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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

Fashion, Image Issues Looming Over Wal-Mart As Shareholders Gather

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Overview

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s annual stockholders' meeting, an extravaganza of executive presentations and high-octane entertainment gets under way Friday.

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Billabong meets the growing demand for dresses with girlish styles in bright hues.

Fashion Features

Holiday Novelty Items are Top Priority at ASR

Novelty was the name of the game for action sports companies that unveiled holiday offerings at the ASR Trade Expo here.

clock May 30, 2007Rachel Brown

Yeohlee Teng's installation at the LACMA featured looks from her spring and fall 2007 collections.

Fashion Features

Yeohlee Teng Sees Parallels In Fashion and Architecture

Designer Yeohlee Teng evoked architectural images in discussing fashion during a presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last Wednesday.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Americas Mart in Atlanta.

Fashion Features

Trade Show Dates Pit Atlanta Against Dallas

There’s a battle brewing down South. AmericasMart officials have moved its trade show dates in August so the Atlanta show conflicts with Dallas.

clock May 30, 2007Georgia Lee and Whitney Beckett

Financial

Former CKI Exec Starts Consulting Firm

Kim Vernon has spent much time honing her skills in marketing and advertising, which she is now channeling into Vernon Co.

clock May 30, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Donna Karan Taps 2 for Accessories Initiative

The company tapped Michelle Sanders as senior vice president of Donna Karan Collection accessories, a new post. Sanders joins from Miu Miu, where she was president of its American operations for the last six months.

clock May 30, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Brooks Bros. Boosts Roles of 2 Executives

Brooks Brothers has elevated and expanded the responsibilities of two longtime executives, Eraldo Poletto and Lou Amendola.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Fashion, Image Issues Looming Over Wal-Mart As Shareholders Gather

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s annual stockholders’ meeting, an extravaganza of executive presentations and high-octane entertainment.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Vanity Fair Study Delves Into the Cultivated Consumer

A shift in consumer preferences is one of the premises of a new study that aims to define this increasingly powerful subset of affluent Americans, and to examine its behavior and lifestyle preferences.

clock May 30, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Memo Pad: Living Large… Parting Words… Coast To Coast

All those lads who read Maxim now have the chance to live its pages – well, provided they bring the beer and babes and have a passport.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

The groom and bride: Guilhem de Castelbajac and Alexia Landeau.

People

Norman Nuptials

If the French adage “mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux” (“a rainy wedding means a happy marriage”) holds true, the sun should shine for Alexia Landeau and Guilhem de Castelbajac.

clock May 30, 2007Emilie Marsh

New items from Anthousa.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Anthousa Launching Bath and Body Care… YSL Beaute Appoints Beshlian… Miller Harris Adds Fleurs de Sel

Anthousa, the three-year-old home fragrance and perfume marketer, is introducing a bath and body care collection exclusively at Neiman Marcus this August, a launch that will be followed by a rollout to Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York in the fall.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Kahn Named CEO of Claire’s

Claire’s Stores Inc., the 3,000-unit costume jewelry chain, on Tuesday named Eugene S. Kahn chief executive officer, confirming a WWD report last week.

clock May 30, 2007David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Having Gown, Will Travel… Camera Ready… Got Your back…

It looks like the July couture shows will be a movable fashion feast. Not only is Valentino inviting the high-fashion flock to Rome for his 45th anniversary blowout on July 7.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Ivanka Trump.

Fashion Features

Ivanka Does Diamonds

“Don’t get mad, get everything!” might have been her mother’s mantra, but Ivanka Trump wants women to feel comfortable buying their diamonds – and she intends to show the jewelry industry just how it’s done.

clock May 30, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Blass Execs Mulling Vollbracht Successor

While most of Seventh Avenue was settling in Tuesday after the holiday weekend, Bill Blass executives faced the pressing task of finding a replacement for Michael Vollbracht, who resigned last week.

clock May 30, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Retail Crime Up… Rossi Appointment… Jensen Joins Jewelers

The frequency of organized retail crime is on the rise, according to a survey being released today by the National Retail Federation.

clock May 30, 2007WWD Staff

Looks around Valencia.

Fashion Features

Luxe Stars on Board in Valencia

Luxury is battling the Mediterranean waves once again.

clock May 30, 2007Emilie Marsh

Two looks from Just Cavalli's cruise collection.

Fashion Features

Cavalli CEO Sets Sights on Possible IPO

The Roberto Cavalli brand is ready to conquer more territory under the management of a new chief executive officer, Cristiana Cavalli.

clock May 30, 2007Luisa Zargani

Financial

PVH Sees 8.7% Rise In Profits for 1st Qtr.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. on Tuesday reported an 8.7 percent gain in first-quarter profits, propelled by a 16.9 percent increase in revenues that included a 37 percent jump in Calvin Klein royalty income.

clock May 30, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Consumer Confidence Jumps in May

Consumer confidence rebounded in May, exceeding forecasts and reaching the highest level since March, but experts said rising gasoline prices are a reason for caution.

clock May 30, 2007Vicki M. Young

The entrance to the Elie Tahari boutique.

Fashion Features

Tahari Grows Big Time at Saks Beverly Hills

Elie Tahari and Saks Fifth Avenue here have launched the retailer’s largest in-store boutique for a bridge brand.

clock May 30, 2007Emili Vesilind

Constance Marie

Fashion Features

Mervyns Taps Actress Constance Marie for Sportswear Line

Kohl’s has Daisy Fuentes, and now Mervyns is launching an exclusive Constance Marie sportswear collection for fall.

clock May 30, 2007David Moin

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

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