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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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Cloning Calvin: PVH Inks Deal With Kellwood for New CK Line

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After months of speculation and negotiations, Kellwood Co. landed the lucrative CK Calvin Klein women's license on Thursday.

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First Step

NEW YORK — Designer Narciso Rodriguez, fresh off his CFDA award as women’s wear designer of the year, is making strides in a new category: women’s fragrance. Beauté Prestige International, the designer’s licensee, will…

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Fashion Features

Cloning Calvin: PVH Inks Deal With Kellwood for New CK Line

After months of speculation and negotiations, Kellwood Co. landed the lucrative CK Calvin Klein women’s license on Thursday.

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Fashion Features

Versace Sees Red in 2002

The house of Versace lost money in 2002, but its two principals are taking steps to get it back to profitability and growth in the years ahead.

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Fashion Features

Saks Beauty Workers Fight for Contract

NEW YORK — A labor union representing cosmetics and fragrance employees at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship canvassed sidewalks outside the store again this week as part of a campaign to publicize ongoing negotiations about a…

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Fashion Features

Retailers: Leave Credit Act Alone

Retailers are pushing for Congress to renew and not change the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its use by merchants to combat costly fraud.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Karan’s Planning VP … Bloomingdale’s Human Resources … Mills Taps Morrow …

  • KARAN’S PLANNING VP: Donna Karan International has named Debbie Volker as vice president of planning and merchandising for retail. It’s a new position, reporting to Carol Sharpe, president of that division, which encompasses…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Angel Eyes … Putting in His … Nothing to Sniff At …

It was nowhere near the star-crazed mania that accompanied recent Hollywood premieres like “X2,” “Matrix Reloaded” and “2 Fast 2 Furious,” but Wednesday night’s premiere of “Charlie’s Angels: Full…

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Fashion Features

Fraser Named Old Navy Women’s Designer

NEW YORK — Stacey Lavalle Fraser is rejoining Gap Inc. as senior vice president of women’s design for the Old Navy division.

Fraser spent four years as a designer for babyGap before leaving the firm to join Tommy Hilfiger USA. She…

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Fashion Features

Guerlain Aims for ‘Instant’ Hit

Guerlain went back to the future for the development of its new women’s scent, L’Instant de Guerlain, due out this fall.

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Fashion Features

Paco Rabanne’s New Woman

PARIS — Paco Rabanne is aiming for a classic with its new women’s fragrance, Paco Rabanne Pour Elle, due out this fall.

The designer, known for his structured metal fashion ensembles, will introduce the scent with Puig Beauty and…

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Fashion Features

Mugler Finds New Angel

PARIS — Thierry Mugler’s Angel is being reincarnated in a new ad.

The Groupe Clarins-owned brand will introduce the campaign —its fourth ad campaign for the top-selling, 11-year-old fragrance — this fall.

Shot by…

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Fashion Features

Rodriguez Fashions Fragrance for BPI

When Narciso Rodriguez launches his fragrance in September, he’ll enable his licensee, Beauté Prestige International, to become a truly global force.

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Fashion Features

Clarins Adds to Mature Offerings

NEW YORK — Clarins is celebrating its golden anniversary by introducing a product formulated for women born at the time of the brand.

Launching in September in the U.S., Super Restorative Serum, the brand’s new entry for mature…

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Fashion Features

Short on Product News, Sales and Profits Dominate NACDS

Mass retailers and makers at the recent NACDS Marketplace are taking a slow, steady approach to restore their businesses to health.

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Fashion Features

Mauboussin’s New Market: Men

PARIS — Mauboussin Parfums is targeting men for the first time.

The high-end jeweler, whose beauty license is held by Diana de Silva, will introduce Mauboussin Homme starting in September in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

As…

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Fashion Features

Clairol and P&G To Aid Afghani Beauty Industry

Clairol is the latest firm to join the effort to rebuild Afghanistan’s beauty and salon industry; Hair stylist Ouidad celebrates 20 years.

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Fashion Features

Purebeauty to Enter Chicago, Northeast Regions

NEW YORK — Purebeauty is expecting a growth spurt.

The company, which has 51 locations across California, Nevada and Arizona, plans to open an additional five stores by the end of August. Purebeauty, the retail chain that sells…

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Fashion Features

Ouidad Credits Curls for 20-Year Success

NEW YORK — When friends told expert hair stylist Ouidad that opening a salon catering exclusively to the curly-haired crowd would be the beginning of the end of her career, she didn’t listen. Twenty years later, Ouidad is glad she turned a…

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Fashion Features

Turkey Nurtures Young Designers

ISTANBUL — Even the most avid fashion follower probably won’t have heard of Erkan Coruh. But the winner of Turkey’s 2003 ITKIB Young Fashion Designer’s competition will no doubt stir the fashion conscience when he hits the…

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Fashion Features

Elder-Beerman Suitors Press Harder for Action

NEW YORK — EB Acquisition Ltd. has called for Elder-Beerman Stores Corp.’s shareholders to press for the resignations of chief executive Byron “Bud” Bergren and chief financial officer Edward Tomechko if the bidding process for…

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Fashion Features

Taylor Made

Art dealer Timothy Taylor is growing up – and spreading out – with a new gallery he hopes will alter the face of London’s West End.

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Fashion Features

Chicago Geared Up for Fall, Holiday

CHICAGO — Midwestern retailers bolstered their collections for fall and dabbled in holiday and early resort at the Chicago Apparel Center’s market that ended its four-day run June 9.

“Stores were buying a little of everything….

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Magazines Brand Buildings

NEW YORK — There’s a magazine-fueled building boom happening in Manhattan: The Surface Hotel, still under construction, is a glass tower looming over the hipster tenements of the Lower East Side; Penthouse two weeks ago opened the first…

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Worthington Tome Draws Ire

NEW YORK — Family and friends of former fashion writer Christa Worthington, who was murdered in her Cape Cod home last year, blasted a forthcoming book about the victim and the investigation Thursday and said they are looking into legal…

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Memo Pad

VROOM: V Man, the new publishing dream of Visionaire’s Stephen Gan, is about to become a reality. The magazine, which is described as a “modern manual for living” will get its first issue in September and will be edited…

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Fashion Features

Goody’s to Stay in the Family

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Goody’s Family Clothing Inc. hopes to sell more special-size apparel and lots of its new Duck Head brand, but the firm itself won’t be available for purchasing, its chief executive said.

At the…

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Sam Shahid Found Liable

NEW YORK — An eight-person jury of the Supreme Court of the State of New York here Thursday found art director Sam Shahid and his ad agency, Shahid & Co., liable for sexual harassment against former employee, Mladen Djankovich, who was awarded…

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