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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 16hVicki 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 18hRosemary 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 11hEvan Clark

Arden Hires Banker to Explore Options

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Overview

The beauty company hired Goldman, Sachs & Co. to help its board in “exploring potential strategic alternatives.”SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Salvatore Ferragamo to Aid Uffizi Museum Revamp

The fashion brand has pledged to donate 600,000 euros to the Florence museum.

clock May 12, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Fetes Balenciaga Tokyo Flagship

The two-level store, located in the stylish Aoyama area, opened last month and will share a building with a yet-to-be-opened Alexander McQueen store.

clock May 12, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Executive Changes

Cathy Marie Robinson to Head Global Operations at Michael Kors

Succeeds Britton Russell, who will leave the firm on June 13.

clock May 12, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

RISD Senior Thesis Standouts

Here, highlights from the senior collections at the Rhode Island School of Design.

clock May 12, 2014WWD Staff

Business

Brunello Cucinelli Profits Rise 8.7%

In the January-to-March period, net revenues at the brand jumped 12.2 percent.

clock May 12, 2014Gordon Sorlini

Government and Trade

FTC Ruling Favors Fur, Retail Industry

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule in its review of the Fur Products Name Guide, handing a victory to the fur and retail industry.

clock May 12, 2014Kristi Ellis

Financial

Elizabeth Arden Hires Goldman Sachs

The beauty company is “exploring potential strategic alternatives.”

clock May 12, 2014Evan Clark and Molly Prior and Vicki M. Young

Parties

Born Free Africa Hosts Mother’s Day Carnival in New York

The charity, which aims to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions by 2015, was marking its partnership with Shopbop.com.

clock May 12, 2014Taylor Harris

Financial

American Apparel Cuts Loss in Q1

Operating expenses down 4.6 percent as revenues retreat 0.7 percent.

clock May 12, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Donates to London Cancer Hospital

The designer has made a multimillion-dollar donation to Royal Marsden Hospital, the biggest and most comprehensive cancer center in Europe.

clock May 13, 2014Samantha Conti

Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Furs Gone Wild

There’s nothing subtle about the latest fur coats as designers take a bolder-is-better approach with graphic patterns and vivid colors.

clock May 13, 2014WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Retailers Seek Immediates, Fall Fill-Ins at Intermezzo Show in N.Y.

While traffic got off to a slow start, retailers were busy writing orders.

clock May 13, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Digital

Instagram Favorite ‘Porn for Women’ Launching Web Site

Thepfw.com will be populated entirely with original content, from editorials to musings on women in business, fashion and, of course, men.

clock May 13, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Fashion

AmfAR Cannes Gala Goes Red

The May 22 benefit will stage a red-themed fashion show of gowns created for the occasion.

clock May 13, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Shinola Opens In-house Leather Factory

The factory will launch with a team of around 50 trained leather makers and will be led by Paloma Vega-Perez, formerly of Louis Vuitton.

clock May 13, 2014David Yi

Fashion Scoops

Harlan Kent Named C. Wonder’s New CEO

The 13-year veteran of Yankee Candle began at C. Wonder this month.

clock May 13, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Stéphanie Coudert and Fred Sathal Return to Couture Calendar

The Chambre Syndicale elected the labels guest members of the couture calendar at a meeting of its supervisory board on May 6.

clock May 13, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Zegna Sport Incorporated Into Z Zegna

The new Z Zegna lines will be designed by a creative team headed by former Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge and Murray Scallon.

clock May 13, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Woodley & Bunny Shutters Brooklyn Location

In April, the indie beauty boutique and salon closed a Los Angeles outpost due to its lease ending.

clock May 13, 2014Jayme Cyk

Fashion Scoops

Elie Tahari Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the ceremony was followed by a dinner in the Great Hall on Ellis Island.

clock May 13, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Giorgio Armani and Graydon Carter Hosting Event in Cannes

Vanity Fair is returning to the festival after sitting out last year’s edition, which coincided with the launch of the French edition of the title.

clock May 13, 2014Laure Guilbault

Memo Pad

MIT Technology Review Italy Honors Italia Independent

The group’s ceo and cofounder Andrea Tessitore received an award from the president of the magazine’s scientific committee, politician Romano Prodi, on Sunday.

clock May 13, 2014Cynthia Martens

Essentialist

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Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger is making progress on its Sustainable Evolution strategy.

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

clock 23hArthur Friedman

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