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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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The Darling Bid of May: Wins Marshall Field’s With $3.2 Billion Offer

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May Department Stores won the two-horse race for Marshall Field's — and paid big for the coveted nameplate.

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Fashion 101: Simmons Style

NEW YORK — The first lady of hip-hop can teach a thing or two.

Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat president and creative director — as well as the wife of entertainment and fashion mogul Russell Simmons — was the instructor for a…

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California Dreaming in Biarritz

BIARRITZ, France — France may be famous for its wine, chateaux and cuisine, but here on the country’s southwest coast, it’s all about surfing.

Locals call it “le petite Caléfornie,” or little California….

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Ion Actif Steps Into Motion

NEW YORK — New activewear firm Ion Actif wants to bridge the gap between fashion and sport.

The firm, based in El Monte, Calif., just launched an online selling site at ionactif.com and is looking to wholesale the line to specialty…

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Beauty Beat: Rinascente’s Natural Progression …

MILAN — Glowing from the success of the newly established natural perfumery department in its key door here, Rinascente is busy establishing similar perfumeries in its stores across Italy.

Profumeria Alternativa was opened at the Milan…

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Leonard Taps Wichner For U.S. Growth Push

PARIS — Leonard, the French house known for its colorful prints, has hired a new managing director to bolster its U.S. business, a post that’s been vacant for the last few years.

Georges Wichner, an industry veteran who last year…

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Designer Jean Capitals: Index of places with the greatest propensity for spending $100 or more on designer jeans (100 equals the national average)

Talk about tangled up in blue. Shoppers in the 15 areas listed below take their jeans seriously. Devotees range in age from affluent teens who don’t think twice about spending more than $100 on a pair of jeans to women in their 50s and 60s who…

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Steam Heat

NEW YORK — Tom Ford made strong, sexy looks a Gucci signature. And the house’s new designer, Alessandra Facchinetti, is continuing in that vein, with a style that mixes sportiness and a steamy sensuality. The resort collection, for…

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The Darling Bid of May: Wins Marshall Field’s With $3.2 Billion Offer

NEW YORK — May Department Stores won the two-horse race for Marshall Field’s — and paid big for the coveted nameplate.

The St….

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In Brief: Lauder Prices Shares … Ashworth’s New Designer … Russell Adds One …

LAUDER PRICES SHARES: Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. said the three Lauder Family Trusts’ sale of 11,305,000 shares of class A common stock was priced at $44.50 a share, totaling $503.1 million. Upon completion of the offering, which is…

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Corrections

Tom Hendrickson’s title was incorrect in an article on June 3. He is the chief administrative officer and chief financial officer at The Sports Authority.

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Harry Winston Inc. is set to open two new stores by…

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Radice Bids Arrivederci to M&S

May Department Stores has purchased the Marshall Field’s chain and some Mervyn’s units from Target Corp. for $3.2 billion in cash.

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Hilfiger Lowers ’05 Guidance, Stock Tumbles

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. lowered its guidance for fiscal 2005 and its stock tumbled 10 percent in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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People

Fashion Victims

LOS ANGELES — Silver Lake-based fine art photographer Melanie Pullen is a bit of a fetishist when it comes to footwear. Shoes are not only the most important part of her outfits, they’re the building blocks for her crime scene-inspired…

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People

Great Estate

British aristos, American royals and music divas flocked to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire on Saturday to ogle the display of vintage cars and motorbikes at the annual Louis Vuitton Classic. They spent the atypically beautiful English summer…

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People

Making Lemonade

NEW YORK — If you go gallery hopping on West 24th Street on Saturday, you’ll probably see a lemonade stand. And though the heat may have you lusting for a glass, you won’t find any actual beverages. Instead, a group of girls from the…

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From Lake Street to the Twin Cities

A timline of the May Department Stores history from 1852 to today

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On Safari

Sex sells, at least it has for Gucci, which is why Alessandra Facchinetti has no intention of ushering in an era of dramatic channge at the house.

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Commerce Making Progress in Reducing Trade Barriers

Commerce Department officials said they’re making progress reducing trade barriers in China, India, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia and Argentina

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South Carolina Primary Yields Mixed Bag for Mills

WASHINGTON — The distressed domestic textile industry faced the first test of its election-year influence with the South Carolina primary Tuesday, producing mixed results about how much political punch mills wield.

Six Republicans vied…

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Yamamoto Latest Couture Week Defection

PARIS — Couture week here is shrinking faster than a cashmere sweater in an overheated dryer.

Yohji Yamamoto, who joined the couture crowd in 2002 by showing his signature ready-to-wear collection, said Wednesday he would revert to the rtw…

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Davis Stars in Weatherproof Campaign

NEW YORK — Kristin Davis is said to be readying to return to HBO in her own show, but for now she’s starring in Weatherproof’s advertising campaign.

Still recovering from Monday’s CFDA Fashion Awards party and jet lag…

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Fashion Scoops: Bailey on Ford … Mo’Fashion …

BAILEY ON FORD: Did Tom Ford feel his ears burning Wednesday? It’s likely, as Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey relived his five-year career at Gucci for an auditorium of fashion students in London. “Tom…

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Denim Dish: Jean’s Jeans … Novel Exiting Garment Biz … Lee Signs Sheen …

Jean’s Jeans

Jean Paul Gaultier is getting into the jeans business, launching a young denim and sportswear line for spring-summer 2005 retailing. The line will be priced 40 to 50 percent below his designer line and will carry the label…

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Wet Seal Starts New For Back-to-School

NEW YORK — Wet Seal is looking for a fresh start.

The Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based junior chain hopes to see some better days ahead after 22 months of same-store sales declines. The company, which operates 474 Wet Seal specialty stores…

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