Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is about to end a years-long worker class-action lawsuit for $25 million.
The youth-centric retailer on Friday reached an agreement with just under 260,000 current and former Abercrombie and Hollister employees mainly in California, New York, Florida and Massachusetts that first alleged in 2013 they were forced to purchase branded apparel to wear while at work, and the company refused to reimburse them. While the case was filed and mostly litigated in California, it was recently transferred to Abercrombie’s home state of Ohio.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit