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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

Slimming Down at Avon: Company Restructures To Become More Nimble

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Overview

Avon has taken the first steps to become a more nimble beauty firm. In the initial phase of its already-announced multiyear restructuring effort, the company said that it would consolidate its top management.

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Andrea Jung

Financial

Slimming Down at Avon: Company Restructures To Become More Nimble

Avon Products has drafted a plan to overhaul its corporate structure, as part of its multiyear restructuring effort to bolster sales and profitability.

clock December 8, 2005Molly Prior

Farley Snow and Zac Posen

Media

Memo Pad: Posen In Plum … Rachel Zoe’s Dwell-ing …Bobos In Domino …

There are niche magazines, and then there are titles that fall just short of specifying the eye color of their readers.

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Acquisitions Boost G-III Profits

Sportswear manufacturer G-III Apparel Group Ltd. said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings shot up 49.7 percent primarily because of the acquisitions of two firms earlier in the year.

clock December 8, 2005Meredith Derby and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Tweedy Parts Ways With Tarrant

.Jeffrey Tweedy has exited Tarrant Apparel Group and its licensed House of Dereon women’s wear label

clock December 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

In Brief: Grote Promoted At Esprit … House Passes Bahrain FTA … Delia’s Inc. Public Again

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

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Cartier Files Suit Against Manhattan Jewelers

Cartier files suit against 10 jewelers in New York’s Diamond District for allegedly adding diamonds to original Cartier watches.

clock December 8, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Ruttenstein Hospitalized

Kalman Ruttenstein, Bloomingdale’s senior vice president of fashion direction, is critically ill and is hospitalized at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

clock December 8, 2005David Moin

The Web site features an image from Bottega Veneta's print ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Tomas Maier Brings Vision to Bottega Veneta Site

A feature on Bottega Veneta’s new Web site called Tomas’ Picks has the favorite products of creative director Tomas Maier.

clock December 8, 2005Sharon Edelson

Anne Hathaway

People

Growing Pains

Anne Hathaway is tired. Exhausted even. But she’s also far too considerate to allow her weariness to be mistaken for a less-than-professional bearing.

clock December 8, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Amanda Brooks in YSL at Barneys New York.

People

Nip Tuck

Behold, the cinched waist is back and with it the inches-whittling belt.

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Chita Rivera in "A Dancer's Life."

People

Chita Chita Bang Bang

Talking with Chita Rivera, back on Broadway with “Chita Rivera: A Dancer’s Life,” a one-woman show with backup dancers at the Schoenfeld Theater.

clock December 8, 2005Marshall Heyman

A look from Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Features

Karl’s Bold Move

In preparation for Karl Lagerfeld’s presentation Wednesday of his Paris-New York Collection, Chanel closed its New York flagship for two days.

clock December 8, 2005Bridget Foley

Views of Diesel's first store in Shanghai.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Diesel Steams Into Shanghai … Cashing In on Cashmere … Beyond Black and White

To Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, Shanghai is not that different from his hometown of Brugine, Italy.

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Pearl Woodring, contemporary denim buyer at Bloomingdale's.

Fashion Features

Denim Stretches Out at Bloomingdale’s

The premium denim department at Bloomingdale’s flagship now spans 4,000 square feet, carries 15 to 20 brands and has 45 fitting rooms.

clock December 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Rhona Mitra, seen here on the set of the shoot, will be the new face of Jeanstar.

Fashion Features

Jones’ Jeanstar Gets New Face

If female shoppers aren’t familiar with Jones Apparel Group’s moderately priced denim label called Jeanstar or a British-born actress named Rhona Mitra, they should be by next fall.

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Andrew Rosen with Kenneth Cole

Fashion Features

Theory, CFDA Honor Avedon

It was a poignant moment for Theory’s Andrew Rosen, who knew Avedon well.

clock December 8, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and Meenal Mistry

Margherita, Angela, Vittorio and Giocomo Missoni at the Waldorf.

Fashion Features

Missonis in Spotlight At Benefit Fashion Show

The Waldorf-Astoria’s holiday finery couldn’t disguise the Missonis’ table at the luncheon on Tuesday for Mount Sinai Medical Center here.

clock December 8, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A cashmere hooded cable cardigan, cashmere shell and cashmere herringbone cropped pants.

Fashion Features

Tess Giberson Takes on Tse

When Tess Giberson joined Tse in September, she didn’t have much time to settle into her new gig.

clock December 8, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Development designers Sue Tsai and Erica Davies.

Fashion Features

The Latest Development

Erica Davies and Sue Tsai want to take Development global.

clock December 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A butterfly-print dress by Charlotte Ronson.

Fashion Features

Charlotte’s in Charge

Charlotte Ronson is growing up and getting down to business.

clock December 8, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Nanette Lepore on Newbury Street in Boston.

Retail

Lepore Opens in Boston

From the ornate birdcage with elaborately plumed, artificial violet birds to the numerous poodle statues, Nanette Lepore’s store on Newbury Street here is a Fifties powder room cast in a stark white and violet-pink palette.

clock December 8, 2005Katherine Bowers

Reebok has signed a deal with reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee.

Fashion Features

Mergers, Olympics and More

As a new year begins, the athletic and swim industries are bustling with activity, from mergers and acquisitions to the Winter Olympics.

clock December 8, 2005Melanie Kletter

WWD Image

Retail

Holiday Wish List

The 10 items expected to top women’s gift lists this season.

clock December 8, 2005Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

Vuitton in Paris will open Sundays.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: DVF’s Best Student … Classifieds … Sunday Soldiers …

At the end of each runway show, Diane von Furstenberg traditionally steps out to take the bow with her creative director Nathan Jenden.

clock December 8, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.N. Report Sees Cotton Price Rise

The removal of trade-distorting subsidies by wealthy countries may increase world market prices for cotton and other agricultural commodities.

clock December 8, 2005John Zarocostas

Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies