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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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The Belgian Blues: Designers Wonder if Avant-Garde Is Over

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Belgian fashion is at a crossroads as the tide of avant-garde designers with tongue-twisting names coming out of Antwerp has subsided.

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Marshall Field’s At 150

There are a handful of department stores that are icons, and the Chicago-born Marshall Field’s is one of them. From the famed clock adorning its State Street flagship to its latest reinvention, Marshall Field’s has been part of, and has…

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The Marshall Field’s flagship on State Street.

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Marshall Field’s Newest Dream

Marshall Field’s is feeling the winds of change. The 150-year-old department store chain is invigorating its State Street flagship in Chicago with floor renovations, leased shops with limited distribution, adjacencies that defy industry…

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Christian Dior

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Venus in Furs and a Boss Lady – Christian Dior, Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons

John Galliano’s spring collection for Christian Dior was very racy, with tight, tight shapes and lots of fur, while Nicolas Ghesquière went for lean-and-mean tailoring at Balenciaga. Meanwhile, Rei Kawakubo marched to an utterly…

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The 28 Shop for designer collections.

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The Field’s Restatement

Ralph Hughes has a word for what’s happening at the Marshall Field’s flagship on Chicago’s State Street. “Nuts. Isn’t this nuts?” Pausing by the Australian Homemade ice cream and chocolate shop, Marshall…

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The MAC counter at the State Street store.

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The Marshall Plan For Beauty

When it comes to beauty, Marshall Field’s is determined to become the most complete retailer in the Midwest.

Beauty brands from the high end to the more moderately priced perch side-by-side in Field’s 62 stores. And while the…

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The Swarovski fantasy centerpiece.

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Capturing Bygone Glamour

When it comes to the world of accessories, Marshall Field’s is capturing the glamour, the drama and the glory of its heritage.

The transformation of the Marshall Field’s accessories realm began taking shape in 2001 at its…

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The State Street store in 1868.

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Through The Years

The history of both Chicago and Marshall Field’s are inextricably linked. It was amid the smokestacks and stockyards, the dusty streets and the wooden sidewalks of mid-1800s Chicago that Marshall Field’s, the venerable retail institution,…

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Akris

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Pretty Ideas and Active Imaginations – Akris, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Marithé and François Girbaud

Albert Kriemler, as ever, focused on great-looking real-world clothes for Akris, while Junya Watanabe had athletic notions, Vivienne Westwood showed her creative spirit and the Girbauds added a hippie element to their experimental mix.

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A Stephane Kelian sandal.

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The Foot Race

The debut spring collections unveiled this week by young bloods Michel Vivien for Robert Clergerie and Alain Tondowski for Stephane Kelian should help stop these once-influential footwear brands from fading any further. Both designers were faced with…

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The store began as the Dayton Company, founded by George Draper Dayton in 1902.

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In Downtown Minneapolis

When Annie Milner was a teenager, she stopped at what was then Dayton’s in downtown Minneapolis to buy a blouse. One look at the bustling store convinced her that retailing was much more fun than high school, so she quit and became a…

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Interior views of Helmut Lang’s new Paris store.

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An Austrian in Paris

PARIS — Austrian-born Helmut Lang says he’s always considered Paris his “fashion birthplace.”

Now he finally has a home base in the French capital. Tonight Lang will fete his new 3,440-square-foot flagship at 219 Rue…

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The Somerset Collection store.

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Upscale Somerset A Standout Store

Where does Marshall Mathers shop when he visits his home turf?

Detroit-born Mathers, better known as Eminem, frequents the Marshall Field’s store at The Somerset Collection in the Detroit suburb of Troy. One reason? The store carries…

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The cover of Field’s magazine, “Fashions of the Hour,” from the fall of 1922.

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Marketing Pioneer

While Marshall Field’s, like many other department store chains, continues to grapple with an identity crisis brought on by the era of the big-box stores, it has at least one edge over its rivals — it invented many of their marketing…

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Isabelle Huppert

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Fashion Scoops: Bad Blood…Leg Room…Spirited Away

BAD BLOOD: LVMH’s Bernard Arnault and Gucci’s Domenico De Sole have traded barbs in the past. And it looks as if the luxury rivals will continue to do so for some time to come. In a recent interview in London’s Financial…

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150 Years Of Retailing History

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Potter Palmer founds the original dry goods store on Lake Street that will later become Marshall Field’s.

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Palmer joins forces with Marshall Field and Levi Leiter to create Field, Palmer, Leiter and…

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Marlene Rides Again

PARIS — Remember “The Blue Angel” and “Destry Rides Again”? Marlene Dietrich is on the minds of many a Paris-based fashionista these days, because of a show on her style at the Galliéra. John Galliano, for example,…

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Ann Demeulemeester at a fete to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Belgian fashion.

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The Belgian Blues: Designers Wonder if Avant-Garde Is Over

Belgian fashion is at a crossroads as the tide of avant-garde designers with tongue-twisting names coming out of Antwerp has subsided.

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In Brief: Cone Cuts…Investment Divestment…VF, Duly Noted…MMM, MMM, Good

CONE CUTS: Bankrupt Cone Mills Corp. said late Wednesday that it will close two North Carolina plants and cut back on denim production at a third, resulting in a loss of 625 jobs. The plants to be shuttered are the Cliffside Finishing and…

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Simon Ends Taubman Quest

The struggle for control of Taubman Centers ended quietly when Simon Property Group and Westfield America dropped their bid for the firm.

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Kellwood, G.A.V. Appoint Calvin Klein Team

John Windham will head the team named by Kellwood and G.A.V. to develop and produce the Calvin Klein better sportswear collection.

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Beauty Beat: Marionnaud Not Seeking Sale … Chantecaille in France … Top L’Oréal Exhibit

PARIS — Parfumeries Marionnaud — France’s largest perfumery chain with over 1,200 doors — is not actively for sale.

But that doesn’t mean a tender offer can’t be launched for it, the firm’s president,…

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Jewel in Burberry’s $140 bucket hat.

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Saks, VH1 Hook Up To Save the Music

Saks is extending its charity drive with a promotion to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, setting up “Gifts that Give Back” shops in its stores.

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Paul Graham

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American Beauty

Photographer Paul Graham discusses his latest collection, called “American Night.”

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Howie Day

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Lovely Day

NEW YORK — “When I grow up, I want to be a rock singer.” Howie Day said that in kindergarten, and he meant it.

Last week, Day, 22, played two sold out shows at Irving Plaza in support of his album, “Stop All the World…

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Danielle Steel in Chanel.

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The Lunch Crunch

Danielle Steel fetes the opening of her art gallery in San Francisco.

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Fenway Park’s Colleen Reilly.

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Sweep Girl: Beyond the Broom

The Yankees and Red Sox would both like to sweep their way to the World Series, but only the Sox have the Sweeper Girl.

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Pacific Motion is now in the U.S.

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Sidelines

SURFING IN THE U.S.: BNT Connections LLC has signed a licensing deal with Pacific Motion, a 20-year-old European surf and action sports brand, to produce the brand’s surfwear in the U.S. Sold in 16 European countries, the collection will…

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One of the 12 tables in Guillot's exhibition.

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Two Eyes Through a Lens

NEW YORK — Americans have been in the thrall of German photographers such as Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky of late. These darlings of curators and collectors portray banal industrial structures and retail interiors as things of…

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Deborah Sweeney

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Coterie’s Bright Spring

If the bustling booths at the spring edition of the Fashion Coterie in Manhattan were any indication, a retail revival could be on the horizon.

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Kangol Opens Uptown Boutique

NEW YORK — Finding a new hat just got a little easier.

Kangol, the 60-year-old London-based brand, best known for its hats made famous by such celebrities as LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez, has taken up a small space on Columbus Avenue in…

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Yolie Boutique came to the show for retailer feedback.

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Industry 212 Dials Up Information and Trends

NEW YORK — Industry 212 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center here, held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, showcased a variety of brands that crossed markets from streetwear to accessories.

With 600 exhibitors at the spring exhibition, the show…

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Felix Valdez

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Denim Dish: It’s All in the Wash

It’s all in the wash.

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The Rock & Republic Web site.

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Denim Dish: Cyber Rock

Rock & Republic enters cyberspace.

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Denim Dish: DKNY Rocks the Cure

DNKY rocks the cure.

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Denim Dish: Jordache’s New Curves

Jordache’s Online Redesign.

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High Rent Districts

The single most expensive street in each of 15 North American cities, ranked by average rent per square foot.

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Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez at the Forty Five Ten party at the Rachofky House in Dallas.

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Proenza Schouler Gets Lone Star Fete

DALLAS — The young design duo of Proenza Schouler got a Texas-size dose of partying last week when they were the featured designers at Forty Five Ten, a specialty boutique here, and at an exclusive annual charity benefit.

“This is…

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