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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 1hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 7hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 17hRachel Strugatz

M&A Players Ogling Contemporary Brands

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Overview

Long cautious about fashion given the perceived risks of seasonal collections and trends, investors are now eyeing potential deals.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Book Tells Story of Colette’s France

Jane Gilmour talks to WWD about her new title, “Colette’s France: Her Lives, Her Loves.”

clock December 27, 2013Lorna Koski

Department Stores

Le Bon Marché Revamps Accessories

The Paris department store has unveiled an updated accessories and watch departments on its ground floor.

clock December 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

Retail/Business

Neiman Marcus Men’s Fashion Director Resigns

Matthew Singer, who had held the post overseeing the fashion direction for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman division, resigned last week.

clock December 25, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Intimates and Activewear

Capvis Acquires Swimwear Brand Arena

The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

clock December 26, 2013Alessandra Turra

Government and Trade

Nationwide Strikes Over Minimum Wage in Cambodia

The country’s garment industry could suffer losses of tens of millions of dollars during this week’s nationwide strike by more than 300,000 garment workers.

clock December 29, 2013Dene-Hern Chen

Lifestyle

Film Forum: Fashion as Entertainment

Faced with a crowded media landscape, luxury brands like Louis Vuitton are increasingly relying on moving pictures to convey brand values and trigger emotion.

clock December 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

Handbags

Furla Makes Lifestyle Push

The family-owned Italian company is moving beyond leather handbags and into accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Samantha Conti

Mass and Off-Price

PIN Numbers Stolen in Target Breach

The retailer confirmed that strongly encrypted PIN data was removed from its system during the security breach that took place between Black Friday and Dec. 15.

clock December 29, 2013Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Trends

Accessories Trend: Party Favors

As New Year’s Eve approaches, there’s no better time for baubles and bubbly.

clock December 30, 2013Roxanne Robinson

The Markets Features

Burgeoning Manufacturing Sector Grows in San Francisco

The city’s factories could be the beginning of a new breed of entrepreneurial manufacturer with a new business model: high-end pieces in smaller batches.

clock December 30, 2013Valerie Demicheva

Designer and Luxury

M&A World Chasing Fashion Brands

Apparel is suddenly all the rage in the mergers and acquisitions scene.

clock December 30, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Italian Brand V°73 to Open Store in Miami

Elisabetta Armellin, the designer behind the accessories brand, is such a big fan of the city that she chose the Design District for her foray into retail.

clock December 30, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Anne Fontaine Opens on Madison Ave.

The Paris and New York openings mark the expansion of the brand, with its complete collections of clothes and accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Obituary: Dolores J. Barrett, Ralph Lauren Exec.

According to her husband, Edward Klein, the former svp for Worldwide Public Relations at Polo Ralph Lauren died on Dec. 24 at her home in Manhattan.

clock December 30, 2013William Cotto

Memo Pad

Charlie Siem Links With CBS’ Watch Magazine

The 27-year-old model, who is also a violinist, has written his very first composition for the magazine, Watch editor Jeremy Murphy told WWD.

clock December 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Handbags

Everlane’s Take on Supply and Demand

The brand’s strategy of underordering to keep its costs manageable and avoiding merchandise markdowns has led to it constantly being sold out of items.

clock December 30, 2013Rachel Brown

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