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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.

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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.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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Web’s Expanding Reach: Amazon Launches Site For Shoes, Accessories

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Add Amazon to the list of companies aiming to tap into the growth of accessories. The Web giant on Wednesday opened its second online store, Endless.com, which sells footwear and accessories.

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Retail

Web’s Expanding Reach: Amazon Launches Site For Shoes, Accessories

Add Amazon to the list of companies aiming to tap into the growth of accessories.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Arnault Honors… Gold Mined… Family Affairs

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton chief Bernard Arnault has been elevated to Commander of the Legion of Honor by France’s ministry of economy, finance and industry for service to his country.

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Fashion Features

U.S. and Brazilian Officials Look to Revive Doha Talks

Top government officials from the U.S. and Brazil said on Wednesday that they remain committed to reopening the stalled World Trade Organization-sponsored Doha talks.

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Traders work on the fl oor of the New York Stock Exchange moments after the morning bell Wednesday.

Financial

Retail Trades Strongly On Opening Day 2007

Declining oil prices and the realization that holiday sales might turn out better than expected buoyed retail stocks Wednesday.



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A Just Cavalli look from spring '07.

Retail

Just Cavalli to Open on Fifth Ave.

Just Cavalli, the younger diffusion line designed by Roberto Cavalli, is launching its first company-owned store in the U.S. on Fifth Avenue here.

clock January 4, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: American Beauty… Good As Gold

The glamour quotient is expected to ramp up a few notches during Paris couture week: Raquel Welch is coming to town.

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David Rabin teaches his pupils the rules of Texas Hold'em.

People

Ladies’ Night

It’s 8 o’clock on a Wednesday night just before the holidays and a crowd of chic, impeccably coiffed women is filtering into Lotus.

clock January 4, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz and Emily Holt

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People

Green Backer

Move over, Zac Goldsmith – there’s a new gentleman ecologist in town.

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People

Eye Scoop: Good Night and Good Luck

There is never a dearth of parties during fashion week, but this season there will be one less venue to book.

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Terry Richardson's crew sets up a shot.

Fashion Features

Diesel Turns Up the Heat For Summer Ad Campaign

Less-than-subtle sexual suggestion and innuendo have been the defining characteristics of Diesel ad campaigns for the last several years.

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DDL's coffee-table book.

Fashion Features

Denim Design Lab Expands Handbook

Denim design lab’s do-it-yourself denim styling kit, launched almost a year ago, included a handbook that was part denim encyclopedia and part how-to guide. This year, DDL is bringing the book back in an expanded coffee-table format with a…

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A Bongo Ad with Vanessa Minnillo.

Fashion Features

Iconix Taps Minnillo for Bongo Blitz

Iconix Brand Group’s Bongo brand is looking to get its fire back with a new face, Vanessa Minnillo.

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A look from Bop Basics.

Fashion Features

Shopbop Builds on Exclusives

Shopbop.com has some exclusive ideas. The online contemporary retailer has picked up steam since being acquired by Amazon.com last February. It has increased its offerings of sportswear and will be the exclusive online retailer carrying Helmut Lang in…

clock January 4, 2007Julee Greenberg

Shelves of jeans.

Retail

Manhattan Retailer Caters to Teens’ Fickle Side

“I think like a kid,” said Liza Ball, owner of Infinity, an Upper East Side boutique that has become a fashionable teen haven during Ball’s 14-year tenure.

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Fashion Features

Holiday Site Seeing

Online was the hot venue this holiday. According to ComScore Networks, online spending (excluding travel purchases) from Nov. 1 to Dec. 26 hit $23.1 billion, a 26 percent increase from the same period in 2005.

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The Lavanila fragrance line.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lavanila Launches Trio of Fragrances… Tess Appoints Kodak Veteran President, G.M.

A new beauty marketer called Lavanila Labora­tories is introducing three vanilla-inspired fragrances with a twist.

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Retail

Kors to Open SoHo Store

Michael Kors is joining SoHo’s ever-expanding fashion scene.

clock January 4, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Hilfiger Names Two Senior V.P.s

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. has named two executives to its marketing and communications teams.

clock January 4, 2007Lisa Lockwood

A Thai soldier stands guard near the scene of one of the explosions in downtown Bangkok.

Retail

Shoppers Squeamish Amid Unrest in Bangkok

Retail traffic plunged as much as 40 percent and retailers sought to boost safety with undercover police patrols and searches of shoppers’ packages.

clock January 4, 2007Joyce Barrett

Media

Memo Pad: Shoket In At Seventeen… Burberry’s Silver Streak

When Hearst Magazines named Cosmogirl executive editor Ann Shoket as the editor in chief of Seventeen magazine Wednesday, it ended a period of speculation of whether the company would opt for a self-made marquee figure like predecessor Atoosa…

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