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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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Toronto Retail Reels: SARS Scare Thwarts Tourism and Traffic

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Toronto retailers have seen traffic fall from 10 to 30 percent and several Canadian conventions have been canceled as a result of the SARS scare.

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She’s kicking off Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign that launches in September, featuring one of the best-looking cause-related T-shirts ever thanks to Stella McCartney, who designed the trompe-l’oeil necklace look with...

Fashion Features

Just Cause

NEW YORK — It’s no secret that Nicole Kidman’s into fashion, but the Academy Award winner has other ambitions up her three-quarter-length sleeves. She’s kicking off Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign that…

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The threat of SARS has caused retail traffic declines of 10 to 30 percent, according to official figures.

Fashion Features

Toronto Retail Reels: SARS Scare Thwarts Tourism and Traffic

Toronto retailers have seen traffic fall from 10 to 30 percent and several Canadian conventions have been canceled as a result of the SARS scare.

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Fashion Features

Tommy Bahama Brand Sold to Oxford Industries

NEW YORK — The Tommy Bahama brand was sold on Saturday to Oxford Industries Inc. in a transaction valued at up to $325 million.

Oxford signed a definitive agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital stock of Viewpoint…

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Mike Duke

Fashion Features

Tom Coughlin Promoted at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bumped two of its top executives, Tom Coughlin and Mike Duke, up a notch.

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Fashion Features

Rigelman Exits Harrods Post After 2 Months

LONDON — Harrods’ revolving management door is spinning faster than ever.

The company has confirmed that Max Rigelman, its latest managing director, has resigned his post after less than two months on the job. The company said in a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: CITA Says No … Grand Design … Bidding for Selfridges …

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements published its denial of a short supply request by the Dow Chemical Co.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Opening of the Costume Institute’s “Goddess” exhibit.

Los Angeles International Textile Show (through Wednesday).

TUESDAY: First-quarter earnings reports from DuPont, Jones Apparel and Kenneth Cole.

April Consumer…

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Nicole Kidman in the Key to the Cure T-shirt

Fashion Features

Nicole’s Just ‘ Cause

NEW YORK — As a chair of tonight’s Costume Institute benefit and the CFDA’s choice for Style Icon at its June 2 event, Nicole Kidman understands the delicate art of celebrity-driven fashion statements.

Now she’s looking…

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Fashion Features

Honey, Condé Nast Name New Editors

NEW YORK — Honey, the fashion and entertainment magazine aimed at young urban women, named Michaela Angela Davis editor in chief Monday.

Davis, who had been the magazine’s fashion director, replaces Amy Du Bois Barnett, whom Time…

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Financial

International, Beauty Sales Fuel Avon Qtr.

NEW YORK — Strong international and beauty sales drove Avon Products Inc. to post first-quarter earnings that were slightly better than expected.

For the three months ended March 31, the New York-based global direct seller said net income…

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Fashion Features

Retail v. Credit Cards Kicks Off

Credit card companies could find themselves amazed at the size of their own bills if a landmark trial set to begin today doesn’t go their way.

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Fashion Features

Ex-Belk Exec Files Lawsuit

NEW YORK — A former Belk Inc. division chief thinks that his one-time employer downsized beyond the statutory limit, and he’s filed an age discrimination suit against the firm to make his point.

David Hines, who was president of…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Baby Talk

BABY TALK: The Cynthia Steffe family is growing. The designer delivered her first child on Thursday afternoon, a 7-pound 11-ounce girl named Ava Rose Roberts. “She’s perfect; Rick and I couldn’t be happier,” said Steffe, referring to her…

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Financial

Sara Lee Sees Increase In Net Income for 3rd Qtr.

NEW YORK — The Intimates and Underwear division of Sara Lee Corp. managed higher operating profits on flat sales in the third quarter.

The Chicago-based consumer goods giant reported that, in the third quarter ended March 29, its apparel…

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Fashion Features

Hear Maidenform Asking Price Dropping

NEW YORK — Maidenform Inc. is sweetening the pot for a potential acquisition of its stable of national brand foundations: Maidenform, Lilyette and Flexees.

WWD has learned that Maidenform, which in 2001 generated close to $250 million in…

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Gianluca Flore shows off La Perla Black Label's book.

Fashion Features

La Perla Does Black Label

La Perla is introducing a new line this fall called La Perla Black Label, with first-year sales projected at $300,000.

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Kalita Al Swaidi

Fashion Features

Kalita’s Naughty Panties

LONDON — Kalita Al Swaidi’s lingerie line began with a homemade T-shirt a year and a half ago. Today, annual retail sales are projected to reach $19,000 at Coco Ribbon, a lingerie boutique in Notting Hill here where Al Swaidi’s…

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Fashion Features

Amazing Lace

NEW YORK — This season’s lingerie message comes across loud and clear: Make it lace. This boudoir staple is raising the temperatures as an allover look, flirtatious edging or delicate reembroidered details.

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Fashion Features

Lola Rosa in Bloom

LONDON — Jewelry designer Nikki Gewirtz can rattle off a stream of celebrity fans of her label Lola Rose — from Halle Berry to Lady Helen Taylor and England’s Princess Eugenie. But those aren’t the women for whom she’s…

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Fashion Features

Hosiery Sales, Trends Top IHE Agenda

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The current status of worldwide hosiery, as well as hosiery sales and projections, fashion trends and the benefits of local versus global manufacturing, will be among the issues addressed at the International Hosiery Conference…

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Cece Cord’s dog bag and new people bags.

Fashion Features

Findings: Cord’s Next Bag … Spade Management Shuffle … Sigerson Heads East …

CORD’S NEXT BAG: Cece Cord has found so much puppy love for her dog bags that she is now extending the line into what she calls “people totes.”

The New York socialite is launching her Travels with Tiger brand in handbags and clutches…

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Jacobs&#8217 new special order alligator handbags

Fashion Features

New Special Order Bags Debut at Jacobs Trunk Show

Marc Jacobs unveiled two special order alligator handbag designs at a trunk show in his Mercer Street shop Thursday.

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Inside Pringle&#8217s Sloane Street store

Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Home Speed Home … Great Scot … Best Wishes …

HOME SPEED HOME: Although fast-fashion specialist Inditex isn’t quite ready to spill all the beans, a spokeswoman for Zara Home said its new housewares and home fabrics division will launch in roughly 15 new Spanish stores by the end of August or…

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The Bodas flagship store

Fashion Features

From Panty Parties to Retail Chain

LONDON — It started out with a panty party.

Helena Bodas, a former equities analyst, and partner Donella Tarantelli called their girlfriends, telling each to come with their favorite pair in tow. After a detailed discussion of panty likes…

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Fashion Features

U.S. and Vietnam Reach Agreement on Quotas

WASHINGTON — After more than a week of contention, the U.S. and Vietnam on Saturday announced an agreement setting limits on Vietnamese apparel imports, but the pact isn’t likely to please either domestic manufacturers or retailers and…

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Patricia Field shows off her denim creation at the Swarovski store last week

Fashion Features

Swarovski’s Star-Studded Event

NEW YORK — Denim jackets embellished by celebrities with Swarovski crystals and pins went on display at the Swarovski store on Madison Avenue here Thursday, and Patricia Field and actress Rebecca Budig, two of the 14 designers, stopped by to…

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Jamie Tisch in Ralph Lauren

People

Penn Station

Parties from Philadelphia to Henry Street.

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People

Icy Hot

ICY HOT: Rachel Weisz has a lot to be confident about these days. For the Los Angeles premiere of her new film, “Confidence,” in which she stars opposite Edward Burns and Dustin Hoffman, the actress steamed up the red carpet in a va-va-voom scarlet…

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People

Eye Scoop

LE DIVORCE?: Alexandra and Alexandre von Furstenberg have called it quits — for now. Their spokesman, Paul Wilmot, confirmed that the couple, who has been together for 13 years and has two children, is currently living apart and seeking…

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People

Pike’s Peak

Tracing Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with the fair-haired set.

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