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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.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Ending With a Bang: May, Penney Point to Strong 4th Quarter

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Overview

May Department Stores reported third-quarter earnings leapt 193.8 percent, while Eckerd continued to drag J.C. Penney Co. Inc. down in the quarter.

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Paris Hilton on Wayne Cooper’s runway in Melbourne.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Donna’s Interview Process…Nic At Night…Store Wars…

DONNA’S INTERVIEW PROCESS: No, there’s still no official word on when/if Donna Karan’s chief executive Fred Wilson is heading to Saks Fifth Avenue, but the interviewing for his replacement has begun. As reported,…

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Fashion Features

Simon Adds to Kravco Stake

NEW YORK — Simon Property Group has increased its ownership in Kravco Investments L.P., owner of seven malls, notably King of Prussia near Philadelphia, and the Kravco Co. property management company. Remaining transactions should be completed…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Caswell-Massey Owners Spotlight Men’s Catalogue

Caswell-Massey is launching its first men’s catalogue; Beiersdorf posted a double-digit profit increase despite lower sales in the third quarter.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Workers File Racketeering Lawsuit

NEW YORK — Workers who were contract employees at Wal-Mart stores, arrested recently in raids by federal immigration agents, have filed a racketeering lawsuit against the world’s largest retailer.

The suit alleges Wal-Mart and the…

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Financial

New Biz Helps Drive TJX Quarter

Youthful exuberance worked for The TJX Cos. as newer apparel operations and youth-oriented styles led to a robust gain in third-quarter net income.

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On the runway in Dallas, a look from A.B.S.

Fashion Features

Strong Fall Boosts Spring Buying in Dallas

DALLAS — Buoyed by a few months of improved sales, buyers shopped enthusiastically for bright colors, miniskirts and feminine styles at the five-day spring market that ended here Oct. 27 at the International Apparel Mart.

“We are…

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Fashion Features

Union Fights H&M Over Layoffs in N.J.

The apparel union UNITE charged Tuesday that retailer H&M kicked off a round of layoffs last week targeting workers who were seeking to organize.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Wire Daily Dismisses Staff

NEW YORK — Sputtering Web site Fashion Wire Daily is about to undergo yet another restructuring and another relaunch after laying off the majority of its staff last week.

The company’s chairman and chief investor, Dr. Avraham Kadar,…

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Fashion Features

Strong Sales Aid Bluefly Shares

NEW YORK — Accelerating sales and a surge in new customers gave Bluefly’s stock price a healthy boost Tuesday, but the discount Internet retailer still had a pool of third-quarter red ink with which to deal.

For the three months…

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Fashion Features

Dan River Closes 2 Plants as Losses Mount

NEW YORK — A hefty write-off helped drive Dan River Inc. $103.5 million into the red in its third quarter, the company said Tuesday, while also announcing a pair of plant closings that would reduce total head count by about 243.

The…

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Dana Schneider and her designs worn by Jennifer Garner in “Daredevil.”

Fashion Features

Schneider’s Screen Gems

The jewelry designer behind “The Matrix” film.

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Peter Cohen at his trunk show at Mario's.

Fashion Features

Cohen Show: Good as Gold

Shopping in Seattle.

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Patrick Heiniger with mentors Toni Morrison and Robert Wilson.

Fashion Features

Rolex Protégé Plan Fetes First Season

Rolex celebrated the first anniversary of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Monday with a gala at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center.

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Fashion Features

Flutter By

PARIS — Talk about wonderful worlds of color — the European spring collections were certainly that. And Valentino’s revitalized line featured some of the best of it. From glam gowns and flirty dresses in lavender, hot pink,…

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Vanessa Castagna

Fashion Features

Ending With a Bang: May, Penney Point to Strong 4th Quarter

May Department Stores reported third-quarter earnings leapt 193.8 percent, while Eckerd continued to drag J.C. Penney Co. Inc. down in the quarter.

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Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Features

Warnaco Signs Deal for JLo Intimates

Sweetface Fashions has signed a license for Warnaco to produce a JLo intimates collection.

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Ana Abdul and Lipe Medeiros

Fashion Features

Problems Mounting for Language

Language, one of downtown New York’s hottest designer retailers, has run into serious problems with its financial backer and could shut down.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Burlington’s New Deal…Ciao Church’s…Friedman’s Sec Woes…

  • BURLINGTON’S NEW DEAL: W.L. Ross & Co., the new owner of Burlington Industries, said Tuesday that the company had secured a new $85 million asset-backed credit line from CIT Business Credit Inc. On Monday a Delaware Bankruptcy…

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Shalom Harlow

People

Suzy

Weddings are in the air: Ben and Jen, Demi and Ashton, maybe even Gwyneth and Chris or Robert and Susan…A glittering evening at the Frick.

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Fashion Features

Better Margins Boost A&F Net

NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch, a specialty retailer known for its preppy yet racy fashion, managed an increase in its third-quarter net income due to margin improvement, despite a drop in comparable-store sales.

For the three months…

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A look from Carole Little’s latest line, LinQ.

Fashion Features

Fashion Designer Carole Little Launches A LinQ to Comfort

Carole Little reemerges with a new line named LinQ.

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