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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

Another New Entrant: Kohl’s Said Scouting For Site in Manhattan

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Business Features

Saks Loss Widens in 2nd Quarter

Management for luxe retailer Saks Fifth Avenue stress better-than-expected results after reporting a net loss of $54.5M in the quarter.

clock August 18, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Diane Kruger, Quentin Tarantino and Melanie Laurent

People

Glorious Night at the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Screening

Marc Jacobs, Catherine Keener, Andre Balazs, Gina Gershon, and Chace Crawford all made their way over to the Standard Hotel for a glitzy post-screening party.

clock August 18, 2009WWD Staff

Coupons no longer carry a stigma.

Marketing and Promotion

Amid Economic Crisis, Coupon Use Increases

Difficult times have eroded the stigma linked to coupon-clipping.

clock August 19, 2009Dick Silverman

The Internet is a linchpin as consumers cope with the recession.

Marketing and Promotion

Consumers Find a Friend in the Internet

Pew study shows 69 percent of U.S adults used the internet for information about bargains, jobs and government benefits.

clock August 19, 2009Cecily Hall

Beyoncé and Tina Knowles’ new collection for House of Deréon is intended to be worn in the bright light of day. The dresses and jumpsuits, like the languid silk one here, worked the softer side of sassy.

Fashion Features

Day Trip: House of Deréon Launches New Dress Collection

Beyoncé and Tina Knowles will launch a full collection of day dresses for spring selling.

clock August 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

A Texas Instruments RFID chip and antenna encased in plastic.

Retail

RFID: Will Fizzle Turn to Sizzle?

Radio frequency identification was supposed to be the next big thing, but it has as yet to gain traction in U.S. retail.

clock August 19, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

An oil-print jacket and utility trousers.

Intimates

Puma Previews Hussein Chalayan Line

Puma AG has given WWD a preview of the debut spring-summer line from new creative director Hussein Chalayan.

clock August 19, 2009Elena Berton

A view of the new Calvin Klein Collection boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Collection Lands at Saks

The designer collection opens a shop on the second floor of Saks

clock August 19, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

The Hope diamond as it appears today.

Designer and Luxury

Dangerous Beauty: Harry Winston Resetting the Hope Diamond

Perhaps jeweler Harry Winston has what it takes to break the curse of the Hope Diamond.

clock August 19, 2009Sophia Chabbott

J. Crew at the Galleria Dallas.

Financial

Retail Stocks Rally 1.8 Percent Tuesday

Stocks for J. Crew, Bon-Ton Stores, Coldwater Creek and Urban Outfitters advanced yesterday.

clock August 19, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

U.S.-Made Apparel Prices Fall in July

Prices for domestically manufactured apparel rise in year-to-year comparison.

clock August 19, 2009Liza Casabona

Business Features

Landlord Sues Guess Over Contract Breach

Manhattan property owner alleged denim brand Guess backed out of 15-year lease.

clock August 19, 2009Matthew Lynch

Markets

Gen Art Merges With Rock Media

Gen Art has found a new partner, Rock Media & Entertainment, for a much-needed financial boost.

clock August 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

Woolworths is elevating its Re line, among other offerings.

Retail

Jennings Puts His Stamp on Woolworths

Andrew Jennings is a retail globe-trotter.

clock August 19, 2009David Moin

Retail

Kohl’s Eyes Manhattan Site

Kohl’s may be the next middle market retailer to take on Manhattan.

clock August 19, 2009David Moin

Inside a Puma unit.

Activewear

Activewear Brands Scale Back Store Openings

Activewear firms are cooling their enthusiasm in these recessionary times.

clock August 19, 2009Ellen Groves

Stacey Bendet and Devon Aoki

Fashion Scoops

Stacey Bendet’s Malibu Dinner… Sharapova’s Outing… Prizes for Prints…

Devon Aoki, Estella Warren, Vivica A. Fox, Denise Richards and Mena Suvari turn out for a party hosted by Alicia + Olivia founder Stacey Bendet.

clock August 19, 2009WWD Staff

Jim Rosenfield

Retail

L.A. Developer Growing ‘Country Mart’ Concept

Los Angeles developer Jim Rosenfield sees a retail niche and is determined not to let the recession derail his efforts to cultivate it.

clock August 19, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Cosmopolitan September 2009 cover.

Media

Memo Pad: Cosmo Drives Shopping… Observing the Process…

Cosmopolitan is looking ahead to the holiday season — and hopes to drive readers back into shopping malls.

clock August 19, 2009WWD Staff

Activewear

Icelandic Brand Nikita to Open Flagship

Nikita, Iceland’s women’s street fashion and board sports specialist, is to open its first flagship in Reykjavík this week despite the recession.

clock August 19, 2009Emilie Marsh

Rachel Zoe

Media

Q&A: Rachel Zoe

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe helps dress stars such as Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway, but clearly that isn’t enough.

clock August 19, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Bravo will bring back “The Rachel Zoe Project” on Aug. 24.

Media

From ‘Project Runway’ to ‘The Rachel Zoe Project,’ Fashion TV Flourishes

“Project Runway” returns amid a slew of fashion-related competitors

clock August 19, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Douglas Hannant opens his first story today at the Plaza Retail Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Douglas Hannant Opens at Plaza Today

Douglas Hannant today will open an 850-square-foot store at the Plaza Retail Collection.

clock August 19, 2009Sharon Edelson

Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay apparel also will be on tour this fall.

Ready To Wear

Kenny Chesney Apparel Line to Launch at MAGIC

Country superstar Kenny Chesney gets an apparel line, Blue Chair Bay.

clock August 19, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

As the economy continues to wane and price-conscious shoppers look for bargains, off-price chains such at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and DSW are gaining a lot more clout.

Business Features

Target, TJX Exceed Earnings Expectations

Target’s sales decline 2.7 percent; TJX posts second-quarter profit and sales increases.

clock August 19, 2009Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 18, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 19, 2009WWD Staff

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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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