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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.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Industry Anxiety Rises As Threatening Virus Spreads Through Asia

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Overview

The mysterious pneumonia virus in Hong Kong and southern China has begun to wreak havoc on the area's textile and apparel industries.

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Wolford’s new sheer styles include trompe l’oeil looks.

Fashion Features

Sheer Makers Fight The Snags

Following years of steady sales declines, sheer hosiery remains one of the fashion industry’s most challenging categories. What used to be a staple for women, whether they were working or not, has become a beleaguered sector plagued by years of…

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Saks Fifth Avenue now offers designer store-in-stores as part of its accessories department.

Fashion Features

Making A Good Impression

There’s nothing quite like a great-looking accessories department. Generally located on the main floor, it’s a store’s entry point, which gives customers that all-important first impression that will last as she wanders through each…

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Here, their fringed flapper dress.

Fashion Features

Fringe Group

MILAN — Move over, Roxie Hart. The flapper dress is back, and you’ll have plenty of rivals for naughtiest singer/dancer/actress for fall. At Dolce & Gabbana, for example, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana toned down their seductress…

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Financial

Industry Anxiety Rises As Threatening Virus Spreads Through Asia

The mysterious pneumonia virus in Hong Kong and southern China has begun to wreak havoc on the area’s textile and apparel industries.

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Fashion Features

Charron Reaps Sharp Pay Hike

Paul Charron, Liz Claiborne’s chairman and ceo, had a 42.8 percent pay increase to $4.3 million, while his bonus nearly doubled to $1.9 million.

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Financial

Despite Strong Sales, Tod’s ’02 Net Falls

Tod’s 2002 net income dropped 2.5 percent to $38.3 million on a 12.5 percent sales increase to $382.8 million, satisfying its chairman.

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Féraud plans to concentrate on its core suit business. Here, a look for fall 2003.

Fashion Features

Féraud Unties Creative Knott

Citing poor sales of its new luxury line, Féraud said it was parting ways with creative director Jean-Paul Knott to focus on its main label and retailing.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Liz Claiborne Taps Two Internationally…End Of An Era…New CEO At Dorby…

Liz Claiborne Taps Two Internationally…End Of An Era…New CEO At Dorby

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Emmanuelle Haïm

People

Baton Twirler

Heads were turned when Emmanuelle Haïm took her place in the pit at the Glyndeboure

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Jimmy Bradley and Danny Abrams at the Mermaid Inn.

People

The Little Mermaid

The Mermaid Inn swims into town

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Vanessa Getty

People

Tears Go By

Tears for Ralph Rucci.

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A rendering of the expansion.

Fashion Features

Americana Manhasset Builds a Bigger Footprint

Despite the soft economy, Americana Manhasset’s current expansion is part of an ongoing strategy to pump up its luxury appeal.

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Claire Pettibone's black floral-pattern stretch lace cami dress with soft bra top on a champagne ground.

Fashion Features

Getting Into the ‘Chicago’ Mood

“Chicago,” which won six Academy Awards including best picture, is adding some sizzle to lingerie departments, and all that jazz.

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes

Dozing Off

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Rapidly growing Quiksilver has been getting the attention of larger firms.

Fashion Features

Quiksilver: On Track for $1B

Huntington Beach, Calif. — Neither an acquirer or an acquiree be.

That was among the messages delivered by Bob McKnight, Quiksilver chairman and chief executive officer, at the firm’s annual meeting here Friday.

The…

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Fashion Features

ICI Names Knott Quest CEO, Lowers Quarterly Estimate

NEW YORK — Charles Knott has been named chairman and chief executive officer of fragrance supplier Quest International, succeeding Paul Drechsler, who resigned Tuesday after five years at the post.

Knott was formerly president and chief…

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Fashion Features

Boots Refining Focus to Core Units

LONDON — Boots PLC has abandoned its move into Botox injections, massages, makeovers and manicures in a rethink of a strategy that now will see the U.K. retailer focus more on its core Boots the Chemists chain.

The group plans to close…

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Financial

Avon Products Raises First-Quarter Outlook

NEW YORK — Avon Products Inc. Friday upped its first-quarter profit estimates by a penny, to 41 cents a share, including a charge of roughly 5 cents for the “repositioning” of its BeComing brand.

Last year, the firm posted earnings of 40…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Comeback Kid … Short Rhythm … Meet and Greet …

Comeback Kid…Short Rhythm…Meet and Greet…Karl’s Metal Madness

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Fashion Features

Arbiter Dismisses $17.6M of DuPont Claim v. Unifi

NEW YORK — Unifi Inc. said late Friday that it had received an initial order from the arbitration panel hearing the dispute between it and DuPont over a polyester filament “manufacturing alliance.”

According to a statement from Greensboro,…

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Jack McCollough, Narciso Rodriguez and Lazaro Hernandez.

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Future: A Bumpy Ride

NEW YORK — If there’s a future of fashion, it’ll come with a catch-22.

A panel organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Gen Art last week found itself opening a can of worms when it comes to the topic of…

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Financial

Merrill Lynch Sees Jones-Polo Divorce, Downgrades Shares of Both Companies

Merrill Lynch lowered its ratings for Jones Apparel Group and Polo Ralph Lauren to “neutral” from “buy,” eyeing a nasty licensing divorce.

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Financial

Elder-Beerman’s 4th-Qtr. Hiccup

NEW YORK — The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp.’s fourth-quarter profits withered under the dual pressures of soft sales and higher expenses.

For the three months ended Feb. 1, the Dayton, Ohio-based operator of 68 department stores in…

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Here, Bags by Boris’ Ultrasuede bags at Fiona Walker.

Fashion Features

Mod Odyssey

The swinging accessories scene is glancing back to the Sixties, turning out bold and graphic Op Art-inspired styles. Chelsea boots, geometric Lucite jewelry and a dose of flower power are some of the looks making designers mad for Mod. In challenging…

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Fashion Features

A Crowded Field, But Room To Grow

NEW YORK — Accessories have led the pack in the fashion world for the last few years, leading to an explosion of newcomers and more space for the category on retail floors.

While the sector is always undergoing cyclical shifts, there is…

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Coach’s patchwork hobo for fall.

Fashion Features

Survival Of The Fittest

NEW YORK — The department store main floor is like a trendy nightclub: It’s incredibly hard to get in, but those who eventually make it past the velvet rope find themselves in a loud, busy and overstimulating environment where it takes a…

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Newcomers are flooding the accessories business. Here, a look from a new line called Mixiblue.

Fashion Features

Expert Advice: Stand Out In A Crowd

Who isn’t starting an accessories line these days? Along with high-profile entrants such as Gwen Stefani, the sector is teeming with newcomers looking to eke out some space on already overcrowded retail shelves.

Many view the $30 billion…

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Three-for pricing is dominating the sock market. Sign depicting the pricing strategy for socks and knee-highs by Nine West.

Fashion Features

Sock It To ’Em

Price, price, price. Home to quick pick-me-ups that don’t break the bank, the sock department has in recent years become the place to find an overwhelming amount of bargain offers.

Whether it’s multiple packs, three-for-$12 or…

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Prada’s fall handbags feature interchangeable leather handles.

Fashion Features

Europeans On The Prowl

Tough economic times are stretching shoppers’ budgets more than ever, but Europe’s accessories players are on a mission to woo women into at least one splurge this season on a key item like that must-have bag.

Whether it’s…

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