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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 1hMaghan 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 1hWWD Staff

Jos. A. Bank Profit Levels Slip On Margin Pressure

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Overview

Markdowns and a last-minute promotion upended by Hurricane Sandy hit Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.’s bottom line hard in the third quarter, delivering an earnings decline despite an increase in sales.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

James Franco Fetes Men’s-Only Gucci Store in São Paulo

A small crowd gathered in the store, located in the JK Iguatemi shopping mall, and waited for about 90 minutes to see the actor.

clock November 28, 2012WWD Staff

Parties

Lacoste Celebrates Golf’s Charitable Side

The brand and Golf Digest recently hosted Links on Lincoln, a triple-header celebrating the new flagship in Miami Beach.

clock November 28, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Designer and Luxury

Christian Louboutin Expanding Men’s Presence

This month, the Paris-based brand is opening men’s stores in Los Angeles and London and dual-gender stores in Chicago and São Paulo, Brazil.

clock November 28, 2012Rachel Brown

Clothing/Furnishings

G-Shock Opens First U.S. Store

The Casio-owned watch brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

clock November 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Jos. A. Bank Profit Levels Slip on Margin Pressure

Markdowns and a last-minute promotion upended by Hurricane Sandy hit the retailer’s bottom line hard in the third quarter.

clock November 29, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Clothing/Furnishings

Multifunction Designs Boost Men’s Outerwear Sales

Design trends and fabric innovation have increased interest in lighter-weight jackets year-round, said brands and buyers.

clock November 29, 2012David Lipke

Fashion

Men’s Wear Trend: Top Game

Topcoats are experiencing a resurgence on the runways as men continue to embrace the dress-up trend.

clock November 29, 2012Alex Badia

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Fashion

Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 1hLorelei Marfil

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