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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

Finding the Right Fit: Barneys’ Socol Quits, No Clear Successor

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Overview

One of the plum jobs in American retailing has just opened up — but it's rife with challenges. Howard Socol, chairman, president and ceo of Barneys confirmed recent speculation and said he will retire from the specialty chain at the end of June.

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Fashion Features

Eye: A Big Week in the Stars for Cannes

Led by Julianne Moore, star of the thriller “Blindness,” which kicks off the Cannes International Film Festival today, a formidable cast of leading ladies…

clock May 14, 2008Katya Foreman

A Tommy Hilfiger spring 2008 ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Fashion Brand Fans Are Spreading

With the worsening U.S. economy putting a strain on people’s wallets, for the first time in seven years consumers are placing more importance on which…

clock May 14, 2008Valerie Seckler

A Brooks Bros. window display in Bal Harbour, Fla., promoting the recent LPGA ProAm.

Marketing and Promotion

Brooks Bros. Strikes Golf Sponsorships

Brooks Brothers is hitting the greens as clothing sponsor of the PGA’s Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis next month, including the presentation of a…

clock May 14, 2008Valerie Seckler

Kate Spade store in Los Angeles.

Retail

Kate Spade Targets L.A. for Retail Push

Kate Spade is courting Los Angeles shoppers for the first time with its own stores, part of an ambitious agenda to almost double the accessories brand’s…

clock May 14, 2008Rachel Brown

Retail

Kitson Charts Growth Spurt

Kitson, the fad-driven boutique on Robertson Boulevard here, is branching out for fall.

clock May 14, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Miu Miu on Rodeo Drive.

Real Estate

Lap of Luxury: Miu Miu Launches on Rodeo

Miu Miu is back with a new store on Rodeo Drive.

clock May 14, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Josh Hartnett and Giorgio Armani at the Armani Prive fashion show in Los Angeles in February 2007.

Designer and Luxury

Hartnett to Front New Armani Scent

Giorgio Armani is out to prove diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend.

clock May 14, 2008WWD Staff

An ad from an Ugg campaign highlighting outerwear designed by Rozae Nichols.

Designer and Luxury

Ugg Taps Nichols for Outerwear Line

Ugg Australia has called on Rozae Nichols, a Los Angeles-based designer whose line is known for its proprietary fabrics and handwrought elements, to design…

clock May 14, 2008Sharon Edelson

A yellow Italian denim jacket from Lola of San Francisco at Atelier Designers.

Retail

Buyers Wait Longer, Scour Harder for Special Items

Specialty stores’ open-to-buys might be holding steady, but at this month’s Moda Manhattan and FAME trade shows, buyers reported they are looking more…

clock May 14, 2008Whitney Beckett and Marc Karimzadeh

Bonnie Fuller

Media

Memo Pad: Gone, But Not Forgotten… Break Out The Knoll Chairs

Another chapter in the drama that is Bonnie Fuller’s career is coming to a close.

clock May 14, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

TJX Profits Rise 19.6%

TJX Cos. Inc. said Tuesday that first-quarter income increased almost 20 percent as shoppers squeezed by rising gas and food costs and tight credit hunted…

clock May 14, 2008Vicki M. Young

Lindsay Lohan at the Fornarina Urban Beauty Show Monday.

Designer and Luxury

Fornarina Forms Tie With Lohan

With the controversial Lindsay Lohan as its new face, Italian lifestyle brand Fornarina is planning a global push into the world’s fashion capitals in a…

clock May 14, 2008Ellen Groves

Harold Vargas, Harold Freeman, Ralph Lauren, Lance Armstrong and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Marketing and Promotion

Lauren, Armstrong Mark Cancer Center Anniversary

Yellow is a leading color this spring, but Ralph Lauren, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Lance Armstrong were wearing it as a symbolic pledge to fight…

clock May 14, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of CityNorth's West Plaza Park where Macy's will be located.

Retail

Macy’s Heads West For Latest Openings

Macy’s Inc. is betting on the fast-growing Phoenix market and on Las Vegas, which has been hard-hit by the economic slowdown.

clock May 14, 2008Sharon Edelson

Saks' Denise Incandela.

Business Features

Saks’ Incandela on E-tail

Saks Direct President Denise Incandela came from McKinsey & Co., where she consulted on Internet retailing, to launch Saks Fifth Avenue’s Web store in 1999.

clock May 14, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Best dressed

Fashion Features

Bits & Bytes

The 16 million tween members of the Stardoll virtual world need never know a bad fashion day.

clock May 14, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

ThisNext's home page.

Retail

Next Step for Social Shopping

Product bookmarking service ThisNext is thinking outside the Web site with ventures that include a Facebook application and a deal with Ford Models.

clock May 14, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Howard Socol

Retail

Finding the Right Fit: Barneys’ Socol Quits, No Clear Successor

One of the plum jobs in American retailing has just opened up ??? but it’s rife with challenges.

clock May 14, 2008David Moin

Financial

Costs Lead American Apparel to 34 Percent Earnings Drop

American Apparel Inc. on Tuesday reported a 34 percent decline in first-quarter earnings, hurt by start-up costs for a new dyeing and finishing facility.

clock May 14, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Carrefour Revenue Rises 10.2 Percent

Robust sales in South America, Eastern Europe and China offset slower growth in France as Carrefour on Tuesday reported a 10.2 percent jump in first-quarter…

clock May 14, 2008Miles Socha

Financial

Specialty Store Sales Up, Department Stores Lag

Retail sales at specialty stores increased 0.7 percent to $19.02 billion in April, but fell 0.1 percent to $16.97 billion at department stores as that…

clock May 14, 2008Liza Casabona

Local people wait to be transported to safe areas as the injured lay in the open air and rain falls on Tuesday.

Financial

Experts Weigh Economic Impact of China Quake

The massive earthquake that struck southwestern China on Monday left only moderate damage in the retail areas of Chengdu??? the largest city near the…

clock May 14, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Sun Shuts Kellwood Sourcing Operation

Sun Capital Securities Group LLC is shuttering Hong Kong-based sourcing operation Kellwood Trading Ltd.

clock May 14, 2008Whitney Beckett

Juicy Couture's retail business is doing well, and added stores like the Beverly Hills flagship in 2007.

Financial

Liz Sees Red in First Qtr.

Liz Claiborne Inc. chief executive officer William L. McComb’s tale of two cities analogy continues to haunt him.

clock May 14, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

Wal-Mart Earnings Rise, Bullish on Apparel

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted higher first-quarter earnings and sales and said its apparel business is ready to “kick into high gear” with warmer spring weather.

clock May 14, 2008Evan Clark

Retail

In Brief: Big Time… Anticounterfeiting Education…

Louis Vuitton plans to christen its largest store yet ??? in Tokyo’s burgeoning Ginza district.

clock May 14, 2008WWD Staff

Parker Ladd, Liz Smith and Arnold Scaasi.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: New Face… Listen Up

Miu Miu is kissing Kirsten Dunst goodbye and saying bienvenue to Vanessa Paradis, who will be the brand’s new face for the upcoming fall campaign.

clock May 14, 2008WWD Staff

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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