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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

Basics Take Backseat As Mod Styles Ignite Early Selling for Fall

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The Sixties styles that flooded fall runways might just have been the tonic that retailers and consumers were craving, because stores around the country say fall business is off to a strong start.

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Jordan Trades on Stability

Jordan, seen as a Mideast outpost of peace and relatively pro-Western attitudes, is getting some trading perks from the U.S.

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Country Focus: Jordan

GDP: $22.8 billion/$4,300 per capita (2002).
GDP Change: +3.5 percent.
Population: 5.5 million.
Unemployment: 16 percent.*
Textile & Apparel Exports to U.S.: $483.4 million, up 89.2 percent.**
Key…

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Fashion Features

Singh Plans New Look Bid

LONDON — Tom Singh, the founder and shareholder of reference at New Look, has made a preliminary offer for the company, according to a statement issued Monday. New Look, the fast-fashion, high street retailer, said its board was considering…

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Fashion Features

Friedman’s Forges Ahead

NEW YORK — Jewelry retailer Friedman’s Inc. said last week it plans to accelerate new store growth in 2004 and also expects sales and earnings results above current estimates for next year.

The Savannah, Ga.-based firm now plans to…

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Fashion Features

France’s Tati to Reorganize

PARIS — Falling to competition from Europe’s fast-fashion retailers, one of France’s oldest discount institutions, Tati, has filed the equivalent of Chapter 11 proceedings here.

Paris’ Tribune de Commerce is expected to…

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Financial

Kmart Cuts Loss Drastically

Kmart’s slimmed-down version of itself is paying off, but retail observers said the discounter still has more work to do to trim the fat and its losses.

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Here, an asymmetric silk number with suede details from Laundry by Shelli Segal. Charles Jourdan shoes.

Fashion Features

Night Light

NEW YORK — Vibrant colors are sure to spice things up this season. Hot pink, for example, adds a provocative touch to an otherwise simple dress with a handkerchief hem. For more, see photospread Night Lights.

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Marc Jacobs’ Mod jumper is a big hit at Bloomingdale’s.

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Basics Take Backseat As Mod Styles Ignite Early Selling for Fall

It’s shaping up to be a Mod, Mod fall. As stores report fall business is off to a strong start, there are rumblings of an economic upturn.

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A travel article from the premiere edition of 5 magazine.

Fashion Features

Saks Enters Mag Game With 5

Saks Fifth Avenue is getting into the magazine business with 5, a lifestyle tome that it will launch in October.

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Fashion Features

Mill Lobbyists Hitting New York

After spending last month agitating in the South, a group of textile and fiber executives are taking their campaign to limit Chinese imports to New York.

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Fashion Features

Quota Watch

Pakistan

Pakistan, which is seen as one of the handful of countries that will likely be able to hold its own against China when quotas are dropped in 2005, maneuvered for more textile and apparel trade breaks from the U.S. this year. The…

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Fashion Features

De Sole Sees Strong Fall for Gucci

MILAN — Gucci expects sales to start heating up.

“I feel very confident going forward that we’ll have a strong fall for the Gucci brand,” chairman and chief executive Domenico De Sole told WWD in a phone interview…

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Burberry’s accessories are now grouped together in a shop on Bloomingdale’s main floor.

Fashion Features

Burberry Accessories’ New Pad

Burberry accessories, the British luxury firm’s fastest-growing segment, has a new home at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship.

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Beauty Beat: New Ferré Scent Keeps the Heat On … Lafley Receives $3M Bonus Plan … Dietz Leaves Wella

MILAN — Gianfranco Ferré’s latest women’s launch proves the sensual, sexy series of Italian fragrance introductions won’t cool off any time soon.

Essence D’eau Gianfranco Ferré is bottled in a curvy…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: Tissu Premier textile show, Lille, France (through Wednesday).
Montreal Fashion Week (through Friday).
L’Oréal reports in financial results for the first half of the year.

Wednesday: International Fashion…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Customs Question…Perry Clarifies…New Post For Marzorati

  • CUSTOMS QUESTION: Inditex, the Spanish retailer that operates the Zara chain, has denied allegations of contraband by Mexican customs officials. Authorities in Mexico have begun to investigate whether Inditex, in the period from 2001 to…

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Erin Ralph

People

Teen Dream

Introducing Erin Ralph, fashion editor at 17.

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So Sketchy

Artist David Remfry’s collaboration with Stella McCartney.

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Simon LeBon

People

Wild Boys

Duran Duran hits NYC.

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An advertisement for the event.

Fashion Features

Something New: A High-End Bridal Fair

NEW YORK — Wedding March on Madison, the pet project of Bride’s and Modern Bride magazine, is turning out to be just like a real wedding: There’s a big event, a little feuding and strenuous planning that will likely pay off in the…

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A preview from Spring 2004.

Fashion Features

Arango Relaunches for Spring

NEW YORK — Designer Gustavo Arango is making a New York comeback.

The designer’s Sept. 15 fashion week runway show will mark the relaunch of the Gustavo Arango collection. However, the new designs are significantly different from the…

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A Bonaparte-NY bridal gown.

Fashion Features

Market Basket

MENDEL AT MANHASSET: Ready-to-Wear and fur design house J. Mendel is opening a 500-square-foot shop inside Hirshleifer’s, the high-end retailer at the Americana Manhasset shopping center on Long Island.

The firm has another shop…

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