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Beauty

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

Gaultier’s Growth Year: Company Back on Track Following Restructuring

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Overview

After a dark period that saw 31 employees axed from payroll and a spotlight shone on its deep financial owes, Jean Paul Gaulthier is on the rebound. The company looks on track to break even in 2006 according to Eric Labaume, the company's new president.

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Financial

Gaultier’s Growth Year: Company Back on Track Following Restructuring

After some tough times, Jean Paul Gaultier is on the rebound, with rtw sales going strong, and a second Moscow boutique in the works.

clock October 4, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Saks 1Q Profits Down 20%

Saks Inc. filed delayed first-quarter results that showed profits declining 20 percent to $16.2 million, on sales that rose 0.6 percent to $1.55 billion.

clock October 4, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Designer Return … Safilo Eyes IPO … Safeguard Delay

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Tabloids In Rehab? … Confidentially Speaking … Last Laugh

It looks like the media tide may be turning for Kate Moss now that she’s checked herself into The Meadows rehabilitation clinic near Phoenix.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Williamson Signs On at Pucci

Emilio Pucci said Monday that Matthew Williamson would become its new artistic director, showing his first collection for the Florentine house next February.

clock October 4, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Calvin Inks Global Collection Deal With Fingen

The deal confirms a page one story in WWD on Friday.

clock October 4, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Bergdorf’s Puts Spotlight On Renovated Fifth Floor

Bergdorf Goodman martinis, an after-hours lavender lighting system and a flashy “5F” mailer are a few of the finishing touches the store has cooked up for its renovated fifth floor.

clock October 4, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

High Concepts – Yohji Yamamoto, Paco Rabanne, Rick Owens, Undercover, Bless

The Paris spring collections got under way with some designers playing with abstract ideas, and the results ranged from frilled, camouflage Victoriana to deconstructed Ts.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Retailers Primp Up

Retailers here, faced with a tepid economy and mounting fast-fashion competition, are using more personal and quirky flourishes to set themselves apart from the competition.

clock October 4, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Tie One On

We’ve seen them slung around the hips of Kate Moss and adorning the heads of Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson.

clock October 4, 2005Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Variety Show … Changing Places … Only For Men …

Teen idol? Check. Controversial rock star? Check? Burlesque performer? Check. Charlie’s Angel? Check.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

People

Country Gentleman

Breaking bread with Geoffrey Zakarian, chef and co-owner of Town, who’s itching to break into fast food.

clock October 4, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

People

Paris Scene

A short list of things to do in Paris.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Italian Shows Join Forces at Milano Unica

The fate of the Italian textile industry will depend on presenting a united front against growing foreign competition, Milano Unica exhibitors and organizers said.

clock October 4, 2005Sofia Celeste

Fashion Features

Prato Mills Ponder Home-Field Edge

An intimate group of about 100 Tuscan textile designers celebrated their deep-seated roots at the Prato Expo trade show, which ended its three-day run here Sept. 17.

clock October 4, 2005Sofia Celeste

Fashion Features

Texworld Buyers Provide Bullish Outlook

Buyers at the Texworld fabric fair here last week sought more sophisticated fabrics to stimulate sales in a tough retail environment.

clock October 4, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Turning 10, Helen Wang Eyes Bigger Future

Designer Helen Wang, marking her 10th year in business, is playing by her own rules.

clock October 4, 2005Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Dallas’ Avant to Shutter

Avant, after a 28-year run as one of the leading contemporary stores in Dallas, will close in December.

clock October 4, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

WTO Talks Face Numerous Obstacles

The potential for lowering trade barriers is great, but the obstacles are many for upcoming World Trade Organization talks.

clock October 4, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Moonlighting to Make Ends Meet

Young designers are increasingly forced to take second jobs, creating private label lines, consulting on Web sites or making restaurant uniforms.

clock October 4, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Following Gillette Deal, P&G Reaffirms Growth … Boots, Alliance UniChem to Merge … Watson to Buy Russian Retailer

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. completed the $57 billion acquisition of Gillette Co. on Saturday.

clock October 4, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Mergers and Acquisitions Rise in Number, Worth

Mergers and acquisitions are on a record pace this year, with the number of deals 1.2 percent higher than at the same period last year and the price tag of disclosed transactions more than double that of 2004.

clock October 4, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Retail Features

Harvey Nichols Opens First Store in Asia

The Landmark luxury shopping mall has gotten a bit funkier with the opening of Hong Kong’s first Harvey Nichols.

clock October 4, 2005Vicki Rothrock and Fionnuala McHugh

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