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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 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 1hMaghan 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 1hWWD Staff

MAC to Put on a Show: Reveals First Designers And Denies IMG Friction

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A designer battle appears to be brewing between MAC Cosmetics and IMG Fashion.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Avon to Cut More Jobs

Beauty firm to shed 1,200 positions.

clock July 22, 2009Evan Clark

Beauty Features

MAC to Sponsor Show Venue, Denies IMG Friction

Beauty firm MAC Cosmetics reveals the first designers, from Proenza Schouler to Alexander Wang.

clock July 22, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Rachel Rachel Roy Will Pop Up in SoHo

Rachel Rachel Roy collection will be sold at Macy’s and at 111 Spring Street pop-up shop, timed to coincide with New York Fashion Week.

clock July 23, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Juicy Couture’s British Invasion

Brand opens first London flagship in Mayfair.

clock July 23, 2009Louise Bartlett

Denim

New Berlin Boutique Shows Add to the Mix

The Bread & Butter and Premium trade fairs were joined by several smaller newcomers looking to take advantage of the influx of buyers to the city.

clock July 23, 2009WWD Staff

Denim

Bread & Butter’s Return Boosts Berlin

The return of mega streetwear fair Bread & Butter proved to be a boon for exhibitors as they saw an expanded pool of international buyers visiting their booths.

clock July 23, 2009Damien McGuinness and Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Vendors Emphasize Items at Collective Trade Show

The old chestnut about “giving consumers a reason to buy” felt freshly relevant at The Collective and Blue men’s trade shows.

clock July 23, 2009Brenner Thomas

Clothing/Furnishings

A Solid Debut for MRket

Classic specialty store vendors generally praised MRket’s debut in New York, where a tenuous sense of optimism pulsed through the aisles.

clock July 23, 2009Brenner Thomas

Retail/Business

Retailers Seek Value at Men’s Market in N.Y.

At men’s market in New York, retailers sought lower-priced and unique items as spring open-to-buy budgets were significantly reduced.

clock July 23, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Sportswear

Capsule Hits Record Size

New York show swelled to 75 vendors.

clock July 23, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Sportswear

Lower Prices, Enticing Items Mark Men’s Market in NYC

From the Collective, Project and Capsule to newcomers MRket and Designer Forum, retailers shopping the men’s market this week were kept busy.

clock July 23, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

More-Focused Project Reflects Subdued Mood

Tempered mood at the men’s trade show Project reflected the economy and concerns about CIT’s financial troubles.

clock July 23, 2009David Lipke

Fashion

Men’s Spring 2010 Trend: Gently Does It

Paris and Milan runways explored the incredible lightness of being for spring, with whisper-thin trenchcoats, softly draped tailoring and gauzy jerseys.

clock July 23, 2009Alex Badia

People

WWD List: The Highest Paid Retail Executives

Top retail industry executives ranked by the values of their 2008 compensation.

clock July 23, 2009Cecily Hall and Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Execs See Pay Fall in ’08

Lower earnings and stocks affect overall compensation.

clock July 23, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Cecily Hall

Financial

CIT Clients Advised to Seek Alternatives

As the fate of CIT remain unclear, vendors and retailers must take a new view of inventory and more long-term planning.

clock July 23, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: July 22, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 23, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ranger Sean Avery Joins Commonwealth Utilities

Vogue’s most famous intern Sean Avery has graduated to his next fashion industry gig, working for the New York label Commonwealth Utilities.

clock July 23, 2009David Lipke

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

D&A Cancels August Show in New York

Designers & Agents, the contemporary trade show typically held at the Starrett-Lehigh Building, has canceled its August show in New York.

clock July 23, 2009Julee Kaplan

Memo Pad

At Home With Yves… Clothesline… Amy Sacco, Now Really…

A new documentary “Tout Terriblement” will offer an intimate look at the late designer Yves Saint Laurent.

clock July 23, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Moody’s Upgrades Neiman Marcus to ‘Stable’

Moody’s rating for Neiman Marcus was lifted after the luxury retailer refinanced its credit agreement.

clock July 23, 2009Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Blast From the Past… Remembering Biba… Jeremy Scott Hits London

Talbots recruits “Wonder Woman” star Lynda Carter to headline its Sept. 10 Fashion’s Night Out event at the company’s flagship.

clock July 23, 2009WWD Staff

Merchandising

Michael Bastian to Design for Gant

Michael Bastian has partnered with Gant to create a cobranded collection for the fall 2010 season.

clock July 23, 2009David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Ungaro to Split With Esteban Cortazar

The French house Ungaro is expected to announce the split with fashion designer Esteban Cortazar today and name a successor soon.

clock July 23, 2009Miles Socha

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