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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 7hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 2hMaghan 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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Tommy’s Tales of Woe: State Probes Revealed As Pretax Income Falls

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Tommy Hilfiger reported a 45.9 percent drop in 2005 net income and said it's in talks with authorities in two states to settle an income tax issue.

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Tommy’s Tales of Woe: State Probes Revealed As Pretax Income Falls

Tommy Hilfiger reported a 45.9 percent drop in 2005 net income and said it’s in talks with authorities in two states to settle an income tax issue.

clock June 16, 2005Lisa Lockwood and Meredith Derby

Financial

3 Arrests in Circ Scandal, Mags Could Be Next Target

Edward Smith, Robert Garcia and Richard Czark, former employees of Newsday and the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy, were arrested Wednesday.

clock June 16, 2005Sara James

Fashion Features

Saks Taps Swank for ‘Key to the Cure’

Saks Fifth Avenue has landed Hilary Swank as the Entertainment Industry Foundation ambassador to its annual Key to the Cure campaign.

clock June 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fashion Science

FASHION SCIENCE: Katie Holmes may be crazy in love with you-know-who, but she is also becoming a bit of a Coco nut. In Paris Tuesday night for the premiere of “Batman Begins,” a beaming Holmes hit the red carpet in a sophisticated and…

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Hedge Fund Gives Saks Notice of Default

Saks Inc. was slapped with a default notice on $230 million worth of convertible senior notes, but said it had the money to repay it.

clock June 16, 2005Liza Casabona

People

Heat Stroke

Attendees at the New York City Ballet’s Dance with the Dancers event grappled with the heat and the ambiguous dress code of “Cannes Chic.”

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

People

Happy Father’s Day

So what’s it like to be the spouse of an oft-photographed social swan? Despite having to squire their wives around to an endless parade of black-tie fetes and designer dinners as well as be bossed out of shots by photographers, this gallant group…

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

People

Wicked Irish

“Cult” is a rather extreme term, calling to mind images of strange rituals or innocent young actresses being seduced to Scientology. But Barry McCrea, whose debut novel, “The First Verse,” is out this month from Carroll & Graf, applies it to more…

clock June 16, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

People

Eye Scoops: Dark Night … So Long, Soto

DARK NIGHT: When Carolyne Roehm threw open the doors of her new East 57th Street duplex Monday night to fete Marian McEvoy and her “Glue Gun Decor” book, there was some unexpected excitement. Shortly after the cocktail party started,…

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Beckham Rocks L.A. … Limited Launches Jeans … A Win for Levi’s …

The Limited Jeans Collection is set to hit all 323 Limited stores in July … Victoria Beckham rocks Los Angeles with her new denim line.

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lauren Spins a Sport Line

The Lauren by Ralph Lauren label has stretched into the athletic arena with Lauren Active, a line that melds fashion and function.

clock June 16, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Surge in Swim May Be Too Late

The heat wave in the Northeast this month brought a much-needed boost to the swim industry as consumers finally started shopping for suits.

clock June 16, 2005Melanie Kletter and Marianne Hayes

Textiles

House Committee Approves Draft Legislation for CAFTA

House Ways & Means Committee approved draft-implementing legislation for CAFTA at a hearing where textiles and apparel issues figured prominently.

clock June 16, 2005Kristi Ellis

Textiles

U.N. Proposes Plan for World’s Poorest Nations

GENEVA — The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has proposed a plan to help the world’s poorest nations break out of the cycle of poverty.

The move also would help accelerate investment opportunities in textiles and apparel…

clock June 16, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

Bush, Europeans to Meet on Economics, Security

WASHINGTON — President Bush will meet with a European delegation here Monday to discuss greater economic integration between the U.S. and Europe, as well as broader security issues.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will…

clock June 16, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Prada Parent in Loan Deal

MILAN — A fresh injection of cash is giving Prada a breather.

The luxury goods group said Wednesday that ITMD Investments B.V., the company that controls Prada, signed a loan agreement with a pool of Italian banks — Banca Intesa,…

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

The Streets of New York

Major retail corridors in Manhattan and their changes in asking rents per square foot.

clock June 16, 2005Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

Queen Latifah Ups Her Curvation Profile

Queen Latifah is expanding her role as a creative consultant for design, packaging, advertising and marketing of the Curvation brand at VF.

clock June 16, 2005Karyn Monget

Financial

Fed: Weather, Fuel Cloud Retail Picture

WASHINGTON — High fuel prices and unseasonable weather spurred mixed retail activity from mid-April through May, according to anecdotal evidence collected by the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday.

The report, which…

clock June 16, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Women’s Apparel Sees Prices Dip Year-on-Year

WASHINGTON — Women’s retail apparel prices held steady last month and were down 2 percent from a year ago, a U.S. Department of Labor report said.

So far this year, price tags on women’s apparel increased 0.6 percent, according to the…

clock June 16, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

St. Moritz, Britton Hit With Suits by Cartier

NEW YORK — Cartier filed a complaint against St. Moritz Watch Corp. and Britton Jewelry alleging trade dress, trademark infringement and breach of contract.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New…

clock June 16, 2005Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Obituary: Celebrity Hairstylist John Sahag, 52

NEW YORK — Celebrity hairstylist and salon owner John Sahag, 52, lost a three-year battle with cancer on Wednesday.

Born Jean Sahag Jamgotchian in Beirut, the legendary hairstylist spent most of his childhood in Australia, where his…

clock June 16, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Luxe Pack Gains Foothold in N.Y.

The third time proved the charm last week for Luxe Pack New York.

clock June 16, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Retail Features

Billabong Surfs Into Times Square

Surf company Billabong is taking its beach vibe to the street with a new flagship located in the heart of New York’s Times Square.

clock June 16, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Fashion Industry Gallery Market Strikes Gold

Buyers went for the gold at the fall and holiday market at Fashion Industry Gallery here, which specializes in contemporary resources.

clock June 16, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

In Brief: Court Date … Heading West … Pacsun President To Retire

COURT DATE: Francois Pinault is expected to travel to Los Angeles July 12 for the next round of negotiations in the ongoing Executive Life case. Last month, U.S. District Court judge Howard Matz urged Pinault and the California…

clock June 16, 2005WWD Staff

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