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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

Macy’s Parade Begins: Retailer Goes Nation But With a Local Touch

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Overview

Call the conversion of 400 May stores to Macy's daring or risky. But don't call it the homogenization of malls. It makes Terry Lundgren bristle.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Hanesbrands Cuts … New Balance Store

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

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Week in Milan: A Changing Landscape

Retailers and press attending Milan Fashion Week will have to get used to a new show location this season, as well as more designers than ever holding two shows.

clock September 14, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Picks Professional Care President

The president of Procter & Gamble’s Professional Care business, Carsten Fischer, is resigning to pursue other interests.

clock September 14, 2006Andrea Nagel

Christophe Caillaud

Financial

Gaultier Promotes Caillaud to President

Christophe Caillaud, managing director at Jean Paul Gaultier SA since 2000, has been named president of the French fashion house.

clock September 14, 2006Miles Socha

Kate Moss in Azzedine Alaia.

People

Milk And Honey

If there was any question New York Fashion Week has become about celebrity, it was resoundingly answered Tuesday night on the top floor of Milk Studios.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Tina Chai with pal and client Thakoon Panichgul.

People

Chai Style

Hard-working stylist Tina Chai will have an extra, non-fashion week reason to party when she celebrates her birthday tonight on the Lower East Side.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Mango in Zaragoza, Spain ...

Retail

Mango Makes Its U.S. Move

Mango, a Johnny-come-lately among international retailers, is finally on the move in the U.S. — and wants to be as dominant there as it is in Europe.

clock September 14, 2006David Moin

Aerie is partnering with the CW network.

Media

Aerie Partners With CW for Campaign

American Eagle Outfitters’ aerie subbrand is invading network series television by melding its marketing message into the episodes of dramas.

clock September 14, 2006Sharon Edelson

A "self-portrait" of Helmut Lang in Butt magazine.

Media

Memo Pad: Butt Right In … Adieu, Hommes … Time To Go …

Helmut Lang is causing a stir in Europe — but because of nudity, not clothing.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Michael Kors

Fashion Features

Fluid Movements – Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte

Michael Kors went dancing through the season in a slinky sportif spirit, while Narciso Rodriguez gave his minimalist point of view a touch of sci-fi.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Feminine Mystique … Just Friends … A Downtown Affair …

It was all about the woman on Tuesday night at Tag Heuer’s bash hosted by Uma Thurman and company president and chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin at the Waterfront on Manhattan’s West Side.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Richard Chai

Fashion Features

Casual Chic – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Richard Chai, Tse, Peter Som, Marchesa

Pared down, polished up or with a touch of the avant-garde, the season’s looks were sweet, savvy and perfect for downtown girls everywhere.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Palmer Jones

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

A Tracy Reese bag on the designer's spring 2007 runway.

Fashion Features

Tracy Reese Inks Bag License

Tracy Reese is getting into the bag business.

clock September 14, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Paulson Plans to Push China To Reform Currency on Visit

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. said Thursday that he will urge China to adapt more flexible currency exchange rates when he visits Beijing next week.

clock September 14, 2006Kristi Ellis

A One Girl Who... ivory sweater.

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Building Bridge to Women’s Apparel

Women’s apparel is expanding in the traditionally male-dominated world of Hartmarx.

clock September 14, 2006Georgia Lee

Macy's in-house I.N.C. collection is front and center across the new national chain.

Financial

Macy’s Parade Begins: Retailer Goes National But With a Local Touch

Call the conversion of 400 May stores to Macy’s daring or risky, but say it’s the homogenization of malls and Terry Lundgren will bristle.

clock September 14, 2006David Moin

Amy Carlson and Theresa Gibbs, department manager and sales associate, respectively, of the 28 Shops designer department, with Ralph Hughes.

Retail

The Federated Footprint: What Consumers Will See

The Marshall Field’s flagship, considered the most architecturally impressive department store flagship in the country with its vastness and soaring atriums, is now called Macy’s on State Street.

clock September 14, 2006David Moin

Hilary Swank

Fashion Features

Swank Sets Sales Record at Saks

Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank hardly could be accused of being a slouch.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Harry Winston's new store in Osaka.

Financial

An Era Ends: Winston Sells Off to Aber

Aber Diamond Corp., a Canadian diamond mining company, has acquired the remaining minority interest of iconic Fifth Avenue jeweler Harry Winston for $157 million.

clock September 14, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Benetton Net Up, Bullish on 2nd Half

Benetton SpA saw net profit and sales growth in the first half of the year, but higher costs bit into margins at the company as it executed an incentive scheme to benefit its franchisee partners.

clock September 14, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Bulgari Profits Soar 53.5% in First Half

Bulgari SpA posted a large jump in first-half profits thanks to higher prices, a lower cost base and a more efficient production and distribution process.

clock September 14, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Layered looks were key for back-to-school at American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale.

Retail

Retailers Layer It On for Lucrative Sales

At specialty retail this fall, the bucks are in the layers.

clock September 14, 2006Jeanine Poggi

A look from Trina Turk resort.

Fashion Features

Trina Turk Gets Ready for Gansevoort

After two years of searching, contemporary designer Trina Turk has finally found her New York home.

clock September 14, 2006Julee Greenberg

The Alex, a skinny capri.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: A New Prescription … VF Names Lee President … Niki Flynn Enters U.S. …

DKNY Jeans has launched a Web site featuring photos of its lines, an entertainment section, a brand profile and a link to shop at macys.com.

clock September 14, 2006WWD Staff

Two looks from the spring collection by Adept by AlphaMicron Inc.

Fashion Features

Hupper’s Science Project

In 2002, when designer Joshua Hupper was approached to launch a fashion line for the nine-year-old science organization AlphaMicron Inc., Diane von Furstenberg creative director Nathan Jenden, his employer at the time, had two words for him: “You’re…

clock September 14, 2006Venessa Lau

Retail

Armani Shuts Unit On Place Vendome

Giorgio Armani has bid a final adieu to the Place Vendome.

clock September 14, 2006Miles Socha

Retail

Westwood P.A. Helps Launch Nine West Line

Vivienne Westwood rarely makes a public appearance in the U.S., much less in a major department store.

clock September 14, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Chicago City Council Backs Mayor’s Veto On Big-Box Ruling

A big-box ordinance requiring retailers such as Wal-Mart to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour and $3 an hour in benefits by 2010 is dead.

clock September 14, 2006Beth Wilson

Financial

New Jet Set Elan

Top luxury spending categories for the ultrawealthy, ranked by average annual expenditures in 2005.

clock September 14, 2006Constance Gustke

The new KYA ad.

Fashion Features

De Beers Heads Home With South African Brand

Since emerging from the shackles of apartheid over a decade ago, the South African economy has experienced unprecedented growth.

clock September 14, 2006Bambina Wise

Edward Lampert

Financial

Sears’ Edward Lampert Eyeing Home Depot?

Officials at The Home Depot could not be reached for comment.

clock September 14, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Fabrica: A Look at the Future Through Benetton’s Eyes

A large photo reproduction of inquisitive, wide-open eyes will greet visitors at the entrance of Benetton’s Fabrica exhibition, to be held at the Centre Beaubourg (George Pompidou) in Paris from Oct. 6 to Nov. 6.

clock September 14, 2006Luisa Zargani

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