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Retail

Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 5hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 8hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bomber Jackets, Off-the-Shoulder and Rompers Trending

Google's Fashion Trends Report found that Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift influenced the top trends.

clock 11hMaghan McDowell

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Overview

As the U.S. economy sputters, retailers and developers are casting a global net for fresh ideas and opportunities, from developing markets to airports.

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Real Estate

Beauty Blooms in Covent Garden

The iconic London neighborhood has established itself as a destination for spas, salons and edgy brands.

clock May 5, 2008Brid Costello

Trends and Analysis

Courtyard Caters to Women

The curtain will soon be raised on another Covent Garden retail act.

clock May 5, 2008Brid Costello

Mergers and Acquisitions

Simon Extending Retail Boundaries

The largest U.S. real estate investment trust is raising its international profile.

clock May 5, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Retail Lifts Off at Europe’s Airports

Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt are important venues for luxury shopping.

clock May 5, 2008Katya Foreman and Lucie Greene

Trends and Analysis

Banks Pick and Choose Store Projects

Financing is available, but lenders have imposed stringent requirements and developers are looking abroad.

clock May 5, 2008Evan Clark

Trends and Analysis

Megamalls and More in Dubai

More than 22 million square feet of retail space is set to launch as part of a one-stop entertainment concept.

clock May 5, 2008Ritu Upadhyay

Retail Features

Turnaround Takes Root in Turin

The site of the 2006 Winter Olympics is enjoying a commercial and cultural revival.

clock May 5, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Mass and Off-Price

Russia Appears Ripe for Wal-Mart

The retailer is exploring opportunities in a largely untapped and fertile market.

clock May 5, 2008Alastair Gee

Real Estate

Retail Navigation in Emerging Markets

Finding the right real estate is a crucial element in developing countries.

clock May 5, 2008Robert Murphy

Trends and Analysis

Industry Confronts Economic Fallout

Retailers and developers seek to sharpen operations and strategies during slowdown.

clock May 5, 2008David Moin

Advertising

Scene: Hope Springs… Garden State Story… Marvelous Night for a Moondance…

Las Vegas, with its endless diversions, adds a few more special venues that offer respite from the business of the day.

clock May 5, 2008Max Padilla

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Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger is making progress on its Sustainable Evolution strategy.

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PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock 12hArthur Friedman

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