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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

Claiborne Goes Urban, Expands Brand Portfolio With $114M Enyce Deal

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Liz Claiborne Inc. expanded its brand portfolio to 33 Wednesday with an agreement to acquire Enyce Holdings for approximately $144 million.

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A Parasuco Cult look.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Parasuco’s European Push

Parasuco is set for a homecoming of sorts.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Pulling the Plug on Jill’s Jeans

Jill Stuart and Alpha Garments end their licensing deal.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: I.C. Isaacs Deeper in Red

A noncash charge pulled I.C. Isaacs & Co. Inc. to a wider third-quarter loss.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the net loss was $545,000, or 5 cents a diluted share, compared with a loss of $510,000, or 7 cents, in the year-ago quarter….

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Novel Trims Losses

Novel Denim narrows its loss.

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Amy Jurkowitz and Tina Mikkelsen

Fashion Features

New Material for Everyday Life

Two Greenwich, Conn., moms have created an active line called Material, hoping to spice up their everydaywear.

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Fashion Features

Independent’s Day

Ten of the largest independent specialty stores selling designer merchandise, ranked by volume.

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Fashion Features

The New Contemporaries

Three designers – Helen Wang, Tara Jarmon and Yigal Azrouel – are jumping into the contemporary fray. Here’s a look.

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Fashion Features

Haltered State

PARIS — Sexy, steamy and striking: Giambattista Valli’s spring collection for Emanuel Ungaro was all of those things and more. And that’s perfectly appropriate, because sensuality has always been the signature of the house. Using a…

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Fashion Features

Claiborne Goes Urban, Expands Brand Portfolio With $114M Enyce Deal

Liz Claiborne Inc. expanded its brand portfolio to 33 Wednesday with an agreement to acquire Enyce Holdings for approximately $144 million.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Invista Sale Update…New Cat In Town…Expect The Unexpected

  • INVISTA SALE UPDATE: Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont said Wednesday in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to close the sale of its textile business, now known as Invista, during the first half of 2004. When…

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Rosie O’Donnell outside the courthouse on Wednesday.

Fashion Features

Judge: Suit Against Rosie a Joke

NEW YORK — What an incredible waste of time and money.

That was the conclusion Judge Ira Gammerman came to in a miserable end for Gruner + Jahr, the magazine company that sued Rosie O’Donnell for pulling out of her namesake magazine…

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Deborah Weinswig, Smith Barney

Fashion Features

Federated Earnings Drop 36.8%

Federated Department Stores joined the ranks of retailers who seem poised for a strong yearend, even though third-quarter profits fell by 36.8 percent.

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Fashion Features

Warnaco Narrows Loss in 3rd Qtr.

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group Wednesday turned in lower third-quarter losses in a report complicated by special charges, disposals and the firm’s emergence from bankruptcy nine months ago.

For the three months ended Oct. 4, the loss…

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Leather goods, like this Birkin, represent about 38 percent of Hermès sales.

Fashion Features

Hermès Follows Luxe Trend, Reports Solid Sales Growth

Hermès added some horsepower to the luxury sector’s rebound Wednesday, reporting organic sales growth of 9 percent in the third quarter.

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Fashion Features

Loft Leads Ann Taylor To Double-Digit Gains

By Jennifer Weitzman

NEW YORK — Buoyed by strong gains at its lower-priced Loft division, Ann Taylor Stores reported double-digit increases in both profits and sales for the third quarter.

The firm said it expects the momentum to…

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Fashion Features

American Eagle, Bebe Squabble Over Exec

NEW YORK — American Eagle Outfitters and Bebe Stores are fighting over a top merchant.

Gregory Gemette, formerly AEO’s vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s, is expected to join Bebe next week in the new…

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Taryn Manning, Nicole Richie and Caroline D'Amour.

People

Bling’s the Thing

The bling-iest ladies in town celebrate with Dennis Basso.

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Clockwise from left: Duncan Heath, Gavin Myall, Samira Higham, Tori Edwards and Fiona Ellis.

People

The Great Afterlife

Duncan Heath’s model business.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: The Wella Group Net Up 20 Percent in Qtr.

The Wella Group posts a double-digit earnings increase for the third quarter; Barbara Bui breaks into beauty; Kiehl’s pear tree.

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Financial

Spiegel Struggles Continue

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Spiegel Inc.’s net loss continued to mount in the third quarter on shrinking top-line results.

For the 13 weeks ended Sept. 27, the Downers Grove, Ill.-based parent of Eddie Bauer reported a loss of $103.9…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Never-Ending…A Designer Discount Plan…Arts And Crafts…

NEVER-ENDING: The rumor that will not die keeps rearing its medusa head: Italy’s Il Sole Wednesday reported Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole have invested $287.5 million, or 250 million euros, to buy a controlling interest in…

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The new La Perla Shop will sell saucy-looking bras and panties by La Perla Black Label, like this number.

Fashion Features

New N.Y. La Perla Unit Set for March

La Perla USA, the American unit of Italian giant Gruppo La Perla, will open a third signature shop in Manhattan at 425 West 14th Street in March.

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Fashion Features

Kasper Sees Growth, $17M More From Jones

NEW YORK — Edging toward its absorption by Jones Apparel Group, bankrupt Kasper A.S.L. said Wednesday that, even without a tax benefit from the resolution of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, it managed a double-digit profit increase…

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