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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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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


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Kate’s Rolling Stone: Topshop’s Moss Line To Be in 20 Countries

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Topshop is going global with Kate Moss. The British retailer plans to roll out its Kate Moss for Topshop collection to all 19 Barneys New York stores in the U.S. beginning May 8 in the brand's major push into the U.S. market.

From This Issue

Hilary Swank in Peter Soronen and Roger Vivier.


Magic Carpet

Who says a spring awakening requires delicate florals and pastel hues? Not these thespian gals, who showed up at a string of recent premieres in looks that stretched from a sexy strapless minidress to a lace-trimmed hourglass shift.

clock April 2, 2007WWD Staff

Paul Verhoeven


Shock and Awe

From “Basic Instinct” to “Total Recall,” the underrated “Starship Troopers” to the much-maligned “Showgirls,” Paul Verhoeven has never failed to shock.

clock April 2, 2007Jacob Bernstein

Christian Courtin-Clarins

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Olivier Courtin-Clarins Says Groupe Is Not on the Block… KKR, Pessina To Review Alliance Boots’ Books… Symrise Sees Red In 2006

Groupe Clarins is not for sale, according to Olivier Courtin-Clarins, the company’s vice president of research and development, on Friday.

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Terry Lundgren


Federated Mulls Global Expansion

Federated Department Stores is contemplating international expansion, Terry Lundgren, the retailer’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, told a conference of retailers here Friday.

clock April 2, 2007Robert Murphy


Leiber Plans Several New Units

The accessories brand Leiber plans to double its retail presence in the next two years, with hopes of opening boutiques in cities including Miami, Houston, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix.

clock April 2, 2007Amy S. Choi

Christina Ricci at Samsonite.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Notable Store… Ricci’s Redux… Nesting…

Maurice Ohayon, the designer and owner of Notify jeans, has a knack for selecting great dance partners. After teaming with Karl Lagerfeld to design the K Karl Lagerfeld denim line, Ohayon tapped architect Zaha Hadid to create his first store.

clock April 2, 2007WWD Staff


St. John Names Fetter Interim CEO

St. John is making a shift at the top as it seeks a permanent chief executive officer. The $400 million company has appointed chief operating officer Bruce Fetter to also serve as interim ceo.

clock April 2, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

In Briefs: Arabov Trial Stays In Detroit… Smart Shirts Promotions

Celebrity jeweler Jacob Arabov, also known as Jacob the Jeweler, will have to stand trial in Detroit, a federal district court judge ruled following a hearing on Arabov’s request to move the trial to Manhattan.

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Hogan Store Front


Tod’s Opens New Hogan Unit in Hong Kong

Hogan opened its second store here with a fashionista-studded party at the Star Ferry that featured an appearance by “Hannibal Rising” star Gaspard Ulliel.

clock April 2, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok


U.S. Opens Door to Unfair Subsidy Cases

The U.S. Com­merce Department’s decision to impose countervailing duties on glossy paper imported from China – reversing a 23-year-old policy – might be a prelude to similar actions involving the apparel industry.

clock April 2, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Kanye West


Memo Pad: Checking In… Touch Critic… Rush To The Sun

How does a MySpace-obsessed former teen magazine editor become qualified enough to muse on about business?

clock April 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Penn Campus Gets Into Fashion Fray

The University of Pennsylvania held its first fashion week on campus last week, bringing the Ivy League campus into the fashion fold.

clock April 2, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Apparel retailers could benefit by giving sales associates more training.


The Training Advantage

Consumers gripe about dismal service in stores and retailers pledge to improve the shopping experience, but few actually succeed.

clock April 2, 2007Sharon Edelson


Legal Briefs

Chanel filed a lawsuit against Ilia Nicholas, alleging trademark counterfeiting and infringement.

clock April 2, 2007Liza Casabona


Hartmarx Swings To Net Loss in Qtr.

Impacted by a change in the timing of shipments and a planned reduction in its tailored clothing business, Hartmarx Corp. posted a first-quarter net loss last Thursday.

clock April 2, 2007Liza Casabona

Topshop's London flagship.

Fashion Features

Kate’s Rolling Stone: Topshop’s Moss Line To Be in 20 Countries

Topshop is going global with Kate Moss.

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Blue & Cream in East Hampton.

Fashion Features

Blue & Cream Takes the Jitney Downtown

Phase II of Chrystie Place, the highly touted mixed-use development on the Bowery – the city’s largest Whole Foods opened there last week – has landed its first fashion tenant, Blue & Cream.

clock April 2, 2007Sharon Edelson

Leigh Bantivoglio

Fashion Features

Bantivoglio Finds Her Stride After 10 Years

Leigh Bantivoglio is celebrating her 10th year in business with a new logo and hangtag meant to give her brand a more recognizable image.

clock April 2, 2007Karyn Monget

Bourret models a best-selling balconette bra and bikini.


By Caprice Expands Distribution in a Global Push

Caprice Bourret has global ambitions for her lingerie brand.

clock April 2, 2007Lucie Greene

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Luxurey Liner

On Gossamer, a contemporary bra and daywear resource at The Carole Hochman Design Group, has come up with a fashionable yet practical product: the Luxury Liner.

clock April 2, 2007WWD Staff

Designer brands like Donna Karan are flourishing.

Fashion Features

Made in the Shades: Eyewear Goes Deluxe

Who’s that behind those $130,000 sunglasses?

clock April 2, 2007Sophia Chabbott

A David & Scotti bag.

Fashion Features

Russian, Japanese Buyers Drive Mipel

Russia is increasingly shaping up as the land of opportunity for Italian leather goods manufacturers.

clock April 2, 2007Luisa Zargani


Dolce & Gabbana to Open 2 Boutiques in New Delhi

Dolce & Gabbana is zeroing in on India, with the opening of two boutiques in New Delhi by the end of the year as part of an ongoing expansion strategy in emerging markets.

clock April 2, 2007Luisa Zargani


Calvin Klein Lays Down Fresh Roots in London

Francisco Costa has lifted the veil on London’s first Calvin Klein Collection store – inside Harvey Nichols – since he took over the design helm and revealed details of more upcoming units in China, Brazil and Japan.

clock April 2, 2007Nina Jones


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


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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