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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

Dismantling Saks Inc.: Northern Group Bids Likely to Include SFA

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Overview

Saks Inc. is near to selling some or all of its units, and buyers could be Bain Capital, Cerberus, Thomas H. Lee, Blackstone Group and Apollo Partners.

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The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York.

Financial

Dismantling Saks Inc.: Northern Group Bids Likely to Include SFA

Saks Inc. is near to selling some or all of its units, and buyers could be Bain Capital, Cerberus, Thomas H. Lee, Blackstone Group and Apollo Partners.

clock August 8, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Meet the Saks Inc. Board

The panel includes a legendary athlete, a top Wall Street banker and a magazine publisher.

clock August 8, 2005WWD Staff

A sketch of a handbag.

Fashion Features

Dereon Adds to Foundation

Beyonce and Tina Knowles are building up the House of Dereon, adding handbags and small leather goods, licensed to Accessory Exchange.

clock August 8, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Financial

Strong Job Growth Seen in July

A robust increase in retail payrolls helped deliver stronger-than-expected employment growth in July, the Labor Department reported.

clock August 8, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock August 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Weiss Joins Chico’s Board

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock August 8, 2005WWD Staff

At Mexx, apparel, jewelry and accessories have been upgraded.

Retail

Mexx’s SoHo Statement

Mexx is moving in a more upscale direction as evidenced by the offerings at the 4,000-square-foot store that opened Saturday at 500 Broadway in SoHo.

clock August 8, 2005Sharon Edelson

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Through Thicke And Thin

Thicke performed four tracks off his yet-to-be-released second album.

clock August 8, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

Lands’ End CEO Meads Exits

Mindy Meads, chief executive officer of Lands’ End, the $1.6 billion company, has resigned.

clock August 8, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Clements Ribeiro Faces Liquidation

The label’s fall deliveries will be honored, and the Clements Ribeiro footwear line, produced by Italian company Mima Srl, will continue.

clock August 8, 2005Nina Jones

Beauty Features

As Four Set to Launch Denim Line and New Fragrance

As Four is breaking out with a denim collection and a new fragrance.

clock August 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Retro-looking nylon tulle chemise.

Fashion Features

Vera Wang Lingerie Takes a Bow

Vera Wang’s lingerie collection was unveiled at an informal fashion show at the National Academy of Design in Manhattan last week.

clock August 8, 2005Karyn Monget

A colorful variety of feminine, embellished foundations lit up the Lingerie Americas runway show.

Fashion Features

Fresh Product Inspires Upbeat Mood

The spring-summer market was awash with new product, innovative concepts and a crush of retailers looking for the next big idea.

clock August 8, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Market Appears Cool to Kellwood Intimate Unit

Kellwood Co. said last month that as part of a major restructuring plan it would shed the Kellwood Intimate Apparel division.

clock August 8, 2005Karyn Monget

Gara Danielle butterfly earrings at DP Accessories.

Fashion Features

Shows Boosted by Surge at Retail

Accessories vendors were working frantically to scoop up the best trends and items at a trio of trade shows last week.

clock August 8, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Judith Ripkav

Fashion Features

Fine Jewelry Shines On At JA New York Show

The steady growth of fine jewelry showed no signs of slowing down for the upcoming holiday season at last week’s JA New York Summer Show.

clock August 8, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Liz Cohen and Alex Kramer

People

Gone to Market

The Women’s Jewelry Association kicked off the week with its Awards for Excellence gala and silent auction at Pier 60 on July 31.

clock August 8, 2005Sophia Chabbott

A package option from Me Moi.

Fashion Features

Infinity Classics to Freshen Its Stride With Me Moi

The line, which launched last week at the Lingerie Americas show here at the Metropolitan Pavilion, is the first proprietary brand for the 16-year-old company.

clock August 8, 2005Kristen Carr

Azzaro's Silver Black, or Onyx, as it will be known in the U.S.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Parfums Azzaro Set To Spice Things Up

Parfums Azzaro has concocted what it believes is a scent of seduction.

clock August 8, 2005Matthew W. Evans and Brid Costello

Textiles

Vancouver Truckers Return to the Docks

Cargo containers have started to move from the Port of Vancouver for the first time since June 27 after 1,000 striking independent truckers accepted a 90-day return-to-work agreement.

clock August 8, 2005Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

FashionNorth Ladies to Debut in Toronto

Banking on the success of the FashionNorth men’s wear trade show in Toronto, the FashionNorth Ladies’ Show will make its debut next year.

clock August 8, 2005Brian Dunn

Financial

Wal-Mart Disputes Class-Action Filing

The $285 billion retailer might be liable for billions of dollars in penalties should it lose at trial in the largest workplace bias case in U.S. history.

clock August 8, 2005Joanna Ramey

Financial

Interest in Callaway Builds, Nike Said Among Suitors

Nike could be interested in making a play for Callaway Golf Co.

clock August 8, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Movado Files Suit Against Gucci

Movado LLC and Movado Group Inc. filed a lawsuit against Gucci Group alleging that the luxury giant sold watches that infringe on the trademark of Movado’s Museum line of wristwatches.

clock August 8, 2005Liza Casabona

Financial

WWD Stock Index Falls 2%

After a strong run by the bulls, the bears growled back last week, sending shares across the retail sector tumbling.

clock August 8, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Media

Circulation Sneak Peek

Eleven of 17 titles reported declines in single-copy sales for the first half of 2005.

clock August 8, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Jane's August issue.

Media

Memo Pad: Jane Finds Its Name … The Real Atoosa … Avedon’s Women …

Former Harper’s Bazaar market director Amanda Ross doesn’t seem to be experiencing any culture shock after relocating to the West Coast.

clock August 8, 2005WWD Staff

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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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