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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

Tech Revamp Hits Burberry Profits

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Overview

Profits at Burberry Group dipped 4.9 percent last year as a result of costs related to the brand's technology overhaul, Project Atlas.

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Rose Marie Bravo

Financial

Tech Revamp Hits Burberry Profits

Profits at Burberry Group dipped 4.9 percent last year as a result of costs related to the brand’s technology overhaul, Project Atlas.

clock May 26, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

Joe Boxer Head Steps Down

William Sweedler, head of the Joe Boxer division of Iconix Brand Group, is leaving after less than a year.

clock May 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“Tommy will continue to play an important role in determining the DNA of the brand.”

clock May 26, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Directing Figleaves

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

clock May 26, 2006WWD Staff

Roger Farah

Fashion Features

Polo Profits Get a Boost

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. was at full gallop in the fourth quarter, as profits more than doubled and beat Wall Street estimates by a penny.

clock May 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Emporio Armani To Exit Milan Shows

There’s going to be another empty slot in Milan’s Fashion Week calendar in September.

clock May 26, 2006Luisa Zargani

Looks from Playboy's underwear line.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sarne Gives Up Ghost … Coming Up Roses … Jet Set

After selling a controlling stake in her London fashion label Ghost last December, Tanya Sarne will be leaving the company she founded in 1984.

clock May 26, 2006WWD Staff

Leslie Wexler

Fashion Features

Leslie H. Wexner: Shopkeeper’s View

Leslie H. Wexner, one of the giants of contemporary retailing, predicted that the “best is yet to come” in the beauty business.

clock May 26, 2006Pete Born

Tom Ford

Fashion Features

Ford’s Call to Action: Renew the Spark

Tom Ford opened the WWD Beauty CEO Summit by giving the industry some simple yet stirring advice: Trust your instincts.

clock May 26, 2006Julie Naughton

Neil Fiske

Fashion Features

Fiske Charts Beauty’s New World

To grow in the evolving beauty landscape, it’s necessary to look at the competitive field in an entirely new way, says Neil Fiske, chief executive officer of Bath & Body Works.

clock May 26, 2006Julie Naughton

William P. Lauder

Fashion Features

Lauder’s New Persona: The ‘Humble Brand Keeper’

Regardless of the country or territory, Lauder said, “the consumer has all of the power.”

clock May 26, 2006Molly Prior

Susan Arnold

Fashion Features

Arnold Declares It’s Time to Listen

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

clock May 26, 2006Andrea Nagel

Marc Menesguen

Fashion Features

Menesguen’s Formula for Prestige

To illustrate his second point, the importance of service, Menesguen discussed Kiehl’s.

clock May 26, 2006Jennifer Weil

Andrea Jung

Fashion Features

Andrea Jung’s Call to Break the Mold

Old habits die hard. But for the chief executive of a multibillion-dollar beauty firm, complacency means losing ground to a growing circle of competitors.

clock May 26, 2006Molly Prior

Dr. Patricia Wexler

Fashion Features

Wexler’s Prescription: Healthy Skin Is Beautiful Skin

Keeping true to her profession as a dermatologist, Dr. Patricia Wexler began her lecture to the beauty industry by asking if anyone was wearing sunscreen.

clock May 26, 2006Andrea Nagel

Christian Courtin-Clarins and Karine Courtin

Fashion Features

Clarins Chief Urges Teamwork for Growth

Leave it to the charm of the French.

clock May 26, 2006Pete Born

David Riddiford

Fashion Features

Lane Crawford Head Touts ‘Core DNA’

David Riddiford, president of Lane Crawford, has overseen tremendous changes in the beauty business at this 156-year-old specialty department store chain.

clock May 26, 2006Faye Brookman

Susan Harmsworth

Fashion Features

Espa Founder Colors Spa Biz as Tricky, Yet Profitable

Susan Harmsworth has had her finger on the pulse of the spa business for nearly 35 years.

clock May 26, 2006Andrea Nagel

John Demsey, Benny Medina, Eve Jeffries, Bernd Beetz and Stephen Stoute.

Fashion Features

Multiculturalism Key to Celebrity Formula

Passion is one of the most important qualities for a successful product, noted Benny Medina, a partner in Handprint Entertainment, who helped match Jennifer Lopez with Coty.

clock May 26, 2006Julie Naughton

Deborah Wahl Meyer, Marc Lefar and Marc Pritchard.

Fashion Features

Beauty’s Brave New (Media) World

It’s beauty’s top commandment: Know thy consumer, and communicate with her effectively.

clock May 26, 2006Julie Naughton

Anil Chopra

Fashion Features

Chopra Outlines an Emerging India

India represents a fertile opportunity for beauty marketers.

clock May 26, 2006Faye Brookman

Horst Rechelbacher

Fashion Features

Rechelbacher’s Green Approach, Naturally

Horst Rechelbacher, chief executive officer of Intelligent Nutrients and founder of Aveda, is a green marketer supreme.

clock May 26, 2006Jennifer Weil

John Jay

Fashion Features

John Jay: Cultural Info Critical to Success

John Jay has an unusual monthly commute: As executive creative director and partner of Wieden + Kennedy, he divides his time between offices in Portland, Ore., Tokyo and Shanghai.

clock May 26, 2006Jenny B. Fine

Heidi Manheimer

Fashion Features

Shiseido Builds a Market From the Ground Up

In the last quarter century, Shiseido’s fortunes in China have multiplied from doing business in Beijing with only 60 stockkeeping units to a broad-based presence.

clock May 26, 2006Pete Born

Judy Wray

Fashion Features

Wray Shines Light on Beauty

When Judy Wray, category manager for Rite Aid Corp., envisions her customers, she sees them as the architects of a new beauty skyline.

clock May 26, 2006Faye Brookman

Elizabeth Morello Eckhardt

Fashion Features

Macy’s West Keeps Up With Retail Shift

Even better, in Morello’s view, is the fact that consumers are willing to pay the price for products they love.

clock May 26, 2006Julie Naughton

Marshal Cohen

Fashion Features

Cohen Details Art of ‘Power Branding’

Marshal Cohen sounded a wake-up call for the beauty industry, challenging attendees at the conference to “grab the bull by the horns.”

clock May 26, 2006Molly Prior

Wendy Liebmann

Fashion Features

Liebmann Outlines How to Succeed in ‘Never Normal World’

During her presentation, Liebmann discussed the societal changes that have led to a transformation in the shopping habits of consumers.

clock May 26, 2006Jenny B. Fine

An African-inspired look from Jean Paul Gaultier's spring 2005 couture collection.

Fashion Features

Hamptonites Get Glimpse Of Lure of African Fashion

From Savile Row to the Serengeti, Andrew Bolton, associate curator at the Costume Institute, was into transitions at the Parrish Art Museum.

clock May 26, 2006Jessica Iredale

Fashion Features

Congress Set for Immigration Battle

The Senate was poised to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill late Thursday that sets the stage for a showdown with the House.

clock May 26, 2006Kristi Ellis

Judith Ripka bracelets.

Fashion Features

Feds Seize Alleged Counterfeit Jewelry

Federal marshals in raids on Thursday confiscated more than 100 allegedly counterfeit Judith Ripka jewelry pieces from four companies.

clock May 26, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Chico’s 1Q Net Gains, but Forecast Cut

Chico’s FAS Inc. posted first-quarter results on Thursday that included gains in profits and revenues, but the company lowered full-year earnings-per-share guidance.

clock May 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

WWD Image

Media

Publishers Peer Ahead to Second Half

Unforgiving. In a word, that is the nature of the advertising market magazine publishers are facing heading into the second half.

clock May 26, 2006Jeff Bercovici

The home page of Bffbridal.com.

Media

Memo Pad: New Head Of House … Chop Shop … Hitching Posts

Not every editor in chief gets to handpick their successor, but then, how often does an editor lure Oprah Winfrey to their parent company to start a hugely profitable joint venture?

clock May 26, 2006WWD Staff

People

Royal Moment

The Plage des Palmes was transformed into a Versailles parlor for the “Marie-Antoinette” after party Wednesday night, complete with sky blue tents, abundant roses and tufted ottomans.

clock May 26, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Queen Kirsten

Plage des Palmes was transformed into a Versailles parlor for the “Marie-Antoinette” party, with sky blue tents, abundant roses and ottomans.

clock May 26, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Heroine Chic

It’s a day before the premiere here of “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and the ladies are lounging in a villa in the hills above Cannes, comparing war wounds.

clock May 26, 2006Katya Foreman

A Mathmos space projector.

People

All Dressed Up With No Place to Go

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair has come and gone, but not without leaving some indelible impressions on visitors.

clock May 26, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Tumi's Ducati luggage.

Fashion Features

Getting a Handle on Baggage Design

It is impossible to have too much baggage these days.

clock May 26, 2006Jennifer Weil

Patricia Urquiola's Antibodi chaise longues.

Fashion Features

Giving Fabrics All the Fixings

Industrial design is getting dressed up.

clock May 26, 2006Emilie Marsh

Financial

RFID Aids Inventory Control at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart reduced out-of-stocks by 62 percent in some product categories through the use of radio frequency identification technology, according to Randy Salley, vice president, supply chain.

clock May 26, 2006Denise Power

Financial

Sales of Gold Jewelry Up in ’05

John Calnon, the World Gold Council’s managing director in the U.S., attributed the increase to the trend in fashion for yellow gold, as well as the introduction of a broader range of jewelry design in the U.S.

clock May 26, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

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