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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 5hVicki 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

Retail Muscle-Flexing: Federated Net Gains 27% in 1st Quarter

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Federated Department Stores Inc. was on a roll in the first quarter, boosted by strong sales in private label, sportswear, handbags and cosmetics.

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Retail Muscle-Flexing: Federated Net Gains 27% in 1st Quarter

Federated Department Stores Inc. was on a roll in the first quarter, boosted by strong sales in private label, sportswear, handbags and cosmetics.

clock May 12, 2005Vicki M. Young

Tommy Makes the Cut on TV

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger’s reality TV series, “The Cut,” is about to become a reality on CBS.

The show is to premiere June 9 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will be the first of four Thursday night broadcasts, beginning at 8:00, before the…

clock May 12, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Hermes Sales Rise in Quarter

PARIS — Tardy deliveries reined in Hermes International’s first-quarter revenues, but the French luxury firm on Wednesday said the pace quickened in March and April, and that it maintained its goal for full-year organic sales growth of 8 percent….

clock May 12, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Executive Life Settlement in Question

LOS ANGELES — An attorney representing California in a case in which a jury found that a French company owned by Francois Pinault’s family conspired to defraud regulators indicated Thursday he was not optimistic about reaching a…

clock May 12, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

MAGIC Spins Off Show for Accessories

LOS ANGELES — MAGIC International is boosting its bling quotient.

The apparel trade show organizer, known for its biannual MAGIC Marketplace events at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is expanding its women’s accessories profile with the…

clock May 12, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

In Brief: Marino Out At Kate Spade … Chico’s Taps Execs … Pulitzer’s New VP …

MARINO OUT AT KATE SPADE: Robin Marino, president and chief operating officer of Kate Spade Inc., is leaving to become president of merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In her new position, Marino will be in charge of…

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Fashion Features

Warming Up to CFDA Awards

NEW YORK — “For the ones who don’t win, use the frustration as fuel. There’s no success without frustration,” Diane von Furstenberg said at Wednesday’s Swarovski luncheon to celebrate the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Award…

clock May 12, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Tod’s Group Income Jumps

Strong showings in Tod’s and Hogan, growth in leather goods anda hefty hike in Asian sales lifted first-quarter profits and sales at Tod’s Group.

clock May 12, 2005Luisa Zargani

Textiles

China Import Rise Continues in March

Chinese apparel and textile imports flooded the U.S. again in March, rising 36.2 percent, although the rate of flow showed signs of subsiding.

clock May 12, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld Praises McCartney, H&M Venture

PARIS — “I think the idea’s genius, a perfect match,” commented Karl Lagerfeld as Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday said Stella McCartney would follow the Chanel designer in collaborating with the Swedish fashion giant on a collection for holiday…

clock May 12, 2005Robert Murphy

People

Be Dazzled

Hollywood came to fete Cartier’s 25th year on Rodeo Drive and a new three-story boutique.

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People

Bodies of Work

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lopez is used to dressing to the nines, but her new comedy “Monster-in-Law,” opening Friday, was a reversal of fortune, at least when it came to the costumes. Playing a free-spirited artist/fashion designer/dog-walker,…

clock May 12, 2005Marcy Medina

People

Piece of Cake

NEW YORK — He launched his career as a producer with Guy Ritchie’s “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” but the tale behind Matthew Vaughn’s directorial debut, “Layer Cake,” which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, reads…

clock May 12, 2005Jamie Rosen

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Jeans for Vanity’s Sake … Heatherette Gets Down With Denim … French Dressing: $70K Goal For Annual Charity Promotion

Jeans for Vanity’s Sake
There are many things women fake for the sake of vanity: Age and hair color are usually the easiest to pull off, while height and weight often require a little more help.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, a…

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Retail Features

Diesel Opens German Flagship

Diesel is set to celebrate the opening of its 10th and largest German store today in a landmark building on Munich’s Residenzstrasse.

clock May 12, 2005Melissa Drier

Retail Features

Mavi Revs Up for Global Expansion

Mavi is making a big push into the U.S. with a new headquarters, wider merchandise mix, a relaunched Web site and fall ad campaign.

clock May 12, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Retail Features

Rozae Nichols Finds a Common Thread

LOS ANGELES — Hand-beaded patterns, hand-sewn appliques and hand-dyed clothes are a few of the old school design traits found on creations of Rozae Nichols.

In a new school world filled with lickety-split demands, however, Nichols has…

clock May 12, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Skirting the Issue

Skirts have long been a staple in tennis and golfwear, but now they’ve become popular in running, biking and fitness dance classes.

clock May 12, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Holiday Luxe Shines at D&A

NEW YORK — Glitter and glam were in abundance at the Designers & Agents Annex show, which wrapped up its three-day run May 3 here at the Starrett-Lehigh Center on West 26th Street.

Many vendors showed looks for fall and holiday that…

clock May 12, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Lacoste Heads Downtown … Reebok Awards Four … Wilson Deal

LACOSTE HEADS DOWNTOWN: Lacoste has joined the fashion flock in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood with its newest company-owned store, located at 136 Prince Street. The 1,200-square-foot unit houses the realm of Lacoste products,…

clock May 12, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Leaders of The Pack

Fiscal 2004 revealed a shifting in rankings for some of the most well-known specialty retailers. Urban Outfitters and American Eagle Outfitters moved up the most in ranking from last year, while on the negative side, Wilsons, Talbots and Hot Topic…

clock May 12, 2005Cecily Hall and Meredith Derby

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Expands Skin Care

NEW YORK — Shiseido is building on its foundation as a skin care authority with major launches of Bio-Performance Super Restoring Cream and Future Solution Eye and Lip Contour Cream, while also introducing a foundation with treatment…

clock May 12, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Do Right Denim

PARIS — Consider it a case of “bottoms up.” Several leading denim brands are branching out from basic jeans and adding chic tailored looks and accessories to the mix. “I was tired of the image of denim brands having to add sneakers and…

clock May 12, 2005Emilie Marsh

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