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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

Black Friday’s Verdict: Stores in Sigh of Relief But Caution Still Reigns

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Overview

Still stressed, but not panicked. That’s the retail state of mind following the Black Friday weekend.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Japan to Promote Fashion Labels Abroad

The new project gives Japanese brands a chance to display their goods in Paris and Shanghai.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

The exlusive Zara shoes.

Fashion Scoops

Zara Opens 50th Store in Japan

Zara’s new flagship, located in the Shibuya district, is one of its most prominent retail locations in Tokyo.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Tiffany Raises Outlook

Tiffany’s profits fell 1 percent as U.S. comp declines moderated.

clock November 25, 2009Evan Clark

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan with President Barack Obama

Fashion Scoops

Obamas Welcome Indian Prime Minister in Style

First Lady Michelle Obama opted for a gown designed by Mumbai-born designer Naeem Khan for her first official state dinner Tuesday night at the White House.

clock November 25, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Versace Pre-Fall 2010

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace Pre-Fall 2010

Ultrasexy shapes in a jelly bean palette are the basis of Donatella Versace’s pre-fall lineup for Versace.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Carla Wears Stella for Duet with Harry Connick Jr.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wore a Stella McCartney for GapKids jacket when she performed with Harry Connick Jr.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

Mila Kunis

People

Swanning About at the NYCB Event

New balletomanes Erin Fetherston, Elise Overland, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman attended the New York City Ballet’s annual Opening Night Benefit.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Mitchells Take Control of Wilkes Bashford

A bankruptcy court in San Francisco has approved the purchase of Wilkes Bashford by the Mitchell family of Connecticut for $4.6 million in cash.

clock November 30, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Kate Baldwin

People

Kate Baldwin on Broadway, Meltdowns and Sweet Success

Kate Baldwin, star of “Finian’s Rainbow,” talks to WWD about the value of hard work.

clock November 30, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Financial

Dubai Crisis Impacts Global Stocks Friday

Anxiety about Dubai’s debt crisis drove stocks down sharply in the U.S. and Asia on Friday, while markets in Europe held steady.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

A ZG Jewelry ring.

Designer and Luxury

What to Watch: Jewelry Designers Bring Novel Forms and Materials

The jewelry market remains viable in a still challenging economy, with costume jewelry sales up 7 percent in the first half of 2009.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

Dior

Designer and Luxury

Demand for Luxury Watches Percolating

There are signs that demand for luxury timepieces is picking up, even as the impact of the global recession drags on.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Triathlete Andy Potts races in compression socks.

Activewear

Compression Socks Tighten Their Grip on Athletes

Compression socks have become big business for activewear companies.

clock November 30, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Movado’s campaign.

Jewelry

Findings: Movado’s Jewels… Devi Kroell Takes Vegas…

Fine watch firm Movado is once again pushing fine jewelry.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Dunay Jewels Get Auction Approval

Inventory for the venerable jeweler Henry Dunay will be auctioned on Dec. 16.

clock November 30, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Cosfibel Group to Raise Capital

Packaging concern Cosfibel Group will increase its capital by 5.7 million euros, or $8.6 million at current exchange, by Dec. 31.

clock November 30, 2009Jennifer Weil

Hair

PBA, NCA to Merge

The boards for the Professional Beauty Association and the National Cosmetology Association have agreed to a merger.

clock November 30, 2009Andrea Nagel

Government and Trade

EU Study Warns of China’s Manufacturing Overcapacity

Excess of supply threatens domestic and international economies says European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

clock November 30, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Thomas E. Alexander’s new book, “Stanley Marcus: The Relentless Reign of a Merchant Prince.”

Media

Memo Pad: Mr. Stanley’s Way… Vintage Point…

A book about Stanley Marcus, whose imaginative skills made Neiman Marcus a retail icon, will be published this month.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

Novelty looks, such as updated Mickey Mouse motifs at Richard Leeds International, are key for back-to-school.

Activewear

Intimate Firms Wait for Turnaround

After one of the toughest years in decades, sales of intimate apparel began to slowly pick up in September.

clock November 30, 2009Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Brian Reyes for Brits… Topshop’s Andrew Glenn Moves On… La Vie in Milan…

Designer Brian Reyes hit London last week to talk up his spring collection.

clock November 30, 2009WWD Staff

Sonia Rykiel for H&M

Sportswear

Sonia Rykiel Previews H&M Lingerie Line

Sonia Rykiel has given WWD a preview of the first looks from its lingerie collaboration with H&M, which bows Saturday worldwide.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Denim

Marc Ecko Inks India Deal

Marc Ecko Enterprises has completed a deal with Spencer’s Retail Ltd. to bring the Ecko Unltd., Ecko Red and Marc Ecko Cut & Sew brands to the Indian Market.

clock November 30, 2009David Lipke

Retail

Zac Posen to Design for Target

Zac Posen will be the next limited edition designer of Target’s Go International series.

clock November 30, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

PPR Reconfigures Part of Operations

PPR SA is reconfiguring its operations as it prepares to divest its retail businesses.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

Europeans Downplay Impact of Dubai Crisis

Debt crisis seen as a bump in the road to global economic recovery.

clock November 30, 2009FN Staff

Shoppers out on Black Friday in New York.

Financial

Black Friday’s Verdict: Stores See Decent Sales, but Caution Reigns

After Black Friday, execs at Macy’s, Saks, Nordstrom, Uniqlo and other department stores weigh in on results and shopping trends.

clock November 30, 2009David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri and Elizabeth Thurman and Anne Riley-Katz

Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies