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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 23hMaghan 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 23hWWD Staff

Getting in the Mood: Financial Players See Saks Warming to Offers

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Saks Inc. could be getting ready to entertain suitors. Sources indicated that the luxury retailer is opening the door to the possibility of a sale and may even have at least two interested buyers.

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Financial

Getting in the Mood: Financial Players See Saks Warming to Offers

Saks Inc. could be getting ready to entertain suitors. Sources indicated that the luxury retailer is opening the door to the possibility of a sale and may even have at least two interested buyers.

clock October 15, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

La Rinascente Making Food Fashionable

There’s a new, tasty reason to visit Milan’s main department store, La Rinascente.

clock October 15, 2007Luisa Zargani

Financial

Jail Time for Counterfeiter

A counterfeiter responsible for the distribution of $7 million in fake apparel was sentenced to almost five years in prison on Friday.

clock October 15, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Warm Weather Hurts September Sales

September sales at apparel and accessories stores fell a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent compared with August, as department stores registered a 0.5 percent drop.

clock October 15, 2007Evan Clark

Retail Features

American Eagle Tackles Tailgating

Barbecues, drinking games – and, courtesy of American Eagle, a chance to design a custom Tailgate Tee.

clock October 15, 2007Valerie Seckler

Retail Features

In Brief: Seconds for Seven… Fred Perry Taps U.S. Manager

Premium denim giant Seven For All Mankind has found a home for its second freestanding store.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ranger Wears Calvin

That New York Ranger Sean Avery has a “huge thing” for female singer-songwriters is just the beginning.

clock October 15, 2007Emily Holt

Fashion Features

Juicy Jumps Onto Rodeo Drive

Juicy Couture opened its first flagship here Friday on North Rodeo Drive, and co-founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor intend to infuse the legendary shopping street with a shot of youth and fun.

clock October 15, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: New Girl at Topshop?… Scent of Custo… Art & Commerce…

As if the celebrity clothing arena weren’t crowded enough, rumors in London are afoot that Brit model Agyness Deyn is set to design a line for Topshop.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Myla’s Global Strategy

Daniel Gestetner is an entrepreneur who has worked in diverse fields: beauty, pastries, e-commerce and now, lingerie.

clock October 15, 2007Karyn Monget

Financial

Playboy Hops Into London

Models in vintage Playboy bunny outfits, Playboy-branded flutes of Champagne and plasma screens showing behind-the-scenes footage of Playboy photo shoots were all in the mix at the opening of the brand’s London store.

clock October 15, 2007Nina Jones

Financial

Russell-Newman, St. Eve Join Forces

St. Eve International Inc. has merged into Russell-Newman Inc., bringing together two of the industry’s longtime specialists.

clock October 15, 2007Karyn Monget

Retail Features

Cartier Opens First South African Store

Cartier will open its first South African boutique this month in this city’s Sandton City Mall. The date is being kept under wraps…

clock October 15, 2007Bambina Wise

Retail Features

Vibrant Accessories Rule Premiere Classe

Color was a priority among retailers at Premiere Classe here, along with costume jewelry in myriad styles. Graphic forms were among popular new directions for bags.

clock October 15, 2007Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Mipel Show: Outlook Bright for Spring

The spring-summer edition of Mipel featured trends that ran from large, soft deconstructed looks in bright, fluorescent colors harking back to the Eighties to tiny clutches with silver or gold streaks.

clock October 15, 2007Luisa Zargani

Financial

Chopard Rides High-Jewelry Wave Onto Madison Ave.

Riding the red carpet and rising demand, Chopard is staking much of its growth on one-of-a-kind jewelry that sells for millions of dollars.

clock October 15, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty Industry Responds To Lipstick Lead Charges… Bulgari Parfums’ Latest Scent

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on Thursday issued a report stating that top lipstick brands — including L’Oreal, Cover Girl and Dior — contain lead, according to lab tests.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Flat in Sept.

Wholesale prices of U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel were flat in September compared with August, but were up 0.9 percent against a year earlier.

clock October 15, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Armani Donates to Sydney Theatre Company

Giorgio Armani is providing financial support to the Australian theater company to be led by Cate Blanchett.

clock October 15, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Wall Street Takes Wait-and-See Approach to Retail Changes

From Wall Street’s perch, major overhauls at apparel retailers and vendors have been overshadowed amid the subprime market collapse and sagging consumer…

clock October 15, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Teen Spending on Apparel Down

Teens are spending less on fashion apparel, but the category still makes up a large percentage of their budgets, according to a survey conducted by Piper Jaffray & Co.

clock October 15, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Sale Talk Lifts Children’s Place Stock

Stock prices for The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. rose on Friday following speculation that the company will be sold.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Oxford Sees 1st-Qtr. Profit Decline 56.4%

Oxford Industries Inc. squeezed out a first-quarter profit for the period ended Aug. 31, despite a 16.2 percent decline in sales.

clock October 15, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Companies Face Debt, Equity Financing Debacle

In the current economic environment, where the credit markets are still shaking from the subprime mess, companies exploring their options may soon have a more difficult time choosing between debt or equity financing.

clock October 15, 2007Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Grinning and Bearing It… Remember When… Departure From the Norm…

Tous, the 87-year-old Spanish jewelry firm whose signature is a teddy bear, has tapped Kylie Minogue to appear in its global advertising campaign.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Brand Distinction

Polo’s marketing and branding efforts, spearheaded by David Lauren, pay off.

clock October 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

My Favorite Year

Ralph Lauren describes 2007 as “like a dream.”

clock October 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Join the Club

Like many contemporary brands, Club Monaco is embracing two of the industry’s most popular buzzwords today: luxury and lifestyle.

clock October 15, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Child’s Play

Parents dressing children in their favorite designers has created a generation of uber fashion-savvy tykes who can tell a cashmere blend from 100 percent cashmere and spot the difference between real and fake fur a mile away.

clock October 15, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Standing Out From the Scrum: Rugby Touches Down

Rugby is ready for a rollout. The younger-skewed and lower-priced retail division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. currently operates 10 stores in the U.S., but company executives have major plans for expansion both here and abroad.

clock October 15, 2007Jean E. Palmieri and Lisa Lockwood

A Time for Every Season

In 1967, New York tie designer Beau Brummel gives rookie style-maker Ralph Lauren, then 28, a shot at his own necktie line, which Lauren names after the toniest of sports, polo.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Picture It

Containing a 40-year career to a book is not for the faint-hearted, but apparently Ralph Lauren attacked the project with gusto.

clock October 15, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Ralph and Roger, On the Record

Ralph Lauren and Roger Farah have forged one of the strongest partnerships in the fashion business.

clock October 15, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Follow the Money

When it comes to the investment community, Ralph Lauren knows the importance of longevity.

clock October 15, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Polo at 40 – The Vision Thing

Designer, marketing pioneer, dream-weaver: Ralph Lauren has seen the big picture from Day One. By getting inside his customers’ heads, tapping into their ideals and aspirations, he has created a $4.3 billion global empire that’s as much about reaching…

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Man’s World

Men’s wear is the power plant that drives the business.

clock October 15, 2007Jean Scheidnes

Living the Life

Ralph Lauren’s lifestyle epitomizes his brand.

clock October 15, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Fashion Features

The Female Factor

Ralph Lauren’s women’s business is on course to one day rival his men’s. When Ralph Lauren celebrated his 40th anniversary with a show in Central Park in September, he chose to stage his milestone moment without a single men’s wear look on the runway.

clock October 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Media Features

The Give Initiative

Providing the tools to make a difference. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

clock October 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Inventing a Lifestyle Brand

Explaining the art of dream-weaving. Think of the Ralph Lauren lifestyle, and images of the good life come to mind.

clock October 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Amy Wicks

Retail Features

A Customized Approach

Getting into customers’ minds drives them into the stores.

clock October 15, 2007David Moin

Beauty Features

Scent of Success

A stable of consistent performers. Despite a rash of new fragrance launches in recent years, the Ralph Lauren Fragrance franchise has maintained a strong presence in the market’s top department store rankings…

clock October 15, 2007Michelle Edgar

Financial

License to Thrive: Managing the Brand Extension… A Timely Alliance…

A licensing deal with Polo Ralph Lauren can be golden for a manufacturer, as illustrated by the company’s thriving sunglasses and fragrance businesses. But, as the megabrand grows, such deals have become more elusive because the company is bringing…

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

People

Flatwear

Waifish off-kilter girls such as Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst have long enjoyed dressing down glam looks with sweet, practical flats.

clock October 15, 2007WWD Staff

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