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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 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

Chinese Group Eyeing U.K.’s House of Fraser

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Overview

Sanpower Group, the Chinese conglomerate, is in advanced talks with House of Fraser, although the British department store retailer continues to lay the groundwork for an initial public offering.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Eyewear

Mykita and Martin Margiela Ink Eyewear Licensing Deal

Mykita and French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela have entered into a long-term licensing agreement for an upscale eyewear collection.

clock March 26, 2014Sofia Celeste

Fashion Scoops

Mara Hoffman and Havaianas Team Up

The limited edition collection of colorful flip-flops will feature four prints from the designer’s most-recent resort collection.

clock March 27, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Intimates and Activewear

Adidas Unveils New Originals Concept

The Neighborhood flagships will be rolled out to stores in London and Shanghai this spring and summer, with New York, Paris and Seoul to follow later this year.

clock March 31, 2014Melissa Drier

Executive Changes

Stuart Goldblatt Retires From Macy’s Position

The longtime men’s merchant has retired as executive vice president of men’s and children’s for Macy’s Private Brands, a role he has held for the past 15 years.

clock March 30, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Parties

‘Dom Hemingway’ Screens in New York

Lena Dunham turned out to support the new Jude Law film’s director, Richard Shepard, who has directed episodes of “Girls.”

clock March 28, 2014Kristi Garced

Memo Pad

Times Names Jake Silverstein Editor of Magazine

He succeeds former NYT magazine editor Hugo Lindgren, who departed The Times in November.

clock March 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Lifestyle

Edward White Pens Biography on Carl Van Vechten

The biography subject was a polymath whose various careers included music and dance critic, novelist, essayist and portrait photographer.

clock March 31, 2014Lorna Koski

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

E-tailers Make Major Brick-and-Mortar Play

Brands that were born online, such as Bonobos, Warby Parker and BaubleBar, and even industry giant Amazon.com, are pushing into the brick-and-mortar space.

clock March 31, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Features

A Look Inside the Charles James Exhibit Book

“Charles James: Beyond Fashion” is opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 8.

clock March 31, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Obituaries

Marilyn Kawakami, Former Bridgewear Executive, Dies at 71

Over the course of her career, she was a pioneer in the bridge business and leader of several American and European women’s designer labels.

clock March 31, 2014David Moin

Business Features

Brands Deal With Russian Uncertainty

Fashion brands and retailers say they see little impact yet from growing tensions with Russia over Ukraine, but they remain on edge.

clock March 31, 2014WWD Staff

Handbags

Bag Snob Bloggers Launching Line on HSN

The collection, called Snob Essentials, follows Tina Craig and Kelly Cook signing Beanstalk Group as their licensing agent last year.

clock March 31, 2014David Yi

Financial

Sanpower Eyeing House of Fraser

The British department store retailer continues to lay the groundwork for an initial public offering.

clock March 31, 2014Samantha Conti

Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Neutral Zone

Subdued but not bland. Worked in a muted palette, fall’s long and luxurious knits make for layers and layers of chic.

clock March 31, 2014Mayte Allende

Handbags

Dee Hilfiger Enters Luxury Handbags

The line, which ranges from $595 for a clutch to $12,000 for a crocodile tote with python and fox fur, will hit stores in late August and early September.

clock March 31, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Digital

Stylus Media Group Acquires Decoded Fashion

Decoded will continue to be based in New York, with a smaller office in London.

clock March 31, 2014Nina Jones

Memo Pad

Bon Appétit to Announce New Partnership With AmazonFresh

Publisher Pamela Drucker Mann will host a breakfast in New York on Tuesday with April Lane, the head of marketing for the Web giant’s food site.

clock March 31, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Nick Wooster Creates Capsule for Lardini

The Italian tailored clothing brand is working to expand its presence in the U.S.

clock March 31, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Nicholas Kirkwood Swings Through Los Angeles

The designer made the most of his two-day jaunt with a trunk show and luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills.

clock March 31, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Savannah Fashion Week to Honor Chris Benz

The designer will be given its first Savannah Fashion Visionary Award.

clock March 31, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Pinko Relaunching Uniqueness Collection

Instead of tapping a new creative director, the label will become a flexible platform for the introduction of different projects and product categories.

clock March 31, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Paul Smith Furniture Collaboration to Bow at Milan’s Salone del Mobile

The capsule collection marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Danish designer Hans J. Wegner.

clock March 31, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Bahama in Licensing Deal With Aqua Leisure

Priced from $79.99 to $249.99, the outdoor games include Beach Rollo, Bean Bag Toss, Ladder Ball, Paddle Ball, Surf Toss and Washer Royale.

clock March 31, 2014Lisa Lockwood

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 13hLorelei Marfil

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