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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.

clock 8hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 3hMaghan McDowell

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.

clock 3hWWD Staff

American Eagle Recruits Two Former A&F Execs To Develop New Format

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Overview

American Eagle's latest concept will likely go head to head with several recently revealed specialty concepts aimed at older, more affluent shoppers.

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American Eagle Recruits Two Former A&F Execs To Develop New Format

American Eagle’s latest concept will likely go head to head with several recently revealed specialty concepts aimed at older, more affluent shoppers.

clock January 6, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Love to L.L. Bean … Changes at Celine … Solstice Grows …

LOVE TO L.L. BEAN: Daniel Love has joined L.L. Bean, based in Freeport, Maine, as vice president of finance. Most recently he was chief financial officer and senior vice president for Rich’s-Macy’s, a division of Federated…

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Correction

The cotton and cashmere jersey dress pictured in the Jan. 3 Los Angeles regional issue is by Pegah Anvarian. The resource was incorrect.

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Truman’s Show Is Over at Condé Nast

Condé Nast Publications said Wednesday that editorial director James Truman had resigned and was being replaced by Thomas Wallace.

clock January 6, 2005Jeff Bercovici and Sara James

Fashion Features

Versace Ads Feature the Material Girl

Madonna playfully acts like just another “working stiff” in the new Versace campaign shot by Mario Testino.

clock January 6, 2005Lisa Lockwood

People

Inn the Mood

The 17-room inn decorated by Christian Lacroix opening in Paris this week oozes the couturier’s colorful joie de vivre…A New York BED rolls out.

clock January 6, 2005Miles Socha

People

Laying It Down

NEW YORK — Of all the puns that came about when the nightclub B.E.D. opened in Miami in late 1999 — think “Do you want to go to B.E.D. with me?” or, when a friend’s not on the list, “How hard do you think it would…

clock January 6, 2005Marshall Heyman

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: A New Soul … James Enters Premium … Lesser Is More …

James Jeans launches a Premium label…Barbara Lesser Fibers adds more space in New York…See Thru Souls joins the crowd.

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

But of Corse!

Rachel Ayala and Lindsay Burka are introducing the Corse.T.ny, a hybrid of a corset and a T-shirt, made in cotton jersey, rib and thermal.

clock January 6, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Stayin’ Alive

NEW YORK — Anthony Ottimo, president of Billant Apparel, has one resource not available to everyone — nostalgia.

“The throwback brands work because they give consumers that warm feeling inside,” Ottimo said from the…

clock January 6, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Dreaming of Puerto Rico

NEW YORK — Student fashion designers at the Katherine Gibbs School here are putting on a runway show to benefit the dance program K Company at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

“Our goal is to dance in Puerto Rico,” said…

clock January 6, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Newcomers Play the Field

Three newcomers – Loyale, Purp7e Agua and Footie Chick – are hoping to put a dash in the crowded activewear field.

clock January 6, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

China’s Luxury Demands: The Chinese consumer is coming of age both at home and abroad and these seven brands stand to benefit the most.

China is the new Japan. According to a Goldman Sachs report, “Analysis of Chinese Demand Potential,” strong consumer interest from, and increased international travel by, the Chinese could raise the average fair value for some luxury…

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Changing Channels for New Visions

Top executives are increasingly coming from different sectors, in and out of fashion, to lead major brands, and luxury is seeing significant migrations.

clock January 6, 2005Meredith Derby

Legal

Beene Estate Marked for Charity

The bulk of Geoffrey Beene’s estimated $208.9 million estate could end up going to the dogs, some cats and a host of other animals.

clock January 6, 2005Ross Tucker

Beauty Features

Fekkai and Chanel Part Ways, Melisse Shaban Named CEO

NEW YORK — Frédéric Fekkai & Co. ended its nine-year joint venture with Chanel Inc. and tapped a private equity firm to fund future product and business expansions, the company said Wednesday.

Catterton Partners, based in…

clock January 6, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Family Matters … For Sale … French Ties …

FAMILY MATTERS: Ralph Rucci has nixed his couture show in Paris, which had been set for Jan. 25, following the death of his mother over the holidays, as well as deaths in the families of two of his top assistants. But…

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Takes New Tack: Hair Salons

NUREMBERG, Germany — Douglas entered new beauty territory last month with the opening of the chain’s first hair salon in its renovated superstore here.

Under the name Douglas Hairdesign by Oliver Schmidt, Douglas premiered the first…

clock January 6, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Hermann Exit Confirmed, Toledano Acting Successor

Sidney Toledano, chief executive officer of Christian Dior, is expected to also become acting president of John Galliano in the wake of the exit of Valerie Hermann.

clock January 6, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Leighton Pleads Guilty To Sales-Tax Charges

Jeweler Fred Leighton Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to collect New York City and State sales taxes and paid $1 million in fines and tax restitution.

clock January 6, 2005Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Category Killers’ Concerns: Overgrowth and Extinction

NEW YORK — Could category killers go the way of department stores and become the next retail dinosaurs?

It’s a premise that seems premature, considering the viability of Best Buy and PetsMart. But Toys ’R’ Us is fading…

clock January 6, 2005David Moin

Retail Features

Jacobs Headed to Palais Royal

Marc Jacobs has opted for a picturesque, off-the-beaten-path location for his first European retail outlet: a freestanding store in Paris’ Palais Royal.

clock January 6, 2005WWD Staff

Legal

Justice Dept. Brief Bid Denied

WASHINGTON — The federal judge presiding over an importer group’s lawsuit against the U.S. government ruled Wednesday against a request by the Justice Department and allowed three legal briefs to be part of the court record.

The…

clock January 6, 2005Kristi Ellis

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