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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.

clock 18hLayla 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

Bullish About Outlook, Richemont Doubles Net Via Tight Cost Controls

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Overview

Rising sales and shrinking costs helped Compagnie Financiere Richemont double its profits to $605 million in its last fiscal year.

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Johann Rupert

Financial

Bullish About Outlook, Richemont Doubles Net Via Tight Cost Controls

Rising sales and shrinking costs helped Compagnie Financiere Richemont double its profits to $605 million in its last fiscal year.

clock June 10, 2005Samantha Conti

Textiles

USTR to Seek Funds For CAFTA Issues

U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman, focusing on a contentious issue in the Central American Free Trade Agreement debate, said Thursday that he would seek more money from Congress to help countries in the region enforce laws intended to protect workers.

clock June 10, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Gilmar Execs Add U.S. Roles

The Gilmar Group, parent of the Iceberg and Gerani labels, made some key executive appointments to its Gilmar USA subsidiary.

clock June 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Rupert: No Plans to Buy Tiffany

LONDON — Johann Rupert, executive chairman of Compagnie Financiere Richemont, said Thursday he had no plans to buy Tiffany & Co. There has been speculation over the last few days that Richemont was in talks to buy the jewelry retailer, whose…

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Financial

Revitalized J. Crew Posts Strong Sales

J. Crew’s quarterly results show signs operating strength and improved gross margins driven by more full-priced selling.

clock June 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

Textiles

France Urging EU Safeguards

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson arrives in Shanghai today in an attempt to defuse escalating trade tensions with China.

clock June 10, 2005John Zarocostas

Retail

La Samaritaine to Close for Renovations

La Samaritaine, the Paris department store owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, on Thursday said it could close for up to five years for renovations to meet Paris fire safety standards.

clock June 10, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: Approving The WTO … Star Search

APPROVING THE WTO: The House voted 338 to 86 to continue to take part in the World Trade Organization, which regulates global trade among 148 member countries. “The WTO provides an important framework for a fair, rules-based,…

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“She has better style than I do. Her favorite designers are Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Prada. She lives in my closet.”
— Madonna, speaking about her daughter, Lourdes.

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Diane von Furstenberg in her new Moscow store.

Retail

Von Furstenberg Opens in Russia

Diane von Furstenberg went to Moscow to open her first store in her father’s homeland.

clock June 10, 2005Olga Zaretskaya

A Steven Klein Madonna photo as seen is W.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Down Time … Hermes Record … Jordache’s New Look …

DOWN TIME: Alixe Boyer, Christian Dior Inc.’s vice president of communications, has resigned, effective June 28. Boyer said she’s enjoyed her three years at Dior, but believes it’s time to change direction in her…

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Just My Size spokeswoman Mo'Nique greets contestants at a casting call for an upcoming reality special on Oxygen called "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance."

Fashion Features

More Reality TV: Mo’Nique’s Show Offers ‘Fat Chance’

Mo’Nique, Sara Lee’s new spokeswoman for the Just My Size brand of full-figured foundations, knows how to draw a crowd.

clock June 10, 2005Karyn Monget and Katie Freedman

Hilfiger's new fragrance.

Beauty Features

Tommy Hilfiger Finds His Male Star

Tommy Hilfiger and Enrique Iglesias have high hopes for their new True Star Men fragrance.

clock June 10, 2005Julie Naughton

Rescue Beauty Lounge's bath and body line.

Beauty Features

Bath and Body Gets Rescued

Rescue Beauty Lounge owner Ji Baek knows nails, but now she’s broadening her expertise with a line of bath and body products launching in Barneys New York stores nationwide next week.

clock June 10, 2005Bryn Kenny

The Signature ad.

Beauty Features

Cole Tries New Signature

Kenneth Cole Signature, aimed at men ages 35 to 45, targets more sophisticated men than its predecessor scents.

clock June 10, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Chris Salgardo Named President of Shu Uemura USA

Chris Salgardo, general manager of Shu Uemura USA, has been promoted to president of the U.S. division of the company.

clock June 10, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Top Notes: Diving In … Givaudan Moves … Dynamic Decorations …

DIVING IN: Procter & Gamble’s prestige beauty products division will enter the premium-priced men’s skin care arena this fall with a Hugo Boss treatment collection called Boss Skin. The line will make its debut in September in…

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Beauty Features

Marais’ Future at Shiseido in Flux

Amid swirling reports that Shiseido is phasing out its Stephane Marais beauty brand, questions have also arisen about his status at the company’s Cle de Peau label

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Steph Fogelson, Jim Golomb, Eileen Rappaport and Susan Kisill of Lotta Luv.

Beauty Features

Beauty’s David and Goliath Square Off

The mass market beauty business is involved in a tug-of-war between major brands fighting to maintain and expand their real estate and upstart vendors yanking at buyers to give them a chance in the aisle.

clock June 10, 2005Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

Teen People's Trendspotters.

Beauty Features

Trends Sizzle in New Orleans

At-Home Derm Lines Fill Skin Care Void
While beauty’s makeup mainstays battled with newbies in the cosmetics aisle, a major shelf shuffle appeared to be brewing in skin care. With consumers proving they like to buy upscale skin…

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William Romollino of Time-Warner Retail Sales and Marketing with Ryan Broderick and Mike Fitzgerald.

Beauty Features

Consumers Ripe for Impulse Buys

Marketplace offers more than exhibitors peddling products.

clock June 10, 2005Andrea Nagel

NO-AD's Green Canyon Spa skin care looks to rival Origins and Aveda.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Hair Raising … Anniversary Party … Seen and Heard …

HAIR RAISING: L’Oreal is launching a 25-item hair color line called Natural Refiner, one that allows women to get as close to their natural hair color as possible … Dove is repackaging its hair care…

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Media

They Are Reading

Except for Oprah Winfrey, no one wields more sway over what books Americans will take with them to the beach this summer than monthly magazine editors.

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Media

Memo Pad: The Simplest Form of Flattery … Bon Voyage, Bazaar … Pulling The Plugg

THE SIMPLEST FORM OF FLATTERY: No magazine designer with any sense sets out on a new project without looking to see what the competition is doing and reinterpreting the best bits. But even people for whom such “inspiration” is a way…

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A look from C-Neeon.

Fashion Features

Hyeres Spotlights Experimental Fashion

The International Festival of Fashion and Photography brought the style-conscious to this sleepy Riviera town.

clock June 10, 2005Robert Murphy

The cover of Victoria Newhouse's book.

Fashion Features

Making or Breaking Art

NEW YORK — Sitting on a panel discussion at Baruch College with distinguished artists, architects and museum experts, artist Frank Stella dismissed a question by moderator Suzanne Stephens about the tension between museum architecture and the…

clock June 10, 2005Amy S. Choi

Kellwood's Robert Skinner Jr., Marty Brody and Hal Upbin.

Fashion Features

Sag Harbor Honors Brody’s Retirement

Marty Brody is almost ready to start the next chapter of his life.

clock June 10, 2005Julee Greenberg

Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Lauren duPont

People

Suzy

David Rockefeller celebrates his 90th with 850 of his closest friends at MoMA … Jane Stanton Hitchcock is “One Dangerous Lady.”

clock June 10, 2005Aileen Mehle

Essentialist

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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’

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