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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

Building Tall in Tokyo: A&F Is Latest to Join Megastore Stampede

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In Tokyo, brands reach high. And Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will be no exception. The retailer's Tokyo flagship, scheduled to open in late 2009, will be tall and imposing , like the muscular, shirtless models featured in Abercrombie's audacious advertising.

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Fast Retailing and Istithmar increased their bids to buy Barneys New York.

Financial

Fast Retailing, Istithmar Raise Offers on Barneys

The bidding war for Barneys New York was ratcheted up a notch with offers from Fast Retailing reaching $950 million in cash.

clock August 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Cargo Scanning Bill Signed…

President Bush signed a national security bill Friday that will implement some of the findings of the 9/11 Commission, require 100 percent screening of all cargo containers at foreign ports within five years, and shift money to high-risk states and…

clock August 6, 2007WWD Staff

Prada's "Luna Rossa."

Fashion Features

Prada Opts Out of America’s Cup

Luxury seems to have fallen out of love with the America’s Cup. Prada said Friday that it will not compete in the next edition of the famed yacht race.

clock August 6, 2007Luisa Zargani

Items from Intimately Beckham.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beckhams Launch ‘Intimate’ Fragrance Set… P&G Reports EPS Up 22% in 4th Qtr.

David and Victoria Beckham are betting that selling Americans on his and her fragrances won’t be as hard as selling them on soccer.

clock August 6, 2007Rachel Brown

Joseph Abboud

Fashion Features

Joseph Abboud Returns to Men’s Wear

After more than two years on the sidelines, designer Joseph Abboud is back in the men’s wear game.

clock August 6, 2007David Lipke

Financial

Benetton Posts First-Half Growth

Benetton said Friday that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 14.8 percent to 151 million euros, or $196.3 million, in first half.

clock August 6, 2007Luisa Zargani

A rendering of the Giorgio Armani uniforms for London's Chelsea F.C. players.

Fashion Features

Armani’s Luxe Spin on Soccer

David and Victoria Beckham’s departure for the U.S. doesn’t mean a slump in the U.K.’s soccer style stakes.

clock August 6, 2007Lucie Greene

An illustration of the CurveNY show in February.

Fashion Features

Lingerie Fairs Unite

Two intimate apparel trade shows, CurveNY and Boutique Lingerie, have merged for the February market.

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

Chantelle's new ad campaign with supermodel Stephanie Seymour.

Fashion Features

Chantelle’s New Ad Campaign Focuses on ‘Beyond Beauty’

Chantelle, a long-established French bra brand, is launching a multimillion-dollar advertising and marketing campaign featuring Stephanie Seymour.

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Dita Does Frederick’s…

Frederick’s of Hollywood has a new cover girl for its 2007-2008 holiday collection of naughty lingerie: burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese.

clock August 6, 2007WWD Staff

Bodysuit by Cass and Co. and floral boxer from Charlotte by Capelli New York.

Fashion Features

Vendors Rushed but Ready for Spring

New product and a flurry of fashion brands are likely to be the driving forces at this week’s intimates market.

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

A Cleavacious bra.

Fashion Features

Dialing Up Cleavage

Karey Weyenberg, a former sales representative for AT&T, is a problem-solver.

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

"The Bunny Book"

Media

Bunny Secrets Revealed

For those who have wondered what kind of lingerie Playboy Bunnies wear, the answer lies in “The Bunny Book: How to Walk, Talk, Tease and Please Like a Playboy Bunny” (Chronicle Books).

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

Nick Graham

Media

Thinking Out of the Joe Boxer

“The brand is the amusement park and the product is the souvenir,” exclaimed Nick Graham, founder of the $500 million Joe Boxer brand, rock ‘n’ roll musician, stand-up comedian, president of the National Underwear Association and branding guru.

clock August 6, 2007Karyn Monget

Clockwise from top-right: 1. Nylon and spandex capri tights from Anne Klein New York. 2. Hue's nylon and spandex leggings. 3. Nylon and spandex tights from Betsey Johnson Legwear. 4. Nylon and Lurex leggings by Hansel from Basel. 5. Wolford's nylon...

Fashion Features

No Hose Barred

Hoping for the industry equivalent of a one-two punch, designers are following up strong fall and holiday seasons with increased offerings for spring 2008 that reference cold-weather styles.

clock August 6, 2007Court Williams

Arunashi

Fashion Features

Ladylike and Metallic Blend for Holiday

Distinctive, fashion-forward styles are driving fine jewelry sales. At the JA New York summer show and in company showrooms last week, brands offered prismatic colors in gemstones and detailed gold jewelry.

clock August 6, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Daniel Lalonde

Fashion Features

Lalonde Plots Vuitton’s U.S. Plan

Since joining Louis Vuitton as North American president and chief executive officer last December, Daniel Lalonde has become quite the LV aficionado.

clock August 6, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Anne Klein; Wolford; Hue thigh highs.

Intimates

Fall Legwear Turns Novel

After a stellar year at retail, legwear manufacturers are prepping for another strong fall season by tuning into runway trends and thinking outside the box.

clock August 6, 2007Caroline Tell

A Links of London ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Links of London Makes Timely Move

The fine watch business is ticking away and Links of London is getting in on the action. The 16-year-old English jewelry firm is launching a fine watch collection this fall, offering styles for women and men.

clock August 6, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Lydia Courteille ring.

Fashion Features

Browns to Showcase Rising Talent

Browns built its reputation on singling out fashion’s next big thing. Founder Joan Burstein bought John Galliano’s entire graduate collection in 1983 and champions British newcomers Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane.

clock August 6, 2007Nina Jones

Waris

Fashion Features

Findings: The Award Goes To… Times, They Are A Changing… Waris Hits London…

More than 550 jewelry industry figures attended the Women’s Jewelry Association’s 24th annual Awards for Excellence Gala at Pier 60 in Manhattan last month.

clock August 6, 2007WWD Staff

A rendering of the Abercrombie & Fitch flagship on the Ginza.

Fashion Features

Building Tall in Tokyo: A&F Is Latest to Join Megastore Stampede

In Tokyo, brands reach high. And Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will be no exception.

clock August 6, 2007David Moin

An image from the "Get Chucked" campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Faces and Names… Jump Street… Still Green?…

Though fashion magazines’ September issues seem to contain ads for every clothing label under the sun, usually only one glamorous gal gets to grace the cover.

clock August 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion look by 2007 Otis graduate Ashley Yang.

Fashion Features

Otis: Industry Programs Are Key

With the aim of being at the forefront of fashion design, the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles has developed a curriculum centered on fusing creativity and technology.

clock August 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Insurance Against Shrinkage

Employee theft can have a huge effect on a business’ bottom line. Companies need to take proactive steps to protect themselves against employee-related losses, but they don’t always understand what is required to adequately protect themselves.

clock August 6, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Saks Updates Training Program

Saks Fifth Avenue is looking to ensure shopper satisfaction via a training program for sales associates that blends instructor- and computer-based learning, with an emphasis on the importance of the “customer experience.”

clock August 6, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Retail Stocks Plummet 8.6% Year-to-Date

Hefty, company-specific problems compounded with macro factors are weighing down retail stocks.

clock August 6, 2007Erica Owen

Fashion Features

Analysts: Possible Upside for Industry

Retail stocks might be down, but Wall Street is not counting them out.

clock August 6, 2007Erica Owen

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and seven other retailers are seeking President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines to probe alleged abuses of striking workers at an apparel factory.

Financial

Wal-Mart, Firms Press Philippine Leader on Factory Abuse Claims

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., joined by seven prominent fashion firms, called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines to investigate alleged abuses of striking workers at C. Woo Trading.

clock August 6, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Some Retailers See Rise in Jobs, Cuts Continue for Other Sectors

U.S. fashion retailers turned in mixed results for July when it came to staffing their stores, with department stores shedding a seasonally adjusted 2,600 jobs.

clock August 6, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Market Woes Send Retail Index Down 4 Percent

Retail stocks closed down significantly Friday once again following overall market losses — marking another rocky week on Wall Street as new subprime mortgage concerns disrupted already volatile markets.

clock August 6, 2007Erica Owen

Leighton Meester

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Flying Coach… Liz Cuts Shows… Heat of the Night…

Could Phillip Lim soon be creating apparel pieces for Coach?

clock August 6, 2007WWD Staff

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