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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

Revlon’s Balancing Act: Growing Market Share While Trimming Costs

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Overview

Revlon Inc. seems to have found equilibrium in a precarious balancing act: trumpeting glamour and celebrity-backed innovation while strengthening the balance sheet.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Kohl’s 4th-Qtr. Profit Gains 28.3%

Kohl’s Corp. post a 28.3 percent increase in profits during the fourth quarter, with women’s apparel and footwear making the greatest gains.

clock February 25, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark

Financial

Revlon’s Balancing Act: Growing Market Share While Trimming Costs

Revlon said fourth-quarter profits rose 13.3 percent on higher sales and lower expenses.

clock February 25, 2010Molly Prior

Financial

Li & Fung Buys UK Producer

Li & Fung Ltd. acquired Manchester-based private label producer Visage Group Ltd.

clock February 25, 2010Evan Clark

People

Blake, Badgley and Barlow

Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Melissa George were among the guests.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Bare Escentuals Nets Grows 58.8%

Fourth-quarter revenues for Bare Escentuals rise 12.2% on marketing, product efforts.

clock February 26, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Retailing

Dollar Stores See Beauty Potential

Walgreens’ acquisition of Duane Reade last week further narrows an already compressed chain drugstore industry.

clock February 26, 2010Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Snippets: Chloé Adds Eau de Fleurs Scents… Beauty.com Launches App…

Fashion brand Chloé has added a floral-inspired scent collection, dubbed Eau de Fleurs, to its lineup.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

People

Lauder Taps Marketing Executive

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou as senior vice president, corporate marketing.

clock February 25, 2010Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Simple Beauty at London Fashion Week

Understated coifs and low-key makeup were key looks at London Fashion Week.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fragrance

Gucci’s Sporty Spin

Gucci by Gucci Sport Pour Homme aims to double sales in the next 12 to 24 months.

clock February 26, 2010Kerry Olsen

Fragrance

Bendel’s Launches Own Fragrance Line

The Henri Bendel Fragrance Collection is billed as retailer’s first foray into a fine fragrance collection.

clock February 26, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Design Pop: A Taiwanese Celebrity’s Brand Grows

Jolin Tsai, creator of Seventy Two Changes, is a “Mandopop” pop star with a distinct fashion sensibility.

clock February 26, 2010Sarah Haight

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Sales Fall 22 Percent

Lackluster business in the U.S. and unpaid royalties on the Just Cavalli brand from licensee Ittierre SpA hurt Roberto Cavalli’s 2009 consolidated sales.

clock February 26, 2010Luisa Zargani

Legal

Conaway Fined $10M in Kmart Case

Federal judge on Thursday ordered former Kmart chief executive officer Charles Conaway to forfeit more than $10 million for deceiving shareholders.

clock February 26, 2010Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Romeo Gigli Launches Collection

Designer Romeo Gigli has introduced a new collection called XII XII XLIX par Romeo Gigli.

clock February 26, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Specialty Stores

H&M Launches Sustainable Line

The Garden Collection is H&M’s first fully sustainable line.

clock February 26, 2010Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

McQueen Funeral Draws Family, Friends

At Alexander McQueen’s funeral, François-Henri Pinault, Robert Polet, Kate Moss and Daphne Guinness mourned for the loss of the great fashion designer.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Aims for Steady Growth

Moncler reports 50 percent increase in sales last year despite the tough economy.

clock February 26, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Hair

Infusium 23’s Comeback Plan

Idelle Labs sets strategy to bolster hair care brand, Infusium 23.

clock February 26, 2010Andrea Nagel

Retailing

Topshop to Launch Cosmetics

Topshop is applying its fast-fashion prowess to beauty with the introduction of two cosmetics ranges, a core line and an in-and-out seasonal trend collection.

clock February 26, 2010Molly Prior

Financial

Gap Net Surges, Firm Eyes Italy and China

Gap Inc. posted a fourth-quarter earnings increase of 45 percent, and plans to expand into Italy and China.

clock February 26, 2010David Moin

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: February 25, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion

Q&A: Guy Trebay

Of fashion’s prominent critics, Guy Trebay perhaps wins the prize for biggest skeptic.

clock February 26, 2010Nick Axelrod

Lifestyle

Details at 10

Details is celebrating its 10th anniversary about seven months early, but who’s counting?

clock February 26, 2010Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Tina Brown and the Whole Gang… Short Cuts… Mark Kirby Exits GQ…

Tina Brown touched down in Los Angeles to host Burberry’s 3-D presentation of its London runway show.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Armani’s Absent Friend… Pixie Power… For Pete Doherty’s Sake…

Giorgio Armani on Thursday hosted street artist Richard Hambleton’s first European solo exhibition since 1985, but the guest of honor missed the party.

clock February 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Zoe Saldana Expected at Max Mara Show

Max Mara is not known for its celebrity-packed front rows, but, hey — there’s a first time for everything.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Fendi’s New Dimensions

Luxury brand Fendi films catwalk show in 3-D for potential use in stores and at special events.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

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clock 11hLorelei Marfil

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