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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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Giorgio’s Beverly Hills: A Celebration of Armani And Talk of the Future

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Giorgio Armani finally responds to the much-speculated future of his $2 billion global empire at the Beverly Hills extravaganza in his honor Tuesday.

From This Issue

Here, Stefani wears a Modal rayon T-shirt and denim pants.

Fashion Features

Underneath It All

NEW YORK — Behind every big fashion success there’s a singular creative vision. That’s why Gwen Stefani made sure to be part of every aspect of her new contemporary line, L.A.M.B., which debuted this week. “I drew every stitch,…

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Fashion Features

Giorgio’s Beverly Hills: A Celebration of Armani And Talk of the Future

Giorgio Armani finally responds to the much-speculated future of his $2 billion global empire at the Beverly Hills extravaganza in his honor Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: More De Beers…A Mayor Sales Event…Bon-Ton Bids Back…Underwhelming Demand

  • MORE DE BEERS: De Beers LV said Wednesday it has opened three boutiques in Japan, as planned. The three in-store shops span about 1,300 to 1,500 square feet each and are located within the country’s major department stores: at…

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Fashion Features

Developing Countries: Eliminate the Subsidies

CANCUN, Mexico — Developing countries spoke with a unified voice at the opening session of the World Trade Organization’s meeting here Tuesday, and the message to rich countries was loud and clear: Eliminate agriculture subsidies as…

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Fashion Features

Chico’s to Close Pazo Format

Chico’s will shutter its fledgling Pazo junior chain next year to devote more resources to its recently acquired White House/Black Market unit.

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Fashion Features

September 11: Two Years Later

WWD looks at apparel manufacturing in New York City’s Chinatown, and consumer moods in Europe and Japan in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Fashion Features

Project Alabama, Gibo In Manufacturing Deal

NEW YORK — Project Alabama is about to expand its scope with a new partnership with the Italian manufacturer, Gibo SpA.

The quirky two-year-old collection has made waves with its homespun appeal, but has had a limited distribution because…

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Fashion Features

Howard to New Liz Claiborne Post

Todd Howard has moved into the newly created position of group president at Liz Claiborne Inc., the firm said Wednesday.

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Anna Sui with Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Nerve Of Him…Celeb Set…A Nose For Chic…Designer Cookie Dough…Temperley’s Tempo

THE NERVE OF HIM: Marc Jacobs is fine. His appearance at events wearing a neck brace this week, however, sent the rumor mill churning at full tilt, but a spokesman for the designer said there’s nothing to worry about. “He had a…

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Frankie Rayder, Kate Moss and Angela Lindvall.

People

The Mix Masters

The thrill is in the mix – just ask the far-flung group that gathered to celebrate the artistic ode to Kate Moss in the September issue of W.

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Velvet’s polyester vest, Tommy Jeans’ cotton-spandex denim dress, Lily McNeal’s wool, polyester and elasthane sweater and Nike shoes.

Fashion Features

Vote Romano

NEW YORK — Christy Carlson Romano, star of Disney hits “Kim Possible” and “Even Stevens,” hopes to make it to Congress someday. A political science major at Barnard College, she plans to go on to graduate school and the…

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Fashion Features

Punk Worship

The Rolling Stones chose to wear Buddhist Punk for its 40 Licks tour. Now teens are catching on.

LONDON — Elizabeth Jagger, Leah Wood and the Richards sisters, Theodora and Alexandra, might aspire to their mothers’ glamour, but…

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So Low’s cotton velour dress and Rock & Republic's cotton denim jacket. Robin Woodard's choker at Fragments.

Fashion Features

Anything’s Possible

The voice of Disney’s “Kim Possible” may someday be a strong voice on Capitol Hill. First, she has to get through college.

NEW YORK — With guidance from a good family and a little cartoon character, Christy Carlson…

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Costumed entertainers at the Diesel party.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Diesel Returns to Its Roots…Levi’s Cuts Jobs…Sassoon Sashays Back

Diesel Returns to Its Roots

Only Diesel could make the seemingly incongruous mix of Moby, Naomi Campbell and the town of Bassano del Grappa’s marching band look as natural as a pair of worn-in jeans.

In true Diesel style,…

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Fashion Features

Online With Eminem

Customers can now find clothing designed by their favorite rapper just one click away.

NEW YORK — The rush of hip-hop artists to emblazon their names on apparel recalls fashion’s frenzy to get online not too many years…

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An A.J. Wright store in Chelmsford, Mass.

Fashion Features

The Price Is Wright

Discount retailer A.J. Wright draws in teens by offering them the brands they crave at prices they can afford.

BOSTON — The sound most often heard at moderate off-price retailer A.J. Wright, which does a strong business with teens, is not…

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Fashion Features

In Living Color

The 10 most popular Pantone colors for the upcoming spring 2004 New York collections, ranked by percentage, based on designer preference.

In times of strife, American designers have turned to color to give consumers a Prozac-like lift. In a…

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The Notting Hill store.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Diptyque Settles in New London Locale

LONDON — Last week, London finally got its very own Diptyque store — and considering that it’s been 43 years since the Parisian perfume and scented candle specialist was founded, it’s not a moment too soon.

“We…

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Fashion Features

GOP Reps Bring China Bill to Floor

WASHINGTON — Furious about what is largely viewed as a policy of undervaluing its currency by China, three GOP House members introduced legislation Wednesday that would slap 40 percent tariffs on Chinese imports. A similar bill was introduced in…

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Fashion Features

Primedia Seeks Sale of New York

Primedia told its employees Wednesday that it had retained Allen & Co. to explore selling New York magazine.

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L.A.M.B.’s cotton T-shirt and cotton and Lycra spandex pants with chains.

Fashion Features

Gwen Had a Little L.A.M.B.

LOS ANGELES — “I just can’t believe I get to be part of this new world!” enthuses fashion’s latest designer, Gwen Stefani, on the long-anticipated launch this week of her contemporary line, L.A.M.B.

Buyers will…

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Gigi Mortimer

Fashion Features

Party Animals

NEW YORK — To celebrate Tim Schifter’s Le Sportsac venture with Gwen Stefani, Schifter’s wife, Helen, brought out all of her friends Monday night with Sportsac bags in tow. “My husband humbly refers to…

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