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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

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William Lauder Tapped Chief Operating Officer At Est?e Lauder Group

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Winners’ Circle

Turn on that spotlight. The winners of the seventh annual Design Impact Vision Atlanta (DIVA) fashion awards are in. Here, a black matte jersey dress with red piping from A.B.S. Evening, who took the special occasion category prize.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

ABOUT FACE: The equity market Wednesday reversed some of the declines it endured earlier in the week. After losing 3.1 percent over two preceding days of trading, the Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 20.37 points, or 2.5 percent, to end the day at…

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From left: Burt Tansky, Rose Marie Bravo, Bob and Marie Gray celebrate

Fashion Features

St. John’s Founders Get Lifetime Award

NEW YORK — Though the main course was filet mignon, a roast topped the menu at Cipriani 42nd Street here Tuesday night.

In conjunction with Vogue magazine, Neiman Marcus chief executive officer Burt Tansky presented St. John Knits and its…

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Shakira at the Rainbow Room.

Fashion Features

Reebok Backing Shakira Tour

NEW YORK — When Shakira takes to the stage for her first worldwide concert tour in December, Reebok will serve as co-sponsor.

At a jam-packed press conference Wednesday at the Rainbow Room here, the sneaker giant revealed its plans to…

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Fashion Features

French Connection Hit With Lawsuit by EEOC

NEW YORK — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday filed a suit in Manhattan federal court charging retailer French Connection Group Inc. with religious discrimination.

The suit claims the company rescinded an offer of…

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Fashion Features

U.S. Offers Bangladesh Solution

WASHINGTON — The Bangladesh government is mulling over a U.S. offer that would allow the entry of 175,000 dozen pairs of cotton trousers that were embargoed at the end of July, but with a penalty reducing next year’s quota by three times…

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Timex is launching a watch with an MP3 player.

Fashion Features

Accessorizing the Workout

NEW YORK — They probably won’t make anybody faster or stronger, and there’s no cardiovascular advantage, but fall activewear has plenty of new toys to entice consumers.

Customized Kevlar backpacks, a watch with an MP3 player…

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Fashion Features

FAL Lands Some Prime Property

NEW YORK — Fashion Active Lab has a new home on Park Avenue.

The athletic-inspired line’s first concept shop has opened at Linda Dresner’s Park Avenue store. Located on the shop’s second floor, the 400-square-foot space…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Not Going to Great Lengths

Besides coming up with the eye-catching trends necessary to convince consumers to pull a pair of jeans off a retailer’s racks, denim designers spend countless hours fine-tuning their creations to stand up to the…

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Sophia Swire’s collection for the spring is called “Jungle Chic.”

Fashion Features

Coterie Connects at Piers

NEW YORK — Even though it came after the Fashion Week buzz, there was plenty of action at the Fashion Coterie, which ends its three-day run today.

The Show Piers on the Hudson River was packed Tuesday with anxious exhibitors and buyers on…

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Fashion18’s inaugural issue.

Fashion Features

Canada Gets Teen Magazine

NEW YORK — Canadian teens finally have a magazine to call their own.

Fashion18’s fall issue landed on newsstands in late July, challenging the supremacy of U.S. imports such as YM and Seventeen, as well as newcomers Elle Girl and…

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Eugenie Clive-Worms and Ernst of Hanover.

People

French Toast

A torrent of immigrant VIPs in town for a week of the most glamorous parties of La Rentrée raised the normally still waters of Paris’ social swim to flood level last week. “Parli Italiano?” was the question of the night when director Franco…

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People

Open for Bid-ness

After a facelift this summer, Sotheby’s York Avenue restaurant — formerly Bid — will reopen Tuesday as Bid Brasserie. But a sleeker, sexier decor isn’t the only change. Owner and operator Tentation Catering installed an…

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Catherine Aymée

People

Coco Nuts

PARIS — “Aren’t these clothes the coolest?” squeals Juliet Hartford, a twentysomething model and heiress, looking down at her Chanel jacket, tweed skirt and matching boots. “It’s very schoolgirl-gone-wrong.”

And suddenly,…

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Fashion Features

Dotty Hottie

NEW YORK — There’s no denying that every girl wants her prints charming. And this season, designers celebrated the ongoing print revival with bolder designs and quirkier motifs. There were exotic paisleys, sweet florals and even wallpaper…

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William Lauder

Fashion Features

William Lauder Tapped Chief Operating Officer At Estée Lauder Group

NEW YORK — William P. Lauder has been promoted to chief operating officer of Estée Lauder Cos. as the latest step in the beauty giant’s drive to evolve its management structure.

The appointment, which will be announced today,…

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Financial

Christopher & Banks Sees 30.4% Net Hike

NEW YORK — Robust top-line growth led to even more robust bottom-line gains for Christopher & Banks Corp. in the second quarter and first half.

For the three months ended Aug. 31, the Minneapolis-based specialty retailer reported a 30.4…

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Financial

De Rigo Profits Drop As Safilo Surges 18%

MILAN — Italian eyewear maker De Rigo saw its first-half profit drop on weakness at its U.K. retail unit Dollond & Aitchison, but competitor Safilo fared better in terms of sales and profitability.

De Rigo’s net profit for the six…

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Financial

Laura Ashley Posts Loss in Half

LONDON — Increased overhead costs and weak sales in Europe pulled Laura Ashley, the U.K. home furnishings and apparel company, into the red during the first half of the year.

The company said Wednesday that the net loss for the six months…

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Financial

Industry and Interpol Set Counterfeit Parley

GENEVA — Representatives from major industrial sectors, including textiles, apparel, footwear and luxury goods, are to meet Oct. 3 with global customs and law enforcement officials at Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France, to formulate a…

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Millard Drexler

Fashion Features

Who Can Fill Gap’s Top Spot?

NEW YORK — Gap Inc.’s search for a new chief executive is gathering speed — but it’s tough.

Finding a successor to Millard “Mickey” Drexler has proven to be a long and challenging search, considering the magnitude of the…

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Rosa Cha

Fashion Features

The Hip Parade

NEW YORK — The American collections blew through town last week and several designers — some new, some pros — offered their takes on girly flirts, nature lovers and sophisticated women.

Sometimes a girl just needs to slip into…

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The aerial act Team AntiGravity.

Fashion Features

Happy Birthday, Macy’s

NEW YORK — Macy’s shut down Broadway between West 34th and 35th Streets and lit up its flagship Monday night, with fireworks shooting off the facade, to celebrate 100 years on Herald Square.

The biggest store in the world, which…

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Financial

Kmart to Share Papers; Court OK’s Lease Sales

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp. has agreed to share some 66 sets of documentation with bondholders representing $400 million in notes and claims.

According to a published report, the documents, which contain detailed information about certain…

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Fashion Features

Hamnett Returns for Spring

LONDON — Katharine Hamnett is back at the Fashion Coterie with a new, Italian-made collection — and she can’t stop talking about it.

“I have landed at the far end of paradise with a divine manufacturer. It’s a family-run…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Little Prince … Looking Around … The Frisbee Set at Play

THE LITTLE PRINCE: Fans gathered in Harlem at Jimmy’s Uptown Tuesday night at the release party for Prince’s new live triple-box CD set, but had to wait nearly four hours for the artist-now-known-as to arrive as he flew in from his…

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Fashion Features

Eskenasi Promoted

NEW YORK — Peggy Eskenasi has been promoted to president of private brand and product development for the Saks Department Store Group (SDSG) of Saks Inc.

Eskenasi joined Saks as senior vice president of private label and brand development…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Emma Siegel, Lerner Buyer

NEW YORK — Emma (Moses) Siegel, a former buyer, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident in Ocean Township, N.J. She was 88.

According to her daughter, Peggy Gardner, Siegel and some friends were on their way to dinner when the…

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Fashion Features

Pamela Dennis Evening Exits

NEW YORK — Following the holiday resort collection, Pamela Dennis Evening will be no longer.

The joint venture between Kay Unger and the Leiber Group, which sought to produce bridge-priced eveningwear, didn’t turn out to be the…

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Georgia Shonk-Simmons, Coldwater Creek Inc.

Financial

Flat Sales Cost Coldwater Creek

NEW YORK — Virtually flat sales stemming from a calendar change and higher cost of goods equaled a second-quarter loss for Coldwater Creek Inc.

For the three months ended Aug. 31, the Sandpoint, Idaho-based multichannel retailer recorded…

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Financial

Net Rises as Sales Fall at Oxford

NEW YORK — Cost cuts offset an expected sales decline to allow Oxford Industries Inc. to record bottom-line gains during its first quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 30, the Atlanta-based apparel manufacturer recorded a 44.2 percent…

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Fashion Features

Teen Scene

According to Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), teens spent $172 billion in 2001. In fact, the average young consumer spent $104 per week last year. Marketers hoping to reach teens would do well to learn what interests this group of independent,…

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