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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

Keen on Simon Kneen: Banana Republic Taps New Creative Director

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Overview

Banana Republic is getting serious about trading up. The fashion retailer appointed Simon Kneen, formerly of Brooks Brothers parent Retail Brand Alliance, as executive vice president of design and creative director.

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Sally Hansen's Color Quick polish pen.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Del Has Full Spring Lineup

Retailers hope Coty Inc. will plow forward with the bevy of new beauty products Del Laboratories has on its docket for 2008.

clock January 4, 2008Faye Brookman

Manhattan-based nutritionist Keri Glassman.

Beauty Features

Food and Beauty Pros Partner for Products

A Manhattan-based nutritionist has teamed up with a mass market beauty company to create a line of skin care products containing antioxidants believed to have antiaging effects.

clock January 4, 2008Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Reality Show Success Spurs Sunset Tan Growth

Sunset Tan is going national. The L.A.-based company is capitalizing on the spotlight provided by the E network to peddle its brand of tanning salon to franchisees.

clock January 4, 2008Rachel Brown

An aesthetician working at Eliza's Eyes.

Beauty Features

Brow Maven Eliza Opens Post at Exhale Spa

Another eyebrow queen cometh to conquer the celebrity lair.

clock January 4, 2008Rachel Brown

Propoline conditioner and shampoo.

Beauty Features

Apivita Sets Goal to Go Global in 2008

Athens-based skin care marketer Apivita is shifting its focus to the international stage, launching new products and upgrading packaging in a bid to top 32.5 million euros, or $47.9 million at current exchange, in sales for 2008.

clock January 4, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Avon Signs Orman As Financial Adviser

Avon Products Inc. has tapped renowned personal finance expert and award-winning television host Suze Orman to act as “special personal finance adviser” to Avon representatives, to offer them money management advice.

clock January 4, 2008Michelle Edgar

Ricky's recently added Frederic Fekkai to its mix.

Beauty Features

Adding Up Beauty: Ricky’s Flirts With Outer NYC Markets

Ricky’s – the New York City retailer with a crass sense of humor and irreverent style – is growing up.

clock January 4, 2008Molly Prior

Select items from Beauty Benefits.

Beauty Features

Wet ‘n’ Wild Aims to Show ‘Benefits’ of Minerals

Markwins Wet ‘n’ Wild is diving into the mineral makeup market with Beauty Benefits, a new collection of color cosmetics containing lotus extract and marine minerals as the key ingredient.

clock January 4, 2008Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Philosophy Names Gretchen Price CFO

Philosophy Inc. has tapped former Procter & Gamble executive Gretchen Price as its chief financial officer.

clock January 4, 2008Molly Prior

Unitim-licensed stores make up 25 percent of the Kanyon mall.

Financial

Local Luxe Franchises Flourishing in Turkey

Luxury is booming here, and it’s making franchising a big business.

clock January 4, 2008Suna Erdem

The holiday scene at CentralWorld in Bangkok.

Financial

Thailand Retail Anticipates Growth Under New Government

Thailand’s largest retail property manager believes that business will improve in 2008 because of rising consumer confidence after the election last month…

clock January 4, 2008Joyce Barrett

Financial

L’Oreal Stake in Armani Seen as Unlikely

Industry sources generally dismissed reports of a possible L’Oréal investment in Giorgio Armani, which resurfaced Wednesday in the Italian newspaper Milano Finanza.

clock January 4, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Jennifer Weil

Dolce & Gabbana's  Manhattan flagship.

Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana Taps New U.S. President

Dolce & Gabbana on Thursday named Christophe Albarran as president of its U.S. subsidiary, replacing Glenn McMahon, who left in August to become chief executive officer of St. John.

clock January 4, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

In Brief: Theft At McQueen… Maus Builds Gant Stake

Alexander McQueen has become the latest victim of fashion thieves raiding London shops and studios.

clock January 4, 2008WWD Staff

The Flower Princess ad.

Beauty Features

Down the Aisle

Vera Wang is tossing Bouquet, her newest fragrance, into this spring’s fragrance fray. The scent, coming in April, will be available in about 500 specialty stores in the U.S. And that’s not all that Wang has in the way of florals this spring: Flower…

clock January 4, 2008Julie Naughton

Jami Morse Heidegger

Beauty Features

Jami Morse Heidegger Prepares to Reenter the Beauty Fray

Jami Morse Heidegger, who built Kiehl’s Since 1851 into one of the brightest marquee names of the Nineties’ indie boom, is stepping back into the ring.

clock January 4, 2008Pete Born

Simon Kneen

Human Resources

Keen on Simon Kneen: Banana Republic Taps New Creative Director

Banana Republic is getting serious about trading up. On Thursday, the fashion retailer appointed Simon Kneen.

clock January 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Letter to the Editor: Scent of Warhol

I read with interest your story about Andy Warhol and Bond No. 9 – describing Bond’s latest Warhol-inspired fragrance (WWD, Dec. 28, page 6). I would like to add to the historical record.

clock January 4, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood to Repurchase $80 Million of Its Stock

Confirming its belief in its future growth prospects, Kellwood Co. said Thursday it has entered into an $80 million accelerated share repurchase agreement…

clock January 4, 2008Lisa Lockwood

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Media

The Science of Covers: Celebs, Cleavage and Sparkle

In the early Eighties, People magazine founding editor Dick Stolley created “Stolley’s Law of Covers,” a mantra that some editors today can still recite from memory…

clock January 4, 2008WWD Staff

Images from the spring Dior Homme campaign, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Media

Memo Pad: Last Laugh?… Like, the Constitution Is Sooo Hot… All Change…

Details editor in chief Dan Peres has been beaten up in the blogosphere and in print for deciding to put Kevin Federline…

clock January 4, 2008WWD Staff

Lane Crawford's Healthy Living space.

Beauty Features

Hong Kong Market Comes of Age

Beauty is showing its true colors here. Walking down a street in Hong Kong just a decade ago, it was rare to spot women wearing foundation or nail polish. Now though, it’s hard to find a bevy of better-groomed denizens anywhere.

clock January 4, 2008Jennifer Weil

Items from Carbon Neutral, a new Australian line.

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Asia Attracts Niche Brands

This city has become a veritable magnet for niche brands – many of whose products have a “green” positioning – thanks in no small part to the Cosmoprof trade show, which focuses on natural health.

clock January 4, 2008Jennifer Weil

Michael Kenneth Williams

Media

The Secret Weapon

Until fairly recently, “diversity” on the air often amounted to an overweight wisecracking black guy or an Asian forensics investigator.

clock January 4, 2008Jacob Bernstein

A Gres-designed gown.

Fashion Features

Madame Alix Gres Exhibit Celebrates Fashion’s ‘Sphinx’

Madame Alix Gres will be getting her due at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where an exhibition in her honor is set to bow next month.

clock January 4, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Richard Prince's touch on the Louis Vuitton runway.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Farewell, Janet Brown… Bidding At the Chance…

The new year is going to have to get along without Janet Brown.

clock January 4, 2008WWD Staff

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

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