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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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Makeover at Old Navy: Faster Fashions a Key to Monthly Collections

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Overview

In nothing short of a sea change, Old Navy wants to shed its amorphous family image, target the twentysomething crowd and share some "big fashion ideas."

From This Issue

A photo booth backstage at the Michael Kors spring 2006 show.

Marketing and Promotion

Ad It Up

Marchon turns to high-profile relationships to spread brand awareness.

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The new logo.

Financial

Makeover at Old Navy: Faster Fashions a Key to Monthly Collections

In nothing short of a sea change, Old Navy wants to shed its amorphous family image, target the twentysomething crowd and share some “big fashion ideas.”

clock January 28, 2008David Moin and Amy Wicks

Susan Davidson, ceo of NRDC's Creative Design Studio, and Bill Blass ceo Michael Groveman.

Parties

Plans for WIN’s 25th Get Under Way

Women in Need got the ball rolling on planning its upcoming 25th anniversary gala by getting supporters out to a party Thursday.

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Sketches from Angel Sanchez's fall 2008 line.

Sportswear

Angel Sanchez Preps for Comeback

Angel Sanchez has big plans this year, ushered in by his return to Bryant Park for New York Fashion Week.

clock January 28, 2008Whitney Beckett

A look from Daniel Cremieux.

Sportswear

Women’s Latest Installment For Daniel Cremieux Brand

Daniel Cremieux, the French sportswear company, is going ahead with a raft of projects – including introducing its first women’s wear collection.

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Financial

Discerning Lampert’s Vision for Sears

Does Edward Lampert have a strategy for Sears Holdings Corp.?

clock January 28, 2008Vicki M. Young

Legal

Legal Briefs

The value of intellectual property to a company is increasing as quickly as the threats to it, according to the Global Fraud Report released by Kroll…

clock January 28, 2008Liza Casabona

Retail

Active Endeavors Exiting Brick-and-Mortar Business

With its online business substantially outpacing store sales, Chicago-based contemporary fashion retailer Active Endeavors plans to close all its units and…

clock January 28, 2008Beth Wilson

The in-store Lanvin boutique.

Marketing and Promotion

Lanvin Opens at BG

Bergdorf Goodman has another exclusive, at least for the time being. The first Lanvin in-store boutique opened on the fourth floor last month, positioned…

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Alvin Valley

Human Resources

Alvin Valley Returns to Brand

Alvin Valley has returned to the helm of his namesake company, which has been plagued by design and distribution problems since The Moret Group purchased a…

clock January 28, 2008Whitney Beckett

Carolina Herrera Jr. in the latest ad.

Media

Memo Pad: Cutting Back… Keeping It In The Family… Paige’s Curse…

Staffers at Rodale Inc. are wondering if more departures are to come after three well-liked top executives left the company.

clock January 28, 2008Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

The Cynthia Rowley boutique in Chicago.

Real Estate

Marc Jacobs: A Chicago Magnet

Call it the Marc effect.

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Marc Jacobs

Designer and Luxury

Designer Dishes on Fitness and Himself

As fashion week approaches, get ready for a stronger and perhaps fiercer Marc Jacobs.

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Scervino's embroidered slip.

Marketing and Promotion

Scervino Inks Deal With Viamazzini

Ermanno Scervino has signed a renewable three-year license with Italian manufacturing company Viamazzini, which will produce and distribute…

clock January 28, 2008Luisa Zargani

Carole Hochman in her pima cotton pajamas.

Media

The Gift of Sleep

Carole Hochman is working on a book that ties in with her sleepwear designs – how to get a good night’s sleep.

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Paul Budnitz, wearing Kidrobot's snowboarding jacket for Burton, and Tim Schifter; a range of Kidrobot products.

Marketing and Promotion

Kidrobot Climbs Into Accessories With Schifter

Kidrobot is getting some gear. The six-year-old company that spawned a cultlike following is collaborating with Schifter + Partners…

clock January 28, 2008Caroline Tell

Radley's hobo bag.

Retail

U.K.’s Radley Comes to America

Radley, the handbag, luggage and accessories label based here, is set to make its U.S. debut at Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale’s East Coast stores starting…

clock January 28, 2008Nina Jones

A look from the new See by Chloe accessories line.

Handbags

See by Chloe Joins Bag Brigade

See by Chlo?? has created a bag line to be presented to buyers here starting today.

clock January 28, 2008Katya Foreman

David Yurman was innovative in combining silver with diamonds, such as in these bracelets, thus making diamonds more accessible.

Jewelry

Brands Bracing for a Slowdown

The better bauble bubble could be ready to burst — or at least deflate a little and cause a shakeout of brands.

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Leo Pizzo's heart pendants.

Jewelry

Italian Firms Stick to Home Front

High-end Italian jewelry makers presenting their new collections at the weeklong Vicenzaoro fair said they are resisting the lure of low-cost production in…

clock January 28, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Cuff bracelets from Kara by Kara Ross.

Real Estate

Findings: Diamonds in Dallas… Model Behavior… Ross Rocks…

De Beers will open its sixth U.S. unit on April 1 at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Legal

Kaviar and Kind Ends 4-Year Run

Kaviar and Kind is ending its run after four years as an influential Los Angeles jewelry player.

clock January 28, 2008Rachel Brown

Giorgio Armani's one-shouldered number for Armani Priv??, worn with a geometric flower belt and covered in fan appliqu??s that suggest modernist blooms.

Couture

Petal Work

Spring sprung up on the couture runways, where designers offered a veritable bouquet of buds and blossoms.

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Richard Chai

Designer and Luxury

Richard Chai Men’s Line

Richard Chai is in expansion mode, stepping on the business accelerator since finding backers in South Korean marketing company SK Networks Co. Ltd. last year.

clock January 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Sephora opened beauty departments like this one in J.C. Penney in 2006.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Sephora Said in Talks With M&S…

Is Sephora planning a return to the U.K. high street?

clock January 28, 2008Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil and Laura Mitchell

Victoria Beckham on Marc Jacobs' T.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: In The Nude… Gucci’s Urban Favorites… Party On…

By now, many people have enjoyed Marc Jacobs’ spring ads featuring Victoria Beckham dressed in Jacobs’ fall collection.

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Marion Cotillard in Nina Ricci.

People

Limited Engagement

With the red carpet at awards shows in peril because of the writers’ strike, there was major star wattage at Sunday night’s Screen Actors’ Guild event,…

clock January 28, 2008Marcy Medina

Human Resources

Liz Execs Take Roles at Ralph Lauren, AE

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has tapped Liz Claiborne Inc. executive Gail Onorato to be president of women’s wear for American Living and Chaps.

clock January 28, 2008Whitney Beckett

Government and Trade

Trade Ministers Agree to Revisit Doha Round

Spurred by fears of a global recession, trade ministers from major trading powers, including the U.S., India, Brazil and the European Union, agreed Saturday…

clock January 28, 2008John Zarocostas

Robert C. Skinner Jr.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kellwood Allows Shareholders to Decide on Sun

The board of directors of Kellwood Co. has elected to step aside and let shareholders decide on whether they want the apparel firm to be acquired by Sun…

clock January 28, 2008Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

In Brief: PacSun CFO…

Skate and surf apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said Friday that it appointed Michael Henry as senior vice president and chief financial…

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

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