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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 20hMaghan 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 20hWWD Staff

YSL, Finally Profitable, Plots Ambitious Growth

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Overview

Operating under trying circumstances is business as usual for the folks at Yves Saint Laurent.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Front Row at Balenciaga

Amidst a sea of black-clad editors, it was easy to spot Salma Hayek at Balenciaga. “He loves me in green,” referring to her hubby Francois-Henri Pinault.

clock March 5, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Urban Outfitters’ Profits Fall

Retailer Urban Outfitters slows store openings.

clock March 5, 2009Matthew Lynch

Business

Comps Scorecard: A High-Low Affair

Same-store sales fall, but show some signs of life.

clock March 5, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Front Row at Nina Ricci: Gossip Girl

Beth Ditto’s arrival at Nina Ricci Thursday night sent several guests into a tizzy, including Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes.

clock March 5, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Buckle Goes East as Results Go North

High performing specialty store Buckle chain sets sights on New York and New Jersey.

clock March 6, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Beauty Features

Snippets: Pureology Rollout… Cooper Deal… Yes to Exec

The international launch of PureOlogy begins on March 16.

clock March 6, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Chanel to Open Beauty Shop in Tokyo

Next month Chanel will unveil its first street-front store dedicated entirely to fragrance and beauty products.

clock March 6, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Fragrance

DKNY Men Has Its Day

DKNY hosts party with celebs Blake Lively, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Mark Vanderloo to celebrate its new fragrance.

clock March 6, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Department Stores

Dillard’s Net Falls on Soft Sales, Charges

Dillard’s reports nearly $150 million loss in the fourth quarter.

clock March 6, 2009Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Union Organizing Bill Rancor Intensifies

Obama reiterates support for Employee Free Choice Act.

clock March 6, 2009Kristi Ellis

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 5, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers

clock March 6, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

In the Black, YSL Plots Ambitious Growth

Valerie Hermann and Stefano Pilati plot expansion for luxury firm YSL.

clock March 6, 2009Miles Socha

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Battle Intensifies

Fifteen local chapters of UNITE HERE have set a vote for Saturday on whether to disaffiliate from the parent union.

clock March 6, 2009Liza Casabona

Textiles

Major U.S. Textile Trade Shows Said Merging

Material World and the Los Angeles International Textile Show are set to merge, according to sources.

clock March 6, 2009Ross Tucker

Designer and Luxury

Lambertson Truex Files Chapter 11

High-end accessories firm Lambertson Truex filed a Chapter 11, and its exit strategy is a sale of the company.

clock March 6, 2009Vicki M. Young

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Milly Opens First Store in Tokyo Today

Contemporary brand Milly open its first store in Tokyo today, and puts a Manhattan unit on hold.

clock March 6, 2009Julee Kaplan

Legal

Five Held in Alleged Counterfeit Scheme

ICE arrest group for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to import more than $40M of counterfeit merchandise into New York ports.

clock March 6, 2009Matthew Lynch and Nina Jones

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Magazine Publishers Cut Budgets Again… RDA’s Advisers…

After a much tougher-than-feared first quarter, almost every magazine publisher is going back in and cutting its 2009 budget again.

clock March 6, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Brioni Courts Potential Investors

Brioni is finally in the shop window.

clock March 6, 2009Emilie Marsh

Color Cosmetics

Niche Beauty Brands Navigate Economic Realities

The rules of the game for beauty firms have changed.

clock March 6, 2009Molly Prior

Beauty Features

PCPC Mantra: Innovate or Die

Attendance was as low as the spirits at the Personal Care Products Council’s annual meeting, held Feb. 24-27 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

clock March 6, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Retailing

Wasson Sharpens Focus on Beauty

PCPC conference keynote speaker Gregory D. Wasson, Walgreens’ new ceo, is putting the chain’s spotlight on beauty.

clock March 6, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Marketing and Trends

At PCPC Conference, Analysts Say Knowledge Is Power

Karen Grant, vice president of The NPD Group, says consumers will always spring for innovative products.

clock March 6, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 17, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff

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