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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 23hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 19hMaghan 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 19hWWD Staff

Lafley’s P&G Vision: Urgency, Discipline

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Overview

When it comes to talking about Procter & Gamble Co.’s beauty business, A.G. Lafley isn’t inclined to use platitudes.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

AHALife Acquires Photo-Sharing Service Kaptur

Merger will allow Kaptur’s engineers to drive traffic to the luxury e-commerce site.

clock July 23, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Parties

Amanda Seyfried Talks ‘Lovelace’ at New York Premiere

The star of the Linda Lovelace biopic talked about what it was like to play the late adult film star on Tuesday.

clock July 31, 2013Belisa Silva

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

H&M Launches E-commerce in U.S.

The Swedish retailer unveiled the news on Twitter and Facebook.

clock August 1, 2013Sharon Edelson

Financial

P&G’s A.G. Lafley Stresses Productivity

To help the company reverse course, executive is pushing for all five business units, including beauty, to amplify their focus on profitability.

clock August 1, 2013Molly Prior

Advertising

Hanes Unveils New Campaign

Ads stress contemporary fit, color.

clock August 1, 2013Karyn Monget

Department Stores

J.C. Penney Denies Any Credit Issue With CIT

The retailer also said it has sufficient cash on hand.

clock August 1, 2013Vicki M. Young

Media Features

Condé Nast Funds Italian Scholarships

U.S. editors in chief to select five students in fashion, art, film and journalism as recipients.

clock August 1, 2013Alessandra Turra

Financial

U.S. Weighs on Avon; SEC Settlement Discussed

The direct seller reported that net income in the quarter decreased 48 percent to $31.9 million, or 7 cents a diluted share, compared with the year-ago period.

clock August 1, 2013Molly Prior

Parties

Rose Byrne Beams at ‘I Give It A Year’ Screening

The actress and director Dan Mazer were in New York for a screening of the British rom-com on Tuesday.

clock August 1, 2013Layla Ilchi

Fashion Features

Boston Shows Off ‘Hippie Chic’

The Museum of Fine Arts’ newest fashion exhibition is a lighthearted look at a colorful fashion epoch.

clock August 1, 2013Kate Bowers

Mass

Critical Mass: Three Beauty Execs Buy Brazilian Chain

Brasil Beauté has taken over ownership of the Agua de Cheiro personal care chain and is planning to expand the store count to 1,200 doors by 2018.

clock August 2, 2013Faye Brookman

Hair

Wendy Williams to Launch Wig Collection

The radio-turned-TV host began wearing wigs 15 years ago after being diagnosed with Thyroid disease, which caused her natural hair to thin.

clock August 1, 2013Molly Prior

Color Cosmetics

Deborah Lippmann Creates Polishes for Sephora

The indie brand is heralding its entry to Sephora’s doors this September with an exclusive collection for the retailer.

clock August 2, 2013Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

Burberry’s First In-House Scent Has Rock ‘n’ Roll Edge

Christopher Bailey said the men’s scent, called Burberry Brit Rhythm, is inspired by the music in the brand’s DNA.

clock August 2, 2013Julia Neel and Samantha Conti

Retailing

Benefit Cosmetics Opens San Francisco Store

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand on Thursday opened a 1,300-square-foot boutique in the West Coast city.

clock August 1, 2013Rachel Brown

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Trina Turk Expanding Offering, Store Count

On Monday the designer unveiled a new store concept in her Atlanta boutique that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

clock August 1, 2013Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Talks a Cause for Optimism

The Bangladesh government said Thursday that it would next week decide on a wage increase for the sector’s 38 million workers.

clock August 1, 2013Mayu Saini

Parties

Oprah Screens ‘The Butler’ at Hearst Tower

The sweeping historical drama is loosely based on the life of the late White House butler Eugene Allen.

clock August 1, 2013Matthew Lynch

Department Stores

Macy’s, Penney’s Trial Winds Toward a Ruling

Lawyers for the three companies shuffled into Judge Jeffrey Oing’s courtroom for closing arguments, following a three-month recess.

clock August 1, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Color Cosmetics

Talking Beauty With Katie Holmes

Actress is launching the Bobbi & Katie Collection with Brown in September and planning her next entrepreneurial steps in beauty.

clock August 2, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger Makes Fashion Week Move

The designer has decided to show his women’s runway collection on Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m., and is canceling his men’s runway show.

clock August 2, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Readers Up, Ads Down at The New York Times

The New York Times reported second-quarter earnings that again showed encouraging returns in digital subscriptions but single-digit declines in advertising.

clock August 2, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

KCD to Represent Proenza Schouler in Europe

KCD Paris will be handling the brand’s press for continental Europe, while KCD London will represent the brand in the U.K.

clock August 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Burch Creative Capital’s Coolcore Files Lawsuit

The suits against Grabber and Perfect Fitness allege that each firm has infringed upon Coolcore’s patent for thermal management of a textile.

clock August 2, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Pally Fetes Fall Collection in L.A.

The designer threw a dinner at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday night to celebrate the collection as well as her 11th anniversary.

clock August 2, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Xcel Brands Inks Deal for Isaac Mizrahi Furniture

Furniture Brands International to manufacture and market home furniture under the Home Isaac Mizrahi label.

clock August 2, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Colosseum Restoration Set to Begin

The Italian Council of State formally dismissed Italy’s consumer protection organization Codacons’ legal protest against Tod’s sponsorship.

clock August 2, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

DreamWorks Animation Expanding Into Retail

The studio has appointed Paul Kurzawa, previously coo of Caruso Affiliated, to the newly created position of head of retail development and entertainment.

clock August 2, 2013Rachel Brown

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