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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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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 9hRosemary Feitelberg

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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 12hMaghan McDowell

Avenue Montaigne Makeover

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Bangladesh OK’s U.S. Embargo Deal Releasing Trousers

WASHINGTON — Bangladesh has accepted the U.S. offer to allow the entry of up to 175,230 dozen pairs of cotton trousers that were embargoed at the end of July, with a penalty of three times the amount next year if the entire amount enters before…

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PMA ‘Cooling Off’ Time Adds Rancor to Dispute

LOS ANGELES — The industry reacted angrily to news late Friday that the Pacific Maritime Association was shutting down all West Coast ports until 8 a.m. Sunday morning, following a day of widespread union work slowdowns.

Ports were…

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Fashion Features

Cathy Horyn Celebrates Blass

NEW YORK — The fashion set came out in droves last Monday night to celebrate the release of “Bare Blass,” the memoirs of the late designer Bill Blass, which were written by Blass in collaboration with The New York Times’ fashion critic…

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Downtown Trio Has Upscale Spirit

NEW YORK — Who said retailers have grown too cautious?

Despite the tough times at retail, September has seen a bevy of store openings in New York by designers and retailers of all stripes. Not only have major design companies like Stella…

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Fashion Features

Gap Targeted at IMF Protests

WASHINGTON — Thousands of mostly peaceful demonstrators kept office workers away from downtown Friday and caused moderate havoc in the city over the weekend, as attempts to blockade the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World…

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Fashion Features

Coldwater’s Pence Retakes CEO Role

NEW YORK — Coldwater Creek Inc. founder and chairman Dennis Pence has reassumed the title of chief executive officer from Georgia Shonk-Simmons, who remains president of the firm and adds the new post of chief merchandise…

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Fashion Features

Milliken Promotes Tom Malone

NEW YORK — In a move to boost its cadre of top executives, textile powerhouse Milliken & Co. promoted its second-in-command to the role of executive vice chairman and added a fourth manager to the office of the chairman.

Tom Malone, who…

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Fashion Features

Avenue Montaigne Makeover

PARIS — Avenue Montaigne, the grand old dame of luxury shopping strips, has had a facelift.

In the last year, Calvin Klein, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana and Pucci have all set up shop there. Plein Sud opened in August. And most recently, in…

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Fashion Features

Special Items Fuel Fall Sales

PARIS — From glamorous fur to cool denim, retailers surveyed in France, Italy and Germany said that unusual or expensive ready-to-wear and accessories designs are spurring fall sales.

Coming off a strong July and August, most retailers…

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Fashion Features

Birks Creates Blueprint for Mayor’s

MONTREAL — Henry Birks & Sons, one of Canada’s most venerable and best-known jewelry chains, has faced many challenges in its 123-year history, but the retailer is now tackling one if its toughest assignments yet in turning around…

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Fashion Features

Saks Lingerie: New Life on Nine

NEW YORK — Everything is new when it comes to lingerie at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship here: a new location; a fresh contemporary look, and a new divisional merchandise manager, Anne Caetano.

Unveiled in late August, the new ninth-floor…

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INTIMATE NOTES

WARNACO NAMES BARAN: Joyce Baran has been appointed vice president of creative design for the Warner’s, Olga and Bodyslimmers intimate apparel businesses at The Warnaco Group.

Baran was formerly vice president of merchandising and design…

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PARIS SHOW CALENDAR

Following is the ready-to-wear show schedule. Times and locations are subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

3 p.m.: RISTO BIMBILOSKI, Espace Saint Martin, 199 bis Rue Saint Martin,…

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Financial

Warnaco Reports $857.8M Loss

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Warnaco Group, which is still on course to file its plan of reorganization with the bankruptcy court in Manhattan later today, on Friday reported a quarterly loss of nearly $860 million.

According to its quarterly…

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People

Closet Cleaners

“Attire: couture vintage” read the invitation to the bash W and Resurrection hosted at the Chateau Marmont Thursday, and Hollywood’s most fashionable pulled out all the stops. Into the lobby trooped Lisa Eisner, Jacqui Getty, Anna Getty, Kirsty…

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People

London Calling

LONDON — So where do punk rockers go when they decide to turn off the electric guitar and take off the combat gear? In Paul Simonon’s case, straight to the banks of the Thames with paintbrushes in hand. The former bass player and image…

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Fashion Features

Short Take

MILAN — Miniskirts and micro-dresses may be storming the runways here, but some retailers and editors are questioning how far they’ll go in real life.

“The liposuction doctors are going to be licking their chops,” quipped Linda…

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Fashion Scoops: Fame Game … Star Search … Puff Piece …

FAME GAME: They’ve been filling his front row for years. Now, celebrities will finally appear in Giorgio Armani advertising. Armani has tapped Kristin Scott Thomas, Milla Jovovich and Olivier Martinez for his spring campaigns, to be lensed by…

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Strip Tease

MILAN — The spring collection Tom Ford showed for Gucci on Saturday was short, hot and sexy. It was also a major departure from his dark vision for fall — and not just because it featured pink, soft blue and colorful Asian prints. There…

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Fashion Features

Is Target Cooling? Slow Growth Feared At Hot Discounter

NEW YORK — Target Corp. may have trouble retaining its status as a retailing phenomenon while it tries to keep up with its own ultrahip image, ultratough competition and ultrahigh expectations.

While Wall Street generally remains bullish…

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Kmart Vendors Face Stiffer Credit Terms

NEW YORK — Credit is tightening up for vendors of Kmart Corp.

Economic concerns both related and unrelated to the bankrupt discounter’s woes have led some factors to limit approvals on their customers’ receivables. Others are…

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Fashion Features

Double RL Chooses West Hollywood For Newest Store

LOS ANGELES — Double RL is heading west.

Executives at Polo Ralph Lauren confirmed that the company is preparing to open a Double RL store at 7960 Third Street in West Hollywood, Calif., the division’s third location after stores in…

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Fashion Features

CK Sued Over ‘Truth’ In Trademark Dispute

NEW YORK — Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics Inc. last week filed a lawsuit against Calvin Klein Trademark Trust and Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co. alleging breach of contract claims over the “Truth” trademark.

A spokeswoman for CK Cosmetics…

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