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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

Building Trumpland: The Donald Flies High in Licensing Blitz

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Overview

Donald Trump is looking for more places to plaster his name following the successful launch of his men's fragrance and men's suit collections.

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The Donald on the move at Marshall Field’s in Chicago last week.

Beauty Features

Building Trumpland: The Donald Flies High in Licensing Blitz

Donald Trump is looking for more places to plaster his name following the successful launch of his men’s fragrance and men’s suit collections.

clock December 16, 2004Julie Naughton

Retail

Wal-Mart Fires 3 Execs

Wal-Mart fired three company officers, including the senior executive for its 3,000 U.S. stores, for violating “well-known company rules.”

clock December 16, 2004Katherine Bowers

At the launch of the Lagerfeld line at H&M.

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld Line Boosts H&M’s Nov. Sales

PARIS — It seems the “Karl Lagerfeld effect” worked its magic on Hennes & Mauritz’s November sales.

Meanwhile, a labor strike could hurt sales in France, the company said.

The Swedish fashion giant reported on…

clock December 16, 2004Robert Murphy

Retail

Forever 21 Settles L.A. Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — Forever 21, the teen apparel retailer, and 33 garment workers in Los Angeles factories have settled a lawsuit in which the workers alleged they were exposed to dangerous conditions and denied lawful wages.

The suit was filed…

clock December 16, 2004Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Correction

Stylist Liz McClean’s name was misspelled in a story on Friday.

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Marionnaud’s French Discount … Saks Award … United Restates …

MARIONNAUD’s FRENCH DISCOUNT: Marionnaud Parfumeries is kicking off the holiday beauty promotion season here.The perfumery chain announced Tuesday it will grant a 20 percent discount on all products sold in its France-based…

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

People

La Vie en Rouge

The Marc Jacobs holiday party at the Pierre hotel Tuesday night was like a scene out of Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut.”

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Carter taking a cigarette break from his trial makeup session.

People

Seam Stress

NEW YORK — Saturday afternoon was, for most New Yorkers, just another shopping day — the 14th in the frenetic countdown till Christmas. But for Joseph Carter there was a more pressing deadline: only 96 hours left till the Marc Jacobs…

clock December 16, 2004Venessa Lau

Financial

Cost-Cutting Lifts Escada Net

BERLIN — Escada AG’s bottom line is back in the black as the German fashion house’s stringent cost-cutting program bolstered results.

In preliminary figures released Tuesday, Escada reported a consolidated aftertax profit of…

clock December 16, 2004Melissa Drier

Retail

What’s Clicking in Fashion

NEW YORK — Levi’s has been the most popular brand of jeans, Louis Vuitton the top fashion label and Ugg boots the leading fashion trend searched for on America Online this year, according to data disclosed Tuesday.

And during last…

clock December 16, 2004Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Oscar Dressing … Girl Talk … Arts and Crafts …

OSCAR DRESSING: After getting Vogue editor at large André Leon Talley to act as narrator for “The Owl and the Pussycat” for its performances this April, the Martha Graham Dance Company has landed…

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Calif. Looks to Revise Wage Law

LOS ANGELES — The state of California plans to seek revisions in a law that holds manufacturers and contractors jointly liable for unpaid wages.

Jose Millan, deputy secretary for enforcement of the California Labor and Workforce…

clock December 16, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Kids Rock

Three of the top bands in Los Angeles — The Tints, Black Black and Orange — put on some of the season’s best gear for the stage.

clock December 16, 2004Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

The Lightning Round

Black Black and The Tints sit down for a chat.

WWD: Do you collect anything?

Lola Dompé, 14, Black Black: Belts. My favorite’s a black-and-white pinstripe, circa 1985, that I found in my…

clock December 16, 2004Jennifer Belli

A look from Fornarina’s Glamour line.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: VF Names VP of M&A … Dabah to Depart Jones … Fornarina Revamps Glamour …

Isaac Dabah to Depart Jones…Novel Denim to Go Private…Beau Dawson Branches Out…Fornarina Focuses on Glamour.

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Hollyhood designer Lil’ Kim with Marc Jacobs last month at a fashion benefit.

Fashion Features

Lil’ Kim Goes Hollyhood

Lil’ Kim is joining the fashion fray with a new line called Hollyhood, a collection of women’s tops, denim and activewear.

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Decade of Chaiken

NEW YORK — Julie Chaiken remembers launching her sportswear collection 10 years ago knowing simply that she wanted to get into the top 50 stores in the country.

“We would call Barneys [New York] and say, ‘If you won’t…

clock December 16, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

A look from Karen Zambos Vintage Couture.

Fashion Features

Worker’s Compensation

LOS ANGELES — The fashion-focused know about Tracey Ross, the directional contemporary boutique in West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza. They may not be as familiar with the store’s manager-cum-designer Karen Zambos.

But that is…

clock December 16, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

A footwear look from Adidas Outdoor. The company plans to introduce outdoor apparel in the U.S. in fall 2005.

Fashion Features

Adidas Heads Outdoors

Adidas has named its first global director for outdoor apparel and will begin selling the category in the U.S. for the first time for fall 2005.

clock December 16, 2004Melanie Kletter

A rendering of Billabong’s first New York store.

Fashion Features

Billabong Surfs Into NYC

NEW YORK — Billabong USA, a manufacturer of surf and snow apparel, accessories and streetwear, plans to open its first New York store this spring in Times Square — directly beneath the MTV studios.

The store at 1515 Broadway,…

clock December 16, 2004David Moin and Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A look from the new Self collection produced by Marika.

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Self Collection … Web Dives … Foxy Store

SELF COLLECTION: Self magazine fans can now sport the brand when they are in yoga class and working out. The fitness and lifestyle publication has partnered with The Marika Group, one of its advertisers, for a co-branded line of…

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kenzo Dives Into Swim With Gokan Kobo

MILAN — Kenzo Takada describes his first beachwear collection under the Gokan Kobo label as a “happy, joyful” collection for “12 months of sun.”

Takada joined forces earlier this year with the Italian silk…

clock December 16, 2004Luisa Zargani

Technology

Vespa and Parsons Take a Fashion Ride

NEW YORK — The company that manufactures Vespa scooters has tapped students at Manhattan’s Parsons School of Design to help develop a collection of apparel, accessories and wearable technologies, and maybe even a scooter or…

clock December 16, 2004Melanie Kletter

Financial

Top Stock Performers

Apparel retailers with the largest percentage change in stock price between 12/31/03 and 12/14/04.

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

Hilary Swank and contest winner Crystal O’Hearn.

Retail

CKI Lends a Helping Hand

NEW YORK — For the past three months, several students at Manhattan’s Hetrick-Martin Institute have done their homework with a little outside assistance from the design staff of Calvin Klein Inc.

As part of an extracurricular…

clock December 16, 2004Eric Wilson

Chinese factory workers.

Fashion Features

China Industry Awaits Details of Tariff Plans

HONG KONG — It continues to be a situation of wait and see with China — even among the country’s textile and apparel manufacturers.

This past Sunday, China’s Commerce Ministry announced it would impose tariffs on some…

clock December 16, 2004Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Canada Offers Textile Aid to Avert Closings

MONTREAL — Seeking to save at least 750 jobs, the Canadian government has offered two textile companies in Huntingdon, Quebec, a $485 million aid package ($600 million in Canadian currency) over five years if they agree to remain…

clock December 16, 2004Brian Dunn

A sampling of Susan Posnick’s products.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Time Is of the Essence For New Posnick Entry … CCB Appoints Dubois Managing Director

Time Is of the Essence For New Posnick Entry

DALLAS — Susan Posnick believes makeup should be fast, effective and protective. Thus she’s building a line of mineral-based cosmetics with unusual packaging designed to…

clock December 16, 2004WWD Staff

A John Bartlett sketch for QVC.

Fashion Features

QVC on Fashion’s Edge

QVC is planning a benefit program showcasing designers Alice Roi, Maria Cornejo, Liz Collins and John Bartlett planned to air Feb. 24.

clock December 16, 2004Eric Wilson

Fashion Features

Italy, France to Cooperate on Global Trade

MILAN — The heads of the Italian and French fashion associations will meet here on Jan. 17 to sign an agreement that will strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the wake of the abolition of quotas on textiles and apparel among…

clock December 16, 2004Luisa Zargani

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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