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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

Proenza Schouler Gets Group of New Backers

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Overview

Proenza Schouler is ready to take the next step. After more than a year of negotiations, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have severed most of their ties with Valentino Fashion Group.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

As Profits Climb, PPR Plots Redcats Sale

French retail-to-luxury group’s net income rose 16.1 percent in first half thanks to strong luxury sales.

clock July 29, 2011Joelle Diderich

Financial

Shiseido Cuts Profit Forecast for Half

The beauty company saw growth at home in Japan and abroad.

clock July 29, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Memo Pad

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Chairman to Step Down

Charles Koppelman to depart by end of year.

clock July 29, 2011Amy Wicks

Handbags

Echo Design Group Lanches First Handbag Collection

The 88-year-old accessories brand expects the new line to add strong growth to its business.

clock July 29, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Clothing/Furnishings

French Lingerie Designer Yasmine Eslami Branches Out

For spring 2012, she has introduced the first in a range of shirts to match her bras and added unisex boxers and a few men’s underwear items.

clock July 29, 2011Natasha Montrose

Intimates and Activewear

DKNY Legwear Links with ‘Gossip Girl’ Designer

The brand is collaborating with Eric Daman, costume designer of the hit TV series, to design a capsule collection for fall.

clock July 29, 2011Karyn Monget

Financial

Malls Gain Traction Despite Slow Recovery

Sales, rents on the rise at Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers.

clock July 29, 2011Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler Gets New Backers

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have teamed with a group of 20 investors led by industry veteran Andrew Rosen and financier John Howard.

clock July 29, 2011Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Welcomes 33 New Members

The additions bring the number of CFDA members to 406.

clock July 29, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

E-Land Finalizes Mandarina Duck Buy

Korean group has appointed Christopher Bizzio as chief executive officer of the accessories brand.

clock July 29, 2011Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

Gap to Open Rome Store

Brand hopes to open four new Gap and Banana Republic units in Italy by the end of 2011.

clock July 29, 2011Sofia Celeste

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon Backs Web Tax Bill

Legislation introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin would authorize 24 states to require all Internet retailers to collect tax on online sales.

clock July 29, 2011Kristi Ellis

Advertising

Gap Ads Go Behind the Scenes

In a break from past ad campaigns, the retailer takes a look inside its denim studio in Los Angeles.

clock August 1, 2011David Moin and Rachel Brown

Handbags

Resort 2012 Trend: Happy Glow Lucky

Once relegated to the teenybopper set, neon brights have gone decidedly upscale for resort.

clock August 1, 2011Roxanne Robinson

Mass and Off-Price

Outlets Add Service to the Price Proposition

Shoppers aren’t simply looking for low prices — they want the creature comforts and services of full-price stores.

clock August 1, 2011Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Jobs Available… ‘Project Runway’ Still in Demand…

A few big magazine publisher jobs are open, but there are some challenges facing those going for the top spots at Glamour, Women’s Health and Real Simple.

clock August 1, 2011Amy Wicks

Mass and Off-Price

Simon Property Remaking Mills Outlets

The firm’s centers, generally dominated by outlets, are being cross-fertilized with an increasing presence of regular-price, but value-oriented tenants.

clock August 1, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Launches Fashion App for iPad, iPhone

With a strong editorial focus, polished content and lively text, it has the look of a glossy fashion magazine.

clock August 1, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Financial

New High for Gold Prices

The precious metal reached an all-time high on Friday of $1,637.50 an ounce.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Jewelry

ACE Awards Winners Named

The Accessories Council today revealed the recipients of the 2011 Accessories Council Excellence Awards, which will be held Nov. 7.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Jewelry

Haskell Jewels Growing on Multiple Fronts

The company is one of the leading costume jewelry designers and manufacturers in the U.S.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Coco Chanel’s Secrets… Topshop’s Newest Partner…

Biographer Lisa Chaney claims to have evidence that the designer used drugs, embraced bisexuality and had an affair with Salvador Dalí.

clock August 1, 2011WWD Staff

People

Royal Wedding Encore: Zara Phillips Weds Rugby Star in Scotland

Zara Phillips donned a gown by one of the monarch’s favorite designers, Stewart Parvin, for her wedding.

clock August 1, 2011Samantha Conti

People

Kreayshawn’s White Girl Problems

The up-and-coming rapper whose YouTube hit “Gucci Gucci” led to a million-dollar deal in less than a month talks the talk with WWD.

clock August 1, 2011Zeke Turner

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