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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

Ricci’s Next Designer? Company Said Eyeing Vuitton’s Peter Copping

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Peter Copping is in line to succeed Olivier Theyskens as the next designer at Nina Ricci, according to sources.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Stars Come Out for Chanel

“I was saying, ‘I want that one and that one and that one,’ but I’ve got nothing to wear them to,” Keira Knightley lamented after Chanel’s couture show Tuesday.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Business

Consumer Confidence Dives Again

Level remains at historic low.

clock January 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Business

Target Latest Retailer to Trim Jobs

600 jobs will be eliminated at its headquarters, and distribution center to close later this year.

clock January 27, 2009Sharon Edelson

People

Updike on Updike

John Updike was never one to mince words — whether written or spoken. Here, some quotes he gave to WWD over the years.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Publishing

Former WWD Publisher James Brady Dies

James W. Brady — seasoned newspaperman, former Women’s Wear Daily publisher, Page Six founder, columnist and author — died Tuesday.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Stephanie D. Smith

Intimates and Activewear

Challenges Rise at ASR Show

Quiksilver Inc., Roxy, Hurley skipped the ASR Trade Expo.

clock January 28, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran and Andrew Harmon and Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Intimates and Activewear

Economy Looms Over Agenda Trade Show

Many exhibitors at the Agenda, the smaller cousin of the ASR trade show, were focused on the economic crisis.

clock January 28, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Financial

Safilo Said Seeking Suitors

Safilo’s suitors reportedly include Bain Capital, Apax Partners and CVC Capital Partners.

clock January 28, 2009Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Fair Pay Bill Passes Congress

Measure makes it easier to sue for wage discrimination.

clock January 28, 2009Kristi Ellis

Financial

Regis to Sell Trade Secret Division

Regis will receive a $56 million tax benefit from the sale of its troubled 709-unit Trade Secret division.

clock January 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

People

Chanel Taps Ulli Lindauer

Ulli Lindauer has been named senior vice president of fragrance marketing for Chanel.

clock January 28, 2009Julie Naughton

Skin Care

Coppertone Calls on Brooke Shields

Sun care brand Coppertone has tapped a glamorous celebrity — Brooke Shields — to help promote the product.

clock January 28, 2009Andrea Nagel

Financial

NPD Sees Sagging Prestige

U.S. prestige beauty industry suffered a 3.3 percent decline in dollar sales to $8.4 billion for 2008, says NPD.

clock January 28, 2009Pete Born

Legal

Duquette Sues Kors Over Trademark

Firm alleges the designer invoked Duquette’s name, images for resort line.

clock January 28, 2009Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Malandrino Opens in Dubai

Malandrino has opened a boutique at the Dubai Mall.

clock January 28, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Bloom: Kamo Designs Headdresses for Chanel

Katsuya Kamo created the fantastic flowers blooming on headdresses at Chanel’s couture show.

clock January 28, 2009Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Condé Nast Awards Publishers… Deadlines for AMI…

There was no jaunt to the beach, but Condé Nast still doled out awards to its publishers Tuesday night.

clock January 28, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Printemps Taps Poumaillou as Fashion Editor

Retailer to become fashion consultant.

clock January 28, 2009Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Copping Said Eyed for Ricci

Peter Copping is in line to succeed Olivier Theyskens as the next designer at Nina Ricci, according to sources.

clock January 28, 2009Miles Socha

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: January 27th 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 28, 2009WWD Staff

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

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