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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

Dreams of Field’s: Famed Chicago Store Embarks on Overhaul

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Overview

Marshall Field's is reinventing its wheel with a three-month renovation of its State Street flagship in Chicago and an expanded vendor leasing program.

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Fashion Features

A Light Touch

PARIS — Nicolas Ghesquière knows a thing or two about asymmetrical looks, and he’s still finding fresh, distinctive ways to interpret them. In his first cruise collection for Balenciaga, the designer set out to make his experimental…

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Fashion Features

Dreams of Field’s: Famed Chicago Store Embarks on Overhaul

Marshall Field’s is reinventing its wheel with a three-month renovation of its State Street flagship in Chicago and an expanded vendor leasing program.

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Fashion Features

Escada Gets $50M Infusion

After worse-than-expected first-half results, Escada AG said HMD Partners has agreed to invest $50 million for a 29 percent stake in the German house.

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Financial

Gucci Seen Reporting Sharp Drop in Profits

Gucci Group, which is expected to post a double-digit drop in first-quarter net profits, said Friday it has granted ceo Domenico De Sole more stock options.

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Fashion Features

Race for Kasper Heating Up

NEW YORK — The possibility of a bidding war for Kasper ASL between Kellwood Co. and Jones Apparel Group moved a bit closer to reality Friday.

Kellwood on Friday received Manhattan bankruptcy court approval of its request for a $4 million…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Brazil Fashion Week, Sao Pãulo (through Saturday).

WEDNESDAY: Gucci Group NV reports on first-quarter earnings.

Shoes & Leather Vietnam (through Friday).

Pitti Filati yarn fair, Florence, Italy (through…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Taubman Simon Saga … Aero Offering …

Taubman Simon Saga…Aero Offering…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics USA Inc. will launch Gucci Pour Homme in all 28 doors of Bloomingdale’s in October. The degree of the chain’s participation was misstated in an article on June 27, page 7.

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Financial

Slow Sales Hinder Syms Quarter

NEW YORK — Tough economic times helped push Syms Corp. into the red for the first quarter.

The 40-door off-price chain, based in Secaucus, N.J., posted losses of $1.7 million, or 11 cents a share, for the three months ended May 31. This…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Gaultier Bringing Color to Men

Created specifically for men, Jean Paul Gaultier will launch “Le Male” color cosmetics this fall.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Reality Check … Fashion Police … Runway Virgin …

REALITY CHECK: Burberry has a new fan: Russia’s First Lady Ludmila Putin. In London last week with Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin for an official visit, she had been roundly lampooned in the British press for her…

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People

Cooler and Cooler

The Cooler Kids get even cooler.

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People

Sketchy Crowd

A sketchy crowd in Los Angeles.

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Fashion Features

The New Man At Anne Klein

Designer Michael Smaldone is taking on the Anne Klein collection with the spirit of the house’s historic logo, a roaring lion.

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Fashion Features

Out and About

NEW YORK — Outerwear isn’t usually the featured player in a resort collection, but Dana Buchman has decided to put coats and jackets center stage this time around. Bright yellow raincoats, orange and lime leather jackets and even a black…

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Fashion Features

Liz Claiborne’s Intimate Brands Plan

Liz Claiborne Inc. and its new licensee for intimates are developing an aggressive multibrand, multichannel strategy for next spring.

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Fashion Features

Celebs Team With Lovable for Charity

NEW YORK — An eBay auction of photos of Lovable bras might not sound like it would attract big bidding attention on par with Marc Jacobs’ Murakami bags. But add to the equation celebrities like Ali Landry and Destiny’s Child’s…

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Fashion Features

Two American Traditions

Judith Leiber and Echo Design Group are celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here’s what’s on tap.

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Financial

Goody’s Settles Hilfiger Suit for $11M

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger Corp.’s subsidiary, Tommy Hilfiger Licensing Inc., has settled its trademark counterfeiting and infringement lawsuit against Goody’s Family Clothing Inc., with Goody’s agreeing to pay Tommy $11…

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People

Eye Scoop: Board Silly…The Missus…Time To Kill

Playing the bachelorette game.

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Financial

Wellman Sells Stake to Warburg Pincus

NEW YORK — Wellman Inc. has a major new investor.

The Shrewsbury, N.J.-based maker of packaging resins and Fortrel brand polyester fibers on Friday said it has completed the sale of $126 million of perpetual convertible preferred stock and…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch

Alexander of Italy…Galen Gains Momentum..Vivante’s Shoe Power…

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

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