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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 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

Nail Polish Brands Hot Prizes in M&A

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Overview

Coty Inc. is said to the be leading contender to snatch OPI Products Inc. from the hands of its competitors in an auction. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Parties

MoMA Honors Kathryn Bigelow

Jodie Foster and Ed Norton step out to celebrate the “Hurt Locker” director.

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Financial

Nail Polish: The ‘It’ Category for M&A

Pending OPI deal could be the largest in the history of lacquered nails.

clock November 12, 2010Evan Clark and Rachel Brown

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bluemercury Aquires Douglas Units in U.S.

Move helps to expand the retailer’s store count to 33 by year’s end.

clock November 12, 2010Molly Prior

Retailing

Kiss My Face Attracts Investor

Renowned natural beauty brand Kiss My Face has teamed with industry veterans Lisa Yarnell and Ron Gordon.

clock November 12, 2010Faye Brookman

Digital

Victoria’s Secret Using Facebook to Market ‘Wings’

Brand promoting exhibit on social media site.

clock November 12, 2010Karyn Monget

Retailing

Sabon Opening Paris Store in the Marais

New York-based natural body care brand Sabon is making its debut in the French capital.

clock November 12, 2010Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Stuns Crowd with 4-D Shows

Polo marks 10th anniversary of its online launch with a technological spectacle.

clock November 12, 2010Marc Karimzadeh and Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

People

Leonard Lauder Leads Parade of Honorees

Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corp., received the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Leadership Award.

clock November 12, 2010Pete Born

Fragrance

Lalique Marks 150 With Fleur de Cristal Scent

The fragrance arm of his eponymous company is pulling out all the stops.

clock November 12, 2010Jennifer Weil and Sophie Meislin

Fragrance

Reed Krakoff To Launch First Fragrance

High-end scent bows this month.

clock November 12, 2010Julie Naughton

Financial

California Sues Brazilian Blowout

Brazilian Blowout makers are on the hot seat again.

clock November 12, 2010Andrea Nagel

Business

Tod’s Profits Leap

Sales of the Tod’s brand rose 13.7 percent in the nine-month period.

clock November 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Financial

Bulgari Sees Strong Growth

Bulgari SpA more than doubles net profits.

clock November 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

April 14, 1986: Wed Zone

In 1986, WWD covered the marriage of Arianna Stassinopoulos and Michael Huffington at New York’s St. Bartholomew’s Church.

clock November 12, 2010Venessa Lau

Marketing and Trends

MAC Cosmetics Shines Spotlight on Fans

Brands hosts MAC Me Over contest.

clock November 12, 2010Julie Naughton

Retailing

Boots Aims to Grow in U.S.

U.K. company plans to expand product distribution.

clock November 12, 2010Molly Prior

Fashion Scoops

Jay-Z’s Game… Fine Art… Speaking of Gucci…

Jay-Z is launching his first book, “Decoded,” with a scavenger hunt of sorts sponsored by search engine Bing — with Gucci in on the game.

clock November 12, 2010WWD Staff

Advertising

The Hilfigers Get a TV Gig

After a five-year hiatus, Tommy Hilfiger will return to the airwaves.

clock November 12, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Jason Weisenfeld Named to Senior Post at Coach

Exec becomes senior vice president for global brand communications and collaborations.

clock November 12, 2010Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Google as Retailer?… Thirtysomething…

Google may be taking a page from eBay’s recent foray into exclusive collections with designers, if a certain anonymous fashion tweeter is to be believed.

clock November 12, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Copping in Control

Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping says, “You have to remember, it’s my vision, not the critics.”

clock November 12, 2010Venessa Lau

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