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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 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 1hMaghan 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 1hWWD Staff

Pumping Up Penney’s: Store Said Mulling Exclusive Line With Polo

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Sources indicate that a "dream prospect of an exclusive line by high-flying Polo for the moderate department store giant could be a boon to the bottom lines of both public companies and could happen sometime next year.

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Pumping Up Penney’s: Store Said Mulling Exclusive Line With Polo

Does Penney’s chief executive officer, Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd, have Ralph Lauren’s ear?

clock June 16, 2006Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Times Square, Lower Manhattan Retail Real Estate Heating Up

The Real Estate Board of New York’s most recent retail report held few surprises for the New York market.

clock June 16, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

India, China Oppose Special Treatment for Textiles

Senior Indian and Chinese officials on Thursday dismissed calls by the U.S. for textiles and apparel to be given special consideration in the global tariff-reduction talks.

clock June 16, 2006John Zarocostas

Financial

Feds Bust Jacob the Jeweler

The king of bling, Jacob Arabov, founder of Jacob & Co., was arrested Thursday on federal money laundering charges at his 57th Street flagship here.

clock June 16, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

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“Acquisitions … are critical and something we are very focused on.”

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rabanne Not Shipping for Fall

The Paris-based house, owned by Spain’s Puig Group, has informed retailers it will not ship its fall-winter collection while it restructures, market sources said.

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Korean Trade Flap

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

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Moss Case Closed … Retail Stage

Kate Moss’ alleged cocaine abuse may have generated untold media coverage and sparked months of police investigation, but it turns out that like her modeling career, her personal record will remain untarnished.

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

De Boni Optimistic on Boston Valentino

Valentino has arrived in Boston, and Graziano de Boni likes what he sees.

clock June 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Nathan Bogle Parting Ways With Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone is expected to announce today that Nathan Bogle is leaving the label he cofounded with Marcus Wainwright in 2001.

clock June 16, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Yigal Azrouel Gets Partner For Overseas Wholesaling

Yigal Azrouel is the latest designer to venture overseas, by wholesaling internationally for the first time.

clock June 16, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Kellwood Names CEO for Halmode

James Weinberg has been named chief executive officer of Kellwood’s Halmode suit and dress division, effective Aug. 1.

clock June 16, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Viktor & Rolf’s Cure for Boredom

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren claim to have come up with a solution for boredom in the men’s fragrance world.

clock June 16, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Radical Departure Offers a Quick Fix

With the launch of her new skin care regimen, Radical Departure, Ava Shamban, M.D., is hoping to give beauty consumers a quick fix for better-looking skin.

clock June 16, 2006Andrea Arterbery

Fashion Features

Aveda Enters Acne Market

Aveda is hoping that the acne-ridden will give peace a chance.

clock June 16, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Gaultier to Power U.S. Business

Jean Paul Gaultier and his Paris-based fragrance licensee want to put some punch into the designer’s U.S. fragrance business with the launch of his Gaultier to the Power of Two.

clock June 16, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Sisley Makes a Break From Fragrance Pack

Sisley hopes its latest women’s fragrance, Soir de Lune (moonlit night, in English), will stand out from the plethora of other scented products set to bow this fall. Its price point certainly will, at $100 for 30 ml. in the U.S.

clock June 16, 2006Julie Naughton and Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Grapes Inspire L’Occitane Line for Fall

After celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, L’Occitane is planning to launch its second body care line this fall.

clock June 16, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Avon Aims for Strong Finish to 2006

Avon may have had a tough start to 2006, but the company is firing back with a strong second-half lineup backed by an aggressive advertising campaign and sampling program.

clock June 16, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Mary Kay Gives Some ‘Affection’ With Scent

Mary Kay this fall plans to give its customers Affection, a new fragrance designed to push the direct seller into the realm of premium price points.

clock June 16, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

NOe Cosmetics: Good Enough to Eat

The company expects the line will reap $500,000 in first-year retail sales.

clock June 16, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Service Antidote to Beauty Slump

When beauty sales slow down, talk of service heats up.

clock June 16, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Essence Fosters Straight Beauty Talk

The discussion centered on the need for beauty firms and advertisers to abandon an elitist view of women, which is often depicted by the image of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman, noted Jamison.

clock June 16, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Dr. Schultz’ Hollywood Ambitions

Park Avenue dermatologist Neal Schultz is going Hollywood.

clock June 16, 2006Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

Iman to Build Business With Stick Foundation

Iman bills herself as an authority on face makeup, and sales of her beauty line prove it.

clock June 16, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Logics Goes Back to Niche

Logics is taking a walk on the luxury side, shedding its “mass” feel for more prestige positioning and selective availability.

clock June 16, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

H2O Plus Names Robert Seidl Chief Executive

H2O Plus has tapped a vital resource to ensure that the company moves to the next level: Robert Seidl.

clock June 16, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Rites For Augeri … Arden Adds Services … Time To Exhale …

A memorial service will be held today for retired L’Oreal executive Joseph Augeri at 12:30 p.m.

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Finally, Larry Clark’s Kids Are All Right

At 6 p.m. on a hot spring day, Larry Clark is sitting in an outdoor cafe in TriBeCa, getting mad.

clock June 16, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Memo Pad: GOOGLing Portfolio … Search And Rescue … Losing His Voice

Being editor of the Village Voice in the twilight era of alternative weeklies is bound to be a thankless task.

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Conde Nast Seeks to Sell Three Trade Publications

Conde Nast Publications has put up for sale three of its business-to-business titles, Supermarket News, Home Furnishings News and InFurniture.

clock June 16, 2006WWD Staff

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