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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 12hAmanda 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 19hLayla 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

Latest Action: With Jones Bids Due, Equity Players in Lead

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Overview

First-round bidding for Jones Apparel Group is wrapping up, and lead contenders for the $5 billion company are said to be private equity players, including Cerberus Capital Management, Bain Capital, and Texas Pacific Group.

From This Issue

Kroll and ENK work to bring the best lines and latest trends to Coterie.

Fashion Features

Fashion Forward

Elyse Kroll has built the Fashion Coterie into one of the industry’s most influential trade shows.

clock April 26, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Girlshop attended Coterie for the first time last year.

Fashion Features

Come Together

For retailers, Coterie is an integral part of the fashion season.

clock April 26, 2006Liza Casabona

U.K. designer Vivienne Westwood exhibits at Coterie.

Fashion Features

Branching Out

Coterie opens its doors to more international designers.

clock April 26, 2006Julee Greenberg

Retailers come to Intermezzo to replenish their merchandise between seasons.

Retail

Immediate Gratification

Intermezzo fills retailers’ need for a midseason pick-me-up.

clock April 26, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Accessorie Circuit is often a forum for special events, like this appearance by the Huichol Indian jewelry artisans.

Fashion Features

Raising the Bar

Accessorie Circuit has grown into an industry leader in its own right.

clock April 26, 2006Laura Klepacki

Clear made its debut at New York's Gotham Hall during fashion week.

Retail

Clear Vision

ENK sets its sights on a new luxury accessories show.

clock April 26, 2006Laura Klepacki

Fifty-seven denim brands showed at Blue in January.

Fashion Features

Blue Jeans, Baby

A new show focuses on the denim market.

clock April 26, 2006Ross Tucker

Geometric knit dress by A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz.

Financial

Brighte Ideas

ENK is working to take its successful California contemporary show to the next level.

clock April 26, 2006Nola Sarkisian-Miller

At January's edition of The Collective, 400 vendors exhibited to more than 7,600 retailers.

Retail

Still the One

After more than 25 years in business, The Collective remains one show men’s wear retailers don’t want to miss.

clock April 26, 2006Melonee McKinney Hurt

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Fashion Features

No Kidding Around

ENK International’s children’s club trade show is growing like a weed.

clock April 26, 2006Julee Greenberg

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Fashion Features

High Heels

Sole Commerce may be a small trade show for ENK International, but it sure is focused.

clock April 26, 2006Julee Greenberg

Elyse Kroll with her two sons, Carson and Cooper.

Financial

Making a Difference

Elyse Kroll uses her business savvy to help children’s charities.

clock April 26, 2006Julee Greenberg

Jones' Barneys New York.

Financial

Latest Action: With Jones Bids Due, Equity Players in Lead

With first-round bidding coming to a close, lead contenders for Jones Apparel Group Inc. are said to be private equity players.

clock April 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

PacSun's market capitalization is about $1.62 billion.

Financial

Weighing Options for a Sale

Peter Boneparth, chief executive officer and president of Jones Apparel Group, said the move to put the company up for sale was done to bolster shareholder value.

clock April 26, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

VF Corp.'s Mackey McDonald.

Financial

VF Corp. Profits Surge 24.6%

VF Corp. reported record first-quarter earnings, driven by double-digit sales gains from The North Face, Vans and Napapijri brands.

clock April 26, 2006Ross Tucker

J. Crew revenues rose 9.8 percent.

Financial

J. Crew Reverses 4Q Loss

J. Crew Group reported a significantly reduced fourth-quarter net loss as revenues rose 9.8 percent.

clock April 26, 2006Meredith Derby

Financial

Coach: Jewelry Launch in Works

Coach Inc. plans to introduce jewelry next year and will venture into the fragrance business “within the foreseeable future.”

clock April 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Consumer Confidence at 4-Year High

Buoyed by an improved jobs market, consumer confidence logged a gain for April, soaring to 109.6 from 107.5 in March.

clock April 26, 2006Valerie Seckler and Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Richemont’s Annual Sales Gain 17 Percent

Sustained consumer demand, a stable dollar and yen and double-digit growth in its watchmaking division all helped boost sales at Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA to rise by 17 percent in the year ending March 31.

clock April 26, 2006Nina Jones

Financial

Van Cleef Appoints North American CEO

Van Cleef & Arpels, which celebrates its centennial this year, has named Emmanuel Perrin as chief executive officer and president of its North American division.

clock April 26, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

In Brief: Newman Out At New York & Co. … M&S Hits Geneva … Store Shuffle

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

clock April 26, 2006WWD Staff

Lars Nilsson fitting a model.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lars Does L.A. … Tower And Glory … Skirt Revival …

Lars Nilsson is making his first visit to Los Angeles this week to present Nina Ricci’s fall 2006 runway show during Barneys New York’s “Fabulous Frocks and Divine Dinner” tonight, hosted by Howard Socol and a bevy of Hollywood beauties.

clock April 26, 2006WWD Staff

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Fashion Features

Keira Knightley: Chanel’s Mademoiselle

Keira Knightley has signed a deal to be the face of Chanel’s five-year-old Coco Mademoiselle scent, replacing fellow Brit Kate Moss.

clock April 26, 2006Julie Naughton

Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting

Fashion Features

Viktor & Rolf Teaming With Wainwright

It looks like Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s appreciation for Rufus Wainwright goes beyond clothes.

clock April 26, 2006Miles Socha and Ellen Groves

Jean-Paul Agon

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Confirms Agon as CEO

A new leader was appointed at L’Oreal Tuesday.

clock April 26, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

The Great Shopping Divide

The era of people shopping in a broad range of venues, regardless of their income levels, may be drawing to a close.

clock April 26, 2006Valerie Seckler

"Treasure Hunt": More than the price must be right.

Marketing and Promotion

Consumers Finding Satisfaction, for Less

Given the primal choice of fight or flight when confronted with the stresses of today’s world, a significant number of women are doing neither.

clock April 26, 2006Valerie Seckler

Media

Memo Pad: Leaving Her Print … Strokes Get Rolled

In promoting this week’s debut of Blueprint, its new women’s service magazine for thirtysomethings, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia neglected to mention one fact: Rebecca Thuss, the title’s editor, resigned two weeks ago.

clock April 26, 2006WWD Staff

A rendering of the new Vera Wang bridal boutique in Athens.

Retail

Vera Wang to Open Bridal Salon in Greece

Vera Wang is coming to Greece with her first bridal salon.

clock April 26, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

FashionCenterDallas Revises Schedule

Responding to retailers’ wishes, FashionCenterDallas on Tuesday announced a new market schedule for the five apparel and accessories shows it stages each year.

clock April 26, 2006Rusty Williamson

Shanghai Tang in London.

Retail

Shanghai Tang Sets New Store Concept

The company has unveiled its new store concept on Sloane Street, and it’s a slick take on traditional Chinese symbols, materials and colors.

clock April 26, 2006Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

This Sag Harbor ad image featuring Christie Brinkley hits magazines in time for holiday.

Retail

Sag Harbor’s New Lifestyle Approach

Sag Harbor doesn’t want to be known as a traditional moderate brand.

clock April 26, 2006Julee Greenberg

The ball people at Wimbledon will wear these Polo looks.

Fashion Features

Polo Crest Arrives at Wimbledon

The young men and women picking up tennis balls at Wimbledon this summer will sport an oversized, 3-inch Polo Ralph Lauren polo player logo on their new uniform.

clock April 26, 2006Melanie Kletter

Retail

Buyers See A Trendy Mix At FIG Market

Buyers sought an array of seasonal merchandise, from spring-summer immediates to early fall and holiday styles at the Fashion Industry Gallery market, and vendors delivered a variety of trends.

clock April 26, 2006Rusty Williamson

Congestion pricing might be coming to San Francisco.

Retail

Retail Backlash to S.F. Traffic Plan

Retailers here are worried the city is moving toward imposing fees on cars and trucks during peak-use hours to reduce traffic congestion and raise money for mass transit, a policy some fear would discourage shoppers.

clock April 26, 2006Joanna Ramey and Nina Jones

Fashion Features

West Watch: More On Melrose … Hurley-Burley … Replay Redux …

Chloe has signed a lease for retail space on Los Angeles’ Melrose Place, which has become a major hub for boutiques, including Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera.

clock April 26, 2006WWD Staff

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