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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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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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End of Quotas in 2005: Industry Execs Predict 15% Plunge in Prices

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While there are lots of uncertainties in this last year of quotas, one thing is clear: Come Jan. 1, the price of imported goods will drop significantly.

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Relationship-Building at NRF

NEW YORK — Paul Charron is looking for change in the often tenuous vendor-retailer relationship.

“It is a symbiotic relationship — vendors and retailers need each other to survive,” said the chairman and chief executive…

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In The Middle: A New Frontiersman

A NEW FRONTIERSMAN: New Frontier Holdings has named Howard Greenberg vice president of sales, with responsibility for the sales of all of the firm’s product lines, including its moderately priced division, Territories, as well as the new…

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Retail Features

Digital Signage Gaining Ground

NEW YORK — Digital signage has been embraced by a number of youth-oriented chains, but is still largely an untapped technology for most retailers.

This form of communication, however, could have a broad impact on everything from the…

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Financial

Retail Stars Out at Financo Dinner

NEW YORK — Gap may be in turnaround mode and reducing square footage, but that hasn’t lessened its appetite for global growth. “There is a big opportunity to go international,” said Don Fisher, former chairman and Gap’s…

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Fashion Features

Zoellick Heads to D.R. To Discuss Free Trade

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick is set to travel to the Dominican Republic today to guide the first of three negotiating rounds of free-trade talks aimed at integrating the Caribbean country into the recently completed…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Limited to Expand Aura Science Through Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Based on strong test results in 2003, Limited said it will roll its aura science products to more than 300 Victoria’s Secret Beauty stores in 2004.

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Fashion Features

Gen Art, FGI Detail Event Plans

NEW YORK — Gen Art and Fashion Group International are continuing to increase their efforts to promote emerging design talent with new plans for their respective events, the Gen Art fashion show on Feb. 5 and FGI’s Rising Star Awards on…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Soccer Buffs…Polly Folly

SOCCER BUFFS: With the Olympics and the European Soccer championships both slated for this summer, Italian designers are having a sport moment. Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana launched books this week dedicated to the athlete in…

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s Bloomin’ Campaign

LONDON — Burberry’s spring ad campaign, breaking this week, is crammed with flowers and fresh faces.

A host of young-and-glam types — many of them Rolling Stones progeny — pops up in the ads, which were designed by…

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Retail Features

Kors Shop in SoHo to Shutter

NEW YORK — The Kors Michael Kors store at 159 Mercer Street in SoHo here will close on Jan. 24, following the anticipated termination of Michael Kors Inc.’s bridge license with Onward Kashiyama USA.

Under its ownership by Sportswear…

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Fashion Features

Six Cities Assess ’04 Prospects

Amid reports of the U.S. economy expanding at its fastest clip since 1984, rising consumer confidence and healthy holiday sales, six cities in the western region remain in their own economic microclimates.

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Fashion Features

DTC Slashes Sightholder List

The Diamond Trading Co., the sales and marketing arm of De Beers Group, has whittled down its list of sightholders by 20 percent.

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Fashion Features

Luxottica Denies Share-Sale Report

MILAN — Eyewear giant Luxottica denied an Italian report that chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio plans to sell his majority stake in his company to his son and a group of managers at the firm.

Luxottica put out a release stating that the…

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Fashion Features

The Frill of It

NEW YORK — What with the heat and the light, summer is the perfect season to flounce. Designers, who are well aware of this, are offering simple dresses and skirts with plenty of ruffles and tiers. Here, for example, a silk chiffon floral top by…

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Fashion Features

End of Quotas in 2005: Industry Execs Predict 15% Plunge in Prices

While there are lots of uncertainties in this last year of quotas, one thing is clear: Come Jan. 1, the price of imported goods will drop significantly.

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Fashion Features

Burberry Sales Increase 12%

New stores and earlier spring deliveries drove Burberry Group plc’s revenues up 12 percent in the third quarter ending Dec. 31.

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Fashion Features

Factory 2-U Files Chap. 11

Factory 2-U Stores Inc. on Tuesday did what it managed to avoid doing last year, filing a Chapter 11 petition seeking bankruptcy court protection.

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Fashion Features

Targeting Gays: Affluent Market Largely Ignored

Marketing to lesbians, who have yearly spending clout of $200 billion, is hampered by the notion that they don’t care about style.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: The Dominoes Start Falling…Oakley Growth…Courting Cavalli

  • THE DOMINOES START FALLING: Condé Nast chief executive-in-waiting Charles Townsend wasted no time filling one of his old jobs, appointing John Bellando chief operating officer of the company on Tuesday. Bellando had been the chief…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Kayser-Roth is merging its two divisions — department and specialty store, and food, drug and mass — into one division. Due to an editing error, information about the restructuring was incorrect in a story on Monday, page 11.

Punta…

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People

Suzy

The latest on Brazilian models…More holiday dispatches…A fairy tale for Keanu and Amanda…Sun Valley gets its due.

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Skin Care Pioneer Georgette Klinger

Skin care innovator Georgette Klinger, who gained acclaim for her upscale, European facial treatments more than 60 years ago, died Friday at 88.

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Kazu Apparel’s Janet Gizicki

NEW YORK — Janet Gizicki, vice president of merchandising at Kazu Apparel Group, died after a bout with cancer. She was 52.

Gizicki began her career at Bloomingdale’s as an executive trainee. She became a sales consultant at…

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Fashion Features

Familiar Faces in Jones Ads

NEW YORK — Jones New York has tapped a couple of new moms to deliver its message this year.

The difference between the average Jones New York customer, many of whom are mothers themselves, and these spokesmoms, though, is that Claudia…

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