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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

It’s Go Time

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Overview

Christmas can wait, at least for many shoppers. That seemed to be the mantra among the hordes of consumers who rushed to take advantage of doorbusters and other bargains during Black Friday weekend, as many preferred to shop for themselves ahead of gifts.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Philo Said Working With Gap

Phoebe Philo, who last January resigned from the creative helm at Chloe, appears to have already dipped her toe back into fashion.

clock November 27, 2006Miles Socha

Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Armani to Raise Couture Presence

Giorgio Armani, who rocked London Fashion Week last September with a huge Em­porio Armani event, is set to make another big splash.

clock November 27, 2006Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Financial

Aeffe Appoints CEOs at Moschino, Pollini

Aeffe has picked new leaders for its Moschino and Pollini brands.

clock November 27, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Actor Appeals To Burberry

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

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Ralph Lauren's Polo Double Black.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Givaudan-Quest: Creating a New Number One

With its $2.3 billion acquisition of competitor Quest International last week, fragrance supplier Givaudan vaulted to the top of the heap and redrew the competitive map.

clock November 27, 2006Matthew W. Evans and Brid Costello

Gillian Kirby, U.S. agent for Eurovet, and Anne-Manuele Hebert, Eurovet's international department manager.

Fashion Features

Global Flair Tops Trade Show Talk

The prospect of gleaning information about the international trade show circuit drew 130 innerwear executives to a seminar on fabric and intimate trends from the Lyon, Mode City fair.

clock November 27, 2006Karyn Monget

Josie Natori and Vera Wang

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Natori Fetes Orchestra … No Nonsense Bras … Pajama Party

More than 50 guests, including executives of the fashion and retailing industries, recently enjoyed Champagne and chamber music at a cocktail party for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the home of Kenneth and Josie Natori.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

The interior of the Bleecker Street Mulberry store.

Fashion Features

Mulberry Blooms Stateside Stores

Mulberry has branched out, opening its first U.S. boutique in Man­hattan, and more are on the way.

clock November 27, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Buccellati watches.

Fashion Features

Retail Jewels for Buccellati

Buccellati’s low profile is about to rise a bit.

clock November 27, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Ports 1961 Jetset Kit.

Fashion Features

Findings: Pack Rat … Going Platinum

Ports 1961 creative director Tia Cibani wants her clients to travel well.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Accessories, Intimates: Future of A&F?

For its next act, Abercrombie & Fitch will likely stick to what it knows best — the teen and contemporary market, according to analysts and financial sources.

clock November 27, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Legal Briefs

Oscar de la Renta filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Richard Ginori 1735 S.P.A. and Richard Ginori 1735 Inc.

clock November 27, 2006Liza Casabona

Two views of Paul Smith's new Paris store.

Retail

Paul Smith’s Touch of Whimsy in Paris

Anyone who has followed Sir Paul Smith’s recent retail openings knows the British designer isn’t one for cookie-cutter rollouts.

clock November 27, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: All Eyes On Paris … Moss Make-Up … Macdonald’s Moment …

Miuccia Prada’s affinity for Paris isn’t restricted to Miu Miu’s women’s collection.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Giles Deacon

Fashion Features

Giles Deacon to Design Daks Women’s

Giles Deacon is adding another string to his fashion bow, designing the luxury women’s collection for British fashion and tailored clothing brand Daks.

clock November 27, 2006Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Media

Memo Pad: Crowding The Field … Simply Done … Long On John …

Conde Nast’s upcoming launch of a business magazine, Portfolio, in a crowded, dog-eat-dog field, may have surprised some, but the new magazine is not the only one seeking to reinvent the genre.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Leroux Exiting Eres

Irene Leroux, founder and creative director of the Chanel-owned swimwear and lingerie firm Eres, said last week she would exit the firm at the end of the year.

clock November 27, 2006Katya Foreman

People

Russian Doll

Svetlana Metkina has been acting since she made her stage debut as Pippi Longstocking at age 11.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

Olivia Palermo and Byrdie Bell at a Missoni party.

People

Snapshot: The Sample Life

For any young woman navigating New York’s social whirl requires the ability to change on the go.

clock November 27, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan.

People

Bat Girl

Resembling a cosmic Hiawatha with her raven bangs, gold headband and licks of glittering war paint smudged across her cheeks, Natasha Khan bewitched the audience at La Cigale on a recent Saturday night.

clock November 27, 2006Katya Foreman

John Bucksbaum

Retail

Retail Development Enters New Era

ICSC chairman John Bucksbaum hones in on mixed use and densification.

clock November 27, 2006David Moin

Wild Oats will be part of ICSC's Retail Runway.

Retail

ICSC to Roll Out Retail Runway in New York

The International Council of Shopping Centers’ New York National Conference & Deal Making convention will open its doors on Dec. 4 at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

clock November 27, 2006Amy S. Choi

Liz Santiago mixes luxury soaps at CeleBritAy.

Retail

Scene

Get out of Midtown, off Madison Avenue, and into the fray. And, no, the Meatpacking District and the Lower East Side are no longer considered off the beaten path.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

American Express offers cardholders a reprieve in a New Jersey mall.

Retail

Celebrating Holidays With Art and Relaxation

Taubman Centers’ Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey has opened the first American Express Members Lounge, providing shoppers a break from mall traffic.

clock November 27, 2006David Moin and Amy S. Choi

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Retail

Retail Blooms Across Ariz.

Mall owners and retailers are chasing the population of Scottsdale, Ariz., north with several ambitious projects in various stages of development.

clock November 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

REITs Roaring on Wall Street

Retail real estate investment trusts have been thundering along in a bull market for a few months, with average stock prices up over 25 percent year-to-date, thanks to improved operating trends and higher demand.

clock November 27, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Amy S. Choi

At Victoria Gardens, Bass Pro Shop acts as an anchor.

Retail

Redefining Top Mall Attractions

Shopping center owners broaden their definition of traffic generators to include restaurants and homegrown retailers.

clock November 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

Artist Patrick Marold's sculpture at Northfield Stapleton recycles old airplane parts.

Retail

Finding Green in Green

Buildings are an environmental challenge.

clock November 27, 2006Amy S. Choi

Brooklyn Industries' Chelsea store in New York.

Retail

Mom, Pop and Wal-Mart Go Green

Brooklyn Industries and Wal-Mart Stores couldn’t be any more different from one another, but both retailers have made the word “sustainability” their mantra.

clock November 27, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

A Green Glossary

Anything safely sourced from the environment, whether materials or energy.

clock November 27, 2006Amy S. Choi

Laura Pomerantz

Retail

On The Job: Leveraging Relationships

How a real estate consultant taps sources for market intelligence.

clock November 27, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Gucci participated in a survey on growth in the luxury sector. The findings suggest some brands have scaled back expectations.

Retail

Luxury Retailers to Increase Global Expansion

The luxury business keeps rolling along, although not without some potential bumps in the road.

clock November 27, 2006David Moin

Uptown 17th Avenue provides an alternative to Holt Renfrew.

Retail

On The Road With: Black Gold Transforms Calgary

Wealth, employment and a hunger for style surge as the oil industry reinvents this pioneer town.

clock November 27, 2006WWD Staff

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Retail

Penney’s Progress: Expansion and Renovation

National retailer’s aggressive growth strategy looks beyond the mall, without abandoning it, in an effort to best serve consumer needs.

clock November 27, 2006Rusty Williamson

J.C. Penney Store Openings, 2006

Retail

Performance of J.C. Penney Gets Noticed on Wall Street

Reaching its long-range targets two years ahead of plan has made shares of J.C. Penney the turnaround story and holiday pick for 2006.

clock November 27, 2006Vicki M. Young

Macy's Herald Square on Black Friday.

Financial

It’s Go Time

Electronics and toys ruled the weekend once again, leaving fashion lower on shopping lists and stores poised for price slashing in the weeks ahead.

clock November 27, 2006David Moin

Retail

Crowds, Confusion, Discounts Aplenty At Garden State Plaza

Thousands of eager shoppers lined up at 5 a.m. on Friday outside Macy’s and J.C. Penney at Westfield Garden State Plaza here, only to learn the stores wouldn’t be opening for another two hours.

clock November 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

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