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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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Reversing Gap’s Tailspin: To Cut Marketing, Store And Court Older Shopper

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Overview

Gap Inc. continued its downward slide on Thursday reporting a 35 percent drop in earnings and 7 percent decline in comparable store sales in the fourth quarter, and then making it clear to investors there is a long recovery road ahead.

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Products from Hain Celestial Group's beauty brands.

Fashion Features

Hain Celestial’s Natural Growth

These days, the Hain Celestial Group is recognized as a company that offers a lot more than tea and a bag of chips.

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Vera Wang

Retail

Snippets

This month, Target will clear room in its beauty department for Lumene, the Finnish beauty brand that CVS Pharmacy introduced to the U.S. market in 2003.

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A selection of Panpuri products.

Fashion Features

Panpuri Seeks to Bring Thai Beauty Approach to U.S.

With line names like Solitude, Leading Light, Awakening and Beyond Self, Thailand skin care line Panpuri is hoping to tap into the trend in holistic and Eastern-inspired beauty.

clock March 2, 2007Kavita Daswani

A visual for Ice Men

Fashion Features

Fragrance Houses Cater to Younger Audience

An increasing number of fragrance manufacturers have young consumers on their radar. That’s because people in the 18- to 24-year-old range are still buying scents at a slower pace than older shoppers.

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Coty's all-encompassing prestige counter.

Retail

Coty Unveils New Space at Lord & Taylor Flagship

Coty Inc. today will unveil a new fragrance bay at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan, with an eye to unite at retail the prestige scents that Coty owns and distributes in U.S. specialty stores.

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Mario Grauso and Olivier Theyskens

Fashion Features

Theyskens Taking It One Step at a Time at Ricci

Knowing expectations are running high for his Nina Ricci runway debut on Sunday, Olivier Theyskens prefers to characterize it as a “first step.”

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Financial

Sybilla’s Fall Show to Kick Off Retail Expansion

During Madrid’s mad artistic upheaval of the Eighties, Sybilla, the brand and the impish designer behind it, were one and the same – iconic and quirky, long before the word became a part of the fashion lexicon.

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John Galliano at his January men's show.

Fashion Features

Galliano to Do Signature Scent

John Galliano will soon be sending a message – make that an epic – in a bottle.

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Dick Page at work.

Fashion Features

Shiseido Names Dick Page Artistic Director for Color

There’s a new Page in Shiseido’s color cosmetics playbook – noted editorial makeup artist Dick Page, that is.

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Tropez's lip item.

Fashion Features

Mass Beauty Makers Take Cue From Prestige, Runway

The mass market cosmetics category is undergoing a major overhaul with manufacturers borrowing the best of the best from upscale companies.

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Jean Marc Plisson

Fashion Features

Jean Marc Plisson to Fill Top Spot at Fresh

Jean Marc Plisson has been named chief executive officer of Fresh Inc., succeeding co-founder Lev Glazman at the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned beauty brand.

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Fashion Features

Philosophy Taps McNamara as CEO

Philosophy plans to build its future with a new architect at the helm.

clock March 2, 2007Molly Prior

Hussein Chalayan

Fashion Features

Get Dressed

Hussein Chalayan operates on his own wavelength, one on which clothes morph mechanically at the flick of a button and dresses illuminate murky rooms with bright LED displays. Above all, Chalayan is a resolute futurist, thoughtful about what tomorrow’s…

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Financial

Kohl’s Net Leaps in Qtr., Year

Reinforced by robust gross margin increases and strong sales, Kohl’s Corp. on Thursday posted double-digit profit gains for both the fourth quarter and for the year end.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

The Senate defeated an amendment Thursday that would have required 100 percent scanning of all U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports, a measure importers and shippers oppose.

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Victoria's Secrete Store Front

Financial

Limited to Shrink Apparel And Grow Victoria’s Secret

On the agenda for 2007: more downsizing in the apparel division and aggressive expansion for Victoria’s Secret, along with moderating inventory levels after last year’s fourth-quarter buildup.

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Christian Dior

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“As far as age is concerned, there are only two ages – girlhood and womanhood.”

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Maggie Cheung at the Qeelin store.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Flight Patterns… Naked Truth… Back In Black…

Stefano Pilati, who showed his fall-winter collection for Yves Saint Laurent Thursday night, has also had travel on his mind.

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Media

House Labor Union Bill Faces Bush Veto

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make it easier for unions to organize workers, but President Bush has said he would veto the legislation, bolstering the position of retailers opposed to it.

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Chloe's printed ankle-length dress as seen in the Bergdorf mailer to be distributed at the Chloe show.

Media

Memo Pad: Timely Exits… Closing The Diary… Shrinking World…

Time Inc. is less than halfway toward its target number of Guild-protected employees it needs to take buyouts, according to a representative from the Newspaper Guild.

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Gap Store Front

Financial

Reversing Gap’s Tailspin: To Cut Marketing, Stores And Court Older Shopper

Gap Inc. continued its downward slide on Thursday, reporting a 35 percent drop in earnings and 7 percent decline in comparable store sales in the fourth…

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Sear's Store Front

Financial

Apparel Sales Boost Sears Holdings’ Earnings in 4th Quarter

Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings jumped 26.5 percent, beating the consensus earnings per share estimate by 15 cents.

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Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Features

Dark Victories

Wow! Stefano Pilati has arrived at Yves Saint Laurent. The first exit of his show on Thursday night – an austere, voluminous double-breasted coat – heralded a very different collection from those he has presented in the past.

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

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