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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.

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.

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Next Stop for Jones: Group Is Said Mulling Possibility of Breakup

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After an aborted auction of the entire company last year, Jones Apparel Group may be contemplating plan B: a breakup.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: TJX Data Theft… Wal-Mart Health Ruling… Williams Exits Warnaco

TJX Cos. said Wednesday that an unknown amount of data relating to debit, check and credit card transactions had been stolen from its internal databases, and could affect T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and possibly Bob’s Stores customers.

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The interior of 15 cent 15.

People

Paris Scene

From the sea to the shore, here are some shows, shops and eateries to hit during the couture.

clock January 18, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Tax Breaks Divide DemsOn Minimum Wage Bill

A rift between House and Senate Democrats has arisen over tying a minimum wage increase to tax breaks for small businesses.

clock January 18, 2007Kristi Ellis

David Spooner

Fashion Features

U.S. Begins Monitoring Vietnam Imports

The Bush administration began collecting data on Vietnamese imports of trousers, shirts, underwear, swimwear and sweaters last week, kicking off a controversial program that eventually could restrain trade by imposing antidumping duties.

clock January 18, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Warmth in 3 Regions Slows Apparel Sales

Warm weather led to soft holiday apparel sales in the New York, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va., areas, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve Board’s anecdotal reading of the U.S. economy.

clock January 18, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Fall in December

December wholesale prices on U.S.-made women and girls’ apparel fell 0.4 percent compared with November and were down 0.7 percent from a year earlier.

clock January 18, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

U.S. to Amend Trade Pact Provisions

Bowing to pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill, the Bush administration said Wednesday that it would revise labor rights provisions in trade deals with Peru, Colombia and Panama before the measures are brought to a vote in Congress.

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Kahulu (Maui), Hawaii

Fashion Features

Get Outta Town

The top 10 most booked domestic travel destinations for 2007.

clock January 18, 2007Cecily Hall

David Rea

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Hamburg Sells $1.6B Stake in Beiersdorf… Sally Beauty Appoints CFO… Number Six at Sundance

The city of Hamburg has sold its 10 percent stake in Beiersdorf.

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The new Royalcheese Deluxe store.

Fashion Features

Seconds of Royalcheese

Paris denim gurus Catherine Leung and Nordine Yousfi are sticking with a food theme when it comes to retail expansion.

clock January 18, 2007Emilie Marsh

A look from Noah Tyler.

Fashion Features

Full Circle for Perry White

Perry White has returned to the fabric that helped him start his career in fashion with the launch of his first full denim collection.

clock January 18, 2007Ross Tucker

LEDs are used to create animated back-pocket designs.

Fashion Features

American Chi Lights Up

Contemporary clothing label American Chi is introducing the next evolution in back-pocket styling.

clock January 18, 2007Ross Tucker

The customer is greeted on the lower level with a large assortment of women's apparel.

Fashion Features

Juicy’s New Village Hangout

Juicy Couture just keeps thinking bigger when it comes to Manhattan. The fashion brand, owned by Liz Claiborne Inc., will open a store on Friday here at 368 Bleecker Street.

clock January 18, 2007Julee Greenberg

A best-selling wrap dress from Lilla P.'s summer line.

Fashion Features

Dresses Top Sellers At ENK’s Intermezzo

Summer was in the air at the three-day Intermezzo trade show here. ENK International’s January edition at the Show Piers was busy with buyers who were on the hunt for fresh looks to complete their summer selling season.

clock January 18, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

Going Global, Valuation Focus of Retail Parleys

How to build a global brand and create shareholder value were two main themes at financial seminars held earlier this week.

clock January 18, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Top 10 Firms Sustain Worldwide Growth

The biggest retailers are getting bigger. “The State of Global Retailing: Planting Seeds of Sustainable Growth” seminar at the National Retail Federation convention here drove home that point with a list of the top 10 retailers.

clock January 18, 2007Sharon Edelson

A model demonstrates the "magic mirror."

Fashion Features

Lepore Hopes Shoppers Say ‘Mirror, Mirror’

Inspired by young people and their use of technology, interactive services firm IconNicholson and designer Nanette Lepore have created a shopping experience that merges the digital and the real worlds.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Retail

Bloomberg Seeks to Eliminate NYC Apparel Tax

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to eliminate the city’s 4 percent sales tax on clothing was welcome news Wednesday to retail executives.

clock January 18, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Dana Buchman Names Wilson Creative Head

Moving into its third decade in business, Dana Buchman is turning a page.

clock January 18, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Mills Corp. to Be Acquired for $7.5B

The Mills Corp. may finally be at the end of its troubles. The beleaguered real estate investment trust, which last week conceded that it was considering bankruptcy, agreed Wednesday to be acquired by Brookfield Asset Management for $7.5 billion,…

clock January 18, 2007Amy S. Choi

Maria Callas

Fashion Features

Exhibit Celebrates Union Of Callas and Swarovski

Demanding, superstitious and full-on glamorous: These are words often used to describe divas of the opera, especially Maria Callas.

clock January 18, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Gen Art Names New Fashion Director

Gen Art has tapped its own Lee Trimble to take over as fashion director, handling all fashion events and programming.

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Financial

SPI Sues PacSun Over Samples

It’s a case of a little guy battling the big guy over samples. SPI Manufacturing LLC, a small supplier of private label sportswear, is suing Pacific Sunwear of California over alleged misappropriated samples and a resulting loss of business, in a $3.5…

clock January 18, 2007David Moin

A sketch from Stephen Burrows' new dress line.

Fashion Features

Stephen Burrows Doing Daytime at a Lower Price

Stephen Burrows is seeing the light of day. The designer, who has been rebuilding his business mostly with evening dresses fit for a disco diva for the last four years, is expanding his Stephen Burrows World label with a line of 25 matte jersey…

clock January 18, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Goody’s Said Eyeing Turlinski

Chuck Turlinski has emerged as a top candidate to become the next chief executive of Goody’s Family Clothing, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based apparel, accessories and gift chain.

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Peter Boneparth

Financial

Jones Said to Look at Breakup

After an aborted auction of the entire company last year, Jones Apparel Group may be contemplating plan B: a breakup.

clock January 18, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Fila Sold to Fila Korea

Less than four years after buying Fila, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has sold the Italian active apparel company.

clock January 18, 2007Whitney Beckett and Vicki M. Young

Media

Memo Pad: Fashion Battle… Not-So-Extreme Makeover

The fashion houses doing couture may be dwindling fast, but the party circuit certainly isn’t thanks to Conde Nast Publications .

clock January 18, 2007WWD Staff

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