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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 18hAllison 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

A Celebrity Black Hole: Fashion Crowd Cheers Star Drought at Shows

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Overview

If the biggest star at New York Fashion Week has been Donald Trump at Michael Kors, there is news for celebrities: You're fired.

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: After a Building Shake-up, Cosmetics Show Gets Down to Business

Manufacturers often promise retailers new items so powerful, the ground will shake.

clock February 9, 2007Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Coty Follows ‘Instinct’ to Create a Beckham Beauty House

Before David Beckham makes his American debut with the L.A. Galaxy this summer, the soccer superstar hopes to score off the field with this month’s U.S. launch of his men’s fragrance, Instinct.

clock February 9, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Unilever 2006 Profits Increase 26 Percent

Unilever reported Thursday that fourth-quarter 2006 net profits swelled to 2.1 billion euros, or $2.7 billion at average exchange, versus 726 million euros, or $920 million, in the same quarter in 2005.

clock February 9, 2007Brid Costello

Retail Features

Department Store Comps Shine

Insulated by a luxury consumer base willing to dole out big bucks on pricy items, the department store channel delivered stellar sales.

clock February 9, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

Retail Features

Gift Cards Bolster Holiday Results

Once a sluggish month for sales, the surge in holiday gift cards has made January increasingly important for fourth-quarter performance.

clock February 9, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Guerlain, Pucci Unite for One-Shot Collection

The Emilio Pucci fashion house is venturing into makeup for the first time, in May. Its five-unit, limited-edition color cosmetics collection was created with Guerlain.

clock February 9, 2007Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Williamson Ties Scents to Exotic Locales

LONDON — Matthew Williamson is taking his signature fragrance on an olfactive

clock February 9, 2007Brid Costello

Fashion Features

OCD Event Doubles Donations to $250,000

The James Marshall OCD Foundation held its third annual dinner Wednesday night.

clock February 9, 2007Pete Born

Financial

Hermes 4Q-Sales Gain 6%

Robust sales of perfumes, silk scarves and leather handbags drove solid holiday business at Hermes International, propelling fourth-quarter sales up 6 percent to 463.3 million euros, or $597.5 million.

clock February 9, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

House Mulls Labor Bill Altering Union Protocol

Faced with retail industry opposition, a House panel began considering a bill Thursday that could test organized labor’s clout with the new Democratic majority in Congress.

clock February 9, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Mercedes, Fashion Find Luxe Common Ground

“Cars are fashion. They stopped being modes of transportation a long time ago,” said Angus MacKenzie, editor in chief of Motor Trend magazine.

clock February 9, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Bergdorf’s Fetes Modernized 3rd Floor

The swirl of fashion week moved from Bryant Park to Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday night, where 300 guests, including top designers, fashion executives, socialites and customers, toasted the store’s latest achievement.

clock February 9, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Fine Dining and Diamonds At Jewelry.com Duo Launch

Jewelry.com celebrated the launch of its “duo” collection of two-stone diamond jewelry at The New York Public Library Monday.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Top Designer Exits Gap

The overhaul of top management at Gap Inc. showed no signs of slowing down on Thursday, with the departure of Charlotte Neuville, head designer for Gap North America.

clock February 9, 2007David Moin

Financial

Shareholders Nix Sale of Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer Holding Inc. said an insufficient number of shares was voted in favor of the proposed sale of the company at $9.25 per share in cash to Eddie B Holding Corp, which is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners Inc. and Golden Gate Capital.

clock February 9, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

PVH Signs Licensing Deal With Timberland

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed a licensing deal with The Timberland Co. to manufacture and market Timberland women’s and men’s casual sportswear in North America.

clock February 9, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

The Quote of the Week

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Chico’s CFO Stepping Down… Liz Tackles Dating Abuse

Chico’s FAS said Charles Kleman would be leaving his posts as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Kleman, who has been cfo for 18 years, plans to continue to work at Chico’s in investor relations and financial modeling,…

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Calling All Advertisers… Investment Property… A Time Gone By…

Joanne Lipman, editor in chief of Conde Nast Portfolio, interviewed Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co. yesterday in front of a crucial audience.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Week, Byte by Byte

While there may not be enough press passes to go around, there certainly appears to be no shortage of blogs reporting on all the “news” coming from inside the tents at Bryant Park or, for that matter, any other fashion-related event.

clock February 9, 2007Amy Wicks

People

Star Search: Where Have They Gone?

The lack of star wattage at the shows this season is partially the result of the freezing-cold temperatures.

clock February 9, 2007Jacob Bernstein

People

The Ubiquitrix

Camilla Belle hits the town during fashion week

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Anna Nicole’s Life… Barry’s Return… Versace Rides Rodeo…

Anna Nicole Smith, who collapsed and died in Florida on Thursday at age 39, had plenty of ups and downs in her roller-coaster life.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Alphabet Soup

Designers went from the A to Z of fashion, traveling from the land of sporty chic to that of architectural and sleek – with a rough-and-tough pit stop in between.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Round Two for Jennifer Meyer Jewelry

Jennifer Meyer is a doting parent of two babies: three-month-old Ruby, who often wakes up in the early morning, and Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, which at over a year old is growing with the launch this month of a full second collection.

clock February 9, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Dark and Lovely

What’s in the fall wardrobe? Plenty that’s moody and serious, with a high-gloss edge.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Snow and Ice

At Kate Spade’s presentation Thursday morning, the freezing fashion set was greeted at the door with piping hot chocolate.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Art and Architecture

Thursday offered a study in contrasts as Vera Wang presented an artsy collection filled with Bolshevik embellishments, while Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein opted for smart structure and chic austerity.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Organics Abound at Beautyworld

Beautyworld – a trade fair aimed at the cosmetics, perfumery, drugstore and hairdressing sectors – has upped its wellness quotient.

clock February 9, 2007Faye Mussleman

Fashion Features

Origins Taps Rice

Inspired by an ancient Asian tradition, Origins is using rice as the main ingredient in its new Modern Fusion, a face serum designed to stimulate the skin’s natural shedding process to produce a softer and more radiant texture.

clock February 9, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Snippets

Procter & Gamble Professional Care is expanding its relationship with Beauty Systems Group, including bringing its different brands from 240 BSG stores to 740 stores as a result of the new deal.

clock February 9, 2007WWD Staff

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