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
The Last Word: What’s Old is What’s Cool; Yesterday’s Jeans are Today’s Big Business
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It used to be that the only place to find a pair of "previously owned" -- used -- jeans was at the local Salvation Army, and that was only after digging through dusty bins or pawing through crowded racks.
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