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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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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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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

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Barneys a Done Deal? Jones Apparel Said To Be Surprise 11th-Hour Buyer

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The bidding for Barneys New York was heading down to the wire late Wednesday, and the winner appears to be Jones Apparel Group. Sources said that the apparel giant had emerged as the successful bidder. A final price was not divulged.

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Textiles

Imports Surge in September

WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports from China drove global shipments to the U.S. in the twin sectors to the highest September and nine-month period on record.

The import picture was revealed Wednesday in the Commerce…

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Financial

Ann Taylor Net Halved in Third Qtr.

Despite strong sales at its Loft division, Ann Taylor Stores Corp. said promotions in its Ann Taylor division dragged down third-quarter earnings.

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Financial

Cyber Sales Set to Soar

NEW YORK — Industry consulting and research firm comScore Networks is predicting online holiday shopping sales to swell to $15 billion this year, an increase of about 24 percent over last year.

The firm, which monitors consumer behavioral…

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Financial

Federated Surprises With 10.4% Rise in Profits

Federated Department Stores delivered a 10.4 percent gain in third-quarter income to $74 million on flat sales of $3.49 billion.

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Vera Wang and Susan Sokol

Fashion Features

FIT Celebrates 60

NEW YORK — Anniversary parties generally call for polite nods and knowing murmurs, but Tuesday night’s bash for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s 60th was laced with laughter and hard-knock lessons.

More than 1,000 people…

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Bra and boy brief set from the Skin collection.

Fashion Features

Fornarina Shows Some Skin

NEW YORK — At Fornarina, it’s time for a little extra sand and skin.

The 57-year-old Italian company, best known for its colorful and funky footwear, will introduce swimwear and innerwear lines for spring. Sand and Skin, as the…

clock November 11, 2004Venessa Lau

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Fashion Features

Healthy Living Key for New Mags

The growing popularity of yoga, spa treatments and healthy living has led to a new crop of women’s well-being and fitness magazines.

clock November 11, 2004Melanie Kletter

Escada’s turtleneck tank with embroidered jeans.

Fashion Features

You’ve Got to be Kidding

Contemporary firms Paper Denim & Cloth, Juicy Couture, Le Tigre, Lula B and Trunk Ltd. are delving into children’s wear.

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Levi’s sweaters are scheduled to hit stores next fall.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Levi’s Knits Sweater Deal … Ubi Part Two … Sportswear Spurs Warnaco …

Sportswear Spurs Warnaco…Touchbase Focuses on Tradition…True Religion Finds More Profits…Ubi Jeans Part Two.

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An ad from Levi’s recent “A Style for Every Story” campaign.

Fashion Features

Levi’s Prefers Lean to Large

Levi Strauss & Co.’s ceo has set his sights on cutting debt and improving profits after pulling the Dockers casual brand off the selling block.

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A vast installation from Dries Van Noten’s book at Barneys New York.

Fashion Features

Dries Van Noten’s Boston Reprise

Dries Van Noten, known for his trademark mix of the stylish and folkloric, was in town for the second of his two U.S. book parties.

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Fashion Features

Eye Scoop: Art and Commerce … Food Fight

Art and Commerce: Buzzing about Miami’s Art Basel began Tuesday night at a cocktail party at Reed and Delphine Krakoff’s art-infused home to celebrate the 51st Winter Antiques Show. Delphine gave tours of the house…

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Beeban Kidron

Fashion Features

Comic Reliever

LOS ANGELES — In Hollywood, only the naïve or the very brave aren’t wary of the curse of the sequel. Particularly for a film as much loved as “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” But British director Beeban Kidron was up to the…

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Chloë Sevigny in Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Stage Beauties … Three Times A Lady

Stage Beauties

LOS ANGELES — Every day, throngs of tourists venture to Universal Studios to glimpse a piece of Hollywood glamour, but the real stars came out well after the park gates closed Monday night. Hundreds of guests,…

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Jack Stahl

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Revlon’s 3Q Loss Widens As Sales Decline 7 Percent … Paris Court Nixes Suit Against L’Oréal

Revlon’s 3Q Loss Widens As Sales Decline 7 Percent

NEW YORK — Softening sales and the early retirement of debt pushed Revlon Inc. into deeper shades of red for the third-quarter and nine-month periods.

For the three…

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A Marc Jacobs exclusive for Bloomingdale’s.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The World’s A Stage … Countdown … Lip-Smacker

THE WORLD’S A STAGE: Marianne Faithfull has played God on television and the devil on stage. Now the rocker is reverting to a more familiar role, embarking on a European tour this week in support of a new album, “Before the…

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Fashion Features

Coach Unveils Osaka Flagship

TOKYO — While competition is intensifying between famous import brands in the Japanese fashion market, Coach Inc., working through Coach Japan, has launched a flagship in Osaka, the nation’s second-largest city and Western business hub….

clock November 11, 2004Tsukasa Furukawa

Fashion Features

Hilfiger Names Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK — In the midst of a federal investigation into its commission policies, Tommy Hilfiger Corp. brought Bob Rosenblatt on board as chief operating officer Wednesday.

Rosenblatt fills the void left by long-time Hilfiger executive…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The name of the Estée Lauder Cos. president and chief executive officer is William P. Lauder. This was incorrect in an article appearing on Monday.

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Stuart Rose is chief executive officer of Marks & Spencer. His…

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Textiles

In Brief: Galey Deal Closes

GALEY DEAL CLOSES: Denim mill Galey & Lord Inc. said Wednesday that its planned takeover by Patriarch Partners LLC had closed late Tuesday night, marking the firm’s emergence from bankruptcy. The Atlanta-based mill had filed for…

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Fashion Features

Barneys a Done Deal? Jones Apparel Said To Be Surprise 11th-Hour Buyer

It was down to the wire in the race to buy Barneys New York, and the buyer appears to be Jones Apparel Group.

clock November 11, 2004Vicki M. Young

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