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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 14hVicki 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 16hRosemary 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 9hEvan Clark

Recession’s Opportunity: A Slew of Retail Formats Plot Aggressive Growth

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Overview

The retail and shopping center industries may be down in the dumps, but some companies are looking on the bright side and still expanding. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Clarins Restructures Sales Force

Cosmetics and fragrance marketer Fusion Brands Inc. has appointed Caroline Pieper-Vogt as its new chief executive officer.

clock May 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

Executive Changes

Richemont Taps Wikstrom for Exec Post

Retail veteran Marty Wikstrom will oversee Richemont’s Chloe, Azzedine Alaia, Alfred Dunhill, Lancel and Shanghai Tang businesses.

clock May 29, 2009Nina Jones

Financial

Tiffany Maintains Outlook Despite Fall in Net

Jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. sees some improvement in May sales and reaffirms guidance.

clock May 29, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

Burberry’s London Fog

The British brand celebrates its new U.S. headquarters.

clock May 29, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Financial

Raynor Resigns From UNITE HERE

Set to join breakaway union Workers United.

clock May 29, 2009Ross Tucker

Financial

Wells Fargo Raises Hartmarx Deal Doubts

Wells Fargo charged Emerisque lacked the financing to buy the American apparel firm or a commitment to U.S. jobs if a deal can be struck.

clock May 29, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks Finish Down in May

The S&P Retail Index dropped 6 percent last month to end at 318.92.

clock June 1, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Oilily U.S. Parent Files Chapter 11

The parent company of the Oilily chain, which operates 25 stores in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Astronauts Star in Vuitton Ads… Same-Sex Wedding Celebrations…

Vuitton ads feature astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and Sally Ride, marking the 40th anniversary of “One giant leap for mankind.”

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Chow Joins Poleci as Head Designer

Poleci has appointed Jeffrey Chow head designer for the brand.

clock June 1, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Clothing/Furnishings

Industry Pays Tribute to Stan Gellers, Former DNR Editor

Men’s wear leaders convene Thursday at a memorial service for Stan Gellers, the former DNR senior editor and columnist who died in March.

clock June 1, 2009David Lipke

Intimates and Activewear

Pink Slip Boutique Expands in Grand Central

Amid recession-driven layoffs, Margo Andros is giving a positive twist to the expression “pink slip.”

clock June 1, 2009Karyn Monget

Mass and Off-Price

Retail Concepts Look to Grow at ReCon Convention

A plethora of projects were discussed at this year’s ICSC ReCon convention, but it was a decidedly quieter affair.

clock June 1, 2009Sharon Edelson

Intimates and Activewear

Peaches Geldof Featured in Miss Ultimo Campaign

Peaches Geldof has been named the new model for lingerie label Miss Ultimo and will be featured in an ad campaign.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kate Goes Vintage… Homecoming for Dior… Posen’s Posse…

Kate Moss is adding some vintage to her fragrance wardrobe.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Creates Charity Line for Elton John Foundation

Jimmy Choo, known for sharp stilettos and edgy clutches, is showing its softer side.

clock June 1, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Vacheron Constantin to Unveil Ltd. Edition Watches

Watch collectors, take note. Vacheron Constantin is finally unveiling the third — and last — set of its Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection.

clock June 1, 2009Venessa Lau

Eyewear

Findings: Viva Taps Rianna… Tre Chic…

Viva International Group has named Sal Rianna chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

People

Noble Effort: Notes From the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Her eyesight is failing and she can’t read much anymore, but that hasn’t dampened the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for the written word.

clock June 1, 2009Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld’s Moscow Adventure

Karl Lagerfeld and Naomi Campbell visit Moscow for a presentation of Chanel’s Paris-Moscow collection.

clock June 1, 2009Alastair Gee

Fashion Scoops

Williamson to Show in London

Today Matthew Williamson will reveal his decision to show in London in September.

clock June 1, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Vows Fight to Keep House Alive

Christian Lacroix has told his collaborators he will give “200 percent” to keep the 22-year-old couture house intact.

clock June 1, 2009Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Essentialist

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

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

clock 21hArthur Friedman

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