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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

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

Lots of ‘For Rent’ Signs, But Real Estate Firms See Some Rays of Hope

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Yigal Azrouël and Anne V

People

Winter Whites With the Fashionable Set

A slew of designers like Brian Reyes, Lisa Mayock, Yigal Azrouel and Bibhu Mohapatra checked out the venue’s Christmas train display en route to dinner.

clock December 7, 2009WWD Staff

Daphne Guinness

Parties

Basel Barrels Forward

Daphne Guinness joined guests India Hicks, Diana Picasso, Marjorie Gubelmann, Rebecca de Ravenel and Vito Schnabel in the middle of the three-course dinner.

clock December 7, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Ross Sets Promotions

Rentler, Fassio among group taking on added responsibilities.

clock December 7, 2009David Moin

Paula Patton, Diego Della Valle and Robin Thicke.

Fashion Scoops

Vivier Takes Miami… Parsons Stars… Galliano’s Tropical Christmas…

French fashion house Roger Vivier and brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange brought Parisian chic to Miami.

clock December 8, 2009WWD Staff

Exhibitors cited the drastic increase in the cost of cotton as a challenge.

Denim

Denim Fair Vendors See Uptick in Orders, But Rising Cotton Prices Too

Exhibitors at last week’s Denim by Première Vision cited the soaring cost of cotton as a growing issue.

clock December 8, 2009Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

Doha Side Deal… North American Trade Grows…

With the Doha global trade talks bogged down, 22 emerging economies agreed to a preferential trade negotiations blueprint to cut tariffs by at least 20 percent.

clock December 8, 2009WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham: A Celebrity Designer Driven to Succeed

Victoria Beckham’s new denim and eyewear styles will make their debut Wednesday on Net-a-porter.com and at a few select stores.

clock December 8, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A sapphire and diamond bracelet up for auction.

Designer and Luxury

Glitter for Good: Bulgari Hosts Charity Auction at Christie’s

Bulgari has donated more than $4 million of exclusive jewelry and watches for an auction, whose proceeds will help educate children around the world.

clock December 8, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Susan Lucci models her new Pilates apparel collection by Fila.

Activewear

Susan Lucci Launching Pilates Apparel on HSN

Daytime soap opera diva Susan Lucci is expanding her association with HSN.

clock December 8, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Lara Stone for Louis Vuitton.

Media

Memo Pad: Lara Stone Takes Madonna’s Slot… A Shot of Guinness…

Louis Vuitton has gone all New Age in its spring-summer fashion advertising with voluptuous model Lara Stone lounging seductively on the grass.

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Duchess Sarah Ferguson and Clive Christian

Fragrance

Clive Christian Opens at Fortnum & Mason in London

Clive Christian selling scarves and handbags in London’s Fortnum & Mason, and appeared with Duchess Sarah Ferguson to promote the movie “The Young Victoria.”

clock December 8, 2009Brid Costello and Pete Born

The Dollar Tree

Real Estate

Landlords Struggle With Retail Real Estate Crisis

Problems in the real estate world mean many projects at the ICSC National Conference were also shopped around last year.

clock December 8, 2009WWD Staff

Shoppers can expect even greater sales soon.

Retail

Retailers Prepare to Increase Promotions

The nation’s retailers seem ready to roll out more deals to lure customers after a slow period and lackluster November comps results.

clock December 8, 2009David Moin and Evan Clark and Holly Haber and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri and Anne Riley-Katz

Clipse’s Malice (wearinggold chain) and Pusha in the T-shirt.

Ready To Wear

DTLR Collaborating With Hip-Hop Duo Clipse

Downtown Locker Room, or DTLR, is bolstering its relationship with the urban customer through its first collaboration with a musical act, Clipse.

clock December 8, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Louis Vuitton’s store at the Crystals.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Launches at Vegas’ CityCenter

The fashion brand Louis Vuitton opens a 33,000-square-foot flagship at the Crystals.

clock December 8, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: December 07, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock December 8, 2009WWD 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 December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies