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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 8hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 14hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 24hRachel Strugatz

Beauty’s Holiday Hope: Last-Minute Shoppers Seen Saving the Season

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Overview

Last year, beauty retailers were saved on the night before Christmas — and they believe the prestige market is gearing up for a repeat performance. In fact, a number of store executives are predicting gains in the mid- to high-single digits.

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Retail Features

Beauty’s Holiday Hope: Last-Minute Shoppers Seen Saving the Season

Last year, beauty retailers were saved on the night before Christmas — and they believe the prestige market is gearing up for a repeat performance.

clock December 16, 2005Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Shiseido Turns to Hair Product To Cultivate Its Profit Growth

The company that is synonymous with women’s skin care is attempting to help men with one of life’s most persistent and inescapable problems: thinning hair.

clock December 16, 2005Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Memorial Set for Kal Ruttenstein

Ruttenstein died of complications from cancer on Dec. 8. He was 69.

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ungaro Picks Dundas for Design Post

Emanuel Ungaro is poaching a designer from Italy’s Roberto Cavalli to give the house new creative elan.

clock December 16, 2005Robert Murphy

Retail Features

Sears Popping Up in Manhattan

Sears will open a pop-up store at the ABC “Good Morning America” studios at Times Square Saturday featuring top-selling gifts.

clock December 16, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Armani to Start Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani will kick off Milan Fashion Week, tentatively showing on Feb. 19.

clock December 16, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“There’s energy in New York … A white wall in New York is not a white wall in Paris because there’s not the same energy.”

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: P.R. Changes … Prada Appointments

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

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

People

Holding Court

After sitting through Wednesday night’s Hogan-sponsored Cinema Society screening of “Match Point,” Woody Allen’s disturbing film about an obsessive adulterous affair, many needed a drink.

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

People

Fashion Victim

Bruce Weber’s fashion photography has been compiled in a 450-page coffee-table book called “Blood, Sweat and Tears: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Fashion.”

clock December 16, 2005Jacob Bernstein

People

Good Grief

After being translated into 21 languages and analyzed endlessly by academics, the “Peanuts” comic strip is being reinvented yet again.

clock December 16, 2005Jacob Bernstein

Retail Features

Mass Retailers Bet on Last-Minute Rush

Retailers predict increased beauty sales will be delivered by last-minute shoppers.

clock December 16, 2005Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Financial

Clairol Taps Shine to Grow ’06 Sales

Clairol executives acknowledge that accelerating the pace of innovation in the hair color category will ensure sales growth next year.

clock December 16, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Rimmel’s Edgy London Vibe Powers Global Expansion

A year into its sprawl across the U.S., Rimmel London plans to shake up the beauty establishment and become the number-two cosmetics brand in the mass channel.

clock December 16, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: The Art of Shaving Begins Retail Push

The company, which operates eight stores, plans to open its 50th unit by 2008.

clock December 16, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

CEW Raises $50K For Cancer Support

The spirit of giving filled the ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria Tuesday.

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

The Overexposure Index: Covers Edition

A look at the female celebrities who graced the most magazine covers in 2005.

clock December 16, 2005Sara James and Rachelle Robinett

Memo Pad: Eye On Jann … Living On … No Signal

It looks like Jann Wenner will get his shot at reality TV stardom. According to two Wenner Media sources, the Rolling Stone founder has signed a deal with MTV to star in an “Apprentice”-type reality show about aspiring music journalists.

clock December 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Lauder’s Case Tapped to Head La Mer and Jo Malone Brands

Maureen Case, president of the Bobbi Brown Worldwide division, will add responsibility for the La Mer and Jo Malone brands.

clock December 16, 2005Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

U.S. Makes Cotton Concession To C4 Countries at Doha Talks

USTR Rob Portman said the U.S. would allow duty free access for cotton from four countries in Africa.

clock December 16, 2005Vicki Rothrock and Evan Clark

Financial

Apparel Prices Rise in Nov.

Retail prices for women’s apparel rose 1.6 percent in November, but were down 1.5 percent from a year ago.

clock December 16, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Cavalli Inks Fur Deal With Ciwifurs

A new five-year license with Italy’s Ciwifurs will provide Roberto Cavalli with a full-fledged fur collection under the designer’s signature brand, starting with the pre-fall 2006 season.

clock December 16, 2005Luisa Zargani

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