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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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A Retail Conundrum: How to Do

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Image and Product Link in Fall Ads

NEW YORK — Whether its to spur on new business or keep the momentum going, dress and suit firms are advertising more aggressively for fall to support their brands.

The decision comes at a time when advertising giants such as Calvin Klein,…

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Fashion Features

Prada: IPO Delayed Until at Least 2003

By Luisa Zargani

MILAN — With all the uncertainty shrouding global stock markets, there is at least one thing for sure: there will be no Prada IPO this year.

After three postponements, chairman and chief executive officer Patrizio…

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Fashion Features

The Stripe Club

NEW YORK — Pinstripes used to be synonymous with suits, but they aren’t anymore. Now, designers are using the classic pattern on everything from hip blouses with asymmetric necklines to pretty light and airy dresses for resort. Here,…

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Fashion Features

A Retail Conundrum: How to Do

NEW YORK — Retailers have a tough decision to make in the next few weeks: how to mark the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and plan for the day’s trading.

It’s a difficult and sensitive…

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Fashion Features

Pols Begin Trade Bill Parley

WASHINGTON — After weeks of procedural bickering, House and Senate lawmakers launched talks Tuesday over how to shape a controversial and wide-ranging trade bill that’s spiced with textile and apparel import breaks.

However, despite…

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Financial

Stock Market Still Seeking Bottom

NEW YORK — Stocks fell once again Tuesday after a brief midday flirtation in positive territory.

After triple-digit declines in three consecutive sessions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average avoided a fourth straight 100-plus decline when…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

A LITTLE HELP: Fashion companies are asking the Italian government for a break in these trying economic times. Sistema Moda Italia, a consortium of more than 1,500 Italian textile and fashion firms, said its representatives met Monday with Industry…

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Fashion Features

SwankT’s: Sending a Message

NEW YORK — Scott Woodward is putting his marketing muscle behind his own line for the first time, launching a company called SwankT’s that naturally includes a few muscle-T styles.

Woodward, who left Movado Group as chief marketing…

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Fashion Features

Claiborne Names Division

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. has named new presidents in its Dana Buchman and Sigrid Olsen divisions.

Susan Kellogg, tapped for Buchman, and Becky Blair, for Olsen, both report to Gail Cook, group president over the two…

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Fashion Features

the contenders

The DIVA (Designer Impact Vision Atlanta) awards are coming soon, and the nominations for the seventh-annual edition of the awards are already in. A special committee of retailers and industry experts make their nominations based on a random sampling…

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Fashion Features

the contenders

And the nominees are…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops

NEW SHOES?: Rumors are percolating that Bally might be getting ready to part company with its creative director, Scott Fellows. A company spokeswoman categorically rejected reports Tuesday that Fellows has already left, saying, “Scott Fellows is still…

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Fashion Features

William Zimmer, Reeds Founder

NEW YORK — William R. Zimmer, founder and chairman of Reeds Jewelers Inc., died Monday in Wilmington, N.C.

Zimmer, who had been in failing health, was 84.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Zimmer joined the U.S. Army after the outbreak of…

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Fashion Features

Cone Mills Quarter Best Since 1996

NEW YORK — Cone Mills Corp.’s “reinvention plan” paid off in the second quarter as the textile maker reported its highest quarterly earnings in six years.

For the three months ended June 30, the Greensboro, N.C.-based fabric…

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Fashion Features

Retro Active

“Austin Powers in Goldmember” is cameo-packed, with everyone from Tom Cruise to Britney Spears putting in face time. Even Gwyneth Paltrow appears as a Barbarella-meets-Emma Peel vixen. “Oh God, the leather catsuit…” she moaned, covering her face in…

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Fashion Features

McGuire Adds Stingray Style

LOS ANGELES — TV costume designer, clothing and jewelry designer, author.

Now Debra McGuire — known for her wardrobe work on “Friends” and other hit shows — is adding the title of handbag designer.

McGuire has…

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Fashion Features

Tarantino Waltzing Into Milan

LOS ANGELES — Crystal queen Tarina Tarantino has even more reason than family heritage to visit the Old Country.

Come September, the West Hollywood-based accessory designer will see the opening of her first retail venture, half way…

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