Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.
Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”
The Boston-based brand is expanding on several fronts.
Apple, Target, Nike, Sony and Coca-Cola took up the top five seats in the ranking based on the opinions of Millennial consumers.
The company’s next subscription box unveils a scarf collaboration with ModCloth, while personalization and FabFitFun’s in-house brands also become key focus points for growth.
Mobile phones have eclipsed desktops and laptops as the most popular devices used for online shopping in the country. Meanwhile, WeChat Pay and Alipay payments are the norm.
The luxury chain has long considered opening freestanding shoe shops.
Incoming president Mario Grauso will assume the chief merchant role.
The company said sales dropped in the oil belt region.