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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

Stepping Out of the Mall: A&F Sets Retail Future With Fifth Ave. Flagship

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Abercrombie & Fitch has diverged from its mall-based strategy to open a flagship on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Sources said the 36,000 square-foot location should generate around $40 million in annual sales, given its high-profile, high-traffic location.

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Retail

Stepping Out of the Mall: A&F Sets Retail Future With Fifth Ave. Flagship

Abercrombie & Fitch has diverged from its mall-based strategy to open a flagship on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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Financial

Civil Unrest Worries French Retailers

As rampaging youths set fire to cars and destroyed property across France, retailers in and around the capital expressed worry as they neared the vital Christmas selling season.

clock November 8, 2005Robert Murphy and Chantal Goupil

Financial

Cole Haan to Expand Globally

Cole Haan plans to rev up its brand profile by opening more stores in the U.S., China and Europe and expanding its product mix.

clock November 8, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kors Retail Post … Under Armour IPO … World Bank Warns

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

clock November 8, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

Sears Holdings Taps Schultz for Apparel Design

The top apparel and home design executive at Kmart, Lisa Schultz, has been named executive vice president of Sears Holdings Apparel Design.

clock November 8, 2005David Moin

An MCM ready-to-wear look and handbag.

Fashion Features

MCM Seeking Revival in Europe, North America

MCM, a dusty relic of the Eighties, thinks it can become luxury’s latest Lazarus.

clock November 8, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Royals On The Beach … Partying Hard In Texas

A wacky San Francisco institution can rack up another royal visitor.

clock November 8, 2005WWD Staff

A Vera Wang gown at the The Perfect Wedding in Shanghai.

Fashion Features

Vera in Shanghai

Vera Wang made her way to Shanghai on Saturday to accept the international fashion designer of the year award at the fifth annual China Fashion Awards.

clock November 8, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Margherita Missoni in Missoni at DIA.

People

Modern Times

The latest round of benefit galas began Thursday at Capitale, where Linda Evangelista was the guest of honor at the Aid for AIDS “My Hero” event.

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Amanda Scheer-Demme

People

Lady of The Night

Teddy’s, Amanda Scheer-Demme’s latest lounge here, officially opened Monday night, but the moodily lit den inside the Roosevelt Hotel has already been inhabited by the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Bono, Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Hopper and Eva Mendes.

clock November 8, 2005Rose Apodaca

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Financial

Book Reveals Secrets of Consumer Buying

The price deflation that has afflicted the apparel business seemingly forever has actually afforded the fashion sector some insulation from the declining number of females in the workforce.

clock November 8, 2005Valerie Seckler

Tina and Beyoncé Knowles in House of Deréon.

Fashion Features

Beyonce’s In the House

Beyonce and Tina Knowles were on location shooting the ad campaign for House of Dereon’s first full collection, which hits stores in February.

clock November 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

The interior of the Belstaff store in London.

Retail

Bond Street’s Little Italy

Italian-owned British brands Ballantyne and Belstaff and luxury label Loro Piana all have opened flagships in London.

clock November 8, 2005Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Orla Kiely's new boutique on Covent Garden's Monmouth Street.

Retail

Kiely Comes to London

When Orla Kiely, the Irish born, London-based designer known for her organic-inspired prints, was planning her first store outside Asia, she had an unusual design mission.

clock November 8, 2005Nina Jones

Alexandra Knight

Fashion Features

Natural Disasters Drive Up Accessory Material Costs

Exotic skins dominated the designer handbag category this fall, but a slowdown may loom for next fall.

clock November 8, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Zane Proposes Adding Apparel to GSP

Bob Zane has urged the Bush administration to add apparel and textiles to a program that gives qualifying countries duty-free access to the U.S. market.

clock November 8, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Economist: No Need to Revalue Yuan

Pressuring China into allowing the value of its currency, the yuan, to float upward is not likely to have much impact on its soaring apparel and textile exports.

clock November 8, 2005John Zarocostas

Boscia's newest items.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Boscia to Expand Into Color Cosmetics … Helleu Pens Chanel Tome

Since its introduction three years ago as a line of 18 basic treatment items, skin care brand Boscia has held back on product launches.

clock November 8, 2005WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Field And Streep

It looks like the “Devil” will be wearing more Bill Blass than Prada in the film version of Lauren Weisberger’s “The Devil Wears Prada,” due out next year.

clock November 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Accessory Network Forms Hosiery Unit

In a move to boost its hosiery business, Accessory Network Group has formed Planet Sox LLC, after acquiring the majority stake in E & E Hosiery Inc.

clock November 8, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Imperia to Host Victoria’s Secret Party

Still reeling from its fashion week party on Liberty Island, Imperia, Russia’s top-shelf vodka, is ready for its encore.

clock November 8, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

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