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Retail

A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 15hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 10hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 10hWWD Staff

Michael Kors Sets Focus on Men’s With Soho Flagship

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Overview

The designer will showcase a complete range of men’s product for the first time, on a full floor of its newest 17,000-square-foot store.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail/Business

Brooks Brothers Launches in India

The brand has opened the doors to its first store in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

clock January 30, 2013Mayu Saini

Sportswear

Men’s Buyers in Paris See Uptick by Year’s End

Fair attendees said they were staying the course, and hoping for sales to pick up next winter.

clock January 30, 2013Devorah Lauter

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Sets Focus on Men’s With SoHo Flagship

The presentation will represent the first retail space dedicated to the full range of the brand’s men’s wear.

clock January 30, 2013David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Considering Staging Men’s Show

The company last showed its men’s wear on the runway in New York in 2007 and, before that, in Milan in 2002.

clock January 31, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Lifestyle

Hugo Boss to Sponsor British GQ’s Men of the Year

The annual awards ceremony, which takes place at the beginning of September, marks the start of the fall fashion season in London.

clock January 30, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion

Rag & Bone Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Their well-executed and edited collection drew its inspiration from traditional English heritage injected with a shot of American sportswear references.

clock January 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Gant by Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The designer’s straightforward, unaffected collection of pared-down sportswear for Gant was inspired this season by the works of Norman Rockwell.

clock January 30, 2013WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Barneys New York to Launch Off-price Site

Barneyswarehouse.com will allow consumers who don’t live near one of the retailer’s 13 outlet stores to shop for bargains.

clock January 31, 2013Sharon Edelson

Human Resources

Pierre Godé Adds Italy Chairman Post to LVMH Role

Bernard Arnault has asked his second-in-command to ramp up synergies in Italy.

clock January 31, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Market Showed Significant 2012 Gains

PwC report shows $91.2 billion consumer and retail deals last year.

clock January 31, 2013Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Calvin Klein Inc. to Make Super Bowl Debut

The brand’s 30-second ad, slated to run at the end of the first quarter, is the first Super Bowl commercial in its history.

clock January 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Time Inc. to Cut 6% of Workforce

Nearly 500 positions will be eliminated as part of another round of downsizing.

clock January 31, 2013Erik Maza

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 10hLorelei Marfil

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