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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bronfman Family Takes A&G Stake

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NEW LENZING CEO: Rayon maker Lenzing Fibers Corp. has named Peter Landl as its new president and chief executive officer, replacing Cal Bonawitz, who retired June 15. Landl is based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Lowland, Tenn.

Landl has been…

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Bronfman Family Takes A&G Stake

LONDON — In less than a decade, he went from drinks baron to media and music mogul. Now, Edgar Bronfman Jr., who resigned as executive vice chairman of Vivendi Universal in December, is turning his sights to luxury goods.

The Edgar M. Bronfman…

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People

Crown Jewels

Neither rain nor infernal heat wilted the grand coiffures of the American Friends of Versailles, when they gathered Saturday for a benefit at the palace. Instead, the soft evening sunlight — day lasts until nearly 10:30 p.m. at the height of the…

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EYE SCOOP

There were more Rothschilds than you could shake a stick at last week at the Hotel Lambert, the grandest private house in Paris, when family patriarch Guy de Rothschild invited a few friends and family for drinks at home to toast the republication of…

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Fashion Features

Light

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is thinking thin for cruise with long, lean lines and light, tissue-weight silks. He also likes to play with contrasts, pairing tiny tops or cropped jackets with flowing skirts or fluid pants. Here, a nylon and elastin…

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Financial

Christopher & Banks Net Up 49.1%

NEW YORK — Christopher & Banks Corp.’s first-quarter profits rose 49.1 percent as strong sales, better pricing from its suppliers and fewer markdowns boosted the specialty retailer’s results.

The Minneapolis-based company, which operates 392…

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Fashion Features

Coldwater Creek Net Doubles

NEW YORK — Coldwater Creek Inc. doubled its first-quarter income despite flat sales as the multichannel women’s apparel and accessories specialty retailer reduced marketing and other costs as well as merchandise returns.

For the three months…

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Financial

Grupo Xtra Converted to Chap. 7

LOS ANGELES — Judge Ernest Robles converted former XOXO licensee Grupo Xtra of New York Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation in federal bankruptcy court here Tuesday.

Referring to wide-ranging allegations of…

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Fashion Features

Martha’s Shares Plunge Again

NEW YORK — Shares of Martha Stewart Omnimedia Inc. hit an all-time low Wednesday as investors were spooked by reports of a deeper investigation into its chairman and chief executive’s financial dealings.

Federal prosecutors widened their probe…

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Fashion Features

Prada Delays Again: Citing Poor Market, Firm Puts IPO on Hold

MILAN — The third time apparently wasn’t a charm for Prada.

In a last-minute move rivaling the drama of a runway show, Prada Group has pulled the plug on its long-awaited initial public offering — for the third time — just days before its…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Group Benefit Honors ‘Provocateurs’

NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards were controversial, but this year’s Fashion Group International benefit plans to push the envelope with its honorees.

FGI, which will host its 19th annual “Night of Stars” on Oct. 24,…

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House Advances Andean Bill

WASHINGTON — A trade bill with provisions for dropping duties on apparel from Andean countries nudged a bit closer to completion Wednesday, with the House deciding by a one-vote margin to begin negotiations on the measure with the Senate.

The…

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In Brief

SECURING ANTWERP: Antwerp, Belgium, has been added to the list of foreign ports to allow U.S.-bound cargo to be prescreened, as part of the U.S. strategy to protect shipments from being used to smuggle terrorist weapons, the U.S. Customs Service…

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Fashion Features

Third Big Drop Lands in SoHo

NEW YORK — Big Drop is staking another claim in SoHo. Not to be outdone by fellow specialty shops like Scoop and Olive & Bette’s moving in on its turf, Big Drop opened its third boutique, at 425 West Broadway, just around the corner from its…

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Trade Secrets

THE TOP 10 COUNTRIES THAT EXPORT APPAREL AND TEXTILES TO THE U.S., MEASURED IN SQUARE METERS EQUIVALENT.

1

Mexico

Year-to-date ending April 2002: 690 million April 2001: 792 million

Year-end change: -12.9% April 2002 Share: 13.7%

While…

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Fashion Features

UNITE Tussle at MTA Hearing Follows Decision Over Uniforms

NEW YORK — Domestic apparel workers may be losing out in their struggle against low-cost foreign producers, but UNITE doesn’t intend to let the jobs go without a fight.

That became quite clear at a Wednesday morning hearing about uniforms for…

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World Cup’s Fashion Kick

NEW YORK — With Sunday’s showdown between Germany and Brazil for the World Cup championship in Yokohama, Japan just days away, soccer fans and athletic companies are showing their true colors. Organizers expect worldwide sales of World Cup…

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Financial

Michael Gould Soiree Raises $1.75M for AJC

NEW YORK — Michael Gould, a man often honored for his extensive philanthropic work and never quite comfortable getting recognized for it, was back in the spotlight Tuesday night.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s was…

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Denim Dish

Now Under Construction: Maviland

When jeans brand Mavi set its fall 2001 ad campaigns in “Maviland,” it tossed U.S. consumers a bit of a red herring in that there was no such place. But in late August, the company expects to open a spot in Manhattan…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Blass Word … Wash and Wear … Armani Chop …

THE BLASS WORD: Bill Blass did not get around to dedicating his memoirs before his death, but he did pen a tribute to Carole Lombard in a second book coming out in October, “Bill Blass: An American Designer,” which Abrams is printing as a…

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