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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

Barneys on the Market: Iconic Retailer’s Value In Eye of the Beholder

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Purchasing a business such as Barneys New York is like buying a house — there's often a little romance involved.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Burlingham Truly Joins Fragrance Arena … Coty Forms Mideast Affiliate … Lauder Takes Bloomingdale’s

Burlingham Truly Joins Fragrance Arena

NEW YORK — Artist Stephen Burlingham is truly excited about his latest creation.

Burlingham, a great-great-grandson of Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Tiffany who has designed for…

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Fashion Features

Spring Socks Strong on Brights

NEW YORK — Sock makers have found a simple solution for those who won’t have time to escape to a Caribbean island anytime soon — just buy a lot of socks come spring.

Vendors are tapping into looks that bring a bit of the…

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Fashion Features

Betsey Bets on Bags

NEW YORK — Betsey Johnson is getting ready to embark on a new adventure — handbags.

The designer signed a licensing agreement with New York-based leather goods manufacturer Daniel M. Friedman and Associates Inc. last week for a…

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Fashion Features

Ghurka Names Landis CEO

NEW YORK — Luxury leather goods company Ghurka has named Kenneth Landis as chief executive officer, succeeding Abe Chehebar, who remains chairman.

Landis most recently was chairman of Vivre, a direct-to-consumer luxury lifestyle brand. He…

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Fashion Features

Rocawear, BCBG See Sunny Side

NEW YORK — It’s going to be a colorful fall season for sunglasses.

Colors in Optics Ltd., a New York-based eyewear manufacturer, is launching two licensed collections under the BCBG and Rocawear monikers.

Taking a cue from…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Everlasting Deals … Choo Kudos … Watch Revival …

EVERLASTING DEALS: Activewear firm Everlast Worldwide Inc. added two new accessories licenses last week.

The company signed a deal to launch watches in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan with Hong Kong…

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Fashion Features

Flower Girl

NEW YORK — Richly embroidered silks are classic kimono fare. But this season’s versions look freshest, cut short and swingy over cropped pants. Here, Natori’s floral-embroidered version.

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Fashion Features

A Sea Change for Spring

Renewed interest in quality merchandise, innovative fabrics and fresh colors is rising above the haggling over price and promotions.

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Russell-Newman Expands

RUSSELL-NEWMAN EXPANDS: Russell-Newman Ltd., an apparel design company of sleepwear, loungewear and robes for women, men and children since 1939, has acquired Willow Creek Apparel Inc., a maker of women’s sleepwear bearing the Willow Wear,…

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Fashion Features

Intima America: An Action-Packed Agenda

Two fashion shows, scheduled in August at the Jacob Javits Center, will be the third edition of Intima America here in New York.

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Retail Features

Pucci Opens 2nd N.Y. Unit

Pucci, in line with its global growth strategies, unveiled its second boutique in New York on Saturday in the same building that houses the St. Regis Hotel.

The 1,100-square-foot space was conceived with Pucci’s newest blueprint. The…

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Fashion Features

Puig to Unveil Showroom

NEW YORK — Trying to create more buzz about its brands, Puig Fashion North America plans to open a showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District this fall and has named Kimberly Flaster as vice president of communications. She was…

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Financial

Apax Partners Buys Spyder in $100M Deal

NEW YORK — Apax Partners, the private equity firm that helped Phillips-Van Heusen buy Calvin Klein, has acquired Spyder Active Sports, a fast-growing ski apparel company. The transaction is valued at about $100 million.

Spyder was owned…

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Financial

High-End Bags Still Charm Tourists

Currency fluctuations and an uncertain economy aren’t deterring tourists from buying high-end accessories in Milan this summer.

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Financial

De Beers Net Rises 26.3 Percent

LONDON — Net earnings at De Beers, the diamond mining and marketing company, soared 26.3 percent to $341 million from $270 million in the first half of the year, to June 30, as retail demand for diamond jewelry remained strong.

“It…

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Financial

Market Malaise Pares Shares

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index continued its slide for a sixth straight week, retreating another 1.4 percent to close at 1,048.19 from 1,062.67 a week ago.

The S&P 500 likewise fell for the sixth consecutive…

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Retail Features

RFID Growing Pains Discussed at Seminar

NEW YORK — Like any whirlwind change, the implementation of radio frequency identification is causing growing pains among vendors scrambling to meet Wal-Mart’s January deadline.

Vendors already jumping headfirst into RFID shared…

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Retail Features

Obituary: Specialty Shop Owner, Sophy Curson

Sophy Curson, founder of two eponymous women’s specialty shops, one of which is a Philadelphia retail institution, died July 17 at 100.

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: New Look … Burberry in the Pink … Number Crunching …

NEW LOOK: Rick Owens, the designer at Revillon, calls the pared-down, industrial-style decor he used to redo the storied French furrier’s Avenue Montaigne store a clean sweep. “What I really wanted to do was empty out the old and…

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Textiles

Bangladesh Lobbies WTO On Behalf of Poorest Nations

Bangladesh has become the first nation to ask the WTO to consider extending the phaseout of textile and apparel quotas past Jan. 1.

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Fashion Features

Lance Bracelets Winners on Tour

PARIS — As Lance Armstrong swept into the history books with his sixth consecutive Tour de France victory Sunday, he also drafted a footnote of a different sort — that of a yellow bracelet.

The Lance Armstrong Live Strong bracelets…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: The Democratic National Convention, Boston (through Thursday).

Tuesday: Jones Apparel Group and Luxottica Group report second-quarter sales and earnings.

Wednesday: Kenneth Cole Productions, Avon Products and…

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Financial

In Brief: Icon Promotion … Catching Cole

ICON PROMOTION: Joseph Morabia has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Icon Eyewear. Morabia had been national sales manager for the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he is in charge of the company’s new Rampage Eyewear…

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Fashion Features

Conspicuous Consumption: They are Wearing: La Vie en Rose … Lost and Found … The Red Hots

Accessories are all about standing out, and this season, whether it’s bright red hats, intricately detailed jewelry or unique carryalls, you’re sure to get noticed.

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Fashion Features

Filigree and Shadow

Accessories are about standing out this season: Bright red hats, intricately detailed jewelry or unique carryalls will help get women noticed.

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Financial

Barneys on the Market: Iconic Retailer’s Value In Eye of the Beholder

The prospectus on Barneys is expected out soon and is said to have a starting value of $400 million and could go as high as $500 million.

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Financial

Barneys’ Expansion Options

NEW YORK — Two possible outcomes of a Barneys sale are emerging: a financial investor who would leave the company as is, or a retailer — a so-called strategic buyer — that would acquire the brand, divest less profitable locations and…

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Fashion Features

Sarah Jessica Falls Into Gap’s Lap

Sarah Jessica Parker poses playfully in cropped blazers, cardigans with brooches and low-rise jeans in Gap’s fall ad campaign.

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People

Tour de Chic

With movie budgets ballooning and box-office receipts dwindling, stars feel pressured to turn red-carpet and TV appearances into fashion moments.

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