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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

Market Share Game: The Winners and Losers This Holiday

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Overview

So who won and who lost? The key question after holiday 2010 is which retailers gained in the bruising battle for market share and which ones lagged.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mass and Off-Price

Carrefour Opens First Cash & Carry Store in India

Retailer plans further expansion in line with its strategy of growing in major emerging markets.

clock December 30, 2010Joelle Diderich

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Online Holiday Spending Rises 12.6% to Over $30B

Season’s final week saw sales jump 17% to $2.45 billion.

clock December 30, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Roger Milliken Dies at 95

Textile titan led industry fights for decades.

clock January 2, 2011Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

French Fashion House Kenzo to Name New CEO

Eric Marechalle, former head of children’s wear brand Catimini, will replace James Greenfield, according to market sources.

clock December 31, 2010Joelle Diderich

Parties

International Debutantes Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria a Night of Revelry

Ivan Obolensky, chairman and ceo of the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club, introduced the 28 societal entrées.

clock January 3, 2011WWD Staff

People

The Ins and Outs: Hot Topics of 2010 and 2011

To kick off the year, WWD takes stock of its surroundings during the last 12 months and looks ahead to the next.

clock January 3, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Jean-Claude Biver

The ceo of luxury watch brand Hublot talks about aspirational advertising and the Asian and U.S. markets.

clock January 3, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

Retail/Business

Holiday 2010: Winners and Losers in Retail

Analysis shows that Apple and Amazon were among retailers that gained in market share.

clock January 3, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

‘Nikita’ Star Dishes on Fashion, Acting

Maggie Q sets her own style ground rules on the popular CW series, requesting texture, muted colors, simple makeup and minimal accessories.

clock January 3, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Real Estate

Triple Five Hopes to Create New Xanadu Meadowlands

The developer of Mall of America has plans to overhaul the massive mixed-use complex in East Rutherford, N.J.

clock January 3, 2011David Moin

Financial

Retail Stocks Finish 2010 With 23.5 Percent Gain

S&P retail index flirts with historic high dating back to early 2007.

clock January 3, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Bryce Dallas Howard, Face of Kate Spade… Update on Ittierre/Albisetti Deal…

For the first time in the company’s 18-year history, Kate Spade will feature a celebrity in its advertisements, beginning this spring.

clock January 3, 2011WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Komen Foundation to Launch ‘Promise Me’ Fragrance

The nonprofit dedicated to fighting breast cancer has taken its crusade into new territory — cause related marketing.

clock January 3, 2011Pete Born

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Lady Gaga, Newsstand Hit… Calvin Klein’s New PR Director…

Put Lady Gaga in anything — flesh-colored bra, black bustier, meat dress, artillery-undie extravaganza — and it doesn’t matter.

clock January 3, 2011WWD Staff

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