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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

Rejiggering Jones Group: Boneparth Said Eyeing Sale of Nine West Unit

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Financial and market sources said a prospectus is out on Nine West, the footwear firm Jones Apparel Group bought in 1999 for $1.48 billion. Whether it will result in a sale is still uncertain.

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Financial

Rejiggering Jones Group: Boneparth Said Eyeing Sale of Nine West Unit

Financial and market sources said a prospectus is out on Nine West, the footwear firm Jones Apparel Group bought in 1999 for $1.48 billion.

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Margherita Missoni with Andrew Jennings

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Saks, Lauder Celebrate Missoni Launch … Douglas Group Sales Up 10%

The Estee Lauder Cos. and Saks Fifth Avenue feted the launch of Missoni’s signature scent during a soiree at the retailer’s flagship here last week.

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Fashion Features

Dubai Firm Clarifies Operations Sale Plan

Dubai Ports World announced Wednesday that it would sell all of its American terminal operations within four to six months to an independent U.S. company.

clock March 16, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: The Fed Said … Le Chateau In Play … Wal-Mart Deal

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

clock March 16, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Deborah Fine Exits Pink

Deborah Fine, the chief executive officer of the fast-growing Pink subbrand of Victoria’s Secret, resigned Monday.

clock March 16, 2006David Moin

Alain Coblence Rep Bob Goodlatte R Va Arie Kopelman and Stan Herman

Fashion Features

Fashion Lobbies Congress For Tougher Piracy Stance

Mixing fashion and politics, the Seventh Avenue crowd tried to convince members of Congress on Tuesday to protect their designs from piracy.

clock March 16, 2006Evan Clark

A rendering of the Ginza Tower

Retail

Bulgari to Open Tokyo Flagship

Bulgari is opening its biggest store ever, a 10-story tower in the heart of Tokyo.

clock March 16, 2006Amanda Kaiser

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Media

Memo Pad: New Yorker’s Off Year

Receiving five National Magazine Award nominations in a single year is not exactly a disappointment — unless you happen to be The New Yorker.

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Sloan McClure, Sara McClure and Blair Husain.

People

Feathered Friends

It was Mardi Gras in Manhattan Tuesday night at Christie’s Black and White Ball, a re-creation of Truman Capote’s original fete 40 years ago.

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Loren Kreiss

People

The Chair Man

Loren Kreiss is a psychoanalyst’s dream. For one thing, the 25-year-old furniture scion doesn’t own a watch or clock that’s set to the right time.

clock March 16, 2006Emily Holt

People

Eye Scoops: Tying The Cord

At a time when a slew of socialites are headed for divorce court, it’s nice to hear someone’s still getting married.

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Financial

Charming Shoppes Net Surges on Strong Sales

Women’s plus-size retailer Charming Shoppes Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday that almost quadrupled as revenues jumped 36 percent.

clock March 16, 2006Meredith Derby

Financial

Lampert’s Vision: Changing Sears

As Sears Holdings Corp. nears the first anniversary of its founding, its chairman Edward Lampert left no doubt about his intentions for the retailer.

clock March 16, 2006Vicki M. Young

Mark Lee

Financial

After Record Year in 2005, Gucci’s Lee Details Growth

The Gucci brand had a record year in 2005 and its president and chief executive officer, Mark Lee, is equally upbeat about 2006.

clock March 16, 2006Amanda Kaiser

The design headquarters in Palazzo della Mercantanzia.

Retail

Frida’s New Designer Digs

Gucci has a new design home in Florence.

clock March 16, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lang Talk … Party Mood … Heavy Metal …

Could Cloak’s Alexandre Plokhov be designing Helmut Lang in the near future?

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10 Corso Como jeans

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Diesel Teams Up With 10 Corso Como … Columbia Tries On Jeans … True Religion Net Soars …

When two fashion innovators such as Diesel and Carla Sozzani, the owner of the trendy 10 Corso Como stores in Milan and Tokyo, join forces, the result is…

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Vivienne Westwood.

Fashion Features

Westwood Plots U.S. Return

Vivienne Westwood is getting herself into a New York state of mind for spring.

clock March 16, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Samantha Conti

"Project Runway" winner Chloe Dao.

Fashion Features

From Project Runway to Reality

Chloe Dao is $100,000 richer, but now comes the hard part.

clock March 16, 2006Melanie Kletter

Jim Davis

Fashion Features

New Balance Sprinting With Apparel at 100

After 100 years in the athletic business, New Balance sees apparel as key to its growth.

clock March 16, 2006Melanie Kletter

Lupe Fiasco, Nelly, Mike Jones and Daddy Yankee with their Reebok shoes.

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Reebok’s Big Night … Tumi Tries Sportswear … Under Armour Exec Shift

Ashanti, Tommy Hilfiger, Ice Cube, Richie Rich, Kelis, Lydia Hearst and Nas were in the eclectic crowd at Marquee in New York last week to celebrate the newest faces in the Reebok stable.

clock March 16, 2006WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion Features

Mixing It Up in Milan

The most popular collections for fall based on Style.com page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock March 16, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

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