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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 10hVicki 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 12hRosemary 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 5hEvan Clark

Vera’s New Partner: Wang Signs With Kohl’s to Launch Very Vera

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Overview

Vera Wang and Kohl's Corp. are teaming up to create a premium fashion and lifestyle brand called Very Vera by Vera Wang, which will be available at more than 900 Kohl's moderate department stores and kohls.com beginning in fall 2007.

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Merging Performance and Fashion

As the country gets more casual and gym rats get more fashionable, the lines between sportswear and activewear are blurring.

clock August 24, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Stella Adds Yoga, Gym

Adidas by Stella McCartney is completing its gym coverage, adding yoga and gym studio as sport categories for spring 2007.

clock August 24, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Corpus’ Feminine Touch

Corpus is breaking into women’s denim with androgynous styling and the backing of the investor and factories for Earnest Sewn.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Bitton Tests Europe

David Bitton, the Canadian denim brand known as Buffalo Jeans in the U.S., is dipping its toe into the European market with a temporary guerrilla store that opened late last month on London’s Carnaby Street.

clock August 24, 2006Nina Jones

Fashion Features

The Royal Treatment

YMI Jeanswear is making a bid to expand into the contemporary market this holiday season with the introduction of a line dubbed Royalty.

clock August 24, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Vera Says ‘I Do’ to Kohl’s

Vera Wang and Kohl’s Corp. are teaming up to create a premium fashion and lifestyle brand called Very Vera by Vera Wang.

clock August 24, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

In Brief: Philippines Transshipments… DMC Promotes Dumas… Further Expansion

The U.S. and the Philippines agreed to work together to combat illegal apparel and textile transshipments.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Eau De Lindsay… Motor Man… Honor Roll… The Roc Pops Up

Chalk up another Hollywood entry to the fragrance scene.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chloe Taps Hill as Accessories Consultant

A successor to designer Phoebe Philo, but it has tapped a familiar name to help with the brand’s important accessories collection.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jones Apparel Continues Operation Reorganization

Jones Apparel Group, which has already shuttered its distribution center at its Bristol, Pa., headquarters, is in the process of shutting its preproduction operations.

clock August 24, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Calvin Klein Brand Lifts PVH 2Q Profit

Phillips-Van Heusen posted a 23.2 percent jump in second-quarter earnings, helped by the performance of the Calvin Klein Licensing business.

clock August 24, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

B-T-S Season Counting on a Fast Finish

Teens have been saving their dollars, retailers are ready with the trends and experts say back-to-school is slowly up and running.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The WWD List: Biggest Earners

Pegging bonus to performance is a big motivator, as proven by the retail compensation figures for 2005.

clock August 24, 2006Jeanine Poggi and Constance Gustke

Fashion Features

Bonuses Bulk Up Annual Pay

As companies employ a variety of tactics to squeeze out more profits from every sale, performance-based bonuses are getting fatter and fatter.

clock August 24, 2006Liza Casabona and Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: British Airport Conditions Almost ‘Back to Normal’

Retail in British airports most affected by the alleged terrorist plot is almost back to normal.

clock August 24, 2006Brid Costello

Financial

Chico’s Cuts Earnings, Sales Forecast

Despite posting strong quarterly earnings, Chico’s shares fell 17 percent in post-market trading due to sales and profit guidance revisions.

clock August 24, 2006Jeanine Poggi and David Moin

Memo Pad: Drop the Pen, Jann… Cruising for a Bruising

Jann Wenner’s decision to replace former Men’s Journal editor Michael Caruso last fall doesn’t seem to be paying off.

clock August 24, 2006WWD Staff

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