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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 17hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 12hMaghan 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 12hWWD Staff

Betsey in a Cartwheel: Johnson Sells Majority To Castanea Equity Firm

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Overview

Despite turmoil in the credit and stock markets, private equity deals continue to flourish in the fashion world and the latest involves Betsey Johnson.

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Fashion Features

Original Sin: Getting Baked… Chill Out… Eastern Pleasures…

Las Vegas never fails to offer visitors something new.

clock August 23, 2007Chloe Popescu

Fashion Features

An Ongoing Project

The trade show tweaks its winning formula with new sponsors and some internal shifts.

clock August 23, 2007Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Looking to Buy

Whether they come to walk the aisles or write orders, retailers said Project brims with desirable brands.

clock August 23, 2007Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

First on the Floor

A flock of contemporary newcomers stands ready to punch up a show formerly known only for denim.

clock August 23, 2007Laura Klepacki

Fashion Features

Sin City and Beyond for Sixty Group

Sixty Group, the Italian fashion company behind the Miss Sixty, Energie and Killah brands, is hitting the Las Vegas Strip next week to launch a store with a fresh retail concept.

clock August 23, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Tyte Embraces In-house Strategy

After 10 years in business, junior denim brand Tyte is restructuring.

clock August 23, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

High Rollers

The top 10 casinos nationwide ranked by overall luxury customer experience.

clock August 23, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tandy Widens Loss…

As Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. widened its fourth-quarter loss, the company said in its quarterly report that it hired investment banking firm Financo Inc.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Williams Serves Up Apparel for Steve & Barry’s

Since bursting onto the tennis scene a decade ago, Venus Williams has been a style and athletic trailblazer.

clock August 23, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Mulberry Taps Grand

Katie Grand has been named as creative director of Mulberry, replacing Stuart Vevers, who is leaving to join Loewe.

clock August 23, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Claiborne Shutters Sigrid Olsen Wholesale Apparel

Sigrid Olsen is exiting the wholesome apparel business.

clock August 23, 2007Whitney Beckett

People

Now Voyager

We all know the type: travelers who head to India with exotic visions of yoga, meditation and nirvana dancing in their heads.

clock August 23, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Kitchen Confidential

There are dinner party disasters and then there are dinner party disasters.

clock August 23, 2007Emily Holt

Fashion Features

Imitation Takes a Modern Turn

When retailers started asking Imitation of Christ’s Tara Subkoff to come up with a diffusion line, she knew she couldn’t do it on her own.

clock August 23, 2007Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

A Walk on the Wild Side

When she opened Wild Child in 2005, Dana Klein lacked retail experience but had a clear philosophy about childhood.

clock August 23, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Betsey in a Cartwheel: Johnson Sells Majority To Castanea Equity Firm

Despite turmoil in the credit and stock markets, private equity deals continue to flourish in the fashion world and the latest involves Betsey Johnson.

clock August 23, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Land of Misfits… Hot Shot… Alphabet Soup…

U.S. Open top-seed Justine Henin tends to play it safe with her tennis whites, but count on Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters to spin some heads with their center court attire come next week.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Poor Showing From Specialty Retailers

Specialty apparel retailers such as Tween Brands, Talbots and Charming Shoppes reported dismal second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, hurt by decreased store traffic and weak demand for spring and summer merchandise.

clock August 23, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Brand Powers PVH in Quarter

Second-quarter income soared at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., beating its own guidance through the strength of the Calvin Klein brand.

clock August 23, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Danskin Creates Heritage Collection of Luxe Bestsellers

Commemorating Danskin’s 125th anniversary, Iconix Brand Group will unveil a collection next week of 10 limited edition styles, redone in luxurious fabrics.

clock August 23, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Reebok Fine-tunes Strategy and Focus

Reebok will focus on running and women as new parent company Adidas-Salomon AG seeks to establish a clear strategic vision for the sports brand.

clock August 23, 2007Katherine Bowers and Whitney Beckett

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Roja Dove’s Three-Pronged Offer… Anthony Sport Expands…

Roja Dove has let his olfactive imagination take flight.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Madewell Opening Two-Level SoHo Unit

J. Crew’s Madewell has landed its first Manhattan location in SoHo.

clock August 23, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Bottega’s Rodeo Update

Bottega Veneta unveiled its renovated and expanded boutique on North Rodeo Drive here this month, featuring a floor-to-ceiling redesign by the house’s creative director, Tomas Maier.

clock August 23, 2007Marcy Medina

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Paris Sans Wintour… Print to Web… Martha Space…

There will be an extra front-row seat at the Paris collections in October: Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour plans to skip the City of Light.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Limited Earnings Double

Limited Brands Inc. on Wednesday reported net income in the second quarter ended Aug. 4 more than doubled to $264.3 million on a 6.9 percent increase in sales to $2.62 billion.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

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