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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 7hAmanda 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 14hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 22hNyima Pratten

Technology

Google Winter Wonderland

Technology

Google Courts Holiday Shoppers With Virtual Reality Project

Google created a virtual reality experience featuring 17 New York retailer holiday windows.

clock December 7, 2016Maghan McDowell

José Neves, founder and chief executive officer of Farfetch.

Technology

Farfetch Takes to the Stage With Retail Innovation Event in London

The April event will be by-invitation-only for brands, retailers and fashion industry leaders.

clock December 7, 2016Samantha Conti

The U.S. Supreme Court.

Technology

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Samsung, Seen as Setback for Fashion Design

Fashion designers could see erosion in the limited amount of design patent protection they currently have.

clock December 6, 2016Kristi Ellis

Mobile Shopping

Technology

In ‘Predictions’ Report, Analyst Calls for Retail Transformations

Leslie Hand, vice president at IDC Retail Insights, offers an outlook through 2019.

clock December 2, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Operator connects consumers with personal shoppers via messages.

Technology

Operator Brings ‘Uber-ized’ Personal Shoppers to Fashion

The buzzy tech company is tapping into the gig economy to connect shoppers with merchants.

clock December 1, 2016Evan Clark

Apparel Market Shopping

Technology

Etam Inks Deal With First Insight on Consumer Engagement Solutions

The deal — for an undisclosed amount — follows similar transactions with the Camuto Group, Helzberg Diamonds and David’s Bridal.

clock November 30, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Katie Perry's lit up the red carpet in a CuteCircuit gown at the 2010 Met Gala

Technology

Digital Firms Court French Luxury at Paris Summit

Tech innovations such as shoppable video were touted among tactics to spark growth amid China slowdown.

clock November 30, 2016Robert Williams

Local search approaches can boost conversions.

Technology

How Data Strategies and Local Search Can Boost Retail Sales

Mohannad El-Barachi, cofounder and chief executive officer of tech firm SweetIQ, explains.

clock November 29, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Snapchat-parent Snap Inc. is looking to move on to the next stage with an IPO.

Technology

Is Snapchat the Next Facebook, or the Next Twitter?

Experts weigh in on what’s next for Snapchat, which could hit the public market with a $25 billion valuation.

clock November 28, 2016Evan Clark

Snapbot Spectacles

Technology

Snapchat Spectacles Fuel Augmented Reality Frenzy

As augmented and virtual reality become the new normal, eyewear has become the next wearables war on the rise — and Snapchat’s parent company is the latest to suit up for battle.

clock November 28, 2016Maghan McDowell

amazon black friday mobile

Technology

Mobile Gaining Share in Black Friday Cyber Rush

Going into the holiday shopping weekend, Amazon, Adobe and Wal-Mart are seeing big mobile gains.

clock November 25, 2016Maghan McDowell

Igloo delivery

Technology

Deliveroo for Clothes? Galeries Lafayette Tests App-based Start-up

The French department store giant is incubating start-ups with the potential to disrupt retail.

clock November 24, 2016Robert Williams

Glossier

Technology

E-mail Outpacing Social Media in E-commerce, Stoking Innovation

Start-up Rebelmail is bringing weblike interactivity to the inbox.

clock November 23, 2016Evan Clark

A look from Spyder.

Technology

Spyder Using Technology to Connect With Customers Through Social Media

Near Field Communications technology allows shoppers to use their phones to access videos about the U.S. Ski Team or products.

clock November 23, 2016Jean E. Palmieri

TechStyle Fashion group president of global production Jack McCue

Technology

TechStyle’s TechFirst Strategy Has It on Course to Hit $1B

The company’s data scientists are the backbone to its rapid-reaction operations.

clock November 21, 2016Kari Hamanaka

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