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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

Going Against the Grain: Nordstrom Execs Upbeat After 22% Net Increase

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Overview

Bucking both the downcast mood at retail and a hammering across-the-board on Wall Street, Nordstrom Inc. delivered robust third-quarter earnings on strong sales Monday.

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Ron Widdows

Textiles

Importers Forecast Trade Troubles

Apparel importers face myriad challenges in the months ahead, including record high energy prices, intensifying environmental pressures and political uncertainty on global trade.

clock November 20, 2007Ross Tucker

Textiles

Intertextile Shanghai Plans Expansion

Organizers of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, one of the world’s largest textile exhibits, have their sights set on expansion.

clock November 20, 2007Lisa Movius

Newbury Street in Boston.

Fashion Features

Beyond Preppy: Boston Amps Up Style

Lisa Pierpont’s annual women-only party in her Victorian near downtown Boston is billed as a potluck. But the night is more about styling than baking.

clock November 20, 2007Katherine Bowers

A dress hand-painted by Gur.

Fashion Features

A Second Chance for Iconic Ossie Clark Brand

Add Ossie Clark to the list of once iconic fashion brands aiming for a revival.

clock November 20, 2007Samantha Conti

Tommaso and Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Cavalli’s Chianti… Paint Ball… Stars and Stripes

Fresh from the frenzy-inducing launch of his collection for H&M this month, Roberto Cavalli threw a dinner party last weekend…

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Brian Grazer in Malibu.

People

Spin Cycle

Bye-bye, blacked-out Escalades. So long, speedy and stealthy motorcycles. Celebrities these days are going green, Schwinn-style.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Brian Tyree Henry

People

Supersize

For most students who walk the revered halls of Yale School of Drama, their journey is paved with countless hours agonizing over scripts, trekking to casting calls and meeting with acting coaches. And then there’s Brian Tyree Henry.

clock November 20, 2007Amanda FitzSimons

People

Eye Scoop

This fall in Napa Valley, while vintners celebrated their harvests, Norman and Norah Stone toasted Stonescape…

clock November 20, 2007Joanna Ramey

Black Halo's silk dress and Inhabit's cashmere, silk and cotton cardigan.

Fashion Features

The Moody Hues

Flowers usually evoke visions of fanciful colors, but this season designers are mining a more muted palette.

clock November 20, 2007Bobbi Queen

Nordstrom Inc.

Financial

Going Against the Grain: Nordstrom Execs Upbeat After 22% Net Increase

Bucking both the downcast mood at retail and a hammering across-the-board on Wall Street, Nordstrom Inc. delivered robust third-quarter earnings on strong…

clock November 20, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Perry Ellis International Posts 3.7% 3Q Net Gain

Perry Ellis International Inc. reported third-quarter profits increased 3.7 percent on a 6.7 percent sales gain driven by its golf and action sports business, as well as strength in its namesake brand.

clock November 20, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The interior of Marni.

Retail

Marni Opening Accessories in Milan, Sees Expansion in U.S. and Russia

Marni aficionados now can splurge on clothes and accessories by merely crossing a cobblestoned courtyard.

clock November 20, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Richemont Considers Restructuring

Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, parent of brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC, Dunhill and Chloé, may alter its corporate structure because of planned changes in a favorable Luxembourg tax law.

clock November 20, 2007Samantha Conti

Graeme Black

Fashion Features

Saks Spruces Up Chicago Unit

Responding to its growing designer business, Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago is giving its designer floors a facelift.

clock November 20, 2007Beth Wilson

The Anne Klein spring collection show at Barneys New York in NorthPark Center.

Fashion Features

Dallas Ready for Runway Return

NorthPark Center’s runway shows are coming back next year.

clock November 20, 2007Holly Haber

Jacqueline Kennedy

Fashion Features

Scaasi Dresses Up Lincoln Museum

Arnold Scaasi has arrived – in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne is a long way from the White House, but that has not deterred it from staging “First Ladies & Fashion: Featuring the Work of Arnold Scaasi.”

clock November 20, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

European retailers are counting on big-ticket items such as Tod's Pashmy bag...

Financial

European Retailers Eye Luxe for Holiday Lift

With transport strikes grinding traffic to a halt in France, credit worries among shoppers in the U.K. and general malaise across the Continent, there are plenty of reasons to worry that the Grinch may steal the Christmas shopping season in Europe.

clock November 20, 2007Robert Murphy

Michela Piva

Financial

Piva Replaces Macchi as Ferre CEO

There is a changing of the guard in top management at Gianfranco Ferré.

clock November 20, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

In Brief: Ferragamo, On Time… Ksubi CEO Out… Under Armour Women’s Senior VP…

Salvatore Ferragamo has joined with Timex to launch a watch collection. The line was shown to editors on Monday at the Ferragamo showroom in Manhattan.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Niwaka's new store in Rockefeller Center.

Retail

Japanese Jeweler Sets Store in Manhattan

New York’s Rockefeller Center lures tourists from around the world, particularly during the holiday season, with its towering Christmas tree and festive shop windows.

clock November 20, 2007Caroline Tell

Blufin ceo Gianguido Tarabini.

Fashion Features

Blufin Designer Rossella Tarabini To Focus on Custom-Made Pieces

Blufin, the umbrella company for Blumarine, Anna Molinari and Blugirl, is adjusting its lineup.

clock November 20, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Shoes and jewelry from Diana Broussard's fall collection.

Fashion Features

Broussard’s ‘Whimsy’ in the West Village

Diana Broussard, a shoe designer trained in Italy, has brought a bit of the palazzo to her new 950-square-foot West Village store here.

clock November 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

Handbags on display.

Retail

Bottega Veneta Bows in New England

Bottega Veneta takes pride in not having a logo, but the brand flaunts its signature woven leather as a hallmark in its first New England store.

clock November 20, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fashion Coterie

Fashion Features

Fashion Coterie Date Shift Puts Strain on Schedules

Retailers, vendors and trade show organizers are scrambling to adjust after Fashion Coterie’s decision to move its February dates…

clock November 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

Shanghai Tang's new boutique concept.

Retail

Shanghai Tang Prototype Comes to NYC

Shanghai Tang is hoping the third time is the charm. The Hong Kong retailer has signed a lease for a 3,200-square-foot space at 600 Madison Ave…

clock November 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Beauty Report: Word of PPR Bid Boosts Clarins’ Stock… Neutrogena Signs Diane Lane

Speculation surrounding a possible takeover of Groupe Clarins by PPR percolated again, causing Clarins’ stock to close up 8 percent to 64.71 euros, or $94.86 at current exchange, on the Bourse here Monday.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Hilfiger Said Weighing Market Listing

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. might seek a stock market listing this year, industry sources in London said.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Andre Bettencourt, Former L’Oreal Exec, 89

Andre Bettencourt, a former politician, L’Oreal executive and husband of the French beauty giant’s heiress, Liliane Bettencourt, died Monday. He was 89.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Angels In America… Party Face… Movie Mania…

Kanye West has a bone to pick with Harper’s Bazaar, according to his comments in GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue.

clock November 20, 2007WWD Staff

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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