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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 13hRosemary 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 6hEvan Clark

Kors Shares Leap on Strong Profits

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Overview

Sixteen billion dollars. That is now the market capitalization of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. after its shares surged in trading on Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Footwear

Havaianas Opening Store in Miami

The São Paulo-based footwear brand will open a retail location in the heart of South Beach this November.

clock October 28, 2013Kristi Garced

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Holiday Selling Gets an Early Start

Retailers and e-tailers are finding ways to grab holiday market share sooner rather than later.

clock November 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Cosabella Launches Line With BeachMint

The Italian lingerie brand has partnered with e-commerce site on a new line of lingerie, sleepwear, activewear and swimwear called IntiMint by Cosabella.

clock November 6, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Viva Italia at La Fondazione NY Gala

New York City’s outgoing mayor, Michael Bloomberg, buzzed by the event Monday night, where he spoke with WWD about about returning to private life.

clock November 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

New Jersey Mall Stays Closed After Shooting

The Monday night incident at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., left the lone gunman dead of a self-inflicted wound.

clock November 5, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Charlotte Neuville Signs Book Deal

The designer, known as “The Fashion Chef,” says her yet untitled book is due out in spring 2015.

clock November 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Executive Changes

Mr Porter’s Jeremy Langmead Headed to Christie’s

The Mr Porter editor-in-chief will join the auction house next year as chief content officer.

clock November 5, 2013Julia Neel

People

Luca Guadagnino: Aiming for a Blissful State

The Italian filmmaker is working on a slew of projects ranging from fashion-related films to event organizing.

clock November 6, 2013Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

John Richmond Opens New York Flagship

The company has set in motion an expansion plan in the U.S. for its younger lines: the Richmond X contemporary brand and the Richmond Denim line.

clock November 6, 2013Alessandra Turra

Mergers and Acquisitions

ITE Moda Takes Stake in Hub Trade Show

British exhibitions producer has option to increase ownership.

clock November 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Max Mara Steadfast in Growth Plan

Chairman Luigi Maramotti discusses the present and future of his company while in Tokyo on Tuesday where the brand staged a runway show.

clock November 5, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. to Shutter Gilly Hicks

The company reported total sales for the third quarter declined 11.7 percent as comparable sales overall fell 14 percent.

clock November 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Kors a $16B Firm; European and Men’s Each $1B Opportunity

Shares surged 5.8 percent Tuesday to $79.13 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange following a second-quarter earnings report that had investors cheering.

clock November 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Parties

ACE Awards Honor Accessories Style

The Accessories Council held its 17th annual ACE Awards Monday night.

clock November 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Media Features

Vogue China Marks 100th Issue

The December issue, which hits China’s newsstands on Nov. 11, features 153 pages of beauty and trends shot exclusively for the title by Mario Testino.

clock November 5, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Executive Changes

Robert T. Wallstrom Tapped as Vera Bradley CEO

The former Saks executive’s appointment is effective Nov. 11.

clock November 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Intimates and Activewear

Yummie by Heather Thomson Shapes Up

A lot is going on at the brand — a new president, a new patent and a new lawsuit.

clock November 6, 2013Karyn Monget

People

Ebony Hosts ‘Power 100’ Gala

The dinner, held at Lincoln Center, celebrated black frontrunners from across the worlds of entertainment, sports, business and philanthropy.

clock November 5, 2013David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Richemont Said Shopping Chloé

Move comes as part of the ongoing review of the group’s soft luxury portfolio.

clock November 6, 2013Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

A New Force: U.S. Fashion Industry Assoc.

The U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel is undergoing a makeover, trading in its 25-year-old brand for a new image.

clock November 6, 2013Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Trademark: Another Fashionable Branch in the Burch Family Tree

Inspired by American classics, the line is Pookie and Louisa Burch’s debut fashion venture — but it’s hardly their first exposure to the industry.

clock November 6, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

IMG Models Signs Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley-Cook

The mother-daughter team have signed on for exclusive global representation in modeling, marketing and commercial endorsements.

clock November 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Sir Paul Smith Named Woolmark Global Brand Ambassador

The designer will collaborate on two media campaigns for the organization, as well as work with Australian merino wool in two upcoming men’s collections.

clock November 6, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Ariana Rockefeller Pop-Up Shop Opens in NYC

Her 98-year-old grandfather, David Rockefeller, and her mother, Diana Rockefeller, were in attendance Tuesday evening.

clock November 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Schiaparelli to Show at Upcoming Paris Couture Week

On Tuesday, the Chambre Syndicale elected Schiaparelli as a new guest member, along with Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo.

clock November 6, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

New York’s El Museo del Barrio Hosts Dia de los Muertos Benefit

The event, which featured a performance by Latin-fusion singer Xenia Rubinos, raised $55,000 to support the museum’s Hispanic arts education programs.

clock November 6, 2013Belisa Silva

Essentialist

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

clock 17hArthur Friedman

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