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Retail

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 17hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 12hMaghan 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 12hWWD Staff

Rule of the Masses: Reinventing Fashion Via Crowdsourcing

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Overview

Thanks to the Internet, the line between designer, consumer and brand is blurring more and more. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

De Beers Profits Up, CEO to Step Down

De Beers ceo Gareth Penny will step down later this year. The search is already on for his successor.

clock July 23, 2010Samantha Conti

Financial

Polo to Control South Korean Business

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. taking entire Asian business in-house with purchase of its South Korean business.

clock July 25, 2010Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Robert Sauerberg Named Condé Nast President

Townsend remains CEO.

clock July 23, 2010Nick Axelrod

Business Features

J.P. Morgan: A Personal, but Global, Approach

J.P. Morgan has played an advisory role in many top apparel and retail M&A deals over the last five years.

clock July 26, 2010Evan Clark

Financial

Body Central Retail Chain Plots IPO

The value-priced chain Body Central operates 169 stores across 23 states.

clock July 26, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks Gain Friday, Up 4.5% for Week

S&P Retail Index rose 0.9 percent, or 3.55 points, to 408.17 on Friday.

clock July 26, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Handbags

Furla’s New Fairy Tale

Furla teams with Leitmotiv for line that pays homage to the “Wizard of Oz.”

clock July 26, 2010Alberto Zacchini

Trends

Accessories Council: A Vital Player in the Industry

Accessories Council president Karen Giberson and her staff of one have significantly increased the scope of the organization.

clock July 26, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Trends

What They Said: Quips From Past ACE Awards Ceremonies

Lady Gaga isn’t the only entertainer who has turned out the quips for an ACE Awards ceremony with her comment about condoms being her favorite accessory.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: The Lion

Last week, patrons at The Lion included Francisco Costa, Joel Schumacher, Sean Avery, Gucci Westman, Brian Atwood and Jason Wu.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Wins Against a Gucci

A court in Florence ruled in favor of Gucci, which earlier this month filed an injunctive proceeding against Elisabetta Gucci.

clock July 26, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Digital

Reinventing Fashion Via Crowdsourcing

Bloomingdale’s, Nike and Keds allow consumers to give input in the design process.

clock July 26, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Intimates and Activewear

Concerns Grow Over Eurovet Timing

The 2011 schedule for the Mode City and Interfilière trade fairs at the Porte de Versailles in Paris is causing concern among U.S. manufacturers.

clock July 26, 2010Karyn Monget

Financial

Wolford Profits Leap

Wolford AG more than doubled operating profits in fiscal 2010 after implementing cost-reduction and efficiency-enhancing measures.

clock July 26, 2010Emilie Marsh

Designer and Luxury

Astley Clarke’s Cyber Stones

Online jeweler launches her own collection.

clock July 26, 2010Samantha Conti

Jewelry

A Novel Needle

Walk along Orchard Street in Manhattan too quickly and one could miss Occulter, a sliver of a store at No. 83 1/2.

clock July 26, 2010Sharon Edelson

Jewelry

Roseark Gets Beachy

Roseark has expanded its presence by opening a 750-square-foot store on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue.

clock July 26, 2010Marcy Medina

Trends

Accessories Set to Lead Way Out of Downturn

Sales increased 20 percent in first quarter.

clock July 26, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Denver’s Day… L.A. Story… Be My Burberry…

Hip young things in Denver traded shorts for slinky summer dresses at the Riverfront Park Fashion Show.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Zara Enters India

Moving fast in the Indian market, Spanish retailer Zara opened three stores in the country within five weeks.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Stella McCartney’s Color Forms… US Weekly Grows Up…

Stella McCartney — never one to take herself too seriously — has tapped British artist Barry Reigate to illustrate her fall ad campaign.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

Parties

Disaster Area: Fashion Mistakes at the Watermill Gala

The Watermill gala always encourages daring dress, but these partygoers really let their freak flag fly.

clock July 25, 2010WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Longines Sees Aggressive Growth

Luxury watch label Longines president Walter von Känel optimistic about 2010 sales prospects.

clock July 26, 2010Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Liberty Plots Growth

Liberty’s new owners expect the business to turn a profit by the end of the fiscal year.

clock July 26, 2010Samantha Conti

Fashion

Sharon Stone Shimmies at Watermill Party

Sharon Stone, Rufus Wainwright and Calvin Klein turn out for Robert Wilson’s annual summer Watermill benefit.

clock July 25, 2010WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Etiqueta Negra to Open Second Store in U.S.

Etiqueta Negra men’s-only unit to bow Florida next month.

clock July 26, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion

Reality Rehab: Snooki Style

Instant celebrity unfortunately doesn’t equate to instant style as proven by a number of reality TV stars.

clock July 26, 2010WWD Staff

Fragrance

Jones, Inter Parfums Ink Fragrance Deal

Jones Apparel Group has entered into a licensing agreement with Inter Parfums USA for Nine West scents.

clock July 26, 2010Julie Naughton and Matthew W. Evans

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clock 12hLorelei Marfil

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