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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 7hAmanda 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 14hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 21hNyima Pratten

A New Option for L&T: Federated Said Mulling A Trimmed-Down Chain

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Overview

While most analysts and competitors expected L&T's new owner, Federated Department Stores, to abandon the nameplate, the company now is understood to be weighing the possibility of operating a "pared down, core group" of stores.

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Jane Elfers

Financial

A New Option for L&T: Federated Said Mulling A Trimmed-Down Chain

Federated is expected to decide this month whether it’s selling, shedding or paring down Lord & Taylor.

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Financial

Gucci America Taps President

Gucci America’s Pat Malone has resigned her post and will be replaced by Daniella Vitale.

clock January 11, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Howard B. Bernick

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Alberto-Culver, Regis in Merger Deal

Alberto-Culver’s Sally Beauty unit will merge with Regis Corp. in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.

clock January 11, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

In Brief: PVH Ups Guidance … Trade Appointment … Coat Buy

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

clock January 11, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Kors Promotes Waterman

Anne Waterman is on the move at Michael Kors (USA) Inc.

clock January 11, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

An inability to deliver certain intimate apparel products on a timely basis was a problem for Warnaco.

Fashion Features

Warnaco Lowers 2005 Expectations

Warnaco Group Inc. said on Tuesday that fiscal 2005 revenue would be lower than projected, partly because of a decrease in high-margin swimwear sales and fewer orders in key categories such as denim and sportswear.

clock January 11, 2006Meredith Derby

Media

Memo Pad: Hijacked … Good Morning, Le Bernardin

Some members of the Magazine Publishers of America aren’t happy the trade group got itself mixed up with the political scandal of the hour.

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Financial

Henri Bendel Sets Restructuring Plan

Henri Bendel is restructuring its fashion office and building a team of buyers.

clock January 11, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

An for Me's embellished denim made its first New York visit to Moda.

Fashion Features

FAME and Moda Manhattan Showcase the Season’s Hits

Retailers crammed the aisles of Fame, Moda Manhattan and Designers & Agents in search of the season’s hits.

clock January 11, 2006Julee Greenberg

A spring look from Nanushka.

Fashion Features

Designers & Agents Brings on the Summer Cool Factor

From cool T-shirts to slinky jersey dresses, the Designers & Agents Annex fashion trade show here offered cool, contemporary clothes that could easily grace Lindsay Lohan or an Olsen twin on a spree along L.A.’s trendy Robertson Boulevard.

clock January 11, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

A longer engagement: Reebok courts customers with monthly video-on-demand programming, like this interview with NBA star Allen Iverson.

Marketing and Promotion

Catch the Millennials If You Can

Fashion players, particularly those aiming at the Millennials, are moving a big part of their marketing budgets to new, screen-based vehicles.

clock January 11, 2006Valerie Seckler

A little girl shows off her Mervyns purchase.

Fashion Features

WWD Honors Charitable Retailers

“Abandoned.” The word is used again and again by victims of Hurricane Katrina.

clock January 11, 2006Denise Power

Deborah Karam opened a second store, DKM II, in a mall in Tampa, Fla.

Retail

Better POS Boosts Boutiques

Fashion boutiques are easier to manage these days, thanks to the falling cost of computer hardware and the entry of mainstream software makers Microsoft and Intuit into point-of-sale software.

clock January 11, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

A DIY robot

Fashion Features

Bits And Bytes

Lego’s next-generation robot-making kit is warmer and fuzzier than the original.

clock January 11, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

West Watch: Global Glitter … Getting Fresh

Diamonds dominate this week’s pre-Golden Globes events, starting with a joint Frederic Fekkai-H. Stern luncheon at Fekkai’s Rodeo Drive salon today.

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Louise Galvin

Fashion Features

Sacred Locks Hair Products Go Natural

Louise Galvin said she was motivated to start researching her own hair care line five years ago after realizing she was being “bombarded by product and blinded by science.”

clock January 11, 2006Kavita Daswani

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

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clock 16hKristi Ellis

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