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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

Next Step for Jones: Possible Buyer, Seller Or Business as Usual?

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Overview

Peter Boneparth needs to come up with another game plan. On Tuesday evening, Jones Apparel Group said it had decided not to pursue a sale of the company.

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Financial

Jones Plots Future After Calling Off Sale

Now that Jones Apparel Group seemingly has pulled the plug on selling itself, its path is uncertain and could go in several directions.

clock August 16, 2006Vicki M. Young and Whitney Beckett

Financial

Wal-Mart’s 2Q Earnings Decline 26%

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a decline in profits for the first time in 10 years, as second-quarter net income fell 26 percent to $2.08 billion.

clock August 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bauer Posts Loss In Quarter… Diamonds Cut… Sears Appointments

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. on Tuesday posted a second-quarter loss of $42 million.

clock August 16, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Saks Inc. Posts $52M Loss in Quarter

Saks Inc. swallowed a big loss in its second quarter, but showed sales gains and operational improvements at the Saks Fifth Avenue division.

clock August 16, 2006David Moin

Financial

Hot-Weather Items Buoy American Eagle

American Eagle Outfitters posted a 27 percent increase in second-quarter earnings, bolstered by strong sales of “wear-now” merchandise.

clock August 16, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

A&F Net Gains 14.5%

Abercrombie & Fitch posted a 14.5 percent jump in second-quarter earnings, as sales were up 15.2 percent to $658.7 million.

clock August 16, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Calvin’s New Dressing

After a slow start, Calvin Klein’s white label better-priced sportswear line was relaunched under Kellwood Co. for fall and just shipped to stores.

clock August 16, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Pain Lessens for Duty Free at Airport Shops

Although travel restrictions have been eased slightly, the $7.56 billion duty free beauty business remains tangled at airports around the globe.

clock August 16, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

United Retail Profits Rise 22%

United Retail Group Inc.’s repositioning on the merchandise front along with solid sales growth resulted in a 22 percent profit gain in the second quarter.

clock August 16, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Gold Toe and Moretz Pair Up

Two top socks firms, Gold Toe Investment Corp. and Moretz Inc., have merged as part of a deal involving their acquisition by private equity firm The Blackstone Group.

clock August 16, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Fog Systems Foil Burglars, Protect Merch

North American retailers might be ready for a novel way to foil the break-in: Smoke ’em out.

clock August 16, 2006Denise Power

Financial

Dressing-Room Scans Reduce Shrink $30K

Le Chateau, the contemporary retailer with stores in Canada and New York, cut its shrinkage by $30,000 in eight months in one of its outlet stores with an unusual approach.

clock August 16, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Technology

Bits & Bytes: Bliing, Bliing… All You Need… Ipod Update… Pretty In Purple

There’s nothing subtle about this collaboration between Motorola and Dolce & Gabbana.

clock August 16, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Promised Land?… Brand-New (Goodie) Bag

Roman Polanski isn’t alone. The film director who sued Vanity Fair for libel in London last year, seems to be part of a growing trend.

clock August 16, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Core PPI Lower in July

Wholesale prices on domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in July.

clock August 16, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Limited Names Redgrave CFO

Limited Brands named Martyn Redgrave as chief financial officer, succeeding Ken Stevens, who is retiring.

clock August 16, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Calif.’s Segerstrom Center Grows

Southern California’s artistic life is getting a shot in the arm.

clock August 16, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Flirty, Feminine Looks Highlight West Coast Market

Tightened airport security and the upcoming WWDMAGIC show cut traffic at the five-day market in Los Angeles that ended Tuesday.

clock August 16, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

West Watch: Vegas Showgirl… Surfin’ USA… Trade Show-To-Be… Flintstones Go Soft

Barry Manilow sung about a showgirl named Lola. But thanks to Los Angeles designer Anthony Franco, people now can call her Toni, as in Toni Braxton.

clock August 16, 2006WWD Staff

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