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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

The Bargain Binge Is On: Black Friday Shading Red As Stores Slash Prices

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Trends

Spring 2009: Retro Grade

Here’s the story, of a style called retro. Designers are looking back with patent leather accessories, youth-quake frocks and short shorts.

clock November 23, 2008Court Williams

Designer and Luxury

H&M Lures Williamson for Latest Collaboration

Swedish fashion giant taps Englishman Matthew Willliamson as next guest designer for summer 2009, including men’s wear.

clock November 25, 2008Katya Foreman and Nina Jones

Financial

Retailers Post Earnings Declines, Wider Losses

The third quarter was especially unkind to specialty stores.

clock November 25, 2008Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney Fetes Christmas

“Sing, Lulu, sing!” Kate Moss urged Sixties pop-star Lulu, who was among a host of Stella McCartney’s friends outside the designer’s store in London.

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Fragrance

Diddy Unveils New ‘I Am King’ Billboard

Top Lauder and Macy’s execs gather for billboard unveiling.

clock November 25, 2008Michelle Edgar and David Lipke

People

The Obama Brand: Q&A With Irma Zandl

Trend analyst Irma Zandl, president of Zandl Group, polled 300 of its online panel of progressive tastemakers about the election.

clock November 26, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Markets Features

Designer Steinunn Coping With Iceland’s Financial Crisis

In the wake of Iceland’s economic collapse, Reykjavík-based designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir said her country may be facing is greatest challenge.

clock November 26, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

France’s Health Minister Plans a Checkup for Cosmetics

France’s health minister is planning a checkup for cosmetics to assess the health risks they pose for children and pregnant women.

clock November 26, 2008Brid Costello

Intimates and Activewear

Weatherproof Courts Active Market With New Men’s Line

With a name like Weatherproof, it was just a matter of time before the outerwear maker got into the active market.

clock November 26, 2008Brenner Thomas

Fashion Features

Red Carpet Anxiety in Hollywood

The fast approaching red-carpet awards season could once again be in jeopardy.

clock November 26, 2008Marcy Medina and Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion

With Denim Insulation, California Museum Is Green Pioneer

The new Academy of Sciences Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, is insulated with denim.

clock November 26, 2008Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Designers Face Tough Times With Creativity at Toronto Fashion Week

Media and other industry members were wondering how Canadian fashion will survive in today’s tough economy.

clock November 26, 2008Constance Droganes

Mergers and Acquisitions

Small M&A Deals Changing Seventh Avenue

Major acquisitions by public companies and private equity firms have slowed to a trickle, but smaller strategic deals are reshaping Seventh Avenue.

clock November 26, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

Buckhead Luxury Project in Atlanta Pushed Back

Streets of Buckhead has postponed opening its first phase of retail from fall 2009 until March 2010.

clock November 26, 2008Georgia Lee

Retail Features

Carlos Miele to Launch Men’s Line

Brazilian designer Carlos Miele is branching into men’s wear under his diffusion label, Miele.

clock November 26, 2008Jean Scheidnes

Designer and Luxury

Firm Buys Allegra Hicks Assets

Allegra Hicks has found a backer, AH Lifestyle Ltd.

clock November 26, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: A Small World for Calvin Klein… Ivanka on Brides.com…

Calvin Klein Collection is no stranger to collaborating with architects… Trump will blog about her fashion sensibilities and her jewelry line…

clock November 26, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

The Bargain Binge Is On: Black Friday Shading Red as Stores Slash Prices

As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, low price is the retail mantra.

clock November 26, 2008Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri and Rosemary Feitelberg and Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Wang’s New SoHo Store Plays With Proportions

“It’s a movable feast.” That’s how Vera Wang ebulliently described her first ready-to-wear store in SoHo Tuesday.

clock November 26, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Drexler Resets J. Crew’s Value Proposition

CEO answers value quest with ‘more friendly price points.’

clock November 26, 2008Jean E. Palmieri and Matthew Lynch

Financial

Retail Stocks and Consumer Confidence Rise Mildly

Retail shares perked up 2.2 percent Tuesday as consumer confidence rebounded from all-time lows.

clock November 26, 2008Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Trends

Men’s Wear-Inspired Fashion: Man on the Street

A girl doesn’t have to raid her boyfriend’s closet to attain that perfect slouch, a look balanced with feminine details and statement jewelry.

clock November 26, 2008Hellin Kay

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 26, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Another Brick in the Wall for Fendi… Vanity Fair Parties On…

Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld took event marketing to a dazzling new summit in October 2007 when they staged a fashion show on the Great Wall of China.

clock November 26, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Report: Unemployment to Rise in Rich Countries

Unemployment in rich countries is projected to increase by 8 million over the next two years to reach 42 million as global downturn deepens.

clock November 26, 2008John Zarocostas

Legal

Manufacturer Files Suit Against Saks

Private label manufacturer files lawsuit accusing Saks Inc. of refusing to accept a confirmed order.

clock November 26, 2008Matthew Lynch

Essentialist

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

clock 17hArthur Friedman

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