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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

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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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Another Suitor for Narciso?

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In Brief: Yurman Settlement … Guilford Moving Out of Apparel … Bigger Appeal …

YURMAN SETTLEMENT: David Yurman has settled its copyright infringement case against Alessandro Menegatti and Golden Treasure, which operates under the name Alisa. Yurman had sued both parties in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District…

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Sports Brand International Names Steve Wynne CEO

After four years away from the athletic industry, ex-Adidas America president Steve Wynne has been named chief of Fila’s parent firm.

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Everyone seems to want Narisco Rodriguez.

Fashion Features

Another Suitor for Narciso?

NEW YORK — Even as Narciso Rodriguez remains a potential player in the Gucci Group succession saga, another possible backer for his signature business was identified. Sources on Wednesday revealed that Simon Property Group, the retail behemoth,…

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in Paris.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Expand Into Germany

PARIS — Mary-Kate and Ashley are two teens who know how to expand their horizons.

The twin tycoons swept into Paris Wednesday for a runway show and press conference after a stop in Hamburg, Germany, to announce the launch of the Mary-Kate…

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Tom Ford’s Finale Set for Sunday, March 7

PARIS — It’s never too soon to say goodbye. That seems to be the case for Tom Ford, who will stage his swan song show for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche on March 7 at 8 p.m.

An early version of the Paris calendar — only…

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A setting for “Dangerous Liaisons” featuring a robe à la polonaise from 1780 and a Georges Jacob side chair once owned by Marie Antoinette.

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Met Gets ‘Dangerous’

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, “Dangerous Liaisons,” promises to be the Costume Institute’s steamiest show to date, and, by the end of a press breakfast on Wednesday morning,…

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Adam Moss

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New York Magazine Names Times’ Adam Moss as Editor

NEW YORK — Out goes Caroline Miller, in comes Adam Moss.

New York magazine’s new owner, Bruce Wasserstein, began his promised changes in earnest Wednesday, replacing Miller, who has been editor since 1996, with Moss, the highly…

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RCS Sets Deal to Sell Abboud

NEW YORK — RCS MediaGroup’s withdrawal from the apparel business appears to be complete.

RCS, previously known as Holding di Partecipazioni Industriali SpA, stated late Wednesday it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell…

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Financial

VF Posts Record Gains

NEW YORK — It was a very good fourth quarter for VF Corp., even without the contribution from its latest acquisition, Nautica Enterprises Inc.

With Nautica, 11 cents a share was added to the bottom line.

On Wednesday, VF…

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Michael Kors

Fashion Features

Seventies Exuberance, Power Dressing and Star Style – Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang and Proenza Schouler

Michael Kors celebrated the jet-setters of the Me Decade, while Narciso Rodriguez showed how to look bold and pulled together, in hyper-constructed power suits and Vera Wang created day and evening looks that would seduce a red-carpet denizen.

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Menichetti

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Luxe Basics, Men’s Wear Minimalism and Rich-Girl Sports – Menichetti, J. Mendel, John Varvatos and Chaiken

Rich-looking sportswear predominated on some runways, as at Chaiken and the launch of both Roberto Menichetti’s first solo collection and John Varvatos’ first women’s wear collection. Meanwhile, at J. Mendel, great evening gowns and,…

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John Galliano’s look for Valentine’s Day.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Trawling at Vera’s … All About Eve … Wild Rose of Texas … The Runway Stump …

TRAWLING AT VERA’S: What were all those deal makers doing at Vera Wang’s show Wednesday? Gilbert Harrison, chairman of Financo, the investment banking firm; Stephen Ruzow, president of women’s sportswear…

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Generra

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Warholites, Hitchcock Heroines and Stylish Victorians – Generra, Roland Mouret, Nanette Lepore, Vivienne Tam and Sebastian Pons

Tony Melillo did dandy Warhol looks for Generra, while Hitchcock women were on Roland Mouret’s agenda and Nanette Lepore envisioned the Victorian era, as designers ranged far afield for inspiration for fall.

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Hong Kong Luxe

Fashion Features

The Waiting Game

NEW YORK — “Why are we here?” Despite the ontological implications, the question has become fashion week’s incantation of irritation, as many have sat and waited — sometimes an hour or more — for an unknown…

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Horsing Around

NEW YORK — Giddyap, fashion lovers. Cathleen Cordova parked her horse trailer — Coach Guard with horn and all — outside the Bryant Park tents all day Tuesday, having stuffed it, not with horses, but with all the equestrian-inspired…

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Gretchen Mol

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Capital Complements

NEW YORK — Accessories had plenty to offer this season. From pink-tinged baubles and handmade shoes to practical totes and bags, there was enough to complete any girl’s wardrobe.

Since there’s nothing like Sunday morning…

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Beauty Beat: MAC Unveils Star-Studded Viva Glam Campaign

NEW YORK — Surrounded by the newest constellation of stars in the Viva Glam galaxy, MAC president John Demsey unveiled the brand’s latest ad campaign for its Viva Glam lipstick and Viva Glam Lipglass during a press conference here…

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Beauty Beat: French Beauty Sales Rise 1.6 Percent

PARIS — French beauty products’ wholesale pretax sales rose 1.6 percent to $17.269 billion at current exchange rates, or 13.594 billion euros, in 2003 versus 2002, according to the Federation des Industries de la Parfumerie.

Beauty…

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Fashion Features

CK Bridge Line May See Return

Calvin Klein Inc. is expanding its efforts to bring back the CK Calvin Klein bridge business by exploring deals for lines in Europe and various licenses.

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Muhammad Ali in the new Adidas ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Muhammad Ali Returns for Another Round

NEW YORK — Muhammad Ali has never totally disappeared from the spotlight, but the famed boxer is certainly back in the ring these days.

He was in three ads during the recent Super Bowl: IBM’s Linux, Gillette and the “Choose to…

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Patagonia’s new Scythe jacket has feminine touches.

Fashion Features

Fashion Steps Up At Outdoor Retail Show

SALT LAKE CITY — At the Outdoor Retailer show held here recently, many manufacturers upped their fashion quotient and displayed products that are both functional and trendy.

Although technical and performance attributes remain the…

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Denim Dish: Spring Pages Bloom … Jiminez Jeans … Mudd Move …

Spring Pages Bloom

As spring is just around the corner, two more denim brands are planning major marketing campaigns.

Guess chose Las Vegas for its theme this season, and the city provided a lively backdrop for the campaign. The…

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A look from Barbie’s Japanese collection.

Fashion Features

Barbie’s Dream Line Goes Global

NEW YORK — Barbie might be 45 years old, but she still hasn’t lost her cachet.

At least that’s what her maker, Mattel Inc., is banking on as the company prepares to enter the U.S. with a new series of merchandise — and…

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Parkdale-Unifi Venture Facing Investigation

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is investigating Parkdale America LLC, a yarn joint venture between Parkdale Mills and Unifi Inc., the companies said Wednesday.

The investigation came to light…

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Financial

Iraq Granted WTO

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization approved Wednesday Iraq’s request for observer status, a first step toward reintegrating that oil-rich, but war-ravaged, nation into the world economy.

“Iraq has made clear its commitment…

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Fashion Features

Sunglass Demand Paces Oakley

NEW YORK — A rise in the average selling price of sunglasses, combined with double-digit increases in domestic and international sales, pushed Oakley Inc. to bright results for the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the…

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Monet Mazur at the Louis Vuitton party.

People

Three Ring Circus

Louis Vuitton’s bash celebrating the opening of its biggest store in the world and Narcico Rodriguez’s after party packed in the fans.

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People

Lights Out

NEW YORK — Lutèce will close its doors this weekend, and André Soltner, the restaurant’s former chef (for 34 years) and owner still has many fond memories of the place. Still, it’s difficult for him to pin down his favorite…

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Top Channels

The top 10 venues for shopping during holiday 2003 versus 2002; Survey date: Jan. 15

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Calendar: Today’s Shows

Thursday, Feb. 12
8-10 a.m.: Gevril (accessories), Most Favorite Dessert, 120 West 45th Street.
9 a.m.: Jeffrey Chow, The Atelier, Bryant Park.
10 a.m. Esteban Cortazar, Studio Noir, Bryant Park.
11 a.m.:

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Airport ’04

NEW YORK — In his fall collection, Michael Kors paid tribute to the international jet set he dresses, and he hopes that his company, now under new management, will soon be taking off, too. There was a little something for everyone who envied…

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Jeff Pfeifle

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Drexler’s J.Crew Method: Injecting Color, Quirks — And Thinking Small

Millard Drexler, who turned khakis and T-shirts into a global force called Gap, talks about his strategies to revive another American brand: J. Crew.

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