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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.

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

Kellwood?s New Beat: Apparel Giant Snaps Up Phat Fashions

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Kellwood Co. confirmed Thursday that it would buy Russell Simmons? Phat Fashions, the hip-hop-inspired apparel maker, in a $140 million deal.

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Kellwood’s New Beat: Apparel Giant Snaps Up Phat Fashions

Kellwood Co. confirmed Thursday that it would buy Russell Simmons’ Phat Fashions, the hip-hop-inspired apparel maker, in a $140 million deal.

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Financial

Stores Slog Through December

They arrived slowly, and later than stores had wanted, but when December was finally over, slim same-store sales gains were eked out by retailers.

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Fashion Features

Galliano Shop: Cross-Dressing

John Galliano’s Paris boutique will be transformed into a men’s shop for a week to trumpet the arrival of the designer’s first signature line for men.

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Retail Features

Police Action Near BG

NEW YORK — With the nation on high terrorist alert, an unattended package in front of Bergdorf Goodman Men’s store caused a commotion between 1 and 2 p.m. Thursday. Bomb squad vehicles and police with assault weapons arrived on the scene…

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Financial

Face Forward

NEW YORK — Nivea, already a global leader in skin care, is looking for a bigger piece of the $1.4 billion U.S. face care market. The brand will reintroduce its Visage collection in the U.S. in March, an effort that could result in first-year…

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Retail Features

VF, Varvatos In Sale Talks

NEW YORK — VF Corp. said Thursday that it was in talks to sell the John Varvatos business to its designer and namesake.

VF had acquired the Varvatos brand as part of its August acquisition of Nautica Enterprises Inc. The potential sales…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Burberry Taps Ronon…Make My Izod…Wal-Mart’s Legal Eagle

  • BURBERRY TAPS RONON: Lynne Ronon has joined Burberry as senior vice president of the North Asia region, directing the company’s growth in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Guam and Saipan. She reports to Thomas…

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Financial

A Happy Holiday Season for Prestige

Prestige beauty retailers said business beat last year’s numbers, with fragrance rebounding and color and treatment racking up big gains.

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Fashion Features

Shalimar: Updating a Classic

NEW YORK — For 2004, Guerlain has a whole new attitude for its venerable Shalimar fragrance.

The brand, which will introduce a flanker to the original scent in March, is taking the opportunity to put forth three new faces for the…

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Beauty Features

Beiersdorf’s 10-Year Plan

After weathering 18 months of takeover rumors, Rolf Kunisch reenlisted for another two years as chief executive officer of Beiersdorf, and discussed his plans for the firm.

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Fashion Features

Nivea Visage’s Major Makeover

NEW YORK — The face of Nivea Visage is about to change.

Nivea has overhauled its Visage range and will reintroduce the treatment collection in a bid to gain greater market share in a face care category dominated by the likes of Olay and…

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Beauty Features

New Salon Concept Breaks Mold

NEW YORK — A new business model, being offered up by Profound Beauty Inc., looks to provide solutions to many of the issues plaguing the salon industry. And it addresses a full menu of them.

Diversion? Check. Salon branding? Check….

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Financial

Mass Market Finishes 2003 on High Note

An unusually rough year in the mass beauty market has ended with a remarkably strong finish.

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Beauty Features

Clairol Follows Its Instincts

NEW YORK — There’s nothing like ringing in the new year with a new look. And it appears Clairol’s Natural Instincts hair color is the latest beauty brand ready for a nip and a tuck.

Natural Instincts, which created the…

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Beauty Features

Top Notes: How Nice…Strauss Retires…Everlasting Health

HOW NICE: Galeries Lafayette department store has unveiled a new perfumery concept in Nice, France. The 8,073-square-foot space, operational since September in the Cap 3000 shopping center, is primarily organized by color-coded product segment….

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Fashion Features

Tech In Depth: Exclusive: Microsoft’s New Link…Where’s The Money Going?…Knowing The Luxury Shopper…

  • Exclusive: Microsoft’s new link

  • Where’s the money going?
  • Knowing the luxury shopper
  • Mit’s e-mailing parrots
  • An rfid primer
  • What the big boys are thinking

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Retail Features

Microsoft’s Latest Link

A customer enters a department store, identifies herself via an infrared or other device, and immediately sales staff in the shoe department are alerted that one of their best customers has arrived. By the time she reaches the department, the staff…

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Retail Features

The Money Trail

Boom times might be back in technology, at least when it comes to retailing.

U.S. retailers this year are expected to step up their information technology spending, with some predictions of double-digit jumps. In an increasingly competitive…

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Retail Features

All About RFID

U.S. firms have been slow to embrace radio frequency identification technology, but that is changing as both government legislation and factors driving economic efficiencies push RFID to the top of corporate agendas.

The Massachusetts Institute…

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Retail Features

Following The Leaders

The supply chains of mass retailers are rightly famous. They are colossal procurement engines, fitted with automated processes that produce, track and shuttle $3 trillion worth of goods around the globe a year. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., owner of what is…

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Retail Features

The Big Three Compared

All good, but not necessarily alike.

Each of three leading mass retailers — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Stores and Costco Wholesale Corp. — has evolved different supply chain strengths based on individual business models. Which,…

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Retail Features

The Limited Way

Inside a Victoria’s Secret or Express store, a manager or a co-manager might say, “We’ve got to ‘go green.’”

They’re not talking about changing the color palette. They’re talking in code about…

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Retail Features

Catering To The Luxury Customer

Just like their designer suits and pricy accessories, technology is fast becoming the differentiating factor among luxury retailers to improve their business performance.

While the value players like Wal-Mart use technology to help keep costs…

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Retail Features

The Vendor View

By Evan Clark

Powering Up Jones’ Systems


As one of the apparel industry’s largest manufacturers, Jones Apparel Group can help keep sales growing with acquisitions, but it also needs to create high efficiencies in new…

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Retail Features

MIT’s Cottage Production Model

Quite unexpectedly, MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms — a lab that contemplates technology’s distant future — has a Brother’s sewing machine and growling industrial machines in its basement.

That’s because the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Show Starters…Getting The Message…Screen Test…

SHOW STARTERS: Seventh on Sixth isn’t expected to announce its official schedule for Olympus Fashion Week until next week, but early indications show the organization has added a trio of the most buzzed-about brands into the Bryant Park…

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Retail Features

Gibò Takes Majority Stake in Maglificio Erika

Italian manufacturing company Gibò said it has taken a 60 percent stake in Maglificio Erika, specializing in fine gauge knitwear.

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Financial

Tiffany Reports Strong Holiday, Goldman Sachs Cuts Outlook

NEW YORK — Tiffany & Co. had a strong holiday season, but disappointing comparable-store sales in Japan prompted Goldman Sachs to lower its 2004 full-year earnings forecast for the venerable jeweler.

Tiffany said on Thursday that for…

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Financial

Feuerstein Gets Money for Malden

WASHINGTON — Aaron Feuerstein’s continuing effort to buy back Malden Mills Industries Inc. got a $35 million boost on Thursday.

Feuerstein, the Lawrence, Mass.-based company’s former chief executive officer, spent much of last…

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Fashion Features

Swatch’s Biver to Aid Franck Muller

PARIS — The saga of Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller took a surprising turn Thursday when Swatch Group said a member of its management board, Jean-Claude Biver, would take a sabbatical year to help Muller “in various…

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Memo Pad: But What I Really Want To Do Is TV…Cargo Without The Clothes?…Bailey (Squared)…

BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO IS TV: Steven Cojocaru is leaving People.

While the veteran scribe of the Style Watch column occasionally landed in the press for his behind-the-scenes behavior (most memorably, his very public flirtation…

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Retail Features

Saipan-Levi Case Dismissed

NEW YORK — Bringing a conclusion to a lengthy legal battle, a suit alleging that Levi Strauss & Co. had bought garments from sweatshops on the Pacific island of Saipan has been dismissed.

Last year, 27 other U.S. companies that had…

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People

Suzy

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova kiss and make up with a big ring; A party for “A Saint, More or Less”; A preview of the Winter Antiques Show.

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