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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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Fixing Gap Inc.: CEO Murphy Stresses Cost Control, Smaller Stores

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Overview

Fashion, store traffic and real estate problems persist, but Gap Inc. pulled off a good fourth quarter in a tough economy, thanks to expense reductions and inventory controls.

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Fashion Features

Jeweler Irving W. Marks

Irving W. Marks, founder and president of the largest independent jeweler in greater Houston, died of cancer Tuesday at The Methodist Hospital there. He was 73.

clock February 29, 2008Holly Haber

Inside the new Nanette Lepore boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore Sets Up Shop on Melrose

Melrose Avenue has added a distinctly feminine flavor with the opening of Nanette Lepore’s latest boutique here this week.

clock February 29, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Media

Memo Pad: They Didn’t Even Watch The Oscars On The Web…

If media watchers were sobered by the fact that this year’s Academy Awards telecast drew the lowest television ratings on record, the news gets even worse:…

clock February 29, 2008Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Fashion Features

AAFA Image Awards

The American Apparel & Footwear Association plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its American Image Awards on May 14.

clock February 29, 2008Julee Kaplan

A dolman-sleeve top with ruched waistband.

Retail

Group USA to Convert Stores to Camille La Vie

Camille La Vie, the special occasion and bridal division of Group USA, is a testament to the resistance of weddings and other big celebrations to the…

clock February 29, 2008Sharon Edelson

Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc.

Financial

Fixing Gap Inc.: CEO Murphy Stresses Cost Control, Smaller Stores

Fashion, store traffic and real estate problems persist, but Gap Inc. pulled off a good fourth quarter in a tough economy, thanks to expense reductions and…

clock February 29, 2008David Moin

Stella McCartney

Financial

Now Profitable, McQueen and McCartney Brands Look Forward

The Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney brands have hit their long-awaited profit targets on time, but that is just the first of many hurdles they have…

clock February 29, 2008Samantha Conti

Fourth-quarter profits at Sears Holdings fell 47.5 percent.

Financial

Lampert Rallies Team as Sears Net Plummets

Retailing is a corporate contact sport, but hedge fund titan Edward Lampert, quarterback — chairman, that is — of Sears Holdings Corp., has taken the analogy a step further, comparing the company with the upset Super Bowl winners, the New…

clock February 29, 2008Evan Clark

Kevin Mansell, Kohl's Corp.

Financial

Kohl’s Reports 15% Slide in 4th-Qtr. Profits

Kohl’s Corp. is the latest casualty of the troubled economy.

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Marcia Patmos and Tina Lutz

Designer and Luxury

Lutz and Patmos Tap Their History for Leroy & Perry

Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos called on their personal history for their new Leroy & Perry label.

clock February 29, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Katoucha Niane

Fashion Features

Body Found in Seine River Could Be Missing Model

Police here said they may have found the body of missing model Katoucha Niane, a former muse to the retired couturier Yves Saint Laurent.

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Marketing and Promotion

Vendors Tout Spa Category Advancements

In the face of increasing sophistication at beauty store counters, vendors at the Spa & Resort Expo and Conference differentiated themselves for the…

clock February 29, 2008Rachel Brown

St. Tropez's daily moisturizer.

Retail

St. Tropez Brand Eyes Global Expansion Plan

The self-tanning brand St. Tropez aims to become the global leader in its segment by expanding internationally, brushing up it’s prestige positioning…

clock February 29, 2008Lucie Greene

Steven Scheyer

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Ascendia Revamps The Healing Garden

Ascendia Brands Inc. is hoping The Healing Garden can sprout again.

clock February 29, 2008Faye Brookman

New items from Grooming Lounge.

Beauty Features

Grooming Lounge Readies Hair Care Launch

The Grooming Lounge is poised to unveil a hair care line as it puts the finishing touches on a new-look line of retail products.

clock February 29, 2008Matthew W. Evans

David Kennedy

Financial

Revlon Moves to Black in Fourth Quarter

Revlon Inc. marched toward profitability last year as it kept a tight grip on costs and trimmed head count. Now, industry watchers are waiting to see if the…

clock February 29, 2008Molly Prior

Halle Berry

Marketing and Promotion

Busy Season: Coty Inks Deals With Halle Berry and Playboy

Coty Inc. has won the hand of two big names: Halle Berry and Playboy Enterprises Inc.

clock February 29, 2008Julie Naughton and Brid Costello

Givaudan flew 140 employees to Costa Rica to plant trees and teach students environmental awareness.

Mergers and Acquisitions

After Merger, Givaudan Aims to Stay on Top

A year after Givaudan’s acquisition of Quest International, a new competitive force is emerging that the combined company hopes will reshape the map of the…

clock February 29, 2008Michelle Edgar

The Memo boutique.

Fragrance

Memo’s Fragrance Journey

Clara Molloy wants finding Memo to be a voyage of discovery.

clock February 29, 2008Ellen Groves

Beauty Features

Beiersdorf Net Jumps 26%

Buoyed by strong sales in its consumer business segment, Beiersdorf AG reported aftertax profits that soared 26 percent last year.

clock February 29, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Dirty English items.

Beauty Features

Juicy Couture Speaks ‘Dirty English’ to Men

The men’s fragrance market is about to get down — with a Juicy Couture men’s fragrance called Dirty English.

clock February 29, 2008Julie Naughton

A view of the Fendi shop.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi’s Secret Garden

“I think this is really cool,” Fendi chief executive Michael Burke said Thursday, pushing open the back door of Fendi’s new Avenue Montaigne flagship here…

clock February 29, 2008Miles Socha

Lola Rykiel in Sonia Rykiel.

Marketing and Promotion

Rykiel, the New Generation

Lola Rykiel embodies the youthful joie de vivre the house of Sonia Rykiel wants to channel these days.

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Hussein Chalayan

Designer and Luxury

Sometimes a Great Notion

Certain designers relish playing with big ideas and avant shapes, and they did so for fall, with varying degrees of success.

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Givenchy

Designer and Luxury

Conquistadors and Coquettes

Riccardo Tisci worked Latin American references into his collection for Givenchy, while Alessandra Facchinetti went for a youthful update on the ladylike…

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Chloe Sevigny

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Story Time… Black Party… Ring Boy…

Mary-Kate Olsen, Fiona Scarry, Astrid Mu??oz, Camilla Al Fayed and Lapo Elkann were among the throng of guests who got in line to bear-hug Giambattista Valli…

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Yves Saint Laurent

Designer and Luxury

The Futurista

Stefano Pilati delivered a bold, confident fall collection for Yves Saint Laurent on Thursday, ideal for power women who like their luxe straight up.

clock February 29, 2008WWD Staff

Twiggy at Stella McCartney.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: More More More!!!… In The Family…

Fendi’s party tonight to fete its new Avenue Montaigne flagship will be the hottest ticket of the week.

clock February 29, 2008WWD Staff

Puma chairman and ceo Jochen Zeitz and Hussein Chalayan.

Fashion Features

Puma, Chalayan Team Up

Sportswear brand Puma AG on Thursday named Cyprus-born designer Hussein Chalayan as its creative director and acquired a majority stake in his signature fashion brand, confirming a report in WWD.

clock February 29, 2008Emilie Marsh

Legal

Trademark Filings Among Companies Up in ’07

Two new reports from the World Intellectual Property Organization show strong increases in many fashion and beauty companies looking to protect their…

clock February 29, 2008John Zarocostas

Legal

In Brief: Senate Passes Andean Bill…

The Senate unanimously passed a 10-month extension of trade benefits for Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador on Thursday, giving some relief to importers…

clock February 29, 2008WWD Staff

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