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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock 4hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 10hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 20hRachel Strugatz

Going for More Buzz, Saks Pumps Up Volume On New Designer Floor

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Overview

Saks Fifth Avenue may be reducing the buy on some designer collections, but when it comes to remaking the selling floor that showcases the top tier, there’s no retrenchment. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Arcandor Group Loan Position Weakens

Shares plummet 43.6 percent on Monday amid speculation of a bankruptcy filing.

clock June 8, 2009Melissa Drier

Financial

Talbots to Sell J. Jill for $75M

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital is purchasing J. Jill for $75M, or one-seventh of what Talbots initially paid to buy the brand in 2006.

clock June 8, 2009Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

China Raises Export Tax Rebates

China has raised export tax rebates in the hopes of boosting exports and domestic consumption.

clock June 9, 2009Liza Casabona

Human Resources

Eric Hunter Joins Kellwood

Eric Hunter has joined Kellwood Co. as senior vice president of marketing and brand awareness.

clock June 9, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Syracuse Grads Strut Their Stuff

Syracuse University alum Henry Grethel receives Icon of Style award.

clock June 9, 2009Taylor Harris

Fashion

For the Beach: Designers Ease Into Summer With Stylish Reads

A smattering of style-oriented books are due out in coming months.

clock June 9, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

They Are Wearing: Hungary for Fashion

Budapest is far from Westernized in the fashion department compared with most cosmopolitan European cities, but that doesn’t mean women don’t have style.

clock June 9, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Denim

Buyers Seek Lower Prices, Versatility at Denim Fair

Exhibitors at last week’s Denim by Première Vision show adjusted prices and looked to offer more versatile products.

clock June 9, 2009Katya Foreman

Textiles

Milano Unica Lowers Cost for Exhibitors

Milano Unica is lowering its prices for exhibitors and introducing a runway show featuring young designers.

clock June 9, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Christian Lacroix Hopes for Rescue

Designer Christian Lacroix resolves to fight to save firm while criticizing management for missteps, like cutting corners on the quality of fabric.

clock June 9, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Obamas Lunch in France… Kane for Topshop… 50 Cent’s Fragrance…

The First Lady wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress under a Michael Kors coat to attend a 65th anniversary of D-Day event in France.

clock June 9, 2009WWD Staff

People

From Russia With Love: Mikhail Gorbachev Sings

Gorbachev belted a love song for his late wife at the annual Raisa Gorbachev Foundation gala.

clock June 9, 2009WWD Staff

People

Trial Update: Brooke Astor’s Staff Testifies

The housekeeper and butler tell of Mrs. Astor’s lavish gifts and good temper.

clock June 9, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

P&G Said to Tap New CEO

Robert McDonald has reportedly been named chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, replacing A.G. Lafley.

clock June 9, 2009Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

Specialty Stores

Charlotte Russe Uses Social Networking for Shopping

Charlotte Russe, which caters to 16- to 29-year-olds, is the first fashion retailer to introduce ShopTogether interactive technology into its Web site.

clock June 9, 2009Sharon Edelson

Business

Quiksilver Refinances, Restructures

The embattled sportswear firm Quiksilver Inc. returns to profitability in the second quarter.

clock June 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

Former Employee Alleges Wrongdoing at Limited

Labor Department earlier had dismissed claims made by a former Limited employee and would-be whistle-blower.

clock June 9, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Job Index Up for First Time in 16 Months

Conference Board Monday reported the first improvement in its Employment Trends Index in 16 months, but still expects double-digit unemployment.

clock June 9, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Retail Stocks Up Against Ceiling

The S&P Retail Index inched up 0.6percent, or 1.91 points Monday.

clock June 9, 2009Evan Clark

Sportswear

Lightning Bolt Readies Its Return

Lightning Bolt, the surf brand started in Hawaii decades ago by surfers Gerry Lopez and Jack Shipley, is staging a comeback with the help of Jonathan Paskowitz.

clock June 9, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Denim

Bandits Hit Atlanta Premium Denim Store

Merchandise valued at $100G was stolen.

clock June 9, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Financial

Men’s Wearhouse Earnings Beat Expectations

The retailer Men’s Wearhouse posts$5.3M in first-quarter profits.

clock June 9, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Neiman’s to Shorten Hours

About half of chain’s 40 stores will be affected.

clock June 9, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Gucci’s Shanghai Celebrations

Even as luxury faces a global slump, Gucci chief executive officer Patrizio di Marco maintains a cautious optimism toward China and the rest of Asia.

clock June 9, 2009Lisa Movius and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Sigrid Olsen’s Next Act

Designer launches Isla Beach House

clock June 9, 2009Kate Bowers

Department Stores

A Level of Luxury: Saks Pulls Out All Stops on Designer Floor

The third floor at Saks’ Manhattan flagship is nearing completion and aims to be a temple of designer shopping.

clock June 9, 2009David Moin

Jewelry

Miriam Haskell Opens Bendel’s In-store Shop

Costume jewelry firm plots global growth.

clock June 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: June 08, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 9, 2009WWD Staff

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