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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 12hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 18hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Prada Increases Stake In Helmut Lang to 100% To Speed Brand’s Growth

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Overview

For Prada, minimalism is out at Helmut Lang. Prada has agreed to increase its stake in the brand's holding company.

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Textiles

Textile Chiefs Intensify Drive for Votes in N.C.

WASHINGTON — Textile executives are stepping up efforts to influence voting in North Carolina, where the presidential contest and a pivotal U.S. Senate race are considered too close to call.

The National Council of Textile Organizations…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Quite the Scene … Everybody’s a Critic … Give Me Aire

QUITE THE SCENE: Salman Rushdie, Lorrie Moore, Martin Amis, Jonathan Franzen, Steve Martin, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri were among the writers at Pace Friday night for the kickoff of the fifth…

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People

Stage Booty

Talking with costume designer Tobin Ost about outfitting the cast of “Brooklyn,” a new Broadway musical.

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People

Character Development

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Cinephiles can get up close and personal with Austin Powers, Elle Woods and Spider-Man with the three-month exhibition “Fifty Designers/Fifty Costumes: Concept to Character,” at the Academy of Motion Picture…

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People

Eye Scoop: Just Desserts … Nothing Like a Dame

JUST DESSERTS: Lara Shriftman hosted a sweet surprise party for tennis ace Serena Williams’ 23rd birthday at her Sunset Plaza pad on Saturday. “The idea started in New York when I took her to Serendipity for the first…

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Fashion Features

The Vision Thing

PARIS — There are many faces of fashion, and they’ll all be on display this week in Paris as designers unveil their spring collections. Inspirations this season range from dreams to gypsy women to spaceships. Unidentified Fashion Objects,…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Scent Down the Runway … You’ll Never Walk Alone … Right Away …

SCENT DOWN THE RUNWAY: Anyone looking for a Viktor & Rolf fragrance party on the Paris Fashion Week calendar is straining their eyes needlessly. Word has it that Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will unveil their debut scent…

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Retail Features

Timberland Gives Boot to Time-Consuming E-mails

NEW YORK — Sometimes new technology can have surprising side effects.

When The Timberland Co., known for its wheat-colored boots and rugged outerwear, launched its first Web site in 1999, it wasn’t expecting a flood of e-mails from…

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Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Wins Shipping Suit

NEW YORK — Despite appearances of being an open-and-shut case, it took Ann Taylor Stores Corp. a year to win a judgement against a transportation company that failed to deliver a shipment of clothing.

In an opinion filed Sept. 14, Judge…

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Financial

Shipping Notes: Carriers Warn of Rising Costs … N.J. Port Volume Up … NAFTA Trade Up

CARRIERS WARN OF RISING COSTS: Top executives of the 13 steamship companies that make up the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement warned after a meeting in Dubai last month that they expected to face continued congestion in the coming year….

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Textiles

China, Quotas Key Concerns for IFFE Vendors

NEW YORK — Exhibitors and buyers at the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition this week will have their feet in New York, but their minds will likely be on China.

Opening today and running through Thursday at the Jacob K. Javits…

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Textiles

Mod’Amont Skips the Subtle

PARIS — Exuberant mixes, such as fur with embroideries or rhinestones with leather, reflected a more flamboyant approach to trimmings at the Mod’Amont show here.

The supplies and trim show, which featured 244 exhibitors, wrapped up…

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Textiles

Swatches: Unifi Buys Poly Plant … Schoeller Receives Accolades … Wool Awards Set

UNIFI BUYS POLY PLANT: Fiber maker Unifi Inc. on Thursday closed on the purchase of a former Invista polyester filament plant in Kinston, N.C. The plant had been operated jointly by the two firms, in a deal inked prior to DuPont’s sale of…

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Fashion Features

Trying Times Call for Creative Tactics

NEW YORK — Knowing in these trying times that consumers want simplified shopping, vendors and retailers at five trade shows held here last week said they were attempting to oblige.

Attendees at Designers at the Essex House, International…

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Fashion Features

‘The Experts’ Guide’ Is in the Pink

NEW YORK — Thomas Pink is taking product placement to a whole new domain.

After writing a chapter for Samantha Ettus’ new book, “The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do” (Clarkson Potter…

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Retail Features

McGrath’s Mantra: Speed to Market

Stores, vendors and textile mills scramble to shift their sourcing paradigms and supply-chain management by 2005, when textile and apparel quotas are lifted.

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Textiles

Take Your Pick

Talk about variety. This season’s Future Forum at Expofil showcased “100% Jean Colonna,” a group of 180 tank tops created by the French designer. “This is the third time I’ve been given carte blanche, and again it has…

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Fashion Features

Crisply Clean

MILAN — A wave of exotic looks swept Milan for spring, but Jil Sander wasn’t part of it. Instead, her serene, stunningly self-assured collection, built around the look of a man’s shirt, provided a chic alternative. Sander opened her…

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Fashion Features

Prada Increases Stake In Helmut Lang to 100% To Speed Brand’s Growth

Prada has agreed to increase its stake in Helmut Lang to 100 percent by buying the 49 percent it didn’t already own from the designer.

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Retail Features

Geraghty Picked for Filene’s Job

NEW YORK — Michael Geraghty was named chairman on Monday of the Filene’s/Kaufmann’s department store division of May Department Stores.

Geraghty, 55, executive vice president of finance and merchandise information systems at…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: E.L.F. to Deliver Bang for a Buck … Nobel Winners Announced

NEW YORK — Apparently, you can still get something for a dollar these days.

Come November, Eyes. Lips. Face. cosmetics, or e.l.f., a color cosmetics company launched this past June that maintains a $1 price point for all its beauty…

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Retail Features

Neiman’s Service at Press of a Button

NEW YORK — When the Hotel Victor throws open its doors next month in Miami, guests won’t have to leave their rooms to get the latest from Neiman Marcus.

Through a new partnership, the luxury retailer is installing “Neiman…

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Financial

Outlook Bullish for Retail Shares

Retail stocks should rally in the next two months thanks to strong October same-store sales, a Merrill Lynch analyst wrote in a research note.

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Financial

In Brief: Karstadtquelle Stock Drop … High Court Credit

KARSTADTQUELLE STOCK DROP: Shares of KarstadtQuelle hit a two-year low on Monday in reaction to comments about a possible bankruptcy made by the vice chairman of the crisis-ridden retail and catalogue group’s supervisory board, Wolfgang…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The classmate from flying school who introduced retiring Chanel Inc. president Arie Kopelman to stand-up comedy was Bill Harrah of Harrah’s Casino in Reno. The name was incorrect in a story Friday.

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