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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 59mAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 7hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 17hRachel Strugatz

Tommy’s Big Move: Hilfiger Said Buying Karl Lagerfeld Brands

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Overview

Karl Lagerfeld is expected to announce today that he has sold his signature trademarks to Tommy Hilfiger Corp. for an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Fashion Features

Tommy’s Big Move: Hilfiger Said Buying Karl Lagerfeld Brands

Karl Lagerfeld is expected to announce today that he has sold his signature trademarks to Tommy Hilfiger Corp. for an undisclosed amount of cash.

clock December 13, 2004Lisa Lockwood

Retail Features

SFA Puts Forth ‘A New Vision’

After a year of sweeping management changes and store closings, Saks Fifth Avenue has a bold strategy that calls for a “retail revolution.”

clock December 13, 2004David Moin

Financial

CITA Denies Goods Over Quota in Jan.

CITA shocked importers with a directive to deny entry in January to any apparel and textile products shipped over their quota limits this year.

clock December 13, 2004Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Zale Amends Terms … Scoop Deal … Oakley Adieu …

ZALE AMENDS TERMS: Zale Corp. has amended the terms of its secured $500 million credit facility, extending the maturity date by one year until August 2009. The company said last week that certain fees and interest rate margins are…

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Clarification

J.C. Penney expects comparable store sales in the combined November to December period to be up in the low single digits compared with last year. A story on Dec. 10, gave an incorrect projection for December.

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

People

Ever Neue

If there was a common theme to the Neue Galerie’s Winter Gala it was change

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

People

Model Homes

Planning “To Russia With Love” in TriBeCa.

clock December 13, 2004Marshall Heyman

Fashion Features

Armani’s Latest Gem

Giorgio Armani is launching a fine jewelry collection that will be presented in Paris during his debut couture collection next month.

clock December 13, 2004Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

De Grisogono Opens First U.S. Store

NEW YORK — Despite De Grisogono’s 10 years in business and 11 stores worldwide, founder Fawaz Gruosi feels as enthusiastic as a first-timer about opening his first U.S. boutique this week in Manhattan.

“I was excited for my…

clock December 13, 2004Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

If Not the Baubles, Go for the Books

“With This Ring — The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry” (Bulfinch Press)

Authors: Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel

Between the Lines: Proddow and Fasel, who also…

clock December 13, 2004Emily Holt and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Luggage Takes Off

NEW YORK — The travel industry seems to finally be getting back on its feet after Sept. 11, 2001, with an estimated 37.2 million people having traveled this past Thanksgiving holiday alone, according to AAA. All those passengers mean a whole lot…

clock December 13, 2004Emily Holt

Fashion Features

Race for WTO Director Heats Up

The race to appoint a new director-general to head the WTO intensified with France formally nominating former EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy.

clock December 13, 2004John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Malden Workers OK New Contract

NEW YORK — Averting a threatened strike, the manufacturing employees of Malden Mills Industries approved; three-year contract for a total 7 percent raise.

The pact, which covers about 450 workers at the Lawrence, Mass.-based firm,…

clock December 13, 2004Scott Malone

Retail Features

Forever 21 Drops Rabbit-Fur Items After PETA Flap

NEW YORK — Forever 21 has agreed to remove all fur products from its stores by Dec. 31, after being pressured by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which staged “stop butchering bunnies” protests at some 20 of the…

clock December 13, 2004David Moin

Fashion Features

SIL’s Multifaceted Fair

: The strong euro and weak consumer spending in Europe haven’t dampened the outlook for the Salon International de la Lingerie.

clock December 13, 2004Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Sonia’s Sneak Peek

PARIS — In the late Sixties, when Sonia Rykiel urged women to stop wearing bras under her tight “poor boy” sweaters, she caused a minor sensation.

But that was then. Now the designer thinks it’s equally scandalous to…

clock December 13, 2004Robert Murphy

Financial

Wholesale Prices Up, Apparel Declines 0.1%

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel fell 0.1 percent last month, while overall producer prices rose on increased energy costs.

clock December 13, 2004Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Prime Outlets at San Marcos Adds to ‘Shopper’s Paradise’

NEW YORK — Well-heeled shoppers of Texas have a new and improved place to spend their money: the expanded Prime Outlets at San Marcos.

“It is a rite of passage for every Texan to shop there once in their life,” said Bob…

clock December 13, 2004Amy S. Choi

Retail Features

ITG Takes Home Route in China

ITG inked a deal with China Ting Group to roll out a chain of Burlington House Retail stores in China and build a dyeing and finishing plant there.

clock December 13, 2004Scott Malone

Financial

Factors Shift Gears as Market Evolves

NEW YORK — Companies involved in all aspects of retailing, from manufacturers and importers to distributors and retailers, are changing their strategies as a way to weather the turbulence of a global market. This includes the factoring industry…

clock December 13, 2004Michael Rudnick

Financial

WWD Stock Index Slips

NEW YORK — A week of mixed economic news, which mostly centered on the value of the U.S. dollar, as well as rising and falling crude oil prices, pushed the WWD Composite Stock Index down 1.1 percent to 1150.02 on Friday from 1163.01 last…

clock December 13, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Meredith Derby

Financial

Apparel Spending Outpaced by Home Goods

NEW YORK — After a strong fashion cycle last spring that propelled sales, consumers have switched gears again and are spending less on apparel.

Deflationary pricing trends, a growing interest in consumer electronics, especially iPods and…

clock December 13, 2004Meredith Derby

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Christi Harris’ Growing Presence

DALLAS — Christi Harris, a pioneer of the cosmetic makeover during the early Seventies, is quietly bringing her style of relationship selling to specialty stores.

Harris has a solid reputation in Dallas, where she has an eponymous store…

clock December 13, 2004Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Obituary: J.B. Nethercutt, 91, Owned Merle Norman

New York — J.B. Nethercutt, nephew of beauty entrepreneur Merle Norman and owner of the eponymous company Merle Norman Cosmetics, died last Monday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 91. Funeral services were held Friday…

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Technology Makes a Fashion Statement

NEW YORK — Intel as a fashion brand?

The merging of fashion and technology was the point of a presentation the semiconductor company gave fashion editors here last week at Thomas Keller’s new restaurant, Per Se. The company’s…

clock December 13, 2004Cate T. Corcoran

Retail Features

Two More Gucci Execs Exit

PARIS — Gucci Group is losing another pair of executives, turning up the heat on chief executive officer Robert Polet, who must quell market jitters about a talent exodus when he delivers his long-awaited strategic plan Tuesday in…

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Art Crowd … Game Serena … Helmu Redux …

ART CROWD: The artist Matthew Ritchie will be honored at Thursday’s Artist’s Ball at the Guggenheim, sponsored by Dior, which will dress the museum in gold. Expected to walk among the mix of the…

clock December 13, 2004WWD Staff

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