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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


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


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Markdowns Go Global: French Retailers Join Price-Slashing Trend

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Takashimaya Full-Year Net Profit Drops 37%

The ongoing economic crisis and declining consumer sentiment bit into the group’s results.

clock April 10, 2009Koji Hirano


Barneys Debt Downgraded Monday

S&P cut the luxe retailer Barneys’ debt to “CCC,” but shares remained flat Monday.

clock April 13, 2009Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Sportswear Brand Ambiente Enters U.S. Market

WWD interviews Michael Boveleth, managing director of Ambiente, about the German sportswear company’s launch in the United States.

clock April 14, 2009David Moin

Specialty Stores

Retail Boutiques Blossom on the Lower East Side

Boutiques take advantage of lower rents.

clock April 14, 2009Sharon Edelson


Gerszberg Hampshire Offer Hits Snag

Efrem Gerszberg’s NAF Holdings races against Friday deadline to buy Hampshire Group Ltd.

clock April 14, 2009Matthew Lynch


In Brief: Giving Isaac Mizrahi Credit

Limiting distribution of the Isaac Mizrahi-designed Liz Claiborne line to just one store per mall could be a good thing.

clock April 14, 2009WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Sebastian Sponsors Photo Contest

Sebastian Professional is celebrating the unconventional with its “New to the Eye” fashion photography contest.

clock April 14, 2009Susan Stone

Designer and Luxury

Rick Owens Opens London Store

Rick Owens has opened his first store in London on Mayfair’s old-world South Audley Street.

clock April 14, 2009Nina Jones

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Dallas FIG Buyers Keep Tight Focus

Retailers seek on-trend fashion but orders shrink.

clock April 14, 2009Holly Haber

Department Stores

European Retailers Join in Markdown Mania

French and U.K. retailers — including Etam, La Redoute, Marks & Spencer and Selfridges — are adopting aggressive price-cutting tactics.

clock April 14, 2009Ellen Groves

Designer and Luxury

Paul Smith Hosts Snappy San Francisco Party

Yves Béhar, Susie Tompkins Buell and Derek Holbrook feted the opening of Paul Smith’s first San Francisco store.

clock April 14, 2009Joanna Ramey

Specialty Stores

Fashion Brands Increase Exposure to Battle Downturn

Belstaff, Façonnable and Trussardi are boosting brand awareness.

clock April 14, 2009Alessandra Ilari

The Markets Features

Global Economic Woes Dominates Prime Source

At Prime Source Forum, apparel executives assessed the impact of the recession on aspects of the supply chain, from manufacturing to retailing.

clock April 14, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok


Haiti Aims to Rebuild Textile Sector

Prime Minister Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis spoke in New York on Monday promoting textile and apparel manufacturing in Haiti.

clock April 14, 2009Ross Tucker

Designer and Luxury

Bridal Designers Outsmart the Recession

Bridal designers like Carolina Herrera have jumped into the new season with ingenuity and some, such as Vera Wang and Lela Rose, have also razored prices.

clock April 14, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Bridal Fashion Trend: White Tide

Frothy and fresh, this season’s bridal accessories featured elaborate design elements like stacked rosettes, clusters of beads and gems and mountains of tulle.

clock April 14, 2009Court Williams


Bridal Fashion Trend: Classical Variations

Bridal looks can be serene and soft, but designers like Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang offered more dramatic styles, too.

clock April 14, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Versace Revs Up… Officer Clergerie… Lake Bell and Lyn Devon…

Versace has partnered with Lamborghini… Robert Clergerie was made an officer… Lake Bell co-hosts dinner and trunk show for Lyn Devon…

clock April 14, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Henri Bendel Brings Back Street of Shops

Of all of Geraldine Stutz’s innovations for Henri Bendel, the Street of Shops is perhaps the most beloved.

clock April 14, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Domenico De Sole Advises Luxury Should Stay the Course

Domenico De Sole, chairman of Tom Ford International, told Penn students ““the key is to stay the course and not change the brand.”

clock April 14, 2009Rachel Lockwood


John Paul Jones on Merce Cunningham

Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones performs Thursday night at the opening of “Merce at 90” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

clock April 14, 2009Emily Holt


A ‘Birthday Present’ From a Baroness

Ruth Rendell discusses “The Birthday Present,” her latest thriller under her nom de plume Barbara Vine.

clock April 14, 2009Nina Jones


Eye Scoop: Minnie Mortimer Does Dresses

The social-turned-designer fetes her latest collection tonight at Cooper Square Hotel.

clock April 14, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Bergdorf Expands the World of Bottega Veneta

Bergdorf Goodman is having a Bottega Veneta moment and hoping recession-weary shoppers feel it, too.

clock April 14, 2009David Moin

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Oscar de la Renta Visits ‘The View’

Oscar de la Renta aims to calm the storm over his criticism of the First Lady Michelle Obama for wearing an Azzedine Alaïa sweater during her royal visit.

clock April 14, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Talbots Posts $366.5M Loss in Quarter

The Talbots Inc. on Monday posted sharp fourth-quarter declines, including a net loss of $366.5 million and a comp-store sales drop of 24.6 percent.

clock April 14, 2009David Moin and Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap: April 13, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 14, 2009WWD Staff

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