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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 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

Prestige Beauty Site Unveiled by Amazon

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Overview

With the launch on Thursday of the Luxury Beauty Store, the company hopes to revolutionize how — and as importantly, where — prestige beauty products are sold.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Parties

Museum of the City of New York Hosts Fall Fundraiser

Uptown doyennes descended upon the pool room of The Four Seasons on Tuesday night for the annual Director’s Council After Dark party.

clock October 9, 2013Taylor Harris

Parties

New York Academy of Art Holds Annual Take Home a Nude Auction

Among those on hand for the Chanel-sponsored event were Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivier Sarkozy and the night’s honoree, Walton Ford.

clock October 10, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Prada Set to Open Ginza Store

The brand is relocating its store closer to the main intersection of the district.

clock October 10, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Comp Store Sales: Weak Traffic Cuts Into September Sales

Stores miss analysts’ estimates; increases rare and small.

clock October 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fragrance

Fred Segal Brings Personalization to Fragrance

The Blend, a do-it-yourself fragrance kit, will be launched in November.

clock October 10, 2013Julie Naughton

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Richemont Denies Net-a-porter for Sale

The company’s statement follows a WWD story on Thursday in which sources said Yoox Group was in talks earlier this year to buy Net-a-porter.

clock October 10, 2013Samantha Conti

Fragrance

Versace Launches Bright Crystal Absolu Scent

The brand hopes that the new eau de parfum will reel in fans of its predecessor.

clock October 10, 2013Cynthia Martens

Designer and Luxury

Band of Outsiders to Open First Tokyo Store

The 1,768-square-foot store is located on the ground floor of a new three-level building.

clock October 10, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Color Cosmetics

Retailers’ Infatuation With Nail Polish Wanes

The category’s performance this season is expected to play a pivotal role in determining the long-term growth prospects of the nail polish business.

clock October 10, 2013Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Department Stores

Lord & Taylor Opens in Boca Raton

The 80,000-square-foot store in the Mizner Park mixed-use lifestyle center marks the department store’s return to Florida.

clock October 11, 2013David Moin

Skin Care

Bliss Enters Antiaging Category With New Skin Care Range

Industry sources believe Blisslabs Active 99.0 could generate $10 million globally in its first year at retail.

clock October 11, 2013Belisa Silva

Parties

Michael Fassbender Headlines ‘The Counselor’ Screening in N.Y.

The Cinema Society showed the Ridley Scott-directed, Cormac McCarthy-penned drama on Tuesday.

clock October 10, 2013Matthew Lynch

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus to Invest $100M in Omnichannel

The company said the cost of the project will be spread over the next three to five years.

clock October 10, 2013Holly Haber and Vicki M. Young

Fragrance

Atelier Cologne Plots Expansion

On Wednesday, the company opened the doors to its third freestanding shop, located at 357 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.

clock October 11, 2013Molly Prior

Marketing and Promotion

Think Tank: Bring on the Marketing King

The chief executive officer of Karen Harvey Consulting Group weighs in on searching for the next generation of ceo’s.

clock October 11, 2013Karen Harvey

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors, Gwyneth Paltrow Team Up

The designer and actress are joining forces with a special holiday collaboration for Paltrow’s Goop site.

clock October 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Denies a Deal Is Done With Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton

Despite frenzied rumors all over the Internet on Thursday, a spokesman told WWD, “Nothing has been decided.”

clock October 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Francisco Costa’s Dallas Stopover

The designer made a quick visit on his way to Reykjavik for a four-day inspirational sojourn.

clock October 11, 2013Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Lisa Perry Fetes Robert Indiana Collection

The designer is a pro at embracing a theme with a perfect touch of whimsy, a point she proved during a dinner at her home on Wednesday night.

clock October 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

A Busy Fall for Vince

The brand threw a housewarming party Wednesday night at its new 3,050-square-foot SoHo flagship at 89 Mercer Street in Manhattan.

clock October 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Textiles

Protests Increase Over Bangladesh Working Conditions

Industry workers protested in front of the Press Club, demanding immediate punishment for the owner of the Palmal Group.

clock October 11, 2013Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

Erin Fetherston, Cosabella Fete Bridal Collection

Stewart and ballerina Tiler Peck were among the guests at a luncheon celebrating the bridal intimates collection.

clock October 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fragrance

Kenneth Cole’s Evolutionary Scent

The designer is launching a new men’s fragrance fittingly called Mankind.

clock October 11, 2013Pete Born

Prestige

Amazon’s Bold Beauty Play

With the launch on Thursday of the Luxury Beauty Store, the company hopes to revolutionize how — and as importantly, where — prestige beauty products are sold.

clock October 11, 2013Jenny B. Fine

Memo Pad

Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness Vie for Newsstand Sales

Both magazines unveiled redesigns in June and carried a similar number of advertising pages through September.

clock October 11, 2013Erik Maza

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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