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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.

clock 19hMaghan 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.

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The Speculation Game: Mergers, Sales, Buys Have Retail World Abuzz

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Overview

With $120 billion of hedge fund money on the sidelines and strategic players flush with cash, retail is ripe for mergers and acquisitions.

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The Speculation Game: Mergers, Sales, Buys Have Retail World Abuzz

With $120 billion of hedge fund money on the sidelines and strategic players flush with cash, retail is ripe for mergers and acquisitions.

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Retail Features

State of Play

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Annual Sales: $2 billion
Enterprise Value: $4.4 billion
BUYER/HOLDING: Company is focused on organic growth, especially via international…

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Fashion Features

The Burt Buzz

One of fashion week’s most pondered questions — “Where’s Burt?” — was answered, at least partially, Wednesday afternoon. Burt Tansky, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, came out of…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Firmenich Buys Noville … Reform Movement … Sketch In Time

FIRMENICH BUYS NOVILLE: Firmenich, the Swiss flavors and fragrances firm, announced it has acquired Noville Inc., a South Hackensack, N.J.-based flavors and fragrances company. Noville is well-positioned in the U.S. home- and…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Garnazelle is a fine jewelry brand with a boutique at 3 Rue du Marché Saint Honoré in Paris featuring the designs of Céline Rivet. The brand name was omitted in an article on Jan. 21.

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Fashion Features

Sotheby’s Good to Go With Jackie O

Nothing says Jackie O like a strand of pearls, and no one knows that better than Sotheby’s auction house, set for next week’s Kennedy family sale.

clock February 10, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

A.H.A. Honors de la Renta

NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta is showing a lot of heart these days — so much so that the American Heart Association honored him Tuesday night at its 90th anniversary celebration at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Not one for personal pageantry,…

clock February 10, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Zimmerman Exits Chanel Inc.

An era ended on Wednesday when Jean Hoehn Zimmerman announced her departure from Chanel Inc. after 27 years with the company.

clock February 10, 2005Pete Born

People

After Hours … Animal Planet … Ready-to-Wear

The show was late and the Marc Jacobs’ after party even later at the Lexington Armory … Fashion goes to the animals … What Tory wears daily.

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People

Eye Scoop

The much-buzzed-about portrait of Kate Moss by Lucien Freud, valued by Christie’s at between 2.5 million pounds and 3.5 million pounds, or $4.6 million and $6.5 million, sold Wednesday night in London at the…

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Fashion Features

Going Steady – Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Bill Blass and Marc by Marc Jacobs

Playing to their strengths, designers stayed on track for fall with signature style, whether it was American chic, subliminal sass or cool-kid looks.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: No Shows … Simon Says … Liza on Tinseltown …

NO SHOWS: Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou, the new owners of Michael Kors LLC, were nowhere to be found Wednesday morning at the designer’s fall fashion show. “Lawrence has the flu,” said John…

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Fashion Features

Cool Girls and Real Charmers – Daryl K, Behnaz Sarafpour, Elie Tahari, Rebecca Taylor and Lela Rose

Daryl K played it cool in her Daryl K collection, while Behnaz Sarafpour toyed with a Moroccan theme and Rebecca Taylor’s looks had a schoolgirl charm.

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Fashion Features

Mizrahi to Order

With his ever-expanding Target presence and his custom collection for Bergdorf Goodman, Isaac Mizrahi is New York’s most high-profile poster boy for fashion’s egalitarian high-low fascination. But this week, the proletariat will have to…

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Fashion Features

Playing a Medley – Roland Mouret, Chaiken, Nanette Lepore, VPL, Jennifer Nicholson, John Varvatos and Alvin Valley

With splashes of gold, sharp tailoring and inspirations that range from luxurious gypsies to ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ designers are orchestrating fall’s rich mix.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Penguin Plunges Into Jeans … Mo’ Maurice … Spring Is in the Ads …

Positively French Connection … Silver’s 1921s get customized … Penguin plunges into denim … Mo’ Maurice.

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Retail Features

Diesel Seeks to Redefine Luxury

Diesel owner Renzo Rosso pontificates about premium jeans, his firm’s new SoHo store and entering the Chinese market.

clock February 10, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Corporate Benevolence: The 10 largest givers by industry to U.S. charitable organizations in 2003.

You can hardly buy a product today without seeing an appeal for aid for tsunami victims. Some chains are donating a percentage of a sale, others are acting simply as conduits for the American Red Cross and other groups by collecting and forwarding…

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Fashion Features

Nike’s Perez: A New Day After Knight

William D. Perez has big sneakers to fill, succeeding Nike co-founder Philip Knight as president and chief executive officer.

clock February 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Retail Features

Reebok Unveils Global Campaign

NEW YORK — Reebok International is looking to pump up its business with the company’s largest marketing campaign in nearly a decade.

The global campaign, called “I Am What I Am,” is designed to celebrate individuality…

clock February 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Retail Features

Bus Stop Arrives Via Japan

Japan’s Via Bus Stop, a subsidiary of Onward Kashiyama, is opening its flagship today at 172 Mercer Street in Manhattan.

clock February 10, 2005Sharon Edelson

Legal

Lawmakers to Introduce Bill To Repeal China Trade Status

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said Wednesday they would introduce a bill to repeal China’s permanent normal trade relations status — the latest salvo aimed at China’s alleged unfair trade…

clock February 10, 2005Joanna Ramey

Retail Features

Peters Resigns From Ross, CEO Balmuth Named Pres.

NEW YORK — Ross Stores Inc. president and chief operating officer James C. Peters resigned from the company. Vice chairman and chief executive officer Michael Balmuth added the role of president to his duties.

The company named Gary L….

clock February 10, 2005Dawn S. Kissi

Retail Features

CPD Leaves Retailers Smiling

DUSSELDORF — Business first!  That motto of the CPD trade fair reflected the reality both on and off the fairgrounds, as manufacturers here reported stronger-than-usual order writing for fall.

Preorders for fall not only grew for the…

clock February 10, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Bright Colors, Embroidery Lead Trends in Dallas

DALLAS — Buyers shopped for spring immediates, summer fill-ins and early fall styles, with budgets that were flat to about 10 percent higher at last month’s market at FashionCenterDallas.

Key trends included bright colors such as…

clock February 10, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time and come from Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar. Attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.

THURSDAY, FEB. 10

9 a.m.: Jeffrey Chow, The Atelier,…

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