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Business

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 5hAmanda 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.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 19hNyima Pratten

The New Male Order

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Overview

Brand-building, social media, heritage, the changing role of trade shows and Made in USA were among the subjects touched upon by speakers at Fairchild Fashion Media’s annual Men’s Wear Summit.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Scott Sternberg

Media

Scott Sternberg Talks Brand Growth Via Social Media

Social media is a major component of Band of Outsiders — and imperative to its growth, he said.

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Brendan Mullane

Designer and Luxury

Brendan Mullane Delves Into Brioni’s Rich History

Since its beginning in 1945, the Italian brand has held fast to its tradition of breaking down barriers and focusing on luxury men’s wear.

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Michael Phillips Moskowitz

Retail

EBay’s Michael Phillips Moskowitz Discusses Shopping Behavior

The commerce platform wants consumers to check its site every day, even if they’re not interested in making a purchase.

clock April 3, 2014Vicki M. Young

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Retail

Claudio Del Vecchio’s Vision for Brooks Brothers

Within its long history, there has been some elasticity in the business model, thanks to Del Vecchio, who bought the company in 2001 from Marks & Spencer.

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Steve Russell

Retail

Prism Skylabs’ Steve Russell Discusses Retail Technology

According to Russell, technology that already exists in stores can generate data to ultimately boost the bottom line.

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Heath Carr

Textiles

Shinola CEO Heath Carr Talks Made in USA

The Detroit-based brand offers a range of watches, leather goods and bicycles, all with a heavy emphasis on quality and its American roots.

clock April 3, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Liz Rodbell

Retail

Liz Rodbell’s Men’s Wear Mission

The president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor discussed the company’s strategy to “transform our men’s business.”

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Joshua Schulman

Retail

Joshua Schulman on Bergdorf’s Men’s Wear Push

As men’s shopping habits evolve, the luxe retailer works hard to keep up.

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Sam Ben-Avraham, Tommy Fazio, Aaron Levant and Deirdre Maloney.

Retail

Men’s Wear Trade Shows Find Their Niche

By homing in on specific niches within the men’s wear industry, a variety of different trade shows can survive and prosper.

clock April 3, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Marcus Wainwright

Designer and Luxury

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright Reflect on 10 Years at Rag & Bone

The business partners talked about how two British friends launched an American sportswear brand, how men’s fashion has evolved, and more.

clock April 3, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Designer and Luxury

Public School Brings Streetwear Back

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne blend high and low sensibilities, merging a street point of view with high fashion.

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Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

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Social Studies