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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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Lady Luxe

NEW YORK — Creative Director Tom Ford, who has created an “it bag” or two for Gucci, is making a bid to do so again, offering a new made-to-order handbag collection inspired by five iconic bags from the house’s archives. The group…

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An interior view of Garrard’s new London flagship.

Fashion Features

Garrard Flagship Opens, First Hop Toward Hip Lifestyle Brand

London — It is ribbon-cutting day at the Garrard flagship on Albemarle Street, and the moment Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou have been working toward for 18 months.

Servers bearing trays of champagne, sushi and caviar on little pancakes…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

CALVIN IN VENICE: Calvin Klein opened its newest 1,200-square-foot CK Jeans store Friday in Venice at the corner of Via Calle del Teatro and Via Calle del Forno, one of the city’s largest shopping areas. The store is the eighth location designed…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Peter Speliopoulos was hired as senior design director of collection and accessories at Donna Karan in 1993, a position he held until 1997, when he accepted the post of creative director at Cerruti Arte. Speliopoulos left Cerruti last December. His…

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Financial

Costs Drive Warnaco $2M Into Red for Month

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Warnaco Group lost $2 million in the month ended Aug. 3 on revenues of $84.6 million.

The latest monthly results were reported last week in a filing with the Manhattan bankruptcy court. As reported, Warnaco filed a…

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Financial

Bulgari Warns as Profits Fall

MILAN — Bulgari’s first-half net profit plunged 53.2 percent as it trimmed full-year targets and warned there won’t be a significant recovery in business until next year.

Against the backdrop of a marked decline in tourism and…

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Fashion Features

Women’s Apparel Still On European Tariff List

WASHINGTON — Several U.S.-made women’s apparel items are included on the European Union’s latest list of U.S. products against which punitive tariffs might be levied as part of a brewing U.S.-EU trade war.

This list, a…

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Fashion Features

Milan Calendar Not Pleasing to All

MILAN — For the first time in years, Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana are not listed on Milan’s official fashion week calendar. Meanwhile, Prada, Gianfranco Ferré, Jil Sander and Versace are each having one show — according to…

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Lela Rose’s poster girls: Jenna and Barbara Bush.

People

Texas Roses

Leave it to Lela Rose to bring presidential daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush out on the town. At a cocktail party jewelry designer James de Givenchy and Celerie Kemble threw on Thursday in honor of the Texan designer, for whom Barbara interned this…

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Modern-day geishas: A painting by Iona Brown.

People

Gangsta Geisha

LOS ANGELES — Tokyo’s “ganguros” may be yesterday’s headline-making street tribe, but those young and mostly female disciples of hip-hop with their head-to-toe ghetto style — permed afros or platinum dyed hair, and orangey…

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Fashion Features

ACE Awards Preview

NEW YORK — Now in its sixth year, the Accessories Council Awards gala has become a staple industry event for accessory designers and companies.

The black-tie affair, slated this year for Nov. 5. at Cipriani 42nd Street, unites a…

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Garrard’s new ads feature celebrities like Missy Elliott.

Fashion Features

Jagger’s New Jewels

LONDON — Jade Jagger has no doubt about who she’d like to see walking through the door of the new Garrard store on Albemarle Street.

“I’d like to see Dr. Dre buy the gun pendant, and Prince Harry buy some gold bracelets,” said…

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Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, right, with his comedic co-conspirator Simon Doonan.

Fashion Features

Alber Shows and Simon Says at Barneys

NEW YORK — Professing a dislike for trunk shows, Alber Elbaz decided to add an extra dimension to the showing of his fall 2002 collection for Lanvin at Barneys New York recently. So he teamed up with the store’s creative director and…

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Jade Jagger in Versace with Bianca Jagger.

People

Historic District

The Tower of London, that gloomy place where Anne Boleyn was beheaded — and where the Crown Jewels are held — rumbled to the music of Brit band the Sugar Babes on Thursday night during a party to mark the opening of London’s new…

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Fashion Features

Vestimenta Taps Del Verme

MILAN — Vestimenta is updating its image.

In a move to strengthen and modernize the brand, the Italian fashion company known for its sartorial tradition has tapped emerging Italian designer Nicola Del Verme as artistic director.

Del…

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Financial

Women’s Apparel Prices Up 0.2%

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in August continued to show little strength, increasing 0.2 percent against July, the Labor Department reported Friday in its Producer Price Index.

Compared…

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Puma’s leather sneaker.

Fashion Features

ACE Awards Preview

“IT” Accessory of the Year

Chandelier earrings by R.J. Graziano, Mombasa bag by YSL, Puma sneakers, Gray flash shields by Christian Dior.

Designer of the Year

ISABELLA FIORE

Many may think of…

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Fashion Features

Versace’s Family Feud Plays On

NEW YORK — Score another win for the House of Versace.

A Manhattan federal court has granted Gianni Versace SpA’s request to bar Alfredo Versace from using the famed family name in connection to goods or services because of repeated…

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Financial

Retail Sales in August Report Mixed Results

WASHINGTON — Retail sales last month showed little strength, with department stores particularly weak and apparel softer than the overall picture, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Retail sales at clothing and accessory stores in…

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Financial

FCBID Closer to Budget Hike

NEW YORK — The New York City Council is expected to vote next week on whether to allow the Fashion Center Business Improvement District, along with the city’s 19 other BIDs, to raise its budget. The increase would allow the FCBID to go…

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Financial

TRC Offers to Buy 2.3% of Gap Stock

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. isn’t supporting the mini.

The retailer said Thursday it is not endorsing an unsolicited mini-tender offer from Canadian-based TRC Capital Corp., which offered to buy 20 million shares, or about 2.3 percent, of…

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Designer chocolates

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Field Day … Painted Purses … The Lunch Bunch …

FIELD DAY: Design, retail and wardrobe wonder woman Patricia Field keeps packing them in for the designer’s House of Field runway presentation Sunday at the Celeste Bartos Forum at 5. Field has booked recording artists Eve and Mya to model in…

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Among Sanchez’s trademark looks are seductive gowns.

Fashion Features

Sanchez’s New Deal

NEW YORK — There are big changes going on at Fernando Sanchez. After 29 years of doing his own thing, the designer has sold the Fernando Sanchez name to Yala, a privately held investment firm. World Marketing, a manufacturing unit of Yala, will…

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Fashion Features

INTIMATE NOTES

INTIMARE CANCELED: Intimare, Italy’s semiannual lingerie and swimwear fair, is taking a break this September before switching venues to Milan from Bologna next year. The next show will be staged in February at the Milan Convention Center, said…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops

CHOO LOVE: Is the poem the new press release? Jimmy Choo turned to rhyming verse to celebrate the opening of its new concession at Harvey Nichols last week. Guests — including Elizabeth Hurley, Geri Halliwell, Mario Testino, Julien Macdonald,…

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Blaak

Fashion Features

Style News

At House of Jazz, the Eighties are forever. This season, designers Hazel Robinson and Pablo Flack worked the era’s exercise gear and its sock hop silhouettes in punchy tropical colors. Think Olivia Newton John doing aerobics or playing Sandy in…

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