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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

Red Ink Mounts At Lampert’s Sears

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Overview

Edward Lampert’s grand experiment in retailing keeps getting more wobbly. Sears Holdings Corp. turned in another dismal quarter, fueling speculation about the long-term viability of the company.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Parties

MoMA Packs In the A-List for Pedro Almodóvar

The museum’s annual film benefit, presented this year by Chanel, honored Almodóvar on Tuesday night.

clock November 16, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Design

Girard-Perregaux Exhibit Hits New York

The brand’s worldwide traveling exhibition makes its final stop at its Madison Avenue boutique today and runs through Nov. 23.

clock November 17, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Armani Revamps Hong Kong Complex in Chater House

The store received a facelift and saw the debut of both a restaurant and a lounge.

clock November 17, 2011Joyce Man

Fashion Features

Lining Up for Versace for H&M

Designer appears at London store as one-off collection goes on sale.

clock November 17, 2011WWD Staff

Business

Red Ink Mounts at Lampert’s Sears

Declines in Sears Canada, consumer electronics and Kmart apparel, as well as charges for pension expense, contributed to another dismal quarter.

clock November 17, 2011Sharon Edelson

Parties

Coach Gets Arty in Beijing

Gwyneth Paltrow attended the brand’s 70th anniversary event in the city’s hip 798 art zone.

clock November 17, 2011Debra Bruno

Fashion Show Reviews

M Missoni Pre-Fall 2012

A young, nonconformist Brigitte Bardot was the woman Angela Missoni had in mind for this pre-fall collection.

clock November 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro Pre-Fall 2012

For her pre-fall collection, Veronica Etro combined bold jungle-inspired pop prints with clean lines and rigorous shapes.

clock November 17, 2011WWD Staff

Textiles

Study: Millions Exposed to Toxins

A new study looks at the health risks of such industrial processes as tannery operations and textile dyeing

clock November 17, 2011John Zarocostas

Parties

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Fall Party Draws the Social Set

The charity held its annual fund-raiser at the Four Seasons on Wednesday.

clock November 17, 2011Matthew Lynch

Mass

Nicole Scherzinger Named Kiss Spokeswoman

The pop star will represent Impress Press-On Manicure, the latest technology hitting the sharply growing nail care category.

clock November 17, 2011Faye Brookman

Jewelry

Calypso to Open NoLIta Accessories Boutique

The retailer’s first store dedicated to the category features a curated selection of in-house designs and accessories.

clock November 17, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Forecasts and Analysis

Hong Kong IPO Market Heating Up

Companies are lining up to list on the city’s stock exchange and raise capital in the region, even amid concerns that China is headed for a slowdown.

clock November 17, 2011Ellen Sheng

Color Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics Hires CEO, Launches Ad Campaign

Scott Friedman is charged with converting the beauty brand from a relatively small success story into a serious global contender.

clock November 17, 2011Rachel Brown

Financial

Gap Warns on Margins as Income Takes Dive

Comparable-store sales fell 5 percent, while total sales decreased 2 percent.

clock November 17, 2011David Moin

Products

Philosophy Lays Out Global Growth

The brand will enter Singapore and Korea, the third-biggest skin care market in the world, in April, and Japan in the fall.

clock November 17, 2011Andrea Nagel

Parties

The Mondrian Hosts Outdoor Art, Penthouse Dinner

On Wednesday night, the hotel hosted both Sol LeWitt’s outdoor installation “On the Walls of the Lower East Side” and ACRIA’s young friends dinner.

clock November 17, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Department Stores

J.C. Penney Reveals Michael Kramer Pay Package

Thomas Nealon, a group executive vice president and a key technology executive, is leaving on Dec. 1.

clock November 17, 2011David Moin and Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Viktor & Rolf Pulls the Pin on Spicebomb

For their newest fragrance, the design duo went for a spicy masculine counterpart to their women’s floral fragrance hit Flowerbomb.

clock November 17, 2011Jennifer Weil

Skin Care

Erno Laszlo Gets a Makeover

Brand’s owner and ceo, Charles Denton, is repackaging and relaunching the brand in the spring.

clock November 17, 2011Julie Naughton

Retail/Business

REI to Open in Manhattan’s Puck Building

The outdoor gear and apparel retailer’s first New York store covers 36,000 square feet over three levels.

clock November 17, 2011David Moin

Fragrance

Fragrance Sales Seen Gaining 5 to 7 Percent

Speakers at the Fragrance Foundation’s annual State of the Industry lunch were optimistic about holiday sales, new product launches.

clock November 17, 2011Julie Naughton

Legal

Fusion Brands Sues Former CEO

The cosmetics company alleged that Caroline Pieper-Vogt violated her employee contract and used company funds for personal use.

clock November 17, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Advertising

Backlash Mounts for Benetton Campaign

The outcry continued to grow Thursday, with both politicians and religious leaders objecting to the images.

clock November 18, 2011Luisa Zargani

Financial

Investors Unforgiving After Third-Quarter Results

The brewing debt troubles in Italy and Spain and the looming threat of a European recession continued to pressure stocks from Milan to New York Thursday.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fragrance

Rihanna Expands Scent Offerings With Rebelle

The new fragrance, which is a packaged in a variation of the Reb’l Fleur bottle, is expected to generate sales equaling 70 percent of the original scent.

clock November 18, 2011Pete Born and Evan Clark

Parties

Legal Momentum Honors Marvin Traub

The former Bloomingdale’s chairman was given the Etta Froio Equal Opportunity Award at the cause’s annual fund-raiser on Wednesday.

clock November 18, 2011David Moin

Media Features

Tough Times at Newsweek

Tina Brown battles staff defections, bad morale and poor ad sales as she struggles to reinvent the weekly magazine.

clock November 18, 2011John Koblin

Memo Pad

Fern Mallis Returns to 92Y With Lineup of Fashion Interviews

Donna Karan will join the reporter Jan. 12 for a tête-à-tête as part of the Upper East Side Y’s “Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis” series.

clock November 18, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Valentino Taps Rory Hermelee

As vice president of communications in the U.S., Hermelee will oversee all public relations, event and marketing activities.

clock November 18, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Omnicom Acquires Marina Maher Communications

MMC to become an operating unit of its Diversified Agency Services division and will continue to function as an independent firm with headquarters in New York.

clock November 18, 2011Julie Naughton

Advertising

James Franco’s Lucky Seven Gig

In an exclusive interview, the actor talks about directing his first ad campaign, for Seven for All Mankind.

clock November 18, 2011David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Kellwood Launches Search for New CEO

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained to find a new chief executive officer to succeed Michael Kramer.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Wedding Bells for Margherita Maccapani Missoni

Love is in the air at Missoni, as the tightly knit family gears up to celebrate the 28-year-old designer’s wedding next spring.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Jerome Chazen Publishes Business Memoir

In “My Life at Liz Claiborne,” the brand’s former chairman looks back at the company’s glory days.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Cinema Society, DKNY Host ‘Twilight’ Screening

The cross-country rollout of the penultimate “Twilight” movie made its way to New York on Wednesday night.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Autism Benefit to Honor Tommy Hilfiger

“A Funny Affair for Autism” will feature the comedic talents of “Saturday Night Live” stars Seth Myers and Bill Hader.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Opens on Robertson Boulevard

The 2,000-square-foot unit is the brand’s 24th store in the state and its 10th in the Los Angeles area.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Whitney Museum Fetes Julia Reyes Taubman Book

An eclectic mix turned out to greet the new author including Paula Zahn, Nicole Miller and Allison Sarofim.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Channels India for Chanel Pre-Fall

The designer plans to parade the Paris-Bombay line at the Galerie Courbe on Dec. 6 at the Galerie Courbe in the Grand Palais.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

Saks Beefs Up Online Content

The upscale retailer today unveils its redesigned Saks POV Web site, featuring richer editorial content including regular columns and videos.

clock November 20, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

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clock 17hArthur Friedman

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