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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 6hVicki 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 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

Final Bids for Barneys Expected Next Week

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Overview

Bidders for Barneys New York are expected to submit their best and final offers by the end of next week.

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Jet Shorty

PARIS — Christian Lacroix’s dazzling collection took

light as its theme, amplified by the candle power of a group of chandeliers and lanterns, and this motif also was echoed in the light spirit of the collection. He illustrated his…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

Final Bids for Barneys Expected Next Week

Financial firms looking to buy Barneys New York, on the block since June, are expected to submit their best and final offers by the end of next week.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Reebok’s Jay Margolis Resigns

Jay Margolis, once thought to be the heir apparent to chief Paul Fireman at Reebok International, has resigned as president and chief operating officer.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood Sees 3rd-Qtr. Shortfall

NEW YORK — Kellwood Co., blaming a tough retail climate and problems with some of its key brands, said Thursday it expects to miss its previous earnings guidance for the third quarter by 15 cents a share.

Profits for the quarter ended…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Luxury Safari … Liz’s Resolution

LUXURY SAFARI: Louis Vuitton has journeyed to South Africa for the opening of its first sub-Saharan boutique. The 2,600-square-foot unit bowed Thursday in the Sandton City Shopping Center in Johannesburg, bringing the number of Vuitton stores…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Why do we compare ourselves to a packaged goods company? From idea generation to revenue generation, packaged goods companies offer a better model for building a successful, predictable, growing business than our retail…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Skies Clearing for Travel Retail

BEAUTY: Travel retail’s outlook is somewhat cloudy, but beauty executives at the TFWA exhibition saw smooth sailing in certain market areas.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Launches Lined Up, Ready for Take Off

CANNES, France — As in numerous local markets, newness remains a key growth driver in travel retail.

Among products and upcoming projects showcased at the TFWA exhibition were:

Beaute Prestige International: Product…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Coty Signs Matthew McConaughey for Stetson

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty has signed Texas-born actor Matthew McConaughey as the new spokesman for Stetson, injecting a hefty dose of celebrity into another one of its beauty brands.

Coty will leverage McConaughey’s brawn to build…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Museum-Quality Kiehl’s

WASHINGTON — Kiehl’s Since 1851 marked its 25-year relationship with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Oct. 15 with the donation of three new “artifacts” to the museum.

The cosmetics firm,…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Maybelline Fuels Up for First Half

NEW YORK — Given the raft of products it’s unveiling in January, innovation must be at the top of Maybelline New York’s New Year’s resolutions list.

While a total of nine items will hit the market at once, it is expected…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Bare Escentuals Opens on Long Island

NEW YORK — Leslie Blodgett, president and chief executive officer of Bare Escentuals, is proving you can go home again.

The native of Smithtown on Long Island, opened her first boutique on her hometown turf today. The 1,132-square-foot…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Shearer’s Big Night

NEW YORK — The Skin Cancer Foundation marked its 25th anniversary this week by conferring its Skin Sense Awards upon Philip Shearer, group president of Estée Lauder Cos., and Timothy Rothwell, president and chief executive officer of North…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Spa Week: Off to Strong Start

NEW YORK — Underarm laser hair removal at a glam Gotham day spa for 50 bucks?

“Sign me up,” said the legions of hypergroomed Manhattanites taking part in the first annual New York Spa Week. Well, make that the first and last…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

The HBA Report: Matrix Academy: Blueprint for Growth

HBA: The Matrix Global Academy in New York’s Greenwich Village is designed to provide a forum to educate and connect with salon owners and stylists.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ford’s Fans Flock to Bergdorf’s

NEW YORK — He’s still got it. A throng of eager fans waited on line for up to an hour at Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday night to have their “Tom Ford” books autographed by the designer.

Media heavyweights Graydon Carter,…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Mean Girls … Laddies and Gentlemen … Preemptive Strike …

MEAN GIRLS: When Atoosa Rubenstein talks about the evils of gossip, she knows whereof she speaks. The Seventeen editor gave the keynote address at a breakfast meeting of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York on Wednesday, blasting…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Builders of Glass Houses Appreciate Fashion, Too

NEW YORK — Designers of buildings and those of dresses have historically tended to view one another with a skeptical eye, but the hierarchy of artistic creation has finally begun to break down, as evidenced by architect Richard Meier’s…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Canteen Succumbs to Lure of the Sea

NEW YORK — The restaurant Canteen will best be remembered for two things: its miniature doughnuts served with a cup of hot chocolate sauce for dipping and its orange padded chairs.

As far as New York restaurants go, Canteen had a good run…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Design Survey From French Archives

PARIS — The French government has dug into its vast collection of contemporary furniture and bric-a-brac for an exhibition dubbed “Culture Design” at the Palais de la Porte Dorée here.

The exhibit covers a sprawling…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Sears Lowers Guidance for Holiday

After posting a third-quarter loss, Sears lowered its fourth-quarter sales and margin estimates, saying it has a “more cautious holiday outlook.”

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Acquisitions Aid VF’s Earnings

VF Corp.’s third-quarter profits jumped 24.1 percent as flat jeanswear sales were offset by strength in other core brands and from acquisitions.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Kenneth Cole Net Up 22.2% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Boosted partially by a decrease in merchandise markdowns, Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. on Thursday reported a 22.2 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, meeting analysts’ forecasts.

For the three months ended Sept….

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

New York Fashion Space Seeks Downtown Approval

NEW YORK — Manufacturers in New York City face a new hurdle beyond the challenges caused by rising rents and increasing competition from low-priced imports — a growing disconnect from small, local designer firms.

The issue was the…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Prada Exit … Benvenuto Edmundo … Sightseeing …

PRADA EXIT?: There appears to be another high-level departure at a luxury group — and, no, it isn’t Gucci. Reports swirled around Milan late Thursday that Riccardo Stilli, Prada’s longtime group chief financial officer,…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Li & Fung Said in Talks for Ralsey

NEW YORK — Li & Fung Ltd. is in talks to acquire Ralsey Group Ltd., a sportswear and knitwear firm with sales of $100 million, according to people familiar with the situation.

Ralsey’s business is mostly in the private label…

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

People

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The Marlborough woman can’t stop painting…Another Bush comes into the world…Mick Jagger is going to reprise “The Women.”

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

H&M Refines U.S. Business Model

H&M has plans for the U.S. that include smaller concept shops, improved interiors to better segment merchandise and more stores in Manhattan.

clock October 22, 2004WWD Staff

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