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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

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

clock 23hJessica Iredale

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 17hMiles Socha

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

Strategy for Jil Sander: Buyer to Grow Brand, Sell It in 3 to 5 Years

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Overview

Powered by the design talent of Raf Simons and its current management, the new owners of Jil Sander plan to launch the firm into expansion. Change Capital Partners said it had acquired Sander from Prada Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Fashion Features

Strategy for Jil Sander: Buyer to Grow Brand, Sell It in 3 to 5 Years

Powered by the design talent of Raf Simons and its current management, the new owners of Jil Sander plan to launch the firm into expansion.

clock February 24, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Wal-Mart Fights Back on Health Care

Wal-Mart, the target of bills in 22 states that would force it to spend more on employee health care, plans to expand the availability of its low-cost health plan and allow part-time workers to insure their children.

clock February 24, 2006Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Reebok Dives Into Swim

Reebok is moving into swimwear with a performance collection set to launch at stores in April.

clock February 24, 2006Melanie Kletter

Financial

Puig, Coty Join Fragrance Forces

The realignment of the U.S. fragrance industry has produced more tremors with a deal between Puig USA and the Coty Prestige division of Coty Inc.

clock February 24, 2006Pete Born

Financial

Herington Tapped As Avon Senior VP

Avon Products has tapped former AOL executive Charles M. Herington to fill the post of senior vice president, Latin America.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

P&G Names Keri RussellAs New Face of Cover Girl

Cover Girl has found that it’s hardly impossible to land a beautiful face to represent its brand.

clock February 24, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Molton Brown Revamps Cosmetics Collection

Molton Brown’s makeup line is getting a whole new look.

clock February 24, 2006Brid Costello

Financial

Gap Net Falls in 4th Quarter

Gap Inc. on Thursday reported declines in fourth-quarter and year-end sales, margins, earnings and traffic.

clock February 24, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“[We’ve] been swimming against the stream since Day One.”

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Good Coating – Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Burberry Prorsum

Terrific coats, ranging from trenches to military greatcoats to scallop-edged furs were at the heart of some of the standout collections for fall.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fancy Free – Max Mara, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Anna Molinari, Antonio Marras

All sorts of themes were in play as the Milan collections continued, from a mix of grunge with classic suits to charmingly campy looks to poetic, sepia-colored pieces.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Power of Understatement

Milan’s new bent toward pared-down elegance trickled into Bally, Schumacher and Piazza Sempione’s fall collections.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief – Pollini By Rifat Ozbek, Belstaff, Luisa Beccaria, Alberto Biani, Maurizio Pecoraro

For fall, black astrakhan jackets and brocade shift dresses in Ottoman prints were a fun and sophisticated romp.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: J.Lo Beside The Runway … Snap Judgment … Crash Test …

Sandwiched between Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after their Napoleonic extravaganza of a show on Thursday, budding fashion designer Jennifer Lopez felt, well, humbled.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Paris Show Calendar

Times and locations are subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mathilde Laurent: Finding Inspiration Everywhere

When Laurent began her job as in-house Cartier perfumer last December, she became one of a handful of “noses” hired to work exclusively for a brand.

clock February 24, 2006Jennifer Weil

Financial

Nordstrom Profit Up 36%, Full-Year Sales Hit $7.7B

Continuing demand for luxury helped Nordstom post a 36 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings.

clock February 24, 2006Meredith Derby

Financial

Marketing, Inventory Controls Boost Kohl’s Fourth-Qtr. Net

A sharper focus on inventory management, merchandising and marketing helped Kohl’s Corp. post a 17.6 percent profit gain in the fourth quarter and a 20 percent increase for the year.

clock February 24, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Limited Lays Out Plans to Sustain Momentum

Limited Brands Inc. said it is forging ahead with plans to keep improving sales and profits.

clock February 24, 2006Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Eyes Body Shop Bid

L’Oreal indicated Thursday it has no firm plans to buy The Body Shop.

clock February 24, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

The Body Shop Expands Home Sales to Germany

In the early days of building her business, The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick would load a grocery cart with leftover inventory each week and go knocking on neighbors’ doors to sell it.

clock February 24, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

A Makeup Sponge for Divas

Behind the beauty industry’s first $20 makeup sponge are two very determined makeup artists.

clock February 24, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Clarins Additions Aim to Save Face

With Clarins expanding its skin care line, customers should be able to exfoliate and protect their skin while glossing up this summer.

clock February 24, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Grooming Line Targets U.S.

It may have the ring of a Guy Ritchie film, but a new men’s hair care brand called Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming wasn’t inspired by a motion picture.

clock February 24, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Retail Features

Critical Mass: IsaDora Names Creative Director

In its quest to stand out from the competition, last year Walgreens added an exclusive beauty line from Sweden in all of its 5,100 stores called IsaDora.

clock February 24, 2006Faye Brookman

Retail Features

BJ’s French Flair

Nestled in the minimalist expanse of BJ’s Wholesale Club is a unique concept in mass-market beauty retailing.

clock February 24, 2006Crystal Martin

Fashion Features

Dove Taps Felicity Huffman for Calming Night

Dove has recruited “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to sell women on the habit of showering before bed.

clock February 24, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Gordon on Track With Arden

Racing’s popularity has spawned a Daytona 500 scent. Driver Jeff Gordon discusses his role with Elizabeth Arden, the race and his philanthropic efforts.

clock February 24, 2006Julie Naughton

Looking for Fashion in the Muslim World

This fall, Majed Al-Sabah will launch his own magazine, to be called Alef: A New Language of Beauty.

clock February 24, 2006Samantha Conti

Memo Pad: Caruso Suits Up … Belle Grande … Spin’s New Orbit

There’s nothing like a good lawsuit to highlight the peculiarities of life in the House of Wenner.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

People

Philip Johnson: People in Glass Houses

In a move that he no doubt would have been among the first to chuckle at, Johnson’s televised analysis of his career managed to upstage the trio of architectural experts who discussed his work at length Feb. 16 at the Museum of Modern Art.

clock February 24, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Paris’ In-Demand Interior Designer

For the Senderens restaurant, Duchaufour-Lawrance collaborated with Baccarat, engraving its original 18th-century drawings of chandeliers on to dacryl, a synthetic material that possesses the same light refraction properties as crystal.

clock February 24, 2006Chantal Goupil

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board: Every Dog Must Have Its Day … No Neckties

William Wegman’s name is practically synonymous with weimaraner, his favorite breed of dog to photograph.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

People

Hockney Exhibit: 50 Years of Oil Portraits

British contemporary artist David Hockney, who rose to international fame in his twenties, has returned to his roots in oil portraits.

clock February 24, 2006Katherine Bowers

People

In This Extravaganza, Horses Are the Stars

Showman Normand Latourelle never thought much about horses until he noticed one was stealing the show at Legendes Fantastiques, a multimedia historical spectacle he created in 1998 in Quebec.

clock February 24, 2006Holly Haber

Retail Features

Calypso Finding Rhythm on Madison

Calypso Christiane Celle is the little concept that could.

clock February 24, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Senate Committee Turns Up Heat on Bush Over Port Deal

At a last-minute hearing here Thursday, Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee sharply challenged the Bush administration’s review and interpretation of the law involving a Middle Eastern company’s takeover of operations at six major U.S. ports.

clock February 24, 2006Kristi Ellis

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