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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

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clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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clock August 26, 2016Miles Socha

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clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Blue Christmas: European Stores See Tough Holiday Ahead

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Overview

Trees are in the windows and lights are glittering, but analysts predict a difficult Christmas selling season for retailers in Europe.

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Retail Features

Blue Christmas: European Stores See Tough Holiday Ahead

Trees are in the windows and lights are glittering, but analysts predict a difficult Christmas selling season for retailers in Europe.

clock December 6, 2004Robert Murphy

Financial

BCBG in $153M Financing Deal

BCBG Max Azria Group on Friday completed its $53 million bond offering, and at the same time entered into a new $100 million working capital credit facility.

clock December 6, 2004Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Sees Job Loss in Nov.

Retailers evidently felt they had enough help to meet the holiday shopping blitz and shed jobs in November, the Labor Department reported.

clock December 6, 2004Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

YSL’s Schulman Latest Exec Expected to Exit Gucci Group

PARIS — Gucci Group is losing another top merchant.

Joshua Schulman, executive vice president of worldwide merchandising at Yves Saint Laurent, is leaving the Paris fashion house, sources said.

A spokesman for Gucci Group parent…

clock December 6, 2004Robert Murphy

People

Working It

Jamee Gregory’s friends feted the author of “New York Apartments” at the Cartier Mansion…49 Grove enters the nightlife fray…Sophisticated cakes.

clock December 6, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

Top Tortes

NEW YORK — The Lady M Cake Boutique, which opened this weekend, is striving to be the Cartier of cakes, offering up perfectly round European-style confections in a white, narrow space on East 78th Street, just off Madison Avenue. Instead of…

clock December 6, 2004Jamie Rosen

People

Special Entry

NEW YORK — Exclusivity, it seems, is the key for nightlife impresarios these days as yet another lounge boasting a restrictive guest list — 49 Grove — enters the fray on the heels of Frederick’s and NA.

Nestled in the…

clock December 6, 2004Anamaria Wilson

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Luella’s Lure

With the first Luella Bartley flagship set to open in London next year, the designer sees an empire within her reach.

clock December 6, 2004Ellen Burney

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Spring’s Best Buy … Van Cleef & Arpels’ Couture Moment … A New Pack of Contenders …

SPRING’S BEST BUY

Brooches and necklaces may be all the accessories rage, but this hasn’t stopped luxury goods houses from wishing to zero in on the must-have handbag — the kind that makes a woman’s heart…

clock December 6, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

What to Watch: Graff’s Kind of Town

CHICAGO — Visitors to the new largest-of-its-kind Graff store in Chicago could barely contain their awe.

“It’s so jaw-dropping,” said Heather Farley, who visited the luxury jeweler on its first day of business along…

clock December 6, 2004Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Treading Lightly Into First Half of ’05

Hosiery and socks firms anticipate another challenging year, but hope an upswing in the economy encourages consumer spending.

clock December 6, 2004Emily Holt and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

What to Watch: A New Dawn for Diamonds

Fashion designers and traditional jewelers are creating diamond collections to satisfy a growing demand for a girl’s best friend.

clock December 6, 2004Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Continental Shift … Red-Carpet Ralph … King Cole

CONTINENTAL SHIFT: It’s been a long and bumpy ride for designer Miguel Adrover, who, despite critical acclaim, has struggled perhaps more poignantly than some of his contemporaries to make his offbeat vision a…

clock December 6, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Celebrity Connections

Hollywood’s obsession with lingerie kicked into high gear this year and even more deals are anticipated in 2005.

clock December 6, 2004Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

What to Watch: The Ethnic Equation

While a majority of manufacturers and retailers acknowledge the melting pot of multicultural consumers has untapped potential in the $12.4 billion innerwear market, the ethnic market continues to be addressed as a small, niche business by major…

clock December 6, 2004Karyn Monget

Financial

WWD Stock Index Dips

NEW YORK — Reeling from a batch of largely weaker-than-expected same-store sales reports and a sluggish monthly government employment report, the WWD Composite Stock Index ended last week down 1.9 percent at 1,163.01 from…

clock December 6, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

What to Watch: Execs View Changing Face of Retail

The pace of consolidation has quickened, leaving retailers vying for better market positions, while consumer loyalty wanes.

clock December 6, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

VF Elevates Execs

NEW YORK — VF Corp. made several executive changes Thursday in its fast-growing outdoor division, including the promotion of Mike Corvino to president of JanSport, replacing Michael Cisler, who has left the company.

VF’s outdoor…

clock December 6, 2004Melanie Kletter

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Intercos Inaugurates New Factory

DOVERA, Italy — Cosmetics manufacturing Goliath Intercos SpA inaugurated a new factory in Italy last week — complete with a priest, a mayor and key players from Italy’s beauty industry.

The 322,900-square-foot plant, located…

clock December 6, 2004Stephanie Epiro

Retail Features

Hawaiian Designer Enclave Gets New Owners

A top luxury shopping center in Hawaii, called 2100 Kalakaua Avenue, has new owners that want to pump up its already powerful sales numbers.

clock December 6, 2004David Moin

Fashion Features

The Jungle Look

NEW YORK — Handling wild animals is a dangerous sport, as “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin would attest on the Animal Planet. So would Andrew Bolton, even when the animals are confined in a glass zoo in the basement of the Costume…

clock December 6, 2004Eric Wilson

Retail Features

Shopping on the Fly

NEW YORK — Setting a higher standard for airport shopping and easing the angst of overseas travel, The Shops at Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport officially took off Thursday night.

And it was all systems go, with a runway show,…

clock December 6, 2004David Moin

Fashion Features

Obituary: Jody Jacobs

LOS ANGELES — Jody Jacobs, a former Women’s Wear Daily West Coast fashion editor and society editor of The Los Angeles Times, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure at her home in Atascadero, Calif., according to her husband, Bernard…

clock December 6, 2004Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Obituary: Mark Gootnick

NEW YORK — Mark Gootnick, executive vice president at Levinson International, an off-price jobbing firm here, died Sunday at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 56.

The cause of death was pancreatic…

clock December 6, 2004WWD Staff

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