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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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Arabian White Knight? Dubai Group Interested In Buying Versace Stake

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A cash-rich, Dubai-based investment firm has expressed interest in taking a minority stake in Versace, WWD has learned.

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The Natural

NEW YORK — Nothing evokes ease like jeans and a T, but who says they have to be basic? Certainly not Levi’s, whose 1955-style 501s seen here offer a quintessential Fifties shape in a blue sun-faded stonewash and accented with small wash…

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Knowing Their Niche

Demand for higher quality fabrics and more hand-done finishes is trickling down into the mainstream denim market — running counter to the general trend of price deflation that’s been affecting the apparel industry for several years.

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Fashion Features

The Wash Word

Getting the look and feel of years of natural wear overnight requires sizable effort in the denim finishing process. Here’s the latest in making what’s new look old.

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Fashion Features

Retro Brands Revamp

While retro jeans brands have been making a comeback in recent years, there seem to be two brands, Sergio Valente and Jordache, that have stayed ahead of the rest. Here’s how they’ve made it happen.

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Fashion Features

Denim Mills Holding on by the Seat of Their Fashion Jeans

As the Jan. 1 quota phaseout approaches, manufacturers are focused on getting premium product to the store on time.

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Fashion Features

L.A. Makers Hang On

As the U.S. denim trade has become almost synonymous with outsourcing, the remaining manufacturers in the nation have found themselves having to focus less on the low- and medium-tier categories and almost exclusively on the designer end. Here’s how…

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Fashion Features

No Uncertain Terms

Definitions of treatments, styles and other key elements related to the denim fabric and apparel arena.

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Fashion Features

Sail Away

Ralph Lauren updates the nautical theme, Tony Melillo mixes and matches, Alice Roi goes casual, Tse gets graphic and Boss takes a bow.

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Fashion Features

Arabian White Knight? Dubai Group Interested In Buying Versace Stake

A cash-rich, Dubai-based investment firm has expressed interest in taking a minority stake in Versace, WWD has learned.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: DeMint Wins Runoff … Ok on Outlets … Michael Adds Eyes …

DEMINT WINS RUNOFF: Rep. Jim DeMint won the runoff election Tuesday for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from South Carolina, defeating former Gov. David Beasley. DeMint is a backer of President Bush’s trade-expanding…

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Fashion Features

Correction

A story in Memo Pad on Tuesday misidentified the new creative director at Life magazine. His name is Richard Baker.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Ashley Judd: Lauder’s American Beauty

The Estée Lauder Cos.’ new Beauty Bank division split from industry convention Wednesday, introducing actress Ashley Judd as the face of its new American Beauty brand.

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Fashion Features

Carol Sharpe Exits DKI

Carol Sharpe, president of retail at Donna Karan, will join Kenneth Cole Productions to oversee its retail, Internet and catalogue divisions.

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People

Center Stage

The American Ballet Theatre lands on its feet with Rachel S. Moore.

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People

Life of Ryan

A snapshot of Ryan McGinley.

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People

Going Goth

Modern gothic in Paris.

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People

Eye Scoop: Khan’s D-Day

A sad scoop.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Spider-Gal … Giorgio Armani, Superstar … Hereby Notify …

SPIDER-GAL: Kirsten Dunst didn’t need superpowers to have all eyes cast on her at Tuesday’s premiere of “Spider-Man 2” at the Mann Village Theatre in Hollywood — she was armed with a shimmery, flapper-inspired,…

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Gardner Leaving Dell

Tim Gardner is leaving as creative director of Susan Dell’s Phi collection and will be succeeded by Andreas Melbostad, who is being promoted.

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Fashion Features

Panel Criticizes NYC Retail Pay

Declining retail wages have left many New Yorkers in a state of working poverty, according to testimony before the City Council on Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

M&S Shares Under Scrutiny

LONDON — The U.K.’s stock market watchdog has begun looking into trading in Marks & Spencer shares prior to retail tycoon Philip Green’s announcement in late May that he planned to bid for the company.

One of the people in…

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Financial

H&M Sees Net Rise 6% in 2nd Quarter

Hennes & Mauritz reported a 6 percent rise in second-quarter earnings, lifted by its U.S. operations, which turned a profit for the first time.

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Fashion Features

All in White And Black

White House/Black Market, the all-black-and-white chain now owned by Chico’s, is embarking on an aggressive growth plan.

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Fashion Features

Manning’s Born Uniqorn Debuts

LOS ANGELES — Club kids, downtown artists and fledgling actors converged at gallery-boutique Nineteen Eighty Eight on Melrose Avenue Tuesday night to get a first glimpse of Born Uniqorn, the new clothing line by actress-singer-“It”…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Napapijri Looks Abroad … TBC’s Intrepid Move … Yanük’s Knits …

Napapijri is Finnish for Arctic Circle, but Italian to the core…Yanük does knits…TBC boards the U.S.S. Intrepid…A|X Steps Up.

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Fashion Features

Burton On Board With Fashion

Burton Snowboards is pumping up its women’s business with more fashion items, additional staff and its own logo.

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Fashion Features

Sidelines: Barton Builds Up

BARTON BUILDS UP: David Barton is the latest gym maven to start his own apparel line. Women’s and men’s active apparel under the Barton name will bow in September at his three namesake gyms. There are plans for the line to begin…

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Fashion Features

$1 Million Raised at Michael Awards

NEW YORK — Named after the late Michael Landon, the 10th annual Michael Awards at Capitale raised $1 million for the National Children’s Leukemia Society. Karolina Kurkova, the Supermodel of the Year winner, helped ramp up the fashion…

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Fashion Features

Lange Trunk Shows Ring Up Strong Sales

NEW YORK — Rena Lange is off to a swift start for fall trunk show sales, ringing up a total of $741,000 during two-day shows at six stores.

Diane Firsten, a Cincinnati store that has picked up the Munich-based collection for the first…

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Fashion Features

European Vacation: The 10 Resort Areas With the Most Apparel, Accessory and Jewelry Stores.

Whether they’re perched on a mountain peak, hugging the sea or tucked in a valley, Europe’s most exclusive resorts cater to a crowd that’s fluent in fashion. When the celebrities, moguls and monarchs who frequent these chic…

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Fashion Features

Sport World’s Merger Mania

NEW YORK — Expect even more consolidations and many new stores from the sporting goods crowd this year, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association International.

“The sporting goods industry is undergoing changes as…

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