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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

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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One Sparkling Sector: Demand Stays Buoyant For High-End Jewelry

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Overview

Top-tier jewelry companies aren't flinching in the face of the U.S. economic slowdown — and are proceeding full-speed ahead with their store expansion programs.

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Eye: Surf and Turf

A barbecue may seem the ideal way to welcome an Aussie to Cannes, but the lush garden of the Hotel du Cap is a far cry from the countryside Down Under.

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Catherine Deneuve in Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Eye: Belle De Nuit

Cannes’ Gallic contingent raised its fashion flag Friday night for the premiere of Arnaud Desplechin’s much-awaited “Un Conte de Noel” (“A Christmas Tale”).

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Karen Allen and Steven Spielberg on the set of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Media

Raiders Redux

Twenty-seven years after she first appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” actress Karen Allen is back on screen as Marion Ravenwood,…

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A look from Julie Adams and Rachel Frank on the runway.

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SAIC Promotes Master’s Program, New Studio

Mayor Richard Daley isn’t the only one here hoping to elevate Chicago’s place in the fashion community.

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Abercrombie Net Ticks Up, Sees Big Potential Overseas

Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said Friday that first-quarter earnings increased 3.4 percent and predicted that eventually half its business will be…

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Designer and Luxury

Legal Briefs

Watchmaker Tag Heuer S.A. sued Diamonds & Dials, a jewelry store at 106 West 34th Street in Manhattan., and its owner, Adam Gindy, for trademark…

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Fortunoff, purchased out of bankruptcy by NRDC earlier this year, at its former home on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.

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Vulture Investors Await Opportunity to Pounce on Distressed Assets

The distressed debt investors are starting to smell blood on the streets.

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A rendering of Chanel's new fine jewelry and watch boutique.

Designer and Luxury

One Sparkling Sector: Demand Stays Buoyant For High-End Jewelry

Top-tier jewelry companies aren’t flinching in the face of the U.S. economic slowdown ; and are proceeding full-speed ahead with their store expansion…

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Designer and Luxury

Brands Chill in Hot Sunglass Market

After a flurry of eyewear licensing deals in the last year, many exhibitors at the Mido trade fair said they were focused on cultivating new lines and…

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An archival shot of Giorgio Armani and Eric Clapton.

Designer and Luxury

Armani’s Days in the Sun

To celebrate 20 years in a market that has become quite competitive, last week Armani lured a crowd of fashionistas and Italian celebrities to his Armani…

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A look from the Boss jewelry lines.

Designer and Luxury

Three Charms for Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss is looking to score a triple play with its first jewelry collections launching this fall.

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New Shops Set for Ciate

Ciate is polishing its plans for national and international expansion.

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David, Francesca and Ginger Komar.

Retail

Festive Mood Highlights Busy Market Week

Despite the tough economy, retailers and manufacturers during market week worked Madison Avenue showrooms by day and did some partying by night.

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From left: Stars of  'Sex and the City' Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis

Retail

‘Sex and the City’ Lingerie Parties Rev Up

Retailers will be chilling cosmopolitans, walking the aisles in stilettos and displaying risqu? undies and bras nationwide as stores launch “Sex and the…

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Marc Jacobs on Interview's cover.

Media

Memo Pad: Fifteen And Then Some… First-Half Fumbles…

Marc Jacobs might not think he is the new Andy Warhol, but Interview sure thinks so.

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Financial

Penney’s Ullman Seeks to Reassure Shareholders

Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., told shareholders Friday the retailer was positioned to cope with…

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Fashion Scoops: Barneys Search… Don’t Sweat It…

It appears Harold D. Reiter, chairman and chief executive officer of Herbert Mines Assoc., has landed the search for the successor to Howard Socol…

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Designer and Luxury

Valentino, Versace Sales Rise

The slowdown in consumer spending may be blighting some Italian fashion companies, but others are giving it the V-sign.

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Financial

Cushman & Wakefield, Envirosell in Alliance

Cushman & Wakefield and Envirosell said Friday they have formed a partnership intended to create a comprehensive menu of services for retail and real estate…

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Lundgren Maps Out Macy’s New Route

There’s no doubt Macy’s is disappointed with its performance this year and still takes some heat from loyalists of Marshall Field’s, one of several regional…

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