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Business

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

Guess Steps on the Gas: Overseas Drive Helps Company’s Growth Soar

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Overview

Guess Inc. is now a global brand — and it wants to be even more of one. With an established North American presence, an expanding European operation and more businesses throughout Asia, growth at Guess is on fire, with 71.9% jump first-quarter earnings.

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exterior shots of Gant's new Madrid flagship.

Retail

Gant Grows Flagship in Madrid

With its Spanish partner, Gant Lifestyle España, the sportswear company is transforming a 2,000-square-foot, four-floor villa into its first flagship in the Spanish capital, located on Jorge Juan in the middle of Salamanca.

clock June 6, 2007Whitney Beckett

Sportswear in Pendleton's new Portland store.

Retail

Pendleton’s New Retail Prototype Taps Weaving Heritage

With the reopening of its renovated downtown Portland, Ore., store in May, Pendleton Woolen Mills unveiled its new retail prototype – which the firm said reflects its roots and its future vision.

clock June 6, 2007Whitney Beckett

An edgier logo

Financial

Uniqlo Bids for Visibility and Style

Uniqlo is taking steps to transform itself into a fashion brand for edgy consumers in the U.S., after discovering the supermarket-style approach it takes in Japan has not worked here.

clock June 6, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Consumers Like Luxuries Sexy and Glamorous

Fashion consumers in the U.S. traded up to purchase apparel and footwear luxuries last year at about twice the rate consumers traded down to buy apparel and footwear thought to represent the best value at the best price.

clock June 6, 2007Valerie Seckler

Interview Magazine

Media

Interview Magazine Mulling Options

It’s still too soon to predict where Brant Publications, publisher of Interview, Art in America and The Magazine Antiques, will end up.

clock June 6, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Brands See Opportunity in China’s Airports

When it comes to duty free sales aimed at Chinese consumers, beauty companies are coming together on a strategy: Go deeper.

clock June 6, 2007Betsy Lowther

Retail

Retailers Lobby Against Immigration Reform Bill

Retailers are lobbying to modify or strike a provision from a comprehensive immigration reform bill before the Senate this week that would hold companies responsible for verifying the legal employment of their contractors’ and subcontractors’ workers.

clock June 6, 2007Kristi Ellis

The interior of Diesel's Melrose Place flagship.

Retail

Diesel Launches Fresh Look

Diesel chief executive officer Renzo Rosso arrived in California to woo shoppers with a new store prototype that promotes eclectic luxury with a touch of cool.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

West Watch

French label Feraud has opened a 1,300-square-foot boutique on Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, one month after launching a 1,500-square-foot store in Manhattan.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

Co-owners Jill Roberts and Mark Freeman.

Retail

Seaton Makes Waves on Melrose Avenue

Contemporary casual brand Seaton has brought the beach to Melrose Avenue.

clock June 6, 2007Emili Vesilind

Jeffrey Kalinsky and Pete Nordstrom

Financial

Nordstrom Boosts Kalinsky’s Role

Nordstrom wants the fashion industry to know how serious it is about the designer business.

clock June 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Hermes Readies for Entry Into India

Hermes may offer turbans fit for a maharajah soon.

clock June 6, 2007Robert Murphy

Financial

In Brief: Judgment VS. Imposters… George Feldenkreis way

Jewelry retailer John Hardy Ltd. won a consent judgment for a permanent injunction and other relief against Real Imposters.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

Donna Karan and Calvin Klein

People

Glory & Glitches

“Well, that was an odd evening,” one designer mused.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

Two images from the fall 2007 campaign.

Fashion Features

Overseas Drive Helps Guess’s Growth Soar

Guess Inc. is now a global brand – and it wants to be even more of one.

clock June 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Vanity Fair cover

Media

Memo Pad: Collect ‘Em All… Almost Home… Miller Time

It’s going to take more than one coffee table to carry July’s Vanity Fair, since there will be 20 editions of the Conde Nast monthly for consumers to collect.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Gap’s Fisher Maps Key Goals

Acknowledging the challenges facing Gap Inc., interim president and chief executive officer Robert Fisher sought to reassure shareholders Tuesday.

clock June 6, 2007Joanna Ramey

The new BCBG butterfly icon.

Fashion Features

Whitney Puts Artists’ Touches to BCBG Logo

When Max and Lubov Azria decided to launch a new logo for BCBG, they didn’t want to do it quietly.

clock June 6, 2007Julee Greenberg

Dell'Acqua has signed an eyewear deal with Allison SpA.

Financial

Dell’Acqua, Allison Sign Eyewear Deal

Alessandro Dell’Acqua has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Allison SpA for the production and distribution of a branded eyewear collection.

clock June 6, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: CFDA’s Next Target… Wear and Tear… Hot Wheels…

The Council of Fashion Designers of America will renew its efforts for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer this fall, and it has turned to Net-a-porter.

clock June 6, 2007WWD Staff

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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