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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 August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 6hMiles Socha

Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 12hJessica Iredale

Storm Clouds Lessen: Industry in California Looks Toward Renewal

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Overview

The worst might be over for California’s beleaguered apparel industry.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Lulu Guinness Gets New Hong Kong Investor

British accessories brand to expand in Asia.

clock November 3, 2009Samantha Conti

Financial

Polo Second-Quarter Profits Rise 10 Percent

Earnings per share for Polo exceeded analysts’ estimates.

clock November 3, 2009Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Lincoln Center Names Fashion Week Director

The new host of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as of September 2010 has zeroed in on an executive to oversee the fashion activity from its end.

clock November 3, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

People

Waiting For a Lady at the ACE Awards

Between Lady Gaga, Betsey Johnson and Barbie, it was a battle of the blondes at Monday night’s Accessories Council Excellence Awards.

clock November 3, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Retail/Business

Material World Textile Fair Shutters

Urban Expositions shuts down Material World & Technology Solutions trade fair.

clock November 4, 2009Ross Tucker

Textiles

Textile Industry Posts Biggest Decline in U.S. Wages

Wages in the U.S. textile products mills industry have experienced the biggest declines in the U.S. economy.

clock November 4, 2009John Zarocostas

Department Stores

Stage Stores Finds Success With Small-Town Model

Stage Stores Inc. flies quietly under the radar of the country’s largest retailers, and that’s just the way Andrew Hall likes it.

clock November 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Business

Kenneth Cole Swings to 3rd-Qtr. Profit

Kenneth Cole’s sales for the quarter were below analysts’ estimates.

clock November 4, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Denim

True Religion Ups Guidance on Strong Earnings

True Religion Apparel’s string of branded store openings helped take the sting out of a double-digit decline during the third quarter.

clock November 4, 2009Ross Tucker

Financial

Buffett Bets on U.S. Recovery

Retail stocks dip slightly Tuesday as Revlon advances again.

clock November 4, 2009Evan Clark

Forecasts and Analysis

Industry Sees Positive Signs in California

Retailers and manufacturers believe the worst might be over.

clock November 4, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran and Marcy Medina and Anne Riley-Katz

Marketing

Retailers Bet on Warm and Fuzzy Holiday Themes

The message may not be enough to raise consumer spending.

clock November 4, 2009Valerie Seckler

People

Book List

The literary and social sets, from Rachel Roy to Nora Ephron to Nancy Kissinger, tell WWD what they are reading now.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Ben Sherman Taps Philippou as CEO

London-based Ben Sherman Group Ltd. has named Pan Philippou chief executive officer, effective in January.

clock November 4, 2009Nina Jones and David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Group Backs Rainforest Action Network

Gucci Group is joining forces with Rainforest Action Network, to eliminate paper made from Indonesian rainforests and other controversial suppliers.

clock November 4, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

PPR Foundation Unveils Web Site

PPR’s Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights now has a voice and showcase in the online world.

clock November 4, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Acquires Silk Firm

The Ermenegildo Zegna empire just got a little bigger.

clock November 4, 2009Emilie Marsh

People

Christian Dior Taps Aymerich

Marie-Anne Aymerich has taken the job of brand general manager of Parfums Christian Dior.

clock November 4, 2009Jennifer Weil

Financial

Johnson & Johnson Announces Reorganization

Johnson & Johnson is looking to save about $800 million to $900 million in 2010 with a reorganization.

clock November 4, 2009Andrea Nagel

Retailing

Sephora Opens Singapore Flagship

Beauty chain’s largest store in Southeast Asia debuts on the ground floor at Ion Orchard shopping center.

clock November 4, 2009Jennifer Weil

People

Deborah Turbeville Goes Big

Avant-garde photographer Deborah Turbeville typically exhibits in galleries where space is tight, and that’s just fine with her.

clock November 4, 2009David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Cucinelli’s Fashion Feast… Piece by Piece… Hilfiger Taps Milla Jovovich…

If Brunello Cucinelli is hosting a party, you can count on having heartfelt speeches and hearty Italian food.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Jewelry

Kara Ross Names President

Mariah Chase has been tapped for the role of president of Kara Ross, the New York-based jewelry and accessories firm.

clock November 4, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Marketing

‘Shoptimism’ Book Tracks the American Consumer

Lee Eisenberg is totally consumed — with consumer culture.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Natalie Portman in V… Rosie O’Donnell Drops Eileen…

Natalie Portman has adopted a sexy androgynous look for the latest cover of V magazine.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Talking Shop With Isaac Mizrahi

Designer Isaac Mizrahi talks QVC, cheesecake, fashion and his greater aspirations for the Mizrahi brand.

clock November 4, 2009Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

James Coviello Opens First Store

James Coviello’s new 400-square-foot store at 70 Orchard Street reeks of authenticity.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Specialty Stores

Nygård Makes Move Up Broadway

Grand opening for Nygård’s New York flagship happening Friday.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s, Valentino Bullish on Outlook

Tod’s SpA chief executive officer Diego Della Valle said Tuesday the Italian luxury shoe and leather group should beat full-year forecasts.

clock November 4, 2009Andrew Roberts

Specialty Stores

American Eagle’s Times Square Screening

American Eagle’s four-floor, 25,000-square-foot flagship opening Nov. 19 in Times Square is an entirely different animal for the retailer.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Fendi’s Big Shanghai Move

Luxury brand Fendi opens its largest store in the Asia-Pacific region.

clock November 4, 2009Lisa Movius

Legal

Wal-Mart Settlement OK’d By Nevada Judge

Federal judge in Nevada ends 39 of 63 class-action suits.

clock November 4, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: November 03, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

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