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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

Yule Tide: Fragrance Drives Beauty Momentum Across Europe

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Overview

'Tis the season to be jolly for Europe's beauty retailers. "We expect to end the year on a very positive note, with double-digit growth again on last year," said Catherine Bossom, buyer for perfumery and cosmetics at the U.K.'s Harrods.

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Marketing and Promotion

Sweaters Only at Anik Basic

The ubiquity of cashmere sweaters, available everywhere from Saks Fifth Avenue to Sears, has done little to dampen Doron Yona’s enthusiasm for the soft,…

clock December 21, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

French Lingerie Fairs Making Move to Paris

Leading French lingerie trade fairs Lyon Mode City and Interfili?re are moving to the City of Light.

clock December 21, 2007Emilie Marsh

Advertising

Fur Probe Reveals False Labeling

An investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has uncovered six instances of incorrectly advertised or mislabeled fur jackets.

clock December 21, 2007Evan Clark

Advertising

Men’s Corner: Next for Nivea: Men’s Body Care

Nivea for Men is expanding into body care this spring with the hopes of winning over male users of body lotion.

clock December 21, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Color Cosmetics

Revlon Enters Minerals, Expands Almay

Revlon Inc. is getting a fresh start in the new year with the launch of ColorStay Minerals, a mineral makeup line, and a Limited Edition Collection. The…

clock December 21, 2007Michelle Edgar

Designer and Luxury

Rory Edelman Doing Signature With Style

To succeed in the competitive contemporary market, first-time designer Rory Edelman resorted to a simple formula that has benefited icons such as Diane von…

clock December 21, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

TJX Settles With Banks in Security Breach

A year after a major security breach, TJX Cos. Inc. said Thursday that banks representing more than 95 percent of eligible U.S. Visa credit card accounts…

clock December 21, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: News Flash.. Stern Surfaces… Bye to BG…

Vogue isn’t quite delving into a redesign, but it recently “tweaked” a few things, including a new section name (Flash), a revamped table of contents and…

clock December 21, 2007WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Le Coq Sportif Chooses Software to Grow

French activewear company Le Coq Sportif plans to install product life cycle management software, or PLM, to produce more lines faster.

clock December 21, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Department Stores

Texas May Be Lone Star in Southwest

Bouyed by energy companies, Texas might emerge as a holiday retail beacon in the Southwest.

clock December 21, 2007Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Dana Telsey: Retail Investigator

Retail analyst Dana Telsey’s daily regimen is, in a word, daunting.

clock December 21, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Advertising

Ideeli.com: Social Networking for Luxe Set

Social networking Web sites popular among the young and affluent have made some luxury brands feel out of step. Ideeli.com, a cross between YouTube or…

clock December 21, 2007Sharon Edelson

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Manuel Brings In Industry Vets for Relaunch

Manuel, the New York-based ready-to-wear label, is relaunching with the help of three seasoned industry executives.

clock December 21, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

Coty’s Lancaster Brand Returning to U.S.

Now that it has cemented its position in fragrance, Coty is poised to begin building another pillar to its beauty business in the U.S.

clock December 21, 2007Julie Naughton

Body Care

Snippets: New Noah… Option Out… Garnier Explosion

Noah’s Naturals, which launched in the mass market last year in Wal-Mart stores, is changing its approach. The company is taking its three subbrands (It’s…

clock December 21, 2007WWD Staff

Digital

Head Trip

Sally Hershberger, hairstylist to the stars, wants to reach out to the masses.

clock December 21, 2007Andrea Nagel

Merchandising

Goldie Creates Tinker Bell Beauty Portfolio

Goldie is building its Magic Kingdom franchise.

clock December 21, 2007Rachel Brown

Financial

Yule Tide: Fragrance Drives Beauty Momentum Across Europe

‘Tis the season to be jolly for Europe’s beauty retailers.

clock December 21, 2007Jennifer Weil and Melissa Drier and Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello and Ellen Groves

Fragrance

Beyonce, Armani Dazzle La Rinascente

Beyonce Knowles gave La Rinascente’s flagship here a pre-Christmas shimmer on Monday during a personal appearance for Emporio Armani’s new scent called…

clock December 21, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Financial

Pegasus Capital Acquires Stake in Carol’s Daughter

Pegasus Capital Advisors has become a partner in beauty brand Carol’s Daughter, setting the stage for an investment-driven expansion that is aimed at…

clock December 21, 2007Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

L&T’s Strategy: Big in the Burbs

As Manhattan’s retail flagships teem with tourists, Lord & Taylor is cultivating the suburbs for its core customer.

clock December 21, 2007David Moin

Financial

Escada Sees Transition Year Ahead

Closing out its fiscal year with a decline in sales and earnings, Escada said it sees a “year of transition” ahead and is forecasting stable or a low,…

clock December 21, 2007Melissa Drier

Human Resources

Zale Taps Neal Goldberg as CEO

Neal Goldberg, a veteran of Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret and Gap Inc., has been named president and chief executive officer of Zale Corp., the $2.5 billion…

clock December 21, 2007Caroline Tell

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