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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

Neiman’s IPO Likely, Question Is When?

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Overview

Neiman Marcus Inc. appears headed for an initial public offering, with owners TPG Capital, formerly called Texas Pacific Group, and Warburg Pincus itchier than ever to cash in on their investment.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Executive Changes

LVMH Appoints New Tag Heuer CEO

Stéphane Linder will succeed Jean-Christophe Babin at the helm of the luxury watch brand on June 1.

clock May 6, 2013Joelle Diderich

Executive Changes

Barington’s James Mitarotonda Nominated to Jones Group Board

He stands for election at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on June 14.

clock May 6, 2013Lisa Lockwood and Vicki M. Young

Textiles

More Firms Say Yes to GOTS Cotton

Strong growth seen on facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard in 2012.

clock May 6, 2013Arthur Friedman

Parties

Ferragamo Hosts Cocktail Party for Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills

The performing arts center will open in October.

clock May 6, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

In Search of Young Talent in Hyères

This year, companies descended in droves on the Mediterranean city, with many firms putting talent sourcing at the center of their strategies.

clock May 6, 2013Laure Guilbault

Parties

Race to Erase MS Gala Honors the Osbournes

Elton John performed a one-hour set in support of friends Jack Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne.

clock May 6, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Fashion

Model Call: Ali Lohan

Now 19, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and an aspiring model, Ali insists she’s just like any other girl her age — despite growing up Lohan.

clock May 7, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Government and Trade

Slow Signs of Reform in Bangladesh

As the death toll topped 650, the calls for action continued.

clock May 6, 2013Mayu Saini and Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Retail/Business

VF’s Sourcing Gets Even More Global

The company is banking on deeper diversification into other Asian countries and the Western Hemisphere.

clock May 7, 2013Kristi Ellis

Eyewear

Carrera Hosts Retrospective in New York

The exhibit at 5 Beekman in the Financial District kicks off a major push for the Italian eyewear brand in the U.S.

clock May 7, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

Eyes on Talents Site Launches

The online platform is by invitation for designers and by subscription for brands.

clock May 7, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

The Sun Scours for Scandal in London

Over the weekend, the newspaper published paparazzo photos of model Cara Delevingne.

clock May 7, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Anarchy at The Met: ‘Punk’ Makes Its Debut

Celebrities, models and designers got into the rebel spirit on Monday evening for the annual Costume Institute gala.

clock May 6, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Matthew Lynch and Taylor Harris

Memo Pad

Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to Premiere at Cannes

Jessica Chastain is presenting the movie, which will be followed by a reception with some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most precious jewels on display.

clock May 7, 2013Cynthia Martens

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Thinks Big for Fifth Avenue Store

With the Qatari royal family’s deep pockets behind it, the brand is planning its largest flagship yet: 20,000 square feet in the old Takashimaya Building.

clock May 7, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Business

Timing May Be Right for Neiman Marcus IPO

Retailer appears headed for an initial public offering, with owners TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus itchier than ever to cash in on their investment.

clock May 7, 2013David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Financial

Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill

The legislation, known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” seeks to close what many advocates say is a sales tax loophole benefiting online sellers such as eBay.

clock May 7, 2013Kristi Ellis

Financial

Vornado Books $98.8M Penney’s Loss

Firm logged a first-quarter loss on its star-crossed investment in the department store chain.

clock May 7, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Taps Laura Lendrum to Run U.S. Stores

As president of its U.S. stores division, she will oversee overall strategic direction, management and execution of the domestic Ralph Lauren retail business.

clock May 7, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Moncler, White Mountaineering Team Up for Men’s Capsule Line

Dubbed Moncler W, the capsule will make its debut May 24 at Tokyo’s National Olympic Stadium.

clock May 7, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Guess Distinguished Visiting Professors Discuss Experience at NYU

Christine Beauchamp and Tracy Gardner agreed: Their stints, in the fall and spring semesters, respectively, were among the most demanding of their lives.

clock May 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Accessories Council to Honor LF USA’s Robin Marino

Robin Marino, group president of LF USA’s fashion accessories and home division, told WWD she has always thought of herself as a “behind-the-scenes” girl.

clock May 7, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Solstiss Produces Lace for ‘The Great Gatsby’

Catherine Martin called on the French lace specialist to create the embellished and plain lace.

clock May 7, 2013Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Limoland Entering Swimwear

Founder Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi has signed an exclusive with Barneys New York for its men’s swimwear as well as a capsule collection of women’s bikinis.

clock May 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

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

clock 18hArthur Friedman

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