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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

Weekend of Decision: May Co. Board to Meet On Merger in New York

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The directors of May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores will meet through the weekend and merger is on their mind.

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Financial

Consumer Spending Up 4.2% On Apparel and Accessories

NEW YORK — Consumer spending on apparel and some accessories in 2004 advanced for the first time in three years, rising a combined 4.2 percent to $173 billion, according to market researcher NPD Group. Purchases of women’s clothing…

clock February 25, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Weekend of Decision: May Co. Board to Meet On Merger in New York

The directors of May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores will meet through the weekend and merger is on their mind.

clock February 25, 2005David Moin

Financial

Penney’s Profits Leap 66%

Merchandising and cost-saving initiatives contributed to J.C. Penney’s 66 percent gain in operating profit for 2004.

clock February 25, 2005Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

A&F Taps Ex-Gucci Execs to Aid Expansion

Two ex-Gucci execs are spearheading Abercrombie’s expansion into Europe, with the possibility of opening headquarters in Milan.

clock February 25, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“There aren’t any bells and whistles. He’s not that kind of guy. He’s soft-spoken, easy to deal with and just very smart.’’

— Marvin Traub on Neiman Marcus chairman Richard Smith.

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Spa Charge … Designer Face-Off

SPA CHARGE: Police arrested Thomas Locascio, an employee at the Estée Lauder spa in Manhasset, N.Y., Wednesday following allegations that he sexually assaulted a patron at the spa. The victim, a 50-year-old woman, alleged she was…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Glamour and Drama – Versace, Fendi, Miu Miu

Versace, Fendi and Miu Miu were among the notable collections as the Milan fall fashion season continued.

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Driving Dolce … Star Wars … Maggie Riser …

DRIVING DOLCE: Giacomo Santucci, former Gucci brand chief, is said to be headed to Dolce & Gabbana in a high-level…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Take It From the Top – Moschino, Max Mara/Sportmax, Blumarine, Antonio Marras, Iceberg, Pringle of Scotland

Moschino: Call it the Moschino caper. Extrapolating a theme from this collection shown on Thursday required some major sleuthing. There were caped jackets galore: in plush fur, in natty caramel plaid and another done up with a nod to…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Best In Show – Agnona, Belstaff, Daks, Allegri, Byblos

Agnona: Creative director Daniela Cattaneo’s luxurious collection featured enough of the house’s signature double-faced cashmere to ensure the soft life all through the winter. Check out the great velvet suits in a…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Prada’s Sports Channel

Miuccia Prada may have shown an austere sophistication on the runway for her main line, but she also understands that even the chicest girl has moments when all she wants to do is trade in her nipped dresses and feathered capelets for a great pair of…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lauren’s Rare Cars, Design Inspiration, Ready for Close-Up

RalphLauren’s rare car collection will go on display today for the first time at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

clock February 25, 2005Katherine Bowers

Beauty Features

Liz: Claiborne’s New Girl

Liz Claiborne will expand its fragrance franchise in April with a new women’s scent simply called Liz

clock February 25, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Fresh Start for Jeni Lee

NEW YORK — In March, makeup artist brand Jeni Lee is getting a second chance — following earlier difficulties — thanks to Lucent Cosmetics Inc.

“We had been looking for entrepreneurial women who had built a company on a…

clock February 25, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Burton Moves At Lancome

NEW YORK — Lancôme’s Ross Burton has scored a new gig.

Burton, the brand’s national artistic director since 2002, has been promoted to assistant vice president of makeup artistry. He will report to Joan Poulton, vice…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

The Donald Machine Revs Up

With his armloads of licensing deals, Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon, has turned into Trump, the gonzo merch machine.

clock February 25, 2005Pete Born

Beauty Features

Ulta Brightens Up Beauty Image

NEW YORK — Ulta is gearing up for a prosperous 2005, complete with 20 percent more store openings, hip new brands and its first national print advertising campaign.

Perhaps as the first retailer to truly utilize masstige as the core of…

clock February 25, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Sonia Kashuk’s Spring Fever

NEW YORK — Sonia Kashuk finds herself humming a lot these days. Her melody of choice, at least when creating her vibrant spring color cosmetics collection for Target, is “Put On a Happy Face” from the musical “Bye Bye…

clock February 25, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Barbie’s Solution to Hair Envy

Known for her flawless tresses, Barbie will enter the hair care arena in April with a salon-quality line of products.

clock February 25, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Nivea’s Heightened Sensitivity

NEW YORK — Nivea is acting on its penchant for sensitive guys: The Beiersdorf-owned brand will double the number of items designed for sensitive skin within its Nivea for Men collection.

In May, Nivea for Men Sensitive Face Wash and…

clock February 25, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Snippets: Really Red Carpet … Pure Pettiness … Shiseido Promotions …

REALLY RED CARPET: Revlon is taking advantage of the beauty opportunity Oscar week presents and on Monday booked a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to pamper A-listers before their special night. Dubbed the Revlon Red…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Cutler’s New SoHo Digs

NEW YORK — More than six years after leaving Bumble and bumble to open a salon on 57th Street, salon owner Rodney Cutler is heading downtown.

Cutler, owner of the eponymous East Side salon, will formally open a second outpost in SoHo in…

clock February 25, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Straightening Line Succeeds Despite Trends

NEW YORK — Straight hair was practically a no-show on the runways at New York Fashion Week for fall 2005, and sales of many straight-hair products are fizzling at mass. But one company says a sleek, neat coif is what many women still crave….

clock February 25, 2005Andrea Nagel

Retail Features

Shanghai Tang Reinvented

NEW YORK — The last time Shanghai Tang made headlines in New York, they were of the wrong kind.

It was in July 1999, when its high-profile, 12,500-square-foot flagship on Madison Avenue and 61st Street closed only 19 months after it had…

clock February 25, 2005Sharon Edelson

25 Years of Keeping Up With the Joneses

Terry and Tricia Jones, owners of i-D, will fete the magazine’s 25th anniversary with an exhibition in mid-July in London.

clock February 25, 2005Samantha Conti

Memo Pad: Dis-Suede-Ed … Best Wishes … Familiar Faces …

DIS-SUEDE-ED: Told that their magazine would be shutting down after only three issues, staffers at Suede reacted in the time-honored fashion: They got drunk. After getting the bad news late Wednesday, a sizeable contingent of the…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Catch While Catch Can

PARIS — Design is looking a lot less industrial, with limited editions — especially in furniture — becoming a growing and lucrative niche.

Of course, rarity in the design world is hardly new. As Alice Rawsthorn, director of…

clock February 25, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Riswold Toys With Dictators

NEW YORK — An image of an Adolf Hitler doll didn’t just make Jim Riswold pause, it set him in motion on his first public art project.

For “Göring’s Lunch,” which closes this week at the Augen Gallery in…

clock February 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board: Trapdoors

TRAPDOORS: Advent calendars — of all things — provided the design inspiration for the set of the newly opened off-Broadway show “Shockheaded Peter.” Just as an advent calendar has plenty of paper doors for…

clock February 25, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Gap’s Five-Step Growth Plan

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. outlined new strategies to boost its 2005 bottom line after reporting a 3.9 percent rise in fourth-quarter profits.

“We were disappointed with our fourth-quarter performance,’’ Paul Pressler,…

clock February 25, 2005Meredith Derby

Beauty Features

Beauty Boosts Limited Earnings

Limited Brands had a 7.3 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings, led by its Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret divisions.

clock February 25, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

Strong Sales, Inventory Management Help Kohl’s to Double-Digit Gains

NEW YORK — Higher sales and lower costs led Kohl’s Corp. to double-digit earnings gains for the fourth quarter and year-end periods.

For the three months ended Jan. 29, the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer said earnings jumped…

clock February 25, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

World Economy Remains at Risk From Weak Dollar

GENEVA — The U.S. and China will remain the twin drivers of worldwide economic growth this year, though the continuing weakness of the dollar holds risks for the global economy.

That was a key finding of a report released this week by a…

clock February 25, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Black History Month Celebrated by BRAG

NEW YORK — The Black Retail Action Group celebrated Black History Month in Harlem Wednesday night, though organizers said there is still work to do when it comes to opening up the upper ranks of retailing to people of color.

“The…

clock February 25, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

EU Cautions China Over Exports

GENEVA — The European Union’s top trade official said Thursday that China must consider the effects its growing apparel and textile exports may have on the rest of the world.

“Some moderation and caution in the rate of growth…

clock February 25, 2005John Zarocostas

Retail Features

Wal-Mart Regrouping For Next N.Y. Attempt

NEW YORK — With its plans to open a store in Rego Park in Queens, N.Y., thwarted, Wal-Mart may be licking its wounds but the retail giant won’t go quietly into the night.

Real estate sources and retail experts said the company will…

clock February 25, 2005Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Fashion Features

Donna Karan to Exhibit Meanings of Flesh

NEW YORK — Donna Karan is ready to carry on her late husband Stephan Weiss’ legacy.

Weiss, an artist and sculptor, was a staunch supporter of the arts and education, and Karan, who uses his studio on Greenwich Street here for runway…

clock February 25, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

FRx Jeans Line Seeks Backside ‘Perfection’

NEW YORK — The designers at FRx won’t win a Nobel Prize for developing jeans with derriere-lifting qualities — but there might be other rewards if women like how they look.

The company said it has applied for a patent for…

clock February 25, 2005Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Saks Shows Ruffian Preview

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue put on an air of exclusivity by previewing the fall collection of Ruffian last week at the flagship here.

Ruffian is an intricate, handmade collection of luxe day and evening looks filled with fur, tapestry,…

clock February 25, 2005David Moin

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