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
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High fashion hit new lows in 2004, with stalwarts Emanuel Ungaro, Versace and Hanae Mori all bidding farewell to the couture runway. Despite their shrinking brethren, Christian Dior and Chanel vowed to soldier on, insisting couture is too vital for...
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