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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

VF Corp. Bucks Trend: Firm Ups Dividend 90% And Bullish on Growth

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Overview

At a time when apparel vendors are under increasing pressure from retail consolidation, VF is trumpeting the strength of the company and its confidence in the long-term success of its growth strategy.

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Fashion Features

Sourcing Digest: A Golden Plan … Taiwan Towel Dispute

Cambodia has embarked on a new bottom-up strategy to revive the country’s famous golden thread silk industry.

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Fashion Features

Turning Away From the Low-Cost Model

The race to find the cheapest price in global manufacturing is ebbing in favor of a more sophisticated approach.

clock May 16, 2006Evan Clark

Wages for India's labor average half that of China's, making India an increasingly attractive place for western retailers to source.

Fashion Features

India Seeks Edge With Full-Package Approach

Gayatri Lal, head of design for Modelama Exports here, cautiously approaches new clients with design concepts for its brands.

clock May 16, 2006Ritu Upadhyay

Making intimate apparel in Honduras, which has implemented CAFTA.

Fashion Features

Waiting for CAFTA to Deliver in Full

The fashion industry has been waiting nine months for the duty-free benefits promised in CAFTA to fully kick in, but snags and unexpected costs have led many firms to reassess their sourcing commitments in the region.

clock May 16, 2006Kristi Ellis

Cotton bales ready to be shipped from Mozambique.

Fashion Features

Mozambique Cotton Farmers Reap Reward of China Demand

The African textile industry has suffered since the abolition of global quotas in January 2005.

clock May 16, 2006Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

The Next Level of Corporate Responsibility

Major apparel brands and retailers are looking to go beyond their codes of conduct and cursory on-site factory audits to bring about a new era in corporate social responsibility.

clock May 16, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

The Politics of Port Security

U.S. and international ports, cargo containers and supply chains are still highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

clock May 16, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Doha Tariff Talks Teetering on the Brink

The global trade talks aimed at lowering tariff barriers are threatening to collapse this summer.

clock May 16, 2006John Zarocostas

Mackey McDonald

Financial

VF Corp. Bucks Trend: Firm Ups Dividend 90% And Bullish on Growth

VF is trumpeting its strength and the success of its growth strategy by rewarding shareholders with a 90 percent increase in dividend payout.

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Retail

Obituary: Richard L. Battram, May Exec

Richard L. Battram, who rose from a store buyer to executive vice chairman of May Department Stores Co. and was a key figure in the company for decades,…

clock May 16, 2006David Moin

Emil De John, Iris Apfel and Barbara Eberlein with daughter Caroline Dilsheimer.

Fashion Features

Patrons Fete Drexel Student for Paris Fashion Win

Chic Philadelphians and some New Yorkers, too, turned out Friday night at the home of arts patron Martha McGeary Snider to honor the first American winner of Paris’ prestigious fashion contest, Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode.

clock May 16, 2006Pam Lazor

Financial

Target Net Up, Misses Forecast

Target Corp. delivered robust first-quarter sales and profits, but earnings per share were off, causing some analysts to lower their outlooks.

clock May 16, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Fendi, Armani, Stone Lend Hand to AmFAR

Fendi and Giorgio Armani are stepping up for the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

clock May 16, 2006Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

In Brief: Cache’s New Concept … Juicy Recall … Escada Promotion …

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

clock May 16, 2006WWD Staff

Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.

Financial

Neiman Group Eyes Expansion

Under new ownership, the Neiman Marcus Group is getting daring.

clock May 16, 2006David Moin

Uma Thurman

People

Stepping Out

A balmy London eve drew Uma Thurman and Sting to The Orangery at Kensington Palace for the opening of Roger Vivier’s Sloane Street shop.

clock May 16, 2006WWD Staff

Francesca Bodini in her grandmother's apartment.

People

High Society

Despite her pedigree and elegant European looks, Francesca Bodini says she’s not interested in joining the socialite ranks.

clock May 16, 2006Emily Holt

The interior of Social Hollywood.

People

Hollywood Haven

Membership definitely has its privileges at Social Hollywood, which opened its grand doors earlier this month.

clock May 16, 2006Martine Bury

Fashion Features

Hatcher Talks Fashion Beyond Wisteria Lane

Teri Hatcher wasn’t hinting at what’s in store for her character, Susan, on the final episode of this season’s “Desperate Housewives” during her Bergdorf Goodman book party Thursday night, but she was willing to chat about herself.

clock May 16, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Kevan Hall's Lyon lace dress.

Fashion Features

Stores Focus on Strategies at Show

Buyers at the Designers at the Essex House show said listening to customers’ needs has become more important than ever.

clock May 16, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A chair from Bernhardt.

Fashion Features

Trocme’s Take on Little Black Dress

Suzanne Trocme, an architecture and design writer, lives her life in pursuit of the perfect object, and prefers to go without rather than compromise.

clock May 16, 2006Samantha Conti

Radar's Maer Roshan and Chris Tennant.

Media

Memo Pad: Radar Lives! … Red-Letter Day

You can stop asking if Maer Roshan will ever restart Radar.

clock May 16, 2006WWD Staff

A Mango ad.

Retail

Mango Signs Lease for First N.Y. Store

Mango, the Spanish fast-fashion chain, has found a home for its first store here.

clock May 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

A residential-looking interior at Ruehl.

Retail

A&F’s Ruehl to Open at Galleria Dallas

The 9,000-square-foot store will be near fast-fashion chain Zara and Abercrombie & Fitch.

clock May 16, 2006Rusty Williamson

John Donald's 1965 gold tube brooch set with amethysts and turquoise.

Fashion Features

British Jeweler Has His Day

The British artist-jeweler John Donald couldn’t find anyone to showcase his work when he began designing in London in the early Sixties.

clock May 16, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Top Accessories Grads Take Bows at FIT Bash

The Fashion Institute of Technology accessories design department honored its 20th graduating class on Thursday with an exhibition and awards ceremony here for outstanding students.

clock May 16, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Abe Chehebar and Sally Haigh Alex.

Fashion Features

Absolutely FABB at the Ball

Guests also took to the event’s new venue. It had been at the Marriott Marquis for the past 15 years.

clock May 16, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Fashion Fringe Gets an Edge

Tom Ford, who is on board as honorary chairman, should help raise Fringe’s profile.

clock May 16, 2006Sharon Edelson

The exterior of the new Quiksilver

Retail

Quiksilver on Regent St.: California Vibe in London

London’s Regent Street is taking in some California sunshine with the arrival of a Quiksilver flagship featuring the new store concept.

clock May 16, 2006Emilie Marsh

Vaishaly Patel's skin care line.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Marcella Cacci Resigns at Burberry … Vaishaly Unveils Skin Care Line … SPF: A New European Standard

Marcella Cacci, president of Burberry fragrances, has resigned for personal reasons, according to the brand’s licensee, Inter Parfums SA.

clock May 16, 2006WWD Staff

Liza Minnelli

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: First Glimpse … Reading Between The Lines … Moves At Puig

Reed Krakoff is a man with a vision —- and connections.

clock May 16, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

California Ports Focus on Capacity

The nation’s busiest port at Los Angeles-Long Beach projects a congestion-free summer, but headaches for cargo shipping remain.

clock May 16, 2006Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

More Dumping in ’05

Asian nations, led by India and Pakistan, last year initiated the highest number of antidumping investigations against global textiles exports, according to a World Trade Organization report.

clock May 16, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Little Price Impact Despite Container Boom

The expansion of global container ship capacity, which is projected to grow about 50 percent by 2008, is likely to have a limited downward push on charter and freight rates, according to a Deutsche Bank Research study.

clock May 16, 2006John Zarocostas

The Zegna store in Shanghai.

Financial

Decoding China’s Luxury Market

According to Tom Doctoroff, luxury apparel brands are approaching the China market all wrong.

clock May 16, 2006Lisa Movius

Financial

IT Holding Back to Black in Qtr.

IT Holding SpA returned to profitability in the first quarter, as stronger accessories sales boosted margins at the group.

clock May 16, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fall looks from the new Astra Sport collection.

Fashion Features

Contemporary Line Grows at Astra

Women’s golf line Astra USA is rethinking its game.

clock May 16, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

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