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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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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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Dear Mayor Bloomberg: Industry Full of Advice On Keeping Jobs in NYC

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Mayor Bloomberg has stepped up his commitment to Seventh Avenue, striving to keep jobs and aiming to create new ones. Here's some advice.

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Tiering Up

NEW YORK — The upbeat, feminine spring season was a natural for Vera Wang. Her elegant spring collection featured great looks for day and evening, many of them with a strong sportswear slant. And the night beauties she’s known for had a…

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Fashion Features

Dear Mayor Bloomberg: Industry Full of Advice On Keeping Jobs in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg has stepped up his commitment to Seventh Avenue, striving to keep jobs and aiming to create new ones. Here’s some advice.

clock September 30, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

LVMH and Morgan Stanley Court Date Set for Nov. 17

PARIS — Occasionally, justice can move swiftly.

The $115 million, or 100 million euro, bias suit LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton lodged against investment firm Morgan Stanley, which has been slowly grinding its way through the Paris…

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Fashion Features

Armani Injects Souped-Up Style Into Mercedes

MILAN — Both brands stand for success and luxury. Both invest millions in design and research. Now, German automaker Mercedes-Benz has enlisted Giorgio Armani to create a $50,000 limited-edition model.

On Monday, the Mercedes-Benz CLK…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ruttenstein’s Recovery…Just A Gigolo…Cleaning Out The House…Play Date…

RUTTENSTEIN’S RECOVERY: Kal Ruttenstein is on the mend and says he’ll be back at work in a month after recovering from an ulcer problem. “I’m feeling good, but I’m not going to Europe,” he said Monday….

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart’s Markup: 9% More Sell Space

Wal-Mart Stores said it would add about 50 million square feet of retail space, or about 8 percent, in the fiscal year that begins next February.

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Fashion Features

Benchmark Invests $5.8M in Yoox Site

LONDON — Yoox, the Bologna, Italy-based e-commerce site that specializes in discounted, end-of-season designer collections, has received $5.8 million (converted from 5 million euros at current exchange) from Benchmark Capital, the international…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Rethinking The Man…Another Scoop…Cone Confirms Directors

  • RETHINKING THE MAN: As Donna Karan International continues to formulate plans for the future of its men’s collection business, the company restructured some of its New York production operations last week, eliminating about three…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The Versace Biker bag, shown here, was miscaptioned on page 9, Monday. The house is making the bag its focus accessory for spring.

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Fashion Features

FCBID: Industry Jobs Dropping

NEW YORK — Walking down Seventh Avenue in midtown, one can immediately tell that the neighborhood is the Fashion Center, mainly because of the signs on lampposts.

But without them, it might be a little harder to notice, as industry-related…

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People

Tea For Twelve

Tea for two — or 12, as the case may be.

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People

Mr. T

America’s next top modeling agent.

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Fashion Features

Small Budgets, Big Goals

NEW YORK — When big marketing budgets don’t fit into the financial scheme, independent upscale boutiques have to get creative to woo customers to the store.

For some retailers, it’s a trunk show, a private shopping event or an…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: Exclusively Ferretti…Saab On CNN…Alvar Hired

EXCLUSIVELY FERRETTI: Italian label Alberta Ferretti is going after the American bridal market, introducing a custom collection at the appointment-only salon, The Bridal Atelier by Mark Ingram, on East 56th Street in Manhattan. The designer,…

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Fashion Features

Cassini Tightens Knot With May Bridal

NEW YORK — The Bridal Group at May Department Stores Co. held a fashion show Thursday in West Conshohocken, Pa., and announced plans to expand its partnership with Oleg Cassini, who has designed bridal gowns for the David’s Bridal division…

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Fashion Features

2005 the Talk at Asian Shows

NEW YORK — Exhibitors from South Korea and China at a pair of trade shows in Manhattan last week expressed strikingly different views on how their businesses will be affected by the 2005 end of quotas on textiles and apparel among World Trade…

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Fashion Features

No Patchwork at Quilt Contest

NEW YORK — McCall’s Quilting magazine, Marcus Bros. Textiles Inc. and printed textile line Aunt Grace’s quilt competition came to a close last week.

Quilt-makers from around the country submitted their creations using the Aunt…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Fresh Haircare Launch Brings Brand to Salons … Jewel Set for Avon Event … Borghese’s Spa Plan … For Hair & Skin …

NEW YORK — Fresh is entering a new distribution channel — hair salons. Fresh Haircare will be launching in New York and Beverly Hills, Calif., this week, and the first salon carrying the line will be Adir in New York; Adir will also carry…

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People

Stella Crowd

Stella throws a groovy party in L.A.

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Memo Pad: Weird Vibe…New York Minute…A Quest For Length

WEIRD VIBE: Why did Emil Wilbekin get kicked upstairs at Vibe Magazine and replaced as editor in chief by longtime staffer Mimi Valdes? That’s the head-scratcher in fashion publishing circles these days.

The company…

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Fashion Features

Federated Shifts Feczko’s Role

NEW YORK — Joe Feczko has been named executive vice president and chief creative officer of Federated Corporate Marketing.?Feczko, who had served as executive vice president of marketing for Federated Merchandising Group, will focus on brand…

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Financial

Penney’s Off the Mark On Sept. Sales Forecast

J.C. Penney Co.’s shares fell 2.6 percent Monday after the firm said September same-store sales were running at the low end of its forecast.

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Fashion Features

Buccellati Welcomes the Opera

BEVERLY HILLS — Being at the head of the family business has its perks.

For Maria Cristina Buccellati, media head of the Italian jewelry house, it meant meeting legendary tenor Placido Domingo. Buccellati hosted the gala dinner following…

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Fashion Features

Reflecting on NAFTA’s 10th Anniversary

NEW YORK — With the 10th anniversary of the NAFTA trade accord coming up at the turn of the year, trade officials from the U.S. and Canada sat down in New York last week to discuss its effects on the continent’s economy.

“For…

clock September 30, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Further Consolidation Seen for Factors

The wave of consolidation washing over the apparel and retail industries appears to be approaching a crest for factoring companies, too.

clock September 30, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Syms Cuts Loss Despite Soft Sales

NEW YORK — Poor sales performance, the shuttering of two stores and continued weak economic conditions conspired to keep Syms Corp. in the red for the second quarter.

The Secaucus, N.J.,-based off-price apparel chain reported losses of…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Women Only…Jewelry Heists…Olympian Kenzo…Banding Together

WOMEN ONLY: Gianni Versace Japan has opened a Versace store exclusively for its women’s lines in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills. The two-level store has a total floor space of 2,350 square feet and highlights not only the main Versace line,…

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Fashion Features

Adidas’ McMullin Takes Medical Leave

NEW YORK — Adidas-Salomon AG announced Monday that Ross McMullin, president and chief executive officer of Adidas America, is taking a leave of absence due to medical reasons.

Jim Stutts, a 16-year Adidas veteran who heads the…

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