Growing Up Fast: Teen Retailers Develop Formula for Older Crowd

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Now even the teens want get older. As same-store sales in the specialty segment decelerate, teen retailers are looking to bolster market share with concept launches aimed at serving twentysomething career-bound customers.

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American Eagle Outfitters is planning to roll out Martin + Osa after Labor Day.


Teen Specialty Retailers Aim Older

Several teen retailers are looking to bolster market share with concept.

clock August 14, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty Shares Fall on Duty Free Woes

Share prices of major beauty companies fell Friday because of uncertainty over what impact tightened airport security measures will continue to have on duty free sales.

clock August 14, 2006Molly Prior and Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Data Security Revisited With Baggage Rules

New carry-on baggage restrictions imposed by British authorities following last week’s foiled terrorist plot pose a predicament for corporate data security.

clock August 14, 2006Denise Power

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Warnaco Group reports second-quarter sales and earnings.

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Memo Pad: Revealing Quote… Revolving Door… Discharged

Did Heidi Klum almost reveal that “Project Runway” contestant Michael Knight was eliminated from the show before the finale in mid-October?

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Specialty Stores Move Up in July, Dept. Stores Dip

Sales of fashion items were mixed in July, with apparel and accessories stores advancing and department stores retreating.

clock August 14, 2006Evan Clark

Luxe fabrics and floral prints were top-booking items at the Lingerie Americas show.

Fashion Features

Spirited Trends and Buying for Spring

The New York spring market here ended up being a high-traffic,fast-paced, two-week affair featuring a plethora of trends.

clock August 14, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Dana-CO Does XOXO

Dana-Co Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Earthbound LLC to produce lingerie bearing the XOXO name.

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Fashion Features

Two More for Bal Harbour Shops

Swiss watch firm Audemars Piguet has opened its second U.S.

clock August 14, 2006Sophia Chabbott and Jennifer Hirshlag

Jamie Wolf

Fashion Features

Fine Jewelers Complement RTW

Fine jewelers are set to complement ready-to-wear¹s dark and layered.

clock August 14, 2006Sophia Chabbott

A Stuart Weitzman handbag

Fashion Features

Weitzman Adds Bags, More Stores

Stuart Weitzman is trying on bags for size after 20 years in the footwear business.

clock August 14, 2006Sophia Chabbott

L.A.M.B. styles from the Love collection.

Fashion Features

Stefani’s L.A.M.B. Grows the Mix

Gwen Stefani is adding to her entourage with the holiday debut of handbags for her two-year-old contemporary label, L.A.M.B.

clock August 14, 2006WWD Staff


WWD Stock Index DIPS 0.1%

Despite a surge in stocks on Thursday, major indices closed the week on a down note as higher oil prices and worries over the impact of a slowing economy troubled investors.

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Legal Briefs

A rock group called the Oxes and their record label, Monitor Records, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Gap Inc.’s Old Navy for allegedly using the band’s trademark on T-shirts.

clock August 14, 2006Liza Casabona

The fifth Century 21 store opened in Paramus, N.J.


Century 21 Opens New Jersey Unit

Century 21 opened its fifth store in the Bergen Mall in Paramus, N.J., a 135,000-square-foot, two-level unit that was formerly a Macy’s.

clock August 14, 2006Sharon Edelson

The Limited's L3 Travel Suit.

Fashion Features

Limited Unveils Washable Suit

The Limited has created an answer to business travel: a machine-washable suit called L3 Travel Suit that¹s been flying out of its 290 stores.

clock August 14, 2006Whitney Beckett

Merchandise will be geared toward local residents.


Uniqlo Ships Cargo Crates to Shore

Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer specializing in low-priced basics such as sweaters, jeans, T-shirts and sweats, will try its own publicity stunt when it delivers container stores modeled after a ship’s cargo containers to various locations in Manhattan.

clock August 14, 2006Sharon Edelson

Bryan Ferry

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Ferry Fine

Snazzy pop star Bryan Ferry has been tapped by Marks & Spencer as the face of the store’s autumn Autograph collection.

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