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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 10hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 5hMaghan 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 5hWWD Staff

L&T’s Aggressive Plans: Eyes Growth in Home And Expansion Abroad

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Overview

Lord & Taylor is joining the growing ranks of U.S. retailers looking to international expansion even as it seeks to beef up existing stores with better merchandising and renovations.

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Fashion Features

Better Floors See Exits, Face Challenges

It’s survival of the fittest in the better department, which has seen the exit of Nautica, O Oscar and Sigrid Olsen so far this year.

clock April 30, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

L&T’s Aggressive Plans: Eyes Growth in Home And Expansion Abroad

Lord & Taylor is joining the growing ranks of U.S. retailers looking to international expansion even as it seeks to beef up existing stores with better merchandising and renovations.

clock April 30, 2008David Moin and Whitney Beckett

Memo Pad

Honorable Mentions… Green, But Not Totally…

Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger gives Rupert Murdoch props for accomplishing his dream of becoming “the world’s most influential newspaper publisher,” …

clock April 30, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

True Religion Net Leaps

Premium denim maker True Religion Apparel Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings more than doubled…

clock April 30, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Parsons Benefit Raises $2M Amid Fun and Flirtation

Spring may have taken a hiatus on Monday, but a handful of designers at the Parsons Benefit and Fashion Show seemed to be in playful spirits nonetheless.

clock April 30, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Russian Sale… Fashion Renovation… Flower Power…

Versace’s lakeside villa in Italy has been sold to a Russian multimillionaire.

clock April 30, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nike Shows Off Fall-Holiday Styles

Nike unveiled its fall-holiday 2008 performance and lifestyle collections during a three-day Women’s Training Summit here, featuring tennis champion Serena Williams and Olympic gold medal softball player Jessica Mendoza.

clock April 30, 2008Marcy Medina

Financial

Under Armour Earnings Slide

Under Armour Inc. on Tuesday reported a 71.1 percent plunge in first-quarter earnings, beating Wall Street’s expectations, but shares fell 10.3 percent.

clock April 30, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Consumers Remain Downbeat as Confidence Falls

Consumers aren’t just lacking in confidence, they seem to be tapped out.

clock April 30, 2008Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Avon Posts 23.1% Profit Gain

Avon Products Inc. experienced a strong first-quarter performance in Latin America, which offset a sales decline in North America …

clock April 30, 2008WWD Staff

Legal

Juicy Couture Sues VS Over Pink

There’s More Litigation Involving Pink.

clock April 30, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Burberry Opens In Azerbaijan… Hermes’ New Foundation…

Burberry is looking east. The London-based fashion and luxury goods firm opened its first store in Azerbaijan Friday, in Baku, the country’s capital.

clock April 30, 2008WWD Staff

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