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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 4hMiles 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 10hJessica Iredale

No Longer in Free Fall: Retail Real Estate Sees Slight Signs of Uptick

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Overview

There are flickers of hope in the beleaguered retail real estate industry. Vacancy rates are down in several cities and fewer retailers are asking landlords for rent reductions. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Dance and Architecture Combine at NYCB Gala

Balletomanes Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman and Carolina Herrera flocked to the annual event.

clock April 30, 2010WWD Staff

Business

VF Profits Leap 62 Percent

Cost cuts and a modest upswing in sales helped VF Corp. boost profits in the first quarter.

clock May 2, 2010Ross Tucker

Financial

Avon Profits Fall

Beauty firm hurt by charges, currency devaluation.

clock April 30, 2010Molly Prior

People

Chopard’s 150th Anniversary Party

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Claire Danes, Natalie Cole and Georgina Chapman attended Chopard’s 150th anniversary party.

clock April 30, 2010WWD Staff

Parties

Bosworth, Sevigny Celebrate Valentino in Los Angeles

Kate Bosworth, Chloe Sevigny and Alexis Bledel celebrated Valentino at a party in Los Angeles.

clock April 30, 2010WWD Staff

Advertising

Taylor Swift Signed to be CoverGirl’s New Face

Taylor Swift is makeup brand Cover Girl’s next celebrity spokesmodel.

clock May 3, 2010Nick Axelrod

Business Features

Jean-Louis Dumas, Former Hermès CEO, Dies

Charismatic executive Jean-Louis Dumas was chief executive officer at Hermès International from 1978 to 2006.

clock May 1, 2010WWD Staff

People

Anna Chancellor in Love and at War

The British actress Anna Chancellor shows no fear onstage in Strindberg’s “The Creditors.”

clock May 3, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Department Stores

Belk CEO Sees Pay Shrink

CEO Tim Belk’s compensation drops 38.7%.

clock May 3, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Intimates and Activewear

Cosabella Offering Denim-Themed Leggings

Cosabella, the lingerie specialist, is launching its first denim-inspired line of leggings on May 15.

clock May 3, 2010Karyn Monget

Jewelry

Leviev Launches in Singapore

Leviev store is in the lobby of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore and is decorated with silk walls and crystal chandeliers.

clock May 3, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Execs Anxious About Economy

Innerwear executives set to attend this week’s market said they are wary of the still unpredictable retail climate.

clock May 3, 2010Karyn Monget

Fashion

Kim Gordon: Making Noise

Kim Gordon, who this week will celebrate the opening of her art exhibit at New York’s KS Art Gallery, talks about her creative life.

clock May 3, 2010Venessa Lau and Kim Friday

Memo Pad

Hollywood Heads to D.C…. Graydon Goes Gaga…

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner draws bold-faced names.

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Swiss Jeweler Orianne Collins to Make Debut on Madison

Orianne Collins, Swiss-based jeweler and the former wife of singer Phil Collins, is opening her first U.S. store.

clock May 3, 2010David Moin

Eyewear

Safilo Posts Slight Dip in Profits

Eyewear manufacturer Safilo’s sales slipped 0.7 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year.

clock May 3, 2010Luisa Zargani

Eyewear

Luxottica Net Rises 20.8% in First Quarter

Eyewear company Luxottica rides growth in U.S. and in emerging markets.

clock May 3, 2010Luisa Zargani

Intimates and Activewear

Nike Launches Women’s Lifestyle Range

Nike is introducing its first women’s “action lifestyle” collection, Nike 6.0, a performance wear line with a fashion-driven edge.

clock May 3, 2010Jessica Iredale

Financial

Panelists Discuss Inflation Concerns

Rising raw material and labor costs overseas could put a crimp in the nation’s retail recovery.

clock May 3, 2010David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Consumer Spending Draws Investors

Retail stocks are trading at levels that have not been seen since October 2007.

clock May 3, 2010Evan Clark

Fragrance

Penélope Cruz Signs On With Lancôme

Penélope Cruz will be Lancôme’s third superstar spokesmodel, along with Julia Roberts and Kate Winslet.

clock May 3, 2010Pete Born

Real Estate

Retail Real Estate Sees Uptick

U.S. retail vacancy rate was up 20 basis points in the first quarter, according to research firm Reis Inc.

clock May 3, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Façonnable CEO to Leave Company

Façonnable’s chief executive officer Alberto Lavia is due to exit the company on May 31

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Tahari’s Thespians… Diane Joins Calvin… Party Dresses…

The new cast for Nora and Delia Ephron’s play, “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” includes Brooke Shields, Doris Roberts and Anna Chlumsky.

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

Business

USTR Report Cites China as Counterfeit Leader

China tops “priority watch list” for intellectual property rights enforcement.

clock May 3, 2010Liza Casabona

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