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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

Chasing Big Spenders: Stores Step Up Services For Key Luxe Customers

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Overview

The top 20 percent of shoppers will help propel the luxury goods market to $ trillion by the end of the decade — and U.S. retailers are doing everything they can to snare them.

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The lobby for Holt Renfrew's personal shopping suites.

Retail

Chasing Big Spenders: Stores Step Up Services For Key Luxe Customers

The U.S. luxury goods market is expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2010 and high-end retailers need to work hard to lure these elite shoppers.

clock August 1, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Reports 54% Net Drop

Six months into its three-year turnaround program, Avon Products Inc. continues to feel the pinch of its cost-cutting efforts and few of its rewards.

clock August 1, 2006Molly Prior

Inside the Lanvin boutique in Marbella.

Retail

Lanvin Gets Cozy With Paris Boutique

Like his delicate silk cocktail dresses with heavy zippers, Alber Elbaz’s new retail concept for Lanvin blends elements of romantic French style and no-nonsense modernism.

clock August 1, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Belk Division … New Board Members

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

clock August 1, 2006WWD Staff

Hugh Dancy

People

Good Sports

Most people at the Cartier International Polo day came for sun and Bellinis, but some saw England beat New Zealand for the Coronation Cup.

clock August 1, 2006WWD Staff

Michael Kors at the store.

Retail

Kors’ Casual Luxe Makes Dallas Debut

Michael Kors’ spin on casual luxury has arrived at NorthPark Center here in a new 2,000-square-foot store.

clock August 1, 2006Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

‘Project Runway’: Fantasy TV

“Project Runway” may be more entertainment than fashion reality, but the show’s fan base has heightened awareness of the industry.

clock August 1, 2006Julee Greenberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Resource Shift Strains Counterfeit Fight

Protecting intellectual property rights and preventing counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. have been secondary to national security since the 2001 terrorist attacks, a government official testified last week.

clock August 1, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

U.S., Europe to Drive Global Trade

The expansion of global trade in textiles, apparel and footwear over the next few years is to be driven largely by the rise in consumer expenditures in the U.S. and the European Union, a report by the World Trade Organization predicts.

clock August 1, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Swatches: Baruffa Exit

Siblings Massimiliano and Mila Zegna Baruffa have parted ways with their family’s yarn mill, Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia SpA.

clock August 1, 2006WWD Staff

The Valentino Web site now offers e-commerce.

Retail

Valentino Begins Selling on Web

Valentino merchandise is now just a mouse click away.

clock August 1, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Dolce & Gabbana's royal play.

Media

Memo Pad: Story Of O … Dolce’s Drama … Those College Days

The Oprah juggernaut has been setting its sights on fashion recently.

clock August 1, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Minimum Wage, CAFTA Bills Reach Senate

The Senate is set to vote on two bills that would increase the minimum wage and mend loopholes in CAFTA, but their prospects are unclear.

clock August 1, 2006Kristi Ellis

Looks from Hirsch for spring-summer 2007.

Fashion Features

German Mid-Market Shakes Off Stuffy Image

Moderate women’s wear companies were out to shake off their staid image at this year’s CPD show.

clock August 1, 2006Damien McGuinness

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Timberlake Gets Social … Mischa Flies South … Dunnigan’s Kids

No stranger to tearing up the dance floor, Justin Timberlake will take over the runway on Oct. 17 when he will present the spring 2007 collection for his men’s and women’s lifestyle label.

clock August 1, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Iconix in Rampage Suit

Iconix Brand Group Inc. filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the former license holders of the Rampage brand, alleging breach of contract in connection with information over licensing revenue.

clock August 1, 2006Liza Casabona

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

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