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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 13hVicki 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 15hRosemary 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 8hEvan Clark

Avoiding Distractions: Men’s Brands Retrench, Focus on Core Products

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Overview

Men’s wear companies are working on their core. Picky consumers, risk-averse retailers and a cutthroat adherence to the bottom line have prompted many vendors to focus on heritage.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

P.S. Arts’ Lunch Ladies

Juicy co-founder Pamela Skaist-Levy opened her Beverly Hills estate for this year’s event, which featured designer bag bargains.

clock May 28, 2009WWD Staff

Legal

Gucci, Chloe Seek Bank of China Contempt Ruling

Gucci America Inc., Chloé and Alfred Dunhill square off with bank over multimillion-dollar Internet counterfeiting judgment.

clock June 3, 2009Evan Clark

People

Baby Buggy Pajama Party

Ominous clouds and a bit of drizzle didn’t stop scores of children and their Birkin-toting mummies from attending the third annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash.

clock June 3, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Saks Shareholders Win in Proxy Fight

Activist investors appear poised to do to Saks Inc. what William Ackman failed to accomplish.

clock June 3, 2009Kristi Ellis

Parties

AJC Honors Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus, president and chief operating officer of Macy’s Merchandising Group, was honored at the dinner benefiting the American Jewish Committee.

clock June 4, 2009David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

L’Koral Launches Affordable Tops Line

L’Koral Inc. creates new top line, called Patterson J. Kincaid.

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Cynthia Steffe Gains a New Identity

On the creative end, the brand Cynthia Steffe has done a complete 180. .

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

Denim

Denim Firms Learn to Be Flexible in Tough Times

Contemporary denim makers are seeing the tough economy as an opportunity to get creative.

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli May Sell After All

Designer Roberto Cavalli could sell stake to private equity fund Clessidra SGR SpA.

clock June 4, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Ermenegildo Zegna Net Drops Despite Higher Sales in ’08

The luxury men’s wear group Ermenegildo Zegna reported 3.2 percent higher revenue, fueled by emerging markets.

clock June 4, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Legal

In Brief: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co.

Coach Inc. brought a patent infringement suit against Brown Shoe Co. Inc. last week, accusing the footwear firm of violating one of Coach’s handbag designs.

clock June 4, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Wilsons Amplifies G-III Loss in First Qtr.

Smaller loss, higher revenues for G-III Apparel Group exceed analysts’ expectations.

clock June 4, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Department Stores

Boscov’s Clears N.J. County Hurdle

Freeholders approve $3M federal loan for the department store chain Boscov’s.

clock June 4, 2009Kate Fleisher

Financial

Bernanke: Consumers Key to Recovery

Retail stocks dip 1.3% despite Fed’s tempered optimism.

clock June 4, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

Daily Stock Wrap: June 3, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 4, 2009WWD Staff

People

Stand Back: Sandra Bernhard Speaks Her Mind

Sandra Bernhard, at 53, is bringing her show back to New York’s Town Hall for one night only on June 10.

clock June 4, 2009Jacob Bernstein

People

Parks & Rec: Liya Kebede and Bruce Weber Honored

Liya Kebede, Russell Simmons, Isabel Toledo and Bruce Weber, were all honored at the biannual Gordon Parks Foundation gala.

clock June 4, 2009WWD Staff

Hair

Framesi to Launch Hair Spa Concept

Framesi is hoping clients will go wild for its new hair spa concept, called Morphosis, which uses software to examine scalp and hair cuticles.

clock June 4, 2009Stephanie Epiro

People

Shiseido Europe Taps Viti

Jean-Charles Viti has been named vice president of Shiseido Europe for the French market, effective July 1.

clock June 4, 2009Liz Webber

Government and Trade

U.N. Expert Raises Doubts on Factory Monitoring

John Ruggie, the United Nations’ top expert on corporate social responsibility, says factory monitoring is unreliable.

clock June 4, 2009John Zarocostas

Fashion Scoops

Villa Vuitton… Masked Ball at the Met… Ricci on a Budget…

Louis Vuitton has given its mock Tudor store in the heart of Deauville, France, a makeover.

clock June 4, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Kate Moss Takes Action… Speak, Twitter… A Ceremonial Toast…

Kate Moss apparently has threatened to sue Now Magazine, a U.K. weekly celebrity magazine, for suggesting she was pregnant.

clock June 4, 2009WWD Staff

Parties

Women in Industry Event Raises Funds for Needy Kids

UGG president Connie X. Rishwain was honored for supporting children’s causes at a Women in Industry luncheon.

clock June 4, 2009David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Aquascutum May Begin Layoffs

Aquascutum enters a consultation period with its workforce, which may include layoffs, and YGM Trading has not purchased the company yet.

clock June 4, 2009Samantha Conti

Business Features

Avoiding Distractions: Men’s Brands Focus on Core Products

Men’s wear companies are working on their core.

clock June 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas

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 20hArthur Friedman

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