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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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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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Luxury Drives Saks to Quarterly Profit, Nordstrom Leaps 75.6%

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Here, Nanette Lepore’s silk top.

Fashion Features

Spot On

NEW YORK — Round and round they go. Designers have fallen for polkadots this spring, and they’re sprinkling this geometric motif on everything from skinny pants to full-skirted dresses. Here, Nanette Lepore’s silk top. For more, see…

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Fashion Features

Luxury Drives Saks to Quarterly Profit, Nordstrom Leaps 75.6%

NEW YORK — Luxe led the way.

Propelled by a robust bounce back from its Saks Fifth Avenue luxury division, Saks Inc. reversed year-ago losses and ran contrary to expectations of a loss with a small but sorely appreciated third-quarter…

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Fashion Features

Burberry IPO Costs Drag Down Net

LONDON — Burberry Group PLC posted a strong first half, with sales in all product categories and geographic regions on the rise, but it’s paying the price for going public.

Net profit in the six months ended Sept. 30 slid 36…

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Fashion Features

Neiman’s Sampson to Retire

NEW YORK — Gerald A. Sampson, president and chief operating officer of Neiman Marcus Stores and a key player in the luxury chain’s expansion, will retire Dec. 31.

The company plans to announce the reassignment of Sampson’s…

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Fashion Features

China Leads Sept. Import Surge

WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports set some records in September and in the third quarter, as China drove the numbers sky-high.

The world’s most populated country was again the main factor in an overall 30.8 percent…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

OFF THE ROAD AGAIN: Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. on Tuesday said it will liquidate its travel subsidiaries, sales of which declined 8.9 percent in the third quarter. Overall, the firm’s third-quarter loss widened to $17 million, or 84 cents a…

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Fashion Features

Correction

In a Memo Pad item on page 15, Nov. 19, Cosmogirl’s ad pages were incorrect, as well as the fact that it was the ad page leader in the category. Cosmogirl carried 683.5 ad pages in 2002. Seventeen, with 1,317.5 ad pages, was the ad page leader…

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Fashion Features

Retail Apparel Prices Gain Slightly in Oct.

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel bounced back in October, increasing a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent against September, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in its Consumer Price Index.

However, compared with…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Seymour at Home … Back Together Again … Road Show …

SEYMOUR AT HOME: Stephanie Seymour, a former model for Victoria’s Secret, will launch lingerie and sleepwear on Home Shopping Network at midnight on Nov. 25. A sales projection was not available, but the line will sell for $18 to $60. Seymour…

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Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Quarterly Profits Down

NEW YORK — Broad-based diversification allowed Perry Ellis International Inc. to generate greater sales in the third quarter, lifting its bottom line above expectations.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the Miami-based multilabel…

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A greenhouse styled like a church in a European courtyard at Santana Row.

Fashion Features

Santana Finds the Way to San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Disasters of Biblical proportions are nothing new to Santana Row, the high-end retail and residential complex that finally opened here this month.

The dot-com bust resulted in economic turmoil here in Silicon Valley,…

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An inside look at Outlet 7.

Fashion Features

Showroom Seven to Open First Retail Outlet

NEW YORK — Members of the fashion flock that count Showroom Seven’s quarterly sample sales as something nearing nirvana will now find themselves in that constant state.

After 15 years in business, the company is opening its first…

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Cornelia Guest

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Suzy

You will be thrilled to hear that Cornelia Guest, after hitting all the chic and stunning London parties, will be home to celebrate Thanksgiving with her mummy, C.Z. Guest, at the Guests’ Long Island estate, Templeton. Thanksgiving is also…

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Fashion Features

Sui: Conform Over Function

NEW YORK — While Anna Sui might have carved out a fashion look that speaks of counterculture and rock ’n’ roll rebellion, her message to fashion design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s annual career day Friday…

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Cynthia Rowley

Fashion Features

Rowley’s Japanese Expansion

NEW YORK — Cynthia Rowley’s burgeoning roster of Japanese licenses now has a centerpiece, with the launch of an apparel collection that is being introduced through in-store boutiques throughout the country this fall.

Through…

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Marketing and Promotion

When Do Scandals Sting?

It’s the X factor. Scandals and bad publicity of any sort have evolved into one of lifestyle marketing’s biggest mysteries.

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Here, a black and tan polyester chiffon gown from Joseph Ribkoff, who took the prize in Dresses.

Fashion Features

The Chosen Ones

They’re in. At the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards, 14 winners walked away with a Femme trophy. In the next few pages, WWD takes a look at the winners. Here, a black and tan polyester chiffon gown from Joseph Ribkoff, who took the prize in…

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Nick & Nora’s lavender, yellow, black-and-white cotton camisole and shorts at Federico Mariel.

Fashion Features

The Chosen Ones

Thirteen manufacturers took home coveted Femme trophies last month at the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards ceremony. Winners, which are determined by a poll of retailers who vote for their best-performing resources, were announced Academy…

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Brighton’s black leather handbag and silver-plated link bracelet and earrings. Nuevo Chic clothing.

Fashion Features

The Chosen Ones

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT: BRIGHTON

The Mart tapped Brighton for the inaugural Special Achievement Award, which recognizes its extraordinary success over the past decade. The company has earned a record-breaking seven Dallas Fashion Award trophies…

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Ivory polyester satin gown with floral-embroidered and beaded organza overlay and shawl. Thibodeaux earrings; Lorren Bell headband.

Fashion Features

The Chosen Ones

BRIDAL: MORI LEE BRIDAL

For nearly 50 years Mori Lee Bridal has charmed retailers and brides with its focus on fashion, quality and value. Designed by Madeline Gardner, Mori Lee Bridal adroitly merges trends with tradition to create elegant,…

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Scala’s beaded hot pink polyester chiffon dress with orange polyester charmeuse underlay at Dorfman-Pacific. Thibodeaux earrings.

Fashion Features

The Chosen Ones

PROM AND PAGEANT: SCALA

Clean but sexy prom and pageant gowns are making Scala Eveningwear all the rage with fashion-minded teens. The body-conscious styles, including fitted and beaded halter dresses, slinky columns and portrait-back entrance…

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