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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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Riding the Wave: Coach Bullish on Bags as Net Leaps 120%

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Overview

A 46.1% jump in sales helped boost Coach Inc.'s fourth quarter income by 119.9% over last year, which beat Wall Street analysts' best estimates.

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Cece Cord

Fashion Features

Turning Cece Cord Into a Brand

Cece Cord wants to turn her luxe handbag business with Bergdorf Goodman into a full lifestyle brand, and has signed G-III Apparel Group as master licensee.

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Reebok’s new vending machine.

Retail

Reebok Goes Vending

NEW YORK — Reebok International is taking quick-stop shopping to a new level by selling sneakers in vending machines in New York and San Francisco.

Beginning Thursday, shoppers at Shoe Biz in San Francisco and Michael K’s here will…

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Monoprix

Retail

WWDWalkthrough of French Mass Retail Chains

PARIS — They may not be knocking down the doors of French fast-fashion chains and department stores, but French mass retail chains are creeping into city outskirts and trying desperately to spruce up in the face of the dominating fast-fashion…

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Retail

Hypermarkets Boost Fashion

PARIS — France’s mass market retailers are sprucing up and placing emphasis on apparel after suffering from the fast-fashion blitz of the last five years.

Feeling the pressure from chains such as Zara and Hennes & Mauritz,…

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Fashion Features

New Wet Seal Chair

NEW YORK — Irving Teitelbaum’s 20-year run as chairman of The Wet Seal Inc. has come to an end.

According to a statement, Peter Whitford, who has served as chief executive officer for just more than a year and is in the midst of a…

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Roxy South Coast Plaza features work by artist Peter Schroff.

Fashion Features

Quiksilver, Roxy Juice Up Retail

LOS ANGELES — Quiksilver’s retail universe just got a little bigger, and its sister Roxy a lot more sleek.

The billion-dollar, surf-lifestyle behemoth, which includes the $375 million junior phenom Roxy, opened its largest signature…

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Ellus

Fashion Features

São Paulo: Commercial Meets Creative

SAO PAULO — The Brazilian designers showcased at the recent São Paulo Fashion Week offered buyers fresh fashion alternatives to global trends.

This twice-annual event, whose latest edition in June drew a near-record 70,000 visitors,…

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Lady Catherine Manning

Fashion Features

The Writer as Diplomat’s Wife

WASHINGTON — Socializing in Washington has taken plenty of hits over the last few years, but when it comes to revitalizing the party scene, Washington’s hottest social couple is British Ambassador Sir David Manning and his wife, Catherine….

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Fashion Features

Rainbow Bright

Forget sweet pastels. Designers prefer vivid this season, taking shape in citrus yellow jackets, fuchsia skirts and flower-garden dresses.

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Coach’s monthly flow of new products drove healthy traffic at its stores.

Financial

Riding the Wave: Coach Bullish on Bags as Net Leaps 120%

Consumers reined in June spending, but not at Coach, which posted a 46.1 percent jump in sales and 119.9 percent leap in fourth-quarter income.

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Fashion Features

Warnaco Said to Be Buying Op

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group Inc. is set to announce today that it is buying Ocean Pacific.

The possible acquisition was first reported in WWD on July 1. Warnaco executives could not be reached for comment. Sources said the company is…

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Fashion Features

WTO: No Emergency Session on Quotas

WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization will not convene an official emergency session to consider the implications of global textile and apparel quota elimination, but it has left the door open for further debate on the controversial issue…

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Financial

In Brief: ITG Lands &150M Financing … Pomerantz Sets Up Shop … Steady Sales …

ITG LANDS $150M FINANCING: Greensboro, N.C.-based International Textile Group said Monday it has reached an agreement for a five-year, $150 million credit facility led by the Bank of America, with support from GE Capital Corp. and CIT Group….

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Fashion Features

Correction

Bruce Weber’s new fashion line is called Weberbilt. The name was spelled incorrectly in a Fashion Scoop on Monday.

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Fashion Features

Clarification

The Future Vintage brand, which is shipping in September, is owned by Joie, a unit of Dutch LLC in Los Angeles. Former co-owner Joie Rucker helped launch the line. This was unclear in a story on Wednesday.

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Jack Stahl

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Revlon Loss Widens, Points to Stronger Sales Ahead

Although Revlon Inc.’s losses for the second quarter widened slightly as color cosmetics sales fell in North America, management told Wall Street analysts that fourth-quarter sales are expected to be strong.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: MAC Goes for the Gold

NEW YORK — MAC Cosmetics is about to elevate its makeup game to Olympic proportions.

The cosmetics brand has inked an agreement that will take its widely known MAC Cosmetics Pro Team to Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games later this…

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Lara Flynn Boyle with Juicy designers Gela Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy.

Fashion Features

Juicy Couture Brings Its Colorful Style to the Beach

LOS ANGELES — Juicy Couture’s debut swimwear collection for cruise 2005 officially launched at the Miami Swim show last month, but designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor chose to hold the first runway show at a star-studded pool…

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John Irvin, J.C. Penny Co. Inc.

Retail

Penney’s Online Revamp Aims at $1B Revenue Mark

J.C. Penney is aiming at a coveted group of Internet shoppers — women ages 34 to 54 — by polishing its appeal to this niche customer.

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Financial

Panel Discusses Market Effects of Bush, Kerry

NEW YORK — With 91 days left until the presidential election, the main topic at an economic forecast presentation on Tuesday focused on the ramifications of a second term for President Bush or a first term under a Kerry administration.

The…

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Financial

J. Jill Net Increases 7% on Strong Sales

NEW YORK — Rising sales at its retail locations drove the J. Jill Group Inc. to improved earnings for the second quarter.

For the three months ended June 26, the Quincy, Mass.-based women’s specialty retailer experienced a 7 percent…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Terror Alert … Internal Affairs … Flame Game …

TERROR ALERT: What do the ladies of the First Family do after a good deed, such as their surprise appearance at potential terror target Citigroup Center on Monday? They go shopping. Jenna and Barbara Bush were spotted buying a…

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Textiles

Tenenbaum: A Real Approach to Trade

BOSTON — When it comes to interpreting the Democratic Party’s stance on international trade, the South Carolina delegation to the Democratic National Convention got a lesson in pragmatism from Inez Tenenbaum, the Democratic candidate…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Patricia Mori, Fashion Model

NEW YORK — Patricia Marguerita Mori, 72, a former fashion model, died July 24 of a heart attack at her home in Manhattan, said her son, Richard K. Bienen.

Throughout her fashion career in the Sixties and Seventies, Mori was a couture…

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Financial

Fashion Apparel Sees M&A Activity Surge In the First Half of ’04

NEW YORK — So far, 2004 is turning out to be a blockbuster year for apparel mergers and acquisitions.

According to data compiled by Factset Mergerstat, the 108 deals in the first half of 2004 had a total disclosed value of $5.83 billion, a…

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Hussein Chalayan looks for spring 2005.

Fashion Features

Chalayan to Launch Casual Line

After a four-year collaboration with Asprey, Hussein Chalayan is focusing on his own brand and will launch a casual women’s line for spring 2005.

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