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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

Mixed Retail Results in 2nd Quarter Don?t Dampen Hope for Fall

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While bad weather and markdown pressures hurt retailers? second-quarter profits, initial earnings results indicated things could have been worse.

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Here, a roundup of fresh-faced young stunners who are already well on their way, in clothes they chose themselves. From left, Vanessa Perron of Next in a Rebecca Taylor tank, DKNY pants and Manolo Blahnik shoes; Valerie from Elite in Tocca’s...

Fashion Features

The Latest Models

NEW YORK — Celebrities may be turning up on many more magazine covers these days, but fashion is still on the prowl for the next generation of models. And, as ever, there are some new stars in the making. See photospread The New Kids On the Block.

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Allen Questrom looks to increase Penney’s fashion quotient in certain markets.

Fashion Features

Mixed Retail Results in 2nd Quarter Don’t Dampen Hope for Fall

While bad weather and markdown pressures hurt retailers’ second-quarter profits, initial earnings results indicated things could have been worse.

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Gadzooks’ fall magazine ads will encourage teens to express themselves.

Fashion Features

Personal Touch Is Best Approach To Millennials

While fashion has yet to fully exploit opportunities with the lucrative 25-and-under set, style makers are starting to seek new ways to reach them.

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Fashion Features

Tropical Sportswear Blows Out Top Execs

NEW YORK — Storm clouds gathered over the corner offices at Tropical Sportswear International Corp.’s Tampa headquarters Wednesday.

The firm’s board said after two months of reviewing strategic options for the company with…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Sales Gain … Beiersdorf Results … More Allou Woes

Douglas Perfumery’s sales rose 5.1 percent in the first half of 2003; The strong euro hurt Beiersdorf results; More woes for Allou.

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Fashion Features

Kasper Sees 2nd-Quarter Profit

Even though it lost the race to acquire Kasper, Kellwood Co. has at least a couple of deals in the works, with one expected to close by yearend.

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Eleanor Lambert and Cathy Hardwick

Fashion Features

Lambert’s Long-Awaited Moment

NEW YORK — What’s the best thing about turning 100? In Eleanor Lambert’s case, it could well have been the gifts.

Her Fifth Avenue apartment was quickly filled with boxes and bags on Monday night, mixing with the stifling…

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Financial

By the Numbers: Spiegel Sinks…Split Decision

  • SPIEGEL SINKS: Reorganization costs stemming from its bankruptcy proceedings pushed the The Spiegel Group Inc. deeper into the red in the second quarter. For the three months ended June 28, the Downers Grove, Ill.-based Eddie Bauer…

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Bernard Arnault

Fashion Features

Arnault, Owen-Jones Honored by Fortune

PARIS — It’s accolade season for European fashion and luxury executives.

A week after Institutional Investor anointed Gucci Group’s Domenico De Sole as Europe’s best luxury goods chief executive, Fortune magazine this…

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Kellwood’s looking for growth with its Liz Claiborne suit license.

Fashion Features

Kellwood Digests Deals, Still Hungry

NEW YORK — Kellwood Co. not only has a big appetite, but a big stomach, as well.

While the St. Louis-based firm was outbid for Kasper A.S.L. at auction last week, that doesn’t mean Kellwood has lost its hunger. Jones Apparel Group,…

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Fashion Features

Cone’s Bakane Blasts Kozberg’s ‘Pointless’ Suit

NEW YORK — Firing back at dissident director Marc Kozberg, Cone Mills Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer John Bakane released a statement late Monday claiming Kozberg filed a “pointless” lawsuit to have a court set…

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Fashion Features

Milliken’s ‘Smart’ Move

NEW YORK — Milliken & Co. jumped into the stain-resistant fabric business Tuesday, introducing StainSmart, a treatment the Spartanburg, S.C.-based firm said makes fabric less susceptible to being stained and more likely to release stains in the…

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A look from Gigi.

Fashion Features

Shifting Trends Spur Item Search

LOS ANGELES — Like anxious party hosts, show organizers and exhibitors of the holiday-resort market that ended Tuesday revved up the marketing machine, even serving beefcake with hunky bartenders at no fewer than three “happy hour”…

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Fashion Features

DTI-Koch Deal Seen Likely, But Public Offering Doubtful

Observers say the deal for Koch Industries to buy DuPont Textiles & Interiors makes sense, but that an IPO for DTI is unlikely.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Narcisco’s Angels…Express Gets The Green Light…Maxed Out

NARCISO’S ANGELS: Demi Moore missed him by a day, but Angeleno fans Jacqui Getty and Kelly Lynch made darn sure to get face time with Narciso Rodriguez during his two-hour visit last Friday afternoon — his first…

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Fashion Features

U.S., Canada and EU Offer Tariff-Cut Deal

WASHINGTON — The U.S., Canada and European Union presented a joint proposal Tuesday on lowering tariffs on industrial products, such as apparel and textiles, in an effort to jump-start stalled discussions on opening markets in the global round of…

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