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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 8hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 3hMaghan 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 3hWWD Staff

Wal-Mart Gets Gnarly, Signs Exclusive Deal For Ocean Pacific OP

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Overview

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may have just hopped a wave in the fashion race.

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Fashion Features

Bay Area Showcases Fresh Fashion Talent

The fourth annual San Francisco Fashion Week focused on emerging Bay Area designers and their spring-summer 2008 collections.

clock August 29, 2007Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Ron Herman Rolls Dice in Vegas

Ron Herman is betting on Las Vegas for his first retail location outside Southern California.

clock August 29, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Players’ U.S. Open Outfits Court Following

Bryant Park isn’t New York’s only fashion venue this September.

clock August 29, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Burberry Files Suit Against Iconix

Burberry Ltd. fired the first shots of a potential trenchcoat war in federal court against Iconix Brand Group.

clock August 29, 2007Liza Casabona

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Sells Zirh Men’s Brand…

Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co. Ltd. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Zirh men’s skin care brand.

clock August 29, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Financial

Markdowns Drag Dillard’s to Loss

Burdened by a steep gross margin decline, Dillard’s Inc. swung to a loss in the second quarter on softer sales.

clock August 29, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Ex-Wal-Mart Exec Ruling… Adidas’ Soccer Deal…

Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vice chairman Tom Coughlin, who pleaded guilty to stealing from the retailer in 2006, got a too-lenient sentence of house arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

clock August 29, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Wal-Mart Gets Gnarly, Signs Exclusive Deal For Ocean Pacific Op

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may have just hopped a wave in the fashion race.

clock August 29, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Stocks Dive on Housing, Consumer News

The financial markets and retail stocks nosedived Tuesday after reports of sagging consumer confidence, falling home prices and the release of minutes from the most recent Fed meeting.

The notes suggested that the Fed would not soon take…

clock August 29, 2007Jeanine Poggi and Erica Owen

Fashion Features

Hilfiger Offers Look At ‘Iconic America’

Tommy Hilfiger is feting his fifth book — “Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride Through Eye-Popping Panorama of American Pop Culture,” cowritten by George Lois — during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 29, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Rocket Man… In and Out…

Will Elton John play his hits in the key of D, as in Dior?

clock August 29, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: What the Elle?… Another Warning… Name Change…

With news of Owen Wilson’s attempted suicide blaring across gossip columns and Web sites since Monday, one outlet that won’t be running a story of his troubles is Elle.

clock August 29, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nouveau Niche: John Saldivar… Pencey… JF & Son…

The latest crop of fashion newcomers seems drawn to one particular style: soft femininity. Yet the looks are far from uniform, from JF & Son’s dappled mini to John Saldivar’s fit-for-a-princess puff.

clock August 29, 2007WWD Staff

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