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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 5hVicki M. Young


Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 28mMaghan McDowell


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.

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Expanding Over There: Limited Brands Details Major Overseas Push

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After decades of taking it slow overseas, Limited Brands Inc. is charged up and aims to double international revenues to $2 billion in three years.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Color Cosmetics

Kao Net Falls 22.1 Percent

Weak sales of prestige cosmetics blamed for 8.9 percent revenue decline.

clock October 27, 2009Kelly Wetherille


Guidance Takes Toll on Iconix as Ecko Deal Confirmed

Shares of Iconix Brand Group Inc. retreated Tuesday as investors digested a weak outlook.

clock October 27, 2009Matthew Lynch


Job Worries Drag Down Consumer Confidence

An unexpected dip in the Consumer Confidence Index in October compounds concerns about limited spending during the holiday season.

clock October 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

GSI Buys Rue La La

GSI Commerce on Tuesday reached a deal to buy Retail Convergence, the parent company of private sale site Rue La La and off-price Web store Smart Bargains Inc.

clock October 27, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Devi Kroell Launches Madison Ave. Flagship

Devi Kroell’s store is an amalgam of what the designer stands for: daring design steeped in classic techniques.

clock October 28, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Doubles Size of Houston Unit

Salvatore Ferragamo is taking a bigger slice of Texas.

clock October 28, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Poll Finds Holiday Shoppers Averse to Hype

Holiday shoppers are in no rush to get the season under way.

clock October 28, 2009Valerie Seckler


Pop Rocks Retail

From Kiss to the Beatles, rock-themed T-shirts and other merchandise are hot properties.

clock October 28, 2009Valerie Seckler


Animal Instincts: Q&A With Geoffrey Miller

Geoffrey Miller believes sex is a primary basis for how consumers decide what to buy.

clock October 28, 2009Dick Silverman

Designer and Luxury

Bridal Designers Show Agility in Trying Times

The wedding business isn’t recession-proof after all, so designers including Vera Wang have been lowering their prices in an effort to lure brides.

clock October 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Fall Bridal Trend: As You Like It

All the world’s a stage for some brides-to-be.

clock October 28, 2009WWD Staff


Fall Bridal Trend: Closer Calls

Not every bride is into fluff. Some designers are reining in silhouettes for fall 2010.

clock October 28, 2009WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Opportunity Knocks at NYC Marathon

Asics, DKNY and Tiffany are a few of the companies plotting merchandise, events and promotions related to the ING New York City Marathon.

clock October 28, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Women’s World… High-Level Cuts… Karl in Argentina…

Annie Leibovitz revealed she’s about to photograph Justice Sonia Sotomayor for Vogue.

clock October 28, 2009WWD Staff


Inter Parfums Sales Reach $104M in Qtr.

Strong Burberry fragrance sales and good performances in key market bolstered earnings.

clock October 28, 2009Brid Costello

Fashion Features

At Japan Fashion Week, Edgy Looks Prevail

Designers showcased everything from frilly Victorian lace numbers to hard-edged looks with an Eighties feel at the ninth edition of Japan Fashion Week.

clock October 28, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Koji Hirano


Limited Details Major Overseas Push

Limited Brands Inc. is charged up and aims to double international revenues to $2 billion in three years.

clock October 28, 2009David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Funnyman Franco… Campbell Returns… Fete for Duquette…

James Franco spoofs his own commercial for the Gucci by Gucci fragrance.

clock October 28, 2009WWD Staff


American Friends Fete Israel Museum

Gala at Cipriani 42nd raises $2.4 million for museum.

clock October 28, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Advanstar Shuffles Las Vegas Trade Shows

MAGIC and Project Trade Shows will take place under the same roof, but on different floors, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

clock October 28, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Specialty Stores

H&M Eyes Expansion in U.S. and Canada

Daniel Kulle, H&M’s new president of North America, says, “There’s loads of potential in Manhattan, Chicago and Los Angeles.”

clock October 28, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Armani Talks Succession, Russia

The 75-year-old designer Giorgio Armani has begun assembling a close circle of executives to take over his company when his reign comes to a close.

clock October 28, 2009Miriam Elder


Tommy Hilfiger Sales Rise 3.4 Percent

First-half sales at Tommy Hilfiger Group rise 3.4 percent in the first half; meanwhile, ceo Fred Gehring said plans for an IPO remain “on ice.”

clock October 28, 2009Samantha Conti


Daily Stock Wrap: October 27, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 28, 2009WWD Staff


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