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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

M&A Activity Bubbles: Advent in $380M Deal For Charlotte Russe

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Overview

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Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Buyers Focus on Price and Color at Stylemax

Midwest retailers shopping Chicago’s Stylemax this month ordered closer to season, searching for colorful, well-priced pieces to compel customers to buy.

clock August 25, 2009Beth Wilson

Trends

Motley Hued

Designers like to stir things up, and for resort and pre-spring, they’re offering a colorful bevy of wild prints, quirky pants and skin-baring tops.

clock August 25, 2009Mayte Allende

Denim

Warnaco Taps Calvin Klein Jeans President

Executive turnover at Warnaco Group Inc.’s Calvin Klein Jeans division continues.

clock August 25, 2009Ross Tucker

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Matches Branches Out With Freda…De Castelbajac ‘s Youth Quake

Tom and Ruth Chapman, who own the Matches chain of boutiques in London, are getting ready to share the store’s own label line, Freda, with the world.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

Petit Bateau Taps Blanckaert

Children’s wear brand Petit Bateau is aiming to widen its international footprint with the appointment of Christian Blanckaert.

clock August 25, 2009Elena Berton

Color Cosmetics

Scarlett & Crimson Makeup Line to Debut

Ruby Hammer and Millie Kendall are seeing red.

clock August 25, 2009Brid Costello

Retail/Business

Kuhlman to Reopen in Manhattan

Kuhlman is preparing for a relaunch.

clock August 25, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Cato Net Up in 2nd Qtr. Despite Sales Drop

Gross margin up, SG&A down in quarter.

clock August 25, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Wet Seal Net Off in 2nd Quarter

Sales, gross margin drop, as does SG&A expense.

clock August 25, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Retail Stocks Fall 1.6% Monday

Economists see turnaround, although U.S. consumption remains questionable.

clock August 25, 2009Evan Clark

Clothing/Furnishings

In Brief: Hickey Manager Decamps for JA Apparel

Hickey, the contemporary offshoot of Hickey Freeman, has lost another employee.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ride and Seek: Istok’s Big Adventure

The recession has put everyone on the offensive. But how about responding to the economic downtown with a road trip?

clock August 25, 2009Venessa Lau

Retail Features

Shop To It

A look at five “Burn Rubber 2009” stops.

clock August 25, 2009Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

Ocean Freight Rates To Face Continued Pressures

Brands and retailers are enjoying some of the lowest ocean freight rates they’ve seen in years and are likely to see only slight increases going forward.

clock August 25, 2009Ross Tucker

Designer and Luxury

Stylists Turning More Entrepreneurial in Tough Times

For stylists, whether the recession is a feast or famine depends on their resourcefulness.

clock August 25, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

Saks Unveils New Designer Floor

After lengthy and tricky vendor negotiations and more than $30 million in construction costs, Saks Fifth Avenue has delivered its ultimate designer experience.

clock August 25, 2009David Moin

People

Postcard From The Hamptons

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn checks in from a Dolce & Gabbana lunch in Southampton.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

People

The Social Set’s Summer Finds

From corn ice cream to erotic novels, what socialites like Rachel Roy and Jennifer Creel have been reading, eating and wearing.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Fashion’s Night Out Readies PSA Push

To spur awareness of the Sept. 10 retail initiative, a public service announcement will air on TV, in taxi cabs and online.

clock August 25, 2009Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Anna and Dave…RDA Files for Bankruptcy…

Anna Wintour exposed her funny bone during her taping of “The Late Show With David Letterman” Monday afternoon.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Legal

Judge Grants LVMH Award in Counterfeit Case

Five-year-old suit involving Epi Leather trademark.

clock August 25, 2009Matthew Lynch

Legal

Tiffany Award in Little Switzerland Sale Upheld

Arbitrator had directed $3.6 million payment to jeweler.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Shanghai Tang Opens Hong Kong Store

After six years of searching, planning and negotiations, Shanghai Tang on Monday officially opened its second flagship store here.

clock August 25, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 24, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

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clock 20hLorelei Marfil

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