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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 24hMaghan 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 24hWWD Staff

Playing the Web Card: YouTube Breakout Stars New Faves of Marketers

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The new generation of quirky YouTube stars who inspire mass followings are evolving into brands selling licensed merchandise of everything from bags to beauty products.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

Japan GDP Turns Positive in Second Quarter

Japan officially emerged from the recession in the second quarter, according to official government data released Monday.

clock August 17, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Financial

H&M Same-Store Sales Drop in July

New H&M stores boost increase to 7 percent for month.

clock August 17, 2009Elena Berton

Financial

Retail Shares Slide Amid Global Sell-Off

S&P Retail Index retreated 13.23 points Monday.

clock August 17, 2009Evan Clark

People

Fashion’s Other Night Out

On Friday evening, Ralph Lauren,Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari and NicoleMiller sipped Champagne in East Hampton’s.

clock August 17, 2009WWD Staff

Parties

Renee Zellweger’s One and Only

A stylish crowd gathered at Brian Bantry’s Wainscott house for a Carolina Herrera-sponsored screening of Renee Zellweger’s latest flick, “My One and Only.”

clock August 17, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Bangkok Fair Reflects Troubled State of Industry

Bangkok International Fashion Fair see increased attendance but buying is slow.

clock August 18, 2009Bill Hutchinson

Denim

Legging, Vintage Styles Drive Kingpins Show

Legging jeans and vintage styles topped the list of fall trends for premium denim designers who scouted the Kingpins textile show.

clock August 18, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Trends

Resort 2009 Trend: Fair Leather

Resort isn’t all about getaway clothes.

clock August 18, 2009Antonia Sardone

Financial

In Brief: Jewelry Names For Sale… YMI Expands Apparel…

Consor Intellectual Asset Management said it has been retained to find a buyer for the intellectual property assets of two now-defunct jewelry chains…

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Arcandor to Seek Breakup

German group Arcandor AG has failed to find an investor.

clock August 18, 2009Melissa Drier

Department Stores

Lowering Prices, Japanese Stores Dive Into Fast Fashion

Some of Japan’s most storied retail players are rolling out more affordable apparel offerings.

clock August 18, 2009Kumi Matsushita

Legal

Accused TJX Hacker Charged in New Case

Over 130 million cards allegedly stolen by Albert Gonzalez and accomplices from retailers including The TJX Cos., DSW Inc. and Forever 21.

clock August 18, 2009Matthew Lynch

Business

Leaner Dillard’s Pares Quarterly Loss

Department store Dillard’s registered a net loss of $26.7 million.

clock August 18, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Department Stores

Sunglass Hut Expands in Australia

Sunglass Hut will roll out 65 shop-in-shops in the largest department store chain in Australia.

clock August 18, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

New Era Cap Co. Acquires 5th & Ocean

Headwear firm New Era Cap Co. to join forces with fellow Major League Baseball licensee.

clock August 18, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Digital

A New Kind of Celebrity: YouTube Stars Evolve Into Brands

Lucas Cruikshank, Lauren Luke, and Jodie Rivera, stars of YouTube who garner millions of pageviews, entice retailers.

clock August 18, 2009Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Specialty Stores

Japanese Pop Culture Center Lands in S.F.

Complex features everything from anime to apparel.

clock August 18, 2009Joanna Ramey

Designer and Luxury

Good Times: Luxe Watch Brands Support Charities

In recent months, there’s been an uptick in events and ads from watchmakers in the humanitarian and environmental domains.

clock August 18, 2009Elena Berton and Amy Wicks

Business

Allaker to Head Nike’s Umbro Business

Executive Jim Allaker, who headed U.K. and Ireland operations for Nike, has been promoted to president and ceo of Umbro brand.

clock August 18, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Lifestyle

Derrill Osborn’s Cattle Drive

Derrill Osborn, former men’s fashion director of Neiman Marcus, to sell bovine memorabilia at an auction at the Dallas Auction Gallery.

clock August 18, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Troubled Reader’s Digest… Michael Jackson Covers…

Reader’s Digest Association said that it will likely file for Chapter 11 under a prearranged agreement that it expects to operate like it’s “business as usual.”

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

People

Michael Fink’s Career Change

Former Saks fashion director Michael Fink becomes dean of Savannah College of Art and Design’s new School of Fashion.

clock August 18, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Mass and Off-Price

Zara Expands Off-Price Format

Lefties stores, Zara’s off-price format, sport a more spartan and utilitarian look, with basic fitting rooms and crowded racks.

clock August 18, 2009Elena Berton

Fragrance

‘Desperate Housewives’-Themed Scents Launch This Summer

German direct sales company LR Health & Beauty Systems has gone glam with the launches this summer of model and celebrity scents.

clock August 18, 2009Susan Stone

People

Gigi Howard Joins Beauty Biosciences

Gigi Howard has joined Dallas-based skin care company Beauty Biosciences as director of publicity and product development, a new position.

clock August 18, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Brands Go Overboard to Attract Customers

Firms Old Navy, Lush and Johnny Cupcakes cajole, harangue, pamper and feed shoppers.

clock August 18, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Sunday Best… Vera Wang, Not Dancing… Marc Jacobs Meets Miss Piggy…

Taking Back Sunday performed this past Sunday in the kids’ department of Macy’s Herald Square to mark the launch of the new DCoded kids’ brand.

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

Juniors

Nickelodeon, Wal-Mart Launch Tween Line

New Wal-Mart tween label Mad Style by True Jackson will be based on ‘True Jackson, VP’ series on Nickelodeon.

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 17, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

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clock 24hLorelei Marfil

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