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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

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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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Riding Galliano Rocket, Dior Sales Blast Ahead 44 Percent in 1st Half

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Bonjour’s Ad Plans

Bonjour is preparing a reported $2 million marketing, advertising and in-store shop program to back its relaunch for holiday retailing.

Spearheaded by Carmine Porcelli, managing director of Bonjour, the first…

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Fashion Features

Taking Big Steps in Branding

NEW YORK — It’s all about growth.

Whether it’s opening new stores or expanding into licensing, contemporary sportswear makers know that every step taken can make or break business. With the growing importance of lifestyle…

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Fashion Features

Trendcast

NEW YORK — Contemporary firms are getting a good reaction to a range of looks for holiday and fall, from vintage-inspired denim to the new peasant top. Here are some of highlights:

Warm colors like chocolate brown

and mauve in…

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Financial

EQT Set to Buy H&R

PARIS — After months of buzz, EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds has signed an agreement to buy Haarmann & Reimer, the wholly owned fragrance and flavors arm of Bayer AG, for $1.67 billion, the firms said Wednesday. Figures are converted at…

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Fashion Features

Revlon Signs On Elizabeth Kenny

NEW YORK — In its latest management change, Revlon has named Elizabeth Kenny as senior vice president, portfolio brands, which includes oversight of Almay, Ultima II and StreetWear.

The company’s announcement Wednesday confirms a…

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Fashion Features

Rizzo’s Career in Construction

LOS ANGELES — Next to a meter maid, a swimwear designer may be one of the more thankless jobs out there.

No woman looks forward to standing in a dressing room only to discover that she spent too much time in front of the computer and not…

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Fashion Features

SPLASHES

SUITING UP: This Saturday, 40 models will be vying to represent the U.S. in the international finals of the Elite Model search.

During the national finals at the Royal Palm Resort in Miami, they will be wearing La Blanca by Rod Beattie…

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Fashion Features

Tulle for Love

PARIS — Oscar de la Renta is nothing if not a Ladies’ man, and he knows that his customers want great-looking suits for day and, for evening, something flirtatious. And that’s exactly what he delivered in his fall couture collection…

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Fashion Features

Riding Galliano Rocket, Dior Sales Blast Ahead 44 Percent in 1st Half

PARIS — Last week, Las Vegas-worthy feather headdresses and gleaming metallic pregnancy breastplates paraded down Christian Dior’s couture runway.

On Wednesday, the French fashion house boasted that its sales in the first half…

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Financial

LVMH Sales Inch Ahead

PARIS — Sales momentum at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton slowed to 2 percent in the first half, but the luxury giant still expects operating profits to advance 15 percent for the period.

Trumpeting the resilience of its major…

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Financial

Extra Credit for Sears

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears, Roebuck & Co. plans to widen its offerings through its credit card to include deals on travel, dining and entertainment, among other services, by the first half of 2003. The expanded package provided by the card is…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Captions for coats from Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel were transposed on photos accompanying a story on page 8, July 16.

Marzotto purchased the house of Valentino in March. This was incorrect in a list on page 16, July…

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Fashion Features

VF Corp. Net Up 28%,

NEW YORK — Finding that its move to buy more goods from foreign contractors is paying off quicker than expected, VF Corp. on Wednesday reported a 28.1 percent jump in second-quarter net income, handily beating Wall Street’s…

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Fashion Features

Inside the

NEW YORK — Asking fashion editors and stylists to name their favorite brands — without compromising their editorial objectivity — can be dicey, but when it comes to denim, diversity apparently rules.

Today, women are choosing…

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Fashion Features

LHJ Taps Diane Salvatore

NEW YORK — Ending months of speculation about who would take the helm of Meredith Corp.’s flagship title, Ladies’ Home Journal, the company tapped Diane Salvatore as the magazine’s new editor in chief on Wednesday.

This…

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Media

Plagemann to New Lifetime Mag

NEW YORK — Susan Plagemann, currently publisher of Cosmopolitan magazine, published by Hearst Magazines, has been named vice president and publisher of Lifetime magazine, a new women’s magazine that will be published jointly by Hearst and…

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Fashion Features

Final Eight Inducted to Walk of Fame

NEW YORK — The Fashion Center Business Improvement District inducted its final group of designers into its Fashion Walk of Fame on Wednesday. It also set them a bit of a challenge: Actually going to see the plaques.

Most of the four living…

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Fashion Features

European Commission Seeks More

WASHINGTON — The European Commission kept the heat on the U.S. Wednesday, with a report that called U.S. steel exclusions “manifestly insufficient” in advance of a critical recommendation on whether to slap retaliatory sanctions on U.S. goods,…

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Fashion Features

Suzy Scoop

The long marriage of sugar tycoon Pepe Fanjul and his wife, Emilia, the subject of constant gossip and speculation among the international rich and famous group, is finally over and out after being on and off for months. It was thought that the…

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People

Fast Lane

LONDON — “I guess you could say the love of speed is in the genes,” said Lord Charles March over the rip and roar of engines at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. When he wasn’t zooming down the track himself, March was busy hosting…

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People

EYE SCOOP

n LEO IN LONDON: Are Leonardo DiCaprio and “Gangs of New York” writer Kenneth Lonergan set to team up again? The buzz in London is that DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will replace Matt Damon and Hayden Christensen in the West End production of “This Is…

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People

Sugarhill Gang

The artistically inclined made their way uptown last week. Make that way, way uptown. The hipster crowd, plastic cups in hand, packed in to The Project, an edgy art gallery on 126th Street, where young artists Nic Hess, Julie Mehretu, Kori Newkirk and…

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People

Auto Pilote

PARIS — Rare is electronic music that can stir and confound listeners to such a degree that they can’t tell if they’re feeling elation, sadness — or both.

In his brief career, Brighton, U.K.-based Stuart Cullen has…

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Fashion Features

Nike Readies to Unveil Sphere

NEW YORK — Nike is trying to take activewear to another stratosphere for fall.

After two years of tinkering in the Nike Sports Research Lab, the company is launching “Sphere,” a line of highly technical apparel made from…

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Fashion Features

Scanning the Globe for Swim Trends

NEW YORK — To many, Iris LeBron’s job is one to envy.

Three times a year she leaves this country to scour remote boutiques in Saint-Tropez and other romantic locales in search of swimwear trends. As fashion director of swimwear for…

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Fashion Features

SIDELINES

IN THE BAG: No stranger to Seventh Avenue, Jody Stuart, whose sister Jill is widely known for her signature sportswear, has introduced a line of yoga bags.

The collection is distributed by InJoy under its label and produced by Inca by Stephanie…

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