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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 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

Mass Protest Goes on at China Shoe Plant

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Overview

No resolution has been reached between one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers and tens of thousands of workers who are on strike.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Intimates and Activewear

La Perla Expands Global Presence

The company is looking to bolster its image and brand equity on three fronts: retail, product expansion and an aggressive marketing and advertising initiative.

clock April 14, 2014Karyn Monget

Parties

Jimmy Choo Toasts Beverly Hills Boutique

The brand hosted a glamorous fete at art collector Eugenio López’s Beverly Hills pad, timed to celebrate the reopening of its Rodeo Drive boutique.

clock April 16, 2014Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

MM6 Opens Second New York Unit

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela has opened a 1,400-square-foot store for its casual, New York-inspired collection, at 91 Grand Street in SoHo.

clock April 16, 2014Sharon Edelson

Financial

Mulberry Issues Another Profit Warning

The British brand re-thinks its strategy, lowers its prices, and downshifts the pace of new store openings in the current year.

clock April 17, 2014Samantha Conti

Financial

Sears Shares Boosted by Tisch Investment

The board member pumps more money into company; U.S. retail shares inch up 0.1 percent overall.

clock April 17, 2014Evan Clark

Executive Changes

Gant Taps Patrik Nilsson as CEO

Succeeding Nilsson at Adidas as president of the North American division is Mark King, who is due to take up his new post on June 1.

clock April 17, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Fall 2014

This year marks Ann Taylor’s 60th anniversary, but instead of reflecting on the past, the company is focusing on moving forward.

clock April 17, 2014WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Paintbox Paints a Fresh Picture for Nails

The SoHo space serves as a place to enjoy coffee, espresso, sparkling water, Champagne or wine while soaking off gel polish or receiving a quick polish change.

clock April 17, 2014Julie Naughton

Clothing/Furnishings

Lacoste Launches New Scent for Men

The brand is going after the edgy, creative urban set with its latest scent, Live.

clock April 17, 2014Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Chantal Roos Creates Dear Rose Fragrance Range

France’s first lady of fragrance is back — and this time, she’s doing it her way.

clock April 17, 2014Julie Naughton

Parties

Opening Ceremony Fetes COS

L.A.’s fashion set got a small taste of the Swedish retailer on Wednesday night at a pop-up shop.

clock April 17, 2014Lindzi Scharf

Parties

‘Time Is Illmatic’ Opens Tribeca Film Festival

The festival kicked off on Wednesday night with the documentary about the seminal 1994 album “Illmatic” by Nasir Jones, better known as Nas.

clock April 17, 2014Kristen Tauer

People

A New Home for Julien Farel

After months of final touches, the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in the freshly redesigned Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue is open for business.

clock April 18, 2014Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

Alliance Talks Milestones in Bangladesh

Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday.

clock April 17, 2014Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

Westerns See Revival at Cannes Film Festival

Surveying the lineup revealed in Paris on Thursday, one can’t help but notice: the Western is having a revival.

clock April 17, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Financial

Currency, Investments Hit OTB Net in 2013

Revenues at the fashion group were in line with the previous year and the foundation has been set for further expansion.

clock April 18, 2014Luisa Zargani

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Net-a-porter Eyeing Activewear

Signaling the strength of the active trend in fashion, one of the industry’s biggest online players is about to flex its muscles in the arena.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha

People

Daniella Vitale, Tom Kalenderian to Be Honored

The High School of Fashion Industries has selected the Barneys New York executives as the honorees for its annual Student Style Celebration.

clock April 18, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Tech IPOs Proliferate on Wall Street

In the area of fashion and apparel, don’t expect these soon-to-be-newly listed firms to be pure tech plays. Think more e-commerce and Web plays.

clock April 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Uncertain Times Spur Concern at Cosmoprof

A depressed domestic market is not the only headache tormenting the Italian beauty industry.

clock April 18, 2014Pete Born and Cynthia Martens and Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Navigating Milan’s Beauty Scene

Despite a lackluster domestic market for cosmetics goods, manufacturers and retailers of are pushing against negative momentum.

clock April 18, 2014Pete Born and Cynthia Martens

Financial

Jean-Paul Agon Addresses Body Shop Challenges

At L’Oréal’s annual general meeting on Thursday, the firm’s chairman and ceo fielded tough questions from shareholders.

clock April 18, 2014Alex Wynne

Government and Trade

No Resolution Yet in China Protests

Tens of thousands of workers continue their strike over a benefit dispute at factories in the southern province of Guangdong.

clock April 18, 2014Lara Farrar

Financial

Vlisco Hires Bank to Explore Options

The Dutch maker of bold and colorful textiles could be the next elite fashion supplier to be snapped up by a luxury group — or possibly even go public.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha

Memo Pad

The Hollywood Reporter, Fortune Magazine Toast Power Pack in N.Y.

It was power night in Manhattan Wednesday as both magazines celebrated their own “Most Powerful” lists.

clock April 18, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Industry Gets Behind New Set of Born Free Initiatives

The momentum continues to build for Born Free, the project that seeks to end mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa.

clock April 18, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld to Show Chanel’s Cruise Collection in Dubai

The May 13 event will be on an island less than half a mile off the coast of the city.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha

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