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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

Pressure on Saks Inc.: Speculation Mounting Over Split-Up Scenarios

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With merger fever spreading through retailing, there's increasing talk about the possibility of revisiting a breakup or a sale scenario of Saks Inc.

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Pressure on Saks Inc.: Speculation Mounting Over Split-Up Scenarios

With merger fever spreading through retailing, there’s increasing talk about the possibility of revisiting a breakup or a sale scenario of Saks Inc.

clock February 8, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time and come from Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar. Attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.

TUESDAY, FEB. 8

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Kate Spade/Jack Spade…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Calvin Klein Sets Flagship for Milan

Calvin Klein plans to open a flagship for its black label designer line in Milan in mid-April.

clock February 8, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Hermes Shares Gaining Ground On LVMH Rumor

PARIS — Speculation that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton could make a bid for Hermès International has helped drive shares of Hermès up 11 percent since December.

The possible bid by LVMH is a theory floated by Merrill…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CFDA Sets Date For Awards Gala

NEW YORK — Pencil in Monday, June 6. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is planning to stage its 2005  CFDA Fashion Awards event at the New York Public Library that evening.

This is the fourth consecutive year the event will…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sears’ New Arena … More Pluses at Old Navy … New Retail Index …

SEARS’ NEW ARENA: Sears, Roebuck & Co. has decided on the name for a new arena in its hometown of Hoffman Estates, Ill.: the Sears Centre. The retailer is building the 11,000-seat, multipurpose arena with developer The Ryan…

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People

First Dibs

The Screen Actors Guild Awards brought few surprises, but there were plenty of fashion highlights … Manhattan soirees of song and flowers.

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

People

Camera Ready

NEW YORK — A mix of art, music and fashion folk including Jade Jagger, Margherita Missoni, Jeff Koons, Damon Dash and Tara Subkoff crowded Marquee Wednesday…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

All Roads Lead to Chic – Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and Tuleh

Russia, volume and a dressed-up approach to day – those are the trends emerging in the first days of the New York fall collections. And the early returns indicate a strong season.

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: At Last … Eau de Tom … Block Party …

AT LAST: Capping 11 months of market speculation, Coty’s Lancaster division is expected to reveal today that it has signed actress Sarah Jessica Parker to a fragrance licensing deal. The rumor gained serious…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Foreign Affairs – Luca Luca, Yigal Azrouel, Jill Stuart, Cynthia Steffe and Luella

Certain designers are traveling far afield for inspiration this season, to St. Petersburg – such as Luca Luca’s Luca Orlandi and Cynthia Steffe — and to London, which informed Jill Stuart’s Eliza Doolittle theme and, naturally, Luella Bartley’s…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Declarations of Independence – Habitual, Tess Giberson, Project Alabama and Project Alabama Machine, Dana Buchman, Imitation and Imitation of Christ, Thakoon and Esteban Cortazar

Some designers and houses prefer to chart their own courses, regardless of prevailing winds. That was the case at Habitual, where Nicole and Michael Colovos stayed true to their skinny-jeans cool, while, at Tess Giberson, the looks get simpler each…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rude Boy

“Glamour, glamour, glamour! Bigger, bigger, bigger! And more sequins!”

Boy George was describing his debut B. Rude collection, which showed late Sunday night at Hiro at the Maritime Hotel. The trappings were exactly…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Board Room

Rad surfer and skater girls take note: You’ve now got an Oakley wardrobe to go with your shades. In recent years, the sunglass giant has ventured outside of eyewear to produce performance footwear and accessories, including…

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Retail Features

Vera Seeking Ways and Means to Grow

Vera Wang’s business may have its string of suitors, but company executives said no deals are imminent and they have big expansion plans.

clock February 8, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Textiles

Italian Mills Explore China Ventures

Italian yarn firms are extending their manufacturing reach into China to cut costs and deal with the euro’s strength against the dollar.

clock February 8, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Textiles

Tempest in a T-shirt: Book Offers New Look at Globalization

NEW YORK — In April 1999, Georgetown University economics professor Pietra Rivoli watched a noisy campus protest about sweatshop abuses in overseas apparel factories and was inspired to take a look at how globalization has played out in the…

clock February 8, 2005Scott Malone

Memo Pad: Commedia Dior Arte … Closed-Door Policy … Rock On, Anna

COMMEDIA DIOR ARTE: Paris Hilton delivered an amusing impersonation of Donald Trump’s new bride Melania Knauss while hosting “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. But the far more…

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Textiles

Bush Budget Gets Mixed Reaction From Industry

President Bush’s proposed $2.57 trillion 2006 federal budget has gives and takes for programs involving the fashion and retail industries.

clock February 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Pledge

NEW YORK — Eco-friendly is not exactly a buzzword in fashion. But with their FutureFashion runway show today, Earth Pledge, a nonprofit environmental agency, along with Julie Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, hope to change…

clock February 8, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Retail Features

Farah on May Co. Wish List?

May Department Stores Co. is said to have an eye on Roger Farah, president and chief operating officer of Polo Ralph Lauren, to be its next ceo.

clock February 8, 2005David Moin

Financial

Donnkenny in Ch. 11

Sportswear firm Donnkenny Inc. filed for what chairman and ceo Daniel Levy said will be a short stay in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

clock February 8, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Apparel Helps Puma See 43.5% Profit Rise

PARIS — Puma AG on Monday said strong footwear and apparel sales drove full-year profits up 43.5 percent, outpacing analysts’ expectations as well as its own earnings targets for 35 to 40 percent growth.

But the German sporting…

clock February 8, 2005Robert Murphy

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: MAC AIDS Foundation Issues Grants … ‘Blowout’ Star Launches Hair Care … Kreutz Appointed GM at L’Oreal

 MAC AIDS Foundation Issues Grants

NEW YORK — John Demsey knows the power of lipstick.

On Sunday, the busy president of MAC Cosmetics, newly named head of the Estée Lauder brand and chairman of the MAC…

clock February 8, 2005Bryn Kenny

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