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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.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

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A Passion for Fashion: Cerberus Buys Rafaella, May Bid for Saks Chain

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Cerberus Capital Management is getting deeper into Seventh Avenue. The private equity firm is due to close on its acquisition of Rafaella Sportswear at the end of the month.

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Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta at Forty

WWD editors commemorate Oscar de la Renta’s 40th anniversary with this special section chronicling the history and accomplishments of both the man and the brand.

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Oscar de la Renta in 1968.

Fashion Features

History Lesson

The heritage of Oscar de la Renta the company is as rich as that of the man behind the label.

clock June 14, 2005Arthur Friedman

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

Forever Young

Reflections on the journey, and thoughts about what’s yet to come.

clock June 14, 2005Bridget Foley

Alex Bolen

Fashion Features

Oscar’s Next Steps

Chief executive officer Alex Bolen discusses a strategy for tripling the venerable brand’s volume.

clock June 14, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Beth Blake

Fashion Features

The Chic Speak

The society set, veteran and emerging, are fans of the dresses and the man.

clock June 14, 2005Emily Holt

Oscar de la Renta with his son, Moises, in 1988.

Fashion Features

Mixing Good Will and Politics

The concept of giving back is not lost on Oscar de la Renta, aka “Papi,” whose interests run from global concerns to the arts to helping his native Dominican Republic.

clock June 14, 2005Emily Holt

An elegant display of Oscar de la Renta products.

Retail

The Retail Love Affair

The designer has celebrated women since 1965 — and it’s paid off in the stores.

clock June 14, 2005Sharon Edelson

Eliza Bolen

Fashion Features

The Art of ‘Oscarizing’

The de la Renta licensing machine generates more than a half-billion dollars in sales each year.

clock June 14, 2005Julee Greenberg

WWD Image

Beauty Features

Fragrance Follows Fashion

The scent portfolio mirrors the designer’s blend of classic and modern elements.

clock June 14, 2005Julie Naughton

Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

Oscar’s Reviews

Oscar de la Renta exudes grace in his designs as well as his daily life, as his peers attest.

clock June 14, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Haresh Tharani

Financial

A Passion for Fashion: Cerberus Buys Rafaella, May Bid for Saks Chain

Cerberus Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm, is set to close on an acquisition of Rafaella Sportswear at the end of the month.

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Kelly Bensimon and Jeff Pfeifle

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ladies Night … Marc To Vegas … Remember When …

LADIES NIGHT: It looks like LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton might have a woman in mind to become the next designer of Celine. According to sources, the French house has recently been in touch with a bevy of designing women, including…

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Financial

Analyst Ups Target Price for Federated

A top Citigroup Smith Barney analyst upped her target price on Federated Department Stores Inc. to $92.

clock June 14, 2005Liza Casabona

It's never too hot to shop.

Retail

Sales Soar Along With Heat

As temperatures sizzle in the 90s, many shoppers are racing to retail stores and malls.

clock June 14, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Luxe Lovelies … Target Inks New Credit Deal … In The Money …

LUXE LOVELIES: Comite Colbert, an association of 51 French luxury houses, last week presented plans to exhibit one-of-a-kind pieces created by its members in an exhibit this fall in China. Creations from Chanel, Givenchy and Louis…

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A look from Gucci.

Fashion Features

Frida’s Debut

In Act Two of the post-Tom Ford era, it seems the Gucci Girl is turning down her dosage of sexuality and isn’t taking herself quite so seriously.

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Jamee Gregory

People

Guys & Gardens

Calvin Klein opened his Southampton home to more than 250 guests for the Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures benefit.

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Cosima Pavoncelli

People

European Affairs

“You know they rub Sisley cream on the flower stems to make them grow like that,” said Diana d’Hendecourt, pointing to the big bowls of hot pink peonies on the tables at Harry’s Bar in London. For a second, everyone believed…

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Pizza Bar's back lounge.

People

Mystic Pizza

The team behind Pop Burger, the Meatpacking District fast-food joint dressed up as a hip lounge, is giving the same treatment to that other late-night staple: pizza.

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"Sample," published by Phaidon this month, comes with a white pleated cover.

Fashion Features

A Taste of Fashion Around the Globe

NEW YORK — Fashion influence is no longer just confined to Paris, Milan, London or New York — how about Brugge, Belgium; Majorca, or Dakar, Senegal?

That is one of the conclusions to be drawn from “Sample,” Phaidon Press’ new book…

clock June 14, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Inditex Profit Up 21 Percent In 2nd Quarter

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that runs the Zara chain, on Monday reported a 21 percent hike in first-quarter profit.

clock June 14, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Chaus Gets Reaction

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. and Bernard Chaus Inc. have entered a licensing agreement for Chaus to manufacture and sell women’s sportswear under the Kenneth Cole Reaction label.

clock June 14, 2005Julee Greenberg

Retail

Ralph Lauren Moving Into NoLIta

Ralph Lauren, who helped colonize Bleecker Street by opening separate boutiques for women and men, has set his sights on NoLIta.

clock June 14, 2005Sharon Edelson

Textiles

ILO Seeks $10M In Battle Against Labor Injustices

The International Labor Organization said it needs a global commitment of $10 million to start a program to combat the growing use of forced labor.

clock June 14, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

U.S. Weighs EU-China Accord

With the EU striking a deal with China allowing imports above safeguard quota limits, U.S. industry is handicapping the likelihood of a similar pact.

clock June 14, 2005Evan Clark and John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Obituary: Retail Consultant Walter K. Levy Dead at 75

NEW YORK — Walter K. Levy, chairman and founder of Walter K. Levy Associates, a management consulting firm with an international clientele serving the retail industry, died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn….

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J. Berrye Worsham 3rd

Textiles

Cotton Battles for Market Share

The U.S. cotton industry’s future will be determined in places such as India and China, where usage has waned in favor of synthetic fibers.

clock June 14, 2005Ross Tucker

Textiles

EU Makers Advised to Seek Higher Ground

GENEVA — European Union textiles, apparel and footwear industries should focus on high-end and high-tech production to remain competitive in the face of low-cost imports from China and other Asian countries, European labor ministers said last…

clock June 14, 2005John Zarocostas

Daniella Helayel

Fashion Features

Designers Dress for Success in London

It’s a big dress season in London, where a small crowd of designers are winning praise for styles that hark back to earlier decades.

clock June 14, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Market Basket: Matisse’s Fine Threads … All In the Name … Always The Bridesmaid

MATISSE’S FINE THREADS: An upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will examine Henri Matisse’s lifelong fascination with textiles and how that affected his art. The first public display of the artist’s collection of…

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The new Ted Baker in L.A.

Retail

Ted Baker Arrives in L.A.

Contemporary British retailer Ted Baker London has opened its first Los Angeles outpost, a 3,000-square-foot space with merchandise specially picked for the site.

clock June 14, 2005Michelle Tyree

A rendering of the new Frederick's flagship.

Retail

Frederick’s Dresses Up

LOS ANGELES — Frederick’s of Hollywood, which introduced sexy black lingerie to consumers after World War II, is seeking a return to glamour, and the makeover includes a new flagship and fresh merchandise.

The iconic retailer, which…

clock June 14, 2005Michelle Tyree

Financial

Real Estate Prices Driving Montreal Furriers Out of Downtown

The heart of Canada’s fur industry in the downtown core here is being hit by higher rents due to rising land values, forcing some fur garment manufacturers to find better deals outside the city center.

clock June 14, 2005Brian Dunn

Media

Memo Pad: Postal Penny-Pinching

POSTAL PENNY-PINCHING: It hasn’t even been approved yet, but magazine publishers already are budgeting for a possible postal rate increase in 2006.

The proposed 5.4 percent bump for all mailings — equivalent to only two…

clock June 14, 2005Sara James

A trio of Shades by Barielle colors.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Barielle Unveils Less-‘Harsh’ Nail Polish … Kanebo Delisted in Tokyo

Barielle Unveils Less-‘Harsh’ Nail Polish
NEW YORK — Nail, hand and foot care firm Barielle is attempting to give nails a break from what it considers harsh ingredients with its first full-fledged nail color collection, called…

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