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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 18hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 13hMaghan 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 13hWWD Staff

Fashion Rocks Sizzles in Rio

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Overview

Musicians such as Mariah Carey, Diddy, Ciara and Grace Jones shared the stage with houses like Versace, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Trinity Details IPO

Trinity Group initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange could, in U.S. terms, raise anywhere from $62.6 million up to $114.7 million.

clock October 21, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

People

Gucci’s Pop-Up Store: Training Day

Gucci threw its hat into the ring of pop-up shop phenomena with a bash to celebrate the opening of Gucci Icon-Temporary New York in SoHo.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff

People

Derek Lam Feted in San Francisco

Vanessa Getty and Connie Nielsen celebrated with the designer in his hometown.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Warnaco Names Prendergast at Chaps

The Warnaco Group Inc. has named Michael Prendergast president of its men’s Chaps business, succeeding David Cunningham.

clock October 27, 2009David Lipke

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Harmont & Blaine to Launch Women’s

Italian casualwear firm Harmont & Blaine SpA plans to launch women’s wear and will continue to expand its retail network.

clock October 27, 2009Andrew Roberts

The Markets Features

New Pragmatism Reigns at L.A. Market

Buyers and vendors respond to consumer frugality at spring market in Los Angeles.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet: October 27, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Survey Finds U.S. Consumers Ready to Go Green

A high percentage of U.S. consumers are expected to convert to eco-friendly products across many industries.

clock October 27, 2009John Zarocostas

Financial

Caché’s Third-Quarter Loss Widens

Caché, the women’s apparel retailer, said it expects to be profitable in the fourth quarter.

clock October 27, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Forecasts and Analysis

Analyst: Store Closures Predicted to Peak in ’10

CreditSights panelist expresses low expectations for holiday season and predicts retail store closures will peak in the first half of 2010.

clock October 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Chenille Apparel Recalled by CPSC

Chenille product sold by Blair LLC didn’t meet flammability standards, causing deaths and injuries.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Briefly Top 400

S&P Retail Index ended Monday at 396.46; Limited, Lululemon and Bon-Ton raise guidance.

clock October 27, 2009Evan Clark

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers and Vendors Charge Ahead on Sustainability

At Business for Social Responsibility conference,the global apparel industry proves to be embracing sustainability as a key to long-term survival.

clock October 27, 2009Ross Tucker and Joanna Ramey

Government and Trade

Clean Truck Program Reaches Anniversary

The controversial Clean Trucks Program at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has reached its first anniversary.

clock October 27, 2009Ross Tucker

Department Stores

Ruffian to Design Macy’s Line

Macy’s Inc. has enlisted Brian Wolk and Claude Morais to create two capsule collections for an upcoming men’s private label line called Threads & Heirs.

clock October 27, 2009David Moin

Clothing/Furnishings

Tandy Brands Unveiling New Logo Today

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. will reveal a new corporate logo and tag line at its annual meeting today.

clock October 27, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Armani, Ferragamo Expand Online

Ferragamo on Monday became the latest fashion company to launch its own online store, while Armani unveiled plans for mobile commerce.

clock October 27, 2009Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

Ellen Harth, 71, Model and Agent

Ellen Harth, the Sixties model who became a trailblazing modeling agent, died Sunday at the Dewitt Nursing Home here.

clock October 27, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Parties

Princess Grace, Cartier Honored by Walk of Style

The late princess and the luxury jewelry house Cartier were the 14th and 15th honorees.

clock October 27, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Cuts at Time… The Latest on BusinessWeek…

Time Inc. is gearing up for a round of layoffs across multiple magazines and divisions.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Wilkes Bashford Shuts Carmel Store

Wilkes Bashford unit in affluent Carmel, Calif., is a victim of the recession.

clock October 27, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion Features

Fashion Rocks Sizzles in Rio

Lest anyone miss the hoopla of “Fashion Rocks,” it’s back, at least in South America.

clock October 27, 2009Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Naomi Campbell Champions Diversity… Life Is a Cabaret…

Naomi Campbell decried the dearth of minority models in the fashion world while receiving a Fashion Icon award.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

Denim

Iconix Said Close to Deal With Ecko

Possible deal would give Iconix the rights to the Ecko brand and its trademarks.

clock October 27, 2009David Lipke and Julee Kaplan

People

Good Humor: Playwright Theresa Rebeck Pens a Comedy

The daring playwright Theresa Rebeck tackles Kafka and jokes in her latest work “The Understudy.”

clock October 27, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Design

Bottega Veneta Unveils Design Competition

Bottega Veneta has launched a furniture design competition for students at The University of Tokyo.

clock October 27, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Business

VF Earnings Fall in Third Quarter

VF Corp.’s income falls 6.8 percent to $217.9M in third quarter.

clock October 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: October 26, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 27, 2009WWD Staff

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clock 13hLorelei Marfil

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