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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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Aronsson on the Go: Exits as Oscar’s CEO, On to Marc Jacobs?

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LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton has raided Oscar de la Renta Ltd. of its chief executive officer, who is believed to be headed to the helm of Marc Jacobs International.

From This Issue

Here, DKNY’s silk, nylon and spandex sweater and cotton and polyester skirt with a soupçon of Twenties influence.

Fashion Features

White On

NEW YORK — White is traditionally synonymous with summer, and this season is no exception. The new looks mix sassiness with a touch of innocence — little strapless dresses, flirty suits or athletic-inspired tops. Here, DKNY’s silk,…

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Jeffry Aronsson

Fashion Features

Aronsson on the Go: Exits as Oscar’s CEO, On to Marc Jacobs?

NEW YORK — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has raided Oscar de la Renta Ltd. of its chief executive officer, who is believed to be headed to the…

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Fashion Features

Charles Jourdan Taps Cox as New Designer

PARIS — He was a shoe-in after all.

Charles Jourdan, the French luxury footwear and accessories firm, confirmed Monday that Patrick Cox is its new designer. WWD first reported that Cox, 40, was the front-runner for the position Dec….

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Financial

Ugly December Expected at Retail

NEW YORK — The nation’s retailers continued to drag last week, a sign that this Thursday’s reports on December selling won’t be pretty.

But while sales will no doubt come up disappointing, inventories are said to be…

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Fashion Features

Revillon Names Wichner Managing Director

NEW YORK — Georges Wichner has been named to the new post of managing director of Revillon, the French furrier.

Until last August, Wichner was president and chief executive officer of Valentino USA, a position he held since October 1999….

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Fashion Features

CKI: Makes Show Date, P.R. Moves

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein Inc. has named a key addition to its public relations staff, while a spokesman also confirmed that the designer’s next women’s collection will be presented on Feb. 14, during the fall 2003 edition of…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Signing on at AOL … Ferragamo Taps Glazer … Apparel’s Virtual Holiday …

SIGNING ON AT AOL: Watch retailer Tourneau and shoe merchant Stuart Weitzman plan to open in The Shops at Columbus Circle in the AOL Time Warner Center’s mixed-use complex under construction. Other retailers that have signed leases there include…

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People

Nordic Tracks

That buzz around the Hives was only the beginning. As fans eagerly await the Swedish super group’s new release, promised for early this year, a whole pack of Nordic rockers have ventured forth in their icy wake. The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a…

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten at 66.

Fashion Features

W2W – What to Watch

While 2002 delivered a glut of comfort food, The Strokes and their imitators, and turned the world into one giant yoga zone, 2003 promises pleasures of its own. Technology will embolden a new school of film heroes. Exercise fanatics will take heart…

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Fashion Features

Pocket Change

NEW YORK — Cargo pants showed up on many a runway for spring, and designers taking part in the Intermezzo show are signaling that the trend continues for summer. This time, however, these utility looks are being shown with feminine tops….

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Fashion Features

Frock On

NEW YORK — One great way to beat the heat this summer is to slip into a simple little dress and sandals. And designers have brought plenty of feminine, flirty numbers to Intermezzo this season. The frocks are full-skirted and often strapless, in…

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Sun Valley, Ketchum and Bald Mountain.

Fashion Features

Après Ski: Sun Valley’s New Frontier

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Sun Valley doesn’t have the string of designer shops such as Prada, Chanel, Gucci and Fendi that line the streets of Aspen, but visitors and residents aren’t lacking for upscale merchandise.

Over the last…

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J.C. Penney’s Peter McGrath is joining a delegation of U.S. retailers headed to next week’s AGOA Summit in Mauritius.

Fashion Features

Eyeing Africa’s Role in World Trade

NEW YORK — The potential for African apparel producers to compete in the world market — and along the way generate the economic growth seen as critical to keeping its nations stable and peaceful — will be a key topic at next…

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Fashion Features

Swatches

NEW SOURCE: A new trade show focusing on overseas apparel production called Source International is slated to be held in New York next week. It is to run at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan Jan. 12-14. The show is to feature three sectors:…

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Fashion Features

Former YSL Employees Moving On After Closure

PARIS — Finally, a denouement for Yves Saint Laurent’s shuttered couture business.

Closing the books on a dramatic 2002, the house on Monday gave a final accounting for its 160 employees, whose futures were the subject of empathy,…

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Financial

Benetton to Sell Rollerblade

NEW YORK — Benetton Group is said to be near a deal to sell its Rollerblade and Nordica units.

The company is negotiating a deal with The Hockey Co., a Montreal-based firm, for Rollerblade. A Hockey spokeswoman confirmed Monday that talks…

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Fashion Features

U.S., Five Central American Countries Begin Talks on Free-Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will kick off negotiations Wednesday with five Central American countries on a bilateral free-trade agreement, and apparel and textile trade groups are gearing up for the talks.

Foreign trade ministers from El…

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Fashion Features

Dems Offer Stimulus Plan

WASHINGTON — The battle over which tax cuts or government cash payments might help stimulate the economy begins today, as President Bush offers details of his $600 billion plan, the outline of which Democrats decried Monday as…

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Fashion Features

Diamond Origin Bill on Agenda

Washington — Passage of legislation to help American jewelers and consumers identify the country of origin of diamonds will be a priority in Congress this year, according to influential House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R., Calif.)….

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: A Man For All Seasons

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Azzedine Alaïa confirmed Monday he will join Paris couture week and do a “small showing” of ready-to-wear on Jan. 23 at his Paris headquarters. But trust fashion’s most resolute individualist to do it his way. While…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad

THE NINE LIVES OF MAER ROSHAN: When The New York Post reported on Thursday that American Media’s David Pecker backed out of Maer Roshan’s Radar, many wondered whether it was curtains for the magazine — even if Michael Fuchs was…

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