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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 19hAmanda 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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A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

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Ath-leisure Trend Ensures Growth Opportunities for Activewear Inventory

Ath-leisure has propelled activewear as a top performer for revenue increases.

clock November 2, 2016Elizabeth Doupnik

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Some of China’s Richest People Live in Cities You’ve Never Heard of

A new report identified high-income clusters in some surprising, under-the-radar-places.

clock November 2, 2016Tiffany Ap


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Amazon, TJX Cos. Among Top-Rated Store Credit Cards

WalletHub said retailers will increase efforts to sign on users this holiday shopping season.

clock November 1, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook

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Facebook’s Ad Revenue Seen Jumping to $26B This Year

By 2017, eMarketer sees the Facebook’s ad revenue topping $33 billion.

clock October 31, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Wal-Mart is looking to improve its online business.

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Service Providers Praise Wal-Mart’s Holiday Marketplace Move

Solution providers see the move as a logical one that will also shake up the retail market.

clock October 28, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2017

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First Insight Tested Consumers Gave White, Floral Patterns a Thumbs-up

The analysis of runway looks involved testing 227 styles that resulted in more than 2,600 responses.

clock October 28, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Louis Vuitton Resort 2017

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Investors Turning Bullish on Luxury Sector, RBC Says

“Sequential improvements” in Asia-Pacific are among encouraging signs as companies report third-quarter revenues.

clock October 28, 2016Miles Socha

Holiday price wars

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Survey: Holiday Season Shoppers Are More Upbeat — and Spending Sooner, Too

Synchrony released its annual holiday shopping consumer survey.

clock October 27, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

1Denim store at Americana at Brand

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Leggings Outpacing Denim Online, Nordstrom and Amazon Dominate Market

The legwear succeeded in achieving higher volume of sales annually.

clock October 27, 2016Elizabeth Doupnik

Greg Petro

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Consumer Testing Metadata Reveals Impact of Apparel Markdowns

Greg Petro, chief executive officer of First Insight Inc., shares results of a pricing study.

clock October 26, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Apparel Market Shopping

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Pricing Report Shows the Negative Impact of Apparel Markdowns

An analysis of three-year’s worth of data showed the impact of marking down apparel.

clock October 26, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Assembly Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue

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Home Is Where the Niche Is

Selling across categories can be easy — as long as you understand the customer.

clock October 25, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Holiday Windows at Selfridges.

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Chinese Rapidly Losing Appetite for Shopping Abroad

Chinese global spending fell for the seventh consecutive month in September.

clock October 25, 2016Samantha Conti

Sung-Joo Kim

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MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim on the Changing Face of Luxury

The founder, chairperson and chief visionary officer of Sungjoo Group and MCM Holding AG sees the future of luxury — from design to customer base — moving more and more to the East.

clock October 24, 2016Casey Hall



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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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