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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

Macy’s Loss Increases, Store Presses Vendors To Improve

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Overview

After centralizing, building a field network to tailor assortments locally, and private label initiatives, what’s left for Macy’s to do to pump up sales? Get vendors to step up to the plate. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Free Arts Raises Funds With Help From Celebs

Michelle Monaghan and Francisco Costa corralled the fashion flock to the Calvin Klein headquarters for the annual Free Arts fundraiser and auction.

clock May 12, 2009WWD Staff

People

Sotheby’s Hosts Benefit for Blenheim Foundation

Sotheby’s 10th-floor gallery, bedecked with Jeff Koons’ colossal egg, was the setting for a dinner for the Blenheim Foundation.

clock May 12, 2009WWD Staff

Products

EBay Wins Suit Against L’Oréal

French court rules site trades fairly.

clock May 13, 2009Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil

Financial

Liz Claiborne Losses Rise

Liz Claiborne’s first-quarter losses nearly triple on a 28.8 percent sales decline.

clock May 13, 2009Evan Clark

Business

Macy’s Loss Increases, Presses Vendors to Improve Product

Wednesday’s first-quarter results were marked by an $88 million loss.

clock May 13, 2009David Moin

Financial

Retail Sales Continue to Fall in April

Retail sales at specialty stores in April decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent, while department store sales declined 0.2 percent.

clock May 13, 2009Liza Casabona and Evan Clark

People

Fashion Elite Herald Bleckner’s U.N. Appointment

The United Nations hardly knew what hit it when a parade of bold-faced names descended for a bash to celebrate Ross Bleckner’s official appointment.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

People

Cason Thrash Hosts Charity Auction at Four Seasons

Becca Cason Thrash raised money during a charity auction for the American Friends of the Louvre at the Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday night.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Denim

Tarrant Trims First-Quarter Loss

Tarrant Apparel Group trimmed its first-quarter loss despite the evaporation of more than one-quarter of its revenues.

clock May 14, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Kiabi to Add Stores

French retailer Kiabi will open 100 units in the hopes of overtaking Carrefour to become the biggest mass clothing retailer in France.

clock May 14, 2009Ellen Groves

Financial

Maidenform Reports First-Quarter Net Flat

Maidenform raised its full-year guidance after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter profit.

clock May 14, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Clothing/Furnishings

Hartmarx Seeks Exclusivity Extension

Bankrupt Hartmarx Corp. is seeking a six-month extension of its exclusive right to file a plan of reorganization.

clock May 14, 2009Vicki M. Young and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

First Night Out at Cannes

Lacking a leading lady, the opening ceremony for the Cannes International Film Festival Wednesday night, with the 3D animated comedy “Up.”

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: May 13, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 14, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Beach Bound: Trina Turk Hits the Hamptons

Contemporary designer Trina Turk will open her seventh store— a “chic beach shack” — in East Hampton, N.Y., on May 22.

clock May 14, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Nanette Lepore Sets Up Shop on Madison

Sportswear designer Nanette Lepore launches second unit in Manhattan.

clock May 14, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Alice + Olivia’s Online Lair

Stacey Bendet trained as a Web site designer, but her Alice + Olivia brand was without one — until now.

clock May 14, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Canali Preps for 75th Birthday

Canali is planning a multipronged celebration of its 75th anniversary.

clock May 14, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Merchandising

Bloomingdale’s Updates Men’s Area

Bloomingdale’s has taken the wraps off the latest phase in the renovation of the three-level, 90,000-square-foot men’s store at its 59th Street flagship.

clock May 14, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion

Men’s Tailored Clothing Trend: Risky Business

Betting an improved economy is around the corner, tailored clothing makers are ready to take risks again for spring-summer 2010.

clock May 14, 2009Alex Badia

Designer and Luxury

Dior Noir: Marion Cotillard Stars in Film for Brand

French actress Marion Cotillard plays a femme fatale in a new web film for Christian Dior.

clock May 14, 2009Miles Socha

Legal

Trovata and Forever 21 Clash at Trial

In the intellectual property trial, Trovata’s attorney compared designing to musical composition, whereas Forever 21’s lawyer likened it to baking cobbler.

clock May 14, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Clothing/Furnishings

Oxxford Clothes Launches Contemporary Collection

American suit manufacturer Oxxford Clothes will test the elasticity of its brand with the launch of 1220.

clock May 14, 2009Brenner Thomas

Denim

DIFFA Dallas Hosts 20th Runway Benefit to Fight AIDS

Neither rain nor thrift dampened the mood as DIFFA Dallas presented its runway performance and auction of refashioned denim to benefit AIDS organizations.

clock May 14, 2009Holly Haber

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Anna Wintour, Unfazed… Less i-D… Mariah Carey at Fashion Rocks…

Vogue editor Anna Wintour picked up where she left off after PETA members yelled in her direction.

clock May 14, 2009WWD Staff

Parties

AAFA Celebrates American Image Awards

Norma Kamali, Gilbert Harrison, and Lilly Pulitzer were honored at the American Image Awards.

clock May 14, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Fragrance

Beauty Brief: Kate Winslet’s New Roles For Lancôme

The actress will front its Rénergie skin care and L’Absolu Rouge makeup lines.

clock May 14, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Warnaco’s Brief Affair… Cool Haan… Gem Palace…

Unlike The Warnaco Group’s glitzy annual meetings at the Four Seasons hotel in the Nineties, its Wednesday meeting lasted all of 15 minutes.

clock May 14, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Valentino Capsule Collection Feted

Serena Boardman, Dori Cooperman and Kinga Lampert hosted a midday fete at Valentino’s Madison Avenue boutique to introduce the label’s fall capsule collection.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Business

Tod’s Profits, Sales Rise

Italy’s Tod’s SpA on Wednesday reported single-digit gains in first-quarter profits and revenues, driven by sales of the Hogan brand and demand for shoes.

clock May 14, 2009Andrew Roberts

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