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Retail

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 11hVicki 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 13hRosemary 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 6hEvan Clark

A Big Retailer Falls: $2.5 Billion Mervyns Plans to Liquidate

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Overview

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People

Title Wave: Viewers Trip Over Film ‘Synecdoche, New York’

Actress Michelle Williams snuggled with new squeeze Spike Jonze after Cinema Society film showing.

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

VF Gets Cautious, Trims Outlook

Expectations for the fourth quarter have been slashed to 3 to 4 percent revenue gains and 1 to 5 percent earnings-per-share gains.

clock October 17, 2008Ross Tucker

Business Features

Scarpa to Leave Liz Claiborne

Chief operating officer Michael Scarpa is the latest executive to exit Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock October 17, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

A Big Retailer Falls: $2.5 Billion Mervyns Plans to Liquidate

With bleak holiday forecasts ahead, Mervyns going-out-of-business sales may hurt competitors.

clock October 17, 2008Sharon Edelson and Evan Clark and Karyn Monget

Financial

Karabus Acquired… Innovation Seminar With Michael Gould…

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada has acquired Karabus Management, a Toronto-based North American retail consulting firm, from Antony Karabus, founder and ceo…

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chapman Takes Guest Role for Garrard

Marchesa creative director and co-founder Georgina Chapman understands that every evening look calls for equally glamorous jewels.

clock October 20, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Government and Trade

Anticounterfeiting Measures Seen as Boost to Battle Bogus Goods

Federal help welcomed despite concerns over bureaucracy.

clock October 20, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Legal

Nike Sues Wal-Mart Over Sneaker Patent

Nike alleges that its Shox shoe concept was infringed by Wal-Mart.

clock October 20, 2008Matthew Lynch

Legal

Vuitton Awarded $3.5 Million in Counterfeiting Suit

In determining award, judge said goal was to deter similar behavior related to counterfeiting and infringement upon Louis Vuitton trademarks.

clock October 20, 2008Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Solange Knowles’ Tour Wardrobe… Parties and Plays… Hurley Sent to Tower…

R&B diva Solange Knowles will wear a custom-made wardrobe by Giorgio Armani on her European tour, which kicked off in Berlin Saturday.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

WWD/DNR CEO Summit Puts Focus on Leadership

With the world economy tanking, the fashion industry is in crisis management mode.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Credit Crisis Puts Debt Front and Center

Slow holiday to test stores’ financial flexibility.

clock October 20, 2008Evan Clark and Samantha Conti and Andrew Roberts and Louise Bartlett

Handbags

George Gina & Lucy Brings Buzz Stateside

With a name perhaps more fit for a sitcom than a handbag line, George Gina & Lucy is making its way to the U.S. after rapid growth in Europe.

clock October 20, 2008Caroline Tell

Intimates and Activewear

Lingerie Firms Struggle With Higher Costs in Asia

Expenses, coupled with dismal sales, create challenges.

clock October 20, 2008Karyn Monget

Department Stores

Timeline: The Rise and Fall of Mervyns

Key moments in the long history of Mervyns.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Staying Close to Home… Courage in Journalism Awards Ceremony…

Yet another sign the recession is encouraging magazines to cut back…

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Organic Standards, New Brands Key at Beyond Beauty

Bright October sunshine failed to add sparkle to the sixth annual Beyond Beauty trade show last week.

clock October 20, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Designer and Luxury

D&G Fetes Opening of Beijing Flagship

D&G officially opened its first directly owned flagship store in Beijing on Thursday, after a soft opening during the Olympics.

clock October 20, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Unscripted Ending for L.A. Fashion Week

Los Angeles Fashion Week unable to gain traction as IMG-Smashbox partnership dissolves.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

Trend Report: Girl Power

The outlook for spring accessories is bright ? literally ? in feminine pieces with a shot of sass.

clock October 20, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

People

Jay Ahr Atelier Party… Christie’s Fetes Interior Designer Michael Smith…

Celebrations continue in hard times.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

People

Rapper’s Delight

Acclaimed newcomer Matt Sax appears in his one-man hip-hop show.

clock October 20, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Designer and Luxury

Marc by Marc Jacobs Opens in Madrid

Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy opens Madrid store.

clock October 20, 2008Barbara Barker

People

Gravity’s Rainbow: Exhibit of Cecil Balmond Buildings

Balmond ? part-engineer, part-architectural designer, part indefinable tour de force ? developed many edge-of-the-envelope buildings over the last two decades.

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock October 20, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger is making progress on its Sustainable Evolution strategy.

Business

PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock 17hArthur Friedman

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