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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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Arnault’s Growth Plan: No Acquisitions Seen

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Overview

Let private equity funds overspend on acquisitions. Bernard Arnault said he prefers to bank on the stars, both proven and budding, already in his LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury empire.

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Fashion Features

Selective Beauty Divides Into 4 Units

Selective Beauty SA, the beauty product manufacturing and distribution company based here, has been restructured.

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Fashion Features

Lily Allen to Design

Make no mistake: Lily Allen is more than just a talented pop star on the rise.

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Fashion Features

WWDThursday

The basic cozy sweater received an upgrade from designers for fall with numerous techniques, from basic ribs to intricate scallops.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Union Bill Set To Move… Praise From Parsons

UNION BILL SET TO MOVE: The House Committee on Edu­cation and Labor was poised to approve a bill Wednesday night that would mandate the recognition of a union if a majority of employees sign authorization cards.

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The Corsa Collections store is in Las Vegas. The location was incorrect in a story on page 36 of WWD Accessories’ spring edition, published Feb. 5.

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Retail

Stiff Competition

The top 10 most competitive retailers in 2007.

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Found Denim's dark jeans and striped bamboo and cashmere sweater.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish, Found in the Sixties

Lana Cretz and Sara Watson looked to the Sixties for inspiration for their Found Denim collection, which will hit stores in the fall.

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Retail

Guess 4Q Earnings Soar

Booming sales in Europe and significant gains in both wholesale and retail businesses lifted Guess Inc. to its 14th consecutive quarter of earnings growth in the fourth quarter and triple-digit earnings gains for the year.

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Wine Jeans are washed in Champagne.

Retail

Champagne Washes, Diamond Studs Push Premium

Premium may no longer be the limit in denim lingo.

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A look from Yoga Jeans.

Retail

A New Position for Denim

The launch of Yoga Jeans is a natural outgrowth of yoga’s growing popularity.

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Financial

Charges Lead Jones to Loss

Jones Apparel Group on Wednesday posted both fourth-quarter and full-year losses, and while wholesale better apparel was strong, the bright spot is still Barneys New York as it continues to exceed expectations.

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Financial

Paule Ka Gets Capital Infusion From Equity Fund

French fashion brand Paule Ka — a favorite of French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal — is flush, thanks to a recent capital increase by private equity fund Patrimoine et Creation, which has acquired a 17 percent stake.

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The exterior of the Marc Jacobs store.

Fashion Features

Marc Jacobs’ New Store Brings Spring to London’s Mayfair

Marc Jacobs may well be the only man in London with a spring garden in full bloom.

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J.C. Penney ad campaign.

Fashion Features

‘Every Day Matters’ at J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney on Tuesday unveiled its new brand positioning and tagline, “Every Day Matters,” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, which, for the occasion, was filled with merchandise vignettes.

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Speedo Ad

Retail

Speedo Creates Lightweight Swimsuit

Speedo is unveiling its newest performance swimsuit, the Fastskin FS-PRO, which the company claims is the fastest and most lightweight swimsuit ever.

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Financial

IMG Buys Art + Commerce

IMG just expanded its reach in the creative field.

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Victoire de Castellane and Farida Khelfa

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On The Box… Getting Pinned… Jacobes’ Day…

Those who have seen Vera Wang star in the commercials for her mattress collection with Serta will know that the designer has enough charisma to sell anything on television.

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Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos in Emanuel Ungaro.

People

Night at the Museum

There were no dinosaurs or prehistoric men come to life, but there was still plenty of hubbub at the American Museum of Natural History for the institution’s annual Winter Dance.

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Steve Schwarzman

People

Eye Scoop

There were orchids by the truckload, tycoons by the dozen, and enough Oscar de la Renta gowns to fill the party pages for at least a year.

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Haley Bennett

Fashion Features

Haley’s Comet

Trying to make it in Hollywood is like playing the lottery, and Haley Bennett has won big.

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The Cannage bag and leather goods contributed to an 18 percent gain in the fourth quarter for Christian Dior.

Financial

Arnault’s Growth Plan: No Acquisitions Seen

Let private equity funds overspend on acquisitions. Bernard Arnault said he prefers to bank on the stars, both proven and budding, already in his LVMH…

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Nanette Lepore, which has done well for Saks Fifth Avenue, has become more sophisticated.

Fashion Features

Contemporary: The Place to Be

Retailers agree that when it comes to the highly competitive contemporary area, it’s all about survival of the fittest.

clock February 15, 2007Julee Greenberg

Retail

Burberry Factory Closure Leads to Demonstrations

Demonstrators marched outside five Burberry stores in the U.S. and U.K. on Wednesday to protest the closing of a South Wales factory that makes polo shirts for the British label and employs about 310 workers.

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Retail

Department, Specialty Stores Outpace Overall Retail Sales

Sales at department and specialty stores outpaced stagnant overall retail performance last month, posting increases over December…

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Media

Memo Pad: Let Them Eat Cats… No Snow… Boldfaced Names…

Dan Bova, editor in chief of Stuff magazine since late October, wrote the editor’s letter of his first full issue in the supposed voice of Karl Lagerfeld…

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Margherita Missoni

Fashion Features

Passing the Torch

How some Italian companies are grooming a new generation to join the family business. By Amanda Kaiser

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Missoni

Fashion Features

Milan Forecast: A Strong Season And a Strong Euro

Currency fluctuations could play a role in what is expected to be an otherwise robust season for Milan’s designer crowd.

clock February 15, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Fashion Features

The Midas Touch

Glittering on the runway and now, at the table.

clock February 15, 2007Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

Capitalizing on Fashion

There’s nothing unclear about the city of Milan’s message: Officials want their town to host the 2015 Universal Expo — a giant world’s fair — and are banking on the powerful added asset of the fashion industry as a big drawing card.

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Financial

Capitalizing on Fashion

There’s nothing unclear about the city of Milan’s message: Officials want their town to host the 2015 Universal Expo — a giant world’s fair — and are banking on the powerful added asset of the fashion industry as a big drawing card.

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Trussardi

Fashion Features

The Next Step

lived in London, where she studied sociology, for six years. After earning her degree, she took a year off to ponder her future.

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The Fiera is home to Milano Moda Donna.

Fashion Features

Milan Show Calendar

Following is the schedule for the fall women’s ready-to-wear collections, organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Feb. 17 to 24. Information is accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.

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Gardenoir

Fashion Features

Scene

Bally is in a celebratory mood. After all, it has restyled its Milan store, and is launching a book on the brand’s history and a limited edition capsule shoe collection — so it’s hosting a soiree during Milan Fashion Week.

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Gianguido Tarabini.

Fashion Features

Tarabini’s Blu Moves

From a business standpoint, Gianguido Tarabini had little time to recover from his father’s sudden death in May.

clock February 15, 2007Alessandra Ilari

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