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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 4hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 10hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 20hRachel Strugatz

Living the High Life: Rising Consumer Debt in Borrowers’ Paradise

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Overview

American consumers are racking up debt at an increasing rate, and retailers at all price points could soon start to feel the pinch. Consumers have $2.35 trillion worth of outstanding debt according to statistics from the Federal Reserve Board.

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Fashion Features

Rosso Adds Italian Maker to Portfolio

Diesel chief Renzo Rosso last week reprised his acquisition of Staff International six years ago by taking control of the Italian high-end clothing manufacturer Pier SpA.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: L’Oreal Fashion Week, Toronto (through Saturday).

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wagner Named At Cole Haan… Schulman Tapped At Kenneth Cole

Cole Haan, a subsidiary of Nike Inc., has appointed Lori Wagner its first chief marketing officer.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Scaasi Fete Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

Leaving Arnold Scaasi speechless is no easy task, but the designer’s friends and admirers probably came as close as they ever will Wednesday night at a party in his honor.

clock October 16, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Consumer Spending Rises in September

Consumers were more willing to spend in September, driving sales up a seasonally adjusted 3 percent at apparel and accessories stores.

clock October 16, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Sander Says Ciao to Rome

Jil Sander is boosting its profile in Italy as part of a larger-scale project to reposition and expand its retail network.

clock October 16, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Fire at Town House of Coach’s Krakoff

Coach president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff’s East 70th Street town house went up in flames on Friday.

clock October 16, 2006Sophia Chabbott

People

Art Studios

Fame certainly has its privileges, as David Hockney learned at the Wednesday night party for the Burberry-sponsored restrospective of 50 years of his work.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

People

Child’s Progress

In the name of their work, independent filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have spent most of the last few years surrounded by kids.

clock October 16, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

In the Wings

Monsters Are Waiting, the buzzed-about band from Echo Park, is riding a wave of momentum from its debut album, “Fascination.”

clock October 16, 2006Martine Bury

Retail Features

American Rag Raises Flag for Denim

American Rag Cie, the Los Angeles-based retailer known for its eclectic mix of vintage and hip designer apparel, has launched a 13,500-square-foot flagship at the open-air Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif.

clock October 16, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Roll Away… Celebs on Tap… Rock Talk…

Dean and Davis Factor and Michael Baruch hosted a pre-Los Angeles Fashion Week dinner for 100 Thursday night at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Leather Goods Exports Boost Mipel

The appetite for Italian leather goods is not slowing down, with Asia, Russia and the Middle East continuing to drive imports.

clock October 16, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Afsoun Mixes Art and Commerce

It’s been quite a year for the art world, with paintings being sold for eight-figure sums, and Sara Benda is getting in on the game with her own twist.

clock October 16, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: Eyes for Balenciaga… Architect of Time

Winking at an eyewear launch, Balenciaga outfitted every model at its spring show in Paris this month in shades.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Trio of Designer Brands Courts U.S.

Three up-and-coming brands of lingerie and corsetry from diverse backgrounds are hoping to break into the U.S. market.

clock October 16, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Fernando Sanchez’s Celebratory Party

The late Fernando Sanchez got what he wanted to celebrate his life and 53 years in the world of fashion.

clock October 16, 2006Karyn Monget

Financial

Consumer Debt Raises Retail Concern

American consumers are racking up debt at an increasing rate, and retailers at all price points could soon start to feel the pinch.

clock October 16, 2006Evan Clark

Retail Features

Oilily Flagship Lures Moms and Mini-Me’s

Oilily is presenting itself in an entirely new way.

clock October 16, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Cruciani and Sisley Think Young

Like mother, like daughter.

clock October 16, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Diamond District’s Ivory Tower

A developer shakes up the landscape — and a way of life — on West 47th Street.

clock October 16, 2006Amy S. Choi and Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Best & Co. Takes the Collaborative Route

Partnerships like Isaac Mizrahi for Target, Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co., and Adriano Goldschmied for Evisu have become quite the trend, and now high-end children’s wear firm Best & Co. is joining in.

clock October 16, 2006Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Author: Too Many Choices Can Overwhelm Shoppers

Are the many choices offered to consumers becoming detrimental to the health of a retailer’s business?

clock October 16, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Done Deals & In Development: Retail Makes A Big Impression

Unlimited Space

The Limited may not be opening the biggest stores in the New York metropolitan area, but its new corporate office was the fourth-largest real estate deal in Manhattan so far this year, as noted at Cushman &…

clock October 16, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

Legal Briefs

Louis Vuitton Malletier has won a consent decree for a permanent injunction against a Chinatown business in a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court.

clock October 16, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Where Shopping Meets Science

The Twenty Ninth Street development officially opened Friday on 62 acres in the heart of this city, delivering a new hybrid format.

clock October 16, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Warehouse Clubs Aim for Frugal and Fancy

Warehouse clubs, not content to sell bulk toilet paper and giant bottles of ketchup, are trying to reinvent themselves as destinations both for wholesale bargains and luxury products.

clock October 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Analyst Sees Benefits in Retail Real Estate

While the retail real estate sector has been left on the sidelines for a few years, its stability makes it a sound investment.

clock October 16, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Fragranze Fair Broadens Its Appeal

Niche fragrance fair Fragranze wooed the public for the first time at its fourth edition last month, while the selective fragrance industry in Italy continues to enjoy slow and steady growth.

clock October 16, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

On The Road With: Serene in Seattle: Retail Enclave Resists Chains

Here in the well-to-do Madison Park neighborhood, which slopes gently down to Lake Washington, it’s rare when retail space becomes available.

clock October 16, 2006David Moin

Memo Pad: Rock Bottom… Show Me the Money… Pack Light

New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn wrote of the Nicole Miller show that she “was sure she had witnessed the absolute rock bottom of American fashion.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

SoHo on the Uptick With a Foreign Accent

Just two years ago, the prognosis for retailing in SoHo seemed uncertain.

clock October 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

WWD Stock Index Surges

Despite a brief uptick in oil, which jumped to more than $59 a barrel Friday.

clock October 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Forbes’ Formula for Branding the Mall

It’s not every day or even every year that developer Nathan Forbes, managing partner of The Forbes Co., breaks new ground.

clock October 16, 2006David Moin

Financial

Aeropostale Downgraded on Forecasts

Extensive discounts may have driven back-to-school sales at Aeropostale, but analysts are skeptical continued promotions will equal success for the holidays.

clock October 16, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Betting on Macao as a Gateway to Asia

Macao Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China isn’t the most enticing name for a retail and gaming mecca.

clock October 16, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

From Class to Mass: Fifth Avenue Evolves

Fifth Avenue is in the midst of an identity crisis.

clock October 16, 2006Amy S. Choi

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