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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

Lampert Says Sears Must Trim Apparel

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Overview

Edward Lampert wants Sears Holdings Corp.’s apparel business to be sleeker, speedier and more stylish. And he wants to make it all happen within a smaller footprint.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Adidas Net Slumps 34% in Q1

The company is banking on the 2014 FIFA World Cup to boost its slumping sales, following what analysts described as “disappointing” first-quarter results.

clock May 6, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Technology

Invista Launches Bio-Derived Lycra

The introduction represents a major development for one of the company’s core products and a larger commitment to sustainability.

clock May 6, 2014Arthur Friedman

Fashion Features

Joe Fresh Fall 2014

Focused on outerwear and new proportions, the brand looked to the great Canadian outdoors with a winter adventure vibe.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 80th Annual Fashion Show

The reciprocal relationship between fashion and art was explored on Friday at the school’s fashion show.

clock May 6, 2014Kristin Larson

Financial

Sheri McCoy Pushing Ahead at Avon

The ceo is still in the middle innings of her turnaround at the direct merchant.

clock May 6, 2014Evan Clark

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Alibaba Files for U.S. IPO

The Chinese Web giant officially submitted paperwork for what’s expected to be a blockbuster initial public offering on Wall Street this year.

clock May 6, 2014Evan Clark

Parties

Blow-Out After the Met

Following the Costume Institute’s gala the fashion crowd headed to the Boom Boom Room and Up & Down.

clock May 6, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Taylor Harris and Erik Maza

Beauty Features

Clio Image Awards: The Grand Winners

A preview of tonight’s Clio Image Awards, which will bestow its first Honorary Award to Sarah Jessica Parker.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Skin: Getting Dressed to Feel Naked

The loungewear brand is growing its presence as a trendsetter in both the innerwear and ready-to-wear realms.

clock May 7, 2014Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise Line in Monaco

Nicolas Ghesquière will parade his first cruise collection at the foot of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco on May 17.

clock May 7, 2014Miles Socha

Executive Changes

Paul Buckter Takes Post at Brioni

The Italian brand has named Buckter chief executive officer of North American operations.

clock May 7, 2014Luisa Zargani

Clothing/Furnishings

Filson Adds Urban Edge for NYC Store

Best known for its hunting and outdoors apparel, the brand has set up shop on Great Jones Street in the NoHo section of Manhattan.

clock May 7, 2014David Yi

Department Stores

Edward Lampert Says Sears Must Trim Apparel

Sears ceo wants the retailer’s apparel business to be sleeker, speedier and more stylish. And he wants to make it all happen within a smaller footprint.

clock May 7, 2014Ed Finkel

Designer and Luxury

François-Henri Pinault on Sustainability

Kering’s chairman and chief executive officer has set ambitious goals, and on Tuesday also put them front-and-center at the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

clock May 7, 2014Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

People

Mickey Drexler Discusses J. Crew Mercantile

J. Crew Group’s chairman and ceo on Tuesday discussed for the first time where the company is at with the newly trademarked name.

clock May 7, 2014David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff Talks Phillips Honor, Made in USA

The designer will stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Edward Hopper and Willem de Kooning when he is honored by The Phillips Collection.

clock May 7, 2014Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Shake Up Begins at Self Magazine

New editor in chief Joyce Chang hasn’t wasted any time shuffling her staff at the Condé Nast title.

clock May 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Estée Lauder, Bumble and bumble Link Up for Instagram Initiative

The brands, which are both owned by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., plan to spend a week creating hair and beauty content that will appear on both brands’ accounts.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Retail/Business

Uniqlo Maps Out U.S. Openings

The Japanese fast-fashion company is moving into markets north and south of the New York metropolitan area, as well as Boston and Philadelphia.

clock May 7, 2014Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Post

The singer posted a black-and-white selfie of her torso with the word “CENSORED” plastered across her breasts.

clock May 7, 2014Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Eres Names The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil Brand Ambassador

It’s a first for both the swimwear brand and the founder of The Webster Miami, who share a mutual admiration.

clock May 7, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Launching Daisy Dream Scent

Due out in July, the designer has tapped longtime friend Sofia Coppola to create an ethereal TV ad for the latest Daisy incarnation.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Leila Heller Hosts Dinner at New Gallery Space

More than 250 of her nearest and dearest were on hand to break bread in the sixth-floor, 18,000-square-foot venue on West 57th Street.

clock May 7, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Parfums Givenchy Taps Alicia Keys

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will begin appearing in advertising for a yet-to-be-revealed fragrance in September.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

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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