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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 10hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 5hMaghan 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 5hWWD Staff

Fashion’s New Fever: Bloggers in Spotlight As They Aim for Fame

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Overview

It is a sign of the times when anyone with a computer and something to say can attract the attention of designers such as Marc Jacobs or the Mulleavy sisters.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2010

If a fashion show – especially one sprung from such mundane standards as sturdy wrap coats and sensible camels and grays – can be moving, this was it.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

A&F Profits Drop in Fourth Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. led off the fourth-quarter specialty store earnings season with a smaller profit decline than analysts expected.

clock February 16, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Business

Simon Property Makes Bid for General Growth

Simon Property Group said it offered $10 billion to purchase rival mall owner.

clock February 16, 2010Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young and Matthew Lynch

Other

Marc Jacobs After Party: An Intimate Affair

The only people allowed past the door at the Standard’s 18th Floor Monday night were employees of the house.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Express Plans IPO

Express Parent LLC said in a regulatory filing that it plans to raise as much as $200 million in an initial public offering.

clock February 16, 2010Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang RTW Fall 2010

The genre of film noir inspired Vera Wang’s fall collection, and it worked like a dream. A very sexy one.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Brands Keep the Faith in Vegas

Lanvin, Fendi and Versace are opening at CityCenter in Las Vegas.

clock February 17, 2010Anne Riley-Katz

Front Row at The Row

Carey Mulligan, Cecilia Dean, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Bartha and Victoria Traina sat front row at The Row’s show.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2010

Chalk it up to the slush-filled streets, but there was something comforting about the fall Marc by Marc Jacobs runway.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Fossil Net Rises 51 Percent

Fossil shares up nearly 7% Tuesday on stronger-than-expected Q4 performance.

clock February 17, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise 1.7% Tues.

S&P Retail Index posted its third straight gain Tuesday.

clock February 17, 2010Evan Clark and Amanda Kaiser

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Clyne Launching Helios & Luna, A New Bridge Label

Patricia Clyne, a former designer for Oscar by Oscar de la Renta and Eccoci, described her new collection as “feminine and modern.”

clock February 17, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Sperry Top-Sider to Open Retail Stores

Sperry Top-Sider plans its first retail rollout to help mark the brand’s 75th anniversary.

clock February 17, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

People

Vice Squad: New York Designers Plead Guilty

WWD asked designers what they rely on to get them through the stress of New York fashion week.

clock February 17, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

People

WWD Postcard: David Lauren Visits Vancouver

The Ralph Lauren executive David Lauren checks out the opening ceremonies at the Olympics in Vancouver.

clock February 17, 2010WWD Staff

People

Indursky Tapped as Bliss President

Mike Indursky, who was most recently chief marketing and strategic officer at Burt’s Bees, has been named president of Bliss World Inc.

clock February 17, 2010Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

Athena Consortium Considers Bid for IT Holding

Athena Consorzio said it plans to submit an offer to buy IT Holding SpA.

clock February 17, 2010Luisa Zargani

Financial

Agon’s Goal: Growing L’Oreal With New Customers

L’Oréal chief Jean-Paul Agon reiterated Tuesday the company’s plan to return to growth and lure a billion new consumers to double its customer base by 2020.

clock February 17, 2010Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Italy v. Anna Wintour… New Publisher Named at People StyleWatch…

The Italian fashion world is getting testy with Anna Wintour.

clock February 17, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Hublot Outlines Growth for U.S.

Hublot, creator of the Big Bang watch, is plotting for a stronger performance in the U.S., where it is appointing a new president.

clock February 17, 2010Brenner Thomas

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

MAGIC Opens on More Positive Note

Retailers at MAGIC Marketplace encouraged by a modest boost in business encouraged.

clock February 17, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Anne Riley-Katz

Intimates and Activewear

Windsong Acquires Cloudveil Mountain Works

Windsong Brands LLC of Westport, Conn., has acquired Cloudveil Mountain Works from Spyder Active Sports Inc.

clock February 17, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Robbers Take $6.1M Jewelry in Paris

Thieves made off with a bag containing jewelry worth 4.5 million euros after carjacking a vehicle for hire carrying the daughter of the mayor of Kiev.

clock February 17, 2010Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Eyewear Pact Renewed

Tom Ford International and Marcolin Group have renewed the license for the design, production and distribution of the designer’s eyewear.

clock February 17, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

Corneliani Opens Milan Flagship

Italian men’s tailored clothing label Corneliani on Saturday unveiled its first flagship on Via Montenapoleone.

clock February 17, 2010Emilie Marsh

People

PacSun Taps Christine Lee to Succeed Cunningham

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. has snagged former Urban Outfitters Inc. executive Christine Lee.

clock February 17, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Justin Timberlake’s William Rast Steps Into Shoes

William Rast, the brand founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, is moving beyond denim with a new capsule collection of footwear.

clock February 17, 2010Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Milan Preview: Ones to Watch

Alessandro Dell’Acqua will unveil his line, N. 21 and David Garavito, who cuts his teeth at Armani, is designing cocktail fare inspired by the Bauhaus movement.

clock February 17, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rookie Season: Two Rising Italian Talents

Two rising talents selected by a jury of fashion specialists during “My Own Show” will present their debut collections with an installation at 5 Via Bezzecca.

clock February 17, 2010Alessandra Turra

Digital

Fashion’s New Fever: Bloggers in Spotlight As They Aim for Fame

Fashion bloggers like Tavi Gevinson and Bryanboy are courted, coddled and charmed like never before by houses like Marc Jacobs and Rodarte.

clock February 17, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Scoops

Cool Customers: Kirsten Dunst and Other Fashionistas Ignore the Snow

Helen Schifter to Kirsten Dunst pay no mind to the freezing weather at New York fashion week,and wear what looks good.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Other

Who Are You, Again?

One of the best ways for a designer to relax after showing her collection during fashion week? Celebrating with friends at a packed-to-the-gills after party.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren in Paris… David Webb Finds a Buyer?… Weir Now…

Come mid-April, it will be practically Ralph Lauren week in Paris.

clock February 17, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: February 16, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 17, 2010WWD Staff

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clock 5hLorelei Marfil

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