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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 8hAmanda 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 15hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 22hNyima Pratten

Little Gold in Beijing: China Crackdown Hits Businesses at Games

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Overview

A stream of Olympic visitors has arrived in Beijing — foreign journalists and dignitaries donning official lanyards and combing the shops and bars that long have been a hub for expatriates in Beijing.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Taiwanese Entrepreneur Vivian Wu Yen Dead at 95

Vivian Wu Yen, chairwoman of Yulon Group and a major player in the world of Asian textiles, died Saturday.

clock August 12, 2008Glenn Smith

Designer and Luxury

Richemont Acquires Swiss Watchmaker Roger Dubuis

“Young” and “highly innovative” firm seen as different from luxury group’s more established brands.

clock August 11, 2008Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Gap Europe to Focus on U.S. Designs; Retailer Disbands European Design Team

A small team of designers based in New York will focus on Gap?s European collections, and will report to Patrick Robinson.

clock August 11, 2008Nina Jones

An ensemble from Suzanne/Stillman Studio.

Financial

Economy Is Topic A at Nouveau Collective

Retailers and vendors were focused on strategies for coping with the economic slump at the three-day Nouveau Collective trade show.

clock August 12, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Lela Rose and a model in one of Rose?s bridesmaid dresses.

Marketing and Promotion

Lela Rose Launches Bridesmaid’s Collection

Retail Prices Range from $300 to $450.

clock August 12, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Rachel Roy

Business Features

Q&A: Rachel Roy

Roy Discusses Business, Kids and Damon Dash.

clock August 12, 2008Beth Wilson

Reebok at Patriot Place.

Activewear

Reebok Testing Retail Expansion

Opens New Concept at Home of NFL Patriots.

clock August 12, 2008Katherine Bowers

A visualization of the average body shape in China and the U.S

Marketing and Promotion

Chinese Growing Taller, Bigger

Fit study finds youth 1.5 inches taller.

clock August 12, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

A look from Bruuns Bazaar Spring/Summer 09 collection.

Fashion Features

Copenhagen Shows Color

Despite recession, buyers remain upbeat.

clock August 12, 2008Ellen Groves

Diane von Furstenberg

Media

DVF’s Monthly Missives… Back to School… A Gossip Writes About Gossip…

As if Diane von Furstenberg didn’t already have enough on her plate, she’s adding a new role: columnist for Departures magazine.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Legal

ABA Backs Anti-Knockoff Law

Resolution supports Design Piracy Prohibition Act now before Congress.

clock August 12, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

Inter Parfums Net Up Slightly

Earnings per share beat estimates.

clock August 12, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Financial

NexCen Gets One-Week Extension

Forbearance period with lender BTMU ends this Friday.

clock August 12, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Another oil drop translates into Wall Street gains.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

A still from director Hyuk-Jae Kwon?s short film.

Fragrance

Short Films Promote Prada Scent

Film editor Pietro Scalia to create single work from nine shorts.

clock August 12, 2008Stephanie Epiro

A crystal-covered Melissa Odabash swimsuit.

Activewear

Melissa Odabash Prepares For 10th Anniversary

Swim Designer Plots Collaborations, Expansion

clock August 12, 2008Whitney Beckett

Markets

Homeland Security Challenged on Scanning Progress

The House committee overseeing the Department of Homeland Security has accused the agency of trying to ?thwart? efforts to meet Congressional deadline.

clock August 12, 2008Kristi Ellis

Container volume has fallen in each of the first six months this year.

Markets

Cargo Traffic to Fall in 2008

The nation?s largest ports are likely to finish the year with cargo volumes falling 4 percent after posting declines in each of the first six months.

clock August 12, 2008Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

Democrats Set Convention Lineup

The plight of the American worker and the middle class will be a central theme at the Democratic National Convention in two weeks.

clock August 12, 2008Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Swatches

Invista has introduced a legwear fiber made from recycled bottles.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Images from Australian Wool Innovation?s latest campaign.

Textiles

Australian Wool Industry Launches Campaign

Some 10 months after Australian Wool Innovation Ltd. acquired the 44-year-old Woolmark logo, AWI will unveil a more-than-$100 million marketing campaign today .

clock August 12, 2008Patty Huntington

Alexis Bledel in Mischen.

People

Actresses Give the Cold Shoulder

Starlets turn to toga-style dresses this summer.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Penelope Cruz in Marchesa at the "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" premiere.

People

Final Score

When word spread around Barcelona last June that Woody Allen was in town shooting a new film, hopeful musicians descended upon his hotel.

clock August 12, 2008Katya Foreman

People

Gwyneth Paltrow and Mariah Carey Party in the Hamptons

Those who went to Steven Klein’s Bridgehampton house on Saturday night in hopes of seeing “honorary chairperson” Madonna would have been disappointed.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Yansi Fugel

Fashion Features

Now, Voyager

Ella Branford is the fashion editor you?ve never heard of.

clock August 12, 2008Venessa Lau

Justin Timberlake

Fashion Scoops

Hot Ticket… Party Armani… Hollywood to High Street…

Justin Timberlake will have not one, but two shows during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Legal

Tiffany Appeals eBay Ruling

Seeks another hearing on auction site’s liability in counterfeit sales.

clock August 12, 2008Matthew Lynch

The Olympic Lane on the Second Ring Road near Yonghegong Street.

Business Features

Beijing Sees Little Retail Lift From Olympics

Visa, security crackdowns hit business.

clock August 12, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Gregory Parkinson's silk chiffon and jersey frock. Pilgrim necklace and bracelet; Anna Balkan cuff; Cesare Paciotti boots.

Fashion Trends

The Flowering

Flowers sprouted on all sorts of fabrics for resort, making a particularly appealing showing in dresses.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Items from Donna Karan Fragrance Collection.

Beauty Features

Revlon’s New Director… Donna Karan’s Fragrance ‘Collection’…

Revlon Inc.’s board of directors has elected fashion executive Tamara Mellon as a new director.

clock August 12, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 17hKristi Ellis

Social Studies