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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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Ralph As Role Model: Sean John Appoints Ex-Polo Designer

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Overview

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has found a designer for his long-awaited women's collection in the design room of his fashion idol, Ralph Lauren.

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Leather Up

Leather jackets are taking shape for resort in gently shaped pastel styles, as well as tailored pieces loaded with hardware.

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Sean Combs in Ralph Lauren Purple Label at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

Fashion Features

Ralph as Role Model: Sean John Appoints Ex-Polo Designer

Sean Combs has found a designer for his women’s collection in one of his favorite places: the design room of his fashion idol, Ralph Lauren.

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Retail

In Brief: Watch Out … Double Checking

WATCH OUT: Swatch Group said Monday that Anton Bally, 58, resigned as president of its watch and movement maker, ETA SA, because of health problems. His successor is Thomas Meier, a 10-year veteran of the group. In a release, Swatch noted that…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The Longchamp bag featured in an article in WWDAccessories, Aug. 2, was designed in collaboration with Tracey Emin. It was incorrectly credited in the caption.

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The name of designer Stacy Haase was spelled incorrectly…

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Max Azria at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

People

The Max Factor: A Fashion Superstar Takes Center Stage

Max Azria’s Beverly Hills-based BCBGMaxAzria Entertainment, will stage the first U.S. production of “Ten Commandments: The Musical.”

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People

Eye Scoop: Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN: The starlets who packed Teen People’s party in L.A. for its Young Hollywood issue may have been teenagers, but there was nary a midriff in sight. Taking a cue from this season’s feminine influence, the young ladies,…

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Denise Austin

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Denise Austin in Deal for Skin Care Line … Henkel Sales Rise 15.9%

Denise Austin in Deal for Skin Care Line

NEW YORK — Health and fitness guru Denise Austin has signed a licensing agreement with health and beauty aids company CCA Industries to launch a skin care line targeting aging and damaged…

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Fashion Features

Crawford Changes Her Stripes

Cindy Crawford back in fur.

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Kathleen Beckett at the Mandarin Oriental.

Fashion Features

Phoning the Front Desk for Fashion

NEW YORK — This fall, guests at the Mandarin Oriental can get a backstage pass to Seventh Avenue shopping, complete with meet-and-greets with designers, a tour leader who’s a former Vogue staffer, and a chauffeured Town Car — all at…

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Cheryl Tiegs and Vincent Gallo in “Brown Bunny.”

Fashion Features

Tiegs Takes to the Screen

Catching up with Cheryl Tiegs, whose signature line at Sears brought in $100 million in annual volume in the 1980s.

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Fashion Features

Report: Luxe Sales Picking Up in 2004

MILAN — The first half of 2004 is picking up for luxury goods makers, according to fresh data from Italian trade organization Altagamma and American Express.

Based on American Express credit card sales of items such as clothing,…

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Leather goods, such as this new version of the Birkin, are driving sales at Hermès.

Financial

Hermès 2Q Sales Gain 19%

Robust sales of leather goods, silks and perfume drove Hermès International‘s second quarter sales up 19 percent to 306 million euros.

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Media

Memo Pad: Method Modelling … Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ … Work It

METHOD MODELING: The promise of actor-slash-model status isn’t the only incentive luring models into Stanislavsky classes these days: John Varvatos, the latest convert to reality-based advertising, is marking the release of his…

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Here and below: Ads from the new Diesel campaign.

Media

Diesel Ads Go Multidimensional

MILAN — For its latest ad campaign, Diesel takes another step into fantasy land, not to mention other dimensions.

After campaigns visualizing trips to paradise or mock market research statistics, for the first time, the Italian denim and…

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Retail

Ross Stores’ Dd’s Division Set to Open

NEW YORK — Ross Stores Inc. on Monday said the first three of its new 25,000-square-foot dd’s Discount stores will open in California on Saturday.

The nation’s second largest off-price retailer, after TJX Cos. Inc., said the…

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A spread from “Dries Van Noten 01-50.”

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Pamela’s Premier … T is for Tyler … Fifty Ways to Walk the Runway …

PAMELA’S PREMIER: Pamela Dennis brought her relaunched fashion collection to the masses on Saturday night and found a warm welcome when she debuted her first collection for QVC. The designer sold 10,000 pieces in 24 minutes, ranging from…

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Textiles

Egypt Braces for 2005

Egypt’s apparel and fabric makers are counting on close trading ties with the EU to keep the industry strong after quotas are dropped Jan. 1.

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Cotton Inc.’s new consumer print campaign bows in the September issues of 10 U.S. magazines.

Textiles

Cotton Inc. Takes Aim

NEW YORK — Cotton Incorporated wants to reach younger shoppers while they read.

The Cary, N.C.-based fiber promotion organization is introducing a print ad campaign in the September issues of 10 fashion and lifestyle magazines, as part of…

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Spoogi’s patchwork at Printsource.

Textiles

Embellishments Return to Textile Design Shows

Last week’s Directions and Printsource textile design shows showed more embellished and decorated looks in a bohemian mode.

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Three prints from the collection.

Textiles

Key Prints

NEW YORK — Key West Hand Prints has traveled far in the last 43 years — all the way from place mats to clothing.

The company started in 1961, producing place mats featuring hand-screened prints by local artists in a former tobacco…

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Here and below: back-to-school looks from The Wet Seal.

Financial

Alfaro Exits Wet Seal, PacSun Earns

It was a busy day for teen retailers: Wet Seal said creative director Victor Alfaro resigned, while PacSun delivered robust second quarter results.

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An Abby Z. top.

Fashion Features

Abby Z.: Plus-Size, Upscale

NEW YORK — The plus-size market has gotten a style injection with Abby Z., a new contemporary line catering to big women with a passion for fashion. The collection launched recently at seven Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, and a larger…

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Fashion Features

New Search Practice for Kerson

NEW YORK — After about a year of sitting on the sidelines, executive search consultant Robert Kerson is back in business with his own firm, Kerson Partners Ltd., in Greenwich, Conn.

Kerson, a 22-year veteran of the search business, was…

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Colette Meets Comme des Garçons, temporary store open through December.

Retail

Colette Takes Tokyo With Comme

TOKYO — It might sound like a Fifties flick, but Colette Meets Comme des Garçons is actually a collaborative store that opened in Aoyama here late last month.

The 1,400-square-foot shop, a partnership between the French retailer…

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