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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 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

Chargebacks Survey: Vendors Claim Abuses Worse Than Ever in ’05

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After years of chargeback compliance, vendors threw down the gauntlet this year by taking several retailers to court and forming a coalition aimed at making the practice more fair.

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Retail

Chargebacks Survey: Vendors Claim Abuses Worse Than Ever in ’05

After years of chargeback compliance, vendors threw down the gauntlet this year by taking several retailers to court and forming a coalition aimed at making the practice more fair.

clock December 28, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks OK on Poor Market Day

U.S. stocks ended Tuesday’s trading sessions lower over fears of a recession looming on the horizon, but retail shares essentially held their own.

clock December 28, 2005Vicki M. Young

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Financial

Tiberg to Step Down at Delta Galil, Founder Dov Lautman Will Fill Role

Dov Lautman, founder and chairman of Delta Galil Industries, Israel, will succeed Arnon Tiberg as chief executive officer on Jan. 31.

clock December 28, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

In Brief: Goody’s Set to go Private … New Dish … Wal-Mart Appointments

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

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

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Fashion Features

Gucci Ads Show Soft Side of Spring

Gucci’s new design era has trickled down to its spring ad campaign.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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Fashion Features

Furla’s Women Take Center Stage

Furla is charging up its female power.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Aizel Guseinova and Boaz Mazor

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta a Hit in Moscow

MOSCOW – Wives of Russian oligarchs are choosing Oscar de la Renta.

The Moscow store Aizel held a trunk show of the designer’s spring collection earlier this month, which was overseen by Boaz Mazor, executive at large at Oscar de la Renta….

clock December 28, 2005Olga Zaretskaya

Caribbean Joe will launch new product categories.

Fashion Features

Overcoming the Challenges

For sportswear firms in the moderate, better and bridge zones, the past year has been one of mixed blessings and 2006 looks set to be just as complicated.

clock December 28, 2005Julee Greenberg

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Women’s Wishes: Control, Security and Peace

What do women really want? As their lives are buffeted by an increasingly diverse array of demands in a world growing ever more fragmented, there’s evidence American women nonetheless agree about most things these days.

clock December 28, 2005Valerie Seckler

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Fashion Features

Star Power Propels Cyber Site

It’s no secret that young consumers look to celebrities for their fashion inspiration – but the teen set isn’t the only one charting the stars.

clock December 28, 2005Nina Jones

Fendi's B Fendi belt on the spring 2006 runway.

Fashion Features

Belts Buckle Down for Spring Business

Women will be tightening their belts come spring, and it won’t be because of the economy. Belts are back as a key accessory in spring collections now hitting store floors.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

January's Conde Nast Traveler.

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Less Goodstein at the News … Hotels to the Rescue

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for Mort Zuckerman. First he got cast as the heavy in Radar’s downfall, and now Les Goodstein, his longtime lieutenant in charge of the Daily News, is leaving to work for Rupert Murdoch, Zuckerman’s bitter rival in the…

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Results From the WWD Survey

Chargebacks are fees charged to a vendor by a retailer, and relate to everything from customer returns and advertising fees to mislabeled products and incomplete orders. Over the past decade, chargebacks have become a contentious issue between…

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

A Red Earth merchandising display unit.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Australian Line to Paint the Earth Red … La Mer Hosts Picasso Party

Red Earth is looking to spread over the planet. The brand, which has been fully owned by Hong Kong-based Esprit Holdings Ltd. since 2001, has been in an international expansion mode since 2002. The brand bowed in India this month and will extend its…

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

Here and left: Inside Etoile by Jacques Garcia.

Retail

Etoile’s New Mideast Pearl

Earlier this month, some 400 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Etoile by Jacques Garcia, the newest addition to the Etoile Group’s universe. The opening of the approximately 800-square-foot space at the Mall of the Emirates here – at 4.3…

clock December 28, 2005Tina Isaac

The third, Pants, focuses on intimate apparel.

Retail

‘Cute’ as a Retail Strategy

If there is an aesthetic that tethers the trio of stores on downtown’s Second Avenue called Fancy, Schmancy and Pants, it’s cuteness.

clock December 28, 2005Laura Cassidy

Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Usher's co-star in "In the Mix," in a strapless confection by Colleen Quen.

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Quen Grows by Staying Constant

In the wedding scene of the recently released movie “In the Mix,” R&B singer Usher’s co-star Emmanuelle Chriqui appears in a strapless, white silk gown with a full skirt – a flattering confection Bay Area fashion enthusiasts may recognize as one of…

clock December 28, 2005Joanna Ramey

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