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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 12hVicki 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 15hRosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 8hEvan Clark

A Slimmer Karl: Hilfiger Cuts Lagerfeld Contemporary Line, Staff

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After a much ballyhooed launch, Tommy Hilfiger Corp., which acquired Lagerfeld's business in January 2005, pulled the plug on Lagerfeld's New York operation on Thursday.

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Financial

A Slimmer Karl: Hilfiger Cuts Lagerfeld Contemporary Line, Staff

After a much ballyhooed launch, Tommy Hilfiger Corp., which acquired Lagerfeld’s business in January 2005, pulled the plug on Lagerfeld’s New York operation on Thursday.

clock June 9, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Prada Goes to Basel

Miuccia Prada is once more in an experimental mood.

clock June 9, 2006Luisa Zargani and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton’s Tokyo Dome

Louis Vuitton held its first-ever fashion show here Wednesday for 500 guests, building a dome for one night in the suburbs to display its fall collection.

clock June 9, 2006Koji Hirano

Retail Features

Early Run on Fall Boosts Neiman’s

The Neiman Marcus Group keeps rolling with the vibrant luxury market — from big Internet gains to positive reads on early fall selling.

clock June 9, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Quote Of The Week

“This is an American dream … I thank Barry [Schwartz] and Calvin [Klein] for opening up the world to me.”

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Saks Appointments … Another Puma

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

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Madonna to Don H&M Duds on Tour

Madonna will wear H&M offstage for the rest of her concert tour and will trumpet the association in an ad campaign to break in August.

clock June 9, 2006Robert Murphy

Financial

Josia Lamberto-Egan Exiting Trovata

On the heels of winning Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Menswear, Trovata said Thursday that it is losing one founding member of its four-person design team.

clock June 9, 2006Sandra Nygaard

Financial

Strong Sales Buoy J. Crew Net 60% in First Quarter

J. Crew Group Inc. continued its winning ways through the spring season with its preppy, quirky and colorful styles.

clock June 9, 2006David Moin

People

The Hills Are Alive

A brigade of foreigners hit Los Angeles over the last week for a series of fashion events that had the bubbly flowing.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

People

Bluntly Speaking

British actress Emily Blunt is poised to break out on the silver screen with roles in the “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Irresistible.”

clock June 9, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

People

Resort Report: Zac On Film … Cruising Along … World Travelers

With resort becoming a season of ever-grander statements from major houses, even designers with smaller operations are feeling the need for a little showmanship.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Donna Karan Goes for Gold

Donna Karan is determined to turn fragrance into gold with Donna Karan Gold, launching in 1,600 doors in the U.S. in October.

clock June 9, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

New Nina Ricci Scent Aimed at Younger Set

At Parfums Nina Ricci, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

clock June 9, 2006Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Another Euphoric Moment for Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is planning on a second hit of Euphoria for fall.

clock June 9, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Vera Wang Has a New Princess

For years, Vera Wang has been the undisputed champ of the wedding world — launching apparel, fragrances, tabletop items and even mattresses bearing her name.

clock June 9, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Weleda: Nature in the Heart of Paris

Weleda France is showing its colors.

clock June 9, 2006Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Burt’s Bees Buzzes Into New Stores

Burt’s Bees is on course to increase sales by 25 percent this year due to new retail accounts, a bevy of interesting products and a new chief executive officer who’s keeping true to the company’s natural positioning.

clock June 9, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Lauren Hutton’s Take on Aging Gracefully

Hutton, who introduced her namesake cosmetics collection in September 2002 at the age of 58, said the products resonate with mature women looking for solutions to new problems, such as thinning skin or fine lines.

clock June 9, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Dollar Brand Customizes Lineup

Tapping into a trend for customized compacts, popular mass brand e.l.f. is launching its own version for summer, while keeping its traditional $1 price point intact.

clock June 9, 2006Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Walgreens Adds Happy Harry’s to Fold

Another piece of chain drugstore history will soon be gone.

clock June 9, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Old Spice, Brut Look to Boost Mass Scents

The men’s fragrance category at mass is about to get a classic shot in the arm thanks to new efforts from Old Spice and Brut.

clock June 9, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Snippets: Cash Rich … Barney’s Energizes … Celebrating Scent …

Jurlique has received a cash infusion from San Francisco-based JH Partners, a private equity firm. Details were not disclosed.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kanebo’s Luxury Eye Cream Breaks Through Price Ceiling

What is arguably one of the best eye creams is without a doubt the most expensive: Sensai Premier Eye Cream retails for $320 per 0.5-oz. jar.

clock June 9, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Marc Anthony’s Battle Plan

For hairstylist Marc Anthony beauty is in the details.

clock June 9, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Barex: Making Selection Easy

One of the salon industry’s most premiere hair care lines has undergone a facelift to up its appeal with stylists and consumers.

clock June 9, 2006Andrea Nagel

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

It started as a magazine assignment: Bill Buford, then-fiction editor of The New Yorker, was tasked to profile celebrity chef Mario Batali.

clock June 9, 2006Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell … Dorn Again … Au Naturel

Brad Pitt may be reconciled to seeing his newborn daughter’s face on every newsstand in America thanks to People magazine, but, for heaven’s sake, don’t ask him whether he cheated on ex-wife Jennifer Aniston with current lover Angelina Jolie.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Richemont Sets Sales Record

Compagnie Financiere Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group and parent of Cartier and Dunhill, continues to ride the luxury boom.

clock June 9, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

Rate Fears Lead to Volatility on Wall St.

Thursday’s trading on Wall Street was a roller coaster as major indices plunged in the morning on speculation that possible interest rate hikes would curb corporate profits.

clock June 9, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Schwab Confirmed as USTR, AFL-CIO Files Case on China

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Presi­dent Bush’s nomination of Susan Schwab to be U.S. Trade Representative as the AFL-CIO and two congressmen filed an unfair trade practices case against China with her office.

clock June 9, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

Obituary: M.S. Grumbacher, Former Bon-Ton Chairman

Max Samuel “Tom” Grumbacher, former chairman of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the second-largest regional department store in the U.S., died Wednesday at home in Philadelphia after a long illness. He was 93.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Polo Ralph Lauren Ceases Use of Fur

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. said Thursday that it will stop using fur across its entire assortment, from apparel to the home collection.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: New Do … Waist Not Want Not … Miyake Honored

Do blondes really have more fun? Eva Mendes is about to find out firsthand.

clock June 9, 2006WWD Staff

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