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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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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 14hLayla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

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The Executive Pay Race: Ralph Lauren Tops List With $14 Million in ’04

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The annual WWDList of top American apparel makers shows that, after a boom year for business, executives in the sector outperformed their retail peers by 50 percent in salary alone and got bonuses of almost 70 percent higher.

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Ralph Lauren


The Money Men

Apparel executives of U.S. publicly held companies with the highest annual compensation packages, including salary and bonus, but not long-term incentives.

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The Executive Pay Race: Ralph Lauren Tops List With $14 Million in ’04

The annual WWDList of top American apparel makers shows that, after a boom year for business, executives in the sector outperformed their retail peers by 50…

clock September 15, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Cecily Hall

Liya Kebede


Memo Pad: Telly Kelly … Take Our Seats … Kebede Baby

Oprah Winfrey finally plans to talk at length about her experience at Hermes in Paris last June, when she was reportedly turned away from the store, which had just closed for a special event.

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Beauty Features

Two Words From Rotuba: Scented Plastics

Imagine receiving a T-shirt in the mail from an online shop and unwrapping it from candy-colored, strawberry-scented cellophane.

clock September 15, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

In Brief: Abercrombie’s Troubles … NB Coats Coming … Conway Sued

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

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Fashion Features

Prada Holding’s Net Gains 23.3% in Half

The Prada Holding NV subsidiary that controls all of the group’s brands, excluding Jil Sander and Helmut Lang, posted a 23.3 percent jump in first-half earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

clock September 15, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of "Mr and Mrs. Smith."

Fashion Features

Angelina’s St. John Bonanza

Ad executives said the deal could raise the stakes for actresses appearing in fashion ad campaigns.

clock September 15, 2005Rose Apodaca and Lisa Lockwood

A look from the Escada Sport collection.


Escada Posts Profit, Bullish on Outlook

Due to strong quarterly financial results, German fashion house Escada AG is expecting to outperform its forecast earnings for the fiscal year.

clock September 15, 2005Damien McGuinness

Fashion Features

Bush Pushes for Free Trade at U.N.

President Bush sought Wednesday to jump-start stalled World Trade Organization talks that could further open markets and eventually eliminate tariffs and other free-trade obstacles.

clock September 15, 2005Evan Clark


August Retail Sales Weak Across Board

Retail sales softened across the board in August as department stores and specialty chains reported flat sales and overall retail commerce fell sharply.

clock September 15, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

UNITE Board Votes to Part Ways With AFL-CIO

The executive board of UNITE HERE, the labor union representing textile and apparel workers, has unanimously voted to sever ties with the AFL-CIO.

clock September 15, 2005Ross Tucker


Judge Rules on Summary Judgments Involving Coach

Coach had filed a civil complaint asking the court to order Marybeth Peters to register its copyright for a fabric design that was denied registration.

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Michael Kors

Fashion Features

A Breath of Fresh Air – Michael Kors, Narcisco Rodriguez, Roland Mouret, Peter Som

Designers lightened up this season. Luxe, fluid and easy looks floated down the New York runways for spring, showing off the drape, curve and cut of all things crisp and chic.

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Rebecca Taylor

Fashion Features

To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn – Rebecca Taylor, Richard Chai, Zang Toi, Carmen Marc Valvo, Nanette Lepore

Change is good. And that’s what designers seemed to be thinking, showing spring collections that were softened, refined or took a whole new direction.

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A look From Yamamoto.

Fashion Features

Yohji Dashes Through for Y-3

Yohji Yamamoto typically doesn’t make it to New York more than two or three times a decade, but he certainly has an opinion about it.

clock September 15, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and Meenal Mistry

Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez.


Fashion Oasis

After practically stealing the show in the front row of the Narciso Rodriguez show on Tuesday night Rachel Weisz made her way to a much quieter dinner for the designer at Indochine.

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Jaime King


Chic of the Show

Celebrities are a dime a dozen during fashion week, but how many of them actually dress the part?

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A Matthew Gebbert design for Amy Sacco.


Cabana Boy

When you are as busy as Amy Sacco, how do you plan your wardrobe for fashion week?

clock September 15, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Walking the Line

With more and more Oscar contenders premiering here in major gala screenings the festival itself has become a stomping ground to tout Hollywood.

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Dead Ringer

The overtones are Gothic, the collars are high and the mood is gloomy. In short, it’s all very Marc Jacobs.

clock September 15, 2005Marshall Heyman

Foxy Brown at Chris Aire.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Michael’s Girls … Designing Duo … After Calvin, Euphoria …

The paparazzi snapped away at Kristin Davis and Rosario Dawson at Michael Kors’ show Wednesday morning, but there were bigger stars to come.

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Scarlett Johansson

Fashion Features

More On Mouret

Scarlett Johansson canceled her car at the last minute, but a handful of other notables kept to their schedules and made it to Roland Mouret’s after party.

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Fashion Features

Emmy Bits

Wisteria Lane’s gardening queen Marcia Cross admitted she’s sick of her character Bree’s uptight wardrobe.

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A look from Dry Aged Denim.

Fashion Features

A Dose of Desert Sun

Dry Aged Denim is the Vernon, Calif.-based company’s bid to produce a vintage and environmentally friendly jean made of organic cotton and dyed with plant indigo.

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Inkslingers' denim skirt decorated with oversized copper rivets.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Lessons in Gene Therapy … Getting Good Ink … Italy Gets New Stars

As new denim brands sprout up boasting the latest trends and embellishments, one brand aims to take denim back to its roots.

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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

Fashion Features

Jay-Z Goes on the Record

In an exclusive interview, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter outlined his plans for Rocawear, the brand he cofounded in 1999, and explained why he’s become increasingly involved with the company.

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Spring swim styles from Raisins and Moonsplash.

Fashion Features

Surf and Skate Evolution at ASR

The latest installment of ASR, the key trade expo for board sports, streetwear and swimwear at the San Diego Convention Center, proved the show hasn’t lost its edge, despite the evolution of the action sports industry into a multibillion-dollar global…

clock September 15, 2005Michelle Tyree and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Sidelines: TSA Promotion … Liz Takes a Swing

David Campisi has been promoted to president of The Sports Authority.

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Vendor Coalition Sends Out Query On Chargebacks

Donald Kreindler, an attorney at Phillips Nizer, said the questionnaire was prepared with the help of consulting firm Marketing Management Group Inc.

clock September 15, 2005Vicki M. Young

Gucci Westman, Lancôme's international artistic director, backstage at Rag & Bone.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lancome, Aveda Shift Focus to Emerging Designers … Lacroix’s Colorful Tumulte

Two of beauty’s biggest brands are aiming to give a hand (not to mention hair, makeup and products) to emerging designers this season.

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