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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 16hVicki 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 18hRosemary 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 11hEvan Clark

Busted!

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Overview

In one of the biggest counterfeit busts in years, a 19-month investigation reached its climax on Tuesday as federal officials conducted early-morning raids throughout the metropoliatan area.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

A Study in Impeccable

The designer reflects on a 45-year career based on elegance and fine living.

clock June 27, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Clash of the Titans

Finance and fashion are locked in a decades-long battle to keep Valentino in the black.

clock June 27, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Beauty Features

La Vie en Roses

With his palatial homes and priceless objets, Valentino’s lifestyle is a garden of earthly delights.

clock June 27, 2007Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Artistic License

The Valentino name has graced products ranging from furniture to footwear.

clock June 27, 2007Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Fragrance Notes

The Designer is known for taking time to smell the roses, especially the red ones that bloom every spring in the gardens of his London home, but his fragrance business has only just started to blossom.

clock June 27, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Beauty Features

Time Keeper

What better way to mark the passing of 45 years than with a watch?

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A True Partnership

Valentino’s right-hand man reflects on their separate duties and common goals.

clock June 27, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Masculine Tastes

Valentino’s men’s wear is in line with his lifestyle.

clock June 27, 2007Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

Seeing Red

Valentino and red go way back. To him, it’s the color of love, passion, life, death – and the best remedy for sadness.

clock June 27, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Very Valentino

Every great designer worth a page in fashion history has forged a

clock June 27, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

He Said It

During a long career in the fashion spotlight, Valentino has never lost sight of himself.

clock June 27, 2007Veronique Hyland and Francesca Vuotto

Fashion Features

Chicago Fashion Week Seeks to Elevate City’s Style

Chicago wants to climb higher on the fashion food chain.

clock June 27, 2007Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Doneger’s Wolfe Predicts Minimalism Will Last

The fast-fashion frenzy may be slowing and giving way to a minimalist movement that will have some staying power.

clock June 27, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Designer Visions of New Tweety Line

Warner Bros. is hoping that Tweety, the studio’s animated canary, spreads its wings here with the opening of a temporary boutique for the latest designer collection based on the character.

clock June 27, 2007Marcy Medina

Retail Features

Cartier Set to Grow With Flagship in S.F.

Cartier is more than doubling its retail space here to create the high-end jeweler’s third U.S. flagship, set to open in August.

clock June 27, 2007Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Pally, Nordstrom Team for Plus Size

Rachel Pally, the Southern California contemporary designer who believes that well-cut jersey flatters all women, is teaming with Nordstrom to launch a plus-size line filled with Empire-waist dresses, wide-leg trousers and her other signature looks…

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Zellweger Lends Support to Key to the Cure

Saks Fifth Avenue is continuing its tradition of tapping a major celebrity for its Key to the Cure campaign.

clock June 27, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Nike Earnings Leap 31.6 Percent

Nike Inc. reported Tuesday that earnings climbed 31.6 percent in the fourth quarter, as the company saw growth across the board.

clock June 27, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

In Brief: NYC Seeks Wal-Mart Documents… Rossi On Melrose

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. wants Wal-Mart to make public internal records regarding the retailer’s alleged investigation of shareholders and other activist groups who submitted shareholder proposals to the company.

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Jessica Simpson Signs Scent Deal With Parlux…

Jessica Simpson may have had her dessert first but now she’s moving on to fragrance.

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Revamped McCartney Store Set to Open

When the Stella McCartney flagship at 429 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District reopens on Thursday after being closed for remodeling, consumers will find a very different store.

clock June 27, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Oscar’s Show To Go On… Man’s Best Friend Needs To Look Chic, Too… Stella’s Web…

Oscar de la Renta’s annual fashion show on the shores of Lake Tahoe won’t be affected by the wildfire that has devastated inland residential and parkland about an hour’s drive to the south on the California-Nevada border.

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Consumer Confidence Slows Down in June

Consumers aren’t as confident.

clock June 27, 2007Vicki M. Young and Erica Owen

Financial

GOP Halts Union Legislation

Republicans in the Senate on Tuesday blocked one of labor’s top priorities, legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize workers.

clock June 27, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

Senate Resurrects Immigration Bill

The Senate revived a bill to revamp the immigration system on Tuesday after weeks of intense debate and criticism that appeared to leave it dead.

clock June 27, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

End Appears Near for Bush Trade Power

The Bush administration will sign free trade agreements with South Korea and Panama this week, but the likely expiration on Saturday of the presidential authority to craft such accords without amendments from Congress may stall the administration’s…

clock June 27, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Soft Season Triggers Changes at Charming

With sales and traffic sluggish, Charming Shoppes Inc. has shifted management and is hoping new fit and product programs will bolster business later this year.

clock June 27, 2007David Moin

Financial

Dell Displays Style at Macy’s

Dell reached out to the fashion conscious Tuesday with a colorful line of laptops, sleek silver desktops and large flat-screen monitors that it unveiled at an event at Macy’s Herald Square.

clock June 27, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Women in Industry Raises $95K for K.I.D.S.

The second annual Women in Industry luncheon drew 200 guests, raised $95,000 to support the Kids in Distressed Situations charity and painted a bleak picture of a world where millions of children face severe hardships.

clock June 27, 2007David Moin

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Moving On… New Hire… Greens Like Fashion, Too…

Not many correspondents leave the hallowed halls of The New Yorker, but the Condé Nast weekly has just lost a big one.

clock June 27, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Busted!

A 19-month investigation reached its climax on Tuesday as federal officials conducted early-morning raids throughout the metropolitan area.

clock June 27, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Master of the Atelier

Valentino’s design reputation is woven largely from the elegance of his couture creations.

clock June 27, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Ladies’ Man

In a famously fickle business, the designer has built a loyal couture clientele.

clock June 27, 2007Miles Socha

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