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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 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

Bendel’s New Strategy: Accessories and Beauty The Keys to the Future

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Overview

Under Henri Bendel's new strategy, the Fifth Avenue flagship will be downsized as Bendel’s concentrates on its most profitable areas while getting out of apparel. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Cotillard Trades Flight Gear for Gown

Marion Cotillard is trading her aviator look for belle of the ball.

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People

Obit: Hermès Architect Rena Dumas

An affinity for sunlight was a common theme in all of Dumas’ projects.

clock April 30, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Beauty Industry No Longer Immune

Sales fall for Revlon, P&G and Sally Beauty.

clock April 30, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Unemployment Figures Lift Retail Stocks Thursday

S&P Retail Index increases 5.93 points.

clock April 30, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

Parsons Honors Tom Murry and Francisco Costa

“I really want to show people what Parsons is all about,” the school’s dean of fashion, Simon Collins, said at the black-tie affair at Cipriani Wall Street.

clock April 30, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Department Stores

Bendel’s Focuses on New Strategy

Upscale retailer Henri Bendel will open accessories and beauty stores.

clock April 30, 2009Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Cornelia Hit With Civil Suit

The Cornelia Day Resort is scheduled for formal rebranding as Spa Chakra today, but a new lawsuit could keep the old name, and former owners, on the record.

clock May 1, 2009Matthew Lynch and Andrea Nagel

Fragrance

Germany Partners With U.S. for Fragrance Expo

It’s spring and scent is in the air at the numerous perfume trade shows around Europe.

clock May 1, 2009Susan Stone

Health and Beauty Aids

Beauty Firm Turns to Battery-Driven Technology

University Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp. wants to power its way up the ladder of skin care leaders with battery-charged wrinkle remedies.

clock May 1, 2009Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

House Reintroduces Design Piracy Bill

The new bill would provide three years of copyright protection.

clock May 1, 2009Kristi Ellis

Intimates and Activewear

Jessica Simpson Signs Innerwear Deal

Vandale will ship Jessica Simpson lingerie, sleepwear, at-homewear and dayware to stores in January.

clock May 1, 2009Karyn Monget

Beauty Features

Snippets: Revitalash Mascara… Skin Is In…

RevitaLash launches a mascara.

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Color Cosmetics

Revlon’s Twist on Mascara

Revlon Inc. is looking to plump up its product portfolio in the second half with the launch of a new mascara franchise.

clock May 1, 2009Gillian Koenig

Retailing

Men’s Products Seen as Boon for Mass

Men could be the target audience that helps bring mass retailing out of its slumber.

clock May 1, 2009Faye Brookman

People

Sephora Taps Rothstein for Marketing Role

Sephora USA has named Sharon Rothstein as senior vice president of marketing, succeeding Betsy Olum.

clock May 1, 2009Pete Born

Fragrance

Tocca Takes a Tour of Italy

Tocca Beauty launches Aqua Profumata, a trio of scents inspired by Italy.

clock May 1, 2009Julie Naughton

Fragrance

New Lauder Fragrance: A Family Affair

Aerin Lauder’s latest project, Private Collection Jasmine White Moss, is a final tribute to her late grandmother, Estee Lauder.

clock May 1, 2009Julie Naughton

People

BCRF Gala With Liza Minnelli Raises $3.7M

It might be a tough year for philanthropy, but not if you have Elton John and Liza Minnelli on your side, as Evelyn Lauder proved at her annual Hot Pink Party.

clock May 1, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fragrance

Quint Essence: D&G to Launch Fragrance Anthology

Made up of five scents, The D&G Fragrance Anthology is set to launch globally in September.

clock May 1, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Designer and Luxury

Dsquared Twins Host ‘Launch My Line’

Dan and Dean Caten just finished filming a new TV show for Bravo called “Launch My Line.”

clock May 1, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Lifestyle

Nordstrom Offers Take on Men’s Style

Nordstrom will publish the book “Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style,” which is filled with wardrobe tips and advice.

clock May 1, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Desiree Rogers, Cover Girl… The Big Winners… Martha Down…

It’s clear to anyone paying attention that White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers sees her role beyond that of party planner.

clock May 1, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: BabyGap Recall… Frederick’s New Chairman

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall Thursday of more than 20,000 babyGap children’s coats sold in the U.S. and Canada.

clock May 1, 2009WWD Staff

Denim

Joe’s Jeans Sees Sales, Earnings Gains

Results for denim brand Joe’s Jeans lift in the first quarter.

clock May 1, 2009Ross Tucker

Designer and Luxury

Report: Moet Hennessy Sale Unlikely

Analysts dismiss speculation of LVMH deal.

clock May 1, 2009Ellen Groves

Memo Pad

National Magazine Awards Winners Announced

The New Yorker, Esquire, Backpacker and Wired take home three Ellies each.

clock April 30, 2009Irin Carmon

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 30, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Design

Vuitton Foundation Moves Ahead

Regulatory hurdle cleared, construction of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation begins.

clock May 1, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Mango Awards Honor Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta took the gold honoring the longevity of his fashion career at El Boton–Mango Fashion Awards in Spain.

clock May 1, 2009Barbara Barker and Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

A Look at ‘The Model as Muse’

Those who expect a history of models at the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit will quickly learn there is more to it than meets the eye.

clock May 1, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Kind Carats at Cartier… How Tweet It Is… A Lily for Karl Lagerfeld…

Demi Moore sparkles at launch of new Cartier Trinity Charity bracelet… Rachel Roy tweets… Karl Lagerfeld takes a liking to Lily Allen…

clock May 1, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Lawmakers Go to Bat for Hartmarx

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pressure Wells Fargo to maintain the company’s financing and prevent a liquidation.

clock May 1, 2009Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

U.S. Worried China Will Renege on IP Enforcement

As the global economic situation continues to deteriorate, U.S. trade officials are concerned China could regress on intellectual property protections.

clock May 1, 2009Liza Casabona

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