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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.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

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

Industry on Bush: Free Trade, Tax Reductions to Top Agenda

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President Bush's second-term agenda is likely to focus on boosting free trade, more tax cuts and providing government assistance to alleviate the rising health care costs, industry executives said Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Desert Bloom

LOS ANGELES — Light and easy cotton dresses are always everywhere for spring, but this time around, the So Cal staple gets a retro touch with halter necklines and fun floral prints. Here, for example, Roxy’s cotton voile dress. For more,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Laurels for Chadha … Vegas Moves … Shifts at Retail Ventures

LAURELS FOR CHADHA: Rattan Chadha, chief executive officer of the Liz Claiborne Inc. subsidiary Mexx, was given the Grand Seigneur award by Modint, a Dutch trade organization for fashion, interior design and textiles. The award, billed as the…

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Fashion Features

Hilfiger Shores Up Defense Team

Tommy Hilfiger Corp., facing a federal criminal investigation, has hired former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White to bolster its legal team.

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Beauty Features

TV’s ‘The O.C.’ Targeted for Branding

Fox’s hit show, “The O.C.,” is set to become a brand with a clothing line bowing for spring and new Web site and online magazine.

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Kelly Hoppen at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Designing Women

Kelly Hoppen, the self-proclaimed British “taupe queen” of interior design, is taking America…The makers of “Find” describe their methods.

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AG Adriano Goldschmied last week opened its first retail location, in Los Angeles.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: AG Moves On … Style Icon’s Plus Push … Lowering the Bar …

DISH: Bartack sets a new course in its price strategy…I.C. Isaacs & Co. posts a profit…Adriano Goldschmied opens its first store in Los Angeles.

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Financial

Industry on Bush: Free Trade, Tax Reductions to Top Agenda

Presidents Bush’s second-term agenda should feature more free trade, further tax cuts and assistance for rising health care costs.

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Pete’s extra-long doubled-layered asymmetric top.

Fashion Features

California Ts for Every Taste

LOS ANGELES — In 1899, the director of the U.S. Patent Office suggested that it close, claiming that “everything that can be invented has already been invented.”

Jaded minds may apply that same woefully wrong assessment to the…

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Michael J. Edwards, Lucy’s new president and chief executive officer.

Retail

Lucy Begins National Retail Push

ACTIVE: Lucy Activewear, the 15-store women’s retailer that started as lucy.com, is making a fresh start after falling hard in the dot-com crash.

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Retail

Brazilian Swim Makers Ride Demand

RIO DE JANEIRO — Everyone, it seems, wants a piece of Brazilian beach action.

So, Brazilian beach and activewear makers are boosting exports, owing to increased demand abroad, especially for bikinis that reflect what’s in style in…

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Financial

The WWD List: Worldwide Retail Rents: The 10 streets with the highest retail rents in the world.

With the resurgence of the luxury market, space on the most popular shopping streets in the world is getting tighter and tighter.

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Financial

Strong Sales Boost Polo’s Earnings 48.9%

Investments made to its brand and operations are paying off for Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., which delivered robust second-quarter sales and earnings.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder’s Net Leaps 23.4% in Qtr.

Estée Lauder posted a 23.4 percent earnings gain in the first quarter and its ceo said its fragrance division was well positioned for the holiday season.

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Kleinfeld’s Brooklyn Locale.

Retail

Kleinfeld Adds Manhattan Address

NEW YORK — Kleinfeld, the famed Brooklyn bridal store, is expanding into Manhattan, WWD has learned.

The privately held bridal emporium is opening its first Kleinfeld Bridesmaids’ Loft, at 270 West 38th Street, within the next two…

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Financial

Worker Health Care Prop. Voted Down in California

LOS ANGELES — California voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 72, which would have mandated companies with more than 50 employees to pay at least 80 percent of private health insurance premiums for the workers.

Wal-Mart last week…

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Financial

Adidas Earnings Gain 19%

PARIS — Adidas-Salomon AG on Wednesday said a pickup in the U.S. market along with strong growth in Asia drove third-quarter profits up 19 percent.

But the German footwear and apparel company gave disappointing order outlooks for Europe,…

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Fashion Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Begins Talks for Restructuring

PARIS — Jean Paul Gaultier is restructuring to save its money-losing haute couture business.

The house said talks had started with its workers’ committee, a required practice here, to approve measures that would help nudge it out…

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Financial

Committee to Review 5 Safeguard Petitions

CITA said it would review five more safeguard petitions seeking to impose quota limits on 10 apparel categories from China, valued at $940 million.

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