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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 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 56mMaghan 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 56mWWD Staff

Target Data Breach Stirs More Outcry

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Overview

The fallout continues from the Target Corp. cybersecurity breach, which occurred from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 at the discounter’s U.S. stores.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Trying Out Blue Nile

The retailer is becoming something of a brick-and-mortar incubator for brands birthed on the Web.

clock December 16, 2013Rachel Brown

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: New York Out Cold

Mercurial weather made for some interesting sartorial choices as shoppers descended upon Manhattan’s retail for pre- and post-holiday treats.

clock December 26, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Starwood Capital Acquires Swedish Retail Properties

The properties are located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Uppsala, and the tenant lineup includes well-known international nameplates, such as H&M.

clock December 17, 2013Vicki M. Young

Marketing and Trends

NYC New York Color Looks to Lips, Millennial Consumers

Women, especially Millennials who once eschewed vibrant lipsticks, are grabbing more lip products, according to statistics gathered by The NPD Group Inc.

clock December 26, 2013Faye Brookman

Fragrance

Vince Camuto Launching Femme Fragrance

His third women’s scent is a sparkling floral chypre that was inspired by the designer’s favorite flower, the delphinium.

clock December 27, 2013Pete Born

Hair

L’Oréal Paris Adds Styling to Advanced Franchise

The performance-oriented Advanced Hairstyle collection is designed to shift the paradigm, this time of the styling category.

clock December 27, 2013Belisa Silva

Color Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown Sees Growth in India

The brand’s first store in New Delhi has seen a surprising number of walk-throughs and a 50 percent conversion to sales.

clock December 26, 2013Mayu Saini

Beauty Features

CEW Hosts Annual Beauty of Giving Lunch

The organization raised $520,125 for Cancer and Careers, the CEW Foundation program that assists working women with cancer.

clock December 26, 2013Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Cynthia Rowley, Lindsey Vonn Team Up on Helmets

Vonn, a four-time World Cup winner who has been plagued by injuries, is gunning to represent the U.S. on the slopes in Sochi.

clock December 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fragrance

Nina Ricci’s Sweet Temptation

La Tentation de Nina women’s fragrance takes the form of a bitten apple and was created with a corresponding macaroon.

clock December 26, 2013Jennifer Weil

Textiles

Another Factory Fire Hits Bangladesh

There was an eerie silence among factory owners around Dhaka on Thursday as another factory caught fire in Ashulia, a suburb of the capital.

clock December 26, 2013Mayu Saini

Hair

Dermatological Hair Brand Entering U.S.

French beauty conglomerate Pierre Fabre is bringing its professional hair treatment range, Ducray, to America under its Glytone brand.

clock December 26, 2013Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

U.S. Reinstates AGOA Benefits for Mali

The sub-Saharan nation has made progress on reforms.

clock December 26, 2013Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

Pols Seek Accountability in Target Data Breach

The cybersecurity breach is the second largest in U.S. history for a retailer.

clock December 26, 2013Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Color Cosmetics

Philosophy Builds on Skin-Care Base

The beauty brand is kicking off its first half with a slew of new skin-care launches, as well as unveiling a new fragrance.

clock December 27, 2013Julie Naughton

Retailing

Cult Cosmetics Builds Its Brand on Facebook

Most brands start with products and then build an audience, but Ryan Eberhard’s new beauty brand has done it the other way around.

clock December 27, 2013Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

Sanctions Aside, Myanmar Still Problematic

Despite expectations that exports will surpass $1 billion, any rosy outlook for the industry is hampered by the country’s woeful infrastructure.

clock December 27, 2013Arthur Friedman and Dene-Hern Chen

Forecasts and Analysis

Study Finds Nordstrom Again Top Fashion Retailer

U.S. consumers named Nordstrom, Kohl’s and Macy’s as their favorite fashion stores in Market Force’s year-end retail preference study.

clock December 27, 2013Arnold J. Karr

The Markets Features

Launch NYC Integrates Fashion Shows, Retail

Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator and small-run production facility, is joining forces with Adorama to unveil an integrated showroom.

clock December 27, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Frederick’s of Hollywood Agrees to Go-Private Buyout

The lingerie retailer will be acquired by a consortium that currently holds 88.6 percent of its outstanding stock for 27 cents a share in cash.

clock December 27, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Discounts Lure Post-Holiday Shoppers

Returns, steeper markdowns and racks of designer discounts brought out the crowds Thursday, in a big post-Christmas rush to the stores.

clock December 27, 2013David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

People

Martina Arroyo Receives Kennedy Center Honor

The award ceremony — which also honored Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock — will be aired nationwide Sunday on CBS.

clock December 27, 2013Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Gilmar Inks Deal With Paolo Pecora

The company has signed a licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of the designer’s namesake men’s wear collection.

clock December 27, 2013Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

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Fashion

Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

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