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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.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

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.

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

Megastore Backlash: Designer Units Strive For Cozier, Local Style

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Overview

Gone are the days when luxury brands raced to open mega-flagships. Now, they're bringing novel themes to retail design to burnish their images.

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Here, the wool faille coat with ranch mink trim, leather belt and black lace skirt.

Fashion Features

Flare Up

NEW YORK — The Forties and Fifties were eras of glamour and style. Now, bridge designer Edward Wilkerson is taking elements from that time — the flared skirt, the easy topper — and sprucing them up for his fall Lafayette 148…

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Balenciaga's raw art space.

Fashion Features

Megastore Backlash: Designer Units Strive For Cozier, Local Style

Gone are the days when luxury brands raced to open mega-flagships. Now, they’re bringing novel themes to retail design to burnish their images.

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Fashion Features

Vidal Sassoon Sues P&G

NEW YORK — Vidal Sassoon is out to prove to Procter & Gamble that not everything is for sale.

Sassoon, 74, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles against Cincinnati-based P&G on…

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Fashion Features

LVMH, Morgan Stanley Lawyers Duel

PARIS — In the face of a $100 million bias suit launched by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, does Morgan Stanley want more evidence from the luxury group, or less?

That was the incredulous stance of counsel for LVMH Tuesday as it…

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Fashion Features

Jessup Heading to Ann Taylor Unit?

NEW YORK — Ann Taylor Stores Corp. is expected to announce soon a new head for its Ann Taylor division, and there’s speculation that Jerome Jessup, formerly with Gap, may be headed to the career women’s chain.

The…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Warnaco Signings … JCP’s Bigger Board … Sketchers Deal …

WARNACO SIGNINGS: Warnaco Group Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Nautica Enterprises Inc. to produce Nautica swimwear, and has also signed a lease for new headquarters at 501 Seventh Avenue. Nautica had a deal with Apparel Ventures Inc.,…

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Fashion Features

Jones Promotes Corso, Sees Another Downgrade

Jackie Corso has been named ceo of the handbag and small leather goods division at parent company Jones Apparel Group.

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Fashion Features

Tarrant Gets American Rag Label

Tarrant is the new co-owner of American Rag CIE II, which owns the rights to the company trademark and the retail operations.

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Fashion Features

Time Up for O’Dair

NEW YORK — Call it spring cleaning.

Just days after word spread through Time Inc. that Carrie Tuhy was being replaced as the managing editor of Real Simple, sources said the company told Teen People’s managing editor Barbara…

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Fashion Features

U.S. Trade Report Lists Unfair Practices

WASHINGTON — Egypt, Nigeria, India and Brazil maintain some of the highest trade barriers on apparel and textiles, which the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative underscored in its annual report on foreign trade barriers released…

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Eve Eliot

Marketing and Promotion

Zen and the Art of Shopping

Two new books chronicle fashion victim-hood and finding inner peace through shopping.

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Michelle Lee

Marketing and Promotion

McFashion’s Feeding Frenzy

NEW YORK — Consumer spending may have slowed since the start of the war with Iraq, but America is still home to a growing populace of fashion victims — those who consistently buy into whatever trend the fashion business is pushing, even…

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An interior shot of a Uniqlo store in Tokyo.

Fashion Features

Japan’s Uniqlo Revamps Image

With average wholesale prices in the $10 to $30 range, sourcing continues to be the challenge for moderate sportswear firms.

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Fashion Features

NRF Downgrades ’03 Forecast

NEW YORK — The National Retail Federation dropped its 2003 forecast for retail sales down to 3.8 percent growth, from 5.6 percent predicted in January, due to the war with Iraq.

The revised outlook is based on total sales expected from…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Garden Party … 21 Club …

GARDEN PARTY: Something new and unexpected has sprouted in Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Majorelle Garden in Marrakech: a boutique. No, the retired couturier isn’t mounting a comeback, but he has supervised the project. The 550-square-foot…

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Here and right: Trina Turk’s Palm Springs store.

Fashion Features

The Work of a Young Turk

LOS ANGELES — It took seven years, but Trina Turk believes she’s finally ready for show time.

Today, the designer known for her contemporary spin on lady chic by way of Palm Springs moderne (which one observer called Jackie…

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Princess Margaret

People

Suzy

High points from Aspen’s spring skiing scene; Bicycling from London to Paris; Jude and Sadie’s frosty moment; Is Ferry Sunk?

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