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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

Fallout From Tsunami: Sri Lanka to Ask U.S. For Breaks on Tariffs

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Looking to rebuild its economy, Sri Lanka, where 30,000 people were killed by the Dec. 26 tsunami, plans to petition the U.S. for trade breaks.

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Textiles

Fallout From Tsunami: Sri Lanka to Ask U.S. For Breaks on Tariffs

Looking to rebuild its economy, Sri Lanka, where 30,000 people were killed by the Dec. 26 tsunami, plans to petition the U.S. for trade breaks.

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Fashion Features

Country Focus: Sri Lanka

Country Focus: Sri Lanka

GDP: $73.7 billion/$3,400 per capita (2004)

GDP Change: +5.5 percent

Population: 19.9 million

Unemployment: 8.4…

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Retail

California Deluge Tests Retailers

Retailers in Southern California said that the severe weather deterred some shoppers, though other stores reported normal activity.

clock January 11, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

In Brief: Versace Gets Critical … Changes Afoot … Zoom on Zegna …

VERSACE GETS VERTICAL: Versace is getting an early start on spring cleaning. The company is planning to split its operations and assets into two distinct subsidiaries controlled by a holding company as part of ongoing restructuring…

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Liz Jensen

People

The Dark Prince

Author Liz Jensen discusses “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax”…Talking shop with sculptor Will Ryman…Sipping bubbly with Mireille Guiliano.

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Sculptor Will Ryman.

People

Will’s World

NEW YORK — Sculptor Will Ryman is a puzzling combination of easy-going nonchalance and obsessive-compulsive angst. In person, he has a quiet, gentle presence. But what the six-foot-tall artist’s sly smile, hooded eyes and spackle-stained…

clock January 11, 2005Sara James

Mireille Guiliano

People

A Life, Sans Gras

NEW YORK — Mireille Guiliano glides into Jean Georges and within seconds champagne flutes are whisked to her table.

A little bubbly for a Wednesday business lunch might seem a tad indulgent, but for Guiliano it is a way of life. Aside from…

clock January 11, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A Galanos dress to be shown at FIT.

Fashion Features

Museums Ready to Glam It Up

Glamour in all its shapes and forms will be on display at exhibits at the Museum at the FIT and the Museum of the City of New York.

clock January 11, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Jacobs Says Get It While You Can

NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs likes nothing better than to be a one-hit wonder.

The designer has built a loyal following for his eclectic, nonapparel creations that are offered intermittently in Marc by Marc Jacobs stores. Through a…

clock January 11, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Market Basket: Abrams New Role

ABRAMS NEW ROLE: Len Abrams has joined London Fog Industries as president.

Some of the post’s responsibilities were previously handled by Gary Hansen, who resigned in September as president and chief operating officer of…

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Textiles

Shanghai in Major Port Expansion Push

China’s biggest city and largest port, Shanghai, is in the midst of a multibillion dollar expansion to meet the huge increases in exports.

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Textiles

Air Cargo Soars On China Growth

GENEVA — Driven by the Chinese economy, growth in air cargo volume in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to expand by an average of 7 percent annually between 2005 and 2008 compared with the projected global increase of 6 percent, according to…

clock January 11, 2005John Zarocostas

Buyers at next week’s textile shows will need to consider the effect of the weak dollar on their orders.

Textiles

Dollar’s Slide Helps Turkey, Hurts EU

European and Turkish mills set to show spring 2006 lines at New York trade shows are seeing opposite effects of the dollar’s fall against the euro.

clock January 11, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

New York Textile Trade Shows

The Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition
Jan. 18-19
Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street

Innovation Asia
Jan. 18-20
Amuse
110 West 18th Street

European Preview
Jan….

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Textiles

China’s Chartkar Opens in New York

NEW YORK — Moving to boost its position in the U.S. market, the Chinese textile maker Chartkar International (Holding) Ltd. has opened a Garment District office and is planning a major expansion of its Shandong manufacturing facility.

The…

clock January 11, 2005Scott Malone

The exterior of Bund 18.

Fashion Features

Shanghai’s Bund 18 Luring Luxury Brands

Bund 18, which launched in November, is the latest retail destination both in Shanghai and along the city’s historic waterfront, the Bund.

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Media

Memo Pad: Star Wars … Doing the Right Thing … Supe-ing It Up

STAR WARS: Poaching is a two-way street. After losing several staffers to Life & Style, Bauer Publishing’s new celebrity weekly, Star, has struck back, hiring away West Coast bureau chief Mark Coleman to…

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Roberto Faraone Mennella, Aida Turturro and Amedeo Scognamiglio.

Fashion Features

A Shining Moment for the Gem Crowd

NEW YORK — Sly and the Family Stone would have enjoyed Friday night’s Gem Awards gala — it felt like a real family affair. The mood was jovial, and jewelry executives spent the evening with cheek-to-cheek greetings and Bellini toasts…

clock January 11, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Aramis Adds to Lab Series Line … Avon Names Smith EVP … Parlux Buys XOXO License

NEW YORK — Aramis Inc. is turning up the heat on its Lab Series for Men line with the April launch of a thermodynamic scrub and a moisturizer.

The Estée Lauder Cos.-owned men’s treatment collection will launch Skin Resurfacing…

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Legal

Legal Briefs

NEW YORK — YSL Beauté has notified a Georgia federal court of its compliance with a preliminary injunction barring further sales of Boucheron’s Trouble fragrance. In a compliance report dated Dec. 20,…

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Legal

De La Fressange Court Decision

PARIS — The house of Ines de la Fressange said an appeals court here has given it back the rights to the brand of its namesake founder.

The ruling overturns a verdict last September reinstating to de la Fressange, a former Chanel model and…

clock January 11, 2005Robert Murphy

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Fashion Features

Darré: ‘Radical Change’ at Ungaro

Vincent Darré, the new artistic director of Emanuel Ungaro, said radical changes are in store at the French fashion house.

clock January 11, 2005Miles Socha

James Perse

Fashion Features

Power of the Perse: Plans Retail Rollout

NEW YORK — James Perse, who gave the lowly T-shirt fashion status with his line of body-skimming tops, has a lot more up his cotton jersey sleeve.

Perse is expanding his product line to include beachwear, outerwear and even evening wear,…

clock January 11, 2005Sharon Edelson

Retail

Doneger’s Team Play

NEW YORK — In a flurry of executive changes at The Doneger Group, Thomas Burns, senior vice president, will oversee Doneger Creative Services, the firm’s trend and color forecasting division, while continuing to oversee client servicing,…

clock January 11, 2005David Moin

Financial

Moody’s: Wal-Mart Sets Sights on Apparel Growth

BOSTON — Wal-Mart will “set its sights on apparel as the next sector to experience major market expansion,” according to a report released Monday by Moody’s Investor Service analyst Charles O’Shea. The resulting shakeout…

clock January 11, 2005Katherine Bowers

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