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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 18hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 13hMaghan 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 13hWWD Staff

Macy’s Herald Square to Get $400M Renovation

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Overview

Macy’s Herald Square, the world's largest store, is about to get even bigger through a sweeping $400 million, four-year renovation.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Financial

Stocks Falter as Economic Fears Creep Back

Dow falls back below 12,000, banks and commodity shares in retreat.

clock October 31, 2011Evan Clark and Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Tokyo Gears Up for Fashion’s Night Out

International Vogue editors and a host of designers set to attend.

clock October 31, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

London Designers Showcase Creations in Hong Kong

British Fashion Council exhibit featured nine designers including Todd Lynn, Nicholas Kirkwood and Marios Schwab.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen Takes on China

The brand opened its first store in the region with a lavish fashion show.

clock October 31, 2011Shannon Aitken

People

Eli Manning to Unveil Citizen Watches

The quarterback will make an appearance at Macy’s Herald Square to introduce his Limited Edition Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Chrono A-T watches.

clock October 31, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Textiles

New Textile Book Weaves Worldly Yarn

Due out this month, “Textiles: The Whole Story” analyzes seemingly every aspect of human growth and lifestyle in which textiles have played a role.

clock October 31, 2011Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

ICE Closes Down Counterfeit Sporting Goods Web Sites

Federal authorities spent a month investigating the sites in an enforcement action dubbed “Operation Strike Out.”

clock October 31, 2011Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Intertextile: China’s Changing Fabric Scene

The trade show proved China is becoming a major customer for high-end textiles from the West — while consuming more from domestic producers.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Louis Vuitton NA to Sponsor NAH Youth Awards

LVMH brand will serve as the primary corporate sponsor of the 2011 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards.

clock October 31, 2011Kristi Ellis

Parties

V Magazine Plays Dress Up

Terry Richardson and some of the magazine’s latest covergirls partied ahead of Halloween on Sunday night.

clock October 31, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Retail/Business

Abercrombie & Fitch Set for Spanish Debut

The Madrid store is A&F’s seventh company-owned unit outside the U.S. and Canada.

clock October 31, 2011Barbara Barker

Parties

Cape Crusaders: Marc Jacobs International Hosts Halloween Benefit

New York fashion house sponsored the Provincetown evening to raise money to maintain the historic 1886 Town Hall.

clock October 31, 2011Kate Bowers

Forecasts and Analysis

CGP Bullish on Holiday Spending

Apparel sales seen bounding 7.6%, tops of major classifications.

clock October 31, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Salvatore Ferragamo Eyes Growth in Latin America

Italian brand is planning an ambitious incursion into region’s growing luxury clothing and accessories market.

clock November 1, 2011Ivan Castano

Memo Pad

Hearst Magazines Taps Former Condé Nast Executive

Publisher said Monday that Debi Chirichella will become the company’s chief financial officer, a new position.

clock November 1, 2011John Koblin

Memo Pad

Meredith Acquires Every Day With Rachael Ray

Publisher’s first issue of the magazine will be February 2012.

clock November 1, 2011Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Katja Douedari Heads to Diesel USA

She was previously vice president of communications and marketing at the U.S. division of Hugo Boss.

clock November 1, 2011David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Anndra Neen Awarded Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

New York-based accessories brand to receive a $40,000 grant and Plaza Athénée show during Paris Fashion Week.

clock November 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Washington Club Fetes New Cissy Patterson Book

Party hostess Vicki Kennedy welcomed guests, saying, “Eat, drink and be merry in the style of Cissy Patterson.”

clock November 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Liberty Launches National Treasures Project

London department store is putting the spotlight on 21 well-known British figures, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Stella McCartney.

clock November 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Second Madison Gallery Space Opens in L.A.

Mark Goldstein moves into former Diavolina space next to Madison, his main retail business, on West Third Street.

clock November 1, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

Macy’s Plots $400M Herald Square Revamp

The world’s largest store is about to get even bigger through a sweeping, four-year renovation that will impact almost every part of the flagship.

clock November 1, 2011David Moin

Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: You’re Not Dreaming

Designers are putting a street-worthy spin on the popular innerwear-as-outerwear trend.

clock November 1, 2011Kim Friday

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 13hLorelei Marfil

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