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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 10hVicki 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 12hRosemary 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 5hEvan Clark

Penney’s Taps Goldman In Ackman Battle

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The retailer hired Goldman Sachs to help play defense against activist investor William Ackman, sources said. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Versace Ups Sales Forecast

CEO of Versace SpA Gian Giacomo Ferraris also said 2010 revenues would exceed his target of 270 million euros.

clock October 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Designs Diffusion Line

Muse by Matthew Williamson — the collection’s working title — will be manufactured and distributed by MBFG.

clock October 12, 2010Samantha Conti

People

Moggridge: A Design-Happy Guy Leads the Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt’s new director, Bill Moggridge, is very much of-the-people, for-the-people.

clock October 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Eyewear

Luxottica Owner Outlines Succession Plan

Leonardo Del Vecchio will give the rights to his six children.

clock October 13, 2010Kerry Olsen

Specialty Stores

French Retailer L’Eclaireur Celebrates 30

Ask L’Eclairer’s Armand Hadida about the future, though, and he gets so excited he leaps out of his chair to expound on his vision of 21st-century retailing.

clock October 13, 2010Joelle Diderich

Trends

Spring 2011 Runway Trend: Denim Rules

There was an infinite variety of denim in the spring collections.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Fast Fashion Flocks to India

Forever 21 draws a long line of customers in New Delhi.

clock October 13, 2010Mayu Saini

Fashion Features

Dec. 27, 1972: Great Expectations

Of WWD’s many love affairs with fashion-centric films, none was greater than its obsession with 1974’s “The Great Gatsby.”

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau

Denim

Levi’s Net Falls in Third Quarter

Levi’s sales improved as the company increased spending on new stores and advertising for brands.

clock October 13, 2010David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Model Elle Muliarchyk’s Fashion Film

The model’s movie commissioned by Phillip Lim and Lane Crawford debuted in Hong Kong this week

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau

Memo Pad

Wrangler Monitors Brett Favre… Heidi’s Back…

Wrangler would not comment on whether they would continue working with Brett Favre.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

J.C. Penney Hires Goldman Sachs for Ackman Battle

J.C. Penney taps investment bank to aid in discussions with activist investor.

clock October 13, 2010David Moin and Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Specialty Stores

Barneys Goes Foodie for Holiday

Christmas windows for Barneys will feature Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.

clock October 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Denies Nike Rumors… H&M Appoints Artistic Director…

Both Alexander Wang and Nike confirmed exclusively to WWD that no collaboration is in the works.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Department Stores

Kaufhof Chain Taps Wolfgang Joop

Wolfgang Joop has been named “creative partner” for the Galeria Kaufhof.

clock October 13, 2010Melissa Drier

Handbags

Coach Enters U.K.

Shop set to open in the Westfield White City mall in West London this spring.

clock October 13, 2010Samantha Conti

Beauty Features

Avon, L’Oréal Rumors Swirl

Avon shares rose more than 4 percent Tuesday on speculation.

clock October 13, 2010Molly Prior and Alex Wynne

Beauty Features

Industry Meets at InnoCosmetics

Senior executives from a host of cosmetics and consumer products companies gathered in the German capital last week for the two-day InnoCosmetics Europe event.

clock October 13, 2010Susan Stone

Essentialist

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

clock 17hArthur Friedman

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