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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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What Price Luxury? Brands Go High, Low To Spur Tough Market

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Overview

Many of today's biggest fashion houses have been fiddling with price tags, but it's stirring a sharp debate in the luxury market.

From This Issue

Here, a cotton and Lycra spandex corduroy jacket from Lix Jeans with a polyester and rayon satin skirt by Spacegirlz; bag by Kiki Pearl; shoes from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

Going in Style

NEW YORK — The golden age of the jet set may have come and gone, but it still lives on in fashion. That’s especially true at the moment, when movies and books are rediscovering the iconic look of the Sixties and Seventies stewardess. And…

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Gucci crocodile bag

Fashion Features

What Price Luxury? Brands Go High, Low To Spur Tough Market

Many of today’s biggest fashion houses have been fiddling with price tags, but it’s stirring a sharp debate in the luxury market.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

LUCKY SHOES: Vernon, Calif.-based Lucky Brand Dunagarees is stepping into footwear. The line of denim-driven activewear has inked a licensing deal with South River, N.J.-based Steinweis Jacobson LLC to produce women’s and men’s footwear….

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Financial

Sears’ Moves Shift Focus to Stores

Sears’ decision to put its credit card operations on the block resonated with investors Wednesday, as it said that it was evaluating alternatives.

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Fashion Features

U.S.- WTO Nearing Agricultural Deadline

WASHINGTON — The chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. said Wednesday that World Trade Organization members must overcome significant obstacles before the 145 nations can reach an agreement on agriculture, which is crucial for the success…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Jodie Kidd to Polo … Prime of Adrien Brody

JODIE KIDD TO POLO: Following in the footsteps of her father and brother, who are both professional polo players, British model Jodie Kidd will represent England in the Polo Women’s World Championships in July. Although she has only been playing…

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Financial

Trimmed U.S. Losses Help Boost H&M Net

Helped by reduced losses in the U.S., net profits at Swedish behemoth Hennes & Mauritz vaulted 43.1 percent to $118.7 million in the first quarter.

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Zandra Rhodes

People

Rhodes Scholar

Zandra Rhodes gets set to open her British museum, and parties from Los Angeles to Miami, plus Madonna’s big shoot.

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A video still from “X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS,” a collaboration between Steven Klein and Madonna.

People

Shooting Stars

Some stars just show up on the set. Not Madonna, who spent months e-mailing Steven Klein in planning a shoot for W, WWD’s sister publication. Their strange and wonderful collaboration, depicting Madonna alternately contorted and done up as a New…

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Brightly colored T-shirts were strong sellers at Benetton.

Fashion Features

Minis, Cargo Pants Key Spring Items

The arrival of spring this weekend sent junior shoppers out to the stores in droves. Here are some of the hot sellers.

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Knitwear resource Wayne Rogers has launched a jeans line.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Raises for VF Brass

Citing improved underlying financial performance, VF Corp. raised the pay of its five top executives, according to the company’s proxy statement recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mackey…

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Pro Fitness may change its uniforms from Nike to Reebok.

Fashion Features

Working Product Placement

Personal trainers and yoga instructors are beginning to look like sports stars, as more athletic labels are using them as ads for their apparel.

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Fashion Features

Oscars’ Quick-Turn Artists

Now that the Oscars are history, it’s time for knockoff kings to get down to business. Here’s a glimpse.

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Fashion Features

Web Winners

The WWDList: Designers ranked by the number of page views received during the first two weeks their collections were posted online at Style.com.

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Financial

Charlotte Russe Leaves the ‘Room’

NEW YORK — Charlotte Russe Holding warned Tuesday it expects to report a second-quarter loss and said it plans to close all 10 of its Charlotte’s Room stores.

The San Diego-based specialty retailer, which operates 268 stores under…

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The Carolina Herreras Jr. and Sr.

People

Frequent Fliers

“Well trophy season is finally over, that we can be grateful for,” said Tom Hanks, as he and wife, Rita Wilson, arrived to co-host Saks Fifth Avenue’s benefit dinner for Cedars-Sinai cancer research, which raised $1.5 million. But the…

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Fashion Features

Banana Republic Names Executive Marketing VP

LOS ANGELES — Gap Inc. said Wednesday Jack Calhoun has joined the company as executive vice president of marketing for Banana Republic, succeeding Amy Schoening, who resigned the post in January. Calhoun reports to BR president Maureen Chiquet….

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

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