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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 14hVicki 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 17hRosemary 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 10hEvan Clark

Saks, Neiman’s Push Online Strategies

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Overview

The outlook for the high-end consumer might have dimmed some, but luxe retailers have found their guiding light on the Web.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Macy’s Bullish About Year Ahead

Lifted by its omnichannel and localization strategies, the retailer on Tuesday reported higher profits for last year and said it expects a strong 2013.

clock February 26, 2013David Moin

Financial

Beijing Retail Rents Crack Top 10 List

The Chinese city is the world’s tenth most expensive retail real estate market, according to property advisor CBRE.

clock February 26, 2013Lara Farrar

Fashion Scoops

Lily Allen Performs at Etam Show

The British singer made her musical comeback at the lingerie event in Paris on Tuesday night.

clock February 26, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene Set Multi-brand Boutique

The new retail venture fetes the best of Belgium.

clock February 26, 2013Miles Socha

Denim

Barbara Cook Joining Hudson Jeans as President

The premium jeanswear company sets its sights on the $100 million volume mark in its 11th year in business.

clock February 27, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Department Stores

Marilyn Monroe RTW Hits Macy’s

The retailer will launch a collection of apparel in the mstylelab department at 150 stores and online mid-March.

clock February 26, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Look for Items That Pop in Milan

A smorgasbord of trends — from punk to ladylike — as well as heavy fabrics and somber colors made buying the Italian collections a challenge, retailers said.

clock February 26, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Anne Hathaway’s Mea Culpa at Oscars

The actress may have looked lovely in a pale pink Prada column, but her gown choice ruffled some feathers at the house of Valentino.

clock February 26, 2013Marcy Medina

Department Stores

Macy’s Trial Intensifies; Retailer Drops Emeril Lagasse Brand

Decision came just a day after Terry J. Lundgren testified that he was “sick to his stomach” over Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s deal with J.C. Penney.

clock February 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Forecasts and Analysis

Luxe Retailers Look to the Web for Growth

Neiman Marcus and Saks used their earnings reports to hammer home the importance of the Web and how it’s transforming their businesses.

clock February 26, 2013Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Italian Election Hits Markets

The country’s inconclusive election results sent global stock markets tumbling and left the country’s fashion executives disappointed yet hopeful.

clock February 26, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Night Out on Hiatus in U.S.

Rather than a big event on one night in September, retailers and designers can now focus on projects that are more in line with their specific objectives.

clock February 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Executive Changes

Coach Expands Team for Lifestyle Push

Zach Augustine has been named executive vice president, Global Environments, and Erin Thompson vice president, artistic director, Global Environments.

clock February 27, 2013Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Karl Lagerfeld Casts Tilda Swinton for Chanel Campaign

The actress will front for the Paris-Edinburgh collection, the luxury métiers d’art range of pre-fall ready-to-wear paraded last December at Linlithgow Palace.

clock February 27, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Slow Going for Ad Sales at the New Republic

The third issue of the magazine since it underwent a costly redesign by Chris Hughes landed in in-boxes of thousands of subscribers Monday.

clock February 27, 2013Erik Maza

Design

National Gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite Exhibit Stirs Power Debate

The paintings show how power sometimes resides in using fashion to charm rather than keep score, a notion relevant to this political moment.

clock February 27, 2013Susan Watters

Fashion Scoops

Susan Sokol to Depart J.Mendel

She will step down as president and chief operating officer of J.Mendel, confirming a WWD report on Feb. 12.

clock February 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Band of Outsiders Takes On New Investors

Scott Sternberg is ready to take his business to the next level — and is getting some help to speed him along.

clock February 27, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Alexis Bittar and Nicola Formichetti Team Up for Mugler Accessories

It is the jewelry designer’s second runway effort for fall — he also collaborated with Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 27, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Optimizes Web Site for Mobile Browsing

Fans in North America and Europe can now buy the Italian brand’s latest collections from their cell phones if using an iOS or Android browser.

clock February 27, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer Awards Honors Employees

In all, 14 awards were given out, with Douglas R. Wood receiving the Volunteer Leader of the Year award.

clock February 27, 2013Jenny B. Fine

Fashion Scoops

Cynthia Rowley Bringing Candy Concept to the West Village

Just weeks after opening an East 78th Street store, the designer is again on the move.

clock February 27, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Front Row at Anthony Vaccarello

Model-turned-music producer Caroline de Maigret said she is turning her hand to design.

clock February 27, 2013Alex Wynne

Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Coat Room

Ranging from oversize proportions to swingy versions, the coats on Milan’s runways looked terrific.

clock February 27, 2013WWD Staff

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

clock 21hArthur Friedman

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