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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 8hRosemary 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 11hMaghan McDowell

As Convention Begins, SA Designers Praise the Calm Streets

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Overview

It should have been a monumental journey, thousands of Garment District employees commuting to offices in the shadow of the Republican National Convention's "frozen zone."

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Textiles

Schlaepfer’s Century of Fabrics

Jakob Schlaepfer, one of Switzerland’s top makers of couture fabrics, has supplied most of the top designers in its 100 years.

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Fashion Features

Swedish Designer Keeps it Simple

DALLAS — Kenth Andersson, a Swedish ready-to-wear and bridal designer based in New York, proved less is more at a trunk show Thursday and Friday at Walker Row, a women’s specialty store here in the Highland Park Village shopping…

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Fashion Features

New Owner, Designer for Guy Laroche

Guy Laroche has a new owner, YGM Trading Ltd., a new designer, Herve Leroux, and ambitions to build its business in the U.S.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shu Uemura Opens in China

TOKYO — Shu Uemura Cosmetics Inc. launched its first cosmetics shop in China on Monday, an opening that took place in Shanghai’s Isetan department store. The brand plans to open a second shop in Beijing next month, then a third in China by…

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Textiles

In Brief: In Theory … New Partners … Spanish Fly …

IN THEORY: Anticipating a huge exodus from Manhattan later this week, Theory plans to host an end-of-summer cocktail party and photo exhibition at its East Hampton store on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., celebrating photographer Michael…

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Retail Features

Simon Property Sued for $1 Billion

NEW YORK — The Simon Property Group has run into another legal hassle with one of its former mall partners.

This time, developer Sheldon Gordon is suing Simon for $1 billion, alleging that Simon steered him into selling his stake in The…

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Fashion Features

Oscar Leaves His Dresses in San Francisco

Oscar de la Renta has had two Saks-sponsored trunk shows in San Francisco since May that have rung up $1.2 million in sales.

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Fashion Features

Color Still Key in Chicago

CHICAGO — Midwestern retailers, seeking to capitalize on the energy of color and the popularity of the poncho for early fall, scooped up more of the same for spring at the Apparel Center.

Susan Welch, owner of Suzen Sez in Madison, Wisc.,…

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Fashion Features

Christian Audigier and Von Dutch Part Ways

LOS ANGELES — Von Dutch Originals and Christian Audigier, the brash designer who helped turn the brand’s trucker hats into celebrity fashion staples, have split.

Audigier surprised company executives when he resigned last Thursday,…

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Memo Pad: From Bad to Worse … The Me Generation … Making Friends In Motown

FROM BAD TO WORSE: The Source’s downward spiral seems to be accelerating. Circulation figures released Monday showed the hip-hop magazine missed its rate base of 500,000 by nearly 10 percent in the first half of this year. Its average…

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Fashion Features

WWDMAGIC Opens on Buoyant Note

Retailers showed signs of warming up to spring during the first day of WWDMAGIC in Las Vegas, as orders were written across all categories.

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Fashion Features

Jones Texas Buys GM Design Group

NEW YORK — Retail consulting and branding firm Jones Texas Inc. Monday announced that it acquired GM Design Group Inc., the parent company of the Garfield & Marks and Womyn brands, for an undisclosed sum.

The newly acquired company…

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Fashion Features

Blanc State

A little bit safari, a little bit sporty and a whole lot sophisticated, the white suit is cutting a dashing swath through the season’s breeziest looks.

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Retail Features

Anthropologie Charges CR’s Rampage in Suit

NEW YORK — Several items being sold at Charlotte Russe Holdings Inc.’s Rampage stores look a little too similar to those at Anthropologie, according to a recent lawsuit.

In a filing with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of…

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Textiles

GOP Balances the Trade Agenda

NEW YORK — Republican Rep. Jim DeMint from South Carolina mirrors President Bush when it comes to touting the need to expand international trade breaks, also a key item in the GOP party platform approved Monday by convention…

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Fashion Features

The Day After: Marchers Move On

NEW YORK — Anti-Bush protesters kept up their drumbeat as the Republican National Convention got under way on Monday, though the direct impact on retailing appeared to be minimal.

A day after several hundred thousand demonstrators marched…

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Fashion Features

New York Notes: Dressing Up the RNC … The Bush Women … The Other Ticket …

DRESSING UP THE RNC: With Arnold Scaasi off vacationing in Turkey with the Erteguns, what’s a First Lady to do? Turn to Oscar de la Renta, of course. Not only will Laura Bush wear a turquoise suit from de la Renta when she…

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Fashion Features

As Convention Begins, SA Designers Praise the Calm Streets

The expected nightmare commute to Seventh Avenue as the GOP convention got under way didn’t materialize, but the scene was surreal.

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