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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 15hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 10hMaghan 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 10hWWD Staff

The Plan for Barneys: New Dubai Owner Sees No Big Changes Ahead

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Overview

As Barneys New York moves closer to another chapter in its storied history, its new overseas owner, Istithmar, say growth will come first in the U.S. market

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Fashion Features

Miss Sixty To Launch Watch Line

The Italian fashion brand will launch watches in partnership with the Morellato Group, the same distributor for Miss Sixty jewelry.

clock June 26, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Cole Haan Latest Entrant Into Eyewear

Cole Haan is adding eyewear to its American lifestyle wardrobe.

clock June 26, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Hide and Seek

“Rarity is important,” says French pop icon Francoise Hardy, now in her 60s and indeed living her life by that decree.

clock June 26, 2007Chantal Goupil

People

Game On

With the advent of summer, Brits have been in a sporty spirit, lobbing themselves from fete to fete all across town.

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Net Gains

Tennis phenom Nicole Vaidisova aims for Centre Court at Wimbledon this week, heading into the prestigious 130-year-old tournament as the youngest player ranked in the top 10.

clock June 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Textile Forum Reveals Trade Tensions

“Technological textiles are seen as a panacea for all of our woes, but in fact they have limitations.”

clock June 26, 2007Lisa Movius

Financial

Global Economy Continues Surge

Robust economic expansion in China and India, growing U.S. import demand and a recovery in Japan and Europe are fueling a strong global economy, according to a report by the Bank for International Settlements.

clock June 26, 2007John Zarocostas

Financial

Swatches: Zippers Get Green… Wool Missing Message… Levi’s Goes With Glory…

Ideal Fastener Corp., the world’s second-largest zipper manufacturer, is partnering with Unifi Inc. in offering manufacturers “sustainable zippers.”

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

An Off-the-Floor Guide to Pitti Filati

Beyond Fortezza da Basso’s doors, Italy’s atmospheric Renaissance city basks in the summer sun.

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Macy’s Stock Slips After Buyout Talk

Shares of Macy’s Inc. retreated 2.2 percent Monday to close at $40.54 after spiking up 7 percent on buyout rumors Friday.

clock June 26, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Analyst Says Sale of Limited Stores Close

Limited Brands Inc.’s stock repurchase plan could signal a sale of the Limited brand is close, an equity analyst said in a research note Monday.

clock June 26, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

In Brief: Working Assistance Bill

Sens. Elizabeth Dole (R., N.C.) and Maria Cantwell (D., Wash.) have introduced a bill that would amend the Trade Adjustment Assistance program to provide automatic eligibility for textile and apparel workers who lose their jobs when their companies…

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Integrating Art Into the Storefront

Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s are chasing contemporary art almost as vigorously as fashion exclusives.

clock June 26, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Strengthening Design’s Link to the Bottom Line

Business executives’ interest in design may start and end with the color green – as in the amount of money coming through the door – but designers can bolster a company’s profitability just by sharing their ideology with The Powers That Be in the…

clock June 26, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Mills Cautious Heading Into Pitti Filati

Italian spinners are bracing for a volatile market in the second half of the year.

clock June 26, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Italian Mills Go For Delicate Touch

Sober, superfine and sophisticated: These are the key words used by Italian yarn manufacturers to describe the trends that will be on display at Pitti Filati next week.

clock June 26, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Financial

Outcome Favors Rosen in Tahari Lawsuit

Nine months after Elie Tahari filed a lawsuit against Andrew Rosen, his former business partner in Theory, the case has been decided overwhelmingly in Rosen’s favor.

clock June 26, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Sabo to Fragments as CEO, President

Marla Sabo has joined Fragments Inc., the SoHo-based fashion and fine jewelry firm, as president and chief executive officer.

clock June 26, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Vivienne Westwood Ready to Let It Rock

She may not be a fan of pop music, but Vivienne Westwood thinks the time is right to Let It Rock.

clock June 26, 2007Brid Costello

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: No No Notorious… Givenchy A-OK… Party All The Time…

“I have never seen a sailing race before,” admitted Naomi Campbell before tearing up the dance floor during a set by Duran Duran lead vocalist Simon Le Bonv

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Rail, Road Investment Lags Growing Trade Volume

Expanding global trade has spurred soaring container traffic at U.S. ports, but investments in road and rail infrastructure aren’t keeping pace. It’s an imbalance that the freight industry is warning will result in higher costs.

clock June 26, 2007Ross Tucker

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Look No More… Fickle Teens… Friendly Competitors

Youth isn’t always everything. In Style has decided to scrap its younger spin-off Your Look, a quarterly fashion and beauty title geared toward 16- to 20-year-old readers.

clock June 26, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

New Barneys Owner Sees No Big Changes Ahead

As Barneys New York moves closer to another chapter in its storied history, its new overseas owner, Istithmar, says growth will come first in the U.S. market.

clock June 26, 2007Vicki M. Young

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