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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

Eager for Polet’s Plan: YSL, Exec Talent Drain Top Analysts’ Concerns

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Overview

When will the red ink stop flowing at Yves Saint Laurent? And how will the Gucci brand ensure that its long winning streak endures?

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: You Don’t Say, Sai So to Add Scent … NPD Acquires Parkod Units

You Don’t Say, Sai So to Add Scent

BERLIN — The first Sai So fragrance, to be bottled in a porcelain flacon from Fürstenberger China, is in development, as is an edition of handprinted Sai So wallpaper. There are two…

clock November 23, 2004Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: MoMA Mangia … High Art … Naomi’s Triple Play

MOMA MANGIA: It looks like dining at the refurbished Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan will be a major attraction. There is a choice of — count ’em — three Danny Meyers restaurants and the staffs are all wearing…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Plein Sud to Sell Assets, Cut Staff as Sales Drop

PARIS — Designer sportswear firm Plein Sud is the latest company to succumb to a tough operating climate for independent fashion houses.

The commercial court here appointed an administrator to sell assets of the French brand’s…

clock November 23, 2004Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Stella McCartney Picks New CEO

LONDON — Stella McCartney, the London-based fashion house and a division of Gucci Group, has named Marco Bizzarri chief executive officer.

Bizzarri, 42, will assume his new role in mid-January, and report to James McArthur, executive vice…

clock November 23, 2004Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Stop the Presses … The Vagina Dialogues … Hands Off Our Stuff

STOP THE PRESSES: American Media is getting a taste of what it’s like to be on the other side of a defamation lawsuit. The tabloid publisher has resorted to legal action in an attempt to prevent a gossipy novel by a former employee from…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Paul Ostrove

NEW YORK — Paul Ostrove, co-owner of Paul Stuart, the luxury men’s and women’s specialty store, died of lymphoma Sunday. He was 73.

Paul Stuart was founded in 1938 by Ralph Ostrove, Paul Ostrove’s father, and his…

clock November 23, 2004Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Barneys Profits Gain, Socol Reups

With a new parent waiting in the wings, Barneys New York turned in a strong third quarter and its ceo Howard Socol re-signed.

clock November 23, 2004Vicki M. Young

Textiles

Filo Exhibitors Shortening Delivery Times

MILAN — Exhibitors at last month’s Filo yarn and fiber trade show said they were turning to new strategies, including warehousing inventory overseas to be closer to foreign customers.

Iafil, which primarily produces cotton yarn,…

clock November 23, 2004Stephanie Epiro

Textiles

Simpler Shipping Seen Beyond Quotas

The final weeks of the quota system will present importers with several logistical hurdles and legal headaches, but things should get simpler.

clock November 23, 2004Scott Malone

Fashion Features

The Strand Spruces Up With Art, Fashion

NEW YORK — The lives and times of Yves Saint Laurent, Claire McCardell, Rem Koolhaas and others who shaped the world of design are on display at the renovated Strand bookstore.

Calvin Klein, Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, were…

clock November 23, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Norris Treks to United Nations

NEW YORK — “This cocktail party is not a mindless venture.”

Far from it. The crowded Beekman Place get-together last Tuesday that designer Maggie Norris referred to was held in the name of world peace. Norris and friends…

clock November 23, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Bouwer Prime for QVC

NEW YORK — Marc Bouwer is ready for his close-up.

The fair-haired designer will make his debut on QVC in February, pitching the M by Marc Bouwer collection.

So why is a man more accustomed to dressing Angelina Jolie, Shania Twain,…

clock November 23, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Show Time

To aficionados of the urban-family sitcom genre, circa mid-Eighties, Jackée Harry will always be Sandra Clark, the neighborhood vixen with the sexy drawl and dangerously tight jeans from “227.” When she made her debut on the show in…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Eye Scoop: On the Run

ON THE RUN: Sunday brunch at the Plaza Athénée usually conjures polished designer ensembles and perfectly coiffed hair. Yet a distinguished New York set turned up in sweatsuits and sneakers. The fashion faux pas was all for a good…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Eighties Redux … Continental Divide

Eighties Redux

NEW YORK — It could have been 1984 all over again, save for the middle-aged faces of some of the perennial party goers in attendance at Indochine’s 20th anniversary party last Friday night.

Both the…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

In Brief: Brooks Por La Donna … Wilsons CEO … Penney’s Akresh to Retire

BROOKS POR LA DONNA: With the opening of Brooks Brothers’ store in Florence, shoppers in Italy are getting their first taste of the brand’s women’s collection. Last week the company opened a 3,500-square-foot space in an…

clock November 23, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Eager for Polet’s Plan: YSL, Exec Talent Drain Top Analysts’ Concerns

Analysts dissect Gucci Group’s strategic plan in advance of ceo Robert Polet’s delivery on Dec. 14.

clock November 23, 2004Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Gordon Brothers Taps CEO

Gordon Brothers Group named Mark J. Schwartz chief executiveofficer, as the company evolves from a liquidator to more of a merchantbank.

clock November 23, 2004Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Mango Plans U.S. Expansion

MADRID — Mango, the Spanish purveyor of affordable chic, wants to plant its roots in the U.S.

The privately owned company on Monday said it is in negotiations to open its first American store in New York by August and is on the…

clock November 23, 2004Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion Shows Seek ‘Relevant’ Timing

LOS ANGELES — Contemporary buyers visiting Los Angeles for fall merchandise need to redo their calendars.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, seeking to become “more relevant,’’ is moving up its show by 12…

clock November 23, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

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