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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

Plethora of Pop-ups: When Is There Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Overview

The hottest trend in retailing this year isn’t Zhu Zhu pets or over-the-knee boots — it’s pop-up stores.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Wolford Posts 5.4% Profit Gain

Wolford said it expects trading conditions to remain difficult in the second half of fiscal 2010.

clock December 18, 2009Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Ben Sherman Prepares to Exit Women’s Wear

Ben Sherman Group Ltd is to focus on its core men’s wear business.

clock December 21, 2009Samantha Conti

Financial

CIT Survival to Be Tested

CIT Group hopes it can move certain operating divisions, such as factoring, to the group’s bank.

clock December 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks Fall 1.3 Percent Last Week

S&P Index closed at 407.08. Zale Corp. fell 17.8 percent to $2.08 last Friday.

clock December 21, 2009Evan Clark

K11 mall in Hong Kong.

Retail

Hong Kong Opens a Mall for Art

K11 is dubbed the world’s first “art mall” and is the brainchild of Adrian Cheng.

clock December 21, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Media

Condé Nast Springs a Leak… Arden B’s New Spokesmodel…

Condé Nast Publications alleges an unauthorized Web user had accessed the company’s networks.

clock December 21, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

China to End Subsidy Program

U.S. filed WTO case alleging China’s export subsidy program gave textiles, apparel and other goods an unfair advantage.

clock December 21, 2009Liza Casabona

The Bullseye Bodega on 57th Street and Sixth Avenue displays products in supermarket style.

Designer and Luxury

Novelty Fading for Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shop concept, the hottest trend in retailing this year, may be wearing thin.

clock December 21, 2009Sharon Edelson and Nina Jones and Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman and Elena Berton

Jennifer Fisher

Designer and Luxury

Designer Jennifer Fisher Expands Her Repertoire

Jennifer Fisher, whose jewelry is worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman, enters silver jewelry and outerwear.

clock December 21, 2009Sophia Chabbott

A bralette and hip-hugger panty from Victoria’s Secret’s Lacie collection.

Activewear

Snuggly, Sexy Fare Top Holiday Lingerie Sales

Whether it’s classic comfort or fantasy fare with a sexy twist, best-selling intimates and sleepwear for holiday gift giving share a common denominator.

clock December 21, 2009Karyn Monget and Holly Haber

Spring accessories.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Accessories Trend: Split Personalities

For spring, designers used a variety of means to patch together materials for accessories.

clock December 21, 2009Shoshanna Fischhoff

Financial

Be&D Founders Part Ways

Be&D co-founders Steve Dumain and Be Inthavong are going their separate ways after almost six years as design and business partners.

clock December 21, 2009Sarah Haight

Daisy Fellowes wearing Tutti Frutti.

Designer and Luxury

Cartier Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years in America

Cartier exhibit opened at the Legion of Honor fine arts museum on Saturday.

clock December 21, 2009Joanna Ramey

Thakoon Panichgul

Designer and Luxury

Thakoon Unveils Tasaki Jewelry Designs

Thakoon Panichgul touched down in Tokyo last week to unveil some of his first designs for Japanese jeweler Tasaki and chat about the collection’s inspiration.

clock December 21, 2009Kelly Wetherille

A bamboo-styled cake from Kenzo Takada and Guy Krenzer.

People

Hot Cakes in Paris

Kenzo Takada and Alexis Mabille are collaborating with pastry chefs to design Bûche de Noëls.

clock December 21, 2009Chantal Goupil

Hélène de Fougerolles

People

Snow White: Actress Hélène de Fougerolles Stars in New Thriller

Hélène de Fougerolles, the 36-year-old beauty and girlfriend of Antoine Arnault, is on the big screen this holiday season.

clock December 21, 2009Chantal Goupil

Becca Cason Thrash in Alexander McQueen.

People

Best of the West: Socialites Head to “Art of Cartier” Fete

Dede Wilsey was among 300 fine jewelry fanatics who attended the opening of “The Art of Cartier” exhibit in San Francisco.

clock December 21, 2009WWD Staff

The Oscar eau de toilette.

Financial

De la Renta, L’Oréal Scent Dispute Settled

Oscar de la Renta received an early Christmas present from L’Oréal: his fragrance license back.

clock December 21, 2009Pete Born and Matthew Lynch

Scoop’s Lauren Merkin bag and a Giuseppe Zanotti shoe.

Retail

Scoop Opens ‘Swing Shop’

Scoop’s boutique at 875 Washington Street in Manhattan, formerly called Scoop It Up, is now known as Scoop After Dark.

clock December 21, 2009David Moin

Financial

Loehmann’s Lands Credit Deal With GE Capital

Loehmann’s has secured a three-year, $35 million asset-based revolving credit facility with GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance.

clock December 21, 2009David Moin

Snowfall up to 16 inches fell in New York.

Retail

Snow Challenges Northeast Retailers

Retailers may see gift card and internet sales rise because of the snow storm, but there’s uncertainty over whether they’ll make up lost sales.

clock December 21, 2009Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona and Matthew Lynch

A Tag Heuer ad with Tiger Woods.

Fashion Scoops

Tag for Tiger Woods… Al-Sabah in Action… Westwood’s Blue Jeans…

Tiger Woods will continue his relationship with Tag Heur, but his role may be modified.

clock December 21, 2009WWD 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 December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies