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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.

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LVMH v. Morgan Stanley: Judges to Rule Jan. 12 In $118M Bias Lawsuit

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LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton lawyers were all smiles Monday at the conclusion of the trial in its $118 million bias suit against Morgan Stanley.

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Daphne Rubin-Vega

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Rent Girl

Daphne Rubin-Vega’s voyage from “Rent” to the Tropics.

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Naomi Watts in Gucci.

People

Chics of the Week

Chic of the Week.

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Carmen Kass models allover stretch lace boy-cut briefs.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Ups the Ante

NEW YORK — The novelty of the world’s top models strutting down a catwalk in sexy lingerie in prime time hasn’t worn off after four years.

That’s because Victoria’s Secret, the $3.59 billion retail phenomenon,…

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An Ancient Spirit mohair poncho.

Fashion Features

Handmade Tales: Ancient Spirit…Zonda Nellis…Susan Green…

NEW YORK — As mass production continues to dominate the apparel industry, several companies have bucked the trend by offering handmade merchandise. Here’s a look at four firms specializing in the custom-made tradition in product areas…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Happy Returns…Marching In

HAPPY RETURNS: Three Japanese apparel makers generated ample bottom-line increases during the first half of 2003 and even managed small gains in sales.

The Onward Kashiyama Group enjoyed a 38.1 percent rise in net profits for the first…

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Financial

Donnkenny Sees Loss in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Increasing competition from private labels and brands continued to erode results at Donnkenny Inc., ultimately pushing the company to a loss for the third quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the New York-based…

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Financial

Marisa Christina Inc. Suffers Shortfall

NEW YORK — Diminished gross margins and an expected sales decline slashed Marisa Christina Inc.’s third-quarter profits, forcing the firm to revise its guidance downward.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the New York-based…

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Fashion Features

FIT Adds Two to Board

NEW YORK — Robin Burns, president and chief executive of Intimate Beauty Corp., and Jay H. Baker, philanthropist and retired president of Kohl’s Department Stores, have been named to the board of directors of the Fashion Institute of…

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Fashion Features

Skechers in Swimwear Deal

LOS ANGELES — Skechers USA Inc. continues to step out.

The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based footwear company has signed a swimwear licensing agreement with Christina America Inc., licensee for XOXO swimwear.

Under the deal, Christina…

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Don Foote

Fashion Features

Don Foote: 30 Years Tracking Trade

WASHINGTON — Don Foote has been the government’s consummate numbers man, institutional memory and keeper of the facts for nearly 30 years.

His career, which spans eight administrations, came to an abrupt halt last month, when Foote…

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Fashion Features

Lab Check: Nisshinbo Says Silver Yarn Reduces Odors

TOKYO — For shoppers looking for garments with odor-control properties, textile maker Nisshinbo Industries Inc. has a silver lining.

The Osaka-based company has developed a new nanotechnology that allows it to insert silver particles into…

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American President Lines is boosting its capacity on China routes.

Fashion Features

Carriers Boosting China Service

NEW YORK — As the apparel industry ramps up for the end of quotas in 2005, U.S. imports of Chinese-made products are growing at explosive rates that are expected to continue to accelerate.

Low-cost Chinese manufacturers are proving…

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Fashion Features

Vulnerable Ports: An Economic Risk

GENEVA — The economies of most major nations are becoming ever more dependent on the fast and free flow of goods. Yet trade remains vulnerable to terrorist attacks on major ports or shipping systems, which could cost the U.S. and world economy…

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Fashion Features

Shipping Notes: Trade Parley Today

TRADE PARLEY TODAY: Preparations for the end of the World Trade Organization quota system — which is due to expire in 409 days — will be the key topic at a seminar in New York today. The 15th annual Textiles & Apparel Trade &…

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Komar, 1978

Fashion Features

Past Perfect

NEW YORK — What an original idea. As more and more European mills continue to open up their extensive archives, designers are flocking to check out the impressive finds, which include pieces dating as far back as the late 18th century. Especially…

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Hans Ulrich Obrist

Fashion Features

An Endless Series of Conversations

PARIS — It probably weighs in at a kilo, or 2.2 pounds, and contains as many words as Samuel Richardson’s inconceivably long 18th-century epistolary novel, “Clarissa.” Yet, alarmingly, Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist calls his…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ford Drives L.A….Star Design…Bullish On Marriage…

FORD DRIVES L.A.: As co-chair for the American Cinematheque gala honoring Nicole Kidman on Friday, Tom Ford couldn’t have found himself in better company if he does intend to pursue a post-Gucci career in Hollywood. Harvey…

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Fashion Features

The Naval Yard

NEW YORK — There’s nothing better for a chic, fashion-minded gal than a traditional look that just happens to encapsulate a hot trend. For spring, that means all things nautical, especially the peacoat. Here, Cinzia Rocca’s chambray…

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Bernard Arnault

Fashion Features

LVMH v. Morgan Stanley: Judges to Rule Jan. 12 In $118M Bias Lawsuit

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton lawyers were all smiles Monday at the conclusion of the trial in its $118 million bias suit against Morgan Stanley.

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Diego Della Valle

Fashion Features

Italian Execs Foresee Luxe Revival in 2005

MILAN — The luxury market might be improving, but don’t expect a full recovery until 2005.

That was the view of representatives from luxury goods firms who met here for roundtable discussions Thursday and Friday during the Milan…

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Fashion Features

From Benz to Lens: 7th on Sixth Shows Snap Up Olympus

NEW YORK — Seventh on Sixth is ready for its close-up.

The fashion show production company confirmed on Monday that Olympus, the camera company, will take over as the title sponsor for its biannual collections held in New York’s…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Free Trade Trio…Tommy Watch…Oxford’s New Scholar

  • FREE TRADE TRIO: The U.S. is expected to announce today that it will begin negotiating separate bilateral free-trade agreements with Peru, Colombia and Panama. All three countries are beneficiaries of U.S. preferential programs, which…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Prada expects its 2003 profits to grow 85 percent to $59 million, or 50 million euros converted at current exchange, from $31.8 million, or 27 million euros, last year. Its forecast was incorrect in a story on page 2, Monday.

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Bill Ghitis of Invista said, “We will now have a complete offering.”

Fashion Features

DuPont to Sell Invista to Koch for $4.4B

DuPont on Monday said it had reached an agreement to sell its Invista fibers unit to privately held Koch Industries for $4.4 billion in cash.

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Pout’s new collection.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Putting a Pout on Girls’ Faces

LONDON — Since its launch in June 2001, Pout has fast become a one-stop makeup shop for girls about town, and now that it’s set to launch foundations, concealers, bronzers, illuminators, brushes, makeup bags and panties, those girls need…

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Fashion Features

Oscar Trunk Show Nets $2M

NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta pulled in $2 million during his spring trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman, with a collection that’s been well received by the media, retailers and, now, customers.

Though de la Renta didn’t break his…

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Fashion Features

Dallas Fashion Incubator Receives Grant

DALLAS — The Art Institute of Dallas will give the Dallas Fashion Incubator a much-needed boost today when it presents it with a $10,000 check at a cocktail party for supporters.

Plans for an incubator began over a year ago, but the…

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Media

Memo Pad: In Flux…Belt-Tightening…Youth Movement

IN FLUX: The art magazine being developed at Condé Nast is on the back burner — at least for now. While the title will undergo another round of focus groups and its fate has not been sealed, the small group of freelancers working on…

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Fashion Features

Galey & Lord File Exit Plan

NEW YORK — Another major U.S. textile mill has seen the light at the end of the bankruptcy tunnel.

Galey & Lord Inc. on Friday filed its reorganization plan and disclosure agreement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, one day…

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Fashion Features

Kurz Joins Polo Ralph Lauren

NEW YORK — Andreas Kurz, who stepped down as chief executive officer of Diesel USA last summer, has joined Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. as division president, international licensing, a new post.

Kurz will be responsible for managing…

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Coco Kopelman in Chanel.

People

Fine Time

An auction at the Yurmans’.

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