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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 4hAllison Collins


Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 20hRachel Strugatz

Fergie Says ‘Pump It’: Black Eyed Peas Singer Signs Avon Scent Deal

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Avon Products Inc. has turned up the volume in the rising din of the celebrity fragrance fray by signing one of hip-hop’s hottest acts — Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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H&M Sales Dip 8 Percent in September

Recession, warm weather dampen same-store sales.

clock October 15, 2009Elena Berton

Department Stores

Quelle Decision Nears

The future of Arcandor Group’s mail order unit will be decided this month.

clock October 15, 2009Melissa Drier


Gap Eyes Growth Online, Overseas

Gap Inc. told investors Thursday that it would open its first store in China and return to television advertising for its namesake stores.

clock October 16, 2009Matthew Lynch


Retail Apparel Prices Up Slightly in September

Retail apparel prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in September compared with August.

clock October 15, 2009Liza Casabona


Fashion Dot Com at CFDA/Vogue Party

Silicon Valley met fashion when Google’s Marissa Mayer, Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour hosted cocktails for the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists.

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff


Saks Completes Phase Two of Cosmetics Overhaul

Saks Fifth Avenue is retooling prestige beauty for the future.

clock October 16, 2009Pete Born

Beauty Features

Snippets: Pierre Michel to Move… Masthead Sally…

After 40 years of business at 131 East 57th Street in Manhattan, on Nov. 1 Pierre Michel is moving a few steps east.

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff


Bloomingdale’s Shows Off Its Makeover

Bloomingdale’s unveiled its glittering new beauty floor Wednesday morning.

clock October 16, 2009Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born


Carrie On: Sarah Jessica Parker Launching New Scent

Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest fragrance, SJP NYC, includes a large dollop of her “Sex and the City” alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw.

clock October 16, 2009Julie Naughton


Helena Rubinstein Set to Reenter U.S. Fragrance Market

Helena Rubinstein is rolling out Wanted, its first new fragrance in 26 years, which is fronted by Demi Moore.

clock October 16, 2009Jennifer Weil


Clarins Opens Spas at Counters Across Country

Clarins Groupe USA has begun rolling out skin spas within Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s stores to help establish the brand’s reputation as a skin authority.

clock October 16, 2009Rachel Brown


American Crew Gets Prescriptive

Men’s salon products marketer American Crew is getting into the hair thickening business with Trichology Hair Recovery System.

clock October 16, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Fergie Adds Sparkle to Avon’s Celebrity Portfolio

Fergie, frontwoman of the Black Eyed Peas, signs fragrance deal with Avon.

clock October 16, 2009Molly Prior and Gillian Koenig


La Roche-Posay Outpaces Competition

Despite all the chatter about consumers tightening their belts, one upscale skin care brand is finding its performance outpacing the category.

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

NRF Reports E-tailing Still Growing

While retail reels, e-tail is doing even better than expected, according to a report due out today from the National Retail Federation.

clock October 16, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Anthropologie Unveils Ruffian’s Mise en Scene Line

Ruffian’s collection for Anthropologie, inspired by film stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Gena Rowlands, launches with a party.

clock October 16, 2009Sharon Edelson


Carrefour to Pull Out of Russia

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reported a third consecutive drop in quarterly sales.

clock October 16, 2009Elena Berton

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Ann Taylor Spring Collection: In Calm Waters

Soft, uncluttered looks were the order of the day in Ann Taylor’s spring collection.

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Darrow Departs Vera Wang

Constance Darrow has resigned as president of creative direction for Vera Wang, making her the second senior executive to exit the company in the past week.

clock October 16, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Daily Stock Wrap: October 16, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Louis Boston to Relocate

Joni Mitchell sang about paving paradise to put up a parking lot.

clock October 16, 2009Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Louboutin Fetes Barbie at 50

Shoemaker Christian Louboutin partners with Barbie for a beautiful, fashionable friendship.

clock October 16, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Barneys Unveils Scottsdale Flagship

Barneys New York unveiled its ninth flagship Thursday with the opening of a store that mixes ultracool design and display with touches of the Southwest desert.

clock October 16, 2009Susie Steckner

Forecasts and Analysis

Room for Growth Seen in China’s Smaller Cities

Investment organizations and multinational companies are plotting their expansion in China’s third- and fourth-tier cities.

clock October 16, 2009Jennifer Cardenas

Designer and Luxury

Giles Deacon Preps for First Show in Italy

London-based designer Giles Deacon will show his Giles collection in Italy for the first time next year.

clock October 16, 2009Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Start Your Engines for Auto Ads… A Visionaire A Day…

Could a rebound in automotive advertising rev up in the fourth quarter?

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Paperball Unfolds With Rose McGowan… FGI’s Night Owls…

A mix of young designers, artists and social types hit the Paperball benefit for New York’s Museum of Art and Design on Wednesday evening

clock October 16, 2009WWD Staff


Clothes Minded: The Style of Betsy Bloomingdale

Betsy Bloomingdale, a woman with 11 closets and a world of style, is the subject of a new exhibit.

clock October 16, 2009Emily Holt

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