionally the city’s key fashion venue, in March plans to relocate its 600 tenants from the…

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India Pavilion to Open Next Month

DALLAS — India is the focus of a new wholesale push at the Dallas Market Center, which is angling to capitalize on consumers’ growing infatuation with Indian and Southeast Asian style.

India Pavilion, billed as the first official…

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Atlanta’s Ambitious Plans

ATLANTA — With the past year’s initiatives starting to pay off, officials at AmericasMart claim they are poised for future growth, as their efforts to expand leasing and add new product areas are attracting buyers from across the…

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Chicago Sets Urban Showcase

CHICAGO — In recognition of the growing importance of the young contemporary and urban streetwear categories, Chicago trade show organizers are planning to unveil a new event next year.

Chicago market organizers are introducing an…

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Fashion Features

Textile Fairs: Beyond The Core

ATLANTA — With the economy picking up as a new round of textile shows kicks off 2004, trade show organizers should be in a more upbeat mood than in recent years.

Despite a tough business climate, domestic trade shows have grown in recent…

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Shopping The Friendly Skies

LAS VEGAS — Only in Las Vegas can something as simple as a trip between casinos become its own form of entertainment (and commerce). But visitors making the walk from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino to the neighboring pyramid-shaped Luxor can…

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Gone With The Girdle

ATLANTA — This city’s mythical heroine and debutante, Scarlett O’Hara, can finally breathe a sigh of relief — the once fashionable girdle, corset and caged crinoline, a restrictive, torturous threesome of historic undergarments…

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Hitting The Road

With most economic indicators pointing to an improvement in the U.S. financial picture, organizers of trade shows around the country are hoping that buyers will be ready to hit the road again come January and that they’ll be bringing their order…

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N.Y. Shows Set For Big Year

NEW YORK — With the economy on the mend, trade show organizers expect the first shows of 2004 to be among their best shows in years.

For Elyse Kroll, president of ENK International, the new year will bring some changes to the Fashion…

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MAGIC Shows Spin a Fresh Act

LOS ANGELES — Representatives at MAGIC, WWDMAGIC, MAGIC Kids and The Edge are gearing up for more exhibitors and buyers for their Feb. 23-26 run and have stepped up attractions accordingly.

While business concerns dominate the planning,…

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Freeze Frame

NEW YORK — It takes more than a little nip in the air or a bit of the white stuff to slow down a New Yorker, especially when she’s got the subway to get her from point to point. WWD checked out several major subway stops to see how women…

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Handover at Gap Inc.: Fisher to Step Down, Son to Take New Role

Gap Inc. founder Donald G. Fisher will step down as chairman, and his son, Robert J. Fisher, will become the new nonexecutive chairman.

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Fashion Features

Trade Winds Swirl in Capital

An industry coalition is asking Undersecretary of Trade Grant Aldonas “to review the unified textile industry’s priorities for the [CAFTA] talks.”

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Steilmann Sells Units To Italy’s Miro Radici

The Steilmann Group has sold three subsidiaries to the Italian group Miro Radici AG, a move that effectively cuts its business in half.

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Benetton Invests $526M to Expand Range of Product

Benetton outlined a $526 million plan aimed at conquering customers with higher-quality goods and a diversified assortment of products.

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In Brief: Anne Klein Goes Home…Dorby Duty…Levi’s Debt Downgraded

  • ANNE KLEIN GOES HOME: Jones Apparel Group signed a license agreement with Revman International Inc. to manufacture and distribute Anne Klein New York and AK Anne Klein branded home textiles for bed, bath and table. The home goods will…

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Correction

An item in Memo Pad, page 12, Friday, about Harper’s Bazaar incorrectly referred to Jacqui Getty as the magazine’s new West Coast editor. While Getty will be working for the magazine from California, her official title is contributing editor.

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Fashion Features

Subway Series

Subway riders are a great barometer of a neighborhood’s style, so WWD sent out a fleet of photographers to capture the city in its many guises.

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The Design Buck Stops Here

A look at the creative talent behind some of fashion’s biggest brands, including Liz Claiborne, Sag Harbor and Jones.

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Royals, Diamonds and Chips

NEW YORK — Not surprisingly, Asprey’s opening party Monday for its Fifth Avenue flagship had a decidedly British feel: Clipped accents resonated through the 20,000-square-foot space, the bubbly flew freely and waiters served bite-size,…

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Beauty Beat: Flying Colors for Three Custom Growth … McGrath at Saks … Oriflame Stake for Sale

NEW YORK — Three Custom Color Specialists’ cozy New York laboratory is producing some worldwide growth.

From Paris and London to Kuwait and Tokyo, the company has attracted so many customers that it rolled out to 35 additional doors…

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Fashion Scoops: Having His Cake And Sniffing It…Stay Focused…Snow Business

HAVING HIS CAKE AND SNIFFING IT: Long after shedding 90 now-legendary pounds, Karl Lagerfeld is still battling the temptations of the food. At Visionaire’s party for issue #42, “Scent,” co-founder Stephen Gan explained that…

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Serena in Nike Deal?

NEW YORK — Despite rumors and at least one published report claiming that Serena Williams had landed the largest endorsement deal ever awarded to a female athlete with Nike, the sports giant denied Monday that it has a partnership with the tennis…

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A&F Drops Controversial Quarterly

NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch said Tuesday that its infamous magalogue, which was unexpectedly yanked from stores just days before the start of the holiday shopping season, has been permanently discontinued.

The company had come under…

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Fashion Features

RFID: A High Cost for Manufacturers

The RFID technology that some retailers are adopting will help consumers, but it could put a big cost burden on makers.

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Politics Versus Culture

WASHINGTON — Even on the subject of music and world peace, President Bush’s war-room team can’t resist taking the first punch.

The fracas erupted in the buffet line following a dazzling performance last Thursday night at the…

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Bringing Peace Through Music

WASHINGTON — Frans Wolfkamp believes music can help bring peace to the Middle East.

“This is the bridge,” said Wolfkamp, who is Dutch, of his nascent Music in the Middle East program and of music’s cultural…

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Kitson: Playing the Star Card

Kitson capitalizes on scandals; licensing news for Skechers and Hurley, plus West World.

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Skechers Licenses Sportswear

NEW YORK — Skechers USA Inc. is getting dressed.

The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based footwear company has signed a license agreement with the Los Angeles-based Paul Davril Inc. to launch a line of women’s and men’s sportswear in…

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Hurley Gets in the Swim

LOS ANGELES — Hurley International is finally taking the plunge into swimwear with Lunada Bay. The Nike-owned company has grown steadily into a core surf brand over the last five years, but founder and chairman Bob Hurley said he’s been…

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West World: Bag Bunch…Stella’s L.A. Woman

BAG BUNCH: What logo bag drives Angeleno women most loco? If the silent “bag lunch” auction held last month was any indication, then Dolce & Gabbana takes the prize. One guest shelled out almost $3,000 for the lavender structured…

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An evening at the Met…American Friends of Blerancourt set their gala… Wintering in Casa de Campo…Tom and Penélope and Nicole and Lenny.

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