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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 7hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 2hMaghan 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 2hWWD Staff

The Personality of Cheap: Profiling the Value Retailers

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Overview

Stores, like people, have personalities. Whether that personality determines the customer, or the customer the personality, is one of those chicken versus egg questions that’s a matter of debate. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Gap Earnings Rise 3% in Second Quarter

Gap Inc. showed improved financial results in the second quarter, while still grappling with traffic and merchandise issues.

clock August 19, 2010David Moin

Parties

Cocktails for the Couture Council

The cocktail party kicked off ticket sales for the group’s annual luncheon honoring Karl Lagerfeld this year.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

All Dolled Up: Budget Beauty Spots Around New York

Sephora’s eyebrow grooming services start at $34, and Spa Butterfly’s manicures are just $14.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

Lifestyle

Chrissie Hynde Forms a New Band and Fashion Label

Chrissie Hynde is releasing a new album “Fidelity!” with her group JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys.

clock August 20, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

People

Lissie: Folk’s Latest Ingenue

Lissie, the popular young singer-songwriter, says, “When I’m on stage, I’m telling the story of my life.”

clock August 20, 2010Marcy Medina

Clothing/Furnishings

Givenchy to Launch Play for Her Scent

Justin Timberlake will appear in commercial for Givenchy’s Play for Her women’s fragrance.

clock August 20, 2010Pete Born

Clothing/Furnishings

Tommy Hilfiger Gets Loud

Tommy Hilfiger’s latest fragrance masterbrand is an obvious departure for the beauty franchise.

clock August 20, 2010Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Peruse Snapshots… ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Designer Tries New Move…

Antik Batik is going back to its roots with an exhibition of photographs from Peru.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

Denim

Designer Desiree Mejer Returns to Fake London

The label, synonymous with Cool Brittania, will sell at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.

clock August 20, 2010Samantha Conti

Hair

Keratin, Brazilian Blowouts Spread to the Masses

Services are hitting salons for less than $100.

clock August 20, 2010Andrea Nagel

Business

Adidas Goes Online in China

Adidas AG, the world’s second-largest sportswear brand, has launched an online store on China’s Taobao Mall.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Item of the Day: To Die for Nail Polish

Fall’s hottest nail lacquer hues won’t break the bank.

clock August 20, 2010Molly Prior

Department Stores

Profiling the Value Retailers

WWD takes a look at the personalities of the leading value retailers worldwide, from H&M to Tesco.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Sam’s Club Enters Natural Skin Care With Sophyto

The club chain began selling Sophyto this month.

clock August 20, 2010Andrea Nagel

Mass and Off-Price

Bloomingdale’s Opens First Outlet

Bloomingdale’s outlet unit at Potomac Mills will be followed by one at Bergen Center.

clock August 20, 2010David Moin and Liza Casabona

Retailing

Jacqueline Bisset to Tout Avon’s Anew Platinum Line

Avon Products Inc. has tapped Sixties film siren, Jacqueline Bisset, to woo women over 60.

clock August 20, 2010Molly Prior

Financial

Specialty Retailers Show Weak Spots in Qtr.

Buckle posted decline for the period, and Aéropostale third-quarter guidance fell below Wall Street’s projections.

clock August 20, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young

Department Stores

Consumer Seen Inching Toward Full-Price Stores

Off-price retailers still faring well, but their armor shows signs of cracking.

clock August 20, 2010Evan Clark

Memo Pad

No News at the New York Times Magazine… Fashion at Google: Out or In?…

Sources say Bill Keller has received upward of 20 applications for the top slot at the New York Times Magazine.

clock August 20, 2010WWD Staff

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 2hLorelei Marfil

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