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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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Beauty

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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NRF’s ‘Really Big Show:’ Talk of Consolidations And More Discomfort

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Overview

After muddling through 2002, retailers have a lot to look forward to in 2003 — most of it not to be welcomed. There will be more deflation, rising unemployment, consolidation, global tensions, inventory excess and product sameness.

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Here, her cashmere wrap, silk jersey tank and rayon satin ballerina skirt.

Fashion Features

Dance Recital

NEW YORK — It’s time for a little soft-shoe routine — or perhaps a grand jeté. That’s particularly true at Chloé, where Phoebe Philo has put together a few ballet-inspired numbers for pre-fall, such as bustier tops,…

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Fashion Features

NRF’s ‘Really Big Show:’ Talk of Consolidations And More Discomfort

NEW YORK — After muddling through 2002, retailers have a lot to look forward to in 2003 — most of it not to be welcomed. There will be more…

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Fashion Features

Simon Boosts Taubman Bid

NEW YORK — Simon Property Group Wednesday added a partner, an ultimatum and $2 a share to its fight to gain control of Taubman Centers Inc.

After battling on its own for two months, Simon joined with Westfield America in a $20-a-share…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Park Placement … London Calling … Windy Award

PARK PLACEMENT: Donna Karan knows an opportunity when she sees one. When her co-host Evelyn Lauder ran more than an hour late to a luncheon they threw Wednesday at the Donna Karan store on Madison Avenue for New Yorkers for Parks, Karan whipped out a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: EU Beauty Ban … PPR’s Gucci Stake … S&P Downs Guess … Cargo Bill Takes Off …

EU BEAUTY BAN: The European Parliament voted Wednesday in favor of legislation that, if passed by all European Union member states, will ban EU cosmetic companies from testing all new products on animals and bar imports of all new beauty products…

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Fashion Features

New Stores Buoy Armani Sales

MILAN — New stores and markets helped The Armani Group post a 2.3 percent sales increase last year, and the firm indicated that it expects earnings for the year to grow at least as much.

Bolstered by the addition of 30 stores, the…

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Fashion Features

Glenda Bailey, Winslet Rep Deny Bazaar Cover Morph

NEW YORK — Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, firmly denied a WWD report Wednesday that the magazine had super-imposed actress Kate Winslet’s head onto another person’s body on its January cover.

“That is…

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Fashion Features

Luxottica Buys Versace Eye Firm

MILAN — Versace eyewear has a new home.

Confirming a report in these columns, Luxottica Group SpA has acquired IC Optics, the firm that produces Versace eyewear, and has inked a licensing deal to produce and distribute the Versace, Versus…

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Cantaloup on Lexington Avenue at East 74th Street.

Fashion Features

A Slice of Cantaloup Heads Uptown

NEW YORK — The staid Upper East Side shopping scene is getting a dose of downtown cool.

With the opening of Cantaloup, a new boutique at 1036 Lexington Avenue at East 74th Street, partner Heleyne Mishan was looking to unearth…

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Fashion Features

Officials at Africa Confab Focus on Trade and War

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Trade is one thing, war is another.

Since the U.S. granted preferential trade benefits to the region of sub-Saharan Africa through the African Growth & Opportunity Act in 2000, government and industry officials…

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Chandler Burr

People

Sixth Scents

NEW YORK — Of all the senses, smell remains the most mysterious. After all, if everyone understood the magic of perfume, how would those precious liquids retain their allure? As a man blessed with a sense of smell so highly developed that it…

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Graham dancers’ portraits by Michael Lavine.

People

Modern Love

“People like to talk about cross-pollination in the arts,” says Kenny Schachter, “but it rarely happens.” Of course, once the artists Schachter contacted began collaborating with the Martha Graham Dance Company, filming and photographing rehearsals,…

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The Hotel Lambert

People

Virtual Realty

A delicious rumor is curling through chic Parisian salons like smoke from a perfumed cigarette: The Hotel Lambert, palatial home to Guy de Rothschild and perhaps the most celebrated private residence in the city, is for sale. Some well-informed…

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One of the ads for Diesel’s spring campaign.

Fashion Features

Diesel Puts ‘Research’ to Work

NEW YORK — Nobody can accuse Diesel of taking itself too seriously.

The $660 million company, which is celebrating its 25th year in business this year, called a rare press conference Wednesday to reveal results of market research and to…

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Fashion Features

Wholesale Apparel Prices End Year on Down Note

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel ended the year in a deflationary mode.

The Labor Department reported Wednesday in its Producer Price Index that prices for U.S.-made women’s apparel were…

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Bella Elemento was created with the 30- to 55-year-old fashionable woman in mind.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Lacroix’s Cool Connection

Come fall, Americans and Canadians interested in wearing a designer name on the back of their jeans will have another option. Coolwear, the New York-based sportswear maker, will be launching jeans with the…

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Nuala is the anchor label at Henri Bendel. Here, designer Tina Lutz in the brand’s look book.

Fashion Features

Stores Catch a Sporty Wave

NEW YORK — The attention being given to athletic-inspired apparel in designer collections is giving the $16.2 billion activewear category some more muscle in department and specialty stores.

Over the years, the category has found sporadic…

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Jill Stuart Jeans

Fashion Features

Intermezzo’s Breezy Summer

NEW YORK — “This season has become more important than ever,” said Elyse Kroll, president of ENK International, which produced the Intermezzo show this week.

Kroll said the show this season “more than met expectations,” as it took up more…

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Fashion Features

Shopping Malls by the Numbers

When it comes to malls, bigger seems to be better. In many cases, the largest malls are the most productive. As a result of industry consolidation, however, store counts in a number of retail categories including fashion have been declining….

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Selma Blair in Christian Dior.

People

Chic of the Week

At the L.A. premiere of “A Guy Thing” Tuesday, Selma Blair looked delightfully girly in a frothy black tiered gown from Christian Dior’s spring collection. Blair’s role in the film as Jason Lee’s buttoned-up fiancée, isn’t…

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Olivier Theyskens

Fashion Features

Reinventing Rochas

PARIS — Olivier Theyskens wants to make women look gorgeous.

“Right now, I feel a need to make truly beautiful things,” said the 26-year-old Belgian, who will unveil his first designs for the house of Rochas in a precollection…

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