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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.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

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.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

California Dreamin’: Bloomingdale’s Lands In South Coast Plaza

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Overview

Bloomingdale's is finally opening in South Coast Plaza and has created a showcase it promises will stand out in a crowded, competitive landscape.

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Frank Doroff, of Bloomingdale's, still remembers the style number for the Marilyn jean from his days as a buyer for Bullock's.

Fashion Features

Customer Appreciation

Guess has trimmed its wholesale business, but the brand remains large in the minds of top buyers.

clock April 18, 2007Laura Klepacki

The Beverly Center in L.A. is home to one of the first Guess units.

Retail

Mall Security

With multiple concepts and a rapidly expanding network of stores, Guess has become a formidable retail presence.

clock April 18, 2007Emili Vesilind

Drew Barrymore

Fashion Features

Where Are They Now?

A generation of Guess Girls got a career boost from the company’s campaigns. By Amy Wicks and Libby Estell

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Anna Nicole Smith

Fashion Features

A Tragic End

When Anna Nicole Smith collapsed and died in a Florida hotel room on Feb. 8 at the age of 39, her passing was nearly as swift and sensational as her rise to…

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Guess watch

Fashion Features

Coordinated Attack

Guess has gone far beyond denim by launching a fleet of accessories licenses.

clock April 18, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Guess denim through the decades

Fashion Features

True to Blue

Despite a growing contingent of category extentions, Guess, at its core, remains devoted to denim.

clock April 18, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Shoot for the Stars

With 25 years of iconic advertising campaigns, Guess has built an iron-clad brand image and more than a few careers.

clock April 18, 2007Amy Wicks

Carlos Alberini

Fashion Features

The Seven-Year Switch

During his tenure as president, Carlos Alberini has helped Guess overhaul its business model.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Paul Marciano surrounded by models at a company party.

Fashion Features

Branded for Life

With unwavering attention to its target customer and brand image, Guess, at 25, looks stronger than ever.

clock April 18, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Through the Years

1977: Maurice Marciano arrives in California.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

On the Money

A look back – and ahead – at Guess’ Wall Street performance.

clock April 18, 2007Jeanine Poggi

J. Crew

Fashion Features

Dresses and Trenches Kick Off Spring

A cool start to spring is helping sell sweaters, which take on a seasonal freshness in colorful patterns.

clock April 18, 2007Whitney Beckett

Boiled wool pullover and polyester blend jacquard skirt.

Fashion Features

Adora Lynx Launches as Better Line for Fall

The founders of Adora Lynx said they chose the name to represent “beloved strength,” and they hope the better-priced line, which is being launched for fall, delivers clothes that will be adored and durable enough to be worn for years.

clock April 18, 2007Whitney Beckett

Versace's Jet Seat.

Fashion Features

Armani Speaks Out on Furniture, Fast Fashion

The Salone del Mobile furniture fair officially kicks off today, but Giorgio Armani already stirred some controversy over fast fashion in presenting his new Casa collection on Tuesday.

clock April 18, 2007Luisa Zargani

Christian Joy and Karen O

People

New York Stories

“I’ve never been a believer in the ‘chic banal’ of New York fashion,” declared Zac Posen, who hopped over the Atlantic for the opening of the exhibition “New York Fashion Now” at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Monday night.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Burberry Second-Half Revenue Increases 19.3%

Second-half revenues at Burberry rose 19.3 percent, to 458 million pounds, or $886 million, from 384 million pounds, or $672.3 million, on the back of strong demand for spring runway looks, outerwear and handbags.

clock April 18, 2007Samantha Conti

Financial

Retail Apparel Prices Slip

Retail prices of women’s apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent last month compared with February, but were up 1.2 percent from a year earlier.

clock April 18, 2007Kristi Ellis

Media

Memo Pad: Second Opinion… Jagger Jigsaw… A little Light Music

In Touch is about to find out how serious a breathless celebrity tabloid can really get. The weekly from Bauer Publishing is forgoing its usual cover mix of Britney, Lindsay and Brangelina.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

A look from MaxMara's bridal collection.

Fashion Features

MaxMara Launches Bridal Line

MaxMara is entering the bridal arena with its first dedicated collection, which will bow in stores this month.

clock April 18, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Generra Expands Into Japan

Generra is entering new territory.

clock April 18, 2007Julee Greenberg

Paris Hilton modeled pieces from her new line.

Retail

Wide-leg Jeans and Zip-up Hoodies Create L.A. Buzz

Best-selling categories at the juniors-focused Majors Market here included casual jersey dresses, zip-up hoodies and dressy tops.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

The BB Dakota-designed uniforms for Kimera's waitstaff.

Fashion Features

West Watch: BB Dakota Branches Out… Street Party

After launching an accessories line for this fall season, junior brand BB Dakota aims to extend its reach into men’s wear and gastronomy.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

A silk jersey dress.

Fashion Features

Just Jessup

According to Jerome Jessup, who is launching his first solo collection, Jessup, this fall, his life’s journey goes like this:

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Myron Ullman 3rd

Financial

J.C. Penney Building on Strengths

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Myron Ullman 3rd told Wall Street analysts Tuesday that his goal was to make the retailer “the preferred shopping choice for Middle America.”

clock April 18, 2007Rusty Williamson

Financial

Girlshop Closing Operations After a Decade in Business

After almost 10 years in business, Internet pioneer Girlshop is shutting down, a victim of the popular formula it helped create.

clock April 18, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Jean-Paul Agon

Financial

L’Oreal Sales Gain 8.4 Percent in First Quarter

French beauty giant L’Oreal posted first-quarter 2007 sales of 4.27 billion euros, or $5.6 billion at average exchange, up 8.4 percent year-on-year.

clock April 18, 2007Jennifer Weil

An ad for Gap's Design Edition.

Fashion Features

Gap Design Edition Bows Across U.S.

There appeared to be little fevered frenzy over the launch of Gap Design Edition on Tuesday, but company executives were nonetheless pleased with consumer reaction to the collection, which is being sold in 100 stores nationwide.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Nordstrom, Limited File Exec Pay Packages

Five more retailers, including Nordstrom and Limited Brands, have revealed the compensation packages of their top executives in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

clock April 18, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: CHoo Confirms Appointment

Joshua Schulman has been named chief executive of Jimmy Choo, confirming a WWD report Friday.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Charles Rangel

Financial

Rangel Points to Fast Track Compromise

House Ways & Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) said Tuesday that Democrats were prepared to extend a restricted trade promotion authority to President Bush for a global trade accord as long as certain conditions were met.

clock April 18, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Murray Berkowitz, 91

Murray Berkowitz, former vice chairman of Frost Bros. specialty chain in Texas, died Sunday at his home in San Antonio, said his son, Mickey Berkowitz. He…

clock April 18, 2007Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Thomas Marotta, 73 Saks Fifth Ave. VP

Thomas Marotta, a Saks Fifth Avenue vice president and director of merchandising in the Bala Cynwyd, Pa., store, died of cancer April 13, the company said….

clock April 18, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Former Bali VP Samuel Swirsky

Samuel Swirsky, former executive vice president at Bali Intimate Apparel, died Friday at New York University Medical Center. He was 80 years old.

clock April 18, 2007WWD Staff

Renderings of the Bloomingdale's facade and cosmetics department in South Coast Plaza.

Financial

California Dreamin’: Bloomingdale’s Lands In South Coast Plaza

Bloomingdale’s is finally opening in South Coast Plaza and has created a showcase it promises will stand out in a crowded, competitive landscape.

clock April 18, 2007David Moin

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