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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

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.

clock 17hAmanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 24hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Strength in U.S. Buoys Business at Italian Firms

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Overview

Soaring business in the U.S. helped the Italian men’s wear industry weather a stagnant local economy and a slowdown in Asia in 2013, and executives are generally hopeful about prospects for 2014. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ladurée tea salon in Florence, Italy.

Lifestyle

La Dolce Vita at Pitti Uomo

A guide to Florence’s newest treats for visitors, from museums to macarons.

clock January 2, 2014CLAUDIA BARONELLI

A look from the Malo fall 2014 collection.

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch: Fresh in Florence

An octet of new or revived labels to bookmark at Pitti Uomo.

clock January 2, 2014WWD Staff

A fall look from Diesel Black Gold.

Designer and Luxury

Diesel Black Gold Gets Ready to Rock

Andreas Melbostad will unveil his first men’s wear collection for the label as guest designer at Pitti Uomo on Wednesday.

clock January 2, 2014Luisa Zargani

A sport coat from Boglioli.

Retail

Italian Brands Forecast Growth in 2014

Soaring business in the U.S. helped the Italian men’s wear industry weather a stagnant local economy and a slowdown in Asia in 2013.

clock January 2, 2014Luisa Zargani

A rendering of the Prada store in Florence.

Designer and Luxury

Prada Opens New Store in Florence

The store carries all of the brand’s key collections, along with women’s and men’s ready-to-wear.

clock January 2, 2014Alessandra Turra

Henrik Lundqvist

Textiles

Bread & Boxers Teams With Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist, the goalie for the NHL’s New York Rangers, has entered into a partnership with Swedish men’s underwear and bodywear brand Bread & Boxers.

clock January 2, 2014Karyn Monget

Essentialist

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

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