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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

An Industry Shocker: Wal-Mart Said Eyeing A Tommy Hilfiger Bid

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A new player has emerged in the stakes for Tommy Hilfiger Corp. in the form of the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., sources said. Spokeswomen for Wal-Mart and Tommy Hilfiger declined comment.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Falls 1.8%

The WWD Composite Stock Index took it on the chin last week as concerns over the short-term future of consumer spending triggered by rising energy costs weighed heavily on investors.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

An Industry Shocker: Wal-Mart Said Eyeing A Tommy Hilfiger Bid

A new player has emerged in the stakes for Tommy Hilfiger Corp. in the form of the world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., sources said.

clock September 26, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

FGI Panel: Designing Stores as Experiences

While some areas of the store were inspired in part by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s French rooms, Green allowed, “The idea was that every little girl would want everything.”

clock September 26, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Nicole Miller’s Bud Konheim Not Keen on the Mall Scene

Malls don’t do it anymore for Nicole miller president and ceo Bud Konheim, who has decided his company is better off in downtown street locations.

clock September 26, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Watch Chief … Mitchells Taps Finlayson

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

People

Good Ol Boy

Writer-director Ol Parker said he didn’t set out to write a lesbian romantic comedy for “Imagine Me & You.”

clock September 26, 2005Marshall Heyman

People

Sip and Tuck

You’d think showing up at a party for dermatologist Pat Wexler would be slightly risky for all involved.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

People

Milan’s New Mix

Just steps from the Armani mecca on Via Manzoni, a two-story store has opened that showcases the extent of the designer’s home collection.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Yves Saint Laurent: Still ‘Smoking’ After All These Years

Yves Saint Laurent’s famous “le smoking” is the subject of an exhibit called Smoking Forever at the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge Foundation.

clock September 26, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Screen Prints … Male Call … Industry Heavyweights …

Less than two weeks after unveiling a futuristic interior design for France’s high-speed train operator, Christian Lacroix has applied his colorful handiwork to yet more rows of seating.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Spring Ahead

Italian firms geared up for fashion week armed with strong order books, anniversary bashes and a determination to win over choosy retailers.

clock September 26, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

On the Map

From a new look at Ken Scott to the first hints of Gucci’s retail makeover to Blumarine’s dainty tableware, there’s more going on in this city than a jammed fashion calendar.

clock September 26, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Dash Cashes Out of Rocawear

Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash has sold his 25 percent stake in Rocawear for $30 million and is now in the midst of what he calls his “evolution.”

clock September 26, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Thinking Pink for the Cause

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, has become a cause celebre for several intimate apparel companies.

clock September 26, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Melissa Does Playtex … VF Taps Dicristina … Cordonnier Promoted

Talk-show host Melissa Rivers threw a Playtex Thank Goodness It Fits bra party recently at a suite at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Frederick’s Adds Cavalli and Naughty Janet

Lingerie by Roberto Cavalli will include key daywear and foundations items, a number of which have a ready-to-wear look.

clock September 26, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Borbonese Hits 50 in Stride

Borbonese marks its 15th anniversary with the launch of the Tango bag, a new costume jewelry line and a coffee-table book.

clock September 26, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Findings: On To Accessories … Brushing Up On Classics … With Bag To Match …

Phillip Lim, designer of apparel company 3.1 Phillip Lim and former designer of Development, couldn’t find the right accessories to adorn his ensembles while shooting his look books, so he decided to make them.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Accessories Industry Remembers Sheila Block

Accessories designers, retailers, family and friends gathered at Manhattan’s Laboratory Institute of Merchandising last Monday to remember Sheila Block, former president of the Accessories Council.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Financo Exec Offers Buyer’s Perspective

During Financo Inc.’s Annual Merchandising Investors Conference at the Harmonie Club here two weeks ago, a room packed with private equity investors listened quietly and intently to representatives from some of the hottest retailers and vendors in the…

clock September 26, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: China: A Beauty Destination … L’Oreal Opens Lab in China

No longer just a factory, China is exploding as a destination market for the domestic consumption of beauty products, and not just for toiletries and mass market brands.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Inditex Vice Chairman Resigns

Jose Maria Castellano has resigned as vice chairman of Spanish retailer Inditex, parent of fast-fashion chain Zara.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Moving Men … Buy Guy … Birthday Girls

Men’s Vogue has officially been on sale for less than three weeks, but talk is already turning to the magazine’s future.

clock September 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Field’s Kicks Off World of JLo

With a crowd of almost 3,000, Jennifer Lopez christened the first World of JLo shop at Marshall Field’s in Chicago on Thursday.

clock September 26, 2005Beth Wilson

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