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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

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Laura Geller Honored by CEW Cancer and Careers

The makeup artist and Laura Geller Beauty founder was honored at the annual Beauty of Giving luncheon, which raised a total of $732,000.

clock December 9, 2016Ellen Thomas


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The Best Beauty Ad Campaigns of 2016

Shea Moisture and Kenzo World get kudos for their inspirational and artistic ad campaigns.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

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Ulta Beauty to Open First Manhattan Store

The retailer is moving into a neighborhood that also hosts Sephora and Bluemercury.

clock December 9, 2016Allison Collins


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The Most Innovative Digital and Social Media Beauty Brands of 2016

These three brands take top prizes for innovative messaging on all social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

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Avon Sees Transformation Brewing in Brazil

The direct-selling company predicts its revenues will rise dramatically, driven by hot products, like Batom Ultramatte lipstick.

clock December 9, 2016Ivan Castano

Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Acne Mask was the first to combine blue and red visible light. 


The Best New Skincare and Makeup Product Launches of 2016

Neutrogena and Pat McGrath Labs get gongs for bringing light therapy and runway-ready makeup to the masses.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

From palettes to provocative lip colors, Urban Decay’s slate of launches resonated.


The Best Beauty Brands of 2016

Urban Decay and Garnier score major points with brand building buzz and tapping hot trends like micellar cleansing water and superfoods.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

Fairweather Faces works with all skin tones.

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Makeup Artist Uses Color-Coded Tool to Duplicate Celeb Looks

Paint by numbers approach helps women of all complexions get makeup right.

clock December 9, 2016Faye Brookman


Infusium Looks to Pump Up Salon-Inspired Hair-Care Business

Listening to consumers resulted in lean lineup aimed at busy lifestyles.

clock December 9, 2016Faye Brookman

Kylie Cosmetics blossomed into a broad line, with sales driven by Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat postings.

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Kylie Cosmetics Named The Best Indie Beauty Brand of 2016

Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics — responsible for creating the Lip Kits phenomenon — takes the prize for best indie brand of the year.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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