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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.

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Contemporary A Go-Go: With Growth in Sector, Scoop Exands Abroad

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Scoop is dipping its toes into the Aegean Sea in the first step of a planned international rollout.

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Antonio Favrin

Fashion Features

Permira Gets More VFG

European private equity group Permira Holdings is one step closer to owning 100 percent of Valentino Fashion Group SpA.

clock July 5, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Jean-Christophe Bedos

Financial

Boucheron Inks Deal for China Units

Boucheron, the Paris jewelry house that belongs to French retail and luxury conglomerate PPR, has concluded a deal to open 10 freestanding stores in China over the next five years.

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Inside the Barneys New York Seattle store.

Financial

Barneys Goes Bigger in Seattle

Barneys New York believes designer labels will be a stronger draw even in casual, laid-back Seattle.

clock July 5, 2007David Moin

Financial

New Look No Longer for Sale

British retailer New Look has been taken off the block after its owners, private equity groups Apax Partners and Permira, failed to achieve the 1.8 billion pound, or $3.7 billion at current exchange, price tag they had put on the fast-fashion chain.

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Jean-Christophe Bedos

Fashion Features

Boucheron Inks Deal for China Units

Boucheron, the Paris jewelry house that belongs to French retail and luxury conglomerate PPR, has concluded a deal to open 10 freestanding stores in China over the next five years.

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Christian Lacroix

People

French Leave

Summer in France: rose wine, acres of blooming lavender, the Tour de France – and endless traffic jams as the entire nation seemingly hits the road, especially come August.

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Scoop Beach features light, breezy tube dresses and tunics.

Financial

With Growth in Sector, Scoop Expands Abroad

Scoop is dipping its toes into the Aegean Sea in the first step of a planned international rollout.

clock July 5, 2007Sharon Edelson

FIFA's tops inspired by World Cup soccer.

Fashion Features

FIFA Becomes a Brand

Federation Internationale de Football Association, the world governing body of soccer, is out to turn itself into a brand.

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From Puma's Complete

Fashion Features

Puma Launches Bodywear

The German sports lifestyle brand will launch its Complete Bodywear Collection this fall, putting its own stamp on a category made hot by Under Armour.

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Looks from Aerotech.

Fashion Features

Prince Brings Apparel In-house With Aerotech Line

Prince Sports Inc., best known for its rackets and hard goods, is taking its activewear in-house for spring to make apparel a corporate focus.

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A look from the fall campaign.

Fashion Features

L.E.I. Gets New Look for Back-to-School

Jones Apparel Group wants to breathe new life into its L.E.I. junior denim brand with a fresh look for fall.

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Good Society Denim blends philanthropy with fashion in its debut fall collection.

Fashion Features

The Recipe for Building a Good Society

Aiden Dinh wants to do the right thing.

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Media

Memo Pad: Batter Up

Members of the so-called New York media elite have been accused of many things, but excessive athletic fervor – or skill – is rarely one of them.

clock July 5, 2007Irin Carmon

Fashion Features

A World of Retail

The top emerging countries for global retail expansion.

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Retail

Contemporary’s Retail Movement

There’s no question the contemporary market is booming. And for those designers riding the wave, expansion means not only launching new product categories, but opening their own stores on a worldwide scale.

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Analysts say that Abercrombie & Fitch is on the right track for a good back-to-school season.

Fashion Features

Analysts Give a Positive Spin for Back-to-School Season

The back-to-school shopping season is right around the corner and with teen spending up, analysts believe the age group will be in the stores well before they hit the books.

clock July 5, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Australian Wool Innovation, PETA Come to Terms

Pitted against each other for the past two years in the Federal Court of Australia – and on the front steps of some of the world’s biggest retailers – Australian Wool Innovation and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have reached a…

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Pompidou in 2002ý

Fashion Features

Former French First Lady Claude Pompidou

Claude Pompidou, the former first lady of France and a regular at the couture shows, died Tuesday at her home in Paris. She was 94.

clock July 5, 2007Holly Haber and Miles Socha

Financial

Harry Bulova Henshel, Former Bulova CEO

Harry Bulova Henshel, former chairman and chief executive officer of Bulova Corp., died Friday at 88.

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Bois dýOrage, Frederic Malle's newest scent.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Frederic Malle Plans New York Fragrance Boutique… Coty Appoints Macchio to R&D Post… L’Oreal Scents Take Father’s Day

Frederic Malle has set his sights on Manhattan.

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Valeria Ferlini has made the Ape car into a traveling boutique for her women's line, Malandra, and other merchandise.

Fashion Features

Designer Takes Line to the Streets of Milan

Since its debut in the Forties, the three-wheel car the “Ape” (bee in Italian) has been spotted careening around streets of small Italian towns selling fruit, fish and flowers.

clock July 5, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Beauty Features

In Brief: Gaultier Renews With AEFFE… 24 Seven Awarded… Hair Today

Italy’s Aeffe SpA, which is preparing to go public this summer, has inked a renewal contract for the production and distribution of Jean Paul Gaultier ready-to-wear.

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Christian Lacroix

Fashion Features

From Coco to Rococo

While Karl Lagerfeld turned out meticulous looks that celebrated modern women’s power ala Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix went for complete couture drama: feathers, furs and exaggerated chapeaux.

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Claudia Schiffer in the Dom Perignon campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Blonde Ambition… Bag Du Jour

The latest campaign for Dom Perignon reunites two of Germany’s most famous fashion exports.

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

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