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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

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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

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clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Less Buzz About Bling: Jewelers, Hip-Hop Stars Tone Down the Sparkle

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Overview

The phenomenon of over-the-top jewelry and watches popularized by stars such as Pharrell Williams, Eve, Usher and Kanye West is evolving, if not even becoming a bit pass?, said jewelers, retailers and other industry experts.

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Fashion Features

Less Buzz About Bling: Jewelers, Hip-Hop Stars Tone Down the Sparkle

The phenomenon of over-the-top jewelry and watches popularized by stars such as Pharrell Williams, Eve, Usher and Kanye West is evolving.

clock August 7, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Bloomingdale’s Restructures Fashion Office

Bloomingdale’s has promoted Stephanie Solomon to vice president of fashion direction for ready-to-wear and fashion accessories.

clock August 7, 2006David Moin

Financial

Ralph Lauren Makes Window Shopping Interactive

Ralph Lauren is giving new meaning to the concept of window shopping.

clock August 7, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock August 7, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Safilo Promotes Gottardi … Fila Rejuvenates At W

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

clock August 7, 2006WWD Staff

People

The Devils’ Advocate

Sitting across the table from and talking with Joe Tacopina, defense attorney to the damned, dispossessed and notorious.

clock August 7, 2006Jacob Bernstein

People

Building The Right Note

What has 243 strings, 88 keys and is all about touch, feel and sound?

clock August 7, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Carolee Refocuses on Wholesaling

After 30 years in the fashion jewelry business, Carolee is gearing up for change.

clock August 7, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Nancy Gonzalez Sticks to Her Inner Skin

As many handbag designers take their businesses to the next level by expanding into categories like footwear and outerwear, Nancy Gonzalez is content staying with what it does best.

clock August 7, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Bottega Veneta Opens School for Future Artisans

Bottega Veneta is out to disprove all those cynics who claim designers and companies aren’t doing enough to train the next generation of craftspeople.

clock August 7, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Liz Claiborne, Legxus In Deal for Legwear

Liz Claiborne Inc. is moving its eponymous legwear business out-of-house.

clock August 7, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Spring Sales Led by Footless Trend

Legwear vendors are primed for a spring fling.

clock August 7, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

De Beers Aims to Modernize Mining

Diamond giant De Beers’ approach to diamond production is evolving as it seeks to modernize operations and increase productivity.

clock August 7, 2006Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

Lieberman Takes Trip To Diamond Source

She made Jennifer Lopez glitter in that leaf-print Versace dress, she put the glow in Gwen Stefani’s retro-glam style and she upped the bling factor for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams.

clock August 7, 2006Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

Soma Weaves a Web Plan

Chico’s FAS Inc. will launch an e-commerce Web site for its Soma by Chico’s lingerie brand for the holiday season.

clock August 7, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

London-Based State of Undress Heads to the Beach for Winter

London-based Canadians Emma Cheevers and Alexandra Suhner didn’t envision tropical beaches when they were designing their debut swimwear line, State of Undress Bathe.

clock August 7, 2006Nina Jones

Fashion Features

He’s Got Looks That Kill: Kelly Gray, Nikki Sixx to Do Men’s Line

St. John icon Kelly Gray is trading her ladylike knits for rock ‘n’ roll garb.

clock August 7, 2006Marcy Medina

Financial

WWD Stock Index Leaps 1 Percent

Despite government data that showed slowed job growth, investors remained worried Friday that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates.

clock August 7, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Legal Briefs

Zeva Oelbaum, a photographer, filed a lawsuit against Neiman Marcus Group alleging that the high-end retail company infringed on the copyrights she holds for certain photographs.

clock August 7, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Industry Employment Declines in July

Apparel and textile firms shed a seasonally adjusted 3,200 jobs in July compared with June, while department stores also reduced payrolls.

clock August 7, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Oscar Stage Left … Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Annette de la Renta has been in the news a lot in the last few weeks because of her support for her friend Brooke Astor.

clock August 7, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Senate Bill Clarifies Loopholes in CAFTA

The Senate passed a bill last week that is intended to help U.S. retailers, importers and textile producers get back on track to do business in Central America.

clock August 7, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

The Fine Art of Selling

In retail, there are sales associates and, then, there are sales associates.

clock August 7, 2006Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Fashion Features

Simon to Relaunch Smitten

Michael Simon, the designer who became famous in the Eighties and Nineties for kitschy sweaters, is creating a new line of knits without the bells and whistles.

clock August 7, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Rodriguez’s Designs Check Into Gramercy

Julian Schnabel may have decked out Ian Schrager’s soon-to-be-opened Gramercy Park Hotel, but Narciso Rodriguez will be dressing staffers.

clock August 7, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Boss Orange Makes a Splash

Hugo Boss has brought its Boss Orange store concept to a location synonymous with British youth culture: Carnaby Street.

clock August 7, 2006Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Fetes ‘Very Sexy’ Makeup

Victoria’s Secret Beauty launched Very Sexy makeup last week with a barrage of events here, where the line is being carried before rolling out across the country in September.

clock August 7, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Karen Neuburger Gets Sporty

After a decade of comforting women in the bedroom, Karen Neuburger is ready to take her customers out of the house.

clock August 7, 2006Whitney Beckett

Memo Pad: May The Best Man Mag Win … Aquascutum’s New Man … The Two Faces Of Stella …

Audited figures for men’s magazines for the first half of 2006 may not be out yet, but Men’s Health is already crowing that its newsstand jump of 10 percent to an average of 542,092 has unseated Maxim as America’s best-selling men’s magazine on the…

clock August 7, 2006WWD Staff

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