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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 18hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 13hMaghan 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 13hWWD Staff

A Makeover for L&T: NRDC Hires Agencies To Relaunch Retailer

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Overview

Lord & Taylor is getting a facelift. After decades of being starved for capital and appearing antiquated, the company has hired a string of high-profile creative agencies and store designers to develop a new fall-holiday branding campaign.

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Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Times and locations are accurate as of press time. Attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What’s New

Here are a few names worth watching on the British fashion scene.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Tale of Two Cities

London’s fashion community is learning to walk the line between commerce and creativity.

clock February 6, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

The Big Walk

A few fresh faces on the British catwalks.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Scene

Things to do and see while in London: The Life Aquatic … Fashion on the Mount … Costume Drama …

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Upscale Look at Paris Trade Shows

European sportswear is having a luxury makeover.

clock February 6, 2007Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Strong Sales Lift Henkel In 4th Quarter and Year

Henkel’s cosmetics and toiletries division had a strong fourth quarter in 2006; earnings before interest and taxes rose 12 percent, to 101 million euros, or $130.2 million at average exchange.

clock February 6, 2007Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Somerville Sets QVC Debut

In her daily routine, skin care marketer Kate Somerville’s job is to suppress breakouts.

clock February 6, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Pout Gets Equity Infusion

Pout Ltd., the five-year-old London-based indie cosmetics brand, has been recapitalized by Catterton Partners of Greenwich, Conn., a private equity firm that also is a partner in Frédéric Fekkai & Co. LLC and Niadyne Inc.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: CEW Awards Back in Britain

The second annual Cosmetic Executive Women (U.K.) Beauty Awards, which will be held April 26, is to include mass market beauty and hair care categories for the first time.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Bush Budget Impacts Industry Programs

The $2.9 trillion federal budget proposal President Bush sent to Congress Monday, highlighting permanent tax cuts and spending for the war in Iraq, called for increases and trims in funding for key industry programs involving trade, labor, and port…

clock February 6, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Financial

Simon Property Group Jumps Into Mix With Bid for Mills Corp.

Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the U.S., is challenging the $7.5 billion sale of the Mills Corp. to Brookfield Asset Management with a bid of its own.

clock February 6, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Legal Briefs

V.E.W. and VWK Licensing are seeking a declaratory judgment that the Vera Wang brands set to be sold exclusively at Kohl’s do not infringe on another trademark.

clock February 6, 2007Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Unica Exhibitors Banking on Innovation and Quality

Italian textile mills are focusing on producing higher-quality products and ramping up efforts to put a new spin on popular jersey and viscose fabrics as they head into next week’s Milano Unica trade show.

clock February 6, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Pitti Filati Vendors See Snags From Weak Dollar, Rising Costs

Despite the recovery of the Italian yarn industry last year, many mills exhibiting at last week’s Pitti Filati trade show expressed concerns about tough comparisons for 2007.

clock February 6, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Retail Features

Tween Hits Roadblock In Canada Growth Plan

Tween Brands Inc. faces a challenge in its desire to expand into Canada.

clock February 6, 2007Brian Dunn

Retail Features

Shiseido Products Enter RFID Era

Two Mitsukoshi department stores are testing RFID-tagged makeup, lipsticks and lotions from Shiseido to engage various shopper psyches, from browser to buyer and beyond.

clock February 6, 2007Denise Power

Fashion Features

At CFDA Health Panel, a Model’s Story

Model Natalia Vodianova crystallizes the controversy of fashion’s role in eating disorders.

clock February 6, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: New Diesel Digs… Sears’ Big Charge

Diesel has signed a lease for its first West Coast flagship. The 3,500-square-foot space is located at 8401 Melrose Place in West Hollywood and is scheduled to open in April.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Throwing a Curve Into N.Y. Retail

A decade after opening her popular Curve store in Los Angeles, Nevena Borissova has branched out and launched her second unit in Manhattan.

clock February 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Refinery29 Adds Commerce Area

Refinery29, the popular Web site devoted to reporting about independent retailers and designers, has launched a shopping component.

clock February 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

More Luxe Shops Come to Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley’s campaign to keep Chicago in the style spotlight seems to be working because the city is attracting luxury retailers. Jimmy Choo, Marina Rinaldi and Roslyn are three of the latest.

clock February 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Lord & Taylor Readies for Its Close-up

Lord & Taylor is getting a facelift. After decades of being starved for capital and appearing antiquated, the company has hired a string of high-profile…

clock February 6, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Dennis Basso to Court International Audience in Bryant Park Tents

Dennis Basso’s decision to show in the tents during New York Fashion Week was free from the stomach-wrenching doubts many Bryant Park newcomers face.

clock February 6, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Another Shutout

For the second consecutive season, reporters were not invited to cover Carolina Herrera’s show.

clock February 6, 2007Amy Wicks

What’s Next

Hearst Magazines keeps coming up with ways to partner with advertisers, and this time, the effort has spread across four of its titles, Cosmopolitan, Cosmogirl, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.

clock February 6, 2007Amy Wicks

Workin’ It

Natasha Poly has been chosen as the new face of Nine West and will be featured in the brand’s spring ad campaign.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

In the Hunt

New York magazine is said to be pursuing Rebecca Dana, most recently a television reporter at The New York Observer.

clock February 6, 2007Irin Carmon

Covergirl

Cindy Crawford will be the face of New York & Co. for its summer campaign.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Escape From Madcap

Hold the irony, please. And the pilings of stuff. And the cute-young-ones-only madcap costumery that has so tickled our fancy in recent seasons.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Theme Weavers

Little Edie Beale, St. Moritz nights and Sgt. Pepper were just a few of the inspirations channeled on the recent runways.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Street Chic and Slouchy

It’s not just about the runway this week. Armani Collezioni gave WWD a glimpse of its fall collection, which is being shown to buyers throughout this week.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dress Rehearsal

All dolled up with plenty of places to go. That’s what designers had in mind for their fall girls, delivering lots of swingy, shiny and swirling numbers.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Luxe, Structured and Classic

Richard Lambertson and John Truex of Lambertson Truex presented a fall collection Sunday evening that was remarkably fresh, making it well worth the trek to West 17th Street.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Pied Piper… Show Me The Y-3… Colette, Meet Target…

Actress Piper Perabo enjoyed her paparazzi moment when she took her front-row seat at Oscar de la Renta.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

People

Next of Kin

Diane von Furstenberg’s closest friends stuffed into the banquettes at Indochine to celebrate the designer’s latest collection.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lambertson Truex Aiming High

Never mind accessible luxury – Lambertson Truex is aiming for the somewhat inaccessible.

clock February 6, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Swiss Watch Exports Hit Record Level in 2006

Thanks to demand for luxury products in key markets, the value of Swiss watch exports in 2006 increased 10.9 percent, to a record 13.7 billion Swiss francs, or about $11 billion.

clock February 6, 2007John Zarocostas

People

Cold Shoulder

With frigid temps almost equal to their dress sizes, the socials faced the extra burden of looking chic for a string of ladylike fashion week shows Monday.

clock February 6, 2007WWD Staff

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