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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 14hAmanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


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 21hLayla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Forget About Summer: Stores Roll Out B-T-S Early to Boost Sales

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As summer vacation gets under way for most students, retailers are trying to entice them into stores to purchase their back-to-school wardrobes.

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B-t-s looks from J.C. Penney


Forget About Summer: Stores Roll Out B-T-S Early to Boost Sales

As summer vacation gets under way for most students, retailers are trying to entice them into stores to purchase their back-to-school wardrobes.

clock June 29, 2005Liza Casabona and Meredith Derby

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Casual Corner Said Close to Being Sold

Casual Corner is getting closer to being sold and a deal might be announced by the end of July.

clock June 29, 2005Vicki M. Young


Consumer Confidence Hits 3-Year High

Consumer confidence has hit a three-year high as the Index rose again in June, following an uptick in May.

clock June 29, 2005Vicki M. Young

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In Brief: Movado Boosts Its Board … Saks Donation

MOVADO BOOSTS ITS BOARD: Movado Group Inc. has appointed Richard Isserman to its board and its audit committee. Isserman will join eight other members on the board, and will become its sixth independent member. Isserman has worked for…

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Memo Pad: Living Large … Gender Bender … Binn There, Done That

LIVING LARGE: It looks like there’s definite demand for Domino, Conde Nast’s new shop-for-your-home magazine. The first issue is on sale through next month, but early projections are pointing to a total newsstand sale of close to…

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Yves Saint Laurent parting with Chateau Gabriel … Sophia Loren, a hometown hero … Elton has an African ball.

clock June 29, 2005Aileen Mehle

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Nike Execs Upbeat at Analyst Meeting

New Nike president William D. Perez and other company executives gave an upbeat presentation Tuesday at an analysts meeting in New York.

clock June 29, 2005Melanie Kletter

Jenni Kayne designs her sister Saree's chiffon prom dress.

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Long and Short of It

As prom season draws to a close, a look at some of the best-selling prom dresses this spring from around the country.

clock June 29, 2005Venessa Lau

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Licensing Gets Into Reality Chic

Strawberry Shortcake, Pokemon and Tweety were all making waves at the 25th annual International Licensing and Merchandising trade show.

clock June 29, 2005Julee Greenberg

Kimberley Locke stars in the new campaign for Lane Bryant's Seven7 brand.


Lane Bryant Signs an Idol

Lane Bryant has named “American Idol” finalist Kimberley Locke as its new spokesmodel for Seven7 Jeans.

clock June 29, 2005Julee Greenberg

Product placements of apparel on actresses, such as Jennifer Aniston -- seen here in "Along Came Polly" -- were far less influential than other marketing vehicles, notably buzz, street influences and store displays.


Buzz Brightens as TV Spots Fade

Friends are the leading source of information about fashion merchandise, according to a new Look-Look poll.

clock June 29, 2005Valerie Seckler

BuzzMarketing: Pushing buttons to trigger talk.

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Story Pitches From Taboo to Hilarious

It’s bigger than a bread box and even tougher to get one’s arms around.

clock June 29, 2005Valerie Seckler

After, is the most popular buying venue for beauty consumers shopping online.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Men’s Skin Care Zooms; Online Booms … Chanel’s Duffy Resigns … Summit Denies Reports

Men’s Skin Care Zooms; Online Booms
NEW YORK — Men’s skin care sales rose 13 percent in U.S. department stores last year to $59 million, according to NPD Beauty, a division of market information company The NPD Group…

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Cavalli Ads: A Big-Screen Feel

MILAN — Though the whir of the cameras just wound down, Roberto Cavalli’s passion for film isn’t relegated to the set of “The Decameron,” the movie he just coproduced starring Mischa Barton and Heath Ledger.

The film world, in fact, set…

clock June 29, 2005Alessandra Ilari


China Expected to Seek Broad Textile Agreement

China is likely to push for a broad agreement regulating textile and apparel imports to the U.S., Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said Tuesday.

clock June 29, 2005Evan Clark


Finance Committee Considers CAFTA

The Senate Finance Committee began considering the Central American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote in the full Senate this week.

clock June 29, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

American Apparel Sued in Sex Case

Three former employees of American Apparel have sued the $250 million firm and its ceo Dov Charney, alleging sexual harassment and lewdness.

clock June 29, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Trunk plans to produce 250 to 500 pieces per style for its Private Reserve line.

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Trunk Ltd. Creating Line Of Rock-Inspired Clothes

Brad Beckerman, the founder and creative director of Trunk Ltd. T-shirts, is moving to fill a high-end void in the denim, T-shirt and leather-belt marketplace.

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Belle Gray's Lisa Rinna.


Rinna Merges Business and Showbiz

Two years after Rinna and her husband, actor Harry Hamlin, opened the Belle Gray boutique in Sherman Oaks., Calif., she is launching a second outlet on Friday at the Calabasas Commons mall in the posh Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.

clock June 29, 2005Michelle Tyree

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Obituary: Gus Goodman, Furrier, 82

NEW YORK — Gus Goodman, who built a healthy fur business by hitching his name to those of well-known designers, died June 20 at the age of 82.

The cause of death was accidental, according to his son and business partner, David, who…

clock June 29, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg


Mango Plans U.S. Expansion

MADRID — Spain’s Mango chain envisions rolling out 250 stores in the U.S. over the next decade, provided it can find the right real estate.

“It’s difficult to get a good location, so the U.S. rollout is taking time,” Isak Halfon, Mango’s…

clock June 29, 2005Barbara Barker


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


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

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