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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

Postmortem on Rochas: It Takes More Than Talent To Play Corporate Game

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Overview

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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Fashion Features

Postmortem on Rochas: It Takes More Than Talent To Play Corporate Game

Designers and brand owners must prioritize commercial, salable products over media glory.

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Date With Nan

After some speculation earlier this year, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed on Wednesday that it is planning an exhibit on the fashions of Nan Kempner.

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Rising Star … Slane Names Seiler … Claiborne Outlet Head …

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

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

Retail

Retail Shares Join Rally

Retail shares rebounded on Wednesday, joining a stock market rally spurred by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

clock July 20, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Sale of Ghurka Might Be Near

Accessory Network Group appears ready to unload the upscale Ghurka brand, WWD has learned.

clock July 20, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Health Law Aimed at Wal-Mart Overturned

A federal court judge on Wednesday overturned a Maryland law that would have required Wal-Mart to boost spending for employee health care.

clock July 20, 2006Kristi Ellis

Retail

Federated Sells Strawbridge’s Building

The deal marks another step forward in Federated’s strategy to jettison 80 locations acquired in last year’s acquisition of May Department Stores.

clock July 20, 2006David Moin

People

Blonde Ambition

When the author is Amazonian nightlife queen Amy Sacco and the tome is called “Cocktails,” a book signing can turn into a swanky affair.

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

People

Trading Spaces

“Filth.” “Ecstasy.” “Porno.” “The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs.” Which title doesn’t seem to belong?

clock July 20, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

People

Spring Role

Like most successful performers, 19-year-old stage actress Lea Michele has one of those “Star Is Born” moments in her repertoire.

clock July 20, 2006Marshall Heyman

Financial

VF Quarter Boosted by Lee Rebound

VF Corp. kept the momentum going in the second quarter with a rebound in its Lee jeans business and double-digit gains from the Vans and The North Face brands.

clock July 20, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Clean Slate for Denim at Berlin Shows

Organizers of the Bread & Butter trade show said the Berlin edition will be smaller going forward.

clock July 20, 2006Damien McGuinness

Financial

XOXO Takes Inspiration From the Past

What’s old is new again for XOXO.

clock July 20, 2006Julee Greenberg

Retail

Macy’s East Gets Psyched for Back-to-School

Macy’s East is revved up and ready for back-to-school.

clock July 20, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

NHL, Reebok Team Up for Women’s Line

Hockey, the sport of cross-checking and elbow shots, is no longer just a man’s game.

clock July 20, 2006Whitney Beckett

Media

Memo Pad: Out Of Touch … Summer Shower

Aaron Hicklin will be unveiling his rejiggered Out magazine over the next three issues. So what, exactly, is more Ziggy Stardust than “If I Could Turn Back Time”?

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Lemaire Gets New Life

Christophe Lemaire, the creative director of Lacoste, is resurrecting his eponymous label, which he suspended three years ago to concentrate on reviving the iconic French sportswear brand.

clock July 20, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Versus to Relaunch With Accessories

After a two-year hiatus, Versus will reemerge at the end of August as a men’s and women’s accessories brand.

clock July 20, 2006Luisa Zargani

Retail

High-Volume Specialists

Top 20 publicly traded specialty retailers ranked by most recent annual volume.

clock July 20, 2006Constance Gustke

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: MAC, Boots to Produce Limited-Edition Lines … Gary Farn Names Marketing V.P.

At least two beauty brands are fashioning limited-edition makeup collections for designers here this fall.

clock July 20, 2006WWD Staff

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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