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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 15hRosemary 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.

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On Expansion Fast Track, Weakness in Women?s Derails Kohl?s

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Overview

Until recently, Kohl?s Corp. was the poster child for retail success. But an inventory glut, cluttered stores and a sales slump has vendors worried.

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Heidi Fleiss’ New Risqué Business

HOLLYWOOD — Six months free from federal probation, Heidi Fleiss is once again in business as Hollywood Madam.

This time, instead of a call-girl ring, it’s the name of her newest boutique, which opened here Monday at 6624 Hollywood…

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Fashion Features

Rock Candy’s Brand Expansion

LOS ANGELES — After a brief hiatus from having her own labels, Joyce Rothchild has returned with two new products aimed at what she calls the contemporary misses’ customer.

Rothchild has created her own category moniker to spice up…

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Fashion Features

West World: On Her Own…Surf Couture?…At The Roxy…

ON HER OWN: After 15 years as divisional merchandise manager of contemporary and better design sportswear at the Los Angeles buying office Directives West, Sheri Drobnick is breaking out on her own. But it’s design, not buying, that…

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Fashion Features

Pretty in Punk

LOS ANGELES — Naughty or nice? Sometimes a girl can be both. Designers know that and play to the teen set by turning punky looks sweet with gentle pastels. Here, from left, Spring & Clifton’s rayon sweater, Miss Sixty’s belt and…

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Fashion Features

On Expansion Fast Track, Weakness in Women’s Derails Kohl’s

Until recently, Kohl’s Corp. was the poster child for retail success. But an inventory glut, cluttered stores and a sales slump has vendors worried.

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Fashion Features

Revlon Gets Credit Breather

Revlon Inc. bought some time as its board authorized management to begin exploring ways to strengthen the company’s balance sheet.

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Fashion Features

Nov. Apparel Prices Fall 0.8%

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent during November, wiping out October’s 0.8 percent gain, the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index revealed Tuesday.

Compared with…

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Fashion Features

Celanese Receives $3.82B Bid

NEW YORK — Investment concern Blackstone Capital Partners on Tuesday offered to acquire chemicals maker Celanese AG in a deal valued at $3.82 billion.

The 3.1 billion euro bid for the Kronberg, Germany-based company came in the form of an…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Unifi Taps CFO…Wal-Mart Ban?

  • UNIFI TAPS CFO: Textured yarns firm Unifi Inc. appointed William M. Lowe Jr. chief financial officer, effective Jan. 5. The top financial spot was previously held by Willis C. Moore, who left the firm in October. Most recently, Lowe was…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The Pepe Jeans London line is produced by Jean Design Ltd., which is owned by Mike Jebara. The Paco Jeans line is produced by Paco Sport Ltd., which is owned by Bob Jebara. The Request line is produced by U.S. Design Group Ltd., which is owned by…

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Fashion Features

St. John’s Neiman’s Exclusive

HOUSTON — St. John has launched an exclusive apparel, accessories and home collection for Neiman Marcus that merges holiday and resort trends.

The collection marks a new merchandising focus for St. John, with deliveries timed to follow…

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Fashion Features

Study: NYC Stores Don’t Pay Living Wage

NEW YORK — A study released Tuesday by a Washington think tank showed that many retail workers in New York City do not earn a living wage, and argued that greater unionization of retail workers would help them to do so. In response, a major…

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Wasserstein Wins New York in a Surprise

NEW YORK — What an upset.

That was the reaction Tuesday afternoon when investment banker Bruce Wasserstein wrested the New York magazine auction from expected winner Mort Zuckerman and his consortium of rich, richer and richest…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Return To The Runway…The Blair Hitch…Chanel’s Other Star…

RETURN TO THE RUNWAY: It’s back to the catwalk for Donatella Versace. After two seasons of static presentations on mannequins, the designer felt it was time to return to the runway for her upcoming couture collection, which…

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All sorts of party news from the Bush camp…Alice Mason’s annual bigwig dinner…A holiday greeting from the princes.

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Marketing and Promotion

Anthem of ‘america’: Dual-Gender Appeal

Upstart title “america” is striving to become the first fashion-lifestyle magazine to appeal to twentysomething readers of both genders.

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Fashion Features

The Next Generation of Designers for Hire

NEW YORK — If Karl Lagerfeld ever runs out of ideas for Chanel, or Jean Paul Gaultier has a hard time coming up with a new concept for Hermès, the executives behind those brands know where to turn: to the mouths of babes.

Well, not…

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Fashion Features

Jimmy Choo Opens on New Bond Street

LONDON — Jimmy Choo has a Bond Street address at last.

London’s first new-generation Jimmy Choo flagship opened here this week at 27 New Bond Street in the former Charles Jourdan space. The 1,500-square-foot store is the fourth…

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Fashion Features

EBay’s Magazine Covers Fashion From Middle America to the Style Set

NEW YORK — While fashion insiders mine eBay for everything from vintage Courrèges to Ugg boots, users also can now gauge the validity of their shopping urges with the site’s new online magazine, Personal Style.

The magazine,…

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

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