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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.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

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

Five-Year Itch: Claiborne, Kenneth Cole in Sportswear Split

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Liz Claiborne and Kenneth Cole said they would not renew their licensing agreement to market women?s sportswear under the Kenneth Cole name.

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Ralph’s Certain Style

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren is gearing up to launch a new women’s fragrance, Lauren Style — the signature scent of its Lauren by Ralph Lauren better-priced sportswear line. The sueded floral scent will enter the brand’s 2,200-door…

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Fashion Features

Five-Year Itch: Claiborne, Kenneth Cole in Sportswear Split

Liz Claiborne and Kenneth Cole said they would not renew their licensing agreement to market women’s sportswear under the Kenneth Cole name.

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Fashion Features

U.S. Trade Negotiator Bullish On Latest Talks

WASHINGTON —?U.S. chief agriculture negotiator Allen Johnson, trying to pick up the pieces of the stalled global trade talks, said on Thursday he was encouraged the 70 countries discussing agriculture subsidies have left their rhetoric at the…

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Fashion Features

Mandarina Duck’s Mini Deal

BMW Group and Mandarina Duck have signed a license for a collection of bags and travel cases to accompany BMW’s Mini car.

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Financial

Stronger Currency Helps H&M Post 5.8% Net Rise in First Qtr.

PARIS — Not all European firms are suffering from the weak dollar.

Fast-fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz on Thursday reported a 5.8 percent jump in first-quarter net income, bolstered by cost-cutting and improved logistics as stronger…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Double Dutch … Pen and Tell Her … More Fossil Shares …

DOUBLE DUTCH: Von Dutch Originals filed its lawsuit Feb. 24 against Dutch Boyz, a division of OOC Apparel, obtaining a restraining order against the company to stop selling apparel bearing the phrase “Dutch Boyz” or other marks that…

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Fashion Features

ATMI Dissolves, Leaders Plan New Association

WASHINGTON — The American Textile Manufacturers Institute has been dissolved as of today, a victim of the consolidation that has decimated the textile industry, but a new association is taking root in the void it leaves behind.

Just as the…

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Financial

Swatch Sees Profits Drop To $383.7M

PARIS — Despite an upswing in second-half sales, Swatch Group on Thursday reported a 0.4 percent dip in annual net income, slightly above analysts’ expectations.

The Swiss watch manufacturer said net profits fell to $383.7 million,…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Apparel Exec Frank J. Reilly

NEW YORK — Frank J. Reilly, who built a 50-year career in the apparel business, starting out as a salesman at the Manhattan Shirt Co., died Saturday at North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove, N.Y. He was 79, and the cause of death was a…

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s White Russian

It may still be chilly in Moscow, but there is no doubt the temperature inside Burberry’s new store is on the rise.

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Fashion Features

Peter Gotti Awaits Sentencing

NEW YORK — Peter Gotti, the alleged acting boss of the Gambino crime family, is scheduled to be sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court.

Gotti was convicted in March 2003 of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and numerous…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Puffy’s Scent … Welcome to Elmira … Box Office …

PUFFY’S SCENT: P. Diddy is reportedly deep in serious talks with Estée Lauder Cos. and others about a possible fragrance deal. If so, the hip- hop star could find himself sharing a stage with Beyoncé, who recently…

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People

Suzy

Kate Moss and Jefferson Hack split; Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are still together; Celebrating Ingrid Bergman; Shirley’s big party — shhhh!

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Fashion Features

Dallas’ New Venue Off to Strong Start

FashionCenterDallas, the new wholesale complex in Big D, made its debut Thursday at the Dallas Market Center. Here’s a look.

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Financial

Hermès Delivers Upside Surprise

Hermès International surprised analysts, who had expected flat earnings for 2003, by reporting Thursday that operating profits rose 3.9 percent.

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Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion United, but Questions Linger

Despite a united program between show organizers and a schedule halved from last season, concerns about Los Angeles’ Fashion Week loom.

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Fashion Features

Lauren’s New Style

Ralph Lauren is launching a new fragrance, Lauren Style, intended to be the signature scent of Lauren by Ralph Lauren sportswear.

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Fashion Features

Malle Opens Second Store

PARIS — Frederic Malle is juicing up his retail presence here.

The French perfumer recently opened his second fragrance store, a 280-square-foot boutique named Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, on Paris’ Avenue Victor Hugo. The…

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Fashion Features

Tarte Reaches for More

NEW YORK — Tarte is moving into new territory.

The three-and-a-half-year-old color cosmetics brand is entering the fragrance category and launching its first foundation.

“Foundation makes up about 40 percent of a…

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Fashion Features

Fragrance Becomes A Focus for Asprey

NEW YORK — Even while Asprey dives into the fragrance arena next month with the launch of Purple Water, the British luxury brand is working on separate men’s and women’s fragrances that could be launched as early as next…

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Fashion Features

Groupe Clarins Sees Decline in Net Profits

PARIS — Groupe Clarins’ net profits for 2003 dropped 49.2 percent to $36.8 million at current exchange, or 30.3 million euros, year-on-year. On a like-for-like currency basis, they dipped 16.9 percent.

Clarins attributes the profit…

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Fashion Features

Revlon Produces Its Own Miniseries

Capitalizing on its stable of actress-spokesmodels, Revlon puts Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, James King and Eva Mendez to work in its latest ad campaign.

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Milo Takes Color Retail

NEW YORK — Nail care products once sold only in beauty supply stores are flourishing in mass doors. Could cosmetics lines be next?

Olympia Milo hopes so. Milo, vice president of Milo Products in Dallas, said her company is extending its…

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Fashion Features

Del Goes Professional With Arden License

Using a new licensing agreement with Elizabeth Arden as its wedge, Del Laboratories is breaking into the professional salon business.

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Fashion Features

Avon Raises Forecast on Strong Sales

NEW YORK — Avon Products Inc. on Thursday significantly raised its forecast for first-quarter and full-year earnings, reflecting strength in Europe and Latin America.

The New York-based cosmetics direct seller said it expects earnings per…

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Fashion Features

Oriflame Shares Begin Trading in Stockholm

COPENHAGEN — Shares in Swedish cosmetics group Oriflame rose nearly 10 percent Wednesday to $28, or 208.50 Swedish kronor at current exchange, in its first day of trading on the Stockholm bourse after an initial public offering that was more…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Grillo Promoted … Zirh Move … Hollywood Glam …

GRILLO PROMOTED: Joanna Grillo has been named senior vice president of human resources for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Perfumes and Cosmetics division.

Grillo joined Perfumes Christian Dior as vice president of human…

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Fashion Features

The Art of Shaving’s New Retail Tack

NEW YORK — Size isn’t everything.

When The Art of Shaving opened its newest store in the Time Warner Center here last month, the company unveiled what it hopes will be a viable concept upon which to expand — albeit on a…

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Fashion Features

It’s Nursery Time for Kiehl’s

NEW YORK — Kiehl’s Since 1851 is once again bringing up baby.

With the relaunch of its baby line, Kiehl’s Baby, the brand has taken some advice from customers to update its offerings. The original line launched in the…

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Fashion Features

Snippets: Freeman Reenters Hair … Curly Q’s … Loving It …

FREEMAN REENTERS HAIR: Freeman Beauty Labs, the company formerly known as phBeauty Labs, is planning a new hair care line to hit mass shelves this year. Shampoos, conditioners and stylers used to be the brand’s main sales generator, back…

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New Roles at W For Kerwin, West

NEW YORK — Jessica Kerwin has been named European editor of W, based in Paris. Kerwin succeeds Kevin West, who has been named West Coast editor of W, based in Los Angeles.

Both appointments are effective April 1, said Patrick McCarthy,…

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Memo Pad: Spring Cleaning … Lucky Number …

SPRING CLEANING: It looks to be a busy spring at Gruner + Jahr USA. The new editor of YM is airing out the staff; the company is tossing new ingredients and staff into its long-stewing, twentysomething women’s magazine project, and the…

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Fashion Features

Criticism Aside, Koolhaas Gets ‘Content’

NEW YORK — Rem Koolhaas is quite possibly the world’s most stylish architect. Clad in black Prada seemingly at all times, he is perhaps best known in fashion circles as that company’s house architect, having built its SoHo…

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A Fresh Face for Marie Claire

NEW YORK — Don’t get Lesley Jane Seymour started on copycats. The editor in chief of Marie Claire, one of the original shopping magazines, says she’s seen nascent titles inundate the market over the last several years and each of…

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