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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

Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Fitbit Alta

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fitbit Acquires Pebble Software, Employees

The fitness tracker-maker did not acquire Pebble’s smartwatches, and Pebble will shut down operations.

clock December 7, 2016Maghan McDowell

Burberry flagship store in Regent Street

Mergers and Acquisitions

Burberry, Coach Shares Up on Rumored Takeover Talks

Burberry has been the subject of takeover speculation for the past six months.

clock December 5, 2016Samantha Conti

Pebble smartwatch

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fitbit Seen Acquiring Pebble, Investors Yawn

One of the first popular smartwatches, Pebble set records in 2012 as the most successful Kickstarter campaign in history.

clock December 1, 2016Maghan McDowell


Mergers and Acquisitions

G-III Completes Acquisition of Donna Karan International

The $650 million deal was funded through a combination of cash, common stock and a junior lien seller note.

clock December 1, 2016Vicki M. Young

Woolrich John Rich & Bros Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

Mergers and Acquisitions

Woolrich Inc. Merges With Woolrich Europe

The majority shareholder of the new entity, Woolrich International, will be WP Lavori in Corso, while the Rich family maintains a minority stake.

clock November 29, 2016Alessandra Turra

The Limited's Coveted Closet collection.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Limited Said Considering a Liquidation

A buyer has yet to emerge in the retailer’s sale process, sources said, adding the chain may liquidate after the holidays.

clock November 21, 2016Allison Collins

Jenna Dewan Tatum behind the scenes at Danskin's fall 2016 ad campaign shoot in Los Angeles.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Iconix Brand Group Still on Hunt for Brands

The company held its Investor Day for Wall Street analysts, and executives spoke about initiatives going forward and acquisition plans.

clock November 15, 2016Vicki M. Young

Pierpaolo and Marco Palmieri

Mergers and Acquisitions

Piquadro Acquires Italian Accessories Label The Bridge

Piquadro acquired 80 percent of the brand for a sum of $3.46 million.

clock November 10, 2016Alessandra Turra

Mergers and Acquisitions

Rick Platt Has Joined Marvin Traub Associates

Traub Associates said the appointment underscores the key role licensing has in growing a brand’s business.

clock November 3, 2016Vicki M. Young

Body Glove women's rashguard

Mergers and Acquisitions

Body Glove Acquired by Marquee Brands

Started in 1953 by twins Bob and Bill Meistrell, the California surf brand joins Bruno Magli and Ben Sherman in Marquee’s stable of brands.

clock November 2, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

B Michael

Mergers and Acquisitions

B Michael America Secures Private Growth Capital Investment

Marvin Traub Associates is helping with expansion plans.

clock October 27, 2016Vicki M. Young

Paula Cademartori

Mergers and Acquisitions

OTB Buys Paula Cademartori Brand

The Italian-Brazilian designer is known for her colorful collections of bags, shoes and accessories that are made in Italy.

clock October 26, 2016Luisa Zargani

A visual of Le Slip Français.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced Capital Partners Takes a 36.5% Stake in Le Slip Français

The investment firm sees strong potential for the French underwear label in the affordable luxury segment.

clock October 26, 2016Laure Guilbault

Mergers and Acquisitions

Permira Buys German Omnichannel Off-price Retailer Schustermann & Borenstein

Permira’s first consumer tech investment in Germany revolves around the invitation-only shopping club

clock October 25, 2016Melissa Drier

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


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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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