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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 7hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 2hMaghan 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 2hWWD Staff

Gain Two and Lose One: Fekkai Line to Go Mass, Sephora to Drop Brand

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In a further sign of the tectonic shift taking place in the beauty world, Frédéric Fekkai, one of the ultimate luxury beauty brands ever to hit Fifth Avenue, is headed for Walgreens.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OFTHIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Inditex Profit Up, Growing Zara in Asia

Profits at Spain’s Inditex SA climbed 4.3 percent in the third quarter.

clock December 10, 2009Miles Socha

Financial

Mulberry Profits Gain in Half

The British accessories brand Mulberry says “stronger-than-expected demand” drove sales in six-month period ended Sept. 30.

clock December 10, 2009Samantha Conti

Fashion

Burberry Tops at British Fashion Awards

Dressed in one of her own designs – a floor-length dress with bejeweled shoulders – Beckham said she’s hammering out plans to take an active role in the BFC.

clock December 10, 2009Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Italian Marie Claire Sets Karl Calendar

Karl Lagerfeld has done it again – produced a calendar for the Italian edition of Marie Claire.

clock December 10, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion

Rugby Ralph Lauren to Hold Virtual Runway Show

Company executives have conceived a new format — a virtual runway show with a “make-your-own” option that allows customers to put together and buy looks.

clock December 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Givenchy Scoops up Hepburn Ensemble

The house of Givenchy was the winning bidder for the black Givenchy haute couture chantilly lace cocktail dress and jacket that was worn by Audrey Hepburn.

clock December 10, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Wears Calvin Klein in Oslo

The First Lady wore a Calvin Klein ensemble to the Oslo City Hall, where where President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday.

clock December 10, 2009WWD Staff

Beauty Features

The 7th Annual WWD Beauty Biz Awards

The Four Seasons restaurant was lit up with beauty industry executives who gathered for the WWD Beauty Biz Awards breakfast on Thursday morning.

clock December 10, 2009Belisa Silva

Fragrance

DKNY Sweetens Its Fragrance Mix

DKNY adding Candy Apples, a limited edition trio of new scents.

clock December 11, 2009Julie Naughton

Prestige

La Prairie’s Trifecta in White Caviar

With its new White Caviar Illuminating SystEme, La Prairie is hoping to make age spots a thing of the past.

clock December 11, 2009Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Burberry Sport Fragrances to Launch in 2010

Burberry is planning to inject its fragrance portfolio with two shots of adrenaline next year.

clock December 11, 2009Brid Costello

Products

Natural Beauty: A $20 Billion Market

Topics covered at the Natural Beauty Summit covered far-ranging subjects, including market size, plus various types of consumption habits and retail channels.

clock December 11, 2009Jennifer Weil

Retailing

Taking ‘Green’ to the Spa

Two trends convinced Tracy Worthington, founder of OoohLaLa of Beverly Hills, to introduce Ec-Oooh-Chic.

clock December 11, 2009Faye Brookman

Retailing

J. Sisters Head to Flatiron

J. Sisters is gearing up for the spring opening of its second Manhattan location.

clock December 11, 2009Andrea Nagel

Organics

Pangea Organics Restructures Distribution

Pangea Organics is planting its roots in specialty beauty retail.

clock December 11, 2009Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

A|X Armani Relaunches in South Beach

A|X Armani has more than doubled the size of its flagship in Miami’s South Beach.

clock December 11, 2009Sharon Edelson

Specialty Stores

Comptoir des Cotonniers Opens Paris Flagship

Comptoir des Cotonniers has opened a 1,500-square-foot Paris flagship on picturesque Place Saint-Sulpice.

clock December 11, 2009Natasha Montrose

Financial

Christopher & Banks Expects Stronger Third Quarter

Christopher & Banks sees sales, gross margin improve, according to preliminary results.

clock December 11, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Dollar General Returns to Profitability

Budget-minded retail chain Dollar General turned in third-quarter profits of $75.6 million.

clock December 11, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Gildan Reports Profits Up 94.5%

Gildan Activewear Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits almost doubled because of reduced costs and the absence of large charges.

clock December 11, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise Thursday

Shares of CIT Group rose 13.7% as they commenced trading on the NYSE on the same day the firm exited bankruptcy court proceedings.

clock December 11, 2009Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: December 11, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Avon’s Mark to Sell Products on Facebook

According to Facebook and Avon, Mark’s sales widget is a first for the beauty industry.

clock December 11, 2009Molly Prior

Retailing

Armani Enters Bloomingdale’s Beauty Floor

Giorgio Armani Beauty made its official debut at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship with a ribbon cutting on its new counter on the renovated beauty floor.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Cornejo in London… Sophie’s Choice… Holiday Mingling With Mizrahi…

WWD talked to designer Maria Cornejo over coffee at Claridge’s.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Sportswear

Grosvenor Kicks Off FIFA Partnership

British label Grosvenor will produce a line of limited edition apparel to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup of soccer.

clock December 11, 2009Nina Jones

Government and Trade

Apparel Imports to U.S. Continue Decline in Oct.

Apparel and textile imports dropped again in October, with China and Vietnam posting the only gains for that month.

clock December 11, 2009Liza Casabona

Design

Sitting Pretty: David Linley’s Furniture Obsession

There’s nothing like a chair to get the wheels in David Linley’s brain spinning at top speed.

clock December 11, 2009Samantha Conti

People

Remembering Thomas Hoving

The former Metropolitan Museum of Art head Thomas Hoving passed away yesterday.

clock December 11, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Memo Pad

Cavalli Charm… Vogue’s Blogger Shoot… Google’s Achilles Heel…

Morning TV got a dose of Italian sensuality when Roberto Cavalli brought a selection of sexy dresses to “The Martha Stewart Show.”

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

Fekkai Classic to Enter Mass Stores

Frédéric Fekkai, one of the ultimate luxury brands, is headed for Walgreens, and with this move, Sephora is dropping the line.

clock December 11, 2009Andrea Nagel

Financial

Finance Company Offers Buyout for Spa Chakra

Spa Chakra Inc., the financially troubled spa located on Fifth Avenue, has said it received a buyout offer from Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc.

clock December 11, 2009Andrea Nagel

Mass and Off-Price

Target To-Go Store Opens Downtown Today

Target To-Go, a temporary store situated next to the High Line in Manhattan, will sell and wrap gifts for holiday shoppers.

clock December 11, 2009Sharon Edelson

Eyewear

Safilo Signs Hilfiger for Eyewear

Tommy Hilfiger has signed a licensing agreement for eyewear with Safilo Group.

clock December 11, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Retail Features

Display Gets Creative at Retail Design Collective

National Association of Display Industry’s Retail Design Collective, a market period, concluded today after a three-day run.

clock December 11, 2009David Moin

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