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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

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

Jones on the Block: $5B Apparel Giant Puts Itself in Play

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Overview

Jones Apparel Group is up for sale, and any buyer is likely to be a private equity player. Sources in the financial and vendor community said a sale could be finalized within six weeks, and Jones would not accept an offer of less than $40 a share.

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Financial

Revival and Risk

Despite new jobs and growing tax revenues, California’s economy is coping with high home costs and shrinking apparel manufacturing.

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Financial

Panning the Golden State

With economic incentives and ad campaigns, Nevada goes prospecting for California businesses.

clock March 22, 2006WWD Staff

Department store Kohls has opened 28 locations in California since 2003 including a handful in the Central Valley

Financial

Central Stage

The real estate boom puts California’s Central Valley on the retail map.

clock March 22, 2006Emili Vesilind

Financial

San Francisco Bounces Back

With the dot-com bust well behind them, the city’s shopping districts are booming again.

clock March 22, 2006Joanna Ramey

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Fashion Features

What Next?

A look ahead to the rising trends in six of California’s key apparel categories.

clock March 22, 2006Marcy Medina

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Fashion Features

California In Depth

California casual takes on a new meaning this season with sharp vests, airy blouses and cashmere tops.

clock March 22, 2006WWD Staff

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Financial

Jones on the Block: $5B Apparel Giant Puts Itself in Play

Jones Apparel Group said its board is exploring a possible sale of the entire company and has hired Goldman Sachs as a financial advisor.

clock March 22, 2006Vicki M. Young

A look from London Fogs fall 2006 collection

Financial

London Fog Files Chapter 11

The London Fog Group filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, seeking to restructure its business, and is selling its Pacific Trail unit.

clock March 22, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Designers Set for ‘AngloMania’ Exhibit

The Costume Institute has finalized the designers whose works will be part of the “AngloMania” exhibit that kicks off its four-month run May 3.

clock March 22, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Last Ride … New Additions

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

clock March 22, 2006WWD Staff

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Retail

Nordstrom Reveals Designer Strategy

Nordstrom wants to put a comprehensive designer offering in at least one store in each of its major markets, said Mike Koppel, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

clock March 22, 2006David Moin

Financial

Weaver to Depart PacSun

Surf brand Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said executive chairman of the board Greg H. Weaver will retire on April 1.

clock March 22, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Obituary: Bernard Lacoste Dies at 74

Bernard Lacoste, the energetic and colorful executive who for more than four decades stewarded the Lacoste brand, died Tuesday.

clock March 22, 2006Robert Murphy

Calvin Klein will provide a new look to retailers next fall

Fashion Features

Better Firms Refine Their Approach

The jury is still out whether the plethora of relaunched and new brands in better sportswear departments is beneficial.

clock March 22, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fitness dance has been a strong category at Nike

Financial

Nike Sales, Profits Jump in 3rd Quarter

Fueled by gains in the U.S. and tight expense management, Nike Inc.’s third-quarter earnings surged 19.2 percent and were far ahead of expectations.

clock March 22, 2006Melanie Kletter

Le Labos Bergamote 22 scent

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Le Labo: A New Spin on Making Scents

A new fragrance marketer called Le Labo here wants to challenge the notion of mass-produced fragrances.

clock March 22, 2006Matthew W. Evans

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Media

Memo Pad: Roll Cameras … T Bill

American Media’s reality show may be burning in development hell, but Jann Wenner’s contribution to the candid camera genre is coming along nicely.

clock March 22, 2006WWD Staff

A Balenciaga runway look

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: House Rules … Watch This Page … Apple Of His Eye …

How do you stick a round peg in a square hole? Fashion editors surely will try as they plan their fall-winter shoots and incorporate full-on Balenciaga retro regalia into their themes.

clock March 22, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Student Organizes Show for AIDS Charity

Liz Grossman hopes to use fashion to raise money for a good cause.

clock March 22, 2006Julee Greenberg

Financial

Richemont Sells Old England Department Store

Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, the Switzerland-based luxury goods company, has sold the French department store Old England SA to Tercade SA for an undisclosed price.

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Retail

SFA’s Andrew Jennings Upbeat on Italian Labels

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Andrew Jennings believes Americans have an enduring love affair with Italian fashion and has suggestions on how to keep the romance alive.

clock March 22, 2006David Moin

Retail

Ferragamo Flagship Set to Open in India

The 1,620-square-foot Mumbai store is located on the Grand Hyatt Plaza and will house all of Ferragamo’s products, including accessories, scarves, ties, fragrances, eyewear and apparel.

clock March 22, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Scott Quesenberry

Fashion Features

Bush Proposals Aim to Rectify CAFTA

The seven countries in the deal were expected to start implementing it simultaneously, but so far only the U.S. and El Salvador have done so.

clock March 22, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

A bridal look from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Fashion Features

Novelty Key at SIMM

The Spanish trade fair SIMM featured novelty and a healthy dose of glamour for fall.

clock March 22, 2006Barbara Barker

Theodora Kwok 18 said she once went a little crazy and bought lip gloss in every color at eyeslipsfacecom

Financial

‘Spreers’ Find Strength in Numbers

Eighteen-year-old Joanna Wong loves “American Idol,” pop music by singers like Celine Dion, and graphic T-shirts from American Eagle Outfitters.

clock March 22, 2006Betsy Lowther

Paul DeArmas on the roof of his downtown apartment building

Financial

L.A. Confidential: City of Freeways Discovers Downtown

The city of Los Angeles, which defines urban sprawl and a lifestyle built on the automobile, is embracing a new concept: downtown.

clock March 22, 2006Michelle Dalton Tyree

Material World New York 2005

Fashion Features

Material World Doubles Up in East, to Head West

Material World, the fabric, sourcing and technology show that launched a New York event in September, is expanding to a biannual format in New York and will start on the West Coast by spring 2008.

clock March 22, 2006Georgia Lee

Financial

Apparel Prices Decline 0.4% At Wholesale

Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel fell 0.4 percent in February compared with the same period last year.

clock March 22, 2006Evan Clark

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