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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 14hRosemary Feitelberg

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 7hEvan Clark

Red Carpet’s Big Bust: Fashion Counts Cost Of Hype-Less Oscars

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Overview

If a star wears your gown to the Oscars, but no one knows who's name is on the label, was the investment worth it? So far, most designers say yes.

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Sears Revamping Costs, Jobs In Effort To Gain Productivity

Sears plans to overhaul its cost structure, which includes job losses at its headquarters, as part of its quest to gain productivity improvements.

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Financial

Retail Sales: Weather Outweighs War

The start of the war resulted in a sales slowdown, according to Federated Department Stores and Wal-Mart, but it wasn’t as bad as anticipated.

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Financial

PPR’s Gucci Stock Buy Puts Holdings at 61%

With the recent purchase of just under 1 million shares of Gucci Group stock, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA now owns 61.06 percent of Gucci.

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Fashion Features

L&T Celebrates American Food and Spanish Art

NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor forged a fortuitous connection between high art and haute cuisine Tuesday when it hosted a cocktail party to fete Spanish artist Manolo Valdés’ works and chef Larry Forgione’s new eatery — both of…

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Fashion Features

Glamour Rules

And rules there were. This year’s Oscars, occurring in the midst of war, had definite bounds of decorum. Sophistication and elegance ruled and while it provided much less to poke fun at, it was one of the best-dressed Oscars ever.

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Fashion Features

Toeing The Line

Red-carpet habitués scaled back on megawatt diamonds and big hair, but they still managed to make Oscar’s 75th birthday quite colorful.

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Fashion Features

The Brit Pack

They came, they saw, but conquering the red carpet may have to wait for another time.

It should have been a banner year for the British coming to town. So many young Londoners were set to hit the party circuit and dress VIPs — at least…

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Fashion Features

Oscar By The Numbers

Here, a statistically minded look at the Big Night.

Length of original red carpet: 501 feet

Length of shortened red carpet: 200 feet

Celebrities in Versace gowns: 5

Celebrities in Armani tuxedos: 13

Celebrities in…

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Fashion Features

Babes and Brides in Acra Land

Bridal/eveningwear designer Reem Acra has opened her first boutique, on 60th Street in Manhattan. Plus, Market Basket.

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Fashion Features

Market Basket

SHE’S GOT THE LUCA: Luca Luca’s pale yellow strapless linen eyelet top and matching silk organza ballskirt from the spring 2003 collection are quite the must-have items this season. According to the company, the flowing ensemble retails…

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Fashion Features

Material World Worries

The mood at last week’s Material World was one of apprehension over war, competition from China and looming trade laws.

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Fashion Features

Survey: Local Makers Seen Vulnerable in 2005

NEW YORK — Almost 1 in 5 sourcing managers believe that Western Hemisphere apparel production will not be sustainable after quotas are lifted in 2005, a study commissioned by Unifi Inc. found.

The survey, based on responses from 35…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Hong Kong Frets Over Flu, War

Hong Kong tourism has taken another hit from the dual effects of World Health Organization warnings on a pneumonia outbreak and the war in Iraq.

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Fashion Features

Making A Statement

Clothes always reflect the times in which we live, and that was the case Sunday as it has been during other times of war.

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Fashion Features

Tight Budgets Seen at Paris Trade Shows

PARIS — Placing orders on the eve of the Iraqi war, buyers shopping the recent round of apparel trade shows said they would be slashing their budgets for fall by 10 to 30 percent.

In tandem, exhibitors at the shows — Tranoi,…

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Fashion Features

By The Numbers

G-III’S SPORTSWEAR FOCUS: G-III Apparel Group Ltd. widened its third-quarter loss, even though sales skyrocketed 55 percent. For the period ended Jan. 31, the New York-based outerwear and sportswear firm’s loss expanded to $4.5 million, or…

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Memo Pad

BAZAAR TV: Could Harper’s Bazaar fashion director Mary Alice Stephenson be headed for TV? Sources said Stephenson has been approached by several parties about developing a show based around fashion and Bazaar. The magazine is said to be pleased…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Still Going Down … In the Net … Anime Excitement

STILL GOING DOWN: Sales of department stores in the Tokyo area dropped 2.5 percent in February compared with a year ago, according to Japan Department Stores Association. Total sales of 28 department stores in the area were $1.18 billion, which…

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Fashion Features

Space Camp

NEW YORK — Sixties Space Age — designers just can’t get enough of it. The mood was all over the fall collections, with varying degrees of success. When taken literally, costumery set in. But when worked deftly, a cool, sleek attitude…

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Fashion Features

Red Carpet’s Big Bust: Fashion Counts Cost Of Hype-Less Oscars

If a star wears your gown to the Oscars, but no one knows who’s name is on the label, was the investment worth it? So far, most designers say yes.

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Financial

Kmart Losses Hit $3.22B for Year

Kmart narrowed its fourth-quarter losses, but its yearend red ink swelled to $3.22 billion, burdened by softer sales and charges due to store closures.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

HONOR ROLL: Retailers continue to be decorated with French honors. French president Jacques Chirac named Carrefour chief executive officer Daniel Bernard a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor at a ceremony Monday at the Elysée Palace. Chirac called…

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