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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.

clock 12hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

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Limited’s Beauty Sprint: Forms Unit to Speed Development

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Overview

The retailer, which already has sales of more than $3 billion, has formed a new division to speed its product development and get better terms from suppliers.

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C.O. Bigelow products.

Beauty Features

Limited’s Beauty Sprint: Forms Unit to Speed Development

Limited Brands has formed an in-house unit called Beauty Avenue to create personal care and beauty brands for its major retail platforms.

clock October 21, 2005Pete Born

Tom Ford in sunglasses from his personal collection.

Fashion Features

Ford’s New Gig: Made in the Shade

Trust Tom Ford to inject more than a wink of sexiness into his new collection of sunglasses, to be unveiled today at the Silmo fair in Paris.

clock October 21, 2005Miles Socha

A Balenciaga look for fall.

Retail

Balenciaga to Open Flagship in Hong Kong

Hot on the heels of one of the most acclaimed collections shown during Paris Fashion Week, the French house said Thursday it will christen a flagship boutique in Hong Kong this weekend.

clock October 21, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Most of what we do is driven by the fact that we make 3 cents on the dollar.”

clock October 21, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart’s Worldly CFO

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. named Wan Ling Martello chief financial officer of its international operations on Thursday.

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Pell James

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Family Affair … Double Dose … Starring Roles …

Given the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion and celebrity, it makes sense that major brands are sponsoring screenings for the movies of Hollywood’s biggest style icons.

clock October 21, 2005WWD Staff

The Ala Moana store's facade.

Retail

Vuitton Gets Bigger in Hawaii

The newly renovated Louis Vuitton store at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu opening today is triple the size and filled with bells and whistles.

clock October 21, 2005Sharon Edelson

The U.S. Polo Association won the rights to use these logos.

Financial

U.S. Polo Association Wins Logo Battle

The U.S. Polo Association and Jordache Ltd. won the rights Thursday in New York Federal Court to use the three horsemen logos.

clock October 21, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Irina Dvorovenko at ABT.

People

Ready, Set, Go!

Making it through Wednesday night’s social scene, which included the ABT gala, The Boys Club dinner and cocktails for New Yorkers for Children.

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Giovanni Sgariboldi

Beauty Features

Versace Era Begins at Euroitalia

Poised for a double fragrance launch at Cannes Duty Free, Euroitalia’s president, Giovanni Sgariboldi, is headed into a new era at a pivotal time in his influential company’s development.

clock October 21, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Tom Florio and Chuck Townsend

Fashion Features

Florio Enters Circle of Champions

For such a high-profile guy with a hard-driving image, Tom Florio isn’t afraid to show a bit of humility.

clock October 21, 2005Pete Born

The revamped Resilience Lift line.

Fashion Features

Lauder Taking Resilience to Extremes

This winter, Estee Lauder is giving one of its best-selling skin care brands a facelift.

clock October 21, 2005Julie Naughton

Rodan and Fields' Soothe regimen.

Fashion Features

Rodan and Fields Get Sensitive

Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, who launched their careers by specializing in acne, are now tackling the problems of sensitive skin.

clock October 21, 2005Julie Naughton

Osmanthe Yunnan by Hermès.

Fashion Features

Hermes Looks to Build On Solid Growth Trend

On the back of a bumper year for beauty, Hermes is preparing a crop of launches for this holiday season.

clock October 21, 2005Brid Costello

Dream Mousse Shadow and Bronzer are new to the Dream Mousse collection.

Fashion Features

Maybelline’s 2006 Lineup Gives Beauty a Lift

The color wall in mass stores is poised for an overhaul next year as beauty’s top players churn out aggressive launches in response to several years of lackluster innovation and flat sales.

clock October 21, 2005Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

The Nexxus items to appear in mass stores in February.

Fashion Features

Nexxus to Enter Mass Doors – Legitimately

Alberto-Culver is taking several collections under the Nexxus salon hair care brand into the mass market in February.

clock October 21, 2005Andrea Nagel

Body Tools shaving and skin care products.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Body Tools Revamping Hair Care Range

Body Tools Inc., a four-year-old men’s grooming marketer, is focusing on hair care as it expands its specialty store distribution base.

clock October 21, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Bette Midler

Fashion Features

Estee Lauder’s Demsey Inspires New Guard

“It took Tom Ford to help us find a little bit of our mojo again,” John Demsey, Estee Lauder and MAC Cosmetics’ global brand president, divulged to an audience of Fashion Institute of Technology students Monday evening.

clock October 21, 2005Molly Prior and Matthew W. Evans

Pentland Group chairman Stephen Rubin, center, with Mark Itzkowitz and Alan Colman of Atsco.

Financial

Pentland Group Set for U.S. Expansion

The U.K.’s Pentland Group is building up its apparel business and it can’t come too soon for chairman Stephen Rubin.

clock October 21, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

African Countries Stress Cotton Urgency to Portman

Officials from four West African countries told USTR Rob Portman they need resolution of the cotton subsidies issue or Doha is in jeopardy.

clock October 21, 2005John Zarocostas and Evan Clark

Jim Nelson

Media

Running With a Fast Crowd at AMC

This year’s American Magazine Conference, which drew to a close on Wednesday, of course had its ups and downs.

clock October 21, 2005Jeff Bercovici

WWD Image

Media

Memo Pad: Just Like Us

Us Weekly’s recent cover stories have been fixated on what it characterizes as the definitive split between Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

clock October 21, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kors Exits Better Men’s Line

Michael Kors Inc. said Thursday that it would pull the plug on the Michael Michael Kors men’s sportswear collection, effective May 1.

clock October 21, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Wal-Mart Canada Appeals Labor Board Rulings

Wal-Mart Canada is appealing a pair of decisions last month by Quebec’s labor board that favor unions.

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Peter Boneparth

Financial

Jones Apparel Group Lays Off 129 Workers

Jones Apparel Group Inc. has cut 129 jobs from its Bristol, Pa., distribution facility.

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