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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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Federated Up on Soft Sales

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Ann Taylor and Too Multiply Earnings

NEW YORK — Updated classic career merchandise brought Ann Taylor’s loyal customers back to its stores this spring as the women’s specialty retailer said its second-quarter income nearly tripled.

Meanwhile, the company made two…

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Federated Up on Soft Sales

NEW YORK — Lower inventories lifted Federated DepartmentStores Inc.’s second-quarter margins and profits, but pulled down sales — promotional and otherwise.

The margin uptick won in the offset battle, though, and pushed income…

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Nordstrom Gains in 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Nordstrom Inc. drove second-quarter profits ahead of projections with advancing sales — a rarity so far this quarter — and improved gross margins.

Net income jumped 18.4 percent to $45.8 million, or 34 cents a…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: MAGIC’s Therese Allen, 51

LOS ANGELES — Therese Allen, group show director for all four shows of the MAGIC marketplace, including MAGIC, WWDMAGIC, MAGIC Kids and The Edge, died of breast cancer on Aug. 6. She was 51.

Allen emigrated from Belize in 1976 and began…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: N.Y. Post Columnist Neal Travis, 62, Dies

NEW YORK — Neal Travis, gossip and entertainment columnist for the New York Post, died Wednesday at New York University Medical Center.

Travis, 62, died of cancer, said a spokeswoman for the Post.

His column, “Neal Travis’…

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At AG Adriano Goldschmied, buyers were looking for jeans with a large flare.

Fashion Features

Intermezzo’s Seasonal Shuffle

NEW YORK — While the current hobo-peasant theme is all the rage, buyers at last week’s Intermezzo show said toned-down versions of similar trends will carry over into spring 2003.

As for emerging trends, many of the 515 vendors at…

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Fashion Features

Swimming in Troubled Waters

NEW YORK — Most people don’t like to anticipate the end of summer, but swimwear executives are ready to move on after a fairly challenging season and year.

For 2003, that means gearing up with swimsuits in brighter colors and…

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Gottex’s orange multicolored polyester and Lycra bikini and skirt.

Fashion Features

Swimming Right Along

NEW YORK — Swimwear designers are already geared up for spring 2003, and they unveiled their latest looks here last week. The big news is coverups, which have taken on a new sophistication of late, in styles that seem likely to supersede the…

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Fashion Features

Location, Location, Location

The 15 costliest real estate deals of the past year on Madison and Fifth Avenues, and 57th Street, based on ground floor rent per square foot.

Luxury brands continue to jockey for position on Fifth and Madison Avenues, and 57th Street,…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Bernard Spitz, 83, Headed Henry Hanger

NEW YORK — Bernard Spitz, 83, retired president of the Henry Hanger Co., died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles.

The cause of death was cancer, according to his daughter, Nancy Battan, who serves as a vice president at the hanger…

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The Mavi prints ads are outtakes from the television commercials.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Mavi’s Four-Letter Words

It’s a party and everyone is invited. That is, if they are wearing Mavi.

In a follow-up to last year’s “Made in Maviland” TV and outdoor advertising campaign, the New York-based denim firm is…

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Fashion Features

Meet Cute

NEW YORK — Performance swimwear is moving beyond the utilitarian and adding some unexpectedly fashionable new elements. Manufacturers are using bold colors and stylish graphics to create the ultimate combination of form and function. Here,…

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Fashion Features

Ames to Liquidate As Pressure Grows On Regional Chains

NEW YORK — The end of a rocky road has come for another regional discounter.

Bankrupt Ames Department Stores, which had been hoping for a coming-out party this year, is now going out of business.

The struggling mass merchant said…

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Fashion Features

Seven to Appeal Court Ruling

LOS ANGELES — Ending weeks of frenzied speculation about a trademark snafu with hot denim brand Seven, the label’s co-owner Peter Koral confirmed the company is appealing a trademark infringement judgement handed down by a French court…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Publishing Power Lunch … Crying Woof

PUBLISHING POWER LUNCH: The Four Seasons might be pricey, but the truth is that it’s as much the publishing world’s equivalent of the high school cafeteria as it is a genuine power players’ hot spot. On hand Tuesday afternoon for…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

TIME FOR CHANGE: Nora McAniff, newly minted executive vice president of Time Inc., has shuffled her staff. Group president Ann Jackson, who is responsible for Real Simple, The Parenting Group and Time Inc.’s relationship with Essence, adds In…

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