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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 21hAllison 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

Iconix Acquires Rocawear, Puts Jay-Z on Brand Hunt

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Overview

Iconix Brand Group Inc. is branching out in more ways than one, from the acquisition of Rocawear to the establishment of a new brand management and licensing company that will make acquisitions.

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Financial

Belk’s Balance: Evolving With Acquisitions

Belk Inc. built itself into the largest privately held U.S. retailer by providing moderately priced apparel in small towns across the South and Southwest.

clock March 7, 2007Georgia Lee

Financial

Ross, Bon-Ton Speed Data

The appetite for business intelligence that reveals a competitive opportunity or insight has never been greater. At Ross Stores, those tasty nuggets of knowledge are now served up 20 times faster, giving buyers more agility.

clock March 7, 2007Denise Power

Fashion Features

Who’s Minding the Store?

Each time consumer information falls into the wrong hands, such as the data breach at TJX and more recently those at Stop & Shop Supermarkets and Fruit of the Loom, the blame game kicks off: How did this happen?

clock March 7, 2007Denise Power

Financial

Marimekko: Two Weeks to Market With New Software

New product life cycle management software from UGS helped Marimekko grow its export sales by 35 percent last year.

clock March 7, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Textiles

Newcomer Knit Brands, California Style

Southern California is considered the birthplace of designer jeans and cool Ts.

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Youth Movement: Dad, Daughter Project Becomes Label

After selling his third start-up company in 2004, action sportswear veteran Jeff Yokoyama was ready for a break from the apparel industry. But things didn’t quite work out that way.

clock March 7, 2007Emili Vesilind

Financial

Escada Net, Sales Slip in First Qtr.

While net profit slipped 5.6 percent on a sales decline of 3.3 percent, the Escada Group boosted earnings before taxes 13.5 percent and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization 5.4 percent in the first quarter.

clock March 7, 2007Melissa Drier

Financial

Markdowns Take Toll on Chico’s Profits

Women’s apparel retailer Chico’s FAS posted a 59 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings becuase of fashion missteps that resulted in heavy markdowns.

clock March 7, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Luxottica Earnings Rise 11.8%

Luxottica SpA had rising profits and sales in the fourth quarter and issued an upbeat forecast for the current year, citing increasing demand for high-end fashion eyewear, particularly in the U.S. and developing markets like China.

clock March 7, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Shepherdson Sets Up Fund for Emerging Designers

Jane Shepherdson, former brand director of Topshop, is ready to help emerging British designers succeed.

clock March 7, 2007Nina Jones

Financial

Ferragamo Gets Exclusive for Maserati

Not only does the latest Maserati GranTurismo Coupe offer more than 400 horsepower, innovative Pininfarina design and four-seat comfort – it comes accessorized with a set of suitcases and bags made exclusively by Salvatore Ferragamo.

clock March 7, 2007Luisa Zargani

Financial

Pantone Takes Steps To Save Time, Money

Pantone is preparing to launch initiatives to significantly reduce the time and money spent in the early stages of product development.

clock March 7, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

C&C’s Stansfield Leaves Claiborne

Two years after Liz Claiborne Inc. bought C&C California for $28 million, Claire Stansfield, the remaining co-founder of the brand, left the company on Tuesday.

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion’s New Segmented Society

Say goodbye to the fashion mainstream.

clock March 7, 2007Holly Haber

Fashion Features

C&C Sister Drives New Golf Line

Olivia Stansfield learned an important lesson from her older sister, C&C California co-founder Claire Stansfield: If your closet lacks it, why not create it?

clock March 7, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Active’s High-Tech Boost

Demand for high-tech performance apparel, from weekend warriors and world-class athletes alike, helped drive up sales and average prices of sports apparel last year.

clock March 7, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Iconix Acquires Rocawear, Puts Jay-Z on Brand Hunt

Iconix Brand Group Inc. is branching out in more ways than one, from the acquisition of Rocawear to the establishment of a new brand management and licensing company that will make acquisitions.

clock March 7, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief

Workers’ compensation legislation intended to increase benefits for injured workers for the first time in more than a decade and reduce employers’ costs by 10 to 15 percent passed the New York State Senate and Assembly unanimously on Tuesday.

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Redesigning Mannequins for an Upscale Image

So what if they don’t speak or move? Mannequins must have a point of view.

clock March 7, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Lord & Taylor’s Water World

Lord & Taylor will demonstrate its splashier side when it unveils its summer windows and catalogue on April 12.

clock March 7, 2007David Moin

Retail Features

Payless Turns Focus to Brand Building

Payless ShoeSource might be known for its affordable footwear, but the company has a new mission – brand building, including in apparel.

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Ray-Ban Campaign Touts “Never Hide” Message

Ray-Ban wants its customers to make spectacles of themselves.

clock March 7, 2007Valerie Seckler

Beauty Features

Lauder Outlines Battle Plan for Global Growth

The Estee Lauder Cos. is courting new customers with a spate of initiatives while steadfastly defending its core brands – and remaining on the prowl for acquisitions to grow its portfolio.

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Avon Taps Hudson to Face Imari

Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on Feb. 25, has signed a deal with Avon to become the face of the company’s Imari fragrance brand.

clock March 7, 2007Michelle Edgar

Memo Pad: Take Two… In A Bubble… Artful Exit…

If the March cover of Details with David Beckham looks familiar, it’s because it is. A similar shot of Beckham appeared on the magazine’s August 2005 cover – both issues show Beckham wearing the same button-down, open-necked Prada white shirt, shot by…

clock March 7, 2007WWD Staff

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