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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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Harbingers of Rebound? LVMH, Burberry Report Improving Sales Trends

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Overview

Luxury perked up Tuesday as LVMH posted lower, but improving, third-quarter sales and Burberry logged a 17 percent rise in first-half revenues.

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In Brief: White House On Textiles…Ann’s Logic…General Growth Grows

WHITE HOUSE ON TEXTILES: The Bush administration unveiled its second textile report to Capitol Hill lawmakers late Tuesday in an effort to show it has made some progress to improve conditions in the beleaguered textile industry, but the report…

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Correction

The name of the El Segundo, Calif., company The First Finish was incorrect in a story on page 18, Oct. 9.

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Little Black Dress To Star in Auction For Cancer Charity

LOS ANGELES — The little black dress is deepening its status as more than a mere fashion icon.

Designers as varied as Bob Mackie and Richard Tyler, Gray Ant and Michelle Mason and Sue Wong and BCBG Max Azria will present their…

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Subsidies Front and Center in Geneva Talks

GENEVA — As diplomatic efforts to salvage the derailed Doha round of global trade talks began here this week, poor African cotton-exporting countries, spearheaded by Benin, put the elimination of agricultural subsidies center…

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Milliken Set To Shutter 2 S.C. Mills

NEW YORK — Textile giant Milliken & Co. this week began shutting down two of its South Carolina mills, a process that will cut 260 jobs and take until sometime next year, the company said.

The Spartanburg, S.C.-based company said it plans…

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During the first half, Burberry opened three stores and the company remains on schedule to open six more during the second half.

Fashion Features

Harbingers of Rebound? LVMH, Burberry Report Improving Sales Trends

Luxury perked up Tuesday as LVMH posted lower, but improving, third-quarter sales and Burberry logged a 17 percent rise in first-half revenues.

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Fern Mallis, a judge in the competition, gets the presidential seal from lifetime achievement winner Massimo Vignelli.

Fashion Features

White House of Style

WWD treks to the White House for a lunch honoring the finalists for the National Design Awards with a ceremony hosted by First Lady Laura Bush.

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Draper’s & Damon’s co-presidents Brad Farmer, Brent Bostwick and Jeff Farmer.

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Getting Younger in Spirit

Moderate chain Draper’s & Damon’s updates its image.

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Robert Mettler, ceo of Macy’s West, with Liza Minnelli.

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Passport Fetes Raise $1.5M

Macy’s Passport tacks on another $1.5 million for AIDS/HIV research.

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Lavinia Biagiotti: Coming of Age

MILAN — Lavinia Biagiotti spent a meditative summer, mapping out projects for the company her mother, Laura, founded 31 years ago.

“I’m turning 25 in October, and I don’t want to be considered just a [designer’s]…

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Trench Toast

PARIS — There’s nothing quite as pleasurable as a fashion winning streak, and Karl Lagerfeld has certainly had one in his extraordinary career, especially at Chanel. His spring Chanel collection was another crowd-pleaser, featuring great…

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Fashion Scoops

THORPEWEAR: He turned 21 on Monday, and Ian Thorpe is giving himself an unusual coming-of-age present: his own branded line of men’s underwear.

Although still under wraps at press time, WWD understands the range — to be…

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Laura Bush

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Suzy

A glorious week in London packed with parties…Andrew Cuomo gets back into the scene…Decorating the embassies…Honoring Francesco Scavullo.

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Milan RTW Shows Prove Good Hunting Ground

MILAN — A pair of ready-to-wear shows here, held concurrently Oct. 3-6, showcased a range of looks from edgy to classic. Although many vendors said a lot of the buyers were from Italian retailers, an international array of buyers turned out to…

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Cable-knit sweater by Jones New York Signature.

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The Pop Behind Pink

This spring, vendors are looking for plenty of pink to conjure up green at the cash register.

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Beauty Beat:Tchibo Said Raising Beiersdorf Stake

NEW YORK — It looks like Tchibo, the German coffee and retail chain, is ready to start making moves to increase its 30 percent stake in Beiersdorf.

Tchibo has reportedly assembled a consortium comprising Tchibo Holding, Tchibo family…

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Debenhams Net Dips in Year

Debenhams plc, the U.K. department store chain that is being pursued by two potential buyers, saw profits dip 0.6 percent in the year ended Aug. 30.

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Surprising Exits at Vivienne Tam

Two top executives at Vivienne Tam, including its recently appointed ceo, have departed in what sources described as a shakeup at the house.

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