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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 12hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 18hMiles 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 Bullish Arnault: Despite Weak Spots, LVMH Chief Upbeat on ’07

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Overview

Likening the fashion business to Formula One racing, Bernard Arnault says having a fast car is no guarantee of getting to the finish line first.

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Fashion Features

Hermes Taps Heritage for New Scent

When it unveils its Wall Street boutique on June 21, Hermes will also raise the curtain on Kelly Caleche, a women’s fragrance.

clock May 11, 2007Jennifer Weil and Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Global Spa Summit Taps Industry Elite

The spa industry is about to enter into territory that acknowledges its $40 billion annual worth: It’s getting a summit.

clock May 11, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Sally’s Net Decrease… Jonathan Change… L’Oreal Moves…

Second-quarter profits at Sally Beauty Holdings narrowed to $11 million from $31.2 million in the same period a year ago due to a significant increase in interest expense to nearly $43 million. Earnings per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31…

clock May 11, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Takashimaya Moves Beauty to Main Floor

Takashimaya will move its beauty department from the sixth to the ground floor of its Fifth Avenue store in New York on Wednesday, to generate more traffic.

clock May 11, 2007Michelle Edgar

Financial

April Comps Fall Short of the Mark

April showers and an early Easter wiped out same-store sales for most apparel retailers.

clock May 11, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Burt’s Bees Exec Announces Product Regulation Effort

Michael Indursky is out to seek the greater good, all in the name of the natural personal care market.

clock May 11, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Success of Derek Jeter Scent Drives Brand’s Expansion

Avon will be swinging for the fences this summer by expanding its Derek Jeter fragrance franchise into a three-step skin care collection.

clock May 11, 2007Michelle Edgar

Financial

Urban Outfitters Earnings Surge 45% on Spring Sales

Urban Outfitters Inc.’s first-quarter earnings surged 45 percent, driven by solid sales of spring assortments.

clock May 11, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Li & Fung Plans Sale of $500M in Bonds

Global consumer goods exporter Li & Fung Limited said Thursday that it will sell $500 million worth of bonds.

clock May 11, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

China Imports Increase Despite Quota Pressure

Apparel imports from China are soaring, increasing 46.5 percent in March, more than a year into the three-year regimen of quotas the Bush administration negotiated in late 2005.

clock May 11, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Minneapolis Mob Scene

“Can you feel the love, girl?” shouted a visibly animated Sarah Jessica Parker fan during her appearance here.

clock May 11, 2007Julie Naughton

Financial

Lucky Brand Promotes Munoz

Most recently senior vice president of merchandising and design at Lucky and president of C&C California, Munoz joined Lucky Brand in 1998 as a designer and has played a major part in the brand’s growth since.

clock May 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Isabella Blow Services… On-Screen Style… Sienna In Store…

A funeral service for Isabella Blow will take place Tuesday at Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, England – the same church in which the stylist and fashion editor got married to Detmar Blow in 1989.

clock May 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Currency Woes Temper Hermes Sales

Reflecting an unfavorable currency environment and a sluggish Japan, first-quarter sales at Hermes International rose a weaker than expected 1.3 percent, to 366.1 million euros, or $479.7 million, from 361.5 million euros, or $434.7 million. Stripping…

clock May 11, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

IT Holding’s Profits Rise As Revenue Drops 9.1%

Strong performances by its accessories division and core brands helped advance IT Holding’s pretax profits in the first quarter, but couldn’t stave off a drop in revenues incurred from the loss of the D&G license.

clock May 11, 2007Courtney Colavita

D.C. Royalty

Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t the only reigning darling to dazzle the nation’s capital this week. For a small pack of faithful pals, the occasion was a chance to get together with former first lady Nancy Reagan, who knows how to make an entrance.

clock May 11, 2007Susan Watters

People

Show Girl

Dori Berinstein knew from Day One that a life on the stage was not her calling. Pulling strings behind the scenes, however, had instant appeal.

clock May 11, 2007Jamie Rosen

Financial

Sander CFO Mueller Sees Turnaround

Raf Simons’ appointment as creative director of Jil Sander AG two years ago is proving to be pivotal in the turnaround of the German brand, which is on track to break even this year.

clock May 11, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Armani Signs Beyonce to Front Scent

Giorgio Armani now has megawatt bling, after inking a deal with Beyonce Knowles to be the face – and voice – of his next women’s fragrance, Emporio Armani Diamonds, due out this fall.

clock May 11, 2007Jennifer Weil

Financial

In Brief: Top Exec Departs Harry Winston… On Deal On Labor

Peter C. Schneirla, vice chairman and chief gemologist of Harry Winston, is exiting the jewelry company after three years.

clock May 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Pharmaca Marries Mainstream, Natural and Luxury Beauty

Will Pharmaca become the Whole Foods of the upscale pharmacy sector? Executives at Pharmaca and a venture capital firm seem to think so.

clock May 11, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Chanel Brings Makeup Studio to U.S.

Bloomingdale’s new South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa, Calif., has an American exclusive from Chanel.

clock May 11, 2007Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Ricci’s Nina Comes Stateside

One of Europe’s top-selling young women’s fragrances is set to hit U.S. shores this fall.

clock May 11, 2007Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Donatella Versace Does a Star Turn

Donatella Versace strode onto the main floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York Tuesday afternoon to promote her new women’s scent, and turned on the star power.

clock May 11, 2007Pete Born

Fashion Features

A Bullish Arnault: Despite Weak Spots, LVMH Chief Upbeat on ’07

Likening the fashion business to Formula One racing, Bernard Arnault says having a fast car is no guarantee of getting to the finish line first.

clock May 11, 2007Miles Socha

Moms of Distinction Honored

“I can’t cook. I can’t clean. Being a good mother was kind of a confusing thing,” admitted designer Eileen Fisher at Thursday’s National Mother’s Day Council luncheon at The Pierre.

clock May 11, 2007David Moin

Modern Bride Fetes Trendsetters

Deepak Chopra, Lance Armstrong and Michael J. Fox may well have been the least likely guests one would have expected to find at Wednesday night’s Modern Bride 25 Trendsetters awards dinner, but each of those three presenters helped capture the event’s…

clock May 11, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Round Two… Back In Action… What A Group…

Us Weekly has caused yet another stir within the celebrity weekly category with an attack on its competition.

clock May 11, 2007WWD Staff

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