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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 22hMaghan 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 22hWWD Staff

Their American Woman: Kessler Sanders Named As Head of Miu Miu U.S.

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Miu Miu is making its move in the U.S. The Prada-owned brand has tapped Michelle Kessler Sandeers, previously vice president and fashion director at Juicy Couture, as president of its American operations to drive growth in what it views as a key market.

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Financial

Their American Woman: Kessler Sanders Named As Head of Miu Miu U.S.

Miu Miu is making its move in the U.S.

clock November 6, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Israel and Architecture At the Waldorf-Astoria

The motif of this year’s American Friends of the Israel Museum Annual Gala was eloquent and simple: architecture.

clock November 6, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson

Retail Features

Valextra Opens First Store in Hong Kong

Italian luxury leather goods company Valextra has opened its first shop here, its second destination in Asia after Tokyo.

clock November 6, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Financial

Market Feedback Positive On Gottschalks Sale Talk

Gottschalks Inc., the Fresno, Calif.-based regional department store chain that is considering putting itself up for sale, might fetch as much as $240 million, given recent pretax/pre-interest multiples in the mergers and acquisitions market.

clock November 6, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Coming This Week…

Delta Apparel Inc. reports first-quarter sales and earnings.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Queens

These days, Donatella Versace would rather throw a party than simply attend one.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gucci Gets Down in Ginza

“Of course I’m ready to party. I’d party any time of the day,” exclaimed an upbeat Robert Polet, chief executive officer of Gucci Group.

clock November 6, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Acquisitions Lead Arden to Loss… Guerlain to Appeal Court Ruling… Dior Picks a Pair

Due to restructuring costs related to its two recent acquisitions and increased promotional spending, Elizabeth Arden Inc. posted a net loss of $1.3 million in the first quarter.

clock November 6, 2006Molly Prior

Retail Features

Wang Takes London

Vera Wang is having a honeymoon in London.

clock November 6, 2006Lucie Greene

Retail Features

Diesel’s 55DSL Steers Course for New York

Diesel’s 55DSL brand has taken its time to get to the U.S., but that’s about to change.

clock November 6, 2006Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Coming to America

After 109 years, the legendary luggage maker Globe-Trotter is finally making landfall in the United States.

clock November 6, 2006Shoshanna Fischhoff

Fashion Features

Invista: Blending Technology With Trends

Innovation and technology can help fashion satisfy a variety of lifestyle needs.

clock November 6, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Jackson Joins Bare Necessities… Nesbit Gets Hugged

Jessica Jackson has been named to the new post of vice president of e-commerce business at Avenel, N.J.-based Bare Necessities.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Samantha Thavasa, the Brand, Hits N.Y.

In Japan, Samantha Thavasa appears in fashion magazines and keeps company with a glittery crowd.

clock November 6, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Silmo Takes a Look Back

Manufacturers at Silmo, the eyewear trade show here, glanced into the past to uncover vintage styles for summer collections.

clock November 6, 2006Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Beverly Hills Jeweler Broadens Reach

With his sparkly creations already a staple of the Hollywood red carpet, Martin Katz is pushing for wider commercial success.

clock November 6, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

M+M More Than A Cameo Appearance

After seven generations in the jewelry business, M+M Scognamiglio is bringing its cameos to Manhattan.

clock November 6, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Gluck-Frankel Adding New Objects

Ady Gluck-Frankel is taking another step toward building on what’s necessary.

clock November 6, 2006Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Honora Heads to 57th Street for First Store

Honora wants to become the destination for pearls.

clock November 6, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Retail Features

Charriol Opens Third Boutique, Vegas on Tap

Placing its first U.S. store in a laid-back California locale worked out so well for Charriol that the Swiss fine jewelry and watch brand decided to do it again.

clock November 6, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Eskapa Finds Diamond in the Rough

Laurence Graff, the founder and chairman of Graff, generated excitement in the jewelry world after his $12.4 million purchase in October of the 15th largest rough diamond ever found.

clock November 6, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: Hue Tube… Reaching A New Peak… Desperately Seeking Handbags…

Hue has stepped up its online presence.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Industry Job Report Mixed

Textile and apparel manufacturers and department stores cut jobs last month, although accessories retailers were hiring.

clock November 6, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Two Faces of Betsey… Exhibitionist… Painted Ladies

Betsey Johnson is not afraid to admit that she sometimes may display what she describes as “schizophrenic behavior.”

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Doneger Group at 60: Adapting is Key

It’s an odd time for Abbey Doneger, president of The Doneger Group, to discuss acquisitions.


clock November 6, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

A Day in the Market with Roseanne

Roseanne Cumella, senior vice president of merchandising at Doneger Group, has her eyes on what’s selling at the Donna Morgan showroom in Manhattan.

clock November 6, 2006David Moin

Memo Pad: Take Two… Grand Dame

Donatella Versace certainly worked hard while she was in New York last week.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Just Desserts: The Art of a Celebrity Biographer

Fourteen months ago, when word broke that Jerry Oppenheimer was setting out to do a biography of the Hilton clan, an item appeared in the New York Post’s Page Six:

clock November 6, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Financial

Midterm Elections: Following the Money

Fashion and retail industry companies and executives poured thousands of dollars into key races before the midterm elections.

clock November 6, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

Legal Briefs

Oakley Inc. filed a lawsuit on Oct. 25 against Griffin Technology, a Nashville-based manufacturer of iPod accessories, for alleged trademark infringement on its “Thump” line of music-player sunglasses and accessories.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Home Deals & In Development

The country’s largest mall owners are focused on growth.

clock November 6, 2006Amy S. Choi

Retail Features

Retailers Diversify Sourcing Base

When it comes to the global procurement of products, the world is getting much smaller.

clock November 6, 2006WWD Staff

Media Features

HR: Rising Stars in a Talent-Starved Industry

An industry bereft of talent? Not quite, though that is certainly the popular perception.

clock November 6, 2006David Moin

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