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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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A Blizzard of Declines: Weather, War Worries Sink February Comps

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Overview

February same-store sales came in below plan and, thanks to inclement weather for much of the month, below year-ago levels, too.

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Financial

By the Numbers

SMALL FALL AT WHITEHALL: Whitehall Jewellers said Wednesday that fourth-quarter income fell 4.8 percent to $15.1 million, or $1.05 a share, for the three months ended Jan. 31, beating Wall Street’s forecast of 92 cents. Last year, the…

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Kaufmann de Suisse specializes in high -end jewelry, such as these rings in 18-karat gold with citrine and peridot.

Fashion Features

Kaufmann Headed to Madison

NEW YORK — The upper stretch of Madison Avenue is already teeming with prestigious jewelers, but that isn’t stopping Montreal-based jeweler Kaufmann de Suisse from joining the pack.

The company is slated to open a store the end of…

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Kelly Gray goes Hommes.

Media

Memo Pad

DIVA LAS VEGAS: Hasty readers of Vogue Hommes International’s spring/summer issue may wonder why the edit well features a St. John ad portfolio. They should look again, because the 10-page piece is actually a fashion story intended to mimic the…

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A minimalist approach: The Karen Millen store in Milton Keynes, England.

Fashion Features

U.K.’s Karen Millen Advances on America

NEW YORK — British retailers have come, and usually gone, in the U.S, but U.K. contemporary fashion designer Karen Millen thinks she can break the jinx. She’s aggressively hunting for store sites, in the 1,500- to 2000-square-foot range,…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Mark Schonberg, 51, Event Exec at Macy’s

NEW YORK — Mark Schonberg, senior director for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks and other annual events, died at his home here Wednesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 51.

It was Schonberg’s booming…

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Anna Mouglalis photographed by Karl Lagerfeld…

People

The Other Anna

PARIS — Anna Mouglalis takes to her heels as well as wheels when getting around the French capital. The actress has been cruising around Paris on a moped for seven years.

“If I took the metro, it would be much too complicated in heels…

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Tods

Fashion Features

Bag Bulletin

There’s plenty of news in fur this fall, especially in handbags. At Fendi, for example, where the Fendi Selleria line features an expanded ready-to-wear collection and even fur shoes, the bags take on all sorts of shapes and sizes from little…

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Here, one of his extravagant looks in a favorite material, rubber.

Fashion Features

Rubber Maid

PARIS — There’s nothing like a little fashion fun and frivolity, and John Galliano delivered plenty in his terrific show for Christian Dior on Thursday. The makeup was dramatic, and the clothes were girly, voluptuous and fluffy, with Asian…

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Gap Inc. was one of only a few retailers with comp increases in February but it couldn’t escape the snow in New York on Thursday.

Fashion Features

A Blizzard of Declines: Weather, War Worries Sink February Comps

February same-store sales came in below plan and, thanks to inclement weather for much of the month, below year-ago levels, too.

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Bernard Arnault

Fashion Features

Arnault Bullish as LVMH Rebounds

PARIS — At Le Bon Marché department store last weekend, the first shipment of Louis Vuitton’s special monogram handbags decorated with cherry blossoms sold out in two hours flat. And in the U.S., the waiting list for the…

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Financial

Dillard’s Net Erodes on Charges

NEW YORK — A trend-bucking February same-store sales gain of 3 percent offered some consolation for Dillard’s Inc. as fourth-quarter profits plummeted on special charges and soft sales.

For the three months ended Feb. 1, the Little…

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Fashion Features

California Craze for Kohl’s: Retailer Launches 28 Stores

Kohl’s begins its California blitz today with 28 stores opening in five counties. Here’s a look at its newest entries and West Coast strategy.

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Fashion Features

Benetton Group’s Reorganization Sets Family Apart

Luciano Benetton said he would step back from the daily management of Benetton Group, marking a dramatic strategic shift for the company.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Calling All Burlington Bids … Oscar on the Marymount … Delta Closing Yarn Plant …

CALLING ALL BURLINGTON BIDS: Following a bankruptcy court ruling last week that caused Warren Buffett to drop his bid to acquire bankrupt Burlington Industries Inc., the Greensboro, N.C.-based textile company has started accepting new bids. Following…

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Barbara Black

People

Suzy

Unfortunate history repeats itself in Onassis circles…The Palm Beach crowd arrives…Tree talk among the royals

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Gwen Stefani at Christian Dior.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: You Don’t Say … In Her Fashion … Another Olivier Twist …

YOU DON’T SAY: Been wondering what LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault makes of all the speculation swirling around Gucci Group, and the possibility that Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole could leave if their autonomy is…

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Fashion Features

CTFA: Scent Market Remains Challenging

The challenging fragrance market was the main topic of conversation at this year’s CTFA conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes

SEPHORA-BOUND: High-end French beauty brand Sisley is Sephora-bound, again. Six months after announcing it had ceased its commercial relations with the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, Sisley said conflicts between the two…

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Some Wet ‘n’ Wild offerings.

Fashion Features

New Dana Perfumes on Selling Block

NEW YORK — Maintaining that New Dana Perfumes Corporation is “repaired,” the investors who came to the fragrance marketer’s aid in 1999 are looking for buyers.

Dimeling, Schreiber & Park has retained Carl Marks Capital Advisors LLC…

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Fashion Features

Show Fuses Beauty, Fashion

NEW YORK — Relishing the crowd that live hair demonstrations draw at beauty trade shows, the International Beauty Show is putting a fashion twist on their usual demo this weekend during the organization’s annual three-day exposition at the…

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Inside the new L’Artisan Parfumeur boutique.

Fashion Features

A Grand Presentation for Scent

PARIS — L’Artisan Parfumeur doesn’t believe in keeping a niche concept small.

The French beauty manufacturer and retailer known for its quirky scented items unveiled a new store format, called La Grande Boutique (The Big…

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Stars’ new collection.

Fashion Features

Stars Tees Off With New Scent

NEW YORK — Michael Stars has ventured beyond the basic T-shirt into the beauty business. The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based apparel manufacturer, whose tag line, “the original tee,” set the stage for the brand’s no-frills image, is keeping…

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Intensité face cream.

Fashion Features

Ré Vive: From Biotech to Bergdorf’s

NEW YORK — Ré Vive has found a new growth factor — literally. The high-end treatment brand, whose claim to fame stems from the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of Epidermal Growth Factor, or EGF, has added a new ingredient to its mix,…

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Fashion Features

Versace Addressing Its Man

MILAN — Following the success of the Versace Woman launch in 2000, Versace Beauty is getting ready to seduce the European market with a new men’s fragrance, Versace Man.

The fragrance is to be shown for the first time at this…

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Fashion Features

Gianni Versace Taps Croncota As New Head of Marketing

NEW YORK — Stephen Croncota has been named head of global marketing at Gianni Versace SpA, a new post.

Based in Milan, he reports to Donatella Versace, co-chairman and chief designer, and Santo Versace, co-chairman and…

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Fashion Features

A&G Plans Proceed Undeterred

LONDON — Times may be tough for luxury, but A&G Group continues to insist it’s weathering the storm.

In an exclusive interview with WWD Thursday, Gianluca Brozzetti, chief executive of A&G Group, took pains to emphasize that the…

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Financial

Kellwood Back to Profitability

NEW YORK — Benefiting from a long restructuring with a improved balance sheet, Kellwood Co. Thursday posted improved fourth-quarter and yearend results.

The company’s results were boosted in part by the June 25 acquisition of Gerber…

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