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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

Topshop Kisses Kate: U.K. Retailer to Launch Fashion Line by Moss

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Overview

Topshop will unveil a long-term deal with Kate Moss in which she will help create and design an exclusive collection for the British fast-fashion retailer.

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Kate Moss through the years. Here, 2006 ...

Fashion Features

Topshop Kisses Kate: U.K. Retailer to Launch Fashion Line by Moss

Topshop will unveil a long-term deal with Kate Moss in which she will help create and design an exclusive collection for the British retailer.

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Saks Looks to Build Mexican Presence

Saks Inc. boosted plans to expand its international presence by opening its first Saks Fifth Avenue store in Mexico through a licensing deal.

clock September 20, 2006David Moin

Jean-Andre Rougeot

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Benefit Taps Rougeot as Chief Executive … Helena Rubinstein Appoints G.M.

Benefit Cosmetics has appointed Jean-Andre Rougeot chief executive officer.

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Rights To Reebok … Possible Polo Eurobond … House Passes Labeling Act

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

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.N. Assembly Tumult Doesn’t Deter Shoppers

There are protests, gridlock and tight security here this week as President George Bush and other heads of state attend the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting, but retailers weren’t complaining.

clock September 20, 2006David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Senate Approves Oman Trade Deal

The Senate passed the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement, despite opposition over its labor standards and the country’s working conditions.

clock September 20, 2006Kristi Ellis

Project Alabama on the runway.

Fashion Features

Project Alabama Shuts Operations

After six years, Project Alabama has closed its doors, but company founders said they would welcome a financial backer or buyer.

clock September 20, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Memo Pad: Atoosa Inc.

Not content to let her tireless quest for brand extension lie dormant, Seventeen editor Atoosa Rubinstein will appear as a judge in the upcoming cycle of “America’s Top Model.”

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

C.C. Wang

Fashion Features

Obituary: Cheng Ching Wang, Vera Wang Backer

The cause of death was complications related to prostate cancer, said his daughter, Vera Wang.

clock September 20, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Increase 0.5% in August

Prices on U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel rose 0.5 percent in August and 0.4 percent from a year ago, the Labor Department reported.

clock September 20, 2006Evan Clark

Paul Smith

Fashion Features

Different Paths – Paul Smith, Preen, Gareth Pugh, Roksanda Ilincic

In the opening days of London Fashion Week, designers have chosen sides.

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

Jonathan Saunders

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

Biba

Fashion Features

Bella’s Biba

The revamped Biba collection made its much-anticipated runway debut here Tuesday night.

clock September 20, 2006Samantha Conti

Giorgio Armani at the Todd Lynn show.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Doctor Armani … Roland To The Gap … The Browns Brigade …

He may have dropped out of university long ago to jump-start his career in fashion, but Giorgio Armani is finally catching up on the academic front.

clock September 20, 2006WWD Staff

More people are starting online shopping trips from MySpace than from all but two other destinations on the Internet, Google and Yahoo. In August, Hot Topic, which itself includes a community space, was their favorite to shop.

Financial

Shopping’s New Launchpad

In something of a David and Goliath story, social networking site MySpace.com was the starting point in August for more online shopping trips than MSN, which has an audience of unique users that’s twice as large.

clock September 20, 2006Valerie Seckler

Search firm CandidateFive is eyeing Echelon, a business magazine aimed at a gay and lesbian audience.

Financial

GLBT Players’ Urge to Merge

It’s de rigueur for a magazine to be acquired by a new publisher for its circulation list and sometimes to take out a competitor.

clock September 20, 2006Valerie Seckler

Financial

Business as Usual: 2 to 3% Rise in Apparel Spend Seen in ’06

Americans’ spending on women’s apparel is likely to slow sharply in the remaining months of 2006, resulting in a modest full-year increase of roughly 2 to 3 percent, consumer analysts are forecasting.

clock September 20, 2006Valerie Seckler

A Malo spring look.

Fashion Features

Neutrals, Textures Jump-start Spring

Knitwear is shedding heavy embellishment and bright colors to emerge this spring in a more natural and pared-down form.

clock September 20, 2006Whitney Beckett

Sketches of new GarfieldMarks looks for spring.

Fashion Features

GarfieldMarks’ Latest Incarnation

Less than six months after GarfieldMarks changed hands, the company has emerged with a new design team and new management for its bridge lines GarfieldMarks and Womyn.

clock September 20, 2006Whitney Beckett

A look from City Girl.

Fashion Features

Sharon Young, City Girl Get New Funding

Two former Haggar Corp. women’s fashion executives in Dallas are helping to breathe new life into two venerable sportswear labels.

clock September 20, 2006Rusty Williamson

The city of Dixon has welcomed Wal-Mart.

Retail

Golden State Fight: Wal-Mart Foes Try to Slow California Growth

Wal-Mart Stores has big plans to infiltrate the state of California, but it also has plenty of opponents trying to thwart its efforts.

clock September 20, 2006Emili Vesilind

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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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