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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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Wal-Mart Goal: George as World’s Largest Apparel Brand

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Overview

Will the world?s biggest retailer soon own the world?s biggest clothing brand? Andy Bond thinks so.

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In Brief: Ranting About Rave…Brighter Spin

  • RANTING ABOUT RAVE: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its ratings on mall-based junior and preteen apparel retailer G+G Retail Inc., operator of the Rave and Rave Girl apparel chains. S&P revised downward the New…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The ring Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the Emmy Awards is from the Vera Wang Fine Jewelry collection. The label was incorrect in a story on page 13, Tuesday.

On page 11, Tuesday, a photo of Poppy Montgomery, who wore a dress by Richard Tyler,…

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People

Suzy

The American Friends of Versailles kicks into high gear…A large London wedding…Cooking with Brad and Jennifer.

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Fashion Features

Rediscovered: Cindy Sherman’s Celluloid World

Photographer Cindy Sherman discusses her craft, her new book (“The Complete Untitled Film Stills”) and one never-before-seen shot.

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Fashion Features

Mexx Takes Manhattan

The first U.S. store under the Mexx name is open in Manhattan, marking Liz Claiborne Inc.’s next step in expanding the brand it bought in 2001.

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Fashion Features

Mackie Goes Moderate

NEW YORK — Bob Mackie now runs the gamut from outfitting Cher for the stage to suiting up women with affordable careerwear for the office.

The classically styled, moderately priced Bob Mackie Studio line, which is produced under license…

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Marketing and Promotion

Failing to Rise to Women’s Size

Observers say plus sizes could constitute up to 35 percent of the women’s fashion business – if more merchandise was available.

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Financial

PPR Continues to Raise Stake in Gucci Group

NEW YORK — Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA elevated its stake in Gucci Group NV to 67.34 percent with a series of stock purchases on the Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges during the last 10 days of August and first three weeks of…

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Financial

Luxembourg Co. Buys Jourdan

PARIS — Charles Jourdan has a new owner.

The French luxury footwear and accessories brand, which had estimated sales last year of $82 million, has been acquired by Luxembourg-based Lux Diversity SA from Switzerland’s Remer Holding…

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Fashion Features

Lane Crawford Gets New Pres.

NEW YORK — Balbina Wong will retire on Oct. 1 as president of Lane Crawford, and will be succeeded by Jennifer Woo, currently deputy president. Woo will also assume the role of managing director.

Wong will resume her full-time role as…

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Fashion Features

Revlon Global Taps Executive VP

NEW YORK — The door to Revlon’s management office continues to swing.

This time Debra Leipman-Yale, executive vice president for Revlon Global and chief marketing officer, is taking her leave after an 18-month tenure. Moving into…

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Fashion Features

Lauder Cos. Downgraded

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services downgraded its outlook on The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. to negative from stable Tuesday, but did affirm two of the company’s credit ratings.

S&P said the outlook revision was…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Set to Fight Gender Suit

BOSTON — It’s highly unlikely a decision will be reached Thursday, yet the hearing about whether or not to grant class-action status to a gender-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart is already generating feverish…

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Fashion Features

Tornadoes Strike New Jersey Mall

NEW YORK — Just when New Jersey residents thought it was safe to go outside again, two tornadoes struck the Garden State on Tuesday morning, knocking out power to thousands, snarling rush hour traffic and damaging the Quaker Bridge…

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Fashion Features

Diva-Va-Va-Voom

The votes are in and the winners chosen. Now, at the October market, the celebration begins. The eighth annual DIVA awards — which stands for Design, Impact, Vision, Atlanta — honor outstanding achievements in design, retail and fashion…

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Fashion Features

Divas In Shangri-La

AmericasMart honors the DIVA winners at a ceremony Oct. 18.

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Fashion Features

Stella Struts Into Hollywood

Stella McCartney opens her third store, a 2,300-square-foot shop in West Hollywood; Brooks Brothers stays classic in its Beverly Hills flagship.

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Fashion Features

Brook Bros. Tows the Classic Line

BEVERLY HILLS — Tommy Hilfiger’s Neoclassic architecture seems to suit Brooks Brothers just fine.

Most of the elements of 468 North Rodeo Drive, the address Hilfiger shuttered three years ago, are still intact as the largest retail…

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Fashion Features

Springtime at the Piers

Fashion Coterie, and designers are ready to showcase more than what was on the runway last week.

Cynthia Steffe, Rebecca Taylor and Betsey Johnson are just a few of the 1,030 exhibitors expected at the spring edition of the Fashion Coterie…

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Fashion Features

The Newbies

NEW YORK — With more space opening up on Pier 90, ENK International has room for more exhibitors at the Fashion Coterie. Here, just a few of the 66 new companies showing.

  • Miss…

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Fashion Features

Fantasy Island

NEW YORK — Pack your bags for an island adventure, or at least dress the part. This season is filled with tropical-inspired looks, to be shown at the Fashion Coterie at The Show Piers, Sept. 30-Oct.2.

For more WWDCoterie coverage, see…

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Fashion Features

What the H – H Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger has upped the ante once again with his new Better line, H Hilfiger, which has a higher level of sophistication – and higher prices.

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Fashion Features

Big Nights – Rubin Chapelle, Shelly Steffe, Pamella Roland, Jackie Rogers, Ya-Ya, Slava, Paula Hian, Anne Valerie Hash, Hanuk and Shenan

PHOTOS BY JOHN AQUINO, GEORGE CHINSEE, GIOVANNI GIANNONI, THOMAS IANNACCONE AND ROBERT MITRA

NEW YORK — There was plenty of eveningwear in evidence during Fashion Week — from utterly simple to sleekly tailored to highly…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Far, Farhi Away…Milano Moda Madness…Delivery Notice

FAR, FARHI AWAY: Nicole Farhi’s experiment of delivering her first live, trans-Atlantic broadcast of her London fashion show on Tuesday proved two things: First, no matter what time a show is scheduled — the live broadcast was to…

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Fashion Features

Charm School

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger has upped the ante once again with the launch of his great-looking better line, H Hilfiger. The collection has a fresh sophistication expressed in such pieces as pretty embroidered skirts and crisp white trenchcoats. The…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Goal: George as World’s Largest Apparel Brand

Andy Bond, managing director of Wal-Mart’s Asda/George apparel, discussed the label’s potential to surpass sales of the Gap brand.

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Fashion Features

Pace Shifts for H&M in the U.S.

Hennes & Mauritz, with a new U.S. country manager setting a different pace, has altered its heady growth objectives. Here’s what’s on tap.

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