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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

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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

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clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Spend, Spend, Spend: Luxury Retailers Predict Boom for Holiday

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Overview

Wal-Mart might having a tough holiday season so far, but at the luxury end of the spectrum, over-the-top extravagance seems to be the name of the game. Just ask Gucci, which has people clamoring for it's $19,800 baby blue crocodile Positano handbag.

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Financial

Kellwood Earnings Fall 50%

Kellwood Co. earnings were cut in half in the third quarter, due to heavy restructuring costs and the recent loss of licenses.

clock December 4, 2006Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Stormy Weather Hits, Sales Steady

Retailers from Chicago to Dallas said winter storms that passed through their regions this weekend failed to keep shoppers away for too long.

clock December 4, 2006Denise Power and Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

McCartney Takes on Japan

Times may be tough for many luxury brands in Japan, but not for Stella McCartney.

clock December 4, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

StoreXpo, New York , Japan Creation 2006, Tokyo , Delia’s Inc. reports third-quarter sales and earnings.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tom Tom… Selfridges’ New Look

Tom Ford has recruited another Gucci alum. Tom Mendenhall, 45, starts today in the new role of chief operating officer of Tom Ford International.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Spend, Spend, Spend: Luxury Retailers Predict Boom for Holiday

Wal-Mart might be having a tough holiday season so far, but at the luxury end of the spectrum, over-the-top extravagance seems to be the name of the game.

clock December 4, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fendi’s Hip-Hop Take on Japan

Taking a different tack with the Japanese market, Fendi last week hosted the hottest hiphop flavored fashion party in town.

clock December 4, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Sexy, Luxe Lingerie Lifts Sales

A combination of top-selling lingerie at retail and best-booking styles for spring is creating an exotic cocktail of luxury, fashion and specialty fare for 2007.

clock December 4, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Slow Holiday Start Doesn’t Dampen Outlook

Many buyers for major chains and specialty store owners said accessories sales for the holiday season have gotten off to a slow start because of unseasonably warm weather.

clock December 4, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Labels Look to Extras to Build Brands

Adding accessories once meant that an American designer brand had reached maturity. Now, however, breaking into the category is a sign that a brand has just hit the ground running.

clock December 4, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Paris Boutique Scene Blooms With Indie Designers

Accessories boutiques that sell a range of merchandise, from hats to bags, are experiencing a renaissance here as several independent European designers have set up shop.

clock December 4, 2006Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Hansel From Basel Adds Whimsy to Socks

Hannah Byun had a penchant for art and design, but she never thought it would lead her to the world of socks.

clock December 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: New Sparkle at De Beers… Pachachi’s Rainbow… Tangled Web…

Los Angeles jewelry designer Neil Lane is to launch his second collection for De Beers LV during a trunk show at the firm’s Manhattan flagship from Thursday to Sunday.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Barbara Leary, 80, Buyer for Bonwit Teller

Barbara Leary, a visionary buyer at Bonwit Teller in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies who pioneered the store’s Safari Room, which launched several designers, died of a stroke Nov. 27 at her home in Vero Beach, Fla. She was 80.

clock December 4, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Hot Rocks Fetch Bonanza at Auction

The paddles went up in a frenzy at jewelry auctions in 2006.

clock December 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott and Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Diamond Biz Braces for Film Fallout

The diamond jewelry industry is braced to handle potential negative fallout from the release of a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that might tarnish consumers’ images of the gems during the holiday season.

clock December 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Coin Toss: Designer Branches Out

A luxury brand doesn’t always need bells and whistles to create the credibility that leads to diversification.

clock December 4, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Potent Mix of Fine Art, Jewels

Peter Norton would never divulge his favorite contemporary artist. Why would he?

clock December 4, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Trading Stevens… Royal Appointment… Sing Along…

Dolce & Gabbana is the latest fashion house to change photographers for its spring advertising, having ditched Steven Meisel, with whom it has worked for some time.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Germany-Based Symrise Kicks Off IPO… Hargitay Dazzles Bloomingdale’s

In another sign of movement in the fragrance supply industry, Symrise held its initial public offering Friday.

clock December 4, 2006Melissa Drier

Memo Pad: Returning Home… Vogue’s Path to India… No Surprise

Kent Brownridge is no Ron Galotti when it comes to being a gentleman farmer.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Purchase Deal Puts Plans For Villa Moda Unit on Hold

Majed Al Sabah’s plans to bring his Villa Moda concept to Europe are on hold for the moment

clock December 4, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Razzle-Dazzle Expected at the Ultra Show

Salon International de la Lingerie’s Ultra Lingerie catwalk show, with a theme of fantasy and decadence, is upping the fashion factor for its fourth edition with supermodel-turned-designer Eva Herzigova, who signed up to preside over the jury.

clock December 4, 2006Katya Foreman

Financial

WWD Stock Index Slips 2.3%

The pullback on Wall Street last Monday and Tuesday took a heavy toll on retail shares for the week even as some stocks regained strength on Thursday.

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ringling Bros. Files Suit Against Sephora, LVMH

Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Inc. and Feld Entertainment Inc. filed a $5 million lawsuit against Sephora and its parent, LVMH.

clock December 4, 2006Liza Casabona

Financial

REITs Ripe for Takeover in 2007

The number of retail real estate investment trusts is shrinking, and merger activity in the sector will maintain its dizzy pace.

clock December 4, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

Federated Downgraded By Citigroup Analyst

Citigroup downgraded Federated Department Stores last week from a “low” to a “medium” risk investment, citing concerns over the company’s long-term success in digesting the former May Department Stores.

clock December 4, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

HR: How to Avoid ‘Bad Santa’ Syndrome

Wanted: Amiable and jolly Santa Claus to hear Christmas wishes and pose for photos.

clock December 4, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Opening Night Glitters

It was a week of red-carpet photo ops in balmy Manhattan. And given the unseasonably warm temperatures, some of Hollywood’s favorite starlets were able to venture out to their film and theater premieres in short fancy frocks sans furs or cumbersome…

clock December 4, 2006WWD Staff

People

Tout Suite

Interior designer Jacques Garcia took on the new five-star Fouquet’s Barriere hotel on the Champs-Elysees as both a tribute and a challenge.

clock December 4, 2006Chantal Goupil

People

Vino Veritas

It takes a certain amount of creativity to walk into a 12-story Chelsea gym and envision a sleek, fine-dining establishment in its place.

clock December 4, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

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