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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 16hVicki M. Young


Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 11hMaghan McDowell


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 11hWWD Staff

CEO: Firm on Track to Do $54B by 2020

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Fifty-four billion and 4,000. Those are the magic numbers in terms of revenue and units for Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., parent of Uniqlo.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Armani and Vanity Fair’s White Night

The two companies threw a quiet dinner for a fabulous crowd, including Katie Holmes, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Hartnett and Aaron Eckhart.

clock October 12, 2011Marcy Medina


Carrefour Lowers Forecast Amid Sluggish Sales

Retailer expects income to decrease up to 20 percent.

clock October 13, 2011Katya Foreman


CFDA Finalists Take On Red Carpet Rebels

During a cocktail party at Anna Wintour’s town house, this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists unveiled their rebellious designs.

clock October 13, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


Walgreens Takes Look Boutique Across U.S.

Retailer is confident Look’s recipe for injecting the drugstore environment with upscale brands will translate outside New York.

clock October 13, 2011Rachel Brown


Bed Bath & Beyond Expands Harmon Concept

About 120 branded in-store shops are now in operation and 20 to 30 more are on track to be added annually.

clock October 13, 2011Rachel Brown


Steven Tyler Strikes a Pose for Andrew Charles

Aerosmith frontman is now fronting the rocker-chic sportswear line.

clock October 14, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Trade Accords Hold Export Potential

U.S. International Trade Commission estimates new deals will increase exports collectively by more than $12 billion.

clock October 13, 2011Kristi Ellis


The Museum of the City of New York Goes On After Dark

Celerie Kemble, Jennifer Creel, Alexandra Lebenthal, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Julia Koch and Jamie Tisch were among the revelers.

clock October 13, 2011Alessandra Codinha


Celebs Show Support for Charlize Theron’s HIV/AIDS Foundation

She joined photographer Randall Slavin at the Annenberg Space for Photography for the opening of his celebrity photo series.

clock October 13, 2011WWD Staff


Ira Neimark Revisits Bergdorf Goodman

The 90-year-old former retailer signed books for friends and former business associates, including Calvin Klein.

clock October 13, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Real Estate

Gap Plots Chinese Expansion, U.S. Store Cuts

At its annual investor meeting, executives outlined plans to have 45 units operating in the world’s most populous nation by the end of 2012.

clock October 13, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Executive Changes

Victoria’s Secret Taps Bridget Ryan-Berman

Former Armani executive to join the innerwear brand as chief executive officer of its direct business.

clock October 13, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

Target Web Head Exits Company

Steve Eastman’s departure comes just over a month after the retailer’s site crashed as demand for the high-profile Missoni for Target collection spiked.

clock October 13, 2011Evan Clark


J. Crew Names Diego Scotti New Marketing Head

Most recently, Scotti has been executive director of marketing for Vogue.

clock October 13, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Emily Nussbaum Headed to The New Yorker

The New York Magazine writer will succeed Nancy Franklin as The New Yorker’s TV critic.

clock October 13, 2011John Koblin

Fashion Features

Survey Offers Garment District Vision

New York’s historic neighborhood and its fashion businesses may get a much-needed makeover if recommendations from a new report are adopted.

clock October 14, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Taylor Swift Launches Wonderstruck Scent in New York

Macy’s livestreamed the fragrance’s launch at its Herald Square flagship to stores around the country.

clock October 14, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Real Estate

CEO: Fast Retailing on Track for $54B by 2020

Achieving goals of $54 billion in revenue and 4,000 stores would make the Uniqlo parent the largest apparel retailer on Earth.

clock October 14, 2011Sharon Edelson


YSL’s Global Skin Initiative: Forever

YSL Beauté has spent the past two years tapping into parent company L’Oréal’s treatment expertise to develop the Forever Youth Liberator line.

clock October 14, 2011Pete Born and Alex Wynne

Memo Pad

Meredith Corp. Eyeing Every Day With Rachel Ray

Sources say Reader’s Digest Association would be willing to part with the title for around $10 million.

clock October 14, 2011Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg Presents Scent in Milan

Her visit helped thaw relations with Camera Nazionale della Moda president Mario Boselli.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Christian Dior to Release 3-D Animated Short

The brand’s creative director of accessories was the visionary behind the new short film, “Mise en Dior,” which will be released on Tuesday.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

The Cinema Society Hosts Screening of ‘Footloose’

Joe Zee, Russell Simmons, Nicole Miller, Peter Facinelli and Brad Goreski were on hand for the remake of the Eighties cult classic.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Lucy Liu Fetes Art Book at Tory Burch Flagship

The release of “Seventy Two” comes on the heels of a solo exhibition at Salon Vert in London.

clock October 14, 2011Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Alber Elbaz Hosts Fashion Show in Lanvin Boutique in Paris

In lieu of a gala event at a big hotel, the designer opted to stage an intimate show with running commentary about what goes into making the clothes.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Reed Krakoff Cocktail Party Benefits Baby Buggy

Jessica Seinfeld and Delphine Krakoff hosted the charitable fete.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Anya Hindmarch Launching Bespoke Web Site

The site marks the first time customers will be able to personalize their purchases without visiting a store.

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff


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