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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 24hAmanda 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

A Profitable Investment: Della Valle Boosts Stake In Saks to 9.4 Percent

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Diego Della Valle is voting with his wallet that there’s more upside potential in Saks Inc.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Urban Taps New President for Namesake Brand

VF Corp.’s Steve Murray to take over from retiring Tedford Marlow.

clock March 17, 2010Sharon Edelson

Mr. Isla, First Deputy Chairman and CEO of Inditex

Financial

Inditex Profits Rise 17.8 Percent

Profits rise in fourth quarter, and Inditex’s cash cow Zara chain generated 63.8 percent of overall company business last year.

clock March 17, 2010Emilie Marsh and Barbara Barker

Hogan RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld to Design Capsule Line With Hogan

Italian firm joins forces with designer for spring 2011 project.

clock March 17, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Human Resources

NRF Taps Shay for Top Post

Shay will succeed Tracy Mullin, who is retiring.

clock March 17, 2010Kristi Ellis

Alexander Wang

Fashion Features

2010 CFDA Nominees Announced

The lineup includes Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Tom Ford and Alexander Wang.

clock March 17, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Marketing and Promotion

Study Looks at Wal-Mart Beauty Shoppers

Ninety percent of women surveyed say they enjoy shopping at Wal-Mart.

clock March 18, 2010Rachel Brown

Media

Memo Pad: Give George Lois a Ring… Shalom Holts Everything…

Any magazines looking for an art director? George Lois is available for hire.

clock March 18, 2010WWD Staff

Stella McCartney and Kate Moss

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney’s Little Fellas… Queen Elizabeth II Fetes Fashion Industry…

Stella McCartney celebrates her second collection for GapKids.

clock March 18, 2010WWD Staff

Kerry Joyce

Denim

Prep School Students Mix Traditional and Trendy Labels

A random selection of the prep school set tells WWD what they wear, buy and listen to.

clock March 18, 2010Katherine Bowers

Government and Trade

U.S.-Made Apparel Prices Fall in Feb.

Women’s apparel prices rose 0.1 percent in February compared with a month earlier, but declined 0.4 percent year-over-year.

clock March 18, 2010Liza Casabona

Natural Selection is moving beyond its core denim offerings.

Denim

Natural Selection Denim Looks to Grow Globally

Men’s denim label Natural Selection wants to push into international markets and add ready-to-wear items for fall.

clock March 18, 2010Nina Jones

Government and Trade

Congress Passes Jobs Bill

$17.6 billion jobs measure offers tax breaks to companies that hire workers and invest in new equipment.

clock March 18, 2010Kristi Ellis

Christian Dior’s Princesse Azzénaïde by John Galliano for the fall 1997-98 collection.

Fashion Features

Party Stars: Dior Museum Spotlights Ball Gowns

The Christian Dior Museum is having a ball.

clock March 18, 2010Katya Foreman

Akris ad campaigns featuring Daphne Guinness.

Designer and Luxury

Akris Celebrates 15 Years with Steven Klein

When Albert Kriemler hits Bergdorf Goodman today, the Akris designer will be there for two celebrations.

clock March 18, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Saks Fifth Avenue

Retail

Della Valle Boosts Stake in Saks Again

Italian leather goods entrepreneur Diego Della Valle now owns 9.4% of company.

clock March 18, 2010Arnold J. Karr and David Moin and Evan Clark

Financial

Nike 3rd-Qtr. Profits More Than Double

Athleticwear giant Nike said income was $496.4 million, for the three months ended Feb. 28.

clock March 18, 2010Vicki M. Young

Denim

Guess Profits Jump 83 Percent in 4th Qtr.

Quarterly results for Guess exceed analysts’ views.

clock March 18, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

U.S., India Agree to Stronger Trade Relationship

United States and India agree to solidify bilateral commerce and investments.

clock March 18, 2010Liza Casabona

The Thread & Heirs shop spans 1,000 square feet on Macy’s main floor.

Retail

Macy’s Launches Threads & Heirs Collection

For Macy’s first designer tie-up in the men’s department, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian have designed about a third of the line.

clock March 18, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Claudio Del Vecchio and Thom Browne

Designer and Luxury

Black Fleece Opens in San Francisco

Black Fleece has opened its second U.S. store in the posh Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco.

clock March 18, 2010Joanna Ramey

Giorgio Armani RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Runway Trend: The Velvet Touch

Talk about soft surfaces. Romantic jackets, sleek little sheaths and fluid evening dresses all took shape in one of the top materials of the season, velvet.

clock March 18, 2010WWD Staff

Retail

Shulman Exits Filene’s Basement

Filene’s Basement president Mark Shulman has left the company in the aftermath of the chain’s acquisition by Syms Corp.

clock March 18, 2010David Moin

Dakota Fanning and Riley Keough in “The Runaways.”

People

Riley Keough’s First Film

Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, plays Cherie Currie’s sister Marie in “The Runaways.”

clock March 18, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Erin Wasson at home.

People

Minister of the Interiors: Todd Selby Turns His Blog Into A Book

The photographer Todd Selby’s blog has been adapted into a book, “The Selby Is in Your Place.”

clock March 18, 2010Veronique Hyland

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 3, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 18, 2010WWD Staff

Isabel Toledo

Footwear

Isabel Toledo to Launch Line for Payless

Isabel Toledo for Payless line line will feature an array of shapes, including flats, square heels and stylish galoshes for a rainy day.

clock March 22, 2010Caroline Tell

Essentialist

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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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