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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.

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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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Luxury Analyst on Trial: LVMH Wins Paris Lawsuit Against Morgan Stanley

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Overview

A Paris court decision in favor of LVMH and against Morgan Stanley is likely to have a chilling impact on the global investment analyst community.

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Clarifications

Gucci Group chief Domenico De Sole said last October, when asked if the company’s Boucheron unit was for sale, that he doesn’t have any “specific plans” for the sale of that brand or any other, but at the same time, he…

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People

Critical Mass

Dressing and de-stressing for the Critics Choice Awards.

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People

Eye Scoop: Golden Moment

A California scoop.

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People

Totally 80’s

A look at the excesses of the Eighties.

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Fashion Features

Gem Awards Toast Better Times

After two difficult years, many used the Jewelry Information Center’s Gem Awards to toast the strong fourth quarter and express confidence in 2004.

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Retail Features

Shapiro Tapped to Head Urban Brands

NEW YORK — Ethan Shapiro has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Urban Brands Inc., the Secaucus, N.J.-based operator of the Ashley Stewart and Marianne plus-size women’s chains. Last September, Shapiro was named acting…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: In Plain Sight…’Sex,’ Oscar And Paris

IN PLAIN SIGHT: Tom Ford knows how to milk a controversial entrance or exit, so the designer had to be aware that he’d be raising eyebrows by showing up at the Four Seasons in Milan on Sunday night to meet up with Valentino and his…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Cosmoprof to Launch Trade Show in Russia … Axilone Promotion

Cosmoprof has added Russia to its expanding global beauty trade show empire and will stage its first venture there in February 2005.

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Fashion Features

Foreign Mills Prepare for Shows

NEW YORK — Mills from around the world will bring their wares to Manhattan next week to several trade shows, where they will offer a variety of new fashion and performance ideas for the spring 2005 season.

But recognizing the continuing…

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Financial

Boggio Casero Dresses Up Cotton

MILAN — While many of its counterparts in the centuries-old Biella textile industry in northern Italy focus on wool, Lanerie Boggio Casero is looking to diversify its offering to include more cotton.

That’s a key component of the…

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Fashion Features

Study: Investors See Value in Social Responsibility

GENEVA — It’s not just consumers and activists who are concerned that large firms behave in an ethically responsible way. Investors are also increasingly expecting the companies in which they hold shares to be good corporate citizens,…

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Fashion Features

ATMI: 2003 Was Grim Year for Mills

NEW YORK — Last year was another bleak one for the U.S. textile industry, according to the American Textile Manufacturers Institute’s Year-End Economic Report, which was released Monday.

Sales and employment in the industry were…

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Fashion Features

Tencel Offers Rational Whimsy for Fall

NEW YORK — For fall 2004, designers will be taking bold steps to ensure that their brands stand out in a crowded fashion field, according to a recent presentation by Sandy MacLennan, trend consultant for Tencel.

“PV was…

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Fashion Features

DuPont Shuffles Executive Ranks

NEW YORK — Continuing its preparation for the sale of the Invista fiber operations, DuPont on Monday made a slew of executive changes, including creating new positions with the responsibility of driving growth in Asia, with an emphasis on China,…

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Fashion Features

Invista’s Knit Story: Diversity Rules

NEW YORK — Two themes, Fast and Slow, will be the top trends for fall 2004 knits, according to Sheila-Mary Carruthers, knitwear consultant at Invista. “We’re focusing on the need for clothing that can meet the diverse needs of…

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Fashion Features

Woolrich Refines Its Women’s Formula

NEW YORK — With women’s apparel sales now accounting for the majority of its business, Woolrich, an estimated $200 million operation, is looking to build on that dynamic.

For the first time in the firm’s 174-year-old history,…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: The Hannant Factor…Changes At BBS

THE HANNANT FACTOR: Along with Douglas Hannant’s newly sophisticated makeover of his collection and persona, the designer is following the mold of the late Bill Blass in more ways than one.

Hannant just named Yvonne Miller as…

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Fashion Features

Dressing Up Jane Street

NEW YORK — Jane Street, a new dress division of Liz Claiborne, has been hatched from the idea that there aren’t enough good dresses in the world.

Jane Street’s design, marketing and executive team, which reflects the customers…

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Fashion Features

Mondi’s Return to America

Mondi has returned to retailing in the U.S. with two new stores, and the company is seeking investors or a strategic partner to expand further.

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Fashion Features

NRF: Global Turf Battle Ahead

NEW YORK — Central Europe, Asia and Latin America, get ready for your supercenters, because these are the hot spots in which international mass merchants are going head-to-head.

That was the word Sunday morning at the National Retail…

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Fashion Features

The Case’s Path

August 2002: Morgan Stanley analyst Claire Kent downgrades the shares of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to “neutral” from “outperform.”

Nov. 26, 2002: LVMH hits back, filing a 100 million euro…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Ernest Graf, 83

NEW YORK — Ernest Graf, an immigrant who escaped Nazi Germany and rose to become a leader in the American fur industry, died Sunday at his Upper East Side home here. He was 83.

The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to his…

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Memo Pad: Real Life

REAL LIFE: Talk about a good day to make a change, when no one is really paying attention to anything other than Steve Florio. Of course, most at Hearst say it was just a coincidence, but the company nevertheless picked Monday to bounce…

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Fashion Features

Out and About

NEW YORK — Unabashed femininity — Derek Lam knows it well. His spring show was full of ladylike looks that included carnation-print skirts and jackets. For fall, Lam was drawn to a warp-print silk from Clerici Tessuto. “What I found…

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Fashion Features

Luxury Analyst on Trial: LVMH Wins Paris Lawsuit Against Morgan Stanley

A Paris court decision in favor of LVMH and against Morgan Stanley is likely to have a chilling impact on the global investment analyst community.

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Fashion Features

Condé Nast: Townsend Replaces Florio

NEW YORK — In a move that surprised the publishing industry, Condé Nast Publications on Monday named Charles H. Townsend as its chief executive officer, succeeding Steven T. Florio, who will step down on Feb. 16 after leading the company…

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Fashion Features

Polo’s Canada Stores Close in Jones Battle

MONTREAL — The Polo Ralph Lauren store here will soon close because of a contract dispute with Jones Apparel Group of New York, which distributes the line in Canada.

Jones operated five Ralph Lauren stores in Canada. The outlets in…

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Fashion Features

Bullish Outlook On Retail by NRF

Coming off a bumpy 2003, retailers are in for a smoother ride in 2004, according to a forecast at the National Retail Federation convention.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: MO’ Blue Money

  • MO’ BLUE MONEY: Off-price Internet retailer Bluefly Inc. raised $5 million in gross proceeds from a group of funds led by Redwood Grove Capital Management LLC, a California-based private equity firm. Ken Seiff, Bluefly chief…

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