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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.

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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.

clock 14hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 24hRachel Strugatz

More Muscle for Macy’s: Federated Rebranding builds $13.5B Chain

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Overview

Macy's is about to become a $13.5 billion, 423-unit national chain — and, if Federated has its way, it will become known as "America's department store."

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Olympus Fashion Week Calendar

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
9 a.m.: Ellen Tracy, The Bryant, Bryant Park.
9-11 a.m.: Banana Republic (editor preview), 675 Sixth Avenue.
10 a.m.: Michael Kors (women’s and…

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Fashion Features

Shhh…Quiet – Mary Ping, Gustavo Arango, Gary Graham, Mara Hoffman, Harmon, Vena Cava, Hanuk, Samantha Treacy, Nicole Romano, Lloyd Klein and Ruben Campos

NEW YORK — Over-the-top seems to be over this season, abandoned in favor of a softer, more subtle approach. The spring runways were full of easy, clean looks from various designers who either made a departure from the looks of previous seasons or…

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People

You Glow, Girl

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony took center stage at Coty’s centenary party at the American Museum of Natural History Sunday Night.

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Fashion Features

Members Only?

Frederick and Laurent Lesort are opening a very posh, very sophisticated, highly exclusive new club, Fredericks, in New York.

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Fashion Features

Hachette Reorganizes, Is It Eyeing Gruner + Jahr?

Recent cutbacks at Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing have prompted speculation the company may be preparing itself for a sale to Hachette Filipacchi Media.

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Memo Pad: Baby Boom … Making Time … Poison Pens …

BABY BOOM: Maternitywear designer Liz Lange inadvertently upset at least one high-profile editor last week when she sent out a personal e-mail inviting people to sit in the front row of her Sept. 9 show. The e-mail read, “I know…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Groupe Batteur Looking to Grow … Eugene Perma on Block?

Groupe Batteur Looking to Grow

NEW YORK — The fledgling U.S. subsidiary of Caen, France-based Groupe Batteur is set to expand.

Groupe Batteur USA, a two-year-old, New York-based company, is armed with no less than five…

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Fashion Features

Teresa Heinz Kerry, Laura Bush on the Stump

The candidates’ wives — Teresa Heinz Kerry and First Lady Laura Bush — were on the stump talking about a key campaign issue: the economy.

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Fashion Features

Bright Young Things

NEW YORK — A pop of color on a pretty dress feels just right for spring. That’s just one of the trends expected at the New York installation of Designers & Agents. The show will be held Sept. 27-29, at the Starrett-Lehigh Building….

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Fashion Features

Looks for Beyond the Mall

NEW YORK — Buyers striving to put together assortments that are anything but mall-ish should find some good fishing at the Designers & Agents trade show, set for Sept. 27-29 at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan.

Smaller stores…

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Fashion Features

Girly Good for Business at Paris Prêt

Soft but sexy romanticism underscored the message at the Prêt à Porter and Who’s Next trade shows at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.

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Fashion Features

Redefining Rena Lange

NEW YORK — In a sense, Rena Lange is going back to its roots with this fall’s introduction of a made-to-measure collection in the U.S.

Founded in 1916 in Munich as a lingerie maker, the company was primarily focused on couture by…

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Fashion Features

Halston Signs Up Carla Slocum

NEW YORK — Carla Slocum has joined Halston as vice president of women’s wear, confirming reports in WWD earlier this month.

In the new post, Slocum is responsible for setting up the Halston Design Group that will oversee licensing…

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Fashion Features

Siena Studio Adds a New Layer

NEW YORK — Siena Studio is banking on some foul weather.

Known primarily for its leather and suede jackets, the 20-year-old company is introducing rainwear this spring. Ponchos, quilted coats and casual jackets are featured in the 16-piece…

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Fashion Features

Nappe Joins Versace as Exec VP

NEW YORK — Susan Nappe has been named executive vice president, wholesale, at Gianni Versace Distribution, the U.S. wholesale operating arm of Gianni Versace, SpA.

Most recently, Nappe was North American wholesale director for Bottega…

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Fashion Features

High-End Merchandise Focus of Madrid’s SIMM

MADRID — The SIMM show, Madrid’s biannual apparel fair, surprisingly wasn’t jinxed by the threat of increased Asian competition or stagnant European economies.

In general, high-end producers reported positive buyer reaction…

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Textiles

Shine On

While some will still be sending out their spring looks on the runways, designers will be keeping an eye out on fabrics for fall 2005. Next week’s Première Vision in Paris will no doubt spark many ideas. Among the biggest trends there will…

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Textiles

A Tactile Approach

PARIS — Pascaline Wilhelm, fashion director at Première Vision, Europe’s top fabric fair, tells buyers to be on the lookout for fabrics with strong texture and interesting weaving techniques at the upcoming edition of the show here….

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Textiles

Detail-Oriented: Hervé Protais, Giovanni Orsini

Two fabric executives showing at Première Vision say it’s often the little things that make a big difference in a swatch of luxury.

Hervé Protais

PARIS — What do microchips and lace have in common? Lots, if…

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Textiles

PV Bullish About Surge in American Attendance

PARIS — Première Vision has good news for Europe’s top textile mills: Expect twice as many Americans this season when the show opens at the Villepinte exhibition halls just north of here.

“The number of preregistered…

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Financial

Tod’s Sales Up, but Net Down

MILAN — Tod’s SpA’s first-half profits dropped 26.2 percent — partly due to an accounting change from a new Italian fiscal law — while sales grew at a double-digit pace on the strength of its Asian business as well as an…

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Financial

Bulgari Profits Jump 35% in Half

Strong performances in the U.S. and Japan and growth in its core jewelry business helped Bulgari’s first-half profits soar 35 percent to 33.7 million.

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Fashion Features

Atlanta Boosts Its Social Occasion Profile

ATLANTA — AmericasMart is campaigning to be queen of the prom and belle of the ball, positioning its FirstLook segment of the August market as a national draw for U.S. social occasion retailers.

The women’s and children’s…

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Fashion Features

World Class

New York Fashion Week continued to roar on, with shows form Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, VPL, Menichetti and Tuleh.

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Financial

More Muscle for Macy’s: Federated Rebranding Builds $13.5B Chain

Federated Department Stores plans to change all its regional units to the Macy’s nameplate, leaving it with only Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s…

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Fashion Features

Judge Rules in Favor of Seven Founders

LOS ANGELES — A judge has awarded almost $56 million to Jerome Dahan and Michael Glasser, who helped launch denim phenom Seven for All Mankind, in their partnership fight with financial backer Peter Koral.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge…

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Financial

In Brief: For Art’s Sake … Wal-Mart’s Float … Letter Writing

FOR ART’S SAKE: François Pinault has received the official OK for construction of his vaunted foundation of contemporary art. The French tycoon, who controls the Pinault-Printemps-Redoute retail and luxury conglomerate, on Monday…

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Fashion Features

All Points of the Compass – Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Tuleh

Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg got the travel bug, while Anna Sui lassoed the Old West, and Tuleh’s Bryan Bradley went soul-searching.

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Fashion Features

Spring’s Wandering Ways – J. Mendel, Catherine Malandrino, Menichetti, Luca Luca, Roland Mouret and VPL

Gilles Mendel mixed sporty and dressy…Catherine Malandrino threw a party…Roberto Menichetti loosened up with feminine charm…Luca Orlandi sweetened his ladies…Roland Mouret folded his girls into ladylike looks…and Victoria…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Wanna See a Trick … Simpson Says … Graduate Studies …

WANNA SEE A TRICK?: Jack Nicholson’s been known to skip his own film premieres, but he was in top form Sunday night at his daughter, Jennifer’s fashion show. Before things got going, he strut, in his signature shades, to the…

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Fashion Features

The Girly Show – Jill Stuart, Dana Buchman, Derek Lam, Jennifer Nicholson, Milly and Norman Norell

New York has been conquered by girly-girls of every stripe — Jill Stuart’s retro babes, Dana Buchman’s unapologetic flirts, Milly’s tropical islanders and Jennifer Nicholson’s saucy pinups with a mix of the provocative…

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