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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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Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 11hEvan Clark

Selling to Boomers: Go Sensual and Real, Not Overtly Sexual

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Smooth Operator

LOS ANGELES — Smart dames with classic style — that’s the way David Cardona sees his women. And it showed in his spring collection of smooth, fluid silks and sexy tailored leathers. For those who keep tabs on this sort of thing,…

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Selling to Boomers: Go Sensual and Real, Not Overtly Sexual

NEW YORK — Target the woman, not her age.

That is the advice marketing experts give for companies eager to tap into the all-important boomer market which, as reported, has more money to spend on apparel and other products than any…

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Fashion Features

Moses, Marenzis Look to Part Ways

MILAN — In a mutual agreement, American designer Rebecca Moses and the Marenzi family, the owners of the apparel manufacturer Herno and the majority shareholders in the designer’s eponymous fashion firm, have decided to suspend the…

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Strong Sales Boost M&S Net

LONDON — Marks & Spencer PLC is on a roll, and apparel is supplying the momentum.

First-half net income at the U.K. retailer rose 37 percent to $300 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, on sales of $5.54 billion, a 7.9 increase over the…

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Fashion Features

U.S. Seeks African Free-Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has formally notified congressional leaders of the Bush administration’s intent to begin negotiating a free-trade pact with five sub-Saharan African nations in 90 days.

The…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

HARRODS’ EARLY WINTER: Harrods is getting a jump on the sale season, moving its annual January sale forward to Monday, Dec. 30. The store usually starts its sale — an annual feast for fashion lovers — the first Wednesday in January,…

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Fashion Features

Correction

There are 110 styles in Sigrid Olsen’s new handbag collection. The number was incorrect in a story on page 10, Monday.

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L.A. Story

The fashion spotlight shined on Los Angeles this week, giving West Coast designers the perfect stage for their imaginations — sophisticated ladies, Latin lovelies, incurable flirts and so much more.

David Cardona: While being…

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Fashion Fun

As Los Angeles’ fashion week rolled along, there was something for everyone — rockers, glam queens and hipster misses, alike.

At Downtown Standard — or party central — Yohanna Logan’s Shawn girl went all out…

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Way of the West

GenArt keeps proving to be one of fashion week’s hottest tickets here. The most recent installment, at downtown’s historic Mayan Theater, showcased some promising new talent.

One of its brightest stars was Kate O’Connor, whose…

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Fashion Features

Price and Spice Lead Fall Selling

NEW YORK — With the economy down, the prospect of war looming and colder weather just recently setting in, women across the country are being extra careful with their fall and holiday buying — selectively spending on sportswear that feels…

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Fashion Features

Saks’ Christina Johnson Receives Italian Honors

WASHINGTON — Black-tie dinners — and there are an estimated 900 per year in the nation’s capital — translate into big business for Saks Fifth Avenue.

“This city has more black ties than any other city we serve,” said…

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Fresh Faces Draw Crowds in Atlanta

ATLANTA — AmericasMart’s push to attract new lines, and as a result, new retailers, paid off with a successful spring market here that included the second annual Premiere Show and the seventh annual DIVA awards.

Attendance at the…

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De Beers Denounces Claims Made by Survival International

LONDON — De Beers Group and the De Beers LV joint venture have repeated their denials of claims by Survival International that diamond mining is related to the relocation of Bushmen in Botswana.

As reported last week, Survival…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lauder Honors … An Italian’s Feast … Lots of Lacroix …

LAUDER HONORS: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., will be awarded the Legion of Honor today by François Bujon de l’Estrang, the French ambassador to the U.S. During an evening ceremony at the…

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Fashion Features

The Feminine Wiles of L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Despite economic showers, spring market here sprouted a new trend — ladylike dressing.

After seasons of hippie chic, Fifties-flavored circle skirts and sweaters look fresh and, retailers hope, equally salable come…

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Fashion Features

Italian Firms Weigh Delisting

MILAN — Italy’s hottest fashion commodity used to be the initial public offering. But as share prices have slumped, the stock market is losing its appeal — and there’s even talk that some fashion and retail companies could…

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Fashion Features

90 Years and Building

NEW YORK — Richter+Ratner Contracting, a premiere builder of luxury stores around the world, celebrated its 90th year in business with a cocktail party at Hickey-Freeman on Fifth Avenue Oct. 29. Scores of executives from such brands as Burberry…

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People

Suzy

If you’ve heard this one already, don’t stop me because I want to hear it again myself. Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger are planning a very special Thanksgiving this year. Although they are in the countryside of Romania shooting a…

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