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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

PPR’s Stellar 1st Half: Gucci Group Propels 27% Surge in Profits

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Overview

Luxury continues to juice PPR, the French owner of Gucci Group, which said sales of high-end accessories and apparel drove first-half profits.

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Financial

PPR’s Stellar 1st Half: Gucci Group Propels 27% Surge in Profits

Luxury continues to juice PPR, the French owner of Gucci Group, which said sales of high-end accessories and apparel drove first-half profits.

clock September 8, 2006Robert Murphy

Retail Features

Samsonite Unveils Madison Ave. Unit

Samsonite is creating a new destination for its jet-setting customer.

clock September 8, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Girls Gone Wylde … Recipe For Success …. Rubber Soul

Paula Thomas, the British model-turned-designer behind the glam-rock label Thomas Wylde, is launching a new brand for spring 2007, Paula Thomas for TW.

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

EU Looks at Security of Liquids on Planes

The European Commission is hammering out a pan-European Union response to security issues surrounding liquids in airline hand luggage because of their potential use in terrorism.

clock September 8, 2006Brid Costello

Financial

Ralph Lauren Names Senior Vice President

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has tapped Wendy Smith as senior vice president of communications, effective Monday.

clock September 8, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

LVMH’s Fred Appoints CEO

Fred, the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned jewelry house, has a new leader.

clock September 8, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“She personifies what we always stood for with our collection.”

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: TJX Picks CEO … Saks Credit Card … Doing Dubai

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

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Let the Fetes Begin: Grown-up Gaultier Gets Ready to Party

He’s done corsets and lingerie for day and put men in skirts, earning him the title of French fashion’s bad boy.

clock September 8, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Jean Paul’s Jam

Leave it to Jean Paul Gaultier to draw out legions of fashion adventurers.

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Picture Perfect

If Hollywood calls, a young designer answers — even if it’s the week before the collections.

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Thom Browne to Design Brooks Bros. Collection

Brooks Bros. is adding a designer dimension to its assortment, WWD has learned.

clock September 8, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Brasilia, Hugo Boss Brands Lead Movado to 2Q Net Rise

Movado Group Inc. on Thurs­day posted a 32.7 percent hike in second-quarter earnings, driven by the launch of the Brasilia and Hugo Boss collections and the Series 800 sports line.

clock September 8, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Mormoris Leads Coty Revamp

Coty is restructuring marketing efforts for its Coty Beauty division, in a move to strengthen the unit’s presence globally.

clock September 8, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Nivea Reaches Out to ‘Touch’ N.Y.

Nivea is bringing its “Touch and Be Touched” campaign to life with Nivea Touches New York, a monthlong promotional event designed to increase brand awareness.

clock September 8, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Pitanguy Skin Care Set to Launch in U.S.

The recent outpouring of dermatologist-driven, high-tech skin care brands will kick into another gear with the U.S. debut of a product range created in cooperation with Ivo Pitanguy, one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the world.

clock September 8, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Biotherm Homme Takes Aim at Younger Men

Biotherm Homme is trying to interest younger men in High Recharge, a moisturizing, antifatigue gel, which is the kind of product that traditionally would be aimed at a decidedly older audience.

clock September 8, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Physicians Formula, Bare Escentuals Eye IPO

Beauty retailers have become larger and mightier, but consumers, and lately investors, have increasingly taken a shinning to niche cosmetics brands.

clock September 8, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Talley Named SVP At L’Oreal Paris

L’Oreal Paris has named Anne Talley to the position of senior vice president of marketing, overseeing marketing and U.S. print and broadcast ad strategies for the division’s color cosmetics, skin care, hair care and hair color brands.

clock September 8, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Neil Fiske Recounts BBW’s ‘Trading Up’ Story

When Neil Fiske was offered the top post at Bath & Body Works three years ago, he asked himself if he could recharge the company.

clock September 8, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Sally Hansen Emphasizes Safety in New Effort

With consumers concerned about chemicals in nail polish, the market leader — Sally Hansen — is taking a proactive stand.

clock September 8, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

MAC’s Star-Studded Day

Never let it be said that John Demsey doesn’t get his money’s worth from his spokespeople — or from his party guests, even.

clock September 8, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

KPSS Aims to Double Share by 2011

On Aug. 21 Mario Argenti, 51, was named president and chief executive officer of Baltimore-based Kao Professional Salon Services Inc.

clock September 8, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: In The Bag … VIP’s Only … Picture Perfect …

Out-of-town fashion and beauty editors can relieve stress with products from The Sanctuary Spa in the privacy of their hotel rooms at the Soho Grand and the Tribeca Grand during fashion week.

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: The Good Doctor … Good Shopping … All Over …

Conde Nast Publications (parent of WWD) is prepping for the launch this spring of Conde Nast Portfolio.

clock September 8, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coalition Lobbies Against ‘Unrealistic’ Port Screening

A coalition that includes four major apparel retailer and importer associations urged senators Thursday to pass a strong port security bill and defeat potential amendments requiring 100 percent screening of cargo, which they argue could bring global…

clock September 8, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

Sales Gain Lifts Carrefour’s Net

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, on Thursday said first-half net profits rose 10.8 percent to 706 million euros, or $868.1 million, the fruit of aggressive price reductions and store openings.

clock September 8, 2006Robert Murphy

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