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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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Fish and Fowl Mix: Paris Couture Week Injects More RTW

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Overview

Are couture and ready-to-wear fine bedfellows — or distant cousins who should remain separated?

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U.S. Developers Prefer Home Turf

Mills Corp. hopes to blaze a path of development in Europe starting with Xanadu, a retail-entertainment complex it opened in Madrid in May.

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Retail Features

Xanadu’s Leisure Experience

MADRID — Kubla Khan’s fictional pleasure dome has nothing on Madrid Xanadu, the Spanish capital’s vast retail and leisure complex that opened here in mid-May.

“This is a place you can come to and just be,” said…

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Fashion Features

Bomber Babe

NEW YORK — Nothing says rough and tough like a weather-beaten bomber. But the cool leather jacket is getting more delicate treatment for resort. Pretty pastel shades and leaner, cleaner shapes give it an unexpectedly feminine dimension. Here,…

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Fashion Features

Fish and Fowl Mix: Paris Couture Week Injects More RTW

On the eve of the Paris couture week,the relationship between the highest level of fashion and ready-to-wear is stirring some debate.

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Fashion Features

Blurring Lines In Swimwear

LOS ANGELES — Apparel Ventures Inc., hopes its new line — Playa by La Blanca — launching at the Miami Swim Show July 19, will tighten the gap between junior and misses’ swimwear.

The young contemporary separates line,…

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Fashion Features

Richard Tyler’s Changing Course

Richard Tyler’s rocky road hasn’t stopped him from launching some new categories; Apparel Ventures introduces a swim line.

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Financial

PVH Sheds Stake in Gant

Gant Co. AB, which traditionally trades in men’s wear, will launch a women’s casual sportswear line for spring in 11 European countries.

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Financial

Zale to Reacquire 6.4M Shares

Shares of Zale Corp. rose to a new 52-week high in intraday trading after it said it plans to repurchase up to 20 percent of its outstanding shares.

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Fashion Features

Two Malls Sold As Developers Grab Properties

NEW YORK — In the world of retail real estate, it’s a seller’s market.

Two major California malls — the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance and the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto — were sold Tuesday. More…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Chipping Away … Pressing Matters …

  • CHIPPING AWAY: Just one week after selling Maska, Fin.part has struck another deal. The company said it has sold off some of its real estate assets, including the Hotel Airth Castle in Scotland, for $36.6 million, or 32 million euros in…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The Workshop NY women’s apparel and accessories trade show will take place Sept. 28-30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in New York. For information: Elaine Hamnett at KX Associates; elaine@kxassociates.com, 212-925-2507, or…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Roberto Cavalli Man Unleashed

MILAN — For Roberto Cavalli, the meaning of the word “wild” doesn’t stop at split-to-the-thigh animal-print dresses. At the recent unveiling of his latest fragrance, called Roberto Cavalli Man, the star of the show was a black…

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Fashion Features

Groupe Clarins Closing Doors on Mugler House

Thierry Mugler’s owner, Groupe Clarins, said Tuesday it signed a deal for Balmain to take over four Mugler stores and its Anger, France, factory.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Charmed Cavalli … Summer Camp … Made In Italy

A CHARMED CAVALLI: Oh, the perks of diva-dom. Mariah Carey requested that Roberto Cavalli design a special gown for the ballad section of her latest venture, The Charmbracelet Tour 2003. Carey will wear the gown at the kickoff…

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Fashion Features

Fitch Cuts Penney Debt Outlook

NEW YORK — Fitch Ratings cut its outlook on J.C. Penney Co.’s debt to “negative” from “stable.”

However, the rating agency on Tuesday also affirmed its “BB-plus” label on the firm’s $1.5…

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Fashion Features

Alvarez & Marsal to Aid Galey & Lord

NEW YORK — Sixteen months into its Chapter 11 proceedings, textile mill Galey & Lord Inc. has hired Alvarez & Marsal Inc. to help speed its exit from bankruptcy.

The turnaround firm most notably served as an adviser to Warnaco Group Inc….

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Fashion Features

DiCarlo Resigns at Gap

LOS ANGELES — Rachel DiCarlo resigned as vice president of Gap brand’s global public relations on Tuesday, parent Gap Inc. confirmed.

DiCarlo had been with the company eight years in the division’s New York office, serving as…

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Fashion Features

Loulou de la Falaise Prepares for Second Act

PARIS — Talk about unfortunate timing.

Piloting her solo fashion career after the retirement of couturier Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de la Falaise opened her first signature boutique here in mid-February — just in time for the Iraqi…

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Fashion Features

Paris Scene

COUNTER CULTURE: Given that he’s one of France’s most beloved chefs, Joël Robuchon’s new restaurant has Parisians waiting in line for his gastronomic delights. The 40-seat space, which features an eating counter rather…

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Fashion Features

Revillon Gears Up for Another Makeover With Rick Owens

PARIS — “It’s a bit like an Escher drawing, isn’t it?” Rick Owens quipped last week as he guided a visitor up and down staircases through the complex warren of rooms that are the new, still-under-construction headquarters…

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Fashion Features

Sun, Celebs and Luxury Shops

Ever since Brigitte Bardot walked barefoot through Saint-Tropez, the resort’s legend has rested on sun and celebrities. Now, it adds retail to the mix.

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People

Saint-Tropez Spots:

Recommendations from lifelong Saint-Tropez fan Cyril Karaoglan and his stylish companion, designer Alejandra di Andia.

THE NEW GUARD:

Dior — Ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry. A 2,000-square-foot, full-service…

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People

Eye Scoop

MARRYING WELL: She’s not related to the Miller sisters, but 26-year-old jewelry heiress Coralie Charriol’s wedding this weekend to banker Dennis Paul, 30, at the Rothschild resort town, Megeve, in France could…

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Fashion Features

Dooney & Bourke Turns to Teens

Teen Vogue and accessories firm Dooney & Bourke are taking value-added programs to a new dimension with a teen-oriented cross-promotion.

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Fashion Features

Malden Mills See Chap. 11 Emergence

NEW YORK — Malden Mills Industries Inc. expects to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings by Aug. 26, following a Friday ruling by a Massachusetts bankruptcy court.

The court has set Aug. 14 as the date for confirmation of the Lawrence,…

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Fashion Features

Stretching Dollar General

With deep discounts, convenient access and a stable but vital apparel mix, Dollar General is helping redefine discount chic.

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Fashion Features

Mexx Hits Manhattan

Workers are busy constructing the two Mexx stores slated to open in Manhattan this fall at Union Square and on Fifth Avenue, where the former Liz Claiborne store was situated.

A third location is planned for The Westchester Mall, also opening…

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