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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 7hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 2hMaghan 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 2hWWD Staff

Things Finally Clicked: Cyber Monday Results Send Retail Shares Up

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Overview

The Web worked its wonders on retail shares. Shares soared on news that Cyber Monday sales were much higher than anticipated, rising 15 percent over the previous year to $846 million, according to comScore Inc.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Unveils Plans for Tokyo Flagship

Peter Marino-designed Zegna store set to open in March in Tokyo.

clock December 3, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

Campari’s Toast to Alba

Actress Jessica Alba turned up the heat in Milan Tuesday night at the launch of the 2009 Campari Calendar, shot by Mario Testino.

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

B. Moss Clothing Files for Bankruptcy

Retailer B. Moss, which operates 70 stores in 19 states, will begin going-out-business sales Friday.

clock December 3, 2008Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Clicks Up: Cyber Monday Sales Rise 15 Percent

Online purchases increase to $846 million.

clock December 3, 2008Cate T. Corcoran and Evan Clark

Juniors

Obama Girls Influence Style

Children’s apparel industry looking for boost.

clock December 4, 2008Julee Kaplan

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Contemporary Takes Cautious Approach to 2009

Firms tighten inventories, lower prices and focus on quality and value.

clock December 4, 2008Julee Kaplan

Denim

Recycling Jeans: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Trend creates a trove of vintage jeans for resale.

clock December 4, 2008Ellen Groves

Denim

Denim Resilient But Pressure Grows on Premium

As economic conditions worsen, consumer price sensitivity rises.

clock December 4, 2008Ross Tucker

Department Stores

WWD List: Recession Destinations

The top apparel retailers where women feel they get the best bang for their buck.

clock December 4, 2008Cecily Hall

Department Stores

Belk’s 3Q Loss Grows

Belk’s, the largest privately held U.S. department store, hit by lower net and same-store sales in quarter.

clock December 4, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Parties

Fashion Delivers Gala Raises $1.3 Million

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lauds donations by Fashion Delivers and its sister charity, Kids in Distressed Situations.

clock December 4, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Richardson Named Commerce Secretary

Will play a key role in trade.

clock December 4, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Fashion

The Obamas Name First African American Social Secretary

Desiree Rogers gets ready to party.

clock December 4, 2008Susan Watters

Financial

Beige Book Projects Weak Holiday

Cities across the U.S. reported a bleak outlook for the upcoming holiday season, driven by significant weakening of sales and consumer spending levels.

clock December 4, 2008Liza Casabona

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock December 4, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Holt Renfrew Names Hopkins Senior V.P. and GMM

Executive Lewis Hopkins spent 15 years at Neiman Marcus.

clock December 4, 2008David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Blk Brd LLC Scores Modern Amusement License

Mossimo Giannulli’s contemporary sportswear brand, Modern Amusement, has signed a license agreement for apparel and accessories categories with Blk Brd LLC.

clock December 4, 2008David Lipke

Financial

Aeropostale Logs Net Gain for Third Quarter

Aeropostale Inc. reported an 18.4 percent jump in third-quarter net income, although same-store sales fell in November.

clock December 4, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Legal

Wal-Mart Sued by Family of Trampled Worker

Action alleges lack of preparedness and injurious marketing techniques.

clock December 4, 2008Matthew Lynch

Digital

Mall Operator, Chains Debunk Internet Hoax on Gift Cards

Merchants seek to reassure shoppers that cards will be honored.

clock December 4, 2008Katherine Bowers

Fragrance

Azzaro’s New Scent Duo

Parfums Azzaro is hoping to appeal to young adults with a double take on fragrance.

clock December 4, 2008Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Firms Register Chemicals Under REACH

More than 2.2 million companies that manufacture chemicals in or import chemicals to Europe preregistered the substances under a landmark chemicals law.

clock December 4, 2008Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Helmet Chic… Gucci’s Chiffon Stunner… Tina Knowles’ Song Night

Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto are motoring on since their departure from Cacharel…

clock December 4, 2008WWD Staff

People

John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Doubt’ a Sure Thing

For a man who penned an unsettling play called “Doubt,” John Patrick Shanley is oddly reassuring.

clock December 4, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

Miami Heat: Art Basel Draws Naomi Campbell and Takashi Murakami

Miami wasn’t sizzling Tuesday night, with temperatures in the 50s, but that didn’t stop the crowds from celebrating the opening of the Art Basel Miami Beach.

clock December 4, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Madonna and Marc Jacobs… MSLO Exit…

“I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” said Marc Jacobs.

clock December 4, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

HSBC Bullish on LVMH

The Louis Vuitton brand should show “superior resilience” during the current economic downturn.

clock December 4, 2008Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

N.Y. Fashion Week Dates Shift

CFDA encourages designers to consider group showings, with two or three who share the same market teaming up in one venue.

clock December 4, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 2hLorelei Marfil

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