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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 23hAmanda 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

Crossed by a Star? Tarrant Sues Jessica For $100M No-Show

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Jessica Simpson appears to have another breakup in the works. Over what was once touted by its owner as a celebrity fashion label with the potential to hit $1 billion to $2 billion, there's now a legal war between a major licensee and Simpson.

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Financial

Crossed by a Star? Tarrant Sues Jessica For $100M No-Show

Over what was once touted by its owner as a celebrity fashion label with the potential to hit $1 billion to $2 billion, there’s now a legal war between a major licensee and Simpson.

clock April 11, 2006Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona

Jessica Simpson on location for her contemporary lines ad campaign

Fashion Features

Translating Celebrity Into Profits

In the world of celebrity fashion brands, if the celebrity doesn’t wear his or her own merchandise, will the consumer?

clock April 11, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Media

Memo Pad: Stern Und Drang

With the journalism world in a lather over the alleged misdeeds of Jared Paul Stern, perhaps it’s a good time to quote Michael Kinsley.

clock April 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chanel to Open First Shop in Russia

The French fashion house plans to open its first freestanding boutique in Russia this summer, a 3,200-square-foot unit at 14 Stolechnikov Pereoulok in central Moscow.

clock April 11, 2006Miles Socha

Michael Crotty

Financial

Michael Crotty Exits Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Good­man’s senior vice president of marketing and advertising, Michael Crotty, is leaving the luxury retailer to become chief executive officer of Fotolog, a photo blogging service.

clock April 11, 2006David Moin

Financial

Wet Seal’s White Named Chief Operating Officer

The Wet Seal Inc. said on Monday that Gary White has been promoted to chief operating officer.

clock April 11, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

In Brief: Zale Inquiry … Limited Picks Bersani … Fashion On Passions

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

clock April 11, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Immigration Reform Has Industry on Edge

The red-hot debate on immigration isn’t new to U.S. apparel manufacturing, which has dealt with the issue of undocumented workers for years.

clock April 11, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Rima Al-Sabah

People

Royal Connections

When it comes to Washington action heroes, Rima Al-Sabah of Kuwait is the Xena Warrior Princess of the capital’s social scene.

clock April 11, 2006Susan Watters

Financial

Wal-Mart Defends Bank Bid

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. went before federal regulators on Monday to defend its bid to start a bank, saying it did not intend to open bank branches and would limit the scope of the operation.

clock April 11, 2006Kristi Ellis

A look from GarfieldMarks

Financial

Harve Benard Takes Reins Of Garfield Marks Brand

GarfieldMarks, formerly called GM Design Group, has been sold with its trademarks to Harve Benard Ltd. by GMAC Commercial Finance.

clock April 11, 2006Julee Greenberg

Oleg Cassini with his wife in 1983

Fashion Features

Cassini’s Wife Steps Up to Carry on His Company

Oleg Cassini’s widow, Marianne Nestor-Cassini, succeeded him as president of his firm and wants to give the brand more global appeal.

clock April 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Francois Damide Signs On as New President of Lela Rose

He replaces Erin Ferrara, who left the company at the end of March.

clock April 11, 2006WWD Staff

Yarn Expo drew more than 110 exhibitors

Fashion Features

Chinese Mills Set Sights on Europe, North America

Chinese textile and apparel manufacturers exhibiting at Intertextile Beijing looked to capture more U.S. and European business.

clock April 11, 2006Lisa Movius

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Fashion Features

Crisp Style Leads at White Fair

The show, held here from Feb. 23 to 26, has grown steadily in the hands of its new Floren­tine organizers, Pitti Immagine.

clock April 11, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Sexy Sunwear Marks Pout’s 5th Year … Bravo’s New Style

Pout founders Emily Cohen, Chantal Laren and Anna Singh are preparing to blow out the five candles on their brand’s birthday cake.

clock April 11, 2006WWD Staff

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