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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.

clock 9hRosemary Feitelberg

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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Spinning DTI’s Future: DuPont Said in Talks About Sale With Koch

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Overview

DuPont's planned divestiture of its textiles and interiors division by yearend could happen sooner in the form of a sale to Koch Industries.

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Fashion Features

The Posh Parka

PARIS — Furs have played an important role in fashion for quite some time. This season, the news was in cropped shapes, along with sportier looks. Alexander McQueen, who knows a thing or two about glamour, combined elements of chinoiserie,…

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Fashion Features

Spinning DTI’s Future: DuPont Said in Talks About Sale With Koch

DuPont’s planned divestiture of its textiles and interiors division by yearend could happen sooner in the form of a sale to Koch Industries.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Eyes Ahead … Kohl’s Joins NRF … Luck of the Irish …

EYES AHEAD: Prada and Italian eyewear maker De Rigo announced Wednesday that EID (International Eyewear Distribution), the joint venture created in 1999 between the two companies to produce and distribute eyewear lines for the Prada, Miu Miu, Jil…

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Financial

Talbot Sees Net Shrink As Comps Decline 6%

Its base of loyal shoppers couldn’t offset declines among fringe customers, cutting into Talbots’ fourth-quarter earnings, sales and comp-store sales.

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Fashion Features

China, Vietnam Imports Continue Surge

China and Vietnam had a viselike grip on apparel and textile trade in January, and U.S. trade officials were once again put on the hot seat.

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Financial

Holiday Sales Boost Coldwater Creek

NEW YORK — Strong holiday sales combined with cost controls to lift fourth-quarter profits for multichannel retailer Coldwater Creek.

The Sandpoint, Idaho-based firm, which sells women’s apparel and accessories through catalogs, the…

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Financial

French Connection Profits Surge 37.8%

Despite erosion in North American wholesaling, French Connection saw yearly profits rise to $32.6 million on sales of $385.6 million.

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Fashion Features

Versace to Get Own Shop in BG

Bergdorf Goodman and Harrods are installing Versace boutiques in their New York and London stores, respectively.

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Financial

Kmart Exit Plans Continue With Series of Layoffs

Kmart began laying off staff and management this week at its Troy, Mich., headquarters and elsewhere that could top 25 percent of senior positions.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Lee Cooper’s sportif chic…Mexican Denim opens a mill in Miami…Nautica Re-Jigs Its Jeans…Indigo Palms launching women’s.

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Fashion Features

Sidelines

ELLESSE BOLSTERS TEAM: Ellesse, the 40-year-old Italian athletic brand, has beefed up its design team for this month’s relaunch.

Newcomers include Carlo Grippo, director of apparel and accessories; Chris Lee, consultant creative director;…

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Fashion Features

Welcome to Betseyville

Betsey Johnson moves to Betseyville…Limited Too is turning Sweet 16 and sponsoring a reality show airing Friday on ABC Family.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: L.A. Law … Making an Entrance … Italian Merry-Go-Round?

L.A. LAW: François Pinault watchers may have interpreted his absence from the Gucci show in Milan earlier this month as a sign of chilling relations with creative director Tom Ford. Instead, Pinault was in court — and it wasn’t jury…

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Fashion Features

Limited Too TV

NEW YORK — In celebration of Limited Too’s Sweet 16, the specialty retailer will target tweens through one of their favorite mediums: TV.

Working in conjunction with Dogmatic, a multimedia production and design company that produces…

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Financial

Inventory Control Aids Stein Mart in Quarter

NEW YORK — Inventory management helped Stein Mart Inc. salvage increased earnings from lower same-store sales in the final quarter of 2002, but the uncertain economy prompted a slowdown in store expansion in the new year.

Fourth-quarter…

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Financial

TSA Earnings Soar 238.8% In 4th Quarter

A one-time tax credit offset lower sales, permitting The Sports Authority Inc. to more than triple its earnings in the fourth quarter.

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Fashion Features

Spring Break: A No-Brainer

For college students, packing for spring break is like a gut course – there’s not much thought involved, and stores are stocked accordingly.

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Financial

Foot Locker Net Up on $1.21B in Sales

Moderate sales growth allowed Foot Locker Inc. to report double-digit earnings growth from continuing operations in the fourth quarter.

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Fashion Features

India’s Textiles Adapt to China

NEW DELHI — Like every other textile-producing nation, India is scurrying to compete against China.

Indian manufacturers believe their combination of ancient handicraft traditions and modern technology will help them retain their global…

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Fashion Features

Off Price

The WWDList: What’s on sale? Everything, according to a breakdown of the frequency that merchandise types are bought on sale at department stores.

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People

Bag Ladies

Celebrating Jimmy Choo handbags at Plaza Athénée…ushering in the Armory Show at APT…Talking with Seton Smith about her family exhibition.

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People

Seton Sight

NEW YORK — Five stories above Ludlow Street, Seton Smith is leaning out the window of her buzzer-less loft apartment, dangling a set of keys. “Don’t even try to catch them,” she shouts as they sail through the air before crashing on the…

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People

For Art’s Sake

The Armory Show had its official kickoff last Thursday night hosted by MoMA, but Nicolas Berggruen unofficially ushered in the art fair the previous night, throwing a cocktail party at APT in honor of Alannah Weston and “The Family,” her upcoming…

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