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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.

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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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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

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The Economy Bites Into Gucci?s Profits, But Turnaround Seen

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It’s a Breeze

NEW YORK — If it floats, then it’s right for warm weather. So it isn’t surprising that one of the hot numbers for early spring is a breezy little dress. At Calvin Klein, for example, the look is ultra-feminine, with details such as…

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Fashion Features

The Economy Bites Into Gucci’s Profits, But Turnaround Seen

MILAN — A better performance from Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t enough to help Gucci Group NV stave off a larger-than-expected drop in first-quarter profits — although the company still predicts a big turnaround in the second half. With…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

CALMING CUSTOMS CONCERNS: Bush administration officials on Wednesday sought to assure importers that the war on terrorism won’t put a crimp in U.S. Customs processing imports. Companies, including textile and apparel importers, are concerned…

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Fashion Features

Boitano Role Grows To Include Home

NEW YORK — Joseph Boitano, Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises’ senior vice president and general merchandise manager for couture and designer ready-to-wear, has been given additional responsibilities running the company’s emerging home…

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Fashion Features

DKI Loses Decision In Back-Pay Lawsuit

NEW YORK — A district court judge has struck down Donna Karan International’s request to learn the immigration status of workers at a Manhattan contractor who claim they are owed back pay.

The decision handed down last week was part…

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Fashion Features

Strong Sales Boost H&M Net

PARIS — More price-cutting in the back office and less on the sales floor helped Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz post first-half profits that handily beat last year’s performance as well as analysts’ forecasts.

In…

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Fashion Features

Old Navy Sets Strategy

LOS ANGELES — Although comparable-store sales are down (4 percent in May and 27 percent in April), Jenny Ming said Old Navy has seen an improvement in traffic and margins over last year, and to stay on the right track, she outlined changes to be…

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People

Empress Kylie

Caesar may have given the Romans their first circus but Tuesday night Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana whipped up a pop-fueled spectacle of their own, entertaining Milan’s fashion set with a modern-day bacchanalia in honor of Kylie Minogue….

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People

EYE SCOOP

A MOVEABLE FEAST: The crème de la crème in Paris gathered to discuss one kind of ball — a charity ball in Deauville in late August — but what got them really whipped up was that other kind of ball: the one getting kicked around…

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People

Guns n’ Prose

NEW YORK — Earnest Jackie Collins fans — and those who couldn’t resist the idea of Barneys’ Simon Doonan interviewing the diva — gathered at the 92nd Street Y on Monday night for a little entertainment of the literary…

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People

Rapper’s Delight

Listen up designers, it’s payback time. In case you haven’t caught Foxy Brown’s new song, “Stylin’,” on HOT 97 yet, the rapper gives a big shout out to a few of her favorite designers: Marc Jacobs, Frankie B. and Burberry….

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Fashion Features

Building on What’s Necessary

NEW YORK — Since starting out 21 years ago with a little money and a passion for creativity, Ady Gluck-Frankel has been churning out those Necessary Objects.

Gluck-Frankel is finally ready to expand into licensing and advertising. The…

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Fashion Features

VF Looks Abroad

With an eye toward increasing its presence in Europe and Asia, VF Corp. has set a 5 percent growth target in its foreign jeans sales this year.

Terry Lay, chairman of the Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s International Coalition, said the…

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Fashion Features

Sticking to Fundamentals

Pepe Jeans London recently unveiled its fall print ad campaign, which takes the simple tack of showing models in jeans and nothing else. The ads, which will break in August magazines, were developed by Steven Baillie, creative director of the New…

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Fashion Features

Polo’s New Basics

Polo Jeans Co. is adding two new jeans styles to its mix, calling each a “new fashion basic.”

The first style is the Kelly, a women’s low-rise boot-cut jeans that are slim at the knee and thigh. The rise is one inch lower than the other…

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Fashion Features

Faded Glory Turns 30

Faded Glory is celebrating its 30th anniversary this fall by launching a 1972-inspired denim collection.

The New York-based brand, which today is sold only at Wal-Mart, opened for business that year as a men’s and women’s jeans…

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Fashion Features

Calvin’s Paris Flagship Heralds Lifestyle Plan

PARIS — With salad bowls sharing shelf space with handbags and folded sweaters, Calvin Klein’s massive new flagship here makes a major statement about the brand lifestyle — and the company’s ambitions in…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: From H&M to EB? … A Bigger Drop

FROM H&M TO EB?: Fabian Mansson, former chief executive officer of Hennes & Mauritz, has emerged as the lead candidate to head up Eddie Bauer, sources said Wednesday. He would succeed Richard T. Fersch, who retired from the Seattle-based retail and…

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