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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

Mickey’s Magic Kingdom: Drexler Expected to Steer J. Crew to Wall St. Today

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Overview

With the wind at its back, J. Crew Group Inc. is set to launch its much-anticipated initial public offering today. J. Crew Group has been controlled by the private equity firm Texas Pacific Group for the last nine years.

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Millard "Mickey" Drexler

Financial

Mickey’s Magic Kingdom: Drexler Expected to Steer J. Crew to Wall St. Today

With the wind at its back, J. Crew Group Inc. is set to launch its much-anticipated initial public offering today.

clock June 28, 2006David Moin

A rendering of the Anne Klein New York interior.

Financial

Anne Klein Returns to Retail

Since Jones Apparel Group bought Anne Klein in 2003, it has been quietly formulating a strategy of growth for the label.

clock June 28, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Leiber Names Sales VP … T-Shirt Winner … New Sponsor

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

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Fourth-Qtr. Net Slips 5% as Sales Rise

For the year, the company’s top and bottom line experienced significant growth.

clock June 28, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Confidence Up Slightly

Consumers were a bit more optimistic this month, sending the Consumer Confidence Index up slightly to 105.7 from 104.7 last month.

clock June 28, 2006Vicki M. Young

Retail

Barneys Flagship Set for S.F.

Taking a major step forward in national expansion, Barneys New York said Tuesday that it will open a 60,000-square-foot flagship in San Francisco in fall 2007.

clock June 28, 2006David Moin

WWD Image

Fashion Features

Carnival Camaraderie

A number of decidedly unusual things stood out at last Thursday’s carnival-themed runway event held by the year-old design collective Form.

clock June 28, 2006Venessa Lau

Carolyn Murphy in the new Jantzen ad campaign.

Media

Jantzen Restyled for Today

Perry Ellis International has given iconic swimwear line Jantzen a face-lift, the results of which include not only an overhaul of the brand’s image, but its design team, as well.

clock June 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Betsey Johnson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Yohji Factor … Air Bag … Bright Buys …

Just how much the fashion community admires Yohji Yamamoto became clear on Monday night at a party thrown by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Le Book.

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Fashion Features

Football Fever

Bianca Rech tugged up her white socks and juggled the soccer ball on her knees before driving it into the depths of the net.

clock June 28, 2006Emilie Marsh

Interior and exterior views of the Sixty hotel.

Financial

Sixty Group Tests Waters With Hotel Opening

As Sixty Group unveils a boutique hotel in Italian beach town Riccione, its co-founders are pondering the firm’s future and whether to take it public.

clock June 28, 2006Amanda Kaiser

The Beacon Street Girls are on the hunt for licensing partners for items like bath and body, home and apparel.

Media

Brands Broaden Ambitions at Licensing Show

Elite Models wants to get into apparel, McDonald’s is well on its way from fries to fashion, and the U.S. Postal Service is looking to expand beyond mail.

clock June 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Nic & Zoe's silk and cotton beaded cardigan; taffeta and nylon tank, and cotton brocade pants.

Fashion Features

Lightbown Steps Out on Her Own

A traumatic experience sometimes changes a person’s direction. That’s how it happened for Dorian Lightbown.

clock June 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Paulson Calls for More Progress on China

Treasury Secretary-designate Henry Paulson Jr. said the U.S. needs to encourage China to reform its currency policy, but didn’t say how.

clock June 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

USTR ‘Hopeful’ for Doha Success

USTR Susan Schwab said she’s hopeful trade ministers will reach a deal for cutting agriculture and industrial tariffs in Geneva this week.

clock June 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Miele to Open Paris Unit

Miele in November will also launch a 10,000-square-foot store in his hometown of Sao Paulo in a new upscale mall called Cidade Jardin.

clock June 28, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Quiksilver Enters Deal With Sprandi International

Quiksilver has a controlling interest in the venture, said spokesman Josh Katz, who declined to give percentages.

clock June 28, 2006Emili Vesilind

Rock & Republic will launch its first ad campaign this fall.

Fashion Features

Image Control: Push Is On for Designer Denim

Premium denim brands, including Rock & Republic, Seven For All Mankind and AG Adriano Goldschmied, are beefing up the advertising.

clock June 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Inside the Scin treatment center.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Scin Duo Has Big Plans, No Gimmicks … Fusion Studio D on the Move

In Notting Hill, Scin is in.

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Bedford Heads … Art Smarts

Who knew there was a magazine that could make Jason Binn’s empire of targeted-marketing luxury magazines look relatively mass?

clock June 28, 2006WWD Staff

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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