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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

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 10hJessica Iredale

Tale of Two Wal-Marts: Retailer’s Legacy, Future Collide in Transition Era

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Overview

Will the real Wal-Mart please stand up? The world's largest retailer sometimes seems like two different companies.

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Financial

Miami Firms Keep Sun From Setting

Some 20 to 30 years ago, Stephen’s Restaurant in Hialeah, Fla., was packed with New York garment executives who had relocated their businesses to the industrial city northwest of downtown Miami.

clock March 20, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

Financial

Congress Eyes China Trade Action

In control of the legislative agenda for the first time since President Bush took office six years ago, Democrats are working to build a consensus on Capitol Hill for legislation this year.

clock March 20, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Managing the Cost Factor

Whether it is what the latest fall styles are, how retailers draw customers through their doors or what bankers are doing to keep the goods flowing, everything in fashion is a moving target.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

The “Sourcerer’s” Apprentice

Fashion might be increasingly dominated by large multinational companies with a keen focus on big volume and cost efficiencies, but that isn’t the only avenue to success.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

High Anxiety Over China

When the apparel industry’s Washington contingent came to Manhattan for the sourcing forum, the first thing the members wanted to talk about was Beijing.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Labor Compliance Issue Comes to the Forefront

The way the apparel industry addresses labor rights abroad has evolved over the past decade, but as the abuses in Jordanian factories that came to light last year attest, much work remains to be done.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Large Firms Balance Speed and Quality

The competitive advantages of extensive sourcing expertise once held by major apparel manufacturers has been winnowed away by technological advances and the increasing pace of globalization.

clock March 20, 2007Ross Tucker

Retail Features

The Hunt for Value

Meeting the increasing demands of apparel companies for speed and quality has forced suppliers to reexamine their business strategies, with a focus on providing additional services to their clients.

clock March 20, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

Sourcing Digest: Doing Business in South Asia… Australia’s Industry Plan

The South Asian nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – all vibrant textile and apparel traders – are plagued by high costs ranging from setting up a business to conducting cross-border trade and need to push ahead with more reforms, a…

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Guatemala Looks Upstream

By the late 1980s, Guatemala had endured a long and violent history of political and military unrest. It was also during this time that the country started to stabilize and its textile industry began supplying the U.S. market.

clock March 20, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Freight Rate Talks Leave Port

Negotiations between importers and ocean carriers on next year’s shipping contracts kicked off in March, with carriers looking to significantly increase freight rates.

clock March 20, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Clashing on Cotton

The prospects for a political breakthrough in the Doha global trade talks remain “up in the air” nearly two months after world leaders agreed to revive the round, senior diplomats and industry experts said.

clock March 20, 2007John Zarocostas

Financial

Placing Apparel Production in Political Hot Spots

In their push to drive efficiency and lower costs, brands are manufacturing apparel in a host of politically unstable countries where they have to not only…

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Keeping Safe Overseas

Apparel and textile executives operating in more than 116 countries shipped goods worth $93.3 billion to the U.S. last year, making fashion one of the most globally integrated of industries.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Japan Looks to Revival of Exports

The Japanese textile and apparel industry has begun new efforts to rebuild its export business after more than 20 years of erosion brought on by rising imports that now account for nearly 80 percent of the market share.

clock March 20, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

Memo Pad: Bringing Sexy Back… Moving Parts… Jennifer Barnett

GQ banked its best-selling issue of 2006 with its theme of “Love, Sex and Madness” last April, featuring cover model Adriana Lima.

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Gwen Stefani Dives Into Fragrance

Coty Prestige took the phrase “making a splash” quite literally Monday afternoon during the unveiling of Gwen Stefani’s first fragrance, called L.

clock March 20, 2007Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

S. Korean Free Trade Talks Enter Homestretch

As U.S. and South Korean trade negotiators make a final push to reach a free trade accord before the end of the month, crucial work remains in the apparel and textiles area.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Malden Exits Bankruptcy as Polartec

Chrysalis Capital Partners, a private equity group operating through its newly formed Polartec subsidiary, has purchased the assets of Malden Mills out of bankruptcy for $44 million, marking the start of a new chapter for the performance fabric producer.

clock March 20, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Abercrombie Attitude Hits London

The sales assistants are decked out in leather flip-flops, there are two muscled shirtless Welshmen standing guard near the door and the dance music thumps loudly.

clock March 20, 2007Samantha Conti

Financial

Creating a New Selfridges

Selfridges is subtly reinventing itself yet again, tweaking its offerings and layout to appeal to customers’ evolving tastes.

clock March 20, 2007Samantha Conti

Financial

Swatch Profits Surge in ’06

Signaling more good times ahead for the luxury watch and jewelry sector, Swatch Group AG said 2006 net profits jumped 33.7 percent to 830 million Swiss francs, or $684.9 million, from 621 million Swiss francs, or $512.5 million, and added that 2007 is…

clock March 20, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

Field Narrows in Chase for Claire’s

Apollo Management LP is believed to be the only private equity firm left in the bidding for Claire’s Stores Inc., but there’s no guarantee that a deal will be concluded.

clock March 20, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

In Brief: Kmart Settles With FTC… Kenzer Hires

Kmart agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission charge that it engaged in deceptive practices in connection with its gift card by not adequately disclosing fees for nonuse, according to federal regulators in a release Monday.

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Tale of Two Wal-Marts: Retailer’s Legacy, Future Collide in Transition Era

Will the real Wal-Mart please stand up? The world’s largest retailer sometimes seems like two different companies.

clock March 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Simonton Says What to Wear

George Simonton auditioned for the new reality show “I Don’t Have a Thing to Wear” while teaching his contemporary tailored design class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

clock March 20, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Geoffrey Beene Estate Sets The Bar High for Philanthropy

With a $5 million gift to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Geoffrey Beene Estate has set the philanthropy bar high.

clock March 20, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Miu Miu Replacing Sander on 57th

It’s “auf Wiedersehen, Jil” and “ciao, Miu Miu” on 57th Street.

clock March 20, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Woolrich Taps President, Chairman

Woolrich Inc. on Monday announced a succession plan after the death last week of president and chief executive officer Roswell Brayton Jr.

clock March 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Dell’Acqua Plans Expansion for U.S.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s new owners, the investors of the Luxembourg-based holding group Redlux, have an ambitious agenda for the brand, especially for its U.S. expansion.

clock March 20, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Adult Education… Dressing Hillary… Kimora Lee In L.A.

Eisbar co-founder Bobby Benveniste didn’t rest much after last spring’s final shipment of his Los Angeles-based graphics-inspired line.

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Raymond D. Nasher, 85, Developer of NorthPark

Funeral services were held here Monday for Raymond D. Nasher, the arts philanthropist and developer of NorthPark Center mall, who died Friday. He was 85.

clock March 20, 2007Holly Haber

New Initiative for France’s Artisans

Representatives from the artisanal backbone of France”s luxury sector – food to fashion – gathered under the vaulted roof of the Grand Palais last week to mark a new government initiative: “Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivants” or “Businesses of National…

clock March 20, 2007Katya Foreman

Snapshot: Mining Cole… Casting Call… Plot Twist…

Thirty-three-year-old actress Beth Cole didn’t have to spend much time playing toothy ingenues on stage. Instead, the Vermont and Detroit native skipped straight to the gritty roles.

clock March 20, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

People

Western Union

“I can’t wait for the Allegra Hicks bandwagon to leave New York,” joked Ghislaine Maxwell as she prepared for another round of festivities on Wednesday in honor of the British designer.

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Minimal, Crafted and Louche

At Gen Art’s The New Garde 2007, three promising collections, shown simultaneously via interactive installations, stuck true to the organization’s artsy roots.

clock March 20, 2007WWD Staff

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