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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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Cruising Past Spring: Resort’s Importance Overshadows Runway

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Overview

For a season originally inspired by vacations, cruise is certainly working overtime, eclipsing fall and spring runway collections in scale and growth.

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Embroidered and embellished tops, like the one here, were among bestsellers at Vera Wang.

Fashion Features

Cruising Past Spring: Resort’s Importance Overshadows Runway

For a season originally inspired by vacations, cruise is certainly working overtime, eclipsing fall and spring runway collections in scale and growth.

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Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Sets Bridge Line

Badgley Mischka’s parent, Candie’s Inc., has signed a licensing deal with Groupe JS International for a bridge collection to launch next spring.

clock June 21, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Bergdorf Names Burstell GMM

Former Henri Bendel executive Ed Burstell was named senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Hot Gets Cool … Tarrant’s Reversal

HOT GETS COOL: Teen retailer Hot Topic announced Monday that it is cutting its outlook for second-quarter earnings after same-store sales through June 20 dropped 4 percent. Hot Topic now forecasts second-quarter income of 7 to 9 cents…

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Maria Sharapova's new look for Wimbledon.

Fashion Features

Sharapova’s Golden Touch

Regardless of how she plays at the Wimbledon tennis matches this week, defending champion Maria Sharapova is expected to shine on the fashion front.

clock June 21, 2005Melanie Kletter

Media

Memo Pad: The Story O’ Florio

THE STORY O’ FLORIO: Steve Florio may not call the shots at Conde Nast anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of ammunition. Clearly, he saved some choice volleys for his book, a memoir-cum-management treatise that…

clock June 21, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Financial

Saks to Buy Back Debt, Seeks Filing Extension

In a move that should quell concerns over its debt and cash positions, Saks Inc. said Monday it intends to repurchase $1.2 billion worth of debt.

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Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger Signs New Swimwear Deal

The new Tommy Hilfiger Swim collection launches in July at the Miami Swimwear Show in South Beach, Fla.

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Ian Schrager

People

At Your Service

Talking with Ian Schrager about his full-service residences at 50 Gramercy Park South.

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Amanda Moffat

People

Wheel of Fortune

Spinning with ceramicist Amanda Moffat.

clock June 21, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Two looks from Chetta B's fall look book, which has become a key selling tool.

Fashion Features

Chetta B’s Silver Touch

Chetta B is a rare Seventh Avenue animal, an independent breed that has been run by the same person with the same designers for 25 years.

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Giorgio Armani's Collette Royer offers some fashion tips.

Fashion Features

Giorgio Armani, Mario Russo Spruce Up Nine Zero in Boston

BOSTON — Jim Horsman, general manager of boutique hotel Nine Zero here, knows good design when it comes to hotels and the people who run them.

Horsman, the host of many fashion-related events at Nine Zero — recently a launch party…

clock June 21, 2005Meredith Derby

Tiered skirts will still be in play for fall and winter.

Textiles

Indian Inspirations Carry Into Fall

Indian-inspired fashions will carry over into the fall and winter seasons, said vendors at the second Integrated Indian Apparel Sourcing Show.

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Textiles

China Looks to Canada for Boost in Imports

The safeguard quota issue loomed large over exhibitors and buyers at the China Textile & Apparel trade show in New York.

clock June 21, 2005Julee Greenberg

Textiles

China’s Growth in Exports To Stabilize, ILO Study Says

The sharp growth in China’s market share in global textile and apparel exports is likely to level off after an initial boost from the end of global quotas.

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Retail

Wal-Mart Rebuts ‘Dateline’ Flap

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. defended its use of apparel contractors in Bangladesh after a “Dateline NBC” report on alleged workplace violations in a factory.

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The limited-edition Speedy watch.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Soho Couture … End Game … Moore Milestone

SOHO COUTURE: For the second consecutive season, Ralph Rucci will be skipping the Paris couture shows next month, instead opting to present fall couture pieces during his spring Chado ready-to-wear show in New York in…

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Canali's inaugural scent.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Canali Sets First Men’s Fragrance … Lauder, YSL Speculation Discounted

Canali Sets First Men’s Fragrance
NEW YORK — Milan-based fashion house Canali SpA will launch its first fragrance this summer and the men’s wear producer has, naturally enough, chosen to do a masculine scent, called Canali….

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