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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

Selling Lord & Taylor: Federated to Cut Down Field of Bids This Week

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Overview

The sale of Lord & Taylor reaches a critical phase this week. According to sources, senior management from Lord & Taylor will make formal presentations over the next few days to up to four bidders, among a field of approximately 10.

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Financial

Selling Lord & Taylor: Federated to Cut Down Field of Bids This Week

Lord & Taylor’s senior management is expected to make formal presentations to select finalist bidders this week in New York, according to sources.

clock June 5, 2006David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Marc Ecko

Fashion Features

Marc Ecko Realigns

The rhino is preparing its charge.

clock June 5, 2006Lee Bailey

Bruce Gilden's interpretation of the seven deadly sins includes a shot of Donatella Versace.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Awards Details … Sin City

Those who wish to be surprised at tonight’s 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards should stop reading now.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Foot Locker Said Rejected In Bid for Brown Shoe Unit

The possible buyout of Foot Locker might have just been pushed into fast-forward mode now that its offer to buy Famous Footwear has been rejected.

clock June 5, 2006Vicki M. Young

A new Balenciaga handbag.

Retail

Balenciaga Ventures Into Japan

Fast-growing Balenciaga is about to seriously tackle one of the most fashion-obsessed markets in the world: Japan.

clock June 5, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Wal-Mart Focused on Change

With performances by Beyonce and “American Idol” Taylor Hicks, Wal-Mart’s annual meeting sounded an urgent theme for change.

clock June 5, 2006Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Link Theory Purchase

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

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Jessica Stam

People

Demon Days

Andrew Saffir’s Cinema Society took over the Angel Orensanz Foundation for a DKNY Jeans-sponsored screening last Wednesday of “The Omen.”

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Eartha Kitt

People

Planet Eartha

She’s played Catwoman, done disco, starred with Orson Welles and stepped in (and out of) more slinky red gowns than Joan Collins and Sharon Stone combined.

clock June 5, 2006Jacob Bernstein

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People

To Catch A Thief

In a time when the book industry seems enamored of the instant successes of hot young authors like Jonathan Safran Foer and Zadie Smith, it is refreshing to hear seasoned Australian writer Peter Carey declare it has taken him decades to feel fully…

clock June 5, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Renzo Rosso and three looks from the Diesel Denim Gallery collection.

Financial

Rosso Drives Diesel to Higher Levels

Renzo Rosso, a motorcycle enthusiast with a crown of unruly curly hair and tattooed fingers bearing his initials, looks a bit out of place in a country home perched atop his own sprawling vineyard.

clock June 5, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Charles Komar, Donna Nadeau and David Komar.

Fashion Features

Komar’s Expanding Universe

The Komar Co. has transformed itself into a high-profile player with acquisitions, diversification of brands and a new luxury division.

clock June 5, 2006Karyn Monget

Judith Leiber Fine Jewelry diamond and tourmaline earrings.

Fashion Features

Judith Leiber Adds a Fine Touch

Judith Leiber will unveil its first collection of fine jewelry this week at the JCK jewelry show in Las Vegas, featuring precious metals and stones.

clock June 5, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

A pendant from the new Love collection.

Fashion Features

A New Love Is in Full Bloom at Cartier

In celebration of more than 30 years of success with its Love collection, Cartier has been rolling out a fresh assortment of designs since April.

clock June 5, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Temperley London's limited-edition tiara for Moët & Chandon.

Fashion Features

Findings: Crowning Achievement … Tuned In

Temperley London has raised its glass to Moët & Chandon.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Retailing is priority one: the Fifth Avenue flagship.

Retail

Ferragamo Steps Up U.S. Expansion

With higher heels and advanced handbag styles, Salvatore Ferragamo is getting sexier.

clock June 5, 2006David Moin

Financial

WWD Stock Index Skids

After plummeting on fears of sustained inflation, stocks struggled to make up for heavy losses across most sectors last week.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Mickey Drexler

Financial

Nurturing Executive-Level Talent

Faced with consolidation in the market as well as cost-cutting pressures, many companies have cut back on efforts to train and nurture talent.

clock June 5, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Flair, Revlon’s prestige scent.

Financial

Revlon Cuts Forecast, Postpones Flair Debut

Revlon will delay the launch of Flair, its prestige fragrance, until 2007 due to less robust growth from Vital Radiance and Almay.

clock June 5, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Gets Go-Ahead On The Body Shop Deal

Two major decisions involving L’Oreal have been reached.

clock June 5, 2006Ellen Groves

Media

Memo Pad: About Schmidt

The business magazine that Conde Nast announced it was developing way back in August finally has a name: Portfolio.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Guccio Gucci and parents Elena and Gabriello, 1905.

Fashion Features

Gucci’s Wild Ride: Part I

The tale of this storied label easily could be fodder for an epic motion picture.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Gucci’s Wild Ride: Part II

The second three decades saw Gucci go global, with international wholesale and retail.

clock June 5, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Maurizio’s Story

Maurizio Gucci remains undoubtedly one of the most controversial family members and one whose life was marked and shaken by contrasting and conflicting passions.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole at their final show in 2004.

Fashion Features

Gucci’s Wild Ride: Part III

Bringing the brand from the brink of ruin to stardom.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Robert Polet

Fashion Features

Looking to the Future

Gucci for eternity?

clock June 5, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Gucci’s Public Fortunes: A Decade on the Market

Gucci Group’s lucrative initial public offering in 1995 created a whole new stage for some of the most dramatic moments in the company’s history.

clock June 5, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Bernard Arnault

Financial

It’s War

It will be remembered as one of the most vicious boardroom fights in recent times.

clock June 5, 2006Robert Murphy

Mark Lee

Financial

Making His Mark

The 43-year-old president and chief executive of the Gucci brand laughs when recalling the intense scrutiny that took place at a recent meeting of managers in Scandicci, just outside Florence.

clock June 5, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fall 2004

Fashion Features

The Heat Seeker

The impact of Tom Ford.

clock June 5, 2006Bridget Foley

Domenico De Sole

Fashion Features

The Transformer

Domenico De Sole first brushed with the Gucci family in the early Eighties, when he became Rodolfo Gucci’s lawyer and broke up a fistfight in a board meeting.

clock June 5, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Richard Lambertson and Dawn Mello in 1990.

Fashion Features

Revival Meeting

In 1990, Dawn Mello was on a short vacation in Saint-Tropez when she saw a familiar face.

clock June 5, 2006David Moin

Financial

Lambertson Looks Back

Although his tenure at Gucci was brief, designer Richard Lambertson was instrumental in the initial steps of the company’s turnaround in the early Nineties.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Gucci Icons

It takes 127 elements to make a bamboo handle bag.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

What A Gem

In growing Gucci’s jewelry business, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini hopes her customers will rotate their baubles as often as they change their bags and shoes.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Celebrating – And Marketing – The 85th

Gucci’s commemorative fest includes special bags, a dedicated ad campaign and a 450-page retrospective book.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Frida Giannini

Fashion Features

The Way of Frida

Emerging this year as Gucci’s sole creative voice, Frida Giannini is leading the brand through its next incarnation.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Tom Ford revamped the Sloane Street store in London in 1998.

Retail

Setting the Retail Stage

Gucci’s stores have always been about elegance, exclusivity and service.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

Renderings of the forthcoming Ginza and Landmark stores.

Retail

Unwrapping the New Look

A new store concept, spearheaded by Gucci chief Mark Lee, will be unveiled in November, marking the evolution of the company in the decade since Tom Ford’s retail vision took shape.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

YSL, fall 2006.

Fashion Features

Shopping Spree

PPR’s alliance with Gucci Group in the battle with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton allowed Gucci to embark on an aggressive acquisition drive.

clock June 5, 2006WWD Staff

Charlize Theron, 2004 Oscars.

Fashion Features

The Celebrity Connection

Coast-to-coast glam becomes the ticket to the red carpet.

clock June 5, 2006Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

True Confessions

Hollywood has nothing on the Guccis when it comes to scandalous sagas.

clock June 5, 2006Luisa Zargani

Tom Ford's fall 2004 men's wear.

Fashion Features

A Man’s World

Giving the guys a dose of sex.

clock June 5, 2006Courtney Colavita

1996-97

Fashion Features

Spreading the Message

Gucci’s advertising themes have ranged from straightforward and elegant to provocative and controversial.

clock June 5, 2006Alessandra Ilari

The original Gucci Envy.

Fashion Features

The Beautiful People

Stirring up the beauty business, Italian-style.

clock June 5, 2006Jennifer Weil

Temp Majeur has experienced double-digit growth.

Fashion Features

YSL’s Beauty Boom

YSL BeautE is cooking.

clock June 5, 2006Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

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