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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 9hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 4hMaghan 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 4hWWD Staff

No Signs of Slowing in Michael Kors’ Mojo

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Overview

Reporting an 82.1 percent increase in first-quarter profits, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. forecast a 15 to 20 percent comparable-store gain in the second quarter and a 20 percent increase for the full year. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Fed, Teen Angst Drive Down Stocks

Investors concerned over behavior of Federal Reserve, back-to-school consumers.

clock August 6, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Business

Michael Kors Expands Distribution; Beats Q1 Estimates

Growing brand awareness and distribution, such as expansion into new markets, is a strategic initiative that is helping the firm post quarterly profits.

clock August 6, 2013Vicki M. Young

Financial

Fossil Q2 Profit Up, Raises Outlook

Shares of the accessories and watch firm surged 17.8 percent in trading Tuesday, after it posted an 18.2 percent jump in second-quarter profit.

clock August 6, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

TIP Invests in Ruffini Holding Company

The independent investment-merchant bank bought 14 percent of Ruffini Partecipazioni Srl, which in turn owns 32 percent of Moncler.

clock August 6, 2013Cynthia Martens

Intimates and Activewear

Monreal London Serves Up Tennis Line

The luxury women’s tennis wear collection straddles the line between fashion and functionality.

clock August 6, 2013Julia Neel

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Target to Acquire DermStore Properties

The big-box retailer has put online beauty in its bull’s-eye with an agreement to acquire DermStore Beauty Group.

clock August 6, 2013Rachel Brown

Executive Changes

Cass Johnson Leaves as NCTO President

Auggie Tantillo, veteran lobbyist, succeeds him at the National Council of Textile Organizations.

clock August 6, 2013Kristi Ellis

Denim

Leon Max Taps EZ Apparel for Denim Launch

Max Jeans license is transferred to the New York-based company after its purchase of Salt Jeans.

clock August 6, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Vanity Shops Embraces Hint for Private-Label Jeanswear

The exclusive store brand — a private label from Sunrise Brands — was launched last month at 30 of the specialty retailer’s 165 doors.

clock August 6, 2013Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

No Slowdown Seen in Bangladesh Imports

Retailers and brands have not been pulling apparel orders out of the Asian nation, new U.S. government trade data showed Tuesday, despite recent catastrophes.

clock August 6, 2013Kristi Ellis

Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Tropical Blaze

Flora and fauna prints — mainly of the exotic variety — added a playful charm to contemporary resort collections.

clock August 7, 2013Alessandra Turra

Financial

Neiman Marcus Inches Closer to IPO

Support from bankers and investors grows as other sale strategies are eliminated.

clock August 7, 2013David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Shopbop Launches Russian Site

The online e-tailer, which launched in 2000 and is owned by Amazon, has already been serving the Russian market for several years.

clock August 7, 2013Jessica Iredale

Footwear

Kellwood to Produce Sam Edelman Sportswear

Sam Edelman, the $100 million footwear division of Brown Shoe Co., wants a piece of the sportswear action.

clock August 7, 2013Lisa Lockwood

People

Christian Brechneff Discusses ‘The Greek House’

His new book, written with his life partner, Tim Lovejoy, tells the story of his romance with the Island of Sifnos and its influence on his work and life.

clock August 7, 2013Lorna Koski

Financial

Sephora Buys Interactive Scentsa Platform

The interactive technology platform is a pivotal aspect of the beauty retailer’s digital efforts in its 330 freestanding stores in North America.

clock August 7, 2013Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Circulation Figures for First Half Offer Digital Glimmer of Hope

Magazine circulation figures for the first half were released Tuesday and the declines just keep coming.

clock August 7, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

André Leon Talley Profiled in Vanity Fair’s September Issue

Vanity Fair checks in with André Leon Talley in its September issue.

clock August 7, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Ovadia & Sons Sets Fashion Week Presentation

The vintage-inspired men’s collection will hold its first presentation at High Beam Studios on Monday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

clock August 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Lela Rose Creates Wedding Capsule Collection

The New York-based designer has teamed up with the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort to create a lineup of gowns that are meant to accent the island surroundings.

clock August 7, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Coach Gives Barbie a Wardrobe Makeover

The collector’s edition doll is decked out in an original head-to-toe look by the brand, complete with a handbag designed in miniature proportions.

clock August 7, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Exhibit on New York’s Garment District Pops Up on Broadway

The new installation, conceived by the Skyscraper Museum, runs through Oct. 31 in a temporary space in the heart of the neighborhood.

clock August 7, 2013Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Fresh Pair CEO and Friends Shoot for Guinness Record

Matthew Butlein did his best to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in their underwear at Times Square Monday, but fell short.

clock August 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Rob Labritz to Sport Natori-Logoed Gear in PGA Championship

The golf pro at Glen Arbor, the Gary Player-designed golf club that Ken Natori helped to develop, qualified Monday to play in the national championship.

clock August 7, 2013Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Anya Hindmarch Opening New York Flagship

The 2,000-square-foot store at 795 Madison Avenue has been designed by Ilse Crawford and inspired by the designer’s love of artists’ studios and working spaces.

clock August 7, 2013Samantha Conti

Parties

Ralph Lauren Hosts Girls’ Fall Runway Show With Jessica Alba

The actress had her daughters in tow at the show on Monday.

clock August 6, 2013David Lipke

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