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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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Eye on the Bottom Line: Levi’s Returns to Black, But Sales Continue Slide

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Overview

Despite production snafus, less was generally more for Levi's in the third quarter.

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Designer customized HP iPods by Behnaz Sarafpour, Doo.ri, Proenza Schouler and Peter Som.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Valley’s Doubleheader … Fur Liberia … Civics Lesson …

VALLEY’S DOUBLEHEADER: Alvin Valley has a big night planned tonight. While many New Yorkers will be juggling the televised presidential debate and the Yankees-Red Sox playoff game, Valley will be attending back-to-back events. First up…

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Fashion Features

Banking on Beading for Spring

LOS ANGELES — If you bead it, they will come — at least that’s what retailers attending the renamed Los Angeles Majors Market servicing both the junior and contemporary categories are banking on this spring.

At a time when…

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Fashion Features

West Watch: New Waves … Market Direction

NEW WAVES: The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association has named Sean Smith to be executive director of the trade group, replacing Terry McCann, who retired this past summer. Smith joined the association in 2001 as the director of marketing and…

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A sampling of Savon's products.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Savon Set for U.S. Rollout … L’Oréal Deal Said in the Works … Marionnaud, Arbat in Joint Venture

Savon Set for U.S. Rollout

NEW YORK — Five years after chic soap boutique L’Atelier du Savon launched in Paris’ Marais neighborhood, the line is coming to America, brought here by actress and socialite Jennifer Creel,…

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Fashion Features

Clearing It Up

NEW YORK — Magazines, good reads though they are, never tend to stop just there. Witness Visionaire or the new league of titles. Now, the Detroit-based fashion and design glossy, Clear, known for its patent-pending see-through cover, is adding…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The photos in the “Image Bank” photo spread Tuesday were miscredited. The photos were by Stephane Feugere and Giovanni Giannoni

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Fashion Features

Full Steam Ahead

Designers including Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Louis Vuitton and Lagerfeld Gallery turned up the volume in Paris.

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Levi’s reported that jeans with slim legs performed well in the quarter.

Financial

Eye on the Bottom Line: Levi’s Returns to Black, But Sales Continue Slide

A relentless focus on cost-cutting allowed Levi Strauss & Co. to swing back to profitability in its third quarter, despite a drop in sales.

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Retail

Tahari Contemplating Barneys Bid

NEW YORK — An unlikely suitor is considering joining the bidding for Barneys New York: designer Elie Tahari.

According to the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday, Tahari is linking up with British investor Harold Tillman, who owns the…

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Retail

Express to Cut 140 Workers

The Express division of Limited Brands Inc. announced plans to cut 140 jobs.

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Financial

M&S Expects Drop in Profits

Marks & Spencer said pretax profits would drop 9.2 to 12.3 percent in the first half, due in part to exceptional charges and a decline in sales.

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Beauty Features

In Brief: Renewing Vows … May Promotes Kantor … Reebok Promotion

RENEWING VOWS: Inter Parfums SA, which has produced one of the market’s hottest fragrance brands with Burberry Brit for women and men, has extended its licensing agreement with the British fashion house for another 12 and a half years,…

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Fashion Features

Herman Inks Deal With Hochman

NEW YORK — Stan Herman has licensed his name to Carole Hochman Designs Inc. to produce a collection of robes and at-homewear.

Herman, who has been president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 1991, has a long-established…

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Financial

Forecasts See Soft Sales for Holiday

Though they are expected to show solid growth, holiday sales will likely be softer this year than they were in 2003.

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Bean branching out: the Marlton, N.J., store.

Retail

L.L. Bean Fills High-Level Retail Slots

NEW YORK — L.L. Bean filled two senior-level retail posts on Tuesday, demonstrating that the business, essentially a 93-year-old catalogue operation, is getting serious about rolling out stores.

Ed Howell will return to the Freeport,…

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Mick Jagger’s Napoleon complex…Jude lays down the law…Gwyneth’s haunted mansion…

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Financial

Textile Industry Coalition Launches Next Wave of Safeguard Petitions

A coalition of industry groups said it plans to file nine more China safeguard petitions this week, in hopes of protecting the domestic industry.

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The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a plan to help the continent’s textile makers.

Textiles

European Commission Sets Plan To Protect EU Textile Interests

The European Commission unveiled an action plan aimed at bolstering Europe’s textile industry before textile and apparel quotas disappear Jan. 1.

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David Jones in Adelaide, Australia.

Retail

Marrying the Store to the Fashions

MAINSTREAM: Retail design firm RYA believes a store’s interior needs to combine with its merchandise scheme to create a consistent image.

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Fashion Features

In the Middle: Liz Gets the Word Out

LIZ GETS THE WORD OUT: Liz Claiborne Inc. and Marie Claire magazine are hoping to raise awareness of domestic violence Thursday with “It’s Time to Talk Day.” There will be initiatives across the country to publicize the issue,…

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OptiTex’s Runway 3D uses a virtual 3D model to show what a flat pattern will look like made up.

Fashion Features

Virtual 3D: A New Way to Sample

NEW YORK — Major clothing makers are using virtual three-dimensional draping software to speed their products to market and cut down on the time and expense of making physical samples, with potential savings of hundreds of thousands of…

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Financial

Carrefour Downgrades Year, Qtr. Sales Forecast

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, downgraded full-year goals and reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter sales.

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Retail

Iziz’s Avocado to the Rescue

NEW YORK — Iziz Dezigns wants to capitalize on Baby Boomers’ complaints that they can’t find anything to wear.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has launched a shopping concept aimed at women aged 35 and older who have lots…

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