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Abercrombie & Fitch Company
Taking the abs out of Abercrombie: retailer tones down sexy

Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors. The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake brand and Hollister, announced Friday that store associates will not be hired "based on body type or physical attractiveness" and it will no longer call them "models" but "brand representatives." It also said that its employees can be more individualistic when they dress, ditching its "look policy," which banned eyeliner and certain hair styles among other things. It's also bidding adieu to "sexualized" photos in marketing materials in its stores and on...