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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 22hMaghan 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 22hWWD Staff

Tough Times Roll On: Liz Claiborne Reports $90M Loss in Quarter

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Liz Claiborne Inc. might be preparing to change more than the distribution of its flagship brand.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Adidas Net Drops 30 Percent

Revenues declined 6 percent in the third quarter.

clock November 4, 2009Emilie Marsh

Department Stores

Marks & Spencer Profits Drop 0.4 Percent

Retailer Marks & Spencer reported profits remained broadly flat in the first half, and remains “cautious” about holiday outlook and year ahead.

clock November 4, 2009Samantha Conti

Department Stores

Carrefour to Appeal Indonesia Ruling

Antitrust authorities order retail giant Carrefour to sell its stake in Alfa Retailindo.

clock November 4, 2009Elena Berton

Financial

Liz Claiborne Reports $90M Loss in Quarter

Liz Claiborne Inc.’s third quarter loss deepens on topline troubles, and may change its name.

clock November 4, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Warnaco Profits Rise In 3Q

Net grows despite revenue declines.

clock November 4, 2009Matthew Lynch

People

Valentino and His Glittering Entourage

Hugh Jackman, Adrien Brody, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon Panichgul, and Diane von Furstenberg attended the designer’s umpteenth party celebrating his documentary.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Time Warner Profits Fall… MSLO Declines…

Time Warner executives hope to cut $100 million in expenses from its publishing division.

clock November 4, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Memo Pad

Plagemann Named Vogue Publisher, Florio Role Expanded

Susan Plagemann, vice president and publisher of Marie Claire, will join Vogue as vice president and publisher.

clock November 4, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Denim

Guez Brings New Blood To Dylan George

Dylan George, the premium denim brand founded last year by Danny Guez, is looking to ignite growth with the addition of executive talent.

clock November 5, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Juicy Couture to Open Airport Shops

Contemporary brand Juicy Couture plans to target customers when they travel.

clock November 5, 2009Julee Kaplan

People

WWD Postcard: Brian Reyes in Normandy

Designer Brian Reyes sends greetings from picture perfect Normandy!

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

People

Anne Bass’ Directorial Debut

Anne Bass, the social figure and dance patron, chronicles one young boy’s rise up the ballet ranks.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion

Spring Men’s Suit Trend: Mixed Doubles

The double-breasted suit represents for many the epitome of masculine power dressing, elegance and style.

clock November 5, 2009Alex Badia

Sportswear

B.U.M. Equipment to Relaunch

B.U.M. Equipment, the casual sportswear brand that had a profitable run in the Eighties and Nineties, is returning to market as a young men’s and juniors brand.

clock November 5, 2009Brenner Thomas

Department Stores

Obit: Felice Ferrante, Master Tailor

Felice “Phil” Ferrante, Saks Fifth Avenue’s master men’s tailor, died Oct. 15 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

clock November 5, 2009David Moin

Digital

FUBU Returning to U.S.

FUBU, an original player in hip-hop streetwear, is aiming for a comeback.

clock November 5, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Obituaries

Obit: Jim Edelman Dies at 68

Jim Edelman, director, senior buyer of tailored clothing for Macy’s, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 68.

clock November 5, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Sportswear

Emerging Brand Spurr Branches Out

Spurr is branching into two collections at different pricing tiers in an effort to position itself for global distribution.

clock November 5, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Financial

IFF Net Down on Charges in 3rd Qtr.

International Flavors & Fragrances profits fall 8.5 percent in period.

clock November 5, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

FIT Show Looks at American Dressmaking

The incomplete cotton muslins on display in “American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion” are an indication FIT’s newest show delves into design.

clock November 5, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

In Brief: Polo Doubles Quarterly Dividend

Ralph Lauren doubles cash dividend and also authorizes additional $225M for stock repurchases.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Akris Taps Beste as U.S. CEO

Former McQueen exec Melissa Beste named to run North American division of Akris.

clock November 5, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Austrians in Tokyo… Anthropologie’s New Tie-Up…

A few of Austria’s up-and-coming fashion designers, including two Jil Sander alums, got a chance to showcase their talent for a Japanese audience.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

Technology

Google to Unveil New Retail Search Tool

Google Inc. will today unveil a search function, called Google Commerce Search, especially designed for large online retailers.

clock November 5, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Government and Trade

U.S. Asks WTO for China Dispute Panel

European Union and Mexico also take issue with China.

clock November 5, 2009Liza Casabona

Forecasts and Analysis

Top Industry Leaders Address Retail’s New Reality

Allen Questrom, Marshal Cohen and Stephen I. Sadove discuss the future of the retail industry.

clock November 5, 2009David Moin

Forecasts and Analysis

Lower Inventories Brighten Outlook for Holiday

Retailers can expect sales to rise by as much as 2 percent for the holiday season.

clock November 5, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: November 4, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

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