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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 24hAllison 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

An Era Ends: Limited Sells Flagship to Focus on Global Growth

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Overview

After selling the bulk of the core Limited Stores division Monday to a private equity firm, Limited Brands founder Leslie H. Wexner is pursuing his plan to remold the company into a global purveyor of intimate apparel and personal care.

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Retail Features

An Era Ends: Limited Sells Flagship to Focus on Global Growth

After selling the bulk of the core Limited Stores division Monday to a private equity firm, Limited Brands founder Leslie H. Wexner is pursuing his plan to remold the company into a global purveyor of intimate apparel and personal care.

clock July 10, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Takeover Talk Sparks Heavy Trading in Retail

Amid continuing speculation, shares of Macy’s Inc. and Target Corp. were again the focus of heavy trading volume Monday as their shares fell.

clock July 10, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

In Brief: Lyric Jeans Partners With Idol… Movado Move

Lyric Jeans Inc., makers of Lyric Culture, the rock ‘n’ roll apparel and accessories line, has inked a licensing deal with FremantleMedia.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Wilde Ambitions

Decadence is a byword for fall 2008 fabrics.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Venue Changes Give New Look to N.Y. Textile Shows

Buyers attending next week’s round of international textile fairs here will witness another evolution of the city’s textile week, as two major shows move to new venues.

clock July 10, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

St. John Working To Raise Profile In Japan Market

St. John is developing its business in the Japanese market with more freestanding and outlet stores, as well as shops-in-shops in department stores.

clock July 10, 2007Akira Miura

Financial

June Comps Expected to Be Soft

June is expected to be a lackluster month for retailers as consumers face higher, year-over-year gas prices, and mall traffic remains sluggish, said analysts releasing same-store sales previews Monday.

clock July 10, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Tina Knowles’ New Line Targets “Forgotten Woman”

Tina Knowles, the guiding sartorial force for her daughter Beyonce and creator of the stage costumes for the musical group Destiny’s Child, has finally designed something for herself.

clock July 10, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Contemporary Designers Add to the Fall Coat Scene

In what is shaping up to be the year of the coat, a bevy of contemporary designers has gotten in on the outerwear action this fall.

clock July 10, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Features

Designers Do a Double Take for Select Stores

No longer quite as lofty, designers have learned they can succeed among the masses by launching one-off collaborations or diffusion lines with more price-conscious chain stores.

clock July 10, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Transition Time for Talent

Note to designers: It may be worth updating those resumes.

clock July 10, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Store Splash: Building Four Walls for Image

A rendering of the new Calvin Klein white label concept.

clock July 10, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Girly Power

The Pipettes’ navy-and-white polkadot dresses smell really awful. The olfactory-offending frocks, which singers Gwenno, RiotBecki and Rosay have been wearing onstage nightly during a mini tour of the U.S.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

People

Color Blind

For some, longer days and rising temperatures are a time to break out the brights.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

Rush Hour

School may be out for summer, but overachievers looking to get a head start on the upcoming academic year can tune into the new dramedy “Greek,” the first episode of which premiered Monday night on ABC Family.

clock July 10, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Retail Features

Heat Wave Alters Shopping Patterns

Apparel retailers in the Southwest said the prolonged heat wave that has besieged the region is driving shoppers into enclosed malls – and keeping them away from lifestyle centers and street-side shopping districts.

clock July 10, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

FGI Chicago Fetes “Stars”

Fashion Group International of Chicago’s “Night of Stars” last month honored Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel, Graff, Laura Mercier and Saks Fifth Avenue along with Chicago area talent in the categories of fashion, home, beauty, accessories and retail.

clock July 10, 2007Beth Wilson

Retail Features

Retail Districts Grow in Chicago

Less than satisfied with her real estate broker’s recommendations for a new store location here, the designer got a guidebook and began scouting neighborhoods herself.

clock July 10, 2007Beth Wilson

Retail Features

Garrard Opens Doors on Rodeo Drive

Emboldened by new owner The Yucaipa Cos. LLC, Garrard is ready to compete with the big guns on Rodeo Drive.

clock July 10, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

John Hardy Founder Sells Stake in Firm

John Hardy, founder of the namesake Bali jewelry brand, has sold his stake in the firm to company president Damien Dernoncourt and creative director Guy Bedarida. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

clock July 10, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Legal Briefs

Chanel filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Stacy Ann Rothermel, also known as Stacy Kolb, who does business as PBPB-Online.net, PBPB-Accessories.com, Palm Beach Posh Boutique and Palm Beach Accessories.

clock July 10, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Adidas Revving It Up With Earnhardt Deal

Adidas is starting its engine with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

clock July 10, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Speed vs. Cost: The Economics of Shipping by Air

As fuel prices rise and brands get better at producing globally, fewer shipments are taking to the air en route to their final destinations.

clock July 10, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Importers Lobby for Change in Status of Chinese Producers

Lobbyists for importers encouraged the Commerce Department last week to recognize some Chinese producers as market-oriented enterprises, a distinction textile lobbyists are resisting because it could lead to lower duties in antidumping trade cases.

clock July 10, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Tavex Opens N.Y. Showroom

Global denim fabric powerhouse Tavex Group will open a new sales office and service center here next week that it hopes will be the platform for expansion in the U.S. market.

clock July 10, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

China Restrictions Aid Indonesia

Safeguard quotas imposed on China by the U.S. and European Union in late 2005 have been a boon to Indonesia’s apparel industry, according to a World Trade Organization report.

clock July 10, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Han Feng Rediscovers Chinese Market

Han Feng is trying to disprove the Thomas Wolfe maxim that you can’t go home again.

clock July 10, 2007Lisa Movius

Fashion Features

Currency Concerns Mount at Pitti Filati Yarn Fair

Knitters at last week’s Pitti Filati yarn fair said market stability was threatened by a weakening U.S. dollar.

clock July 10, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Democrats Look to Take Tougher Stance on Free Trade Agenda

Democrats are brandishing their power over the trade agenda on Capitol Hill this summer, replacing the Bush administration’s pro-trade policy with one attuned to reining in China’s currency and trade practices, and helping U.S. workers displaced by…

clock July 10, 2007Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Miu Miu Reopens in SoHo

Miu Miu is back in business in SoHo.

clock July 10, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Delphine Arnault Joins Pucci Board

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, adding more muscle to one of its small brands, said Monday that Delphine Arnault would join Emilio Pucci’s board.

clock July 10, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: No Show For Under-16 Bunch… Prada Auction… Stella In London…

Teen models should be prepared for slim pickings come the London shows in September.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder in Deal for Hair Care Firm Ojon

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Ojon, the privately held hair care company based in Ontario, Canada.

clock July 10, 2007Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Aeffe IPO Ushers In Next Stage for Company

Aeffe SpA kicked off its initial public offering Monday, seeking to jump-start international expansion across several of its luxury brands.

clock July 10, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Jane’s GoodBye… Sobering Up

Conde Nast’s decision to fold Jane magazine early Monday was, despite a well-respected editor and a publisher brought in for a turnaround, widely considered inevitable for a magazine long on life support.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

Textiles

Seeing It Through

Moving from spring into fall 2008, some mills are carrying over a feeling of transparency.

clock July 10, 2007WWD Staff

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