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
Industry Tells NY’s New Mayor What It Wants
NEW YORK -- When Rudolph W. Giuliani, New York's new mayor, cited the fashion industry in his inaugural address last week as one part of the city's "heart and soul" that needed attention, he sounded a resonant chord on SA.
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