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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

Splitting Alberto-Culver: Beauty Giant to Spin Off Consumer Products Unit

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Overview

Nearly three months after its deal to merge Sally Beauty Co. with Regis Corp. collapsed, Alberto-Culver has decided to split itself into two pieces, selling a portion of its beauty supplies distribution business to a private equity firm.

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Howard B. Bernick

Financial

Splitting Alberto-Culver: Beauty Giant to Spin Off Consumer Products Unit

Nearly three months after its deal to merge Sally Beauty Co. with Regis Corp. collapsed, Alberto-Culver has decided to split itself into two pieces.

clock June 20, 2006Molly Prior

Financial

Blue Holdings Buys Up Against the Wall

Premium denim manufacturer Blue Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire Long Rap Inc., owner of the Up Against the Wall specialty retail chain, in a deal worth $32 million in cash and stock.

clock June 20, 2006Ross Tucker

Financial

Asprey Appoints Creative Director

Asprey has a new creative director, and he comes straight from the design studio of Sir Paul Smith.

clock June 20, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: Federated Update … Barrato To Polo … L’Oreal Gets Interactive

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

clock June 20, 2006WWD Staff

A Luna Rossa look.

Financial

Luna Rossa in Watch Deal

Prada is expanding its Luna Rossa line through a licensing deal with Swiss company Hublot to produce and distribute a branded watch line.

clock June 20, 2006Luisa Zargani

Nicky Hilton wearing a Tweety necklace.

Fashion Features

Nicky Hilton to Design Tweety Line

Warner Bros. is banking on celebrity designer Nicky Hilton to help its Tweety property take flight at retail.

clock June 20, 2006Marcy Medina

Retail

Saks’ About-Face: Return to Petites

Saks Fifth Avenue is doing another about-face and returning to selling petites, after dropping the size range completely in January.

clock June 20, 2006David Moin

Kate Harbin in Marc Jacobs.

People

Gone Fishing

Donna Karan swept into San Francisco to present her Nordstrom-sponsored fall collection runway show at the remodeled de Young Museum.

clock June 20, 2006WWD Staff

Sandra Oh

People

Bringing Up Baby

Expectant mothers beware: viewing Diana Son’s new play, “Satellites,” may induce symptoms of intense panic and apprehension.

clock June 20, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Amy Kuschel in her atelier.

Fashion Features

San Francisco’s Bridal Hideaways

Apparel manufacturing in San Francisco has withered, as it has in many cities, but the bridal sector continues to thrive.

clock June 20, 2006Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Jordan’s Minister Addresses Labor Abuse

Jordan’s Minister of Trade & Industry, Sharif Ali Zu’bi, said the country is taking steps to curb labor abuses in its apparel industry.

clock June 20, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

U.S., EU Join Forces Against Counterfeits

U.S. and European Union officials are slated to announce in Vienna today a joint-action program to combat counterfeiting, including luxury goods, and intellectual property theft worldwide.

clock June 20, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Denim Upfront at China Textile Trade Show

China’s rising share of the denim manufacturing market was evident at the seventh edition of the China Textile & Apparel trade show here last week.

clock June 20, 2006Ross Tucker

Renderings of the rooftop terrace at the Jade.

Retail

Jagger’s Chelsea Passage

Jade Jagger plans this afternoon to be zipping around the Jade, the sleek Chelsea condominium she helped design, greeting real estate brokers and showing them her chic take on compartmentalized luxe living.

clock June 20, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Nobu Matsuhisa

Financial

Rado, Nobu Cook Up New U.S. Promotion

Rado, the Swiss watchmaker, is tapping the culinary world to promote the brand.

clock June 20, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

The entryway of the new Rodeo Drive Georg Jensen boutique and the interior of the store.

Retail

Georg Jensen Plays It Cool on Rodeo Drive

Georg Jensen unveiled its new Rodeo Drive boutique here last Thursday minutes after the final coat of pale blue paint had been applied.

clock June 20, 2006Marcy Medina

Media

Memo Pad: Unpacking The Male Mind

Editing a men’s magazine is, one might think, a pretty good way to learn what makes men tick.

clock June 20, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Perry Ellis Taps Licensing Head

Perry Ellis International Inc. has appointed Mary Gleason president of licensing.

clock June 20, 2006Julee Greenberg

The Gucci book.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Printemps Sale? … Fashion Credits … Garden Fete …

PPR, the French conglomerate that owns Gucci Group, could announce as early as today that it will sell its Printemps department store chain, according to sources in Paris.

clock June 20, 2006WWD Staff

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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