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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 21hAllison 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

No July Celebrations: Comp Sales Fall Again, Stores See Hope Ahead

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Most retailers probably are happy to have July, and, in fact, their second quarters, behind them.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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July Comps Weak, Stores See Hope for Future

Steep comparable-store sales declines continued for most chains, including Neiman Marcus and Abercrombie & Fitch, last month.

clock August 6, 2009Evan Clark


Finlay Files for Bankruptcy

Jeweler Finlay files for bankruptcy and signs stalking horse agreement for the liquidation of assets.

clock August 6, 2009Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr


Profits Dip at Unilever

Unilever reported its second-quarter sales increased 1 percent to 10.46 billion euros, or $14.24 billion.

clock August 6, 2009Brid Costello

Fashion Scoops

Body Heat at FIT’s Couture Council Party

Yaz Hernandez, CeCe Cord, Helen Schifter, Yigal Azrouël, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Amy Fine Collins chatted outside in Charlotte Moss’ townhouse garden.

clock August 6, 2009WWD Staff


Hannah Higgins Takes On the Grid

Art historian and White House wife Hannah Higgins on politics and patterns

clock August 7, 2009Susan Watters


Fekkai Gets “Advanced” Makeover

Frederic Fekkai is putting a spotlight on his top-three selling ranges with new packaging and new formulas.

clock August 7, 2009Andrea Nagel


Curly Hair Brand Ouidad Enters Sephora

Ouidad entered Sephora’s new Times Square store last week, and is introducing an infomercial to showcase its approach to curly hair.

clock August 7, 2009Rachel Brown


Florida Teens Enjoy Celebrity Treatment

A group of local Miami Girl Scouts got celebrity treatment, spending time with Sally Hershberger, to kick off ECRM.

clock August 7, 2009Faye Brookman


ECRM Rebounds With Healthy Attendance

Amidst a glimmer of hope for economic recovery, manufacturers and retailers came to the ECRM-EPPS beauty conferences ready for fresh ideas.

clock August 7, 2009Faye Brookman


Makeup Artist Dexter Phillip Makes Minerals With Punch

Dexter Phillip, a fashion and beauty entrepreneur, has been quietly targeting color with Dex Modern Minerals.

clock August 7, 2009Alissa Cherry

Body Care

Carol’s Daughter Inks Disney Deal

Carol’s Daughter has inked a deal with Disney to produce a bath and body line commemorating the entertainment giant’s first African-American princess.

clock August 7, 2009Julie Naughton


Guerlain Goes Modern With Idylle Launch

With Idylle, Guerlain is launching its first major floral fragrance in more than two decades.

clock August 7, 2009Jennifer Weil


La Prairie’s New Perfume Trio: Life Threads

La Prairie is counting on the ties that bind to drive its fragrance revenues this fall.

clock August 7, 2009Julie Naughton


Bebe to Lauch Signature Scent

Bebe Stores Inc. is getting back into the fragrance game.

clock August 7, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Cardin Renews Safilo License

Pierre Cardin expects Safilo Group SpA to resolve its debt problems after renewing its eyewear license with the Italian manufacturer for another 10 years.

clock August 7, 2009Andrew Roberts

Mass and Off-Price

McArthurGlen Lands in Berlin

Outlet mall operator finally arrives in Germany.

clock August 7, 2009Melissa Drier


Rosengard Seeks CEO Role Following Exit from PEI

Paul Rosengard has left PEI to seek a ceo position; details of Rosengard’s severance package were released in an SEC filing.

clock August 7, 2009David Lipke

Business Features

Neil Barrett Mulls Selling Stake in Company

Men’s designer Neil Barrett said he is ready to consider selling a stake in his Milan-based company as long as he retains control.

clock August 7, 2009Amanda Kaiser


Givenchy Adds Le Secret to Ange Ou Démon

Parfums Givenchy delves deeper into its naughty but nice Ange Ou Démon women’s fragrance concept with the introduction of Ange Ou Démon Le Secret.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff


Kanebo Shrinks Distribution, Grows Antiaging Range

Kanebo will be sold exclusively in Bergdorf Goodman; Twitter also recently propelled sales after Miley Cyrus called out her devotion to products.

clock August 7, 2009Andrea Nagel

Color Cosmetics

Physicians Formula Shifts to Profit in 2nd Qtr.

Sales decline at Physicians Formula as bottom line moves into black.

clock August 7, 2009Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Snippets: PBA and NCA Merge… A New Face For Cover Girl…

The Professional Beauty Association and the National Cosmetology Association have merged to best represent the professional beauty industry.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Loss Smaller Than Expected

Kenneth Cole reports revenues fell 15.5 percent to $93.9 million from $111.2 million in the 2008 quarter.

clock August 7, 2009Matthew Lynch

Department Stores

Macy’s Launches in Dallas Suburb

The retailer Macy’s is implementing a regional strategy.

clock August 7, 2009Holly Haber


Pendleton Celebrates 100

Pendleton launches new products, initiatives in honor of its centennial.

clock August 7, 2009David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Polo Balance Shifts Toward Retail

Company shares details plans for Southeast Asia at annual meeting in New York.

clock August 7, 2009Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh


Daily Stock Wrap: August 6, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

In Brief: Kleffner Named CFO of Stein Mart

Gregory Kleffner comes to Steinmart from Kellwood.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Coach, Brown Shoe Dispute Ends

Coach Inc. has dropped a patent infringement lawsuit it brought against Brown Shoe Co. earlier this year.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff


Volcom Profits Dwindle on Sales Pullback

Surfwear firm Volcom beats analysts’ estimates for a loss in second quarter.

clock August 7, 2009Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West vs. The World… Helping Subkoff… Beckham on Idol…

Kanye West’s free-style rap against the press included lines such as “I’m sorry I broke your arm/I meant to break your camera.”

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

France Allows Sunday Trading

French government allows stores to stay open on Sunday in Paris, Marseilles and Lille.

clock August 7, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

Ferré to Dress Italian Soccer Team SS Lazio

Gianfranco Ferré is to dress Italian soccer team SS Lazio.

clock August 7, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Burke, Coplan Hurowitz Form Joint Venture

CounterpART is a joint venture that will serve as a platform to form partnerships between artists and lifestyle brands.

clock August 7, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Donna’s Touch… New Tatler… Actors Pose for Banana Republic…

Donna Karan is not one to shy away from reaching her customer in a personal way.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff


Spring 2010 Fashion: Escada

The design team at Escada is in vacation mode.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Spring 2010 Fashion: Rena Lange

Rena Lange’s Julian Neale envisions the season in stylish looks inspired by Jacques Deray’s 1969 film, “La Piscine.”

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Padma Lakshmi Glows in Jewelry Ad

Photos show a glistening, nude Padma Lakshmi draped in her delicate gold and gemstone spices.

clock August 7, 2009WWD Staff

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