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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

New Chapter at L&T: Hoffman Replaces Elfers In Revamp of Exec Ranks

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Overview

On Friday, Lord & Taylor divulged that Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer, is leaving and will be replaced by Brendan L. Hoffman, president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Direct. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Investors Decry Dillard’s Share Plan

Execs asked to sell Class B stocks back to firm.

clock September 26, 2008Evan Clark

People

Yves Saint Laurent Artworks Could Net $440 Million

Christie’s unveils details of February auction of 700 works owned by the late couturier and Pierre Berg&#233.

clock September 26, 2008Ellen Groves

Dolce’s Half-Century Hurrah

Domenico Dolce’s 50th birthday party Thursday night was never intended to be an subdued affair.

clock September 26, 2008WWD Staff

Parties

Suzy Menkes Fetes 20 Years at the International Herald Tribune

?I’m not Valentino and I’m not retiring,? Suzy Menkes told a who’s who of the fashion world.

clock September 28, 2008Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves and Natasha Montrose

People

Andrew Hall Named CEO of Stage

Andrew Hall is set to replace Jim Scarborough, who is retiring but will remain a chairman of Houston-based Stage Stores Inc.

clock September 29, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Juniors

Parents and Kids Cuckoo for Coco Bonbons

Coco Kyriopoulos worked in an investment banking firm before launching children’s wear line Coco Bonbons.

clock September 29, 2008Cecily Hall

Specialty Stores

Jacadi Opens a New York Flagship

Paris-based children?s wear firm Jacadi opened its 27th U.S. store, just in time for back-to-school shopping, on Madison Avenue.

clock September 29, 2008Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Plaza Partners With CFDA Program to Target Breast Cancer

Plaza Retail Collection and Fashion Targets Breast Cancer host shopping event.

clock September 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Burberry to Open Children’s Stores in U.S.

Luxury retailer Burberry chooses The Weschester mall and the Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto, Calif. as first two children’s sites.

clock September 29, 2008Julee Kaplan

Memo Pad

Wall Street Crisis Book Deals, Already… A Jingle for Men’s Vogue…

The Wall Street crisis makes for good copy, both in newspapers and relatively soon, it appears, in hardback.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Tighter Credit Clamps Down on Fashion

Wall Street crisis affects financing, slows retail store openings and causes concern for the holiday season.

clock September 29, 2008Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona

Financial

Southeast Retailers Cope With Gas Shortages After Hurricane Ike

John Heavener, president of the Georgia Retail Association, predicted that sales at department and specialty stores could suffer steep drops.

clock September 29, 2008Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman

Fragrance

Azzaro Scent Conjures the Smell of Couture

Company tailors its latest fragrance, Azzaro Couture, to complement its fashion line.

clock September 29, 2008Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Symrise Acquires Two Fragrance Suppliers

Symrise acquires two U.S. fragrance suppliers.

clock September 29, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Fashion Features

Invista Reveals New Technology at Mode City Fair

Key features are banded hems, seams and bands with stretch and recovery.

clock September 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Jezebel Launches Sleepwear

Bra brand Jezebel expands into sleepwear sector.

clock September 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Footwear

Scarpe Diem

Italians love their shoes and bags, and designers like Giuseppe Zanotti and Roberta Di Camerino showed highly appealing versions of both in Milan.

clock September 29, 2008Roxanne Robinson

Department Stores

Milan Season: Buyers Say Right for the Times

Italian designers spooned out the right fashion medicine for turbulent economic times: colorful and upbeat collections loaded with great accessories.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Jacket Jockeys… Sofia Coppola Goes Commercial… Julia Frakes’ Paris Pop-Up…

Filmmaker and writer Sofia Coppola confirmed she has directed the latest advert for Parfums Christian Dior?s Miss Dior Ch?rie fragrance.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Department Stores

New Chapter at L&T: Hoffman Replaces Elfers in Revamp of Exec Ranks

A shake-up at Lord & Taylor has hit the top ranks and could spread further.

clock September 29, 2008David Moin

Fashion

Fashion Playlist

The Milan shows broke the musical mold, bypassing the techno soundtracks and blasts of the hit-of-the-season that are typically played on many runways.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Arcandor Shares Fall Friday

Karstadt owner struggles with downturn.

clock September 29, 2008Melissa Drier

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 12hLorelei Marfil

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