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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

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 10hJessica Iredale

Rosy Times Roll On: Coach Net Up 53.5%, Strong Holiday Seen

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Anyone looking for signs of weakness in the high-end segment is going to have to wait. Coach, Inc. delivered stellar first-quarter results with profits soaring 53.5 percent on a 30.5 percent sales gain.

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Financial

Rosy Times Roll On: Coach Net Up 53.5%, Strong Holiday Seen

On Monday, Coach Inc. delivered stellar first-quarter results with profits soaring 53.5 percent on a 30.5 percent sales gain.

clock October 26, 2005Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Wal-Mart to Revamp U.S. Division

World’s biggest retailer outlines plans to boost sales in U.S. stores with bolder merchandise and more of a global sensibility. Bowers/Rosen 20-25 inches.

clock October 26, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

LeSportsac Weighing Sale Offers

LeSportsac Inc., the firm known for its assortment of ripstop nylon bags, is in play, and industry sources said Accessory Network Group is the leading contender to acquire it.

clock October 26, 2005Vicki M. Young and Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

In Brief: Party with Jones … High-Priced Goods on the High Sea

Jones Apparel Group Inc. launched a party plan concept called Million Wishes, which aims to bring the latest fashion accessories directly to consumers in their homes, the company said in a statement Monday.

clock October 26, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Mouret Quits His Company

Roland Mouret has parted ways with his backers, Sharai and Andre Meyers.

clock October 26, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

It Takes a Fashion Village

The fashion community has come together with the forcefulness of a family of lions for a charitable cause.

clock October 26, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Consumer Confidence Slips Clouding Holiday Forecasts

Laden with pessimism, consumer confidence took another nosedive in October. But analysts are still expecting holiday sales to show decent year-over-year gains.

clock October 26, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Power Failure Forces Florida Closures

Widespread power failures forced many Florida retailers to remain closed Tuesday, more than 24 hours after Hurricane Wilma roared across the state.

clock October 26, 2005Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

China Ambassador: Evolution on Way

China’s top diplomat in the U.S. said his nation must take an untested path toward modernization and overcome social upheaval and environmental challenges to sustain its economic rise.

clock October 26, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

ILO Sees Big Leap in China Exports by ’08

The pace of China’s textile and apparel exports to the U.S. shows no sign of slowing and is projected to expand by 170 percent for apparel and by 264 percent for textiles within the next four years, a study by the International Labor Organization…

clock October 26, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Businesses Form Coalition In Support of Doha Round

Companies and trade groups have banded together to form the American Business Coalition for Doha and spur on World Trade Organization talks to liberalize trade.

clock October 26, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Piracy, Counterfeiting Costs $600B Globally

The problem of product piracy and counterfeiting “is growing at a more dangerous rate than ever” and is draining the world economy of an estimated $600 billion a year in lost sales, said a report by the International Chamber of Commerce.

clock October 26, 2005John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Aramis’ Always Courting Women With Graf

Aramis is playing a match of mixed doubles with Always, a new fragrance duo for men and women.

clock October 26, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Mizrahi Gearing Up For Daily Talk Show

In the midst of discussing his upcoming daily talk show, his latest psychic reading, his dream of directing a musical and a range of other topics, Isaac Mizrahi had some pointed advice for budding designers — know how to make your own pieces.

clock October 26, 2005Ross Tucker

Memo Pad: Transatlantic Truman … Vanity’s Child … Time and Space …

James Truman is returning to the magazine world, but not to New York. In his new post as chief executive officer and managing editor of LTB Holding Ltd., Truman, the former editorial director of Condé Nast (parent of WWD), will be based in…

clock October 26, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

BRAG: Poor Retail Record for Black Advancement

Gail Monroe-Perry, president of the Black Retail Action Group, believes it’s sad how very few blacks have climbed the corporate ladder in retailing.

clock October 26, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Market Looks: Feminine, Shorts and Denim

The spring contemporary market here kicked off with model Niki Taylor walking the runway at the California Market Center in an Arch Indigo top and cargo pants and singer Macy Gray taking a turn in a pink bouclé jacket and pants from her own line,…

clock October 26, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Features

L.A. Inaugurates Fashion Awards

Host Melissa Rivers played nice at the premiere event for the Los Angeles Fashion Awards at the Orpheum Theatre here, despite her reputation for skewering celebrities’ red-carpet fashion choices.

clock October 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Otis Raises Funds in O.C.

A new level of parental involvement in education was reached Saturday night when leading executives in the action sports industry staged a fund-raising fashion gala at the Orange County Museum of Art here to benefit the Otis College of Art + Design.

clock October 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Valentino Vies for Oscar … Tommy’s Tune … Gwen Come Lately

When Valentino receives the Fashion Group International Superstar Award from presenter Meryl Streep at Thursday’s Night of Stars gala, he may want to glean a few acting tips from the Oscar winner.

clock October 26, 2005WWD Staff

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