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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 August 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

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.

clock 19hWWD Staff

Textile Industry Divided As Congress Nears Vote In Showdown Over CAFTA

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Overview

The fate of the Central American Free Trade Agreement hinges on Congress members from North and South Carolina.

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Financial

BIS Calls for Revaluation of Yuan

The Bank for International Settlements said Monday that China’s currency, the yuan, is a candidate for revaluation, a move that would also give more scope to contain domestic inflation in the overheated economy.

clock June 28, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

Textile Industry Divided As Congress Nears Vote In Showdown Over CAFTA

The fate of the Central American Free Trade Agreement hinges on Congress members from North and South Carolina.

clock June 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Wilbur L. Ross: Maverick Mogul

Wilbur L. Ross represents the textile industry’s new breed.

clock June 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Roger Chastain: Pillar of Tradition

Roger Chastain is a member of the textile industry’s old guard.

clock June 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Nike Net Up, Shares Down

Nike Inc. delivered another robust quarter Monday, with profits rising 15 percent on a 6.7 percent sales gain.

clock June 28, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

In Brief: Hochman Named … Bluefly’s Capital … Rowley’s Hampton Digs …

A brief roundup of some of the day’s stories.

clock June 28, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

A&G Names Citigroup to Seek Investors

A&G Group, parent of Asprey and Garrard, has hired Citigroup to find investors for its global rollout program.

clock June 28, 2005Samantha Conti

Retail Features

Gucci Group Closes Yves Saint Laurent Store in Manhasset

Gucci Group is scaling back the U.S. retail operations of its money-losing Yves Saint Laurent brand.

clock June 28, 2005Sharon Edelson

Financial

Greenberg Joins Financo’s M&A Lineup

Financo Inc. hired investment banker Joyce I. Greenberg as a managing director to pump up its activities in the mergers and acquisitions arena and in raising private capital.

clock June 28, 2005David Moin

Memo Pad: Soft Landing … Bailey-ing Out

SOFT LANDING: For a company with such a messy history, Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing has managed to pull off a surprisingly tidy denouement. Saturday’s announcement that Morningstar owner Joe Mansueto is buying Fast…

clock June 28, 2005Jeff Bercovici

People

Double Trouble

French designer Agnes Trouble’s new passion.

clock June 28, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Outfits Perry St.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new eatery Perry St. resembles a chic Sixties airport lounge replete with white leather banquettes, modernist gray sofas and a black resin bar.

clock June 28, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Cassini Returns to Oval Office

Oleg Cassini will design Kim Basinger’s costumes for her role as first lady in the upcoming film, “The Sentinel.”

clock June 28, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Watermill to Serve Fashion Punch

NEW YORK — Considering the Viktor & Rolf store in Milan has an upside-down decor and the label’s fall collection was inspired by a bedtime story, it’s anyone’s guess what designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will cook up as co-chairmen…

clock June 28, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Textiles

Competition Fuels Innovation at Italian Mills

Italian yarn manufacturers remain wary of signs of the dollar’s recovery, while fighting off stronger international competition in the lead-up to the 57th edition of the Pitti Filati yarn fair.

clock June 28, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Retail Features

Armani Exchange’s Brand Plan

A|X Armani Exchange plans to expand its 94-unit retail operation, concentrating on the Sunbelt.

clock June 28, 2005Rusty Williamson

Textiles

Russia in Final Stages of WTO Entry Talks

Russian Economic Trade and Development Minister German Gref said here Friday that Moscow hopes to complete its 11-year entry talks to join the World Trade Organization by the end of 2005.

clock June 28, 2005John Zarocostas

Financial

IPO Timing Should Be Right for DSW

Investors have given some new IPOs the cold shoulder, but the most recent public offerings of relatively small retail companies appear to break the pattern.

clock June 28, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Burlington Coat Shares Up as Firm Explores Options

NEW YORK — Shares of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. jumped 16.54 percent Monday on the disclosure that it has hired Goldman Sachs & Co. as financial adviser to explore “strategic alternatives.”

The Burlington board said the…

clock June 28, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Doneger and Lewis Affiliate

NEW YORK — The Doneger Group and Robin Lewis are teaming up to work on projects and share clients.

Doneger is a fashion merchandising and retail consulting company and buying office, while Robin Lewis Inc. specializes in forecasting…

clock June 28, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Big Bad Wolf

THE BIG BAD WOLF: Calvin Klein Inc. helped Robert Wilson sell and show off 200 of his latest drawings, “Les Fables de La Fontaine,” at Thursday’s preview benefit sale at the Paula Cooper Gallery. While graciously…

clock June 28, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Pronovias Struts Its Stuff for 2006

BARCELONA — Pronovias, the world’s largest bridal manufacturer, knows how to put on a show and U.S. retailers responded — snapping up innovative gowns and body-conscious silhouettes in soft, tissue-thin fabrics and feathers.

“I’m…

clock June 28, 2005Barbara Barker

Retail Features

Motu Tane Offering Resort All Year Long

NEW YORK — It’s easy to get carried away imagining a year-round resort lifestyle. Motu Tane, a collection started by beauty guru Francois Nars and fashion designer Sophie Theallet, aims to make that dream a reality, even if just a fashion…

clock June 28, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Franchised Shops Have Big Role in Pronovias’ Future

MADRID — Pronovias’ founder and chief executive, Alberto Palatchi, told WWD that the Barcelona-based bridal group plans an aggressive rollout of franchised shops beginning next year.

The goal is 300 stores around the world within 10…

clock June 28, 2005Barbara Barker

People

Von Habsburg on Presidents, Monarchs, Dictators

For anyone who thinks of blue bloods as worn out and effete, a chat with Otto Von Habsburg smacks like the backside of a duelist’s glove.

clock June 28, 2005Susan Watters

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Lacoste Essential: Relaxed and Free … Walgreen Net Rises 20.1%

Lacoste Essential: Relaxed and Free
PARIS — Lacoste is going back to basics with its latest fragrance.

Lacoste Essential — as the men’s scent is called — will be introduced starting in August by La Chemise…

clock June 28, 2005WWD Staff

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