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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.

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Troubles at Fin.part: KPMG Cites Tension, Refuses to OK Books

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Overview

Cerruti parent Fin.part got a slap this week when auditor KPMG, questioning the feasibility of its business plan, declined to certify the firm's 2002 accounts.

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Heartbreaker

NEW YORK — Like the Seventies, the Eighties is one of those fashion decades that just refuses to die. And one of this season’s looks borrows from Eighties’ pop music tough girl Pat Benatar. Black denim accented with zippers and…

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Fashion Features

Troubles at Fin.part: KPMG Cites Tension, Refuses to OK Books

Cerruti parent Fin.part got a slap this week when auditor KPMG, questioning the feasibility of its business plan, declined to certify the firm’s 2002…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Kmart Delay … All Bets Off … Third Time Lucky? …

KMART DELAY: The Chicago bankruptcy court judge overseeing the confirmation hearing on Kmart’s reorganization plan has opted to continue the hearing through Monday. Originally set for Monday and Tuesday of this week, the court session was…

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Fashion Features

Retail Women’s Apparel Prices Sees First March Fall Since ’97

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel fell in March for the first time in that month since 1997, despite the traditional boost from spring and summer introductions, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index,…

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Fashion Features

Unifi to Cut 400 Jobs

Unifi Inc. said it plans to lay off about 400 people in an effort to cut costs. The company expects to complete the cuts by Friday.

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Fashion Features

Cardona Signs On as Cerruti Designer

LOS ANGELES — After weeks of waiting, Los Angeles-based designer David Cardona officially signed on as the head designer for all women’s lines at Cerruti, including the 1881 diffusion line, WWD learned late Wednesday. While a formal…

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People

Reality Bites

Amanda Hesser, author of “Cooking for Mr. Latte.

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People

What’s Cooking?

Mediterranean gems from Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Tyler Florence’s book debut.

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People

County Fair

Media shy Charles Saatchi never showed up at the opening party for his County Hall art gallery Tuesday night in London, but his girlfriend, Nigella Lawson, did.

“I’m his living sacrifice,” said Lawson with a laugh before the…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Levi’s Denies Wrongdoing

Levi Strauss & Co. this week denied claims that it used irregular accounting to inflate profits. Those charges were made in a lawsuit filed against the company in California Superior Court in San Francisco by two…

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Fashion Features

Net Games

The most profitable apparel retailers of fiscal 2002, in descending order of actual reported net income.

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Fashion Features

Juicy’s New Squeeze: Claiborne

A month after being acquired by Liz Claiborne, Juicy Couture’s founders talk about growth strategies for the hot contemporary label.

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Fashion Features

Diesel Sells New York Industrie

MILAN — Diesel’s Staff International division has signed an agreement to sell its New York Industrie brand to McAdams, a company specializing in knitwear based outside Vicenza, Italy. McAdams, which produces and distributes the Cividini…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gucci Goo-Goo … Going for the Gold

GUCCI GOO-GOO?: Are those hot-and-heavy vixens in the Gucci campaign turning over a new leaf? Sources said the cast for the upcoming fall ads included — surprise — a crib full of babies, along with fresh-faced adult models posing for…

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Fashion Features

Jennifer Lopez Keeps Plugging

PARIS — Add another talent to Jennifer Lopez’s already formidable résumé: model.

That’s how Marc Jacobs describes the star of the fall 2003 advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton, which wrapped up shooting here last…

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Fashion Features

Chasing the Pack in Boston

NEW YORK — So much for the loneliness of long-distance runners.

Athletic companies will be out in force this weekend psyching up runners and fans for Monday’s 107th running of the Boston Marathon, and picking up some customers along…

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Fashion Features

Vietnam Agreement Reached

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Vietnam reached a tentative agreement on a quota-setting bilateral textile and apparel pact Wednesday and officials will continue to work out the final details today, according to Jim Leonard, deputy assistant secretary…

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Fashion Features

Moody’s Lowers PVH Rating On Heels of Calvin Klein Buy

NEW YORK — Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. might have scored a crown jewel in Calvin Klein Inc., but the long-term gain has a short-term cost.

Moody’s Investors Service took its rating on PVH’s debt down two notches Wednesday, given…

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Fashion Features

Katayone Adeli Shuttering House

Katayone Adeli is shuttering her six-year-old signature business and her Bond Street store, although she hopes to restructure at some point.

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Fashion Features

Surf Execs Get Together To Raise Otis Awareness

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — “This is as close to the Last Supper as you can get,” quipped Ocean Pacific Apparel chief executive Dick Baker, remarking on the number of surfwear executives gathered in the name of education.

Quiksilver…

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Financial

Bebe Issues 2nd Warning for 3rd

NEW YORK — Bebe Stores Inc. has issued its second profit warning for the just-concluded third quarter.

The Brisbane, Calif.-based specialty retailer of contemporary women’s apparel and accessories blamed the downwardly revised…

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Financial

Federated Announces Dividend

NEW YORK — Federated Department Stores has declared its first stock dividend in 15 years and authorized another $500 million to be used for stock repurchases.

The quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents a share will be payable July 1 to…

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PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

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