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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.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Christian Dior Couture Profits Jump 37 Percent On Bags and Men’s Wear

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Powered in part by sales of Rasta accessories and modernist men's wear, Christian Dior Couture's operating profits soared 37 percent in the first half.

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Chet Hazzard, Vera Wang and Susan Sokol.

Fashion Features

Vera Wang: Steady as She Grows

After 15 years of making wedding dresses, Vera Wang is branching into eveningwear, with a sales goal of $50 million in three years.

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Two Nicole Miller looks for spring.

Fashion Features

Nicole Miller Takes Better Route With Donnkenny

NEW YORK — Nicole Miller and Donnkenny Inc. want to bring a young designer sensibility to better-priced sportswear and ready-to-wear with the Nicole Miller New York line.

The addition of better-priced sportswear, along with related…

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Fashion Features

Lee Young Hee Visits New York To Open Museum

NEW YORK — Lee Young Hee, a leading fashion designer in South Korea, will be here today to host a fashion show and unveil the Lee Young Hee Museum at 2 West 32nd Street.

The museum — a first of its kind in New York —…

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Milla Jovovich and Carol Hamilton

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oréal Looks Into Future With First U.S. Unit … Game, Set and Parlux Match

L’Oréal Paris’ first U.S. store, called the Living Lab, is a space-age cosmetics emporium at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.

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Two striped cotton fabrics from Canclini.

Textiles

The Bigger Picture

MILAN — Exhibitors at Moda In focused on their fashion offerings, which are key for small and midsized Italian companies trying to withstand intense competition from manufacturers in the developing world.

That rivalry only will intensify…

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Textiles

Invista in China Expansion

NEW YORK — Invista, the $8.4 billion synthetic fiber powerhouse, said Monday it plans to open a plant in China’s southern Guangdong province that will initially produce 12,000 tons of spandex annually.

The investment, which the…

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Textiles

Importers Ponder Port Backups

There’s concern that the end of the quota system Jan. 1 will bring a surge in shipments and potential for backups at Pacific ocean ports.

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Fashion Features

Study: Shipping Costs Key

GENEVA — One of the biggest obstacles apparel makers face in seeking to hone their competitive positions as quotas end on Jan. 1 may be in getting their goods to market, according to a World Trade Organization study.

The survey concluded…

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Fashion Features

A New Fendi Flap for Karl Lagerfeld?

PARIS — Expect an added element of intrigue at the Fendi show next week (Sept. 29) in Milan, as tensions flared Monday between the Rome fashion house and its ready-to-wear designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

In an article published in the Italian…

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Textiles

Moda In Focuses on Bold Fall Patterns

The Moda In featured an array of colors and patterns, as textile firms focused the fashion spotlight on Italian fabric for next fall and winter.

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Financial

Mervyn’s, Neal Part Ways

NEW YORK — Mervyn’s has issued a search for a new leader, following the departure of its president, Diane Neal.

Two officials at the company said Neal’s last day was Friday, but they had no information on whether she was…

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Fashion Features

The Simple Life

Greek column dresses were strong on the spring runways, from Carolina Herrera’s one-shoulder look to BCBG Max Azria’s Empire-waist style.

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Top-selling accessories this fall include Rasta shoes…

Financial

Christian Dior Couture Profits Jump 37 Percent On Bags and Men’s Wear

Powered in part by sales of its Rasta accessories and modernist men’s wear, Christian Dior’s operating profits soared 37 percent in the first half.

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Fashion Features

Obituary: J. Gene Hochfelder, Ex-Beldoch CEO

NEW YORK — J. Gene Hochfelder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Beldoch Industries, which under his leadership became one of the largest domestic sweater manufacturers and held the Pierre Cardin license for women’s apparel,…

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Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy

Financial

Marc Jacobs Seeks Jolt in Japan

NEW YORK — As part of its plan to bolster business in the ever-influential Japanese market, Marc Jacobs International LLC has renewed its partnership with Mitsubishi International and Renown Look Inc. through 2009.

Marc Jacobs and Robert…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Penberthy to Loro Piana … Catalano Joins Easel

PENBERTHY TO LORO PIANA: Elizabeth Penberthy has joined Loro Piana as senior vice president of its wholesale division. She is based in New York and reports to Pier Guerci, president. With more than 15 years of experience in sales, Penberthy was…

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Fashion Features

Correction

E. Edward Kavanaugh plans to retire as president of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association around the middle of 2005 and Carolyn J. Deaver is expected to step down as vice president of the CTFA Foundation about the same time. The timing of…

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Financial

Apparel Leads Nike to Strong 1Q Performance

Growing usage of performance fabrics by consumers bolstered Nike’s apparel sales, which jumped 12.9 percent to $391 million in the first quarter.

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Media

Memo Pad: Campaign Stop … Publisher Shuffle … Pool Party …

CAMPAIGN STOP: John Kerry is reputed to be something of a stiff, but at Redbook’s Mothers & Shakers Awards luncheon Monday the Democratic presidential candidate and junior senator from Massachusetts was a veritable firecracker compared…

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Paul Smith

Fashion Features

English Roses – and Other Blossoms – Paul Smith, Eley Kishimoto Ellesse, Nicole Farhi, Clements Ribeiro and Temperley

Although some of this city’s best-known names have dropped off the calendar, London’s other designers are moving right along, and the mood of fashion week, which began on Sunday, is decidedly upbeat. Houses including Paul Smith, Nicole…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Not So Frosty … Let Them Eat Cake … Fashion Rocks …

NOT SO FROSTY: It’s hard to pinpoint what she’s doing right, but Frost French designer Sadie Frost managed to get both of her ex-husbands to see her show on Sunday: Jude Law and the former Spandau Ballet star Gary…

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Mischa Barton

Fashion Features

TV’s Next-Gen Top 10

Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston and their now-iconic senses of style may be relegated to syndication, but TV viewers this season will hardly go without great — or, at least, entertaining — fashion moments. After all, Debra Messing,…

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Brad Pitt with Jennifer Aniston in Chanel Couture.

Fashion Features

Sophisticated ladies

LOS ANGELES — Have celebrities finally mastered the art of dressing up? Fashion don’ts usually run rampant at the Emmy Awards, but celebrants at Sunday night’s 56th installment of the biggest awards night for television stars…

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Financial

Rolex Wins $10.3M Trademark Ruling

NEW YORK — Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc. was awarded $10.3 million in damages relating to a trademark infringement case against an Internet retailer doing business under various Web addresses.

In a Sept. 16 filing, Manhattan Federal Court Judge…

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Fashion Features

Emmy Scoops: Stocking Stuffer … Butt Really … Easier Does It …

STOCKING STUFFER: Nicole Richie didn’t need an Emmy nomination to get all glammed up — just a party invitation and a Roberto Cavalli gown, paired with a Swarovski bag, Judith Ripka jewelry and her mom’s earrings, one of which…

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