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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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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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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.

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Fashion’s Spring Blooms, But Will Retailers See Spending Wilt in 2004?

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Renewed interest in apparel fashion may draw consumers, who?ve been spending for the home lately, back into the segment, some analysts predict.

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London’s Lingerie Trio

Three British mainstream retailers are launching distinct styles for their debut lingerie collections.

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Intimate Notes: Switching Sides … 2005 Market Dates … UJA Honorees …

SWITCHING SIDES: Anne Caetano has joined Charles Komar Inc. to head a newly created division of luxury brand intimates and sleepwear. Caetano reports to Charles Komar, chairman and chief executive officer.

Komar said, “The only…

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Financial

Tefron Ltd. Narrows Loss

NEW YORK — Sales were down and losses continued for a fourth year for Tefron Ltd. in 2003. That hasn’t stopped investors — optimists that they are — from spurring share prices to highs for the year.

According to its…

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Fashion Features

Mikli’s Vision: ‘Art and Language’

NEW YORK — Avant-garde eyewear designer Alain Mikli is doing more for people’s “sight” than just making attractive glasses. He’s found a way to bring art to the blind.

His exhibition, “Art and…

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Financial

EU Growth May Put U.S. Firms at Risk

NEW YORK — An enlarged European Union on May 1, with the accession of 10 new members, mostly former Soviet bloc countries, certainly changes the macroeconomic landscape of the region: The EU’s population will grow 20 percent while the…

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Financial

Onetime Costs Put Everlast in Red

NEW YORK — It was a challenging year for Everlast Worldwide, which reported a sales decline and losses both for the fourth quarter and 2003 year.

The activewear company reported a loss of $1.2 million, or 38 cents a share, in the fourth…

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Fashion Features

Taylor Adds Some Color for NoLIta

NEW YORK — Considering Rebecca Taylor is not known for loud colors or bold statements, it’s fitting that her first store evokes her signature delicateness.

Opening today in Manhattan’s NoLIta neighborhood at 260 Mott Street,…

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Fashion Features

Poor Sales Lead to Loss for Gendis

NEW YORK — Slumping sales and the cost of new business investments deflated fourth-quarter earnings and ultimately pushed Gendis Inc. to a loss for the year.

For the quarter ended Jan. 31, the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based junior department and…

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Fashion Features

Council Aims for Focus on ‘Fashion Capital’

NEW YORK — In a bid to better coordinate industry trade show activities, the New York Fashion Council is planning a meeting this week to allow show organizers to discuss plans.

Ed Mandelbaum, owner of the Designers & Agents show and vice…

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Financial

Mansour’s Files Chap. 11 As Samuels Comes Back

NEW YORK — Mansour’s Inc. on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

The small, family owned and operated specialty department store was established in 1917.

Fred Mansour, chief executive officer, could…

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People

Fools’ Paradise

Tom Ford’s last Gucci hurrah, various baubles and April Fools’ Day jokes abound at several charities’ parties around town.

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Fashion Features

Plastics: The Next Wave in Sunglasses

A report from Vision Expo, where plastic eyewear frames are coming back into focus.

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White: Getting a Rep for Edgy

Milan’s White fashion fair is gaining an increasingly high profile among trendsetting buyers scouting for emerging design talent and edgy looks.

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Projects in the Pipeline

Though the nation is overstored and major mall development has slowed to a trickle, there’s still plenty of construction activity to generate retail growth. Developers are getting creative, finding opportunities to build in neglected downtown…

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Fashion Features

Rationalizing Big-Box Realty

NEW YORK — Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

The irony in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” parallels a critical expansion issue facing many big-box retailers: space, space,…

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Fashion Features

Mills on the Move

NEW YORK — Twelve years ago, Mills Corp. was a minor player on the national development scene. But a big idea to build a fleet of unique outlet centers got Laurence C. Siegel, then executive vice president for leasing, an audience with the top…

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Remaking the Set in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Shaul Kuba wants to restore the glamour to Hollywood Boulevard and get rid of its seedier elements.

His real estate company, CIM Group, recently snapped up the 2 1/2-year-old Hollywood & Highland shopping complex from Trizec…

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Fashion Features

34th Street: The Next Wave

NEW YORK — Anyone who doubts that a store on West 34th Street can produce big sales need only walk into the Gap on the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and 34th Street when the store opens its doors in the morning. If the previous day’s…

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Fashion Features

A European Tour

Retailers heading to Europe generally ask the same single question: What’s the hot neighborhood? Here, WWD takes a look at three major European cities.

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Breezy Does It

LOS ANGELES — Fashion week ended on a high note, with Corey Lynn Calter sending out a perfect balance of looks, from vintage and eclectic to simple and easygoing. Her lace capelets, floral silk skirts and houndstooth jackets looked like wonderful…

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s Spring Blooms, But Will Retailers See Spending Wilt in 2004?

Renewed interest in apparel fashion may draw consumers, who’ve been spending for the home lately, back into the segment, some analysts predict.

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Fashion Features

Von Furstenberg Accessorizes

Diane von Furstenberg, best known for her signature wrap dresses, is venturing into jewelry by teaming up with jeweler H. Stern.

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Fashion Features

Leiber Taps Madison Ave. For Manhattan Flagship

Judith Leiber said on Friday it will open a boutique at 680 Madison Avenue and 61st Street in a space that was formerly occupied by Maxim’s.

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Fashion Features

Pamela Dennis Line To Return for 2005

Pamela Dennis plans to reopen her signature eveningwear collection in September, three years after its demise under Pegasus Apparel Group.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Ross Seeks Shares … Settling Sun … Genesco Goes Head to Toe …

ROSS SEEKS SHARES: Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. said it is seeking shareholder approval to double the number of authorized common shares to 600 million, according to a proxy filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Macy’s Herald Square Flower Show, New York (through April 18).

Thursday: Major retail report on March same-store sales.
Perry Ellis International reports on sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and…

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Textile Jobs Up in March

Textile mills surprisingly added jobs in March, marking the first time in four years the category has shown a gain.

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Future of Bankrupt Spiegel Unclear

NEW YORK — Spiegel Inc. to liquidate? That was the market talk Friday following the bankrupt catalogue retailer’s year-end sales and earnings results.

It was noted in several reports that Michael Otto, whose family owns 89 percent…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty’s April Fool’s

NEW YORK — The joke was on the beauty industry at this year’s Beauty Ball.

Bobbi Brown, founder and chief executive officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics — and the recipient of one of the night’s two honors, the Beautiful…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Italian Job … Altruistic Nicky … Diamond-Ring Circus …

THE ITALIAN JOB: The screening of Miramax’s new Italian-language release, “I’m Not Scared,” at the Lighthouse International last week was meant to be “hosted by Italians for Italians.” But the guests who…

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Fashion Features

Vintage Vamps and Dancing Divas – Corey Lynn Calter, Louis Verdad, Tyler, Frankie B., Shay Todd, Joe’s Jeans and Eduardo Lucero

As the L.A. shows came to a close, Corey Lynn Calter served up a cocktail of Parisian-inspired looks, while Louis Verdad struck high-glam poses à la Old Hollywood and Richard Tyler perfected Fifties sweetness for Tyler.

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Fashion Features

Jersey Girls

At the weekend, some designers let their imaginations run wild, whether in response to the beat of a military drum, the call of the African wild or the chorus of a gaggle of flirts.

There was jersey, jersey everywhere. Perhaps it’s the…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Burberry to the Rescue … Going for Baroque … Easy Does It …

BURBERRY TO THE RESCUE: Burberry has purchased the Yorkshire factory that specializes in making its trenches, coats and outerwear. The company said in a statement Friday it purchased the 24,000-square-foot facility in Rotherham from S.R. Gent,…

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Marks & Spencer Plans to Lay Off Up to 1,000 Staff

Marks & Spencer said it might lay off 1,000 headquarters staffers over the next two years as part of a plan to trim the business and improve efficiency.

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