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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


Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 11hMaghan McDowell


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

HBC to Spend $40M on L&T Flagship

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Renovations at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship are back on and in a big way. The company will invest $40 million over a 12- to 18-month period, Richard Baker, ceo of Hudson’s Bay Co., told WWD.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Pre-Fall 2013

They have little need to stray from their winning bandage dresses, so Max and Lubov Azria keep the changes subtle.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013

A little something for everyone is how one might describe the designer’s collection.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Carlos Miele Pre-Fall 2013

After a bright spring collection, the designer wanted to tone things down for pre-fall.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff


L’Wren Scott Launches First Scent

The designer discussed the development of her debut fragrance at a personal appearance at Barneys New York’s Manhattan flagship.

clock December 11, 2012Pete Born and Taylor Harris

The Markets Features

Refining the Presentation in Los Angeles

California Market Center focuses on global buyers and Made in USA trend.

clock December 12, 2012Marcy Medina

The Markets Features

Regional Marts Look to Keep Pace

Momentum push in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas includes more technology and trendy lines.

clock December 12, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2013

For a house steeped in history, a commercial season like pre-fall offers a chance to show off those finely tuned classics, and sometimes turn them on their ear.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Vegas Organizers Shuffle the Deck

Venue changes, new names and fresh approaches mark the new year.

clock December 12, 2012Rachel Brown and Fatima Rizwan

The Markets Features

New York Shows Chasing New Realities

Organizers look to enhance the buyer experience.

clock December 12, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Arthur Friedman and Cynthia Martens

The Markets Features

Domestic Trade Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

clock December 12, 2012WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Economy Poised for Growth in First Half

Providing the fiscal cliff is avoided, economists and retail analysts expect modest growth in retail sales and stable consumer confidence.

clock December 12, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013

Now that Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are in the retail business they’ve adjusted their design perspective to a degree.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2013

After several seasons of fluidity, Fiona Cibani took a more structured route for pre-fall.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff


Green Ideas, Ethnic Patterns at Denim by PV

Anxiety over southern Europe’s fragile economy was balanced with excitement over green innovations.

clock December 11, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Show Reviews

J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2013

Gilles Mendel looked to a darker side for pre-fall, showing a collection in rich, earthy tones of wine, forest green and plenty of black and texture throughout.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013

“Is it high day or low evening?” was the question posed by the designer at her pre-fall appointment.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta to Host Focus Group

Erika Bearman will select the sampling of 12 individuals via Twitter who she feels are most representative of the brand’s social media following.

clock December 11, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Industry Imports Rise 3.5% in October

Overall trade deficit widens in the month.

clock December 11, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013

Inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet,” the designer said he wanted to capture the film’s “youthful defiance.”

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Red Valentino Unveils New Store Format

Spread across three rooms, the 1,880-square-foot space on Milan’s Corso Venezia is decorated like a surreal old house.

clock December 11, 2012Cynthia Martens

Mergers and Acquisitions

Due Date for HMX Bids Arrives

There’s a chance it could be game, set and match for Authentic Brands Group, the stalking-horse bidder in the bankruptcy court auction.

clock December 12, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Kelly Wearstler Pre-Fall 2013

Standouts included the twill printed pantsuit and a great denim jacket-and-jeans combo embroidered with tiny beads of fool’s gold.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2013

Military was the starting point for the designer this season but her pairings weren’t rendered literally.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

HauteLook Cofounder Launches

The new e-commerce site will offer more than 400,000 items from 4,000-plus brands through deals with more than 100 online retailers.

clock December 12, 2012Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Lobbying in Spotlight in India

The retailer’s spending in Washington, D.C., has stirred controversy in the Indian Parliament.

clock December 12, 2012Mayu Saini

Designer and Luxury

Armani/Casa-Designed Residential Project Unveiled

The brand has designed the common areas, the lobbies and several apartments within the Maçka Residences in Istanbul.

clock December 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

What About Graydon Carter for Ambassador?

Anna Wintour may be getting the headlines now, but consider for a moment the possibilities of a Carter ambassadorship.

clock December 12, 2012Erik Maza


Louis Vuitton Replays Checkerboard Set for Spring Ads

Artist Daniel Buren created the graphic backdrop for the upcoming campaign and will do window displays for select boutiques in March.

clock December 12, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Brioni to Dress Geoffrey Rush in Upcoming Film

The Academy Award winner will be one sharply dressed art expert and auctioneer in the latest Giuseppe Tornatore movie, “La Migliore Offerta.”

clock December 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney Hosts Holiday Fete at London Flagship

Twiggy, Sir Peter Blake, Louise and Jamie Redknapp and Natalie Massenet were among the guests at the designer’s Christmas lights party.

clock December 12, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Lacoste Unveils Online Film, Print Campaign

The brand, gearing up for its 80th anniversary in 2013, explores the outer reaches of textile technology in the spunky new film.

clock December 12, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Bloomingdale’s Launches Denim Seeker Tool in Stores

As part of a pilot program, the tool is featured on 32-inch vertical touch screens in the women’s denim departments at select stores.

clock December 12, 2012David Moin

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci Pre-Fall 2013

Creative director Frida Giannini focused on Fifties-inspired shapes and a sophisticated combination of sober greens with an intense teal and hints of leopard.

clock December 12, 2012WWD Staff

Department Stores

Hudson’s Bay Co. to Spend $40M on Lord & Taylor Flagship

The total renovation tab, according to sources, could be as high as $70 million to $75 million figuring in vendor contributions.

clock December 12, 2012David Moin

Real Estate

Bustling Times at ICSC Conference

Attendance at last week’s International Council of Shopping Centers Conference and Deal Making was the highest it’s been in five years.

clock December 12, 2012Sharon Edelson


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