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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 12hVicki 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 14hRosemary 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 7hEvan Clark

VF: Denim Comeback Seen in Second Half

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Overview

Jeanswear at VF Corp. believes that after several years of struggles and a weak first quarter, its jeans business will return to growth in the second half of the year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Livia Firth Blasts Fast-Fashion Players

Activist urges Copenhagen Fashion Summit to spell out human cost of cheap clothes.

clock April 25, 2014Rachael Morgan

Parties

Oscar de la Renta’s Big Night

The designer was awarded Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence in New York on Thursday.

clock April 25, 2014Taylor Harris

Financial

Wet Seal to Shutter Arden B

The winding down of the business is expected to conclude by late July.

clock April 25, 2014Vicki M. Young

Footwear

Workers Return to China Shoe Factory

Adidas pulls some orders from factory.

clock April 25, 2014Lara Farrar

Memo Pad

Nicolas Ghesquière Catches Instagram Bug

Among the first images the Louis Vuitton designer posted is a Stormtrooper figurine taking in the Paris skyline.

clock April 25, 2014Miles Socha

Handbags

In the Mix: PB0110

Philipp Bree has sold his shares in the family firm to concentrate on his own handbag label.

clock April 28, 2014Susan Stone

Eyewear

Northern Lights: Spotlight on Scandinavian Designers

These accessories designers are making a splash outside their own countries.

clock April 28, 2014Susan Stone

Eyewear

In the Mix: Dita Von Teese’s Take on Eyewear

The burlesque star has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based eyewear maker Dita Inc. to produce a signature line for fall.

clock April 28, 2014Marcy Medina

Handbags

Clutch Players: Acrylic Makes a Comeback

A bevy of handbag designers have embraced the synthetic, putting a modern spin on the aesthetic.

clock April 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Handbags

In the Mix: Yliana Yepez’s Venezuelan Flag Bag

She designed her signature Mini Giovanna bags in the colors of the country’s flag to call attention to its political turmoil.

clock April 28, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Department Stores

Bon-Ton Amping Up Private Label

The department store is launching Ruff Hewn Grey, a younger, edgier and dressed-up version of the store’s Ruff Hewn brand.

clock April 27, 2014David Moin

Mass and Off-Price

Century 21 to Open in Philadelphia

The off-price department store retailer said that it will be the anchor tenant at the The Gallery, which is being redeveloped.

clock April 27, 2014Sharon Edelson

Retailing

Cos Bar Opening at Brookfield Place

It will be the Denver beauty emporium’s first store in New York.

clock April 27, 2014Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Kenta Matsushige Wins Hyères Prize

The Paris-based designer impressed judges with his clean cotton shirt dresses and oversize coats in gray shades.

clock April 27, 2014Laure Guilbault

Jewelry

Costume Consumers: By the Numbers

Costume jewelry sales are rising, with year-over-year sales growing in the lower-priced market.

clock April 28, 2014WWD Staff

Business Features

Economy Maintaining a Balancing Act

Hope springs eternal in the world of consumer economics — but it’s a tempered kind of optimism that’s taken hold in the U.S. this year.

clock April 28, 2014Evan Clark

Intimates and Activewear

Game On: Activewear Heats Up

Competition to dress the active set is heating up with established players fending off quick-growing challengers.

clock April 28, 2014Karyn Monget and Kim Friday

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Chinese Embrace Local Web Sites

Chinese consumers spend almost no time on the official e-commerce sites of brands, instead seeking product information on social media platforms.

clock April 28, 2014Lara Farrar

Designer and Luxury

Philipp Plein Opening in Manhattan

The designer’s first New York store is a 2,000-square-foot flagship at 625 Madison Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets.

clock April 28, 2014Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Sarah Jessica Parker to Be Given CLIO Award

The actress will be the first to receive an Honorary Image Award, which will be presented to her on May 7 in New York.

clock April 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Cate Blanchett Attends Giorgio Armani Press Preview

The recent Oscar winner is the ambassador of the house’s new women’s fragrance, Si.

clock April 28, 2014Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Links With Chelsea Flower Show

The brand plans to take part in the annual show for the first time with a garden inspired by its traditional Flora motif.

clock April 28, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Christian Dior Signs Lease for New San Francisco Unit

The brand is set to take over three floors of retail space on the prestigious corner of Post Street and Grant Avenue.

clock April 28, 2014Diane Dorrans Saeks

Fashion Scoops

Kris Van Assche Swings Through New York

The Dior Homme creative director was in town to present the label’s “autumn” collection.

clock April 28, 2014Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Gap Inc. Partners With Frieze Art Fair

The New York fair comes first, from May 9 to 12 on Randall’s Island, and will feature Gap White Space.

clock April 28, 2014Jessica Iredale

Denim

VF: Denim Comeback Seen in Second Half

After several years of struggles and a weak first quarter, the company believes its jeans business will return to growth this year.

clock April 28, 2014Arnold J. Karr

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

clock 19hArthur Friedman

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