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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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No April Showers:Consumers Upbeat But Pay Worries Loom

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Overview

The Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 92.9 from 88.5 in March, reflecting an upbeat mood based on an improved jobs picture.

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Karl Lagerfeld with Lady Amanda Harlech at the Costume Institute.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Karl Goes Mainstream … Where the Clothes Have No Name … No More Black …

KARL GOES MAINSTREAM: Shoppers at H&M can currently find $49.90 pink tweed jackets vaguely reminiscent of the $4,000 Chanel originals, but come November, they’ll be able to buy authentic merchandise designed by Karl Lagerfeld….

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OshKosh’s first family lifestyle store in Maple Grove, Minn.

Fashion Features

OshKosh B’Gosh Grows Up

NEW YORK — OshKosh B’Gosh is looking to pull out of the doldrums by pushing into casualwear for adults.

The 108-year-old children’s firm intends to open 120 OshKosh Co. Stores through 2007, marking the first time OshKosh has…

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Fashion Features

NTA Lobbies Over Quotas

A dozen members of the NTA made the rounds of Bush administration and Capitol Hill offices to renew their call to curb Chinese imports.

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Fashion Features

DuPont Earnings Gain 24.9 Percent, Invista’s Last Qtr.

DuPont reported strong bottom- and top-line growth in the first quarter, the last full quarter to include results from its soon-to-be-sold Invista business.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Robertet Sales Slide … Dove’s New Design … Nailtini Spectrum …

PARIS — French flavors and fragrances firm Robertet reported first-quarter 2004 sales of $61.4 million at current exchange rates, or 51.5 million euros, down 2.3 percent year-on-year. At constant exchange rates, sales would have grown 5.1…

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Lars Nilsson at Stanley Korshak, with a model wearing one of his designs for Nina Ricci.

Fashion Features

Nilsson a Hit in Dallas With Nina Ricci

DALLAS — Lars Nilsson eschews air travel whenever possible, which is a bit of a hindrance for the designer, who serves as artistic director of Nina Ricci in Paris and also loves to spend time with his friends in New York. So it’s…

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Fashion Features

Lane Crawford Taps Riddiford

David Riddiford, buying and merchandising director at Selfridges, has been named a senior vice president at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

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The Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 92.9 from 88.5 in April.

Fashion Features

No April Showers:Consumers Upbeat But Pay Worries Loom

The Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 92.9 from 88.5 in March, reflecting an upbeat mood based on an improved jobs picture.

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Fashion Features

Costume Drama

NEW YORK — The bosoms, bustles and baubles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala Monday night were more than enough to live up to the evening’s theme of “Dangerous Liaisons.” While some of the guests…

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Johan and Marcella Lindeberg at the Hollywood Standard hotel.

Fashion Features

J. Lindeberg Takes Franchises Global

J. Lindeberg, the London-based sportswear firm, is expanding its global reach with five signature stores from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.

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People

Suzy

The spectacular soiree at the Met resembled a giant seduction scene, a 21st-century replica emulating an 18th-century revel.

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Natalie Portman in Stella McCartney.

People

Danger Zone

Guests came with all sorts of appropriate and inappropriate looks to the Costume Institute’s “Dangerous Liaisons” exhibit.

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Vans’ sneakers are to be part of the VF lineup.

Fashion Features

VF to Buy Vans for $396M

The voracious VF acquisitions machine is scooping up Vans Inc., the sneaker and “skate-shoe” specialist, in a deal valued at about $396 million.

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Fashion Features

Bush to Appeal Cotton Ruling

The Bush administration vowed to appeal a WTO ruling challenging the U.S. cotton subsidy program, and cotton producers denounced the decision.

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Peter Boneparth

Fashion Features

Signature Helps Jones Fill Lauren Void

Jones New York Signature raked in $57 million during its first quarter in stores, helping Jones Apparel limit its sales decline in the period.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Reebok Placing New Debt … Loehmann’s Hedache …

REEBOK PLACING NEW DEBT: Reebok International Ltd. said it intends to raise up to $300 million through the private placement of new debt in the form of 2 percent convertible debentures maturing in May 2024. Initial purchasers of the debt will…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Cerruti watches are priced from $195 to $395 retail, not wholesale, as was stated in a story in Monday’s Accessories supplement.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises is working on a branding strategy with Fallon Brand Consulting, an…

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A Sweet Basil top.

Fashion Features

Sweet Basil Adds Spice to Better

Spex Clothing Co., maker of the moderate Lemon Grass line, is spicing up its mix for fall with the launch of Sweet Basil.

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Fashion Features

Puma Sales Surge, Bodywear Launch Planned

NEW YORK — Bolstered by strong first-quarter sales, Germany’s Puma AG increased its full-year profit guidance by 30 percent, up from an initial projection in February for 10 percent growth.

The sports shoe and apparel firm said…

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