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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.

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Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

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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.

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Departing Richemont: Perrin to Resign Post As Luxe Group’s CEO

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Alain Dominique Perrin will step down as chief executive of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA at the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

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Girl Power

NEW YORK — This season, designers are giving traditional men’s wear fabrics a feminine new twist. From tight skirts to lace-trimmed dresses, these looks are a far cry from the power suit. Here, Development’s silk chiffon top over a…

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Departing Richemont: Perrin to Resign Post As Luxe Group’s CEO

Alain Dominique Perrin will step down as chief executive of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA at the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

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Chanel Confirms Chiquet

Chanel confirmed it will put Banana Republic’s president, Maureen Chiquet, in line to succeed Arie L. Kopelman as president and chief operating officer.

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Financial

Questions Remain as Kmart Exits Ch. 11

Kmart Corp.’s exit from Chapter 11 Tuesday proved it can clean up its balance sheet, but the rebuilding of a retail franchise may take more time.

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Fashion Features

U.S., Singapore Sign Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — President Bush and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong signed a bilateral free-trade agreement Tuesday, bringing to a close more than two years of negotiations that began in the Clinton administration, and setting the stage for a…

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In Brief: PPR Sale … Lucky Break … Extra Credit … Gallery Goers …

PPR SALE: Rexel, the electronics parts subsidiary of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, said Tuesday that it would sell three companies specializing in the distribution of electronic security equipment to private-equity firm Electra Partners for $125.4…

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Tribeca Film Festival at Prada SoHo

SoHo Prada was comfortably full of guests Monday night for a screening of “Love From Shiva’s Dance Floor,” part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Bakane Adds Role at Cone Succeeding Dewey Trogdon

John Bakane, president and chief executive of Cone Mills, has been elected chairman, succeeding Dewey Trogdon, who has held the post since 1981.

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Maidenform Gets New Credit As Value of Company ‘Triples’

NEW YORK — Maidenform said Tuesday that it has completed a new three-year secured $60 million revolving line of credit with Congress Financial Corp.

The new credit facility is an “asset-based lending arrangement,” secured by receivables…

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Fashion Features

Classic Cartoons Get Hip

Marketing cartoon characters to adults has gone beyond nostalgic and into hip, with Fred Segal Fun doing a deal with Disney for vintage looks.

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Fashion Features

France’s Artful Dodgers

HYERES, France — Art seems to be triumphing over commerce in the minds of Europe’s budding young designers, and it’s worrying industry experts who convened for the 18th annual International Festival of Fashion Arts here last…

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Designers Behind the Chains

A visit with the design powers behind some large fashion thrones: H&M, Banana Republic and Express.

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Fashion Scoops: Idol Options … Burger Queen … Venus Envy

IDOL OPTIONS: Is John Idol, chief executive officer of Kasper ASL Ltd., hedging his bets? Although he has put together a group to buy Kasper ASL when it emerges from bankruptcy, he’s rumored to be interviewing for the ceo post at Tommy Hilfiger….

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Saks Inc. Acquires Club Libby Lu

NEW YORK — Maybe Saks Inc. just loves kids.

The Birmingham, Ala.-based retailer on Tuesday said it has acquired mall-based preteen retailer Club Libby Lu stores.

Total consideration for the company was approximately $12 million,…

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Filene’s Basement Taps Politzer

NEW YORK — Jerald Politzer has joined the Filene’s Basement unit of Value City Department Stores as executive vice president of merchandising.

In this new post, Politzer reports to Heywood Wilansky, who, as reported, joined the…

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Nigella’s Saucy Summer

British author Nigella Lawson is ready to convert American foodies with her best-selling cookbook, “Forever Summer.”

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