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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


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


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

Beyond the Comps: Retail Stocks Shoot Up In Broad Market Rally

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Retail stocks got a big bounce Thursday. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fast Retailing First-Half Net Profit Jumps 24%

The company’s core Uniqlo brand continues to outperform Japan’s sluggish retail environment.

clock April 9, 2009Kelly Wetherille


Beyond the Comps: Retail Stocks Shoot Up

Retail stocks bounced up Thursday amid the broader market rally, even as March same-store sales showed major declines, especially in the luxury sector.

clock April 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Executive Changes

S&K Famous Brands CEO Oliver Is Ousted

The men’s specialty store chain has been operating in Chapter 11.

clock April 9, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Aeffe to Cut Jobs to Reduce Costs

Italian fashion group, which controls Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini brands, seeks to cut costs after losing two key licenses.

clock April 9, 2009Luisa Zargani


Retail Stocks Rise Again Thursday

Trading week ends with 4.7 percent increase after S&P Retail Index advance.

clock April 9, 2009Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Budgets Down, Creativity Up at Dallas Market

At the market at FashionCenterDallas, vendors cut prices to lure beleaguered buyers.

clock April 10, 2009Holly Haber

Body Care

Spa Businesses Hold On in Tough Times

The spa industry is feeling the pinch of a down economy as cash-strapped consumers forgo luxury pampering in favor of only the most essential grooming services.

clock April 10, 2009Gillian Koenig


Bed Bath & Beyond Sows Seed for Natural Section

Bed Bath & Beyond is taking a dip on the green side with Verdi Market, a new natural and organic section the retailer is testing out in its Chelsea store.

clock April 10, 2009Andrea Nagel


Demeter Vintage Naturals Perfume Debuts Next Week

Demeter Fragrance Library launches Vintage Naturals 2009 line, in Rosebush, Geranium, Mimosa, Lavender and Patchouli, exclusively at Sephora.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Jane Bankruptcy Shows Cracks in Mass

The mass market beauty universe was rocked earlier this week when Jane & Company filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

clock April 10, 2009Faye Brookman


Coty Appoints Renato Semerari

Coty Inc. has named Renato Semerari president of the firm’s Coty Beauty division, a Paris-based position he will take beginning in early May.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff


L’Oréal and Nestle Assure Stakes Unchanged

L’Oreal and Nestle jointly published a rare press statement saying their agreement regarding the French beauty giant remains unchanged.

clock April 10, 2009Jennifer Weil and Matthew W. Evans

Skin Care

Shiseido Bets on Future Solution in Global Push

Shiseido Future Solution LX, the firm’s latest antiaging skin care line, features a newly developed ingredient called Skingenecel.

clock April 10, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Government and Trade

Union: Global Textile Industry Loses 11M Jobs

Federation estimates more than 11 million global textile jobs lost, and 8,200 factories are said to have shut.

clock April 10, 2009John Zarocostas


U.S. Textile, Apparel Imports Drop in Feb.

U.S. textile and apparel imports fell sharply in February as the recession stifled consumer demand.

clock April 10, 2009Liza Casabona


Beauty Industry No Longer Recession-Proof

The beauty industry is feeling the sting of the international economic crisis.

clock April 10, 2009Jenny B. Fine


Shopping in Milan Like It’s 1999

La vita is indeed dolce at Mazzolari, at the storied Milan beauty emporium.

clock April 10, 2009Jenny B. Fine


A Bright Spot for Beauty Emerges in Italy

Against the backdrop of a melancholy financial scene, Cosmoprof’s organizers in Bologna unveiled a revamped trade show.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro


Emerging Brands Shine at Cosmoprof

Cosmoprof was percolating with emerging brands bubbling up from around the globe.

clock April 10, 2009Jennifer Weil

Color Cosmetics

Italian Cosmetics Suppliers Show Colorful Innovation

Italy’s leading cosmetics suppliers Intercos, Biokolor and Chromavis roll out new, inventive products.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Jenny B. Fine


In the Swirl at Cosmoprof’s New Spa Pavillion

The feel-good factor was in full effect at Cosmoprof in Bologna with a new special pavilion dedicated totally to spas.

clock April 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro


Delta Acquires Gekko… Li & Fung, Claiborne Deal Completed

Delta Apparel Inc. has acquired Gekko Brands, suppliers of headwear under the Kudzu and The Game brands to the collegiate, sports and resort markets.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff


Christopher & Banks Reports Large Fourth-Quarter Loss

Same-store sales drop for Christopher & Banks, and capex cuts.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


QVC Sues Mouawad

QVC says earlier settlement with Van Cleef limits its ability to sell merchandise it bought from the jewelry firm Mouawad.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


Movado Hit With Loss

Watch firm Movado suspends dividend as it renegotiates credit terms.

clock April 10, 2009Matthew Lynch

Department Stores

Hefty Pay Cuts for the Nordstroms

Blake Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Inc., compensation reported down 20.3%.

clock April 10, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: April 9, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Celebs Who Sell Best

Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham and Lauren Conrad were among the most salable cover faces for fashion monthly titles in 2008.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Obit: Designer Jean Baptiste Caumont, 82

Designer Jean Baptiste Caumont died last week after a gardening accident in his villa on Lake Como, a friend said. He was 82.

clock April 10, 2009Alessandra Ilari


Michael Kors Shop Doubles at Saks

The luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday opened a new 1,300-square-foot men’s shop devoted to the designer Michael Kors.

clock April 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Talbots Appoints Casamento EVP of Finance

Former Liz Claiborne executive Benedetta Casamento joins Talbots for turnaround effort. She is the new EVP of Finance for the company.

clock April 10, 2009David Moin

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry Promised $2.1B From Italian Gov’t

Italy government promises large aid package to support Italian fashion companies during the global recession.

clock April 10, 2009Luisa Zargani

Specialty Stores

New Jil Sander Store to Open on Madison Ave.

Third U.S. Jil Sander unit to launch Saturday.

clock April 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

La Samaritaine in Paris Gets a New Life

Closed department store La Samaritaine, owned by LVMH, will become a retail, office and housing complex.

clock April 10, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fashion Plates… DVF Hits the Beach

Carmen Marc Valvo is the latest designer to be headlining a QVC show.

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Remy Stern’s World… Booking It…

Remy Stern loves characters. If they’re rich, powerful or an occupant in a tony Park Avenue high-rise, he’s profiled them on

clock April 10, 2009WWD Staff


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clock 17hArthur Friedman

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