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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 16hVicki 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 18hRosemary 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 11hEvan Clark

Hermès, LVMH Step Up Ongoing War of Words

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Overview

The feud between Hermès International and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton shows no sign of dying down, with both sides taking advantage of the Hermès annual shareholders’ meeting.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Keys On Technology as Web Sales Rise

Luxury chain is boosting capital expenditures to capture greater e-commerce sales and strengthen communications with customers.

clock May 30, 2011David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Alexander McQueen’s Savage Success

Exhibition has proven to be such a hit that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is extending it by one week, and offering the public additional viewing times.

clock May 27, 2011WWD Staff

Fragrance

Hussein Chalayan to Launch Fragrance

The unisex scent, called Airborne, will come out in July.

clock May 30, 2011Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Exhibit Kicks Off in China

A video installation by Zhan Wang is among the elements of trunk-based showcase at the National Museum of China.

clock May 30, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Mergers and Acquisitions

La Rinascente Sale Approved

Shareholders authorized sale of Italian department store chain to Thai retail giant Central Retail Corp.

clock May 30, 2011Luisa Zargani

Financial

Moncler Gets Green Light for IPO

Firm expected to float 50 percent of shares on Milan bourse.

clock May 30, 2011Luisa Zargani

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

MCM Plots Asian Expansion

The German accessories brand celebrated the grand opening of its new 10,000-square-foot flagship in Hong Kong on Friday night.

clock May 30, 2011Lara Farrar

Digital

The Olsens’ Social Swirl

Electronic marketing via social media and the Web has so far been the key way to reach the core audience — and to learn from them.

clock May 31, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Keeping It Real

A serious approach to business has earned the young designing duo what some other “celebrity” lines have lacked: Industry respect.

clock May 31, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

People

The Olsen Twins Through the Years

A look at the evolution of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s style over the past quarter-century.

clock May 31, 2011WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Scoop Is Back in Expansion Mode

“We’ve got the green light for a rollout,” the retailer’s president and ceo Susan Davidson told WWD in an exclusive interview.

clock May 31, 2011David Moin

Legal

Hermés, LVMH Step Up Ongoing War of Words

The feud shows no sign of dying down.

clock May 31, 2011Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Scissor Sisters

A career change takes a talented duo from one form of creative expression to another.

clock May 31, 2011Bridget Foley

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Patagonia Launches Our Common Waters Initiative

Effort is aimed at reducing water usage, and in turn lower costs.

clock May 31, 2011Joanna Ramey

People

El Museo del Barrio Honors Mario Testino

Revelers including Carine Roitfeld, Kate Winslet, Chrissy Teigen and Donatella Versace attended the gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday night.

clock May 31, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Fashion Scoops

DVF for Gap… Gucci for UNICEF’s New Bag… Alexander Wang Debuts Swimwear…

Work on the rumored Diane von Furstenberg collaboration with Gap Kids is moving forward, according to sources who have seen design boards for the line.

clock May 31, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Marie Claire Editor in Chief Joanna Coles Re-ups

Is a fashion editor’s head on the table in the Hearst Tower?

clock May 31, 2011Zeke Turner

Financial

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Enters Receivership

Several suitors are in negotiation to buy a majority stake in the fashion brand.

clock May 31, 2011Katya Foreman

Textiles

The Fiber Price Sheet: May 31, 2011

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock May 31, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

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

Business

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

clock 22hArthur Friedman

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