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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 9hVicki 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 11hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bomber Jackets, Off-the-Shoulder and Rompers Trending

Google's Fashion Trends Report found that Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift influenced the top trends.

clock 14hMaghan McDowell

Ford Talks Fashion: Designer to Launch Women’s ‘Very Soon’

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Overview

Tom Ford is getting ready for his return to women’s wear — the only question now is when. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Catalogue Firm Quelle to Liquidate

Catalogue firm Quelle, part of insolvent Arcandor Group’s Primondo mail order division, will liquidate.

clock October 20, 2009Melissa Drier

Business

Coach Net Slips, Firm Upbeat on Holiday

Coach Inc. projected an improved holiday season despite lower first-quarter profits.

clock October 20, 2009Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

PPR Sales Drop 7.6 Percent In Q3

PPR SA reported a worse-than-expected drop in third-quarter sales, reflecting a slowdown in tourist flows and weak wholesale orders.

clock October 21, 2009Elena Berton

People

Whitney Museum Rolls Out Red Carpet for Annual Gala

The parade of celebrities walking the red carpet in Versace gowns slit up-to-there left the usual museum patrons a bit bewildered.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

People

Hollywood Women

In Los Angeles, it was another power women love fest as actresses gathered for Elle’s Women in Hollywood tribute.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion

DKNY Spring Men’s Bridge Collection

DKNY presented its men’s bridge collection, inspired as usual by active New Yorkers.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Fine and Dandy: Paul Smith Talks With Simon Doonan

Sir Paul Smith sat down with Simon Doonan for British-inflected, witty repartee at Barneys New York on Monday.

clock October 21, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Government and Trade

Bill Eases Pressure on Cargo Scanning

Legislation raises funding for Customs enforcement.

clock October 21, 2009Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

The Design File

Soccer practice and the Cartoon Network were never Katie Ermilio’s Saturday-morning distractions when she was growing up.

clock October 21, 2009Sarah Haight

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford to Launch Women’s ‘Very Soon’

Tom Ford finally acknowledged on the record he’s returning to the women’s arena.

clock October 21, 2009Amanda Kaiser

People

Happy Mondays: Bruce Weber to Sienna Miller Mingle Around Town

A glittery crowd including Lee Radziwill, Marina Rust, Tory Burch, Bruce Weber, Aerin Lauder and Kelly Klein gathered at the IAC building.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

People

Dallas Enters New Era With Arts Center

The $354 million AT&T Performing Arts Center here is a bold, Texas-sized symbol that Dallas has come of age as a cultural hub.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Anthropologie Opens First European Store Friday

Anthropologie will launch a 10,000-square-foot clothing, accessories and homeware emporium on Regent Street.

clock October 21, 2009Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

ILGWU Retirees Allege Raynor Misused Funds

Retired members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union accused Bruce Raynor of mismanaging their pension plans in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

clock October 21, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Retail Stocks Fall 1.7 Percent Tuesday

Housing pressure markets but Dow remains above 10,000.

clock October 21, 2009Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Guadagno Leaves Versace USA

Patrick Guadagno has exited as president and chief operating officer of Versace USA after four years.

clock October 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Condé Joins Digital Crowd… Stephen Adler Exits BW…

New iPhone application for GQ will not only make money, but is also vetted by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Obituaries

Obituary: Margaret Corsello, Former WWD Market Editor

Margaret Mazzaraco Corsello, a former market editor and reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, died of complications related to kidney failure on Sunday. She was 79.

clock October 21, 2009William Cotto

Beauty Features

Ali Wenworth and Shiseido Host Luncheon

Luncheon with Ali Wenworth promotes Shiseido’s new Future Solution LX line and benefits charity.

clock October 21, 2009Susan Watters

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Survey Forecasts Lower Holiday Spending

Two-thirds of consumers surveyed this month by The Zandl Group for WWD anticipate cutting outlays for holiday gifts.

clock October 21, 2009Valerie Seckler

Department Stores

Children Will Crawl Through Neiman’s Holiday Windows

Children visiting the Neiman Marcus flagship here will go through the looking glass during the holiday season.

clock October 21, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Q&A With Judith Leiber

At age 88, Judith Leiber is for the first time sharing the story of how she built her company.

clock October 21, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Fragrance

Brief: Borel Adds to Role at Pacific

Agnès Borel has been named international director of Pacific Création Parfums Beauté.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Trends

Spring 2010 Runway Trend: Cleanup Time

Less may indeed be more, as minimal looks — ranging from shorts and asymmetric tops to monotone, patchwork sheaths — from the European collections show.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Play Time With Galliano… Marc Jacobs Signs Up… Carrie Heads East…

Leave it to John Galliano to be fashionably late for the launch of his signature timepiece range.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Launches iPhone App

Gucci will today unveil its first iPhone/iPod Touch app, which includes a 24-hour music channel, hotel and restaurant tips, and playlists.

clock October 21, 2009Samantha Conti

Retail/Business

The Limelight Reborn as a Retail Center

The Limelight, once a hopping nightclub, will become a marketplace with more than 70 shops, eateries and cafes.

clock October 21, 2009Sharon Edelson

Sportswear

Under Armour Partners With Wounded Warriors Project

Under Armour has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to create game day uniforms to support the organization.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: October 20, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 21, 2009WWD Staff

Essentialist

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