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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

Buzz Meets Bottom Line: Procter & Gamble Closing Rochas Fashion House

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Despite wide critical acclaim for designs by Olivier Theyskens, the Rochas fashion house is to be shuttered, WWD has learned. Proctor & Gamble — owner of the business — met wtih some 30 workers here Tuesday to propose a shutdown plan.

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Rochas unveiled its pre-spring collection earlier this month in Paris.

Fashion Features

Buzz Meets Bottom Line: Procter & Gamble Closing Rochas Fashion House

Despite wide critical acclaim for designs by Olivier Theyskens, the Rochas fashion house is to be shuttered, WWD has learned.

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Financial

L Capital Buys Majority Stake in Piazza Sempione

L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by LVMH, has acquired a majority stake in Piazza Sempione, a high-end Italian fashion manufacturer.

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Financial

Target Drags Retail Shares Lower

Retail stocks took a dive Tuesday after Target lowered its July sales forecast, raising concerns among jittery investors about the industry’s performance in the second half.

clock July 19, 2006David Moin and Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Simpson And Skechers … Markwins President To Resign

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

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

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Retail

Fashion Retail Thrives in S.F. Nabe

San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood has evolved from one of the city’s seediest districts into one of its chicest enclaves.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Ad images that will appear in September for Gant's women's line.

Fashion Features

Gant to Launch Women’s in Canada

Gant is extending its distribution deal with Toronto’s Jaytex Group to retail its women’s sportswear for spring 2007.

clock July 19, 2006Whitney Beckett

Helmut Lang's Nicole and Michael Colovos.

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Fast Track: Season of Change

Designer fashion is going through some major shifts, which could define how observers look back on the fashion decade.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Memo Pad: Color Me Bad … Adding To Portfolio … Masthead Moves

Somewhere between “Spider-Man” russet and Versailles platinum, Kirsten Dunst’s hair evidently has been left the worse for wear.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Some of the Altru items.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: An Altruistic Spin On Home Scents … Nancy Feetham Promoted at Estee Lauder

With the fall launch of a home fragrance brand called Altru, Manuela Testolini Nelson, who is married to pop superstar Prince, will take her first steps into the beauty arena.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Versace Names U.S. Executives

Versace has rounded out its U.S. team of wholesale division executives.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

CFDA Adds 18 to Membership

The Council of Fashion Designers of America approved the addition of 18 designers to the organization.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Susan Schwab

Fashion Features

USTR Hopeful As G8 Leaders Set Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said here Tuesday that the renewed commitment by G8 leaders on the stalled global trade talks could provide the needed impetus to reach an accord.

clock July 19, 2006John Zarocostas

Financial

Done Deals And In Development: Like Weather, Retail Deals Heat Up

The sweltering heat may be making shoppers sluggish, but retailers are continuing to ink deals and open new stores at a clip in New York City.

clock July 19, 2006Amy S. Choi

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