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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

The Penney’s Plan: Ullman Sees Service, Exclusives as Drivers

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Overview

Watch out Macy's, J.C. Penney is breathing down your neck. Myron E. Ullman 3rd, Penney's chairman and chief executive officer, said there is ample opportunity for the department store chain to capture market share from Macy's.

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Financial

Analysts See Shift in Consumer Spending Habits

Archstone Consulting recently completed its fourth annual post-holiday survey of the season and noted strong results from Tiffany’s, Costco and Coach, as well as a structural change in how consumers are shopping.

clock February 12, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Planet Funk Goes Younger With Play

When brothers Oren and Noy Hayun, owners of young contemporary retail chain Planet Funk, were mulling over how to expand in 2005, they zeroed in on a flourishing market being pioneered by many of their best-selling vendors: premium children’s wear.

clock February 12, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Roxy and Quiksilver Get on Board With Baby Surfers

Devotees of surf lifestyle brands Quiksilver and Roxy may now outfit their babies in the brands’ famous boardshorts and hibiscus-print dresses.

clock February 12, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Juicy Couture Catches Baby Fever

Juicy Couture has gone baby crazy.

clock February 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

SIL Themes: Global Growth, Product Development

Two overriding issues in the lingerie industry

clock February 12, 2007Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Ultra Show’s Fashion Follies

About 500 guests turned out to view a combination of rock-Goth, cabaret-inspired looks and Victoriana fantasy a la Josephine at the Salon International de la Lingerie’s annual fashion show.

clock February 12, 2007Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Pairing Up: Runway Collaborations a Mutual Benefit

Season after season, fashion is becoming more of a collaborative effort.

clock February 12, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Topping It All Off

The New York shows always come through with great American sportswear, and this season was no exception. But in a bit of a surprise, there was a major revival of millinery.

clock February 12, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings

Boucheron, best known for its glitzy baubles, is switching gears with its watch operations.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sex Is Back… On Target… Roman Holiday…

With so much buzz about models and their weight last week, there’s clearly still plenty of room for the curvaceous, healthy-looking Brazilian who was so au courant just a few years ago.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Taking Shape

Dennis Basso had big plans this season to leap beyond furs for his first foray into the tents.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

People

Coast to Coast

For bon vivants, Thursday night of fashion week always features the one-two punch of the Calvin Klein and Zac Posen after parties.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad: To The Rescue… Party Pooh-Pooher… All Change

While The New York Times Media Group recently reported a 3.5 percent decline in advertising revenue during the fourth quarter of last year versus the same period in 2005, its glossy T:

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Tahari Signs Deal With S. Rothschild

Elie Tahari Ltd. is adding another layer, courtesy of an outerwear licensing deal with S. Rothschild & Co.

clock February 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Harry Rosen Amps Up Personal Service

Harry Rosen is going one-on-one with 200,000 customers.

clock February 12, 2007Denise Power

Fashion Features

Charles R. Walgreen Jr.

Charles R. Walgreen Jr., son of the founder of the 105-year-old drugstore chain Walgreen Co., died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Northfield, Ill. He…

clock February 12, 2007Molly Prior

Retail Features

Penney’s Plan: Service and Rebranding

Watch out Macy’s, J.C. Penney is breathing down your neck.

clock February 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Search Adds Celeb Look-alike Apparel

Visual search engine Like.com will launch apparel and accessories this week, pointing shoppers to almost four million fashion items that closely resemble those worn by celebrities.

clock February 12, 2007Denise Power

Financial

Electronics, Home Goods Hampering Apparel Sales

Cooler temperatures and gift cards may have helped apparel sales in January, but the sector remains under pressure from other product categories such as home goods and electronics.

clock February 12, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Citigroup Research Report: Liz Might Be LBO Target

The second annual leveraged buyout report of the Citigroup Research Retail Team concludes that LBOs will remain active in 2007, and that apparel giant Liz Claiborne might represent the most attractive takeover candidate.

clock February 12, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Legal Briefs

J. Marcus Wholesalers Inc. and The Paradies Shops Inc. filed a complaint against Louis Vuitton Malletier SA, asking the court for a declaration of noninfringement.

clock February 12, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

REITs Deliver Robust Fourth-Qtr. Profits

It was a banner fourth quarter for many U.S. mall owners, who reported both domestic and overseas growth.

clock February 12, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Sears Holdings Rolls Out

Sears Holdings Corp.’s Sears and Kmart nameplates are aiming to become a primary destination for back-to-school this fall.

clock February 12, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

West Coast Factors Weigh 2007 Outlook

Factors see brand identity and overseas investment as the critical topics du jour for the apparel industry this year.

clock February 12, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Done Deals & In Development

There’s a heightened level of excitement around 34th Street in Manhattan.

clock February 12, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Chicago’s Slew of Openings Not All About Luxe

Chicago’s retail boom isn’t exclusive to luxury fashion, though new stores by Jimmy Choo and Chanel and a soon-totttttttt-open Marc Jacobs boutique in Bucktown might lead you to think otherwise.

clock February 12, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Sale of Mines Boosts De Beers Net in 2006

Diamond company De Beers posted a 32 percent jump in yearly earnings as a result of the partial sale of their stake in De Beers Consolidate Mines to Ponahalo.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Li & Fung to Buy Tommy Hilfiger Sourcing

A wholly owned subsidiary of Li & Fung will acquire Tommy Hilfiger’s global sourcing operations.

clock February 12, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

French Beauty Sales Soar in ’06

France’s beauty business in 2006 registered its largest sales gain in five years, according to the Federation des Industries de la Parfumerie.

clock February 12, 2007Ellen Groves

Financial

Polo Names Asia-Pacific President

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is expected to announce today that François Delage will join the company Sept. 1 as president of the Asia-Pacific region.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

City Chic And Easy Elegance

Just in the nick of time, Donna Karan brought a little seduction to the season, while Ralph Lauren’s beautiful clothes oozed luxury and refinement.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Straightforward New York Season Pleases Buyers

Designers played dress up for fall – and retailers were happy.

clock February 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Return Engagements

The notion of real clothes for real women has a perennial appeal, and a number of designers, including two that are making comebacks, explored it this season.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week…

Events coming this week.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bauer Chief Out

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. president and chief executive officer Fabian Mansson resigned Friday, a day after company shareholders rejected a $286 million buyout offer from two private equity firms.

clock February 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mango Adds Bags

Mango has caught the luxury bag bug. The Spanish fast-fashion retailer unveiled its first icon bag, dubbed Pantone after its range of 12 hues, at the Palais de Tokyo here Thursday.

clock February 12, 2007Katya Foreman

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