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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 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 1hMaghan 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 1hWWD Staff

Diddy’s Big Deal

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Diddy is set to follow in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger. Sean John, the men’s label founded by the hip-hop artist/mogul/man-about-town, has inked a transformative deal with Macy’s Inc.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Kenneth Cole Posts First-Quarter Profit

Helped by across-the-board revenue gains and inventory discipline, company moves to a first-quarter profit.

clock May 5, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

U.S. Retail Stocks Decline Wednesday

Among the retailers on the decline were AnnTaylor Stores Corp., off 2.2 percent to $24.21, and Tiffany & Co., 1.4 percent to $47.39.

clock May 5, 2010Evan Clark

Department Stores

Diddy’s Big Deal: Macy’s, Sean John Ink Exclusive

Sean “Diddy” Combs is set to follow in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger with his new Macy’s deal.

clock May 6, 2010David Lipke

People

Björk and Jason Wu Attend American Patrons of the Tate Dinner

Björk, Claes Oldenburg, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gabourey Sidibe, and Jason Wu were lured to the American Patrons of the Tate’s annual Artists Dinner.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gen Art Halting Operations

After struggling for the past 18 months during the recession, the organization has pulled the plug.

clock May 5, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Department Stores

L&T Sees 30% Bump From Men’s Revamp

Lord & Taylor’s flagship men’s store is expected to boost sales when completed this fall.

clock May 6, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Denim

Cameron Silver Launches Denim Label

Vintage retailer Cameron Silver wants to add a dose of sophistication and glamour to jeans without the lofty price tags in his new label, Decades Denim.

clock May 6, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Denim

Denim Boutique Boosts Net-a-porter

Net-a-porter is flying the flag for denim.

clock May 6, 2010Nina Jones

Denim

Girbaud Cuts Water Use With Wattwash

François Girbaud is pushing water conservation with a new laser treatment called Wattwash, aimed at replacing traditional methods of stonewashing denim.

clock May 6, 2010Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Mamma Mia… AmfAR Nears… Simon Doonan Tops Jude Law…

Mother’s Day came early this year to the DVF studio in New York, where a stylish set gathered to support the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

In Brief: Van Brunt to Head Soma

J.C. Penney veteran will head Chico’s intimate apparel unit.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

CPSC Looks to Toughen Drawstring Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission may designate certain children’s apparel with drawstrings a “substantial product hazard.”

clock May 6, 2010Kristi Ellis

Fashion

Men’s Fall Dress Shirt Trend: Boldly Go

The flight to basic styles is reversing in the dress shirt market, where brands are seeing an uptick in fashion colors, bold stripes and statement patterns.

clock May 6, 2010Brenner Thomas

People

Born Yesterday: The Film “Babies” Captivates

Director Thomas Balmès talks about his new documentary, “Babies.”

clock May 6, 2010Priya Rao

Parties

Flower Power Uptown

The fashion set celebrated Carlos Mota’s new book, “Flowers Chic & Cheap,” over cocktails.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: May 5, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Dress Barn Eyes Expansion

Dress Barn opening in Canada, remodeling stores.

clock May 6, 2010David Moin

Clothing/Furnishings

Grooming Brand Sharps Refocusing on U.S. Market

Sharps Barber and Shop aims to open in New York.

clock May 6, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Belgian Designer Wins Hyères Prize

“This is hugely important as this is the first stepping stone,” said Alexandra Verschueren, 22, after winning the main L’Oréal Professional Grand Prize.

clock May 6, 2010Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier to Launch Home Furnishings

Jean Paul Gaultier is poised to get back into home furnishings.

clock May 6, 2010Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Coach’s First Men’s Store Debuts

Coach men’s shop bows on Bleecker Street in Manhattan.

clock May 6, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Vogue’s Norwich Jumps to T&C… Paradis Found… Any Takers for Newsweek?…

William Norwich, who has served as a contributing editor and columnist for Vogue since 2004, is new T&C editor in chief Stephen Drucker’s first big hire.

clock May 6, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Targets $27B Volume by 2015

Nike Inc. is looking to add 40 percent to its sales in the next five years.

clock May 6, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

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