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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


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


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Rebuilding Helmut Lang: Shift to Contemporary, Search on for Designer

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Helmut Lang's new owner, Tokyo-based Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd., has ambitious plans to revive the label on the contemporary level and is in the hunt for a designer to help make that happen.

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Andrew Rosen

Fashion Features

Rebuilding Helmut Lang: Shift to Contemporary, Search on for Designer

Helmut Lang’s new owner, Tokyo-based Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd., has ambitious plans to revive the label on the contemporary level and is in the hunt for a designer to help make that happen.

clock March 20, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Marc Karimzadeh

The Alexander McQueen for Boucheron bag

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: We Are Familly … Pedro And PE … Joining YSL

Alexander McQueen had his first brush with fine jewelry, and now it’s destined for retail.

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff

LOr&#233als offer values The Body Shop at 114 billion


Body Shop OK’s L’Oreal Bid

The French beauty giant, confirming weeks of speculation, announced Friday that it will make a cash bid to acquire the British ethical manufacturer and retailer.

clock March 20, 2006Brid Costello and Ellen Groves

A spring tennis look from Adidas by Stella McCartney.

Fashion Features

Adidas Extends Deal With McCartney

Reflecting the rapid success of the Adidas by Stella McCartney collection, the German athletic giant is extending its contract with the designer to 2010.

clock March 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Parker A FiFi Presenter

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

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff

The Shopper Shuttle


L.A. Scene

Some new spots to check out during Los Angeles Fashion Week.

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff

Cassini with his wife Marianne Nestor in 1983

Designer and Luxury

Oleg Cassini: Iconic and Enduring

Oleg Cassini, the swashbuckling designer whose name will forever be linked with that of Jacqueline Kennedy, his most celebrated client, will be remembered…

clock March 20, 2006Mort Sheinman


Fashion Features

Legwear Kicks Into a Growth Cycle

After leaving legs out in the cold for years, designers are warming them up again.

clock March 20, 2006Sophia Chabbott and Miles Socha

Bottega Veneta jewelry on the fall 2006 runway

Fashion Features

Bottega Veneta’s Fine Mood

Bottega Veneta has plenty of reason to shine these days.

clock March 20, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Giorgio Viscontis gold diamond and pearl ring

Fashion Features

JCK Targets High-Volume Retailers

JCK Events has turned its focus to high-volume retailers with the JCK NYC Invitational, which launched here this month.

clock March 20, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Claire Danes at Montblancs 100th anniversary party

Fashion Features

Findings: Star Gazing … Watch Out … Tiffany Timekeeping …

Claire Danes said she often wears Fred Leighton on the red carpet, but perhaps she’ll be thinking about adding Montblanc to her mix.

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff


Barneys Exiting Manhasset

Barneys New York is vacating the Americana Manhasset shopping center, one of the premiere luxury shopping centers in the nation.

clock March 20, 2006David Moin


Memo Pad: Shut Out, Again

What, exactly, does the American Society of Magazine Editors have against Hachette Filipacchi Media?

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff


Merger Mania Continues

If 2005 was a blockbuster year for merger and acquisition deals, get ready for the sequel.

clock March 20, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young


Second Lien Lending to Slow

UCC Capital Corp.’s recent annual financial predictions for 2006 include slowed second lien lending, deceleration in the real estate market and a loosening of Sarbanes-Oxley.

clock March 20, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson


Not a Luxurious Deal

Merger and acquisitions may be the hot topic driving international stock markets these days, but at least one European investment firm believes the M&A story should be downplayed, at least in the luxury sector.

clock March 20, 2006Robert Murphy


Legal Briefs

The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. and NM Nevada Trust filed a lawsuit against Neiman-Barkus, The House of Doggy Style LLC and its current and past owners for alleged service mark infringement and other claims related to its name.

clock March 20, 2006Liza Casabona


Hub Centers Focus on Apparel

As the apparel industry continues an expansion of sourcing goods overseas, companies are increasingly finding themselves facing greater risks.

clock March 20, 2006Liza Casabona


Factoring in Consumer Trends

If there’s one constant in the apparel industry, it’s that business trends follow the money — especially money spent by consumers.

clock March 20, 2006Liza Casabona


Zumiez Profits Surge 59.3% In 4th Quarter

Action sports retailer Zumiez Inc. delivered solid fourth-quarter earnings results last Wednesday, saying its “flexible merchandising strategy” helped the company drive comparable-store sales.

clock March 20, 2006Meredith Derby


WWD Stock Index Rebounds, Street Abuzz Over Nine West

Stocks rallied on Friday as oil prices fell and the Federal Reserve said manufacturing production increased.

clock March 20, 2006WWD Staff

WWD Photo


SEC Filing Details Burlington Coat Factory Bid Process

A peek into a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Burlington Coat Factory offered more than a glimpse into what led up to its acquisition by Bain Capital Partners for $2.06 billion.

clock March 20, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Macy’s Union Accepts Five-Year Contract

The agreement covers the period beginning Feb. 1, 2006 and ending May 1, 2011.

clock March 20, 2006Liza Casabona


Asprey and Garrard Sold to Private-Equity Firms

Luxury brands Asprey and Garrard have new owners.

clock March 20, 2006Samantha Conti


Paul Frank Files Suit To Dissolve Company

Paul Frank Sunich, a co-founder of Paul Frank Industries, has filed a lawsuit seeking the dissolution of the apparel and accessories company that bears his name and accusing his former partners of mismanagement.

clock March 20, 2006Adam Tschorn

Oleg Cassini

Fashion Features

In His Own Words

During his more than seven decades in the fashion industry, Oleg Cassini was never shy about speaking his mind.

clock March 20, 2006WWD 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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