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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 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

MacGibbon Steers Chloé With Firm Hand

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Overview

Hannah MacGibbon, who will show her third collection for Chloé on the runway Tuesday, has her hand firmly on the creative rudder of the French fashion house.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Uniqlo Comps Rise 31.6% in Sept.

Spike in Uniqlo comps comes just before this week’s launch of the +J collection by Jil Sander.

clock October 2, 2009Koji Hirano

Financial

Dept. Stores Cut Jobs In September

Retail employment levels remained lean as the U.S. economy continued to shed jobs.

clock October 2, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Bewkes Says Time Inc. Not for Sale

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive officer, put to rest rampant rumors the media conglomerate is looking to get out of the magazine business.

clock October 2, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

Winning Design for Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama sported Michael Kors at the International Olympic Committee conference in Copenhagen.

clock October 2, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

French Vogue Celebrates 90 Years

French Vogue is celebrating its 90th anniversary with an exhibition called “Vogue Covers.” The publication held a bash Thursday night at the Hotel Crillon.

clock October 2, 2009WWD Staff

Lifestyle

WWD Postcard: Peter Som’s Majorca Escapade

The designer headed to the Mediterranean for some R & R

clock October 5, 2009WWD Staff

People

A Modest Man: Interview With Will Frears

In Alexander Dinelaris’ play “Still Life,” director Will Frears tackles the fraught relationships of a group of fast-talking, thirtysomething New Yorkers.

clock October 5, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Human Resources

In Brief: Perry Ellis Taps Exec

Perry Ellis International has promoted John Voith to president of sportswear and golf division, effective immediately.

clock October 5, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Dip Last Week on Uncertain Recovery

S&P Retail Index ended down 0.8% Friday, 1.3% for week.

clock October 5, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Baby Boomers Seen Taking Back Seat in Recovery

Panelists at Retail Forward’s 2009 Strategic Outlook Conference predicted younger consumers will cut back less as Boomers curtail spending.

clock October 5, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Sally Beauty Unit Buys Schoeneman

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. buys the privately held beauty products distributor for $61 million.

clock October 5, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Intimates and Activewear

La Perla to Launch Bridal Collection

Innerwear firm La Perla will launch its first luxury bridal line in November.

clock October 5, 2009Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

ABS Embraces Cross-Merchandising

Informational hangtags on bras, dresses and tops are designed to tempt consumers into buying both categories by ABS.

clock October 5, 2009Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Eileen West Signs Foundations Deal

Eileen West has signed a licensing agreement with Concepts NYC Inc. to produce a collection of foundations for fall 2010.

clock October 5, 2009Karyn Monget

Department Stores

Garrard Opens In-Store Boutique at Saks

Luxury British jeweler Garrard is also launching its first collaborative designer collection, called Georgina Chapman for Garrard.

clock October 5, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Eyewear

Vintage Looks Shine at Silmo Show

Exhibitors at the Silmo eyewear trade show, such as Oliver Peoples and Cutler and Gross, expressed some optimism.

clock October 5, 2009Katya Foreman

Hats, Gloves and More

AccessoriesTheShow Sees Strong Traffic

AccessoriesTheShow was teeming with buyers during its three-day run at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center, but vendors said they were still ordering cautiously.

clock October 5, 2009Caroline Tell

Department Stores

Big and Little Retailers Join Forces

Large retailers like Gap and Uniqlo are hooking up with edgy boutiques to draw sales and ideally, new customers.

clock October 5, 2009Miles Socha and Elena Berton

Specialty Stores

Maria Luisa Opens in Printemps

A branch of Maria Luisa formally opened Saturday within Printemps’ sprawling Boulevard Haussmann flagship.

clock October 5, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

MacGibbon Steers Chloé With Firm Hand

Hannah MacGibbon has her hand firmly on the creative rudder of the French fashion house — up to and including what’s spinning in the studio.

clock October 5, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Minoli Exits Pomellato

Andrea Morante will succeed Francesco Minoli as ceo of luxury jewelry firm Pomellato.

clock October 5, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Legal

Coach Again Sues Target Over Designs

Accessories firm Coach alleges knockoffs of Patchwork and Ergo handbag designs.

clock October 5, 2009Matthew Lynch

Skin Care

EPA Lays Out Strategy for Nanomaterials

The EPA outlined a new research strategy for nanomaterials aimed at helping them make informed decisions about the impact of the particles.

clock October 5, 2009Liza Casabona

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Consumer Appeal

HSN’s Mindy Grossman, Gilt Groupe’s Susan Lyne and Lord & Taylor’s Brendan Hoffman spoke at the People StyleWatch Retail Summit.

clock October 5, 2009WWD Staff

Obituaries

Obit: Randall Ridless, Interior Designer

Randall A. Ridless was instrumental in bringing stores such I. Magnin and Bergdorf’s into the modern era by reconceiving many of their selling floors.

clock October 5, 2009David Moin

Rolling Girl: Front Row at Costume National

Alexandra Richards, who took a front row seat at Costume National, is ratcheting up the modeling credits.

clock October 4, 2009WWD Staff

Hey, Big Spender

Lindsay Lohan, Emanuel Ungaro’s newly tapped artistic adviser, is fast becoming one of the house’s most avid boutique clients.

clock October 4, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Lady Gaga For Holly Russell… Fall Dressing… Cerruti’s New Man…

Lady Gaga accepted the 2009 Billboard Magazine Rising Star Award in a revealing sheer gown.

clock October 5, 2009WWD Staff

Fan Mail: Front Row at Kris Van Assche

Singer Ayo said the designer sent her a “a bunch of white flowers and such a sweet letter.”

clock October 4, 2009WWD Staff

People

Night Owls

Rick Owens, Nicolas Ghesquière and Katy Perry celebrated Nuit Blanche, an annual all-night arts festival in the City of Lights.

clock October 4, 2009WWD Staff

Russian Around

Who better to assume the starring role in Igor Chapurin’s fashion show themed around nymphs than Naomi Campbell.

clock October 4, 2009WWD Staff

Essentialist

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

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