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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 15hVicki 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

After ‘Super Saturday’ Outlook Stays Muted

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Overview

In a surge of late gift shopping, “super saturday” proved to be bigger than expected, raising hopes that retailers can make their holiday revenue goals.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2014

Designer Gilles Mendel said he drew from his spring girl, transitioning her into fall.

clock December 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2014

Austere glamour with schoolgirl chic is how creative director Fiona Cibani described her latest collection in her show notes, and it was, in a word, lovely.

clock December 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dsquared2 Pre-Fall 2014

Dean and Dan Caten were inspired by swinging London.

clock December 19, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese Pre-Fall 2014

A little dark romance was on the designer’s menu this season, and it resulted in a glamorous ease.

clock December 19, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rent the Runway to Pop Up at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Los Angeles fashion retailer Beckley’s outpost at the hotel and casino has closed, and Rent the Runway is taking its place.

clock December 19, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Show Reviews

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2014

Minimalism with a folkloric mood. That’s how Lubov Azria described her and Max Azria’s collection.

clock December 19, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Sergio Loro Piana Dead at 65

Together with his brother Pier Luigi, the entrepreneur helped build and expand the company, which dates back six generations.

clock December 20, 2013Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Fashion Show Reviews

Maxime Simoens Pre-Fall 2014

The designer focused on a mix-and-match collection worked in an array of graphics, from kaleidoscopic prints to wavy vertical lines.

clock December 20, 2013WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Target Alerting Customers of Breach

Both the retailer and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating the incident.

clock December 20, 2013Sharon Edelson

Parties

Ben Stiller Premieres ‘Walter Mitty’ in New York

Unlike most of Stiller’s better-known films, this one is a bit of a weeper, featuring some scenes of satire, but dominated by sentimental moments.

clock December 20, 2013Erik Maza

Government and Trade

U.S., China Ink Intellectual Property Theft Combat Deal

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a technical assistance program to Chinese IP agencies.

clock December 20, 2013Kristi Ellis

Parties

Thierry Mugler’s Cabaret Revue Debuts in Paris

On Thursday night, its venue, the Théâtre Comédia, drew a crowd eager to see what the designer — who now goes by his real first name Manfred — conceived.

clock December 20, 2013Jennifer Weil

Financial

Jones Deal Receives Debt Scrutiny

Card, Dickson set to get getting multi-million pay outs for stock holdings.

clock December 20, 2013Evan Clark

Forecasts and Analysis

Prada’s Patrizio Bertelli Bullish on 2014

Bertelli lamented the “sale bargains and markdowns” that are pervasive in the U.S., while also expressing confidence about his firm’s prospects for 2014.

clock December 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

Forecasts and Analysis

Benetton Looks to Future With New Business Model

Alessandro Benetton also revealed that he plans to dismiss several brands in an effort to further develop the potential of the core United Colors of Benetton.

clock December 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

Trends

Spring 2014 Accessories Trend: Prime Cuts

Spring’s leather accessories get the light-as-air treatment with beautifully intricate laser cuts.

clock December 23, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Retail/Business

Outlook Unchanged After ‘Super Saturday’

In a surge of late gift shopping, “Super Saturday” proved to be bigger than expected, raising hopes that retailers can make their holiday revenue goals.

clock December 23, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson and Rachel Brown

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Nasty Gal Makes Two Key Hires

The multicategory e-tailer, is beefing up its management team.

clock December 23, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Buffalo David Bitton Taps Athletes for Campaign Series

First up is Chandler Parsons of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, who will appear in advertising that breaks in March issues.

clock December 23, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors Reportedly Leaving Lincoln Center

A spokeswoman for Kors had no comment, and a spokeswoman for DVF couldn’t be reached at press time.

clock December 23, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Royals to Tour Australia, New Zealand

It’s been reported that a final decision hasn’t been made on whether the couple’s son, Prince George, will accompany them on the trip.

clock December 23, 2013Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Armani Opens Accessories Boutique in Milan

The store, which replaces a previous accessories boutique in Via della Spiga, underscores Armani’s desire to strengthen his accessories division.

clock December 23, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti N.Y. Boutique to Close

The company accepted Ferrim USA’s proposal Wednesday to prematurely break the lease the fashion company had at 452 West Broadway.

clock December 23, 2013Cynthia Martens

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 21hArthur Friedman

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