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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.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Big Deal for Barneys: Jones Said Near Sale Of the Upscale Retailer

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Overview

Barneys New York could soon come under foreign ownership.

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A look from a recent Bongo Capmaign

Fashion Features

Iconix Wins Bongo Battle

Iconix Brand Group has come out on top in a long-running legal dispute involving its Bongo denim brand.

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One of LFT's denim areas.

Fashion Features

Dallas Cuts Ribbon on New Fashion Terminal

Denim is a key ingredient at LFT Lifestyle Fashion Terminal, the 30,000-square-foot fashion emporium in Victory Park in downtown Dallas.

clock April 12, 2007Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Seven For All Mankind Inks Deal for First Store

Seven For All Mankind is in a retail state of mind.

clock April 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

Paris Hilton modeling a look from her own line

Fashion Features

The New Crop: Do They Have Staying Power?

There are those who firmly believe the celebrity-as-designer craze has lost its luster, but newcomers launching lines this fall naturally believe otherwise.

clock April 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

Arriana Boardman in Badgley Mischka.

People

Hot Type

The Four Seasons has long been a mega lunch watering hole, but Tuesday night, any real power player worth his or her weight in headlines descended upon the Grill Room for a cocktail party hosted by Dixon and Arriana Boardman in honor of A. Alfred…

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Grace O'Malley in "The Pirate Queen."

People

Fit for a Queen

Ballet-inspired looks were all the rage on certain spring runways, like those at Michael Kors and Vera Wang.

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Mark Bittman

Media

Twice Bitten

Thanks to the foodie culture craze, the landscape is populated with molecular gastronomists, gastropubs and now gastrologues, the new moniker for foodie travelogues.

clock April 12, 2007Emily Holt

Fashion Features

In Brief: Herrera Rises To The Top… J &J In China

Carolina Herrera tops the list of Modern Bride’s 25 leading trendsetters this year.

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Stuff By Hilary Duff

Fashion Features

Star Wears

The top celebrity brands ranked by the number of U.S. doors where their apparel collections are sold.

clock April 12, 2007Cecily Hall and Julee Greenberg

Nine West

Financial

Wholesale Giants Morphing Into Retailers

Forget the distinction between wholesaler and retailer. Today’s breed are brand managers. *WEB EXCLUSIVE CONTENT*

clock April 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Limited Sues Quiksilver Over Trademark

Limited Stores and Limco filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Quiksilver over use of the word “limited” on apparel.

clock April 12, 2007Liza Casabona

From the Madewell Web site, a pair of garment-dyed jeans.

Financial

Madewell Turns to Scoop to Meet Demand for Product

J. Crew chairman and chief executive officer Millard “Mickey” Drexler thinks so much of Scoop that he’s selling Madewell product there.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Colleague Day… Island To Island… Going Vintage…

Practically every blue chip name turned out Tuesday as Saks Fifth Avenue, along with the old school charity group the Colleagues, presented the 19th annual spring luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, featuring an Oscar de la Renta…

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Financial

Chico’s Touts Expansion

March comps were up 5.2 percent, and Chico’s wants to keep the momentum going by growing direct sales, expanding square footage more than 20 percent and focusing on new, less repetitive product offerings in 2007.

clock April 12, 2007Georgia Lee

Elle Decor editor in chief Margaret Russell wears Prada.

Media

Memo Pad: Booking Talent… All For Margaret

Though Dana Vachon’s book, “Mergers and Acquisitions,” has barely been in bookstores a week, this season’s lit “It” kid pondered at his book party Tuesday night who could play a few of the tome’s notable characters on the big screen.

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Financial

Big Deal for Barneys: Jones Said Near Sale Of the Upscale Retailer

Barneys New York could soon come under foreign ownership. According to market sources here and overseas, a private equity fund linked to the royal family of…

clock April 12, 2007Vicki M. Young and Miles Socha

Yoon-Soo "Gene" Yoon

Financial

Fila’s New Owners Outline Growth Plan

Fila’s new management team wants to grow the Italian active lifestyle brand into a $1 billion global business.

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Financial

Everlast Seeks Consistent Message As It Moves to Premier Brand Caliber

Everlast is creating a unified brand message to champion its image.

clock April 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Services Held for Steven Robinson

Funeral services were held here Wednesday for Steven Robinson, the longtime right hand of couturier John Galliano.

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Drew Barrymore

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Barrymore Becomes a Cover Girl…

Growing up, Drew Barrymore plastered her wall with pictures of Cheryl Tiegs, Carol Alt and Christie Brinkley. Now, she joins them in the pantheon of Cover Girls.

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Financial

Target Sees Growth Abroad Within the Next 10 Years

Target Stores plans to expand into fast-growing overseas markets such as India and China within a decade, but sees no advantage to being first, chairman and chief executive officer Robert Ulrich said Wednesday.

clock April 12, 2007Katherine Bowers

Financial

Puma Shares Again on the Rise

Puma’s stock rose again on Wednesday, following PPR’s purchase of a controlling stake.

clock April 12, 2007Emilie Marsh

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