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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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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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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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Oscar Goes Casual: Penney’s and Kellwood Deals in the Works

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Oscar de la Renta is getting ready to branch out into yet another facet of his widening fashion domain, this time in lower-priced sportswear.

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Fashion Scoops: A Real Sponge…Camera Shy…What You Missed…

A REAL SPONGE: SpongeBob has never looked so good. Sixteen designers, including Giorgio Armani, Carolina Herrera and Donna Karan, have created pants inspired by Nickelodeon’s most popular cartoon character, which will be auctioned Sept….

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Media

Memo Pad: Autumn Of Their Discontent…New York’s Other Story…Another Case For Synergy

AUTUMN OF THEIR DISCONTENT: Watch out Jerry Levin. Take cover Thomas Middlehoff. Michael Wolff’s book is hitting bookstores on Nov. 4 — and it’s not a collection of his columns from New York…

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Kenzo’s Le Parfum trio.

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Beauty Beat: Kenzo Parfums Looks To Raise Brand Profile … More Limoni

Kenzo Parfums North America has planned a series of initiatives to cultivate its Flower By Kenzo collection – and raise its profile in the U.S.

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Imitation

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Revival Show – Imitation of Christ and Imitation, Chaiken, Pierrot, Gary Graham, Rachel Comey, Alice Roi, Nicholson by Jennifer Nicholson

Beyond the many lovely ladies, the New York catwalks were a stylish stomping ground for Old Hollywood dames, Victorian babes and even a saucy St. Tropez sex-kitten or two.

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Printed polyester-and-cotton blends at Dondi.

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Moda In Flows Toward Fall ’04

MILAN — Lightweight, flowing fabrics, in soft, muted colors were among the key fabric looks for the fall 2004-winter 2005 retail season presented at last week’s Moda In trade fair.

Italian mills at the Milan fairgrounds also showed…

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The talk in the aisles of Material World likely will focus on world trade.

Fashion Features

Readying for Material World

ATLANTA — Just as the changing rules of world trade are causing apparel companies to rethink the way they source textiles and garments, the Material World trade show is growing to reflect the changing trade scene.

Buyers of fabric, fiber,…

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Fashion Features

Course Materials

NEW YORK — Many educational seminars are planned to run before and during the Material World trade show in Miami Beach on topics ranging from world trade to fashion direction. Several national delegations will also be conducting seminars. There…

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Fashion Features

Experts: China Will Keep Yuan Stable

BURGENSTOCK, Switzerland — Despite mounting pressure from the Bush administration, China is not likely to sharply revalue the yuan in the near future, international experts and bankers contend.

“Personally, I do not see them doing…

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Fashion Features

Mexican Trade Ruling Appealed

The White House, interested in clearing the way for Mexican trucks to deliver their loads in the U.S., has asked the Supreme Court to intervene.

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GM Design Group president and ceo JoAnn Langer.

Fashion Features

Garfield & Marks Kicks Off National Tour

LOS ANGELES — JoAnn Langer thought she’d heard it all.

As president and chief executive officer of GM Design Group, the New York-based makers of bridge line Garfield & Marks, Langer has listened to the enthusiastic response from…

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Fashion Features

Bon-Ton Raises Bid

NEW YORK — The Bon-Ton Stores raised the ante for Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. to more than $200 million Monday with its latest offer of $8 a share.

Shares of Elder-Beerman jumped 12.6 percent, or 91 cents, to close at $8.11 in…

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Fashion Features

Garment Groups Petition for Funding

Three nonprofit groups have applied for a $25 million grant seeking funding for a program designed to keep apparel manufacturing downtown.

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Hyosung Plans Expansion…Valentino Flagship Bows in Singapore

Hyosung Plans Expansion: Spandex maker Hyosung Corp., which sells the Creora brand of the fiber, said Monday it plans to invest $210 million over the next three years to boost its manufacturing capacity by 50 percent. That will put its total…

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Oscar de la Renta in his recently refurbished showroom.

Fashion Features

Oscar Goes Casual: Penney’s and Kellwood Deals in the Works

Oscar de la Renta is getting ready to branch out into yet another facet of his widening fashion domain, this time in lower-priced sportswear.

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A Badgley Mischka caftan.

Fashion Features

Crazy for Caftans

NEW YORK — When Badgley Mischka set out to make some caftans for its resort collection, it had no way of knowing the reaction would be so enthusiastic from celebrities and socialites.

So far, the Badgley Mischka caftan crew includes…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket

NEIGHBORLY TAKEOVER: Auer’s, the Denver-based, high-end women’s specialty store, has a new owner.

Men’s wear retailer Andrisen Morton, which is located about a block away from Auer’s in the city’s upscale…

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Fashion Features

Calendar: Today’s Shows

All listings are current as of press time. Attendees are urged to confirm times and locations. NOTE: For updates, check http://www.7thonsixth.com/

Tuesday, Sept. 16
8:30 a.m.: Fragrance Foundation’s “How to Reach…

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Croc On By

NEW YORK — There’s more to the spring season in New York than ultra-racy clothes. In fact, there’s a strong trend in precisely the opposite direction — toward pretty, charming looks that are genteel with a retro touch. The…

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Russell Simmons

Fashion Features

Phat Farm Said in Deal With Kellwood

Sources said Russell Simmons, founder and ceo of Phat Fashions, has signed a deal with Kellwood Co. to spur big growth at the hip-hop brand.

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Carolina Hererra

Fashion Features

I Feel Pretty – Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Tuleh

New York Fashion week rolled on with a festival of femininity.

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Fashion Features

After Cancún Collapse, Industry Takes Stock

Importers were disappointed, but not shocked, by Sunday’s collapse of world trade talks in Mexico, and wondered where the talks go from here.

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Fashion Features

Sears Acquires Structure Line From Limited

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. has acquired all rights to the Structure label from Limited Brands Inc. for just under $10 million and is in the market for additional names to buy, furthering its strategy to enliven its apparel…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Levi’s Claims Clean Books…Warnaco’s New CFO…Kasper’s Plan B

  • LEVI’S CLAIMS CLEAN BOOKS: Levi Strauss & Co. said Monday that its audit committee had completed a review of its tax and accounting procedures and found them to be appropriate. As reported, in April two former employees sued the…

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Miller Girl

Fashion Features

Sweetness and Light – Nicole Miller, Jill Stuart, Luca Luca, Douglas Hannant, Derek Lam and Lacoste

Many designers were sitting pretty this week, from plays on pink to feminine looks.

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Tory and Pookie Burch at Douglas Hannant.

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Plus One

Scoring a few extra tix.

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School Daze

Cameras in the Classroom.

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A vintage Halston dress from the Yoox.com sale.

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Treasure Chest

A Web tribute to Polly Mellen yields some key vintage goods.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Jurjis Jarvis…Lloyd Klein…Geova… Vena Cava…Veteran…

Jurjis Jarvis: His clerical robes are more likely to keep him in business than the printed silk dresses.

Lloyd Klein: Well-cut jackets over the mini-est minis and a few beautifully draped gowns. Forget the…

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Financial

CIT Acquires $446M in Factoring Assets

NEW YORK — Consolidation turned its gaze on the factoring industry again Monday when CIT Commercial Services acquired about $446 million of GE Commercial Services’ domestic factoring assets.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed and…

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Fashion Features

Batten Down the Hatches

NEW YORK — Will Hurricane Isabel rain on Ralph’s parade? Will the storm dampen Donna’s spirits? Will Tommy have to withstand a torrent? With the biggest hurricane to threaten the Atlantic coast in four years swirling a few days…

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Financial

LVMH, Morgan Stanley Head Back to Court

PARIS — The ongoing legal battle between LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Morgan Stanley continues.

A judge at the Paris Commercial Court Monday said the luxury giant and the investment bank will return to court in two weeks…

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Fendi’s store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping area.

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Fendi’s Japanese Push

Fendi, banking on a recovery of the Japanese market, is opening a two-story, 5,400-square-foot boutique in Tokyo’s Omotesando area Saturday.

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