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Business

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

Beauty

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

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

American Apparel

Financial

American Apparel Creditors Want Latest Bankruptcy Tossed

The second Chapter 11— seen as key to getting a sale of all or part of the business done — is being called into question by the group owed $2.5 million from the company’s first bankruptcy.

clock 24hKari Hamanaka

JD.com headquarters, Beijing, China.

Retail

Quality Data Can Improve a Brand’s Market Reach in China

90% of Chinese consumers buy apparel from a platform, such as JD.com, instead of from a brand’s own website.

clock 12hVicki M. Young

Grana

Retail

Grana Sets Sights on Activewear Launch, New York Pop-up

The digital brand and retailer is set to join the activewear fray as it plans its first temporary showroom Stateside.

clock 18hKari Hamanaka

The Superdry flagship in Berlin.

Business Features

Superdry Opens Largest Flagship Store in Berlin

British high-street company Superdry opens biggest flagship store worldwide in the heart of West Berlin.

clock 20hQuynh Tran

Human Resources

Launchmetrics Taps Jessica Michault

The seasoned fashion journalist will oversee the content strategy for the Fashion GPS Radar platform.

clock 20hKatya Foreman

MeUndies Holiday 2016

Retail

E-Tailer MeUndies to Enter New Stage of Growth in 2017

The digital intimates and loungewear brand has focused for the past year on building the right team and is now turning to next steps for the business.

clock 22hKari Hamanaka

Inside Connie Anne Phillips' holiday party.

Media

Connie Anne Phillip’s Private Holiday Party Gathers Condé Nast Past, Present and Future

Condé Nast VIPs, media and fashion execs partied at the Glamour publisher’s invite-only holiday party Thursday night.

clock 23hAlexandra Steigrad

Wonderland cover Kim Kardashian

Media

Wonderland Magazine Launches Pop-up in London’s St. James’s

The shop will stock ready-to-wear and accessories by designers such as Stussy, Sibling and Nicopanda.

clock 23hNatalie Theodosi

Ocean Cargo

Government and Trade

Retail Cargo Imports Up as Holiday Shopping Continues

Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.67 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in October.

clock 23hArthur Friedman

Mergers and Acquisitions

Swiss Trust Company Set to Buy Strenesse

Former Porsche Design chief executive officer Jürgen Gessler to become Strenesse ceo.

clock December 9, 2016Melissa Drier

Human Resources

French Fashion Federation Appoints New Legal Director

Frédéric Galinier, who joined the French fashion industry’s governing body in November, succeeds federation veteran Sylvie Zawadzki.

clock December 9, 2016Katya Foreman

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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