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.
Designers and brand owners must prioritize commercial, salable products over media glory. That's among the chief lessons learned from Proctor & Gamble plans to shutter the Rochas fashion house despite widespread acclaim for its designer.
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