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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.

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

The Chase for Dockers: Silas Chou Said Eyeing Levi’s Casualwear Brand

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Overview

The Chou family, the Hong Kong investors who helped revive Tommy Hilfiger in the Nineties, is said to be considering an acquisition of Dockers, according to sources in the financial community.

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Fashion Features

Retailers Look Beyond Price

The priorities for retailers at the spring-summer market were fashion, innovation and new brands — and they didn’t leave disappointed.

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Retail Features

The Big Squeeze: 10 Prescriptions for the Middle Market

Ten prescriptions for fighting the big squeeze.

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Financial

Buy and Large

Big is better when it comes to leveraging economies of scale. It’s all in the SG&A ratio.

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Retail Features

Expert Second Opinions

Middle-market retailers can thrive in a big world. here, a roundtable discusses survival tactics and strategies to compete against the big boys.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Rebounds

The WWD Composite Stock Index rebounded from last week’s yearly low, rising 2.9 percent to 1,042.45 from 1,013.12 a week ago as several key retailers posted positive quarterly results and indicated early strength in back-to-school…

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Fashion Features

Upbeat Mood Prevails at Shows

Buyers cast aside terror alerts and the lackluster economy and bought into a variety of trends at two Manhattan trade shows.

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Fashion Features

Kate Spade Sets a New Course

Kate Spade ceo Andy Spade said it’s a critical time for the 11-year-old firm known for its handbags, as it expands its reach in licensing and retail.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Despite 1% Dip in Sales Oriflame’s Profits Rise … Sanofi Wins Control of Aventis … L’Occitane Creates Fragrance Merchant

Despite 1% Dip in Sales Oriflame’s Profits Rise

COPENHAGEN — Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame reported a 1 percent decline in its second-quarter 2004 sales to 155.9 million euros, or $187.9 million, while pretax profits…

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Fashion Features

Hollywould Goes From Shoes to Dresses

NEW YORK — If there was ever any question that Hollywould designer Holly Dunlap’s ambitions would rise above women’s ankles, it’s been answered.

Dunlap, who opened her Hollywould collection of shoes in 1999, is launching…

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Fashion Features

Graff Adds to U.S. Exec Team

NEW YORK — Graff is boosting its U.S. management team.

The venerable English jeweler has hired Shawn Sullivan as chief operating officer in the U.S., a new post, and Diana Hall as manager. Both will report to Henri Barguirdjian, president…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Giovanna, the Quiet Fontana Sister

MILAN — Giovanna Fontana, the youngest of the three sisters behind the Sorelle Fontana label that epitomized Rome’s Dolce Vita years, died Wednesday after a six-month battle with cardiovascular disease. She was 88 years old.

A…

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Financial

Europe Watch: M&S Delivers … Ireland Bound … Tati Tangle

M&S DELIVERS: Marks & Spencer plc signed two new banking facilities Friday, totaling 2 billion pounds, or $3.68 billion at current exchange rates. Combined with the company’s existing resources, they will be used to fund the…

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Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Dip in July

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel in July declined 0.4 percent against June, the Producer Price Index revealed Friday.

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Fashion Features

Feelin’ Groovy

Accessories designers are paying tribute to the Sixties with soft handbags with braiding and studs, beaded jewelry, floppy hats and head scarves.

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Financial

The Chase for Dockers: Silas Chou Said Eyeing Levi’s Casualwear Brand

The Chou family — the Hong Kong investors who helped revive Tommy Hilfiger in the 1990s — is said to be considering an acquisition of Dockers.

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Financial

Apparel, Textile Imports Soar 20.6% in June

Apparel and textile imports skyrocketed 20.6 percent in June, marking the highest month and second quarter ever for shipments in these categories.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Kmart Corp. reports second-quarter sales and earnings.

Tuesday: The Labor Department releases its Consumer Price Index for July.
J.C. Penney Co., Saks Inc. and TJX Cos. report second-quarter sales and…

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Financial

In Brief: Bolstered Buyback … Sears Raids Kohl’s

BOLSTERED BUYBACK: Coach Inc. said it was pouring an extra $200 million into its stock repurchase program, which brings it up to $265 million and extends the program through to August 2006, the company said in a statement. Coach said it could…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Andis Akerfelds has been named chairman of Group 3 Design, not Exeter Brands Group LLC. The information was incorrect in a story on Wednesday.

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The photo of the Urban Outfitters’ store, in a story on Friday, was…

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People

Loving Lavinia

Italy’s wedding of the year has Fiat heir John Philip Elkann tying the knot with Lavinia Borromeo Arese Taverna.

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People

The Italian Job

The look of Pace.

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People

Eye Scoop: Psychic Baggage … Fenix Rising

Two scoops.

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Retail Features

Marc Jacobs’ New Boston Game

Marc Jacobs turned out in full fencing regalia — replete with mask and foil — Thursday night to celebrate the opening of his Newbury Street store in Boston.

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