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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 23hMaghan 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 23hWWD Staff

Consolidation Squeeze: Coty Revamps Prestige In a New Retail World

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As a response to the changing department store landscape, Coty is restructuring and renaming its global prestige beauty businesses, with an eye toward gaining an advantage in specialty stores.

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Consolidation Squeeze: Coty Revamps Prestige In a New Retail World

As a response to the changing department store landscape, Coty is restructuring and renaming its global prestige beauty businesses, with an eye toward gaining an advantage in specialty stores.

clock January 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Molto Mario … Star Search … Second Thoughts …

Narciso Rodriguez is an expert at making friends and keeping them.

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Federated to Close 5 Distribution Centers

Federated Department Stores said Thursday that it will close five of 31 distribution centers this year, affecting 750 workers, as the retailer consolidates after the acquisition of May Department Stores.

clock January 20, 2006David Moin

Financial

Esprit North America Names President

Esprit is stepping up its efforts to make North America a priority.

clock January 20, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Financial

LVMH Shines in 4th Quarter

The good times rolled for Bernard Arnault in 2005 — and faster still in the crucial fourth quarter.

clock January 20, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Dior Closes In on $1B in Sales

Edging closer to its goal of becoming a $1 billion fashion player, Christian Dior said sales in 2005 rose 11.4 percent to 663 million euros, or $825.7 million.

clock January 20, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“This is a momentous day for us, washing the old and bringing in the new.”

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Charming Changes … Jones Promotes Lastrina

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

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Armani Writes a New Code

Giorgio Armani Parfums, a perennial leader in the men’s fragrance category, wants to break into the top tier in the women’s market with the introduction of Armani Code for Women this spring.

clock January 20, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Britney’s in Control With Flanker Scent

Pop princess Britney Spears is out to prove that she’s in control — in the fragrance world, at least.

clock January 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Carol’s Daughter, Sephora Join Forces

Carol’s Daughter, one of the industry’s most star-studded indie brands, has hooked up with the merchandising might of Sephora.

clock January 20, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Fragrances Give Europe Reason to Smile

Holiday beauty sales in France, the U.K. and Germany were generally more ho-ho than ho-hum, with many retailers there posting moderate gains year-on-year, according to the 10 stores, representing some 2,900 doors, polled by WWD.

clock January 20, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Avon to Step Up Competitive Edge

Just a month into the New Year, Avon has launched a critical phase of its previously announced restructuring plan.

clock January 20, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Vital Radiance Courts Older Women

Revlon Inc. sees a future with women over 50.

clock January 20, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Skin Takes Cue From Eighties Fragrance Ploy

In the Eighties, Primo from Parfums de Coeur grew to be one of the best-selling mass market fragrances by comparing itself to the premium Giorgio scent.

clock January 20, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Snippets: Maybelline Taps Mauksch … Top Honors … True Success …

Jane Mauksch has joined Gotham Inc. as global creative director for Maybelline.

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Friends Help Sahag Biz Live

The staff at the John Sahag Workshop all talk passionately about their late boss, recalling his late-night styling projects, Zen-like approach to clients and workaholic ways.

clock January 20, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Clark’s Botanicals Adds New Products

Fledgling skin care marketer Clark’s Botanicals is set to expand its product assortment and distribution network this year.

clock January 20, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

I-bella Takes On Aging Hair

When former salon executive Wendy Clark decided to develop her own luxury brand featuring a professional hair care line for salons and spas, she knew she had discovered an untapped market.

clock January 20, 2006Michelle Edgar and Andrea Arterbery

The Quotable … Atoosa Rubenstein

With the recent successful conclusion of “Miss Seventeen,” her MTV reality series, Seventeen editor in chief Atoosa Rubenstein can finally stake her claim to being a multimedia personality.

clock January 20, 2006Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Star Pupils … Show Down … Chief Concerns

To get a sense of Bonnie Fuller’s impact on the current state of American journalism, all you need to do is visit a newsstand and glance around at the ever-growing ranks of celebrity tabloids.

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Camelot in Casualwear

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmental activist, lawyer and author who has one of America’s most famous family names, will be the international face of the Gant brand this spring.

clock January 20, 2006David Bartal

Leiber Goes With Getty in Ads

Seeking to create an advertising campaign for the Judith Leiber luxury accessories house, creative director Frank Zambrelli thought of featuring one of San Francisco’s highest-profile women, Vanessa Getty.

clock January 20, 2006Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Muller Headed to Manhattan

The Swiss watchmaker has signed a lease to open a multilevel store here at 38 East 57th Street between Madison and Park Avenues.

clock January 20, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Obituary: Richemont Founder Anton Rupert, 89

Anton Rupert, the South African industrialist, philanthropist and founder of the Compagnie Financiere Richemont luxury goods group, has died at age 89.

clock January 20, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

Abramoff’s Links to the Industry

Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff wove his tangled web into the fashion industry.

clock January 20, 2006Kristi Ellis

People

Paris Potpourri

The couture crowd descends on Paris on Monday for three days of fashion and the usual social swirl.

clock January 20, 2006WWD Staff

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