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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 5hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 29mMaghan 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.

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Google to Unveil Major Fashion Site

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Overview

Google is venturing into fashion with a new Web site and virtual designer boutiques, set to launch Wednesday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Richemont Sees Slower Growth Ahead

Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA posts robust first-half sales and profits.

clock November 12, 2010Samantha Conti

Business

J.C. Penney, Dillard’s See Profits Spike

Department stores drive Q3 earnings with cost controls.

clock November 12, 2010Evan Clark and David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier Announces Career Retrospective

“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” will take place next year at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

clock November 12, 2010Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Citymeals-on-Wheels Packs the Pierre

Samantha Boardman, Kathleen Turner and Tory Burch gathered for the charity’s 24th annual fundraising lunch.

clock November 12, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

A Beauty and The Beast

Now that Tina Brown has her hands on Newsweek, what exactly is she going to do with it?

clock November 14, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Chaus to Buy Back Shares from KCP

License termination calls for Chaus to purchase Kenneth Cole’s 6 million shares of Chaus stock.

clock November 15, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Beauty Features

French Consultancy Beautystreams Targets Industry

Company is a one-stop shop for cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers looking for insight, information and intelligence.

clock November 15, 2010Alex Wynne

Retail Features

LaVelle & Co. Hosts First Fund-raiser

The LaVelle & Co. mentoring group keeps its membership tight and its meetings private.

clock November 15, 2010David Moin

Memo Pad

The Teen A-Team

Blogger Tavi Gevinson and and Sassy founder Jane Pratt are teaming up to create a teen magazine.

clock November 15, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Scoops

Roar for Rebecca Moses… Hilfiger Taps Spurr for Men’s… Orange You Glad…

Forget those Tinseltown starlets — Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, have got serious style, according to Rebecca Moses.

clock November 15, 2010WWD Staff

Business Features

Google Moves Into Fashion

Google’s new Web site and virtual designer boutiques are set to launch Wednesday.

clock November 15, 2010Cate T. Corcoran and Sharon Edelson

Denim

Ecko, Huffington Honored at Emery Awards

Former New York City’s schools chancellor Joel Klein praised the designer Marc Ecko at the event.

clock November 15, 2010David Lipke

Handbags

Marcia Sherrill Handbags Span Price Points

Designer charts new course with two bag lines, one extremely expensive and the other for gals on a budget.

clock November 15, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Human Resources

Gucci Group Taps HR Exec

Gucci Group has named Deborah Rowland its new executive vice president, global human resources, effective Jan. 10.

clock November 15, 2010Miles Socha

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Firms Battle Rising Overhead Costs

Higher expenses compel executives at Jockey, Victoria’s Secret and Wacoal to make tough choices.

clock November 15, 2010Karyn Monget

The Markets Features

Industry Raises Money for Ronald McDonald House

The annual event generates $650,000.

clock November 15, 2010Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Midy’s Move: Fine Jewelry Line Launches Stateside

“In the beginning, one necklace allowed us to make another, and then three, and then five,” said French designer Carole Midy.

clock November 15, 2010Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

The Skinny: Dea Rosa Handbag Collection

As an avid handbag collector, Andria Mitsakos is well aware that pieces in exotic skins bearing the Made in Italy seal come at a price.

clock November 15, 2010Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Cyber Solstice

The sunglass retailer Solstice is officially relaunching its Web site with a whole new look and an added e-commerce component.

clock November 15, 2010Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

LA.B Partners

March LA.B watches’ late Fifties-early Sixties look appeals to men and women.

clock November 15, 2010Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Oct. 31, 1947: Welcoming Piaf

WWD covered the magnetic singer’s stateside debut.

clock November 15, 2010Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

Comme des Garçons Expanding in Asia

Rei Kawakubo opening multibrand concept in Asia.

clock November 15, 2010Miles Socha

People

Joan’s Arc

The actress brings her autobiographical one-woman show stateside.

clock November 15, 2010Venessa Lau

People

Supporting Silver Hill

Michael Cominotto spoke openly about his mental suffering at the hospital’s inaugural fund-raising gala.

clock November 14, 2010WWD Staff

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