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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 16hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 11hMaghan 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 11hWWD Staff

The Future of IT Holding: D-Day Fast Approaching On Blueprint for Group

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Overview

After filing for the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, IT Holding SpA will learn its fate in a month from now.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Front Row at Chanel

“I can’t believe I am sitting next to Prince,” said French actress, Marie-Josée Croze at the Chanel show on Tuesday.

clock October 6, 2009WWD Staff

Front Row at Castelbajac

English designer Carri Munden and Katy Perry sat front row at Castelbajac.

clock October 6, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Canada to Drop Textile Import Duties

The Canadian government plans to eliminate import duties paid on textiles used in apparel manufacturing in the next five years.

clock October 7, 2009Brian Dunn

Government and Trade

South African Textiles Strike Ends

Competition from Asian countries continue to threaten the textile sector in South Africa.

clock October 7, 2009Bambina Wise

Denim

Rock-Themed Apparel Shows Strength in Market

Graphic rock ‘n’ roll t-shirts and other merchandise sell well at concerts and gain traction at stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and J.C. Penney.

clock October 7, 2009Valerie Seckler

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

L.A. Fashion Week Schedule

A list of shows and presentations at L.A. Fashion Week.

clock October 7, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Home Grown: A New Course for L.A. Fashion Week

Fashion week in Los Angeles, which now stretches for several weeks, is trying to overcome an identity crisis.

clock October 7, 2009Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

L.A. Fashion Week: Ones To Watch

Kelly Bergin, Seneca Rising and MG Black are a few hot labels showing at L.A. Fashion Week.

clock October 7, 2009Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran

Clothing/Furnishings

Hilfiger Sues Former Sock Licensee

Tommy Hilfiger accuses former licensee, Mountain High, of nonpayment and threatening to dump merchandise.

clock October 7, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Syms Losses Widen in Quarter

Aquired Filene’s Basement doors add to sales.

clock October 7, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

In Brief: Puma to Launch Mobile Phone… Applauding Neimark…

Puma has signed a licensing agreement with French mobile communications company Sagem Wireless to launch a Puma mobile handset in the second quarter of 2010.

clock October 7, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

Execs Spin Brighter Picture for Wharton Students

Recruiters still hiring MBAs for retail positions.

clock October 7, 2009Kathleen Nicholson Webber

Specialty Stores

Wintry Wit: Barneys to Feature ‘SNL’ in Holiday Windows

Barneys will present various tableaux depicting memorable “Saturday Night Live” moments this holiday season.

clock October 7, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

IT Holding Restructuring Deadline Approaches

After filing for the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, IT Holding SpA will learn its fate in a month from now.

clock October 7, 2009Andrew Roberts

Department Stores

Holt Renfrew Opens Expanded Calgary Store

Holt Renfrew is tripling its space in Calgary with a new $45M store that opens today.

clock October 7, 2009David Moin

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: More Changes at Condé Nast… New Role…

Changes at Condé Nast continued Tuesday morning.

clock October 7, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

Marionnaud Sets Reorganization Plan

Marionnaud Group announced that it has finalized its reorganization plan, which includes 540 redundancies in its perfumeries and 42 in its headquarters.

clock October 7, 2009Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Saab Signs Scent Deal With Beauté Prestige

Elie Saab has signed a 10-year fragrance- and cosmetics-licensing agreement with Beauté Prestige International, a division of Shiseido Co. Ltd.

clock October 7, 2009Jennifer Weil

Department Stores

Neiman’s Xmas Fantasy Catalogue Touts Realistic Options

Neiman Marcus still believes in fantasy for Christmas, but the luxury retailer is also widening its price range.

clock October 7, 2009Holly Haber

Financial

Sept. Comps Expected to Show Some Improvement

Retail stocks up 2% as calendar shift, weak year-ago numbers expected to boost results.

clock October 7, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

Brazilian Heat

Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Lindsay Lohan hit party for Mario Testino’s new book.

clock October 6, 2009WWD Staff

People

Brit Fest

Joan Burstein, founder of London’s Browns boutique, feted British designers in Paris on Monday night.

clock October 6, 2009WWD Staff

City of Lights: Front Row at Valentino

“It’s my first Paris show,” enthused Alexander Wang, invited to Valentino on Tuesday by his stylist friend Karl Templer.

clock October 6, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Glued to Milan… Karl Lagerfeld’s Calvin… Tommy Hilfiger to Go…

The idea of shifting Milan Fashion Week to Rome is “nonsense,” according to the head of the Italian Chamber of Fashion.

clock October 7, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: October 6, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 7, 2009WWD Staff

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 11hLorelei Marfil

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