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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.

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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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Is Controversy Good for Fashion?

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Overview

From Marc Jacobs to Gucci to Bud Lite, provocation is back.

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Rising Expectations

NEW YORK — Fashion Group International’s annual Rising Stars luncheon’s intentions might be to expose new designers, but this year organizers actually coddled them.

Presenters in eight categories at the event on Thursday read…

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Onward and Upward in Japan

TOKYO — Onward Kashiyama has made another big step to create a brand distribution empire in Japan.

The apparel giant acquired import and distribution rights for Sonia Rykiel, Missoni and Gianfranco Ferré from Elbis, a subsidiary of…

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Financial

Luxottica Profits Leap 36.2%

NEW YORK — A small U.S.-dollar sales gain bolstered by favorable currency exchange rates allowed Luxottica Group SpA’s bottom line to grow by more than a third in the final quarter of the year.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the…

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Financial

Adidas at High End of Forecast

BERLIN — Adidas-Salomon AG saw net earnings grow 10 percent to $247.8 million and sales rise 7 percent to $7 billion in 2002, according to preliminary figures released last week.

Earnings for the Herzogenaurach, Germany-based active…

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Financial

Chaus Continues to Rebound

NEW YORK — Boosted by a higher gross profit margin, Bernard Chaus Inc. provided evidence of a turnaround with second-quarter gains that came against year-ago losses.

The women’s sportswear manufacturer said income for the three…

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In Brief

GOING HOME: After just nine months working as the publisher of Elle, Lori Burgess has jumped ship. Burgess, who had been the publisher of Mademoiselle for two years until it suspended publication in November 2001, rejoined Condé Nast Friday as the…

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Financial

St. John Quarter Up, Year Down

NEW YORK — Robust activity at its retail stores allowed St. John Knits International Inc. to record increases in sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, but the bankruptcy of Jacobson Stores dragged down figures for the full year.

The…

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People

Quite Sorted

NEW YORK — With his confident manner, high-luster accent and dressed in a perfectly tailored suit, Ben Elliot seems like just the kind of Brit who can sort it all out. But though he’s the cofounder of Quintessentially, the splashy…

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Hallowed Walls

Curator Renée Riccardo was so enamored with the space architect Steven Holl designed for her new gallery that she assembled a show to honor it. “7 Walls, 8 Views,” a group exhibition at Arena (at 526 West 26th Street) through Feb. 8, features…

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People

Second Helpings

Three of Los Angeles’ best-known restaurant duos are giving it another go, opening a pack of stylish new eateries around town.

AOC

Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin, known for their sinfully delicious Lucques, have…

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Fashion Features

Is Controversy Good for Fashion?

From Marc Jacobs to Gucci to Bud Lite, provocation is back.

Winona Ryder has long been one of Marc Jacobs’ most famous, and now infamous, clients…

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Fashion Features

DKI Taps Another Oscar Exec

NEW YORK — Donna Karan International is continuing to recruit high-profile industry players to its executive ranks, including another top official from Oscar de la Renta.

Maria Viccaro, who was president of the Oscar by Oscar de la Renta…

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Fashion Features

Gottschalks Shores Up Finances

WASHINGTON — Management of Gottschalks Inc. told WWD it has developed a plan to increase its available capital by $37 million, trim operating expenses and close six under-performing stores in the Pacific Northwest, as part of a program to…

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Fashion Features

Levi Makes Advertising Return to Times Square

NEW YORK — Times Square’s fashion profile is on the rise. Literally.

Levi Strauss & Co. has leased a 45-by-45-foot billboard, at 1552 Broadway and 46th Street, on the facade of the T.G.I.F. restaurant. The deal will return the…

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Fashion Features

Penney’s Floorplan: Accessories First, Cosmetics Second

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney is moving in on categories where it thinks its competition falls short.

While Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, even the single-unit Henri Bendel have built up accessories and jewelry, it hasn’t really been…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Site for Sore Eyes … You Gotta Have Heart … Mini Catches a Lift

A SITE FOR SORE EYES: After two seasons of giving newmeaning to the concept of an off-site show, CatherineMalandrino has opted to stage her fall collection in amore convenient venue. Malandrino once drew editors to the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a…

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Fashion Features

Penney’s French Kiss

NEW YORK — Designer Michele Bohbot of Bisou Bisou has attitude and that’s just fine for J.C. Penney.

“With my European taste very picky eye, Bisou Bisoubring femininity to J.C. Penney, and J.C. Penney will bring affordability to…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Bush administration releases its proposed 2004 federal budget.

FFANY New York Shoe Expo (through Wednesday).

Wednesday: Tommy Hilfiger third-quarter earnings; Jones Apparel Group’s fourth quarter.

Retail…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Haggar Corp.’s six-person board of directors includes two insiders, chief executive Joe Haggar 3rd and president Frank Bracken, and four outside directors. The board’s composition was reported incorrectly in a story on page 6, Jan…

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Fashion Features

Is Controversy Good for Fashion?

NEW YORK — Controversy in advertising is chic again — from Marc Jacobs to Bud Lite.

In recent seasons, sobriety has swept the advertising landscape after a Nineties of sexually aggressive nudes, porno-chic and sadomasochistic…

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Fashion Features

Fear of War Pervades Paris

PARIS — The beat of war drums overshadowed the typically carefree ambience at the fall-winter 2003-2004 Salon International de la Lingerie trade show here.

Despite the requisite chocolates, champagne and disco music resounding from a…

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International Audience Up

PARIS — The impact of a possible war didn’t seem to affect overall visitor attendance, according to SIL show organizers, who said total attendance was ahead 8.7 percent to 22,365 visitors compared with a year ago.

International…

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Intimate Notes

MAIDENFORM EXEC: Alba Izcoa has been promoted to the new post of assistant vice president of research and development at Maidenform Inc.

Izcoa had served as assistant vice president of product development and quality assurance for four years….

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Fashion Features

From Red Carpet to Show Floor

NEW YORK — Nicole Kidman is clearly fashion savvy, but when she put on a pair of oversized Fred Leighton chandelier earrings for the Golden Globes, she proved that she, too, knows how to shake up the jewelry industry.

At the JA New York…

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Fashion Features

A New Gem for the Jewelry Crowd

NEW YORK — Judging from the buoyant turnout at its inaugural event on Jan. 10, the new Gem Awards gala sponsored by the Jewelry Information Center is destined to become a key event in the jewelry industry calendar.

After a board meeting…

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