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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 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

Coming to America: Armani Arrives in N.Y. With Plans for Growth

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Giorgio Armani has big plans for America. They start this week, when the designer arrives on one of his typical whirlwinds for his first official visit to New York since 9/11.

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Fashion Features

Pharrell’s Day in the Sun

ACCESSORIES: A Q&A with hip-hop impresario Pharrell Williams about his collaboration on the first Louis Vuitton sunglasses collection.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Gain Slight

NEW YORK — Although the broader markets slid on Friday as Wall Street fretted over the impact of higher fuel costs, the WWD Stock Index closed the week unscathed.

The WWD index finished last week up 0.7 percent to 1,083.63 from…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Nioxin’s Smoothing System Offers Coarse Hair TLC … L’Oréal USA Sales Up 7.8%

Nioxin’s Smoothing System Offers Coarse Hair TLC

NEW YORK — News flash: Wiry, coarse-textured hair is just as prone to thinning as its fine-limp counterpart. And with its new Smoothing System for medium-to-coarse hair, Nioxin…

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Financial

Aris Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Aris Industries Inc., the former owner of the XOXO juniors brand and a Baby Phat licensor, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

IMF Offers Poor Countries Aid as Quotas are Lifted

The head of the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist poor countries to absorb the short-term costs from the end of the quota system.

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood Stock Falls on Warning

Kellwood Co.’s stock dropped 8.9 percent Friday a day after its warning that increased markdowns would reduce third-quarter results.

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Financial

New U.S. Corporate Tax Law Could End EU Tariffs

WASHINGTON — European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy could announce as early as today whether a corporate tax bill signed by President Bush on Friday goes far enough for the EU to lift 12 percent tariffs on $4 billion worth of U.S. exports,…

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Update: Gucci Group Names Mark Lee CEO Gucci Brand

PARIS – Mark Lee is trading his Yves Saint Laurent brogues for Gucci loafers.

The formidable YSL executive, who spearheaded a radical and costly overhaul of the French fashion house, will succeed Giacomo Santucci as president and managing…

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Fashion Features

She’s a Lady

Banana Republic travels the globe this spring, touching down with chic tropical touches, ultra-ladylike looks and uptown sophistication.

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming to America: Armani Arrives in N.Y. With Plans for Growth

Giorgio Armani’s big plans for the U.S. kick off when he comes to New York for a fashion show, to sign books and get a lifetime achievement award.

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Fashion Features

Armani’s New York Week: Awards and Appearances

MILAN — “I’m really a person that doesn’t like to be glorified by an event on a stage,” Giorgio Armani said just days before departing for his weeklong New York trip. “I rather have my product speak for…

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Textiles

In Brief: Woolmark Picks McGahan

WOOLMARK PICKS MCGAHAN: The Woolmark Co. has named Brenda McGahan to the post of executive director. She starts in January and will be based in Australia, reporting to Peter Wilkinson, managing director of Australian Wool Services. Currently,…

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Fashion Features

Darré Named Emanuel Ungaro Designer

Emanuel Ungaro has named Moschino alum Vincent Darré as its new designer, succeeding Giambattista Valli after a seven-year stint.

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Fashion Features

Tom Mendenhall Said Resigning at Gucci

PARIS — Gucci is losing another senior executive — worldwide merchandising director Tom Mendenhall.

Sources said Mendenhall submitted his resignation last week. Mendenhall was considered a key deputy of Giacomo Santucci, the…

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Fashion Features

Prada Confirms Riccardo Stilli Exit

MILAN — Prada said late Friday that Riccardo Stilli is leaving his role as the company’s chief financial officer, confirming reports in these columns, and announced a change to its organizational structure.

Prada said it will group…

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People

Tasty Delight

The New York party circuit can get spicy at times…A spooky talk with an author of “The Halloween Handbook: Dress-Up for Grownups.”

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

People

All Tricked Out

NEW YORK — According to author Bridie Clark, trying to throw a last-minute Halloween costume together is like trying to recall a good joke on command. “You can never think of anything,” she says.

So, just in time for…

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People

Costume Shop

NEW YORK — In order to squeeze into a new space, TDF, the not-for-profit organization for the performing arts that runs the TKTS booths in Manhattan, is selling 20,000 of its excess costumes in a fire sale, of sorts, to the general public. But…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Roi’s New Toys … Canary in a Goldmine … Costume Drama …

ROI’S NEW TOYS: Alice Roi has a brand new bag — actually, make that two. To help in the fight against breast cancer, Roi has teamed up with eBags.com and created a handbag and a cosmetic case that will go on the Web site on Nov. 11….

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Fashion Features

Molinari Hits the Big Apple

MILAN — “I’m so excited, yet so nervous. Imagine little me in tall New York,” joked the petite Anna Molinari before her trip to New York to inaugurate her first in-store shop at Saks Fifth Avenue today.

Three years…

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Fashion Features

Jeremy Scott Kicks Off Russia Fashion Week

MOSCOW — Some designers confine themselves to established fashion capitals — Milan, Paris, New York and London. Not Kansas-native-turned-Los-Angelino Jeremy Scott.

On Saturday night, he kicked off Russian Fashion Week, a nine-day…

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Textiles

Lingerie’s Brave New World

INNERWEAR: Innovation and breakthrough ideas continue to elevate lingerie to a higher level of aesthetics, comfort and well-being.

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Cole Haan’s G Series: A Golden Future

NEW YORK — Cole Haan’s accessories rarely evoke Studio 54, but the classic American brand is exploring notions of glam and glitter in its inaugural

G Series handbag collection.

Having launched the subbrand with shoes last…

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Robin Rotenier’s Shining Decade

NEW YORK — Sustaining success in the fine jewelry industry is hard work, but few before designer Robin Rotenier had ever compared it to a boxing match.

“When you jump into the ring for the first time, you exhaust yourself,”…

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

Textiles

U.S. OKs Cap on Chinese Sock Imports

WASHINGTON — The government’s Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements approved a China quota safeguard petition on socks Friday, as pressure on China to curb a wide range of apparel and textile imports continued to…

clock October 25, 2004WWD Staff

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