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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation a Possible Scenario

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 7hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Google: 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 10hMaghan McDowell

Kellwood to Exit 3 Divisions in Overhaul, Cuts Earnings Outlook

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Kellwood Co. said it was closing several units, including intimate apparel, representing $335 million in sales, and lowered guidance for the year.

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clock July 28, 2005Cecily Hall

Financial

Kellwood to Exit 3 Divisions in Overhaul, Cuts Earnings Outlook

Kellwood Co. said it was closing several units, including intimate apparel, representing $335 million in sales, and lowered guidance for the year.

clock July 28, 2005Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Charron: ‘I’m Way Too Young to Retire’

Liz Claiborne Inc. posted 7.1 percent earnings and sales gains, as chairman and ceo Paul Charron said on a conference call he is too young to retire.

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Retail Features

In Brief: Calvin Closure … Osborn Promoted … Zinc Launch

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Textiles

Bush Takes CAFTA Push to Capitol

The arm-twisting and deal-making to get CAFTA passed reached a crescendo and brought President Bush to Capitol Hill for a final push.

clock July 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Textiles

House Passes China Bill, Could Bode Well for CAFTA

House Republicans overcame strong Democratic opposition and passed a bill addressing China’s unfair trading practices.

clock July 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana, IT Holding Sever Ties As D&G Line to Be Produced In-House

Dolce & Gabbana said in a statement it decided not to renew the license, first signed in 1993, as part of its strategy to exert greater control over the brand.

clock July 28, 2005Courtney Colavita and Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Pringle Taps Keller As Creative Head

Pringle of Scotland is getting a fresh injection of talent.

clock July 28, 2005Samantha Conti

Financial

Bulgari Sales Up 8.7% in Qtr.

Bulgari Group’s sales jumped 8.7 percent in the second quarter to 209.8 million euros, boosted by double-digit gains in accessories and fragrances.

clock July 28, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Going My Way

It’s all about customization and specialization these days, and four fresh new ventures are illustrating just that.

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Fashion Features

Old and New Score at German Shows

Exhibitors at the Berlin Bread & Butter and Premium shows said interest in denim is as strong as ever and dismissed talk of a downturn.

clock July 28, 2005Damien McGuinness

Retail Features

Teens Granted Luxury Wish List

The average Wish List customer spends $1,500 at the beginning of a season and pops back into the store to spend $50 to $150 once a week.

clock July 28, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Hvana Pushes Limits

Italian clothing and accessories company Fornari, which produces the hip line Fornarina, will launch a brand, Hvana, for spring-summer 2006.

clock July 28, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

White + Warren Retouched

No. 11 collaborated with White + Warren to create a timeless, clean look that appealed to its core consumer.

clock July 28, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Adidas, Elliott: A Fresh Respect

After a slow start in the U.S., the Adidas and Missy Elliott joint line, Respect M.E., is undergoing a revamp for fall and holiday.

clock July 28, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Hurley Girl … Kitty Coats

Sanrio, Hello Kitty’s parent, has signed a deal with 686 Clothing Co. for a line of cobranded women’s and girls’ snowboard apparel and accessories.

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Fashion Features

Rykiel Explores Its Karma With Body & Soul

French fashion house Sonia Rykiel is hoping to help women loosen up with its newest collection.

clock July 28, 2005Katya Foreman

Memo Pad: All In Vanity … Kate’s Day In Court … Insert “Godfather III” Quote Here

To judge from Bonnie Fuller’s boss-from-hell reputation, one might expect that anyone who escaped her orbit would never look back.

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Puma Charts Aggressive Strategy

Puma AG unveiled its five-year plan, which includes adding products such as golf, expanding into regions such as India and Dubai and acquisitions.

clock July 28, 2005Emilie Marsh

Financial

Wal-Mart Files Suit Against Coughlin

An Arkansas grand jury is probing whether Coughlin misspent the money through a string of phony expense reports and stolen gift cards.

clock July 28, 2005Katherine Bowers

Retail Features

Von Furstenberg Going Global

Diane von Furstenberg is on a global retail mission.

clock July 28, 2005Robert Murphy and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Black is Back … Barbie-Rella … Viva Italy …

Norman Norell died in 1972, but his legacy clearly lives on.

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Financial

Fed Says Consumers Spending

Apparently undaunted by higher gasoline prices, consumers continued to spend in June and early July and the economy is growing without inflation.

clock July 28, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Vancouver Trucker Strike Strands $410M Worth of Merchandise

The truckers want higher rates to compensate for escalating fuel costs.

clock July 28, 2005Brian Dunn

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Interest in Kanebo Acquisition Intensifies … Nu Skin Earnings Gain 12.3%

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. reported robust second-quarter profits on a 9 percent revenue gain.

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People

Wet Ones

It rained so hard in London on Sunday that guests added the word “Water” to the Cartier International Polo.

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People

Eye Scoops: Valley of The Dogs … The Spanish Fleet

Nearly every Spanish royal turned up last weekend for the annual Breitling Regatta, held in the Mallorcan waters of Puerto Portals.

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People

Hard Core

The Racquet Club can be too stuffy and Soho House too far downtown, so some people still need a place to escape the hoi polloi.

clock July 28, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

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