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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.

clock 7hVicki M. Young

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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

Hair Care, Rite Aid Style

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Hair Care, Rite Aid Style

NEW YORK — Rite Aid’s first private label hair care collection, 411: Hair Info, is said to be thriving and the retailer plans to launch extensions to the line in the spring.

Six months after its debut, 411: Hair Info is running 40…

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Beauty Features

Creme of Nature Highlights Color

NEW YORK — Creme of Nature is pumping up Colors, its newest brand. It’s also a means by which the company hopes to win back market share winnowed away by the encroachment of big players into the ethnic hair color category.

A…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Do Try This at Home

NEW YORK — Even sketchy statistics put the American divorce rate at 40 percent or higher, based on factors such as money, adultery and religion. But what about design?

A new book put together by a husband-and-wife team, photographer Erica…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

STORE SWEET STORE: Not even at the age of 96 did architect Philip Johnson pass up a new challenge: designing his first fashion store, which also happens to be the first store for the Tod’s group apparel and outerwear brand Fay, located on…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

It Isn’t Easy Being a Teen

NEW YORK — On the cover of the December/January issue of Teen People, pop star Justin Timberlake is looking uncharacteristically attitudinal in a fitted black t-shirt with a Harley logo emblazoned across it. A cover box features the punk pop…

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MEMO PAD

BROWN ON BONNIE: “It’s astonishing. She’s the pushiest girl alive, but she has a lot to push,” said Helen Gurley Brown, referring to Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of US Weekly. “She’s made it happen at US.”

Brown, along with…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dillard’s Manages Slighter Loss

NEW YORK — Weak sales kept Dillard’s Inc.’s third-quarter results in the red, but margin improvement allowed it to reduce its quarterly loss.

Net losses narrowed to $5.1 million, or 6 cents a share, from $40.1 million, or 48…

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Fashion Features

Burlington Industries Flashes Black in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Burlington Industries Inc. crawled back into the black in its fourth fiscal quarter, largely as a result of tax benefits, but reported a net loss for the fiscal year ended in September.

Still, the Greensboro, N.C.-based…

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Beauty Features

Hurry Sundown

NEW YORK — Night creams are, well, having their day — for both men and women. Coming early next year are two additions to the category: Lab Series’ Night Rescue Skin Revitalizing Therapy for men, bowing in April in about 1,700 U.S….

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Goody’s Posts $3.1M Deficit

NEW YORK — Decreased sales and heavy promotions drove Goody’s Family Clothing Inc.’s third-quarter results into the red.

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based firm registered losses of $3.1 million, or 10 cents a share, for the period…

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Fashion Features

Elder-Beerman Corp. Cuts Back on Losses

NEW YORK — Cost controls allowed Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. to narrow its loss in the third quarter even as sales continued to slump.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the Dayton, Ohio–based regional department store company posted…

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Fashion Features

Bon-Ton Delivers Increase in Profits for Quarter

NEW YORK — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. bounced back from a small year-ago loss with a modest profit in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the York, Pa.–based operator of 73 department stores in nine Northeastern…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Margins Disappoint as Limited Brands’ Net Falls 83%

NEW YORK — Sabotaged by below-plan sales and margins in apparel and extraordinary gains from the sale of Lane Bryant last year, The Limited Brands on Thursday said its third-quarter profits sank a hefty 82.5 percent.

The Columbus,…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Armani, Luxottica End Deal

MILAN — In an unexpected move, Giorgio Armani said it is ending a 14-year partnership by terminating its licensing agreement for eyewear with Luxottica.

In a joint announcement from both firms, Armani said it is considering its options for…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Management Shift at Claire’s

NEW YORK — Rowland Schaefer, the 85-year-old chairman and chief executive of Claire’s Stores, has taken a leave of absence from active duty at the stores following a mild stroke that caused “minimal impairment.”

Schaefer’s…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

People

Suzy

Claire Danes, who plays Meryl Streep’s daughter in “The Hours,” is thrilled to be working with the acting legend, who could be heading for a 13th Oscar for her beautiful performance in the new movie.

“Meryl has been my idol since I knew…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Goliath Wal-Mart Sends David to Meet Union

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — “How may I help you?”

Leave it to Wal-Mart: When a crowd of 125 protesters showed up in front of its store here Thursday to demand that the retail giant change its business practices, the store sent out a greeter in a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

GAP’S LILLIE RETIRES: John Lillie has retired as vice chairman and a director of Gap Inc. Lille had been a director since 1992 and had served as vice chairman with responsibility for supply chain, administration and financial operations since January…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Promotions Depress Aeropostale Earnings

NEW YORK — Increased promotional pressures erased a sales gain at Aeropostale Inc. and led to an 8.3 percent decrease in third-quarter profits.

The New York-based specialty retailer, which sells casual apparel and accessories to young…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Customs Security Gains Ground

WASHINGTON — The Customs Service’s mammoth effort to step up the security of the thousands of cargo containers that enter U.S. ports each day is gaining steam.

Since April, companies that import 34 percent of all U.S.-bound cargo…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Wiggle Room in U.S.-Singapore Pact

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Singapore have negotiated strict rules of origin for apparel and textiles in a tentative trade pact, but they do allow for some exceptions, a U.S trade official said.

The U.S. pushed for and obtained a…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: To Russia with Love … Buying and Selling … Active Apparel …

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the U.S.S.R., glided into a downstairs conference room at the Regent Hotel on Wall Street Wednesday to accept a 9/11-inspired mural on behalf of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Moscow and…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Lab Series’ Night Moves

NEW YORK — Now that Lab Series has talked men into using skin care, here comes the real test: night cream.

The brand, a division of Aramis, will launch Night Rescue Skin Revitalizing Therapy, an oil-free, nighttime moisturizer for men, in…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Clarins: All Night Long

NEW YORK — Call it a long night’s journey into day.

With its new Line Prevention Multi-Active Night Cream, Clarins is out to protect skin overnight from the free radicals and water loss that are said to cause irritated skin,…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Prescriptives Names King to VP Slot

NEW YORK — Yet another indie makeup artist is joining The Estée Lauder Cos.

Australian makeup artist Poppy King, who founded an eponymous line of color cosmetics in 1992, has been named vice president of creative marketing for…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

More in Store: Paris Retailing

PARIS — France’s beauty retail scene is percolating with new and revamped formats and torrents of brand introductions. But the flurry of activity belies an underlying truth: It can’t seem to push the selective retail market out of…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Lancaster Boosts Skin Care Offerings

PARIS — Lancaster is getting increasingly active in skin care. And that’s not just referring to product formulations.

The brand — part of Coty Inc.’s Lancaster Group Worldwide — is bolstering its presence in the…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Helena Rubinstein: Face Time

PARIS — Helena Rubinstein’s battle against wrinkles continues. With its new treatment line called Expressionist with B-Neutrox, thirtysomethings — a demographic until now not addressed by the L’Oréal-owned brand in the…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Aura Science Shifts Into the Next Phase

NEW YORK — Aura Science, the joint venture between The Limited Inc.’s Intimate Beauty Corp. and Shiseido Co. Ltd., is steaming ahead with plans to open 25 stores in the next 12 to 18 months. And the product assortment also is being…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Wet ‘n’ Wild Brand Takes a Dollar Chance

NEW YORK — Upping the retail price of a cosmetics line by a dollar may not seem like a whole lot. But for Wet ‘n’ Wild, a brand built around 99-cent and $1.99 lipsticks and nail polishes, it is a very big deal.

Starting in…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

The Healing Garden’s Latest Cup of Tea

NEW YORK — It’s teatime at Coty Beauty USA. The tea being served is white tea, the latest extension to the growing The Healing Garden collection.

Although there is already a green tea flavor in The Healing Garden, Coty executives…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Calvin Klein: Building on the Classics

NEW YORK — At Calvin Klein Cosmetics, classic brands are showing off new facets.

In the midst of a flood of new launches, the company is building on its classics by releasing three new takes on existing scents: Eternity Purple Orchid,…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Thibiant’s Next Chapter

BEVERLY HILLS — For all her infectious laughter, which comes easily and frequently, Aida Thibiant is incredibly serious when it comes to skin care.

The Lilliputian grand dame has dedicated 52 of her 74 years to the science and business of…

clock November 22, 2002WWD Staff

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