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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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Counting Down to 2005: China’s Strong Currency Heightens Trade Debate

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Overview

As the end of quotas nears, industry experts wonder if China will float its currency, and if the U.S. will clamp down on Chinese imports.

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Financial

Debenhams Sales Up 7.9% in Second Half

LONDON — Refurbished stores and an improving women’s wear business pushed second-half sales at Debenhams up 7.9 percent, with same-store sales rising 3.9 percent.

The U.K. department store said Tuesday that for the full year ended…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oréal On Pace for Solid Sales Growth … P&G Closes Wella Deal … Unilever Sells Brut Brand

Unilever has agreed to sell the Brut brand of male personal care products to Helen of Troy Ltd. for $55 million in cash.

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Here, Hot Kiss’ cotton dress with a tulle underskirt, photographed poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Fashion Features

Flirty Pretty Thing

LAS VEGAS — The fun was back at this year’s WWDMAGIC convention, where bright colors, prints and feminine looks were just a few of the elements that livened things up. For more on Magic, see photospread Flirty Pretty Things and the WWD…

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Fashion Features

Counting Down to 2005: China’s Strong Currency Heightens Trade Debate

As the end of quotas nears, industry experts wonder if China will float its currency, and if the U.S. will clamp down on Chinese imports.

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Fashion Features

Pilot Lands in Polo Retail Seat

NEW YORK — After a short flight at J. Crew, Ken Pilot has landed at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

The retail veteran joined Polo on Monday as president of factory stores and retail concept development, responsible for the operations of its…

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Fashion Features

Kmart Taps Trio of Top Execs

Kmart named former Gap veteran Lisa Schultz as chief creative officer, a new post reporting to ceo Julian Day, and tapped two others to top roles.

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Fashion Features

Levi’s to Cut 300 Jobs in Europe

PARIS — Levi Strauss & Co. on Tuesday said it would cut 300 jobs in its European division as it moves to streamline production and delivery in Europe’s increasingly competitive jeans market.

The change at the Brussels-based division…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Saks’ Legal Eagle…Leather Buy…Ongoing Hostilities…Banned From Botswana

  • SAKS’ LEGAL EAGLE: Saks Inc. has promoted Charles Hansen to executive vice president and general counsel. He succeeds Brian Martin, who will concentrate on real estate and international development for the Birmingham, Ala.-based…

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Black cotton dress with eel collar.

Fashion Features

La Dolce Vita

NEW YORK — Alison Miller, the creative force behind AlidioMichelli, followed up her debut fall collection with a lineup for spring that features artistically constructed jackets in cotton or eel skin and little dresses with eel skin details. The…

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Fashion Features

DTI Applications Launching at Lyon Fair

NEW YORK — DuPont Textiles & Interiors will be launching an extension of several revolutionary concepts at the Lyon, Mode City trade fair in Lyon, France this Sunday.

They are applications on yarn-based finishes and microincapsulated…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Swim Like Eva…Wigged Out…Destination Bryant Park

SWIM LIKE EVA: The role fashion has played in Eva Herzigova’s life has always been a large one, but it’s about to get even bigger. The model’s spokeswoman confirmed Herzigova is about to launch a swimwear collection. The line,…

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Fashion Features

Dunhill Closing Old Bond Street Unit

LONDON — The downsizing at Dunhill is stretching across the Atlantic.

Alfred Dunhill said in a statement it will shutter its unit on London’s Old Bond Street in February. A spokeswoman for Dunhill’s parent, Compagnie…

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On the runway in Atlanta, looks from Cynthia Steffe...

Fashion Features

Special Occasion Leads Atlanta Array

The recent market at Atlanta’s AmericasMart was full of energy, with social-occasion, sportswear and accessories firms reporting strong sales.

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Fashion Features

Educating Fashion

A deeper understanding of the math used by retailers helps develop the ability to independently analyze interactions with customers.

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Fashion Features

In The Middle: Softwear Sales…Vision Rewarded

SOFTWEAR SALES: Jeffrey Evans is taking over the new position of vice president of sales with responsibility for the East Coast at Softwear by Mark Singer and Vikki Vi, a City of Commerce, Calif.-based, better-priced manufacturer.

The…

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Fashion Features

Stage Net Down 11.9%

NEW YORK — Stage Stores Inc. posted double-digit earnings declines for the second quarter and first half.

For the three months ended Aug. 2, net income fell 11.9 percent to $9.1 million, or 45 cents a diluted share, from $10.4 million, or…

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Irwin Cohen

Fashion Features

Solomon Taps Accounting Exec

Irwin Cohen has joined the investment banking firm of Peter J. Solomon Co. in the new post of senior advisor.

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Fashion Features

Akris Goes Sleek With Madison Flagship

The 4,000-square-foot Akris store opening today on Madison Avenue is an exercise in modernity. Here’s a look.

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Lime “Kitten” print tube top and miniskirt by Who’s Who.

Fashion Features

MAGIC Senses Buying Ahead

Reports from last week’s trade shows in Las Vegas – WWDMAGIC and MAGIC International, WWIN, Pool, The Edge and Off-Price Specialists.

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Fashion Features

Funky Club Style Dominates Edge

The Edge is maintaining its rep as the place to go for club and fetish wear and everything in between.

Though influential lines such as Fine and Emily were missing (having gone upstairs to show in the streetwear section), there were…

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Fashion Features

Novelty Leads at WWIN Show

Organizers of WomensWear in Nevada said they hit the jackpot during the show, held Aug. 25-28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with exhibitors reporting hearty sales as buyers packed booths seeking holiday and spring looks. …

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Fashion Features

Loving the Cheap at Off-Price Show

At the Off-Price Specialist Show, held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Aug. 22-26, bargain hunters led attendance up 10 percent from February’s edition, according to Bill Jage, chief executive of show producer Off-Price Specialist…

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Fashion Features

Pool: Offbeat Lines, From Brooklyn to Japan

In its fourth installment, the 120-exhibitor Pool show, at the Alexis Park Hotel Aug. 24-28, continues to attract specialty buyers by word-of-mouth. The message of this show seemed to be unusual lines, and some buyers said the focus here was…

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Media

Memo Pad: Ready For Her Close Up?…On The Mark…Daily Dose

READY FOR HER CLOSE UP?: After years of dining out together, Graydon Carter and Fran Leibowitz may be about to take their relationship to the next level. According to sources, Carter (who remains mum) is eyeing his old pal as a…

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