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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 4hAmanda 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 11hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 19hNyima Pratten

Barneys Growth Strategy Takes Flight Under Jones Amid Fierce Competition

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Overview

Barneys New York is blazing ahead with its nationwide expansion plans in major markets. The retailer is said to be looking at sites from Long Island to Las Vegas and everywhere in between for full-sized flagships.

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Barneys is said to be looking to expand in Long Island, Las Vegas and Dallas.

Financial

Barneys Growth Strategy Takes Flight Under Jones Amid Fierce Competition

Barneys New York is blazing ahead with its nationwide expansion plans in major markets, including New York, Las Vegas, Boston and Dallas.

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Financial

WTO Talks Make Headway in Hong Kong

Despite numerous protests, negotiators at the WTO meetings managed to come away Sunday with enough to keep the Doha trade talks moving forward.

clock December 19, 2005Vicki Rothrock

A strike will force commuters to find alternative transportation.

Financial

Retail High Anxiety as Strike Looms

While there are signs that a mass transit strike in New York will be averted, retailers have taken steps to help insure proper staffing if a walkout occurs.

clock December 19, 2005David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Jil Sander Gears Up for 2006

For sale or not for sale, Jil Sander is easing into the New Year with action on both the design and financial fronts.

clock December 19, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Joseph Exits Joseph … Gator Bites … Spooner Confirmed

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

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

Philippe Parreno's installation.

People

Crimson Tide

Bulls’ heads are probably not the first image that comes to mind when one thinks of Stefano Pilati’s chic, gamine dresses for Yves Saint Laurent.

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The new Seven New York boutique in SoHo.

Fashion Features

Made in Seven

After eight months of construction, Seven New York, known for pushing young designers, is moving on up to SoHo from the Lower East Side.

clock December 19, 2005Shirine Saad

Halle Berry

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Berry Versace … On Donna, On Blitzen … Scarlett Beauty …

Donatella Versace has chosen a Material Girl and an Angel for her past ad campaigns.

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

Ribbon bra and briefs.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Expands Brand Portfolio

Victoria’s Secret has struck a deal with Australian label Pleasure State to design and produce two new diffusion lines.

clock December 19, 2005Patty Huntington

Mallary Marks' charm bracelet.

Fashion Features

Findings: Juicy Jewels … Santa, Baby … Robert Marc’s The Spot …

Fine jewelry designer Mallary Marks marked her 15th year in business by designing her anniversary collection exclusively for Barneys New York, which first retailed her petite hand-worked gold and gemstone pieces.

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

A. Lange & Söhne's Tourbograph.

Fashion Features

A. Lange & Sohne’s Pricy Export

A. Lange & Sohne, once expropriated by East Germany, is marking its 160th year with a timepiece so pricy it’s a capitalist’s dream.

clock December 19, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Parker Ladd, Arnold Scaasi and Lana Marks.

Fashion Features

Fashion Group Turns 75

With Mayor Michael Bloomberg off the premises, members of the Fashion Group International pretty much had the run of Gracie Mansion at last week’s cocktail party celebrating the group’s 75th anniversary.

clock December 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Memo Pad: Faith No More … Feder-Linebackers … Hatcher’s Libel Win …

Seventeen garnered a heap of favorable press for its addition, in September 2004, of a section dedicated exclusively to matters of faith.

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

An image from Tod's spring ad campaign.

Retail

Tod’s Goes for the Bigger Picture

Tod’s spring ad campaign finally goes head to toe.

clock December 19, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Saks H.R. Head Manny Sousa Resigns

Saks Fifth Avenue, which has had its fair share of staff turnover over the past year, just lost its top human resources official.

clock December 19, 2005David Moin

Salvatore Ferragamo's Incanto Charms.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Ferragamo Adds Touch of Charm to Incanto

Ferragamo Parfums hasn’t yet lifted its spell of enchantment.

clock December 19, 2005Stephanie Epiro and Matthew W. Evans

Financial

WWD Stock Index Bounces 1%

A run of profit-taking in the market late last week was not enough to exact a toll on the WWD Composite Stock Index.

clock December 19, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Quiksilver Lists Strong Qtr., Year

Due to recent acquisitions as well as robust sales in Europe, Quiksilver Inc. reported robust top- and bottom-line results for its fourth-quarter and year-end periods.

clock December 19, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 13hKristi Ellis

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