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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

Horowitz Joins DVF, Is an IPO in Future?

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Joel Horowitz, one of the architects of Tommy Hilfiger’s success, has joined Diane von Furstenberg as cochairman.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail/Business

Benetton to Open Pop-Up Shop

Visitors will see artist Erik Ravelo’s “Lana Sutra” knitted sculptures, life-size figures of couples entwined in various Kama Sutra positions.

clock August 21, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Accessories Tell the Story at HSN

The retailer has revamped its accessories and footwear portfolio, along with its image.

clock August 24, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

HSN Expands Its Beauty Reach

The company has transformed itself from a relatively undeveloped beauty retailer with a handful of proprietary brands to a robust venue.

clock August 24, 2012Belisa Silva

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

HSN Stays Ahead of the Financial Curve

The shopping network has thrived by being able to react quickly.

clock August 24, 2012Evan Clark

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

HSN: From AM Radio to Multimedia Mecca

Retailer has grown with the digital evolution.

clock August 24, 2012Sharon Edelson

People

Mindy Grossman, Game Changer

The ceo has transformed HSN into a multimedia powerhouse.

clock August 24, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Digital

HSN’s Digital Array

Retailer has jumped into the deep end of the social media and e-commerce pool.

clock August 24, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Timeline: Key Moments in HSN History

A look at some of the retailer’s defining moments.

clock August 24, 2012WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Entertainment Tie-ins Prove Successful for HSN

The network is establishing itself as an entertainment and marketing channel through which studios can harness the power of its 96 million-home reach.

clock August 24, 2012Marcy Medina

Financial

Carlos Slim Sells 1.5M Shares of Saks

He remains the largest stakeholder in the retailer.

clock August 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Helmut Lang Launches Guest Blogging Series

Phil Oh of Streetpeeper, Susanna Lau of Style Bubble and Denni Elias of Chic Muse have kicked off the series.

clock August 23, 2012Kristi Garced

Financial

Guess Posts Drop in Q2 Earnings

Jeans brand’s shares fall 22 percent after annual projection lowered.

clock August 23, 2012Evan Clark

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Cornerstone Grows With Lifestyle Approach

Division features e-commerce sites and catalogues for key market segments.

clock August 24, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Mass

Critical Mass: Beauty Firms Amp Up Exclusives

Asking for exclusive merchandise is nothing new for retailers, but the heat is on as store chains demand to have their own.

clock August 23, 2012Faye Brookman

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ackman Plays General Growth, Simon Matchmaker

The activist investor is at it again, trying to bring two mall giants together.

clock August 23, 2012Evan Clark

Skin Care

Boots to Reposition Its No7 Brand

The British beauty and wellness firm is reformulating, repackaging and repositioning its entire No7 skin care brand in September.

clock August 23, 2012Belisa Silva

Lifestyle

Newport Rules: Ball at the Breakers

The Newport Preservation Society’s triennial Ball at The Breakers bring out antique carriages, vintage fashions and plenty of old money.

clock August 23, 2012Susan Watters

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Better Sportswear Off to Fast Start

The area, which has had its share of challenges over the years, is working hard to get its act together.

clock August 23, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Hair

Moroccanoil Partners With Made Fashion Week

The argan oil-based hair care brand is expanding its New York Fashion Week presence this season as the first hair-care sponsor of Made Fashion Week.

clock August 23, 2012Jayme Cyk

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Nordstrom’s Lessons From HauteLook

The department store chain ventured outside its four-wall comfort zone in February 2011 by purchasing the flash-sale pioneer.

clock August 24, 2012Rachel Brown

Hats, Gloves and More

Liberty Expands Store, Accessories Offerings

The 2,000-square-foot space showcases a host of brands new to the store, including Carven, Coach, Kenzo, Lanvin and Loewe.

clock August 24, 2012Samantha Conti

Color Cosmetics

Nars Does Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol will live at cosmetics counters, courtesy of François Nars and a multichannel color cosmetics effort.

clock August 24, 2012Julie Naughton

Color Cosmetics

MAC Gears Up for Runway Blitz

The brand is expanding its nail sponsorship from New York to Europe and co-branding events for the upcoming rtw shows.

clock August 24, 2012Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Hanae Mori to Launch Men’s Eau

With the modern man in mind, the fragrance brand is entering more rugged terrain with a new offering, HiM by Hanae Mori.

clock August 24, 2012Belisa Silva

Memo Pad

Hal Rubenstein Takes New Role at InStyle

The magazine’s fashion director will move into an editor at large role in October.

clock August 24, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Stephanie Trong Out at The Cut

A spokeswoman said Trong had been on a personal leave of absence and voluntarily decided not to return to the company.

clock August 24, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Jonathan Miller Leaving News Corp.

The chief digital officer is leaving the company and, according to a spokesman, he will not be replaced.

clock August 24, 2012Amy Wicks

Designer and Luxury

Joel Horowitz Joins DVF as Cochairman

Given his track record, the goal could be an eventual initial public offering or outside investment.

clock August 24, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Rent the Runway Partnering With W Hotels in NY for Fashion Week

The site will set up closets at the hotels curated by fashion director Lucy Sykes.

clock August 24, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

St. Regis Hotel to Debut the Bentley Suite

The 1,700-square-foot space will be outfitted with style points inspired by the high-end automaker.

clock August 24, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

David Tutera to Debut Jewelry Line

The collection, comprised of more than 100 styles in varying colors and lengths, ranges from $15 to $350 and will launch on davidtuteraembellish.com.

clock August 24, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Offline Inc. to Launch Customer Based Design Site

Customers will be able to post and vote on images at Dahliawolf.com that they want to see mirrored in apparel.

clock August 24, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Target Australia Taps Roberto Cavalli

The Italian designer’s exclusive women’s capsule collection will launch on Oct. 21.

clock August 24, 2012Alessandra Turra

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 16hArthur Friedman

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