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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 5hAmanda 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 12hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 20hNyima Pratten

Reaching for the Masses: Estee Lauder Cos. Scent To Launch at Wal-Mart

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The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc., the stalwart luxury beauty firm and department stores' most dominant ally, has linked arms with a surprising new distribution partner, Wal-Mart.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Levi’s Profits Up

For the three months ended Aug. 24, the SanFrancisco-based jeans giant Levi’s saw earnings rise 14.6 percent to $69.2 million.

clock October 2, 2008Ross Tucker

Financial

Hardy Amies on Savile Row Files for Administration

British fashion label, known for tailoring for the royal family, needs funding.

clock October 3, 2008Nina Jones

Government and Trade

Industry Coalition Pushes for Trade Reform

The initiative targets presidential candidates, Congress.

clock October 3, 2008Kristi Ellis

Marks & Spencer in Shanghai.

Retail

Marks & Spencer Opens in Shanghai

U.K. retailer launches first store on mainland China.

clock October 3, 2008Lisa Movius

Alessandro Benetton

Financial

Alessandro Benetton Ups Stake

Benetton executive deputy chairman purchased 45,500 shares this week, or more than 1 million euros of the company’s stock.

clock October 3, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

Hannah MacGibbon

Designer and Luxury

MacGibbon’s New View at Chloe

Designer to show first collection on Saturday.

clock October 3, 2008Miles Socha

The Rare El’ements line.

Hair

Natural Brand Rare El’ements Emphasizes Performance

Salon veterans are vying to change the industry’s perception of natural hair care products with Rare El?ements International Hair Collection.

clock October 3, 2008Rachel Brown

Decléor’s men’s items.

Skin Care

Decleor Tightens Men’s Line With Essentials Collection

Decl?or has streamlined its skincare assortment for men with new products and packaging under the name Men Essentials.

clock October 3, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Avon’s Ironman fragrance.

Fragrance

Strong Scents: Avon Teams Up With Ironman

Avon Products Inc. is sporting a new kind of partnership, an alliance with the Ironman triathlon franchise.

clock October 3, 2008Michelle Edgar

Financial

McGeachy Takes Reins at Tandy Brands

?Rod? McGeachy, former VF Corp. executive, seeks diversification following stabilization for Tandy Brands.

clock October 3, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Retail

Retailers Join for Madison Ave. Cancer Fund-raiser

Madison Avenue’s ninth annual Pink Ribbon Project will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program.

clock October 3, 2008Sharon Edelson

Business Features

Calvin Klein Launches Furniture

Calvin Klein rolls out City, Weekend and Destination furniture lines to be sold at Macy’s.

clock October 3, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Bar Refaeli

Media

Q&A With Bar Rafaeli

Q&A with Bar Rafaeli on the traveling America for her new show with Tommy Hilfiger, “Ironic Iconic America.”

clock October 3, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Media

American Media May Refinance… Batali to Get Out the Vote

In August, American Media Inc. unveiled a plan to potentially refinance its notes.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Fashion Editors on the Economy

Top editors at Glamour, Elle, Allure, NYT’s T magazine and In Style weigh in on how the economic downturn will impact the magazine industry.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

The new Ambre D’Oro.

Fragrance

Tova Gets Personal With Ambre D’Oro Fragrance

Perfume Tova Ambre D?Oro, set to debut in November on QVC, reflects its creator’s love of Italy with Sicilian lemon and peony peregrina notes.

clock October 3, 2008Faye Brookman

Michael Kors Island Bermuda

Fragrance

Michael Kors Adds Island Bermuda and Very Pretty Perfumes

Michael Kors has developed two new perfumes, Island Bermuda and a limited edition fragrance called Very Pretty.

clock October 3, 2008Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Denis Named at John Galliano

On the eve of his latest runway high jinks, John Galliano is welcoming a new managing director, Pierre Denis.

clock October 3, 2008Miles Socha

The C-Thru trio.

Fragrance

Reaching for the Masses: Estee Lauder Cos. Scent to Launch at Wal-Mart

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc., the stalwart luxury beauty firm and department stores’ most dominant ally, has linked with a surprising new distribution partner.

clock October 3, 2008Molly Prior and Julie Naughton

Mergers and Acquisitions

Swimear Firm Arena for Sale

Potential buyers of Arena, according to an analyst who requested anonymity, include Adidas and Puma.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

Jake Nagel, India-Jewel Jackson, Annemarie Iverson, Karen Grant and Vanessa Flynn.

Fragrance

Fragrance Sniffs Opportunity Online

During a panel called Fragrance Goes Digital, participants discussed how perfume has found relevance on the Web.

clock October 3, 2008Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Beauty Snippets: Nick Arrojo’s ‘Great Hair’… P&G’s Handy Tricks…

Hairstylist Nick Arrojo dropped by the new PureBeauty at South Coast Plaza, Saturday to launch his namesake product.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

Halle Berry

Fragrance

Halle Berry to Launch First Scent

With Halle by Halle Berry, the Academy Award-winning actress is planning to bring a piece of herself to the mass beauty market this winter.

clock October 3, 2008Julie Naughton

Select items from Nars collection.

Color Cosmetics

Shiseido Focuses on Color for Nars Rollout

Shiseido Co. Ltd. hopes to accelerate the development of Nars Cosmetics Inc. as a leading makeup brand in both the U.S. and international markets.

clock October 3, 2008Michelle Edgar

Joel Warren

Beauty Features

Spas and Salons Hold Up in Tough Times

Beauty watchers often point to the salon and spa industries as the hardest hit in a rough economy.

clock October 3, 2008Andrea Nagel

Natalie Portman

Fashion Scoops

Valli’s Girl Natalie Portman… Elfers’ Adieu…

?It?s scary,? pint-sized Natalie Portman said as a crowd of photographers surged toward her minutes before the start of Giambattista Valli?s show Thursday.

clock October 3, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 14hKristi Ellis

Social Studies