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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

Armani Upbeat: Profits Rise in Half, Spring ’06 Orders Climb

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Overview

Giorgio Armani SpA reported double-digit profit growth in the first half and wholesale orders for spring 2006 are already up by at least 5 percent. Armani released firs-half figures showing a 10 percent jump in earnings before interest and taxes.

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Fashion Features

Armani Upbeat: Profits Rise in Half, Spring ’06 Orders Climb

Giorgio Armani SpA released first-half figures showing a 10 percent jump in earnings before interest and taxes to $125.1 million.

clock October 5, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Neiman Deal Near Closing

The $5.1 billion acquisition of Neiman Marcus Group by Texas Pacific Group and Warburg Pincus could close as early as today.

clock October 5, 2005Vicki M. Young and David Moin

Financial

Holiday Spending Seen Rising

Holiday spending is projected to rise by 4 percent to $681 per person this year, according to The NPD Group.

clock October 5, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Separate Textile Trade Talks Sought

A coalition of 97 apparel and textile industry groups is pushing the countries of the World Trade Organization to address textiles separately in the current round of global trade talks.

clock October 5, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: New Hire … Sears Connection

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

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

WWD/DNR CEO Summit To Feature Agents of Change

Making strategic shifts and staying creative without a lot of second-guessing are the orders of the day.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vernon Resigns Calvin Post

After weeks of speculation, Kim Vernon has resigned as senior vice president of global advertising and communications at Calvin Klein Inc.

clock October 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad: Moss Case Closed? … You Reader, Me Jane … Kodak Moments

Will history repeat itself in London’s High Court?

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Givenchy Gaining Traction With Tisci

Construction is under way in Paris for a new Givenchy flagship, suggesting the house might have finally found a solid foundation on which to build its future.

clock October 5, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Ivana Omazic Brings Feminine Touch to Celine

If there’s a fashion gene, Ivana Omazic surely inherited it.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Theme Players – Balenciaga, Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier

As the Paris spring collections moved into high gear, designers at some of the city’s top houses were exploring highly distinctive motifs, from rock ‘n’ roll baroque to time reversal to peasant dreams.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Cool Hunters – and Gatherers – Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Martin Grant, Girbaud, Issey Miyake

There’s more than one way to convey a stylish edge, and, for spring, designers were trying to do it with looks ranging from message Ts to restyled trenchcoats.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Place In the Sun

With a nod to the paintings of Ingres, Paul Poiret and the exoticism of Marrakech, Loulou de la Falaise confected a delightful collection with what she called “airy and loose silhouettes” adapted to “lounging in the sun.”

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Weisz Move … Sister Act … Stand And Deliver …

It looks like actress Rachel Weisz might have a new starring role – as the face of Burberry fragrances.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Assouline Puts Books on a Pedestal

Fashion designers are typically driven to open their own stores to showcase their entire collection, instead of the piecemeal selections carried by their wholesale customers.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Where There’s Smoke

“It seems like a homecoming,” laughed Loulou de la Falaise as she sat down Monday evening to caviar and vodka to celebrate the opening of “Smoking Forever.”

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Bono Show

Few images are burned into the rock psyche as deeply as that of U2’s Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge in all their mullet-ed, moody passion at Joshua Tree in 1987.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy

A really big shoe (sale) … Leo and Giselle and Sienna keep the soap opera running … Truth about Truman … Another Yoko?

clock October 5, 2005Aileen Mehle

People

Atwitter Over a Royal Visit

On the surface, Washington’s social scene looks discreetly subdued.

clock October 5, 2005Susan Watters

Financial

Upbin Leaves a Transformed Kellwood

Kellwood chairman Hal Upbin reflects on his impact at the apparel giant as he gets ready to hand over the reins.

clock October 5, 2005Julee Greenberg

Marketing and Promotion

The Skinny on a New Fit System

With poor fit the main reason women return apparel, a new sizing system, developed to fit three body types, could be on the horizon.

clock October 5, 2005Valerie Seckler

Marketing and Promotion

The Nine Percent Solution

Women would dish out at least 9 percent more money for apparel if they had a more enjoyable experience trying it on.

clock October 5, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Big Retail Backs Schwarzenegger in Showdown

National retailers like Wal-Mart and Target are backing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s agenda on eight statewide ballot initiatives.

clock October 5, 2005Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Kiehl’s Opens First Store in Germany … Benefit Opening London Boutiques

Kiehl’s Since 1851 opens its first freestanding German store in Hamburg; LVMH-owned Benefit opens London boutiques.

clock October 5, 2005WWD Staff

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