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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 16hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 11hMaghan 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 11hWWD Staff

Julian Geiger Returns as Aéropostale’s CEO

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Overview

It’s retailing’s latest trend — chief executives who leave and years later return to right the ship.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Dollar General Bids $9.7B for Family Dollar

The offer bests the $9.2 billion offer last month from Dollar Tree Inc.

clock August 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

Clothing/Furnishings

Cone Denim Takes SGene to Next Level

The company is expanding the limits of its stretch technology with the introduction of Level II SGene yarns.

clock August 19, 2014Arthur Friedman

Digital

AOL Partners With Girls Who Code

The organization was founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012 in an attempt to teach one million girls to code by 2020.

clock August 18, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Parties

Lisa Perry Hosts Paddle & Party for Pink

On Saturday, the designer and Richard Perry opened up for the third year in a row their home in North Haven for the fund-raiser.

clock August 18, 2014Erik Maza

Financial

Urban Outfitters’ Weakness Hits Parent

Sales off as Anthropologie and Free People gain ground in second quarter.

clock August 18, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Executive Changes

Julian Geiger Returns as Aéropostale’s CEO

Geiger, who led the retailer through an enormous growth period, has rejoined the company to right the ship. He succeeds Thomas P. Johnson.

clock August 19, 2014David Moin and Evan Clark

Clothing/Furnishings

Unifi, Quiksilver Team Up for AG47 Launch

The company’s newly designed Quiksilver AG47 New Wave Boardshorts are made with Unifi’s Repreve fibers.

clock August 18, 2014Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Model Ataui Deng Reported Missing

The Sudanese model has been missing since Aug. 6, when she was seen leaving the Midtown nightclub XVI Lounge on West 48th Street, according to police.

clock August 18, 2014Kristi Garced

Executive Changes

Simon Collins, Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons, to Exit

He plans to give up his post at the end of the year to focus on his global practice of advising companies, institutions and governments about design.

clock August 18, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

American Apparel Spends $1.4M Battling Dov Charney

The professional fees weighed on the company’s bottom line in the second quarter.

clock August 18, 2014Evan Clark

Financial

NRF, Boscov’s Seek Supreme Court Hearing on Swipe Fees

The retailers and industry groups are asking the justices to review a ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March.

clock August 18, 2014Kristi Ellis

Trends

Models Go Off Duty

What, this old thing? Models have mastered the effortless, throw-it-on-and-go uniform with layers of oversize basics in a neutral palette.

clock August 19, 2014Mayte Allende

Fashion Features

Lakmé Fashion Week Faces Change, Challenges

There will be 86 designers showing at LFW, with a strong focus on launching international designers for the Indian market.

clock August 19, 2014Mayu Saini

Designer and Luxury

NYFW to Kick Off With ‘Salute the Runway’

Fifteen military servicewomen will participate in the fashion show at Lincoln Center on Sept. 3.

clock August 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Currency Pressures Seen Easing in Late 2014

Luxury and fashion brands have been battling currency headwinds for the last year — but balmier days could be ahead.

clock August 19, 2014Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Gisele Bündchen Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Models

In 2014, the model pocketed $47 million thanks to her modeling contracts with H&M, Stuart Weitzman, Chanel and Carolina Herrera, among other projects.

clock August 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli Fine-Tuning Deal With VTB Capital

An agreement is expected to be unveiled at the end of August, according to sources.

clock August 19, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Riccardo Tisci to Be Honored at Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

Givenchy’s artistic director will receive the KCA Humanitarian Award at the Oct. 30 event to benefit Keys’ nonprofit organization Keep a Child Alive.

clock August 19, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Yummie’s Heather Thomson Talks Activewear, ‘Real Housewives’

Starting Monday, consumers will be able to buy Yummie activewear via the firm’s Web site and through Physique 57, where the Bravo star takes barre classes.

clock August 19, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Rizzoli Spotlights Lanvin Window Displays in New Tome

The fantastical displays of Alber Elbaz are the subject of a hardcover Rizzoli tome titled “Lanvin: I Love You,” due out in October.

clock August 19, 2014Miles Socha

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clock 11hLorelei Marfil

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