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Topic: Apparel

Ad of the Day: Alexa Ray Joel, Dhani Harrison Play Their Fathers' Songs for Gap

Are they being themselves?

Talk about "pop" music. I'm both attracted to and repelled by this "Back to Blue" campaign for Gap—by ad agency Peterson Milla Hooks—featuring Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy, and Dhani…

Shop at Burlington, and Never Awkwardly Discuss Your Fashion Sense in Public Again

Silver + Partners to the rescue

After years of the hard sell, some regional and national retailers are actually trying to build brands. Last month, Men's Warehouse jettisoned its bearded chairman from its advertising (after jettisoning…

Ladies, Hanes Wants to Know the Color of Your Panties

And they double dog dare you to tell Twitter

Hanes is asking women to overshare on social media by telling the world the color of their undies. They're pretending that revealing your panty color is some sort of slightly…

Abercrombie & Fitch Recycles Decade-Old Campaign Idea, Figuring You Won't Remember Anyway

New 'Stars on the Rise'

Apparently unable to think up a new idea vapid enough for its liking, Abercrombie & Fitch—the self-proclaimed brand for the cool kids!—revisits its "Stars on the Rise" campaign from the…

Is This Surfing Ad From Roxy Apparel Too Sexy for Its Own Good?

Teaser with Stephanie Gilmore provokes outcry

Surf and sports apparel brand Roxy's teaser ad for the Pro Biarritz 2013 surfing contest, which it's sponsoring, is more about butts than surfing, which hasn't sat well with some…

Embattled Abercrombie CEO Backpedals on Exclusionary Comments

Brand took a hit last week, says consumer perception tracking firm

After a viral video incited widespread backlash against Abercrombie & Fitch Co., CEO Michael S. Jeffries tried to stem the tide of hostility, according to the L.A. Times. Critics lambasted the…

Man Strikes Back at Abercrombie & Fitch by Giving Its Clothes to the Homeless

Stunt takes apparel brand beyond 'cool kids'

It's fairly well established that Abercrombie & Fitch doesn't want the wrong sort of people wearing its clothes. A couple of years back, it even offered (as part of a…

Creepy German Ad Shows Off World's Roomiest and Toastiest Winter Coat

Relax with me by this roaring fire

Dr. Who, your jacket is ready. In this odd spot for 66°North outerwear from German agency Grabarz & Partner, some commuter dude shivering at a remote Icelandic bus stop encounters…

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