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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 New Guy in Town: Hermès Men’s Flagship Bows on Madison Ave.

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Hermès' first men’s-only store in the world bows on Madison Avenue.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Miu Miu to Open Shanghai Flagship

Miu Miu will open its biggest store in Asia in Shanghai, and Tom Ford is believed to be eyeing a space next store.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

At Atlanta Apparel Show, Vendors Report Orders Up

Despite economic concerns, buyers take a more aggressive approach at the Atlanta Apparel show.

clock February 9, 2010Elizabeth Thurman

Fashion Scoops

Winning Scholars Feted… Calvin Klein’s Turn… Going Global…

Fashion types fete the new Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship and its first winner, Gohar Rajabzadeh.

clock February 9, 2010WWD Staff

Denim

Joe’s Jeans Signs Outlet Leases

Joe’s Jeans has partnered with Simon Property Group to open outlet stores. On Feb. 3, the company reported fourth-quarter earnings of $20.5 million.

clock February 9, 2010Ross Tucker and Alexandra Steigrad

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

At Paris Trade Shows, Buyers Focus on Value

At Prêt-à-Porter and Who’s Next trade shows in Paris, buyers shopped with flat budgets.

clock February 9, 2010Naomi Marcoulet

Financial

Bachrach Assets Set for Auction

Owner of Bachrach men’s specialty store chain to sell assets to sell assets after more than 125 years of business.

clock February 9, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

Ex-CFO of Coty Wins Suit

Court grants $5.4M to ex-CFO of Coty, Michael Fishoff, in dispute over stock options.

clock February 9, 2010Matthew Lynch

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Yoox Reports Strong Revenue Growth

Yoox SpA, boosted by growth across all geographical markets and the launch of an additional six online stores, said revenues in 2009 jumped 50 percent.

clock February 9, 2010Luisa Zargani

Financial

Retail Stocks Slip Monday

S&P Retail Index, which rose as much as 1.3 percent in early trading, slid 0.57 points to 392.27 on Monday.

clock February 9, 2010Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Opens First Men’s-Only Store

Hermès’ first men’s-only store in the world bows on Madison Avenue.

clock February 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Joelle Diderich

Specialty Stores

Sonia Rykiel H&M Knit Line Launches This Month

Sonia Rykiel’s knitwear collection for H&M, bowing Feb. 20 in 20 U.S. stores, has Gallic chic writ large.

clock February 9, 2010Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Beyond Beauty Event Brings in $310,000

Record amount raised by The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation.

clock February 9, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Memo Pad

Prevention’s Famous Faces… Desiring Dockers… Rucci in ‘Kell’…

Prevention plans to make celebrities its permanent cover choice.

clock February 9, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Gorman Tapped for Lancome Post

Gillian Gorman succeeds Cheryl Vitali as svp of marketing at the Lancôme division of L’Oréal USA.

clock February 9, 2010Pete Born

Government and Trade

New Tariffs Cutting Into Domestic Industry

Congress inaction on expired duties has led to added costs for domestic yarn spinners, fabric firms, footwear brands and retailers.

clock February 9, 2010Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Milano Unica Mills Seek Return to Growth

Italian textile manufacturers are hoping for an upswing in business at next week’s Milano Unica trade fair.

clock February 9, 2010Kerry Olsen

Designer and Luxury

B. Hearst Designs to Award Micro Loans

Barbara Hearst is ironing out a stimulus package for entrepreneurial women in South Carolina.

clock February 9, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Mary J. Blige Connects With Malandrino

Catherine Malandrino and Mary J. Blige launch their cobranded t-shirt collection next week.

clock February 9, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

City Slickers: New Designers Making Their Marks

A new pack of designers are making their marks, with city-sleek wares, USING inspirations ranging from Barcelona and Barbarella to superstition and syringes.

clock February 9, 2010Venessa Lau and Mayte Allende

Intimates and Activewear

Rachel Roy Collaborates With Fairwinds Trading

Rachel Roy Fairwinds line gives economic opportunities to women in Africa.

clock February 9, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Specialty Stores

Salman Exits Liberty

Tamara Salman has resigned as creative director of the Liberty of London brand.

clock February 9, 2010Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Missoni Plants Flag in L.A.

Missoni is making a statement with the opening of a flagship — the brand’s first California store — in Beverly Hills.

clock February 9, 2010Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion

Surviving Fashion Week

Fashion insiders, from singer Keri Hilson to stylist Keegan Singh, offer their tips for getting through the upcoming New York fashion week shows.

clock February 9, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Prada Issues Positive Preview to Earnings

Prada SpA trumpeted a “better-than-expected” 2009 in a statement issued Monday as a teaser to the release of the company’s financial results.

clock February 9, 2010Luisa Zargani

Retail Features

More Snow Ahead for East Coast Retailers

Snowstorms expected, but hit retailers during a traditionally slow period.

clock February 9, 2010David Moin and Kristi Ellis and Sharon Edelson and Liza Casabona

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: February 8, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 9, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

A Timeline: The Many Looks of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are two wild and crazy gals.

clock February 10, 2010WWD Staff

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clock 11hLorelei Marfil

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