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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 December 9, 2016Amanda 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.

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Trade Talks Resuming Between U.S., Singapore

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Trade Talks Resuming Between U.S., Singapore

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade officials will head to Singapore today to continue what some say are contentious discussions on apparel and textile provisions in the ongoing U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

David Spooner, special…

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Fashion Features

Outlook Dim For Jacobson Exiting Ch. 11

nc.’s chances of emerging from bankruptcy intact appear to be deteriorating.

With the possibility that a sale may be an “unworkable option,” Jacobson’s is now pursuing a dual path in its bankruptcy proceedings that could lead to the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

PRADA STORE BOWS: Prada isn’t letting its IPO woes curtail its store openings. Italy’s third Prada Sport store bowed Saturday in the Sardinian resort of Porto Cervo. Located in the recently restructured Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the…

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Financial

CIT’s IPO Eagerly Awaited

NEW YORK — While it’s no surprise that the CIT Group desperately needs to complete its planned initial public offering, financial experts in the retail and apparel sector are hoping that the financial services firm would just hurry up and…

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Fashion Features

Donna’s Night Life

NEW YORK — Donna Karan’s fall Collection campaign is further proof that there really is no place like home.

After the last two seasons, when the campaigns traveled to Vietnam and Marrakech, the designer’s ads for fall return…

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Fashion Features

Walking Down a Larger Aisle

DALLAS — Neiman Marcus has turned up the volume on the Wedding March.

In a bid to woo more brides and charm them into becoming lifelong Neiman’s customers, the retailer is opening three new in-store bridal shops for a total of seven…

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Media

MM Magazine’s Ad Sales Rise 20%

NEW YORK — While magazines aren’t its primary business, MaxMara’s MM magazine has been able to manage what what many consumer books haven’t: a 20 percent rise in ad sales.

MM magazine, published since 1989, regularly…

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Fashion Features

The Luxury Hangover: Designers Struggling With Harsher Reality

PARIS — “There is no justice in this business — and no mercy.”That declaration by Karl Lagerfeld sums up the newly difficult market conditions for fashion designers today. After a luxury boom that ushered in a wave of young,…

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Fashion Features

Lingerie’s Private Label Lure

NEW YORK — Private label is becoming increasingly popular among major retailers as a way out of a sour economy and nonstop promotions.

While the concept appears to be straightforward — cut out the costs of the manufacturer,…

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Fashion Features

NOTEBOOK FROM PARIS

From a new Wolford collection designed by Vivienne Westwood to the debut of a Ventilo handbag and shoe firm, accessories are seeing plenty of action this season in Paris. Here, a look at some new collections and happenings around town.

ONE SYZ…

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Fashion Features

Officine Panerai’s New Movements

FLORENCE — Waiting a week or two for a pair of Prada’s latest sky-high pumps certainly doesn’t put off a die-hard fashionista, but a five-year waiting list for a watch was unexpected for the executives at Officine Panerai,…

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Fashion Features

Grimoldi’s Growth

NEW YORK — Italian watch brand Grimoldi recently celebrated its American debut with a party fitting the size and style of its timepieces: big and bold.

The launch event, held at Tourneau’s flagship here, drew an eclectic crowd of…

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Fashion Features

Paris Scene

Here are some points of interest as the couture season approaches, July 8-12.

SPEED CUISINE: Paris remains capital of the leisurely, three-course lunch. But leading restaurants have a new mantra: In and out in an hour. Alain Ducasse’s Spoon…

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Fashion Features

St. John Arrives at Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK — Success hasn’t made Marie Gray too confident, even if many of her designs exude the trait.

“There is always this fear of not having the latest in trends, but it’s more about not disappointing your customers,” said…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On the Ellen Tracy Trail … Lean Cuisine … Untimely Lang

ON THE ELLEN TRACY TRAIL: Rumblings that Ellen Tracy might be close to getting sold are getting louder. The company was almost sold six years ago to Bain & Co., with Financo brokering the deal, but owner Herb Gallen nixed the transaction late in the…

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People

Hot Bunch

Cassavetes and James Truman, made a pilgrimage uptown for the battle of the nudes at New York Academy of Art’s annual “Take Home a Nude” auction held at Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The art on the walls faced some stiff competition from the live…

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People

Secret Agent

LOS ANGELES — In a city that boasts more celebrities per capita than any other, there is another set of celebrated types who reside just off the general radar, widely known among the members of the elite, but not to the public at large. They are…

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Fashion Features

French Appeals Court Upholds

PARIS — An appeals court here Friday upheld a June 18 decision rejecting French tycoon François Pinault’s plan to transfer the Yves Saint Laurent couture house to a multibrand fashion operation.

The ruling by La Cour…

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