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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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Lauder 2003 Sales Reach $5B

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Overview

You can call Est?e Lauder Cos. a $5 billion company. For the first time in its history, Lauder's sales in 2003 breached the $5 billion mark, increasing 7.9 percent to $5.12 billion from $4.74 billion.

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Power Up

The Blackout of 2003 left retailers assessing the business lost, but most agreed the lazy days of summer helped limit the damage.

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Chinese Imports Gain Again

The import picture in June and the first half told the same story: China appears unstoppable, as apparel and textile shipments ballooned.

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Malden Mills Gets Nod on Ch. 11 Plan

Malden Mills had its reorganization plan approved, giving chairman and ceo Aaron Feuerstein the option to buy back the company for about $92 million.

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Ralph Lauren

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At Polo’s Annual, Ralph Stresses ‘Single Viewpoint’

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren combined his role as chief executive of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. with elements of stand-up comedy and philosophy at the firm’s annual meeting at the St. Regis Hotel here Thursday.

In addition to one-liners,…

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Coming This Week

Tuesday: Saks Inc. reports second-quarter earnings.

Wednesday: Phillips-Van Heusen, Ross Stores, Hot Topic and Talbots report second-quarter earnings.

Thursday: AmericasMart Apparel’s Atlanta holiday and resort…

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Corrections

Due to misinformation from the Dallas Market Center, the date of the Dallas Fashion Awards gala was wrong in a story on page 3, June 3, and page 16, July 24. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 25. Also, in the Dallas Fashion Awards feature published…

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Editor’s Note

The WWD Business Review due to run today has been rescheduled for a later date because of the power blackout.

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Lauder 2003 Sales Reach $5B

For the first time in its history, Lauder’s sales in 2003 breached the $5 billion mark, increasing 7.9 percent to $5.12 billion.

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Financial

Target Shares Slip Despite Profit in Qtr.

Target Stores saw net income rise 4.1 percent to $358 million, but earnings per share failed to meet estimates and its stock tumbled.

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Stella McCartney

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Stella’s Design Arm Posts 1st-Year Loss

Stella McCartney Ltd. posted a loss of $4.4 million or 2.8 million British pounds last year, according to a filing with Companies House in London.

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U.S. Price Indices See Some Stability in July

Wholesale and retail apparel prices firmed up somewhat in July, signaling the first signs of stability in pricing power in some time.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: New Trial Date Set for Rite Aid’s Brown … Givaudan Numbers

NEW YORK — A trial date of Sept. 29 has been set for former Rite Aid chief counsel Franklin Brown in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa. It was previously scheduled for Sept. 22, but was pushed back because of a court scheduling conflict, according…

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Janet Goldman, president of Fragments

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How to Stand Out in a Crowd

NEW YORK — Ask any new jewelry designer how their business got started and chances are the response is: “I started it as a hobby, making pieces for myself and friends.”

The accessibility of the basic tools of the trade —…

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Rick and Karey Chagnon with their Bravo Award.

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Parents Take Center Stage at Hanes Luncheon

NEW YORK — Vanessa Williams may be best known for her acting and singing, but when it comes down to it, family comes first for the entertainer.

“Parenting is always my first priority,” said Williams last Thursday at New…

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The handbag area at J.C. Penney is slated for a makeover.

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Penney’s Fashion Push

Fashion jewelry is getting more attention as part of J.C. Penney’s strategy to turn around its business and freshen up its image.

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A minihandbag from Salani.

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Findings: Book Bags…New Hires Strongwater Showroom…Fina Honored

BOOK BAGS: Now, travelers can carry their favorite books in their books.

An unlikely entry in the accessories market, Italian publishing house Salani has taken reproductions of its Fifties book covers and converted them into…

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Jimmy Choo’s boudoir-inspired boutique on Madison Avenue.

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Choo’s Foothold on Madison

NEW YORK — Jimmy Choo is far from Old World, yet that’s exactly where Tamara Mellon drew from for her latest design endeavor — the company’s Madison Avenue flagship.

“I wanted to create something that was very…

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Court OK’s Jones’ Kasper Deal

NEW YORK — With the blessings of a bankruptcy court last week, Jones Apparel Group started down on the final leg of its journey to acquire Kasper A.S.L.

As reported, Jones was the highest bidder for Kasper at an auction two weeks ago and…

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Lee Miller bathing in Hitler’s bathtub.

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Snapshots in Time: Lee Miller

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Fashion model, World War II photographer, proto-feminist, celebrated cook and, at times, recluse, Lee Miller starred in a storied life that has been largely left untold. But a few chapters are revealed through a joint…

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Mugler Joins the Cirque

LOS ANGELES — Lest anyone need convincing that fashion has always been a circus by another name, Thierry Mugler got to underscore the point with the VIP-opening Thursday night of “Zumanity,” the latest — and most risqué…

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Europe Watch: In The Line Of Duty … Show Business … Good Sport …

IN THE LINE OF DUTY: Seizing the current economic downturn to cut its fixed costs, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said last week it succeeded in renegotiating the lease for its DFS duty-free operations in Hawaii. A spokesman declined to…

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Everybody get footloose: Here and below Romola Garai and Diego Luna of “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.”

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Viva la Salsa!

Postcard from the Baltic Sea.

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WWDPostcard: Christian Louboutin aboard the Amazon Express

Hello from aboard our boat, the Amazon Express, with our first-class guide Princess Olga of Greece and our personal bicycle instructor, Mr. P. (More on that later.) We are sailing all over the Baltic Sea — Estonia, Lithuania,…

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Fashion Scoops: The ‘In’ Scene…Cake Walk…Downtown Denizen…Elvis’ Hot Duet…In Limbo

  • THE ‘IN’ SCENE: An hour after the lights went out, an exasperated building manager huffed and puffed at 205 West 39th Street, not sure what to do about all the Calvin Klein employees who were still hanging about in…

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Magazines Soldier On

NEW YORK — “The Great Blackout of 2003” wasn’t much more than a big inconvenience for most of Manhattan’s magazine publishers, except for the staffs of the weeklies who needed to tear up their issues and slap the phrase…

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