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Retail

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

From Blogs to Twitter, Fashion World Rushes To Tap Into Social Media

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Overview

Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Target, Urban Outfitters, Louis Vuitton and Rachel Roy jump into social media sphere.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Government and Trade

Obama Administration Files WTO Case on China

WTO case against China charges certain export restraints provide an unfair advantage to Chinese industries.

clock June 23, 2009Liza Casabona

Business

TJX Settles Cyber Thefts With 41 States

Hackers obtained information on 45.7 million credit and debit cards.

clock June 23, 2009Matthew Lynch

Fashion Features

Possible Burka Ban in France Stirs Mixed Reaction

Retailers react to Sarkozy’s statement that the French government may outlaw the burka.

clock June 24, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Legal

Fake Punk: Westwood Counterfeiters to Stand Trial

Three people allegedly involved in the sale of fake punk-era Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren clothing will appear before a London court.

clock June 24, 2009WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Hollister to Open First N.Y. Unit

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is aggressively marketing its upcoming Hollister flagship, due to open in mid-July.

clock June 24, 2009David Moin

Retail Features

Father’s Day Sales Better Than Expected

David Fisher, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Bloomingdale’s, said Father’s Day showed an improvement in sales.

clock June 24, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Holly Haber and Elizabeth Thurman and Anne Riley-Katz

Financial

Men’s Wearhouse to Maintain Promotional Stance

At the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Zimmer says Men’s Wearhouse Inc. plans to keep offering deals.

clock June 24, 2009Joanna Ramey and Evan Clark

Government and Trade

OECD Predicts Big Jump in Unemployment

OECD says 57 million people will be unemployed in rich nations by the end of 2010.

clock June 24, 2009John Zarocostas

Human Resources

Exec Search Firm Berglass Expands Program to E-commerce

Executive search firm Berglass + Associates now employing ‘star search’ in Internet channel.

clock June 24, 2009David Moin

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Social Media Rewrite the Rules for Brands

Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Target, Urban Outfitters, Louis Vuitton and Rachel Roy jump into social media sphere.

clock June 24, 2009Lauren Benet Stephenson

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Kate Versus Chace… Beckman’s Picks… Tina Brown’s Old Friend…

Editors at the celebrity weeklies were abuzz about who has more newsstand sales power — Kate Gosselin or Chace Crawford.

clock June 24, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Jennifer Lopez Exits Apparel in the U.S.

Jennifer Lopez pulls the plug on her contemporary sportswear brand, Sweetface, after six years in business.

clock June 24, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Harry Winston Paris Theft Suspects Held

French police arrested 32 suspects Monday evening in connection with last year’s multimillion-dollar heist at the Harry Winston jewelry store in Paris.

clock June 24, 2009Elena Berton

Retailing

Malin + Goetz Opens Uptown Store

Amsterdam shop marks personal care brand Malin + Goetz’s second location.

clock June 24, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Hair

Kracie Holdings Set to Be Sold

Tokyo-based Kracie Holdings Ltd., a beauty company that was spun off from Kanebo, is set to be sold to hair color and care maker Hoyu.

clock June 24, 2009Koji Hirano

Fragrance

Frédéric Malle Celebrates Scent Launch

Frédéric Fekkai, Shirin von Wulffen, Gigi Mortimer, and Jonathan Adler attended the soiree for Frederic Malle’s latest scent, Geranium Pour Monsieur.

clock June 24, 2009Alissa Cherry

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Settles Trademark Case With Bindery

Dispute between Monastery Hill Bindery and LVMH was over Epi Leather pattern, which is made of two-tone wavy lines.

clock June 24, 2009Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Being Malkovich… Vuitton’s Star Chart… LL Cool J at M2…

John Malkovich kept himself busy in Milan unveiling his new Technobohemian label that is produced in Tuscany.

clock June 24, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: June 23, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 24, 2009WWD Staff

Rosso Says

Sitting in the sidelines of the Dsquared show, Renzo Rosso said he was considering bringing Marc Jacobs men’s to Milan next season.

clock June 23, 2009WWD Staff

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