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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.

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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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Mickey’s Magic Kingdom: Drexler Expected to Steer J. Crew to Wall St. Today

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With the wind at its back, J. Crew Group Inc. is set to launch its much-anticipated initial public offering today. J. Crew Group has been controlled by the private equity firm Texas Pacific Group for the last nine years.

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Financial

Mickey’s Magic Kingdom: Drexler Expected to Steer J. Crew to Wall St. Today

With the wind at its back, J. Crew Group Inc. is set to launch its much-anticipated initial public offering today.

clock June 28, 2006David Moin

Financial

Anne Klein Returns to Retail

Since Jones Apparel Group bought Anne Klein in 2003, it has been quietly formulating a strategy of growth for the label.

clock June 28, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Leiber Names Sales VP … T-Shirt Winner … New Sponsor

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

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Fourth-Qtr. Net Slips 5% as Sales Rise

For the year, the company’s top and bottom line experienced significant growth.

clock June 28, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Confidence Up Slightly

Consumers were a bit more optimistic this month, sending the Consumer Confidence Index up slightly to 105.7 from 104.7 last month.

clock June 28, 2006Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Barneys Flagship Set for S.F.

Taking a major step forward in national expansion, Barneys New York said Tuesday that it will open a 60,000-square-foot flagship in San Francisco in fall 2007.

clock June 28, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Carnival Camaraderie

A number of decidedly unusual things stood out at last Thursday’s carnival-themed runway event held by the year-old design collective Form.

clock June 28, 2006Venessa Lau

Jantzen Restyled for Today

Perry Ellis International has given iconic swimwear line Jantzen a face-lift, the results of which include not only an overhaul of the brand’s image, but its design team, as well.

clock June 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Yohji Factor … Air Bag … Bright Buys …

Just how much the fashion community admires Yohji Yamamoto became clear on Monday night at a party thrown by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Le Book.

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Football Fever

Bianca Rech tugged up her white socks and juggled the soccer ball on her knees before driving it into the depths of the net.

clock June 28, 2006Emilie Marsh

Financial

Sixty Group Tests Waters With Hotel Opening

As Sixty Group unveils a boutique hotel in Italian beach town Riccione, its co-founders are pondering the firm’s future and whether to take it public.

clock June 28, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Brands Broaden Ambitions at Licensing Show

Elite Models wants to get into apparel, McDonald’s is well on its way from fries to fashion, and the U.S. Postal Service is looking to expand beyond mail.

clock June 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Lightbown Steps Out on Her Own

A traumatic experience sometimes changes a person’s direction. That’s how it happened for Dorian Lightbown.

clock June 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Paulson Calls for More Progress on China

Treasury Secretary-designate Henry Paulson Jr. said the U.S. needs to encourage China to reform its currency policy, but didn’t say how.

clock June 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

USTR ‘Hopeful’ for Doha Success

USTR Susan Schwab said she’s hopeful trade ministers will reach a deal for cutting agriculture and industrial tariffs in Geneva this week.

clock June 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Miele to Open Paris Unit

Miele in November will also launch a 10,000-square-foot store in his hometown of Sao Paulo in a new upscale mall called Cidade Jardin.

clock June 28, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Quiksilver Enters Deal With Sprandi International

Quiksilver has a controlling interest in the venture, said spokesman Josh Katz, who declined to give percentages.

clock June 28, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Image Control: Push Is On for Designer Denim

Premium denim brands, including Rock & Republic, Seven For All Mankind and AG Adriano Goldschmied, are beefing up the advertising.

clock June 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Scin Duo Has Big Plans, No Gimmicks … Fusion Studio D on the Move

In Notting Hill, Scin is in.

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Bedford Heads … Art Smarts

Who knew there was a magazine that could make Jason Binn’s empire of targeted-marketing luxury magazines look relatively mass?

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

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