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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

Target’s Capital Plan: Deploy Diplomacy to Grab D.C. Retail Site

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Overview

Target Stores is quietly negotiating with developers and city officials to buy space in Washington?s new D.C. USA retail complex.

From This Issue

Here, Cartier’s “Déclaration” watch with pavé diamond bands that playfully conceal a single diamond and Ebel’s “Beluga Midnight” diamond evening watch.

Fashion Features

Gem Session

GENEVA — Elegance reigned in the watch world as companies unveiled their latest collections at Baselworld, the Watch & Jewellery Show and the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Basel and Geneva. The difference this time was in the…

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The future home of the DC USA retail complex and likely the first Target store in the nation&#8217s capital

Fashion Features

Target’s Capital Plan: Deploy Diplomacy to Grab D.C. Retail Site

Target Stores is quietly negotiating with developers and city officials to buy space in Washington’s new D.C. USA retail complex.

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Patrizio Bertelli

Fashion Features

Prada Deals 45% of Church’s

Prada agrees to sell 45 percent of Church’s Group to private equity fund Equinox Management and has plans to expand the high-end Church’s brand beyond footwear into apparel and accessories.

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Fashion Features

Van Cleef & Arpels Names Claude J. Arpels Chairman

Van Cleef & Arpels promoted Claude Julien Arpels to the post of chairman, succeeding Ralph Destino, who will become a director of the jewelry firm.

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Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner speaks to the World Customs Organization in Brussels last August

Fashion Features

U.S. Customs: Checking Cargo With Closer Eye

U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner is leading the charge with new initiatives meant to protect inbound cargo from being used by terrorists.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: PEI Takes the South … Citymeals-On-Wheels Set Event … Fire at Zegna Baruffa …

PEI TAKES THE SOUTH: Perry Ellis International appointed Superior International as its licensee for the manufacture and distribution of women’s sportswear, under the Perry Ellis and Perry Ellis America brands, in Mexico, Central and South…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

TUESDAY: VF Corp. holds annual meeting and reports on first-quarter earnings.
Coach reports on third-quarter earnings.
Gen Art Styles 2003 annual design competition, New York.
Direction textile design show (through Wednesday).
Printsource…

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Pascal Mouawad and Heidi Klum

Fashion Features

Swiss Snips

GENEVA — The overall mood was a little more flat than bubbly, but that won’t stop watch and jewelry executives from breaking out the Cristal here and in Basel.
From WWD’s sister publications W and W Jewelry’s bash at…

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Longchamp&#8217s best-selling Pliage bag

Fashion Features

Longchamp’s Longevity

Longchamp, the 55-year-old Paris house, has the distinction of selling a million of its Pliage nylon totes and is keeping the momentum going.

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Financial

Oakley Net Falls 42.3% in Quarter, Apparel Robust

Oakley’s growing apparel business got some of the credit for a first-quarter profit performance that, while far below year-ago levels, beat expectations.

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Fashion Features

Three Arrested in Tiffany Scam

Police arrested three alleged counterfeiters and seized $2.6 million in fake Tiffany jewelry and accessories following an undercover investigation.

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Fashion Features

Natori’s New Deal

The Natori Co. has plans to strengthen its signature brand and build the franchise in foundations through a new licensing pact with Dana-Co.

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Iris LeBron

Fashion Features

DTI Discovers, Recovers, And Goes Undercover

NEW YORK — Fashion, shaping and comfort outlined DuPont Textiles & Interior’s spring-summer 2004 intimate apparel workshop.

Running through May 28 at the DTI offices at 1430 Broadway here, the workshop was presented by Iris LeBron,…

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John Heffer

Financial

Factors Turn Up the Volume Despite Economic Woes

Growth is returning to the factoring industry as firms offer more services to a broader range of clients to compensate for a difficult retail landscape.

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Financial

Spiegel to Shut 21 Stores

NEW YORK — Eddie Bauer’s 535 stores will be spared the saber in its parent company’s proposed first round of store cuts.

Bankrupt Spiegel Group plans to trim 21 stores to tighten its operations, but all of the planned closings…

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Penney&#8217s junior departments are generating double-digit sales gains

Financial

Teens Approach Dollars With Greater Sense

In today’s world of war and economic woes, teens are shopping more at mass and discount chains for trendy clothes and brands at low prices.

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Financial

Seiyu Eyes Wal-Mart ‘Efficiency’ Model

TOKYO — In a series of moves that could have long-term ramifications for its employees’ job security, Seiyu Ltd. is beginning to adopt Wal-Mart Stores’ penchant for efficiency.

Seiyu, the Japanese supermarket and general…

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Financial

Limited CEO Wexner’s Pay Soars 40.3%

With a bonus that was two-thirds greater than in 2001, Limited Brands ceo Leslie Wexner saw his compensation soar to $4.4 million in 2002.

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Feeling Flush … Go East … Lucky Break …

FEELING FLUSH: Marzotto, owner of the Valentino and Hugo Boss fashion houses, said its sales for the quarter ended March 31 rose 3.4 percent to $593.9 million, aided by the consolidation of Valentino, which it bought in spring 2002. Clothing accounted…

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Kevan Hall’s sketch for Whitney Houston.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Anti-Markdown Bag … Whitney Wear

THE ANTI-MARKDOWN BAG: Louis Vuitton’s rainbow-colored Takashi Murakami bags are turning into the fashion industry’s answer to Tickle-Me Elmo. A salesman at the Louis Vuitton store in SoHo said a waiting list for the bags that (officially)…

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Pam Ann aka Caroline Reid

People

Buckle Up

Come fly the unfriendly skies with air hostess Pam Ann – the Pucci-clad invention of comedienne Caroline Reid…

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Keisha Whitaker in Catherine Malandrino and Zooey Deschanel in her own tailor-made clothes and vintage coat

People

Shop Talk

Shopping at Hogan’s in L.A.

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

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