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.
The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.
December 8, 2016
• Nyima Pratten
EU DELAYS SANCTIONS: The European Union stepped back from the brink of a trade war with the U.S. on Friday by delaying a decision to impose sanctions on more than $300 million in U.S. goods, including apparel. The EU’s 15 ambassadors voted...
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