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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 12hVicki 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 14hRosemary 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 7hEvan Clark

The Marketing Helix: Ad Spending Splinters In the New Media World

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Business

Hermès Forecasts Flat Sales in ’09

Luxury firm Hermès “resisted very well” in 2008; cites “steady” sales at beginning of year.

clock March 19, 2009Miles Socha

Financial

Eddie Bauer Losses Widen Thursday

Shares of Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. lost nearly half their value Thursday.

clock March 19, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Casual Male De-emphasizing Stand-alone Rochester Stores

Company plans to downsize its RochesterBig & Tall chain as a stand-alone concept.

clock March 19, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Vicki M. Young

Financial

PEI to Close Tricots St. Raphael, Axis

Firm Plans to Exit Dockers and Ping Businesses.

clock March 19, 2009David Lipke

Color Cosmetics

Freeze 24-7 Enters Mineral Makeup Arena

Skin care brand Freeze 24-7 is making a foray into color cosmetics with the spring launch of mineral makeup line called Freeze 24-7 Minerals.

clock March 20, 2009Gillian Koenig

People

L’Oréal Chief Accepts Ethics Award

Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L’Oreal, accepted an award for corporate ethics from the Ethics Resource Center.

clock March 20, 2009WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty at L.A. Fashion Week Takes Dark Road

Apart from IMG, Los Angeles Fashion Week has gone indie, and makeup and hair reflected the alternative spirit.

clock March 20, 2009Rachel Brown

Retailing

Drug Fair: The Latest Pharmacy Chain to Disappear

The disappearance of the Drug Fair and Cost Cutters logos from New Jersey is a blow to the cosmetics industry.

clock March 20, 2009Faye Brookman

Skin Care

DermaDoctor Gets New Digs

DermaDoctor will be moving into a landmark building and launching Med e Tate, a product designed to control excess perspiration.

clock March 20, 2009Molly Prior

Retailing

NPD Survey Finds TV Beauty Shoppers Spend More

Of the American women who shop for beauty products on TV, almost 25 percent of them spend more money than other shoppers.

clock March 20, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Snippets: CO Bigelow Redux… March Flowers…

Courtney Baber, general manager for CO Bigelow, was let go from her post earlier in the month as part of the corporate-wide 10 percent employee reduction.

clock March 20, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

French Connection in Loss

Sales rise 5 percent for French Connection.

clock March 20, 2009Nina Jones

Financial

Safilo Said Cutting Hundreds of Jobs

Almost 1,250 Safilo employees risk losing their jobs, according to sources.

clock March 20, 2009Luisa Zargani

Legal

Andrew Marc Settles Humane Society Lawsuit

Outerwear firm Andrew Marc has reached a settlement with the Humane Society of the U.S. in a lawsuit the group filed last year.

clock March 20, 2009Liza Casabona

Fragrance

Chanel Unveils Latest Campaign for No.5

Chanel will unveil the next mini-movie in the Chanel Perfume No.5 saga, featuring the French duo of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and leading lady Audrey Tautou.

clock March 20, 2009Ellen Groves and Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Alfred Sung Readies Launch of Always

Alfred Sung is headed back to the altar with Always Alfred Sung, his newest wedding-oriented fragrance.

clock March 20, 2009Julie Naughton

Clothing/Furnishings

Liam Gallagher Suits Up

Liam Gallagher has become the latest celebrity crooner to unveil an apparel collection.

clock March 20, 2009WWD Staff

Fragrance

Avril Lavigne’s First Scent Black Star Bows This Summer

Procter & Gamble Prestige Products is banking on punk princess Avril Lavigne to reign supreme in perfumeries.

clock March 20, 2009Brid Costello

Fragrance

Versace’s New Girl: A Youthful Versense

Set to launch from April, Donatella Versace described Versense as a lighter, more contemporary floral fragrance.

clock March 20, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Financial

Ross Net Up in Fourth Quarter

Cato moves to profit while Stein Mart and New York & Co. have losses.

clock March 20, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 19, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 20, 2009WWD Staff

Film and TV

Suze Orman: The Money Lady

Your Recession is Her Boom

clock March 20, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Advertising

The New Marketing Helix: Ad Spending Splinters

It’s now clear the game isn’t as simple as keeping the share of a marketing budget for a magazine versus a Web site.

clock March 20, 2009Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Lawhon Leaves In Style

Charla Lawhon, longtime managing editor of In Style, is leaving the magazine to join an online startup.

clock March 20, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Color Cosmetics

Revlon’s One Step to Long-Wear Lip Color

Revlon aiming to up the performance ante in the long-wearing lip category with Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick.

clock March 20, 2009Gillian Koenig

Financial

Factors Wait for Barneys Answers

Retailer Barneys could provide details in days.

clock March 20, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean Scheidnes

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Mexx Names Kolbe Chief Merchant

Liz Claiborne has tapped Chris Kolbe, president and global brand manager for Original Penguin, as chief merchant.

clock March 20, 2009Whitney Beckett

Government and Trade

IMF Predicts First Global Contraction in 60 Years

World economy to slow 0.5 to 1 percent in 2009, IMF projects.

clock March 20, 2009John Zarocostas

Specialty Stores

Atlanta’s Bonnie White Boutique Closes

Bonnie White, who launched her namesake Atlanta boutique here more than 30 years ago, has closed the store.

clock March 20, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Department Stores

Talbots Making Moves to Update Image

The Talbots Inc. has a re-engineered collection for fall that emphasizes wear-now looks.

clock March 20, 2009David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Penelope Cruz Dazzles in Madrid… Versace’s Hot Property…

Penelope Cruz wowed the crowd at Wednesday night’s premiere of “Broken Embraces” in Madrid.

clock March 20, 2009WWD Staff

Retail Features

Recession and Madoff Hit Tony Palm Beach Stores

Since the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scandal, an enclave of excess, Palm Beach, is losing some of its luster.

clock March 23, 2009Rebecca Kleinman

Essentialist

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

clock 18hArthur Friedman

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