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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.

clock 9hVicki M. Young

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 11hRosemary 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.

clock 14hMaghan McDowell

Luxury, Private Labels Offer Hope but Can’t Stem Saks? Red Ink

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Despite its second-quarter net loss of $11.3 million, Saks Inc. thinks luxury might be set to rebound and private labels can lift its department stores.

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Sporty Spice

NEW YORK — Every girl needs to kick back and relax every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean she can’t do it in style. For resort, designers are offering spiced-up athletic-inspired fare in bright colors with playful details. For…

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Fashion Features

Luxury, Private Labels Offer Hope but Can’t Stem Saks’ Red Ink

Despite its second-quarter net loss of $11.3 million, Saks Inc. thinks luxury might be set to rebound and private labels can lift its department stores.

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Fashion Features

Banana Republic’s Petite Plan

Banana Republic will launch its petite collection at its four U.S. flagships this month, one each in New York and Chicago and two in California.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rise And Shine…Hair Apparent…Milan Rip-Off…Good Therapy

RISE AND SHINE: Another famous European footwear brand is stepping forward for a polish. WWD has learned that Bruno Magli has tapped Irish-born, Paris-based designer Sharon Wauchob to revamp its shoes, handbags and belts — and…

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Fashion Features

Tse la Vie, Richard Chai Ousted

In another fashion shakeup, the directional knit house, Tse, replaced designer Richard Chai with one of the label’s original architects, Annette Ishida.

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Fashion Features

Moderate: The Squeeze in the Middle

It might not be in the white-hot center of fashion, but moderate apparel is where many vendors pay the rent and consumers stretch their dollars.

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Financial

Debenhams Sale on Hold

LONDON — It looks as if Permira — which made a formal bid last month for the U.K. department store group Debenhams plc — will have to wait to capture its prize.

It appears that Aug. 26, the first deadline for Debenhams…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: VF’S Early Close … Uniform Behavior … Ripe for the Picking

VF’S EARLY CLOSE: VF Corp. said Tuesday that, with the waiting period under federal antitrust law in connection to its merger with Nautica Enterprises having expired on Aug. 15, it now expects to close on its $586 million deal nearly two…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The photo of Alex Kuczynski on page 23, Tuesday, was from Wireimage. The credit was inadvertently omitted.

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Financial

Format Change Hurts Gadzooks

With the elimination of its $160 million young men’s business now complete, Gadzooks posted a second-quarter loss of $7.9 million.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Henkel Sees 7.2% Earnings Rise

Henkel Group reconfirmed its 2003 sales forecast of 4 percent growth as it posted a 7.2 percent earnings rise in the second quarter.

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Fashion Features

Sisters Issue a Tall Order

Lab Check looks at Tall Couture, a Web site serving the fashion needs of tall women.

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Fashion Features

Cato Sales, Profits Dip

NEW YORK — The Cato Corp. on Tuesday posted a 37 percent drop in second-quarter income, as well as a 17.5 percent decline in earnings for the six months.

The retailer also said its compensation committee was still in negotiations with its…

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Fashion Features

By The Numbers

NEW YORK — There’s nothing mediocre about the moderate shopper these days.

The population of women buying moderate market clothing appears to be growing, according to industry statistics, as the rough economy and constant…

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Fashion Features

Go Softly

NEW YORK — Moderate designers are taking notice of runway trends. They’re doing soft pastels for the current girly-is-good moment, as well as sporty tracksuits. Moderate shoppers, meanwhile, are more likely than the population at large to…

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Fashion Features

Bonjour’s Road Ahead

NEW YORK — It’s easier to find a taxicab wearing Bonjour in this town than a stitch of clothes bearing the label.

For a year, New York has been the heart of a multimillion-dollar advertising and marketing campaign that has plastered…

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Fashion Features

Exceeding Expectations

NEW YORK — The moderate suit and dress customer still likes to spend less than $100 on an outfit, but today that purchase had better look like it set her back quite a bit more.

The bar has been raised over the last five years in terms of…

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Fashion Features

Retail Recognition

NEW YORK — Cheap can be chic.

Moderate-priced merchandise, sometimes considered the meat and potatoes of department stores without the garnishes, has long been associated with basic goods and overly coordinated “stuff,” rather…

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Fashion Features

A Daughter’s Tale of Her Explorer Mother

WASHINGTON — Mabel “Muffie” Cabot is back where she began.

After 40 years in Washington, where, as Muffie Brandon, she served as social secretary at the Reagan White House, Cabot is once again a proper Bostonian living in…

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Fashion Features

Sunny Side Up

What They Are Wearing at Hollywood’s hippest rooftop beach party.

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Fashion Features

Four More for Los Angeles

A spate of retail openings is hitting Los Angeles.

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Memo Pad : Bonnie Fuller’s Ka-Ching Contract!

KA-CHING!: She left for vacation in Hawaii and told Wenner she wasn’t coming back. They screamed. They moaned. The industry wondered why she couldn’t just stay put. Things had been going swell.

But if you were offered…

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Fashion Features

Kanebo Planning to Exit Acrylic Fiber Business

TOKYO — Kanebo Ltd. has decided to withdraw from the production of acrylic fibers at the end of the year.

Kanebo produces acrylic fibers through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kanebo Gosen, Ltd. It decided to withdraw from the sector…

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Fashion Features

Gen Art Adjusting Fashion Calendar

NEW YORK — Gen Art has made some changes to its lineup of fashion shows, which seek to promote cutting-edge designers and provide them with a venue to show their wares.

The organization’s trademark event, the Fresh Faces In Fashion…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Chanel Changes

NEW YORK — Chanel has appointed Alisa Highly director of new product development for color. The company also promoted seven members of its field sales force. Highly, who most recently worked for L’Oréal’s Matrix brand, will…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lancôme’s Emmy Basket

LOS ANGELES — Lancôme, in its second year as official partner with the Emmy Awards, transported its creative team and latest products to Beverly Hills’ Peninsula Hotel on Aug. 7, once again giving 60 makeup artists, all members of the…

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