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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

Chasing Tommy: Apax and PVH Said in Lead, but Price an Issue

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Apax Partners and Phillips-Van Heusen are said to be the lead contenders in the bidding for Tommy Hilfiger. But the price tag is proving difficult to nail down. As a result, the bidding, which was due to close on Friday, could continue beyond next week.

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Tommy Hilfiger

Financial

Chasing Tommy: Apax and PVH Said in Lead, but Price an Issue

Apax Partners, in partnership with Phillips-Van Heusen, is in the lead in the bid for Tommy Hilfiger Corp., but the process is said to be “fluid.”

clock December 13, 2005Vicki M. Young

A cotton T-shirt and linen skirt and a metallic blazer, T-shirt and denim jeans, all in cotton.

Fashion Features

Made in Manhattan

Even though Karl Lagerfeld’s desk and chairs haven’t arrived in his West 26th Street office, he’s having no problems settling into his New York digs.

clock December 13, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Ungaro Said Close to Naming New Designer

According to a Milan source, Peter Dundas, currently a member of the design team at Roberto Cavalli, is in talks to join the Paris-based house.

clock December 13, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Bloomberg, Klum in Pitch to Help Industry

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled an initiative to give the Garment Industry Development Corp. a shot in the arm.

clock December 13, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Interested In Selling To Wal-Mart?

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

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Massimo Macchi

Financial

Ferre Details Plans For Return to Black

Gianfranco Ferre is aiming for profitability by expanding into daywear and seeking licensing deals in jewelry and home furnishings.

clock December 13, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Beyoncé Knowles

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Mercier Seeks Strategic Alternatives … Beyonce Visits Robinsons-May

Gurwitch Products, which makes and markets Laura Mercier Cosmetics, has hired Financo to advise in a recapitalization or sale.

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Claiborne Takes Step Toward J. Jill Acquisition

Liz Claiborne Inc. could be a step closer to adding the J. Jill Group to its portfolio of brands.

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Heather Mnuchin in Oscar de la Renta.

People

Flower Girls

“There are so many trains in here, I feel like I’m underground,” said Richard Sinnott as he surveyed the elegantly attired crush at the Neue Galerie.

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Iris Barrel Apfel

Fashion Features

Class Matters: NYU Tackles the Sexes

The battle of the sexes took center stage at the NYU conference titled “Dressing the Part: The Masculine and Feminine in Fashion.”

clock December 13, 2005Venessa Lau

Fashion Features

IP Conference Stresses Counterfeit Strategies

Research and innovation are key to combating counterfeiters, said attendees at a symposium on protecting intellectual property.

clock December 13, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Wool Industry Looks to Boost Image

Wool is losing its cachet with consumers, according to most of the 210 delegates at the International Wool Textile Organization’s Wool Forum in Biella, Italy, last week.

clock December 13, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Swatches: Unica

Textile supershow Unica is set to take the cream of its trade show trends on the road.

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Weatherproof's new advertising campaign.

Financial

Weatherproof Goes With Deep Freeze

The Weatherproof Garment Co. has gotten a jump start on the winter selling season by sponsoring the Bryant Park Pond.

clock December 13, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Carlo Teso

Fashion Features

Giuliana Teso to Start New Year With New Plan

After celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, fur company Giuliana Teso is embarking on initiatives to secure the next chapter of growth for the Vicenza, Italy-based firm.

clock December 13, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retailers Search for Holiday Spark

Retailers have nothing to rave about so far this holiday season, with traffic generally ho-hum and no hot gift items emerging on the fashion front.

clock December 13, 2005David Moin

Financial

N.Y. Stores Prepare for Transit Strike

Stores are working on contingency plans to get personnel to work, but there is little that merchants can do to assist shoppers suddenly without mass transit in a city that relies heavily on it.

clock December 13, 2005Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Financial

Gross Margins Higher in 3Q

If consumers pull back on spending this January and retailers are forced to pull the trigger on steeper markdowns, the bottom-line impact may not be that bad.

clock December 13, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Media

Memo Pad: Celebrity Slowdown … Saved Seat

The holiday season is turning out to be not so jolly for the celebrity weeklies.

clock December 13, 2005WWD Staff

Grace Hightower De Niro

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dior Watch … Bagging It … Holiday Crowd …

Tonight’s gala launching Dior’s Christal, the first timepiece designed by John Galliano, is turning out to be a much-buzzed-about night in a season of great parties.

clock December 13, 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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