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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

The Art of the Deal: Industry M&A Action Seen on the Upswing

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Financial

Fast Retailing Shares Fall Monday

Investors react to Uniqlo’s 16.4 percent drop in March comps.

clock April 5, 2010Amanda Kaiser

The DKNY billboard in Yankee Stadium.

Designer and Luxury

DKNY Shouts ‘Play Ball’ to Yankees Fans

DKNY is hoping to hit a home run with it newest endeavor.

clock April 5, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Josh Radnor with his “Happythankyoumoreplease” co-stars, from left: Michael Algieri, Kate Mara, Tony Hale, Pablo Schreiber and Malin Akerman.

People

The Cast of Indie Hopeful ‘HappyThankYouMorePlease’

Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother” co-stars with Zoe Kazan, Malin Akerman and Kate Mara in his directorial debut.

clock April 6, 2010Marcy Medina

Financial

Claire’s Profits on Sales Gain in 4th Qtr.

Claire’s Stores Inc. reversed a year-ago loss heavily weighed down by impairment charges.

clock April 6, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Bamboo

Government and Trade

FTC Ups Scrutiny of Environmentally Safe Product Claims

The green movement may lead to stricter regulations for textiles made from bamboo and other products.

clock April 6, 2010Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Gildan to Open Bangladesh Plant

Gildan Activewear Inc. has chosen Bangladesh as its Asian manufacturing base with the acquisition of a T-shirt plant near Dhaka for $15 million.

clock April 6, 2010WWD Staff

Iguatemi Brasilia

Retail

Iguatemi Mall Opens in Brazil Capital

Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Missoni, Ermenegildo Zegna are among the retailers at the Iguatemi Mall in Brasilia.

clock April 6, 2010Sharon Edelson

Retail

Questrom Parting With Wal-Mart

Allen Questrom, after three years on the Wal-Mart’s board of directors, is leaving and won’t seek re-election.

clock April 6, 2010David Moin

The Saut Hermès competition in the Grand Palais.

Designer and Luxury

Horsing Around: Staut Wins Hermès Show-Jumping Competition

Hermès hosted a show-jumping competition under the 11-story glass cupola of Paris’ Grand Palais on Saturday.

clock April 6, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Hit New High Monday

Movado stock jumped 15.6 percent to $12.85 yesterday.

clock April 6, 2010Evan Clark

Construction has disrupted business on Madrid’s main shopping street, Calle Serrano.

Ready To Wear

Spain’s Retailers Battle the Downturn

Prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero suggested recently that Spain is “on the threshold of recuperation,” but some fashion execs disagree.

clock April 6, 2010Barbara Barker

Retail

Hugo Boss Launches E-Commerce in U.S.

Hugo Boss is unveiling its revamped Web site and e-commerce in the U.S. today.

clock April 6, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Beauty Features

Marionnaud Going Greener

Perfumery chain Marionnaud plans to reorganize distribution practices for its 568 stores in France to cut down on its environmental impact.

clock April 6, 2010Elizabeth Overby

Shoe Boxes in the aisles of a Payless store in Calexico, Calif.

Retail

Calif. Retail Unscathed by Earthquake

The earthquake, which struck at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, did very little damage in California.

clock April 6, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran and Anne Riley-Katz

Risto relies on “Risto girls” to fine-tune its line.

Designer and Luxury

Crowdsourcing Catching On With Fashion Pack

As crowdsourcing continues to gain force, some fashion companies are reaping the benefits of the democratic technology.

clock April 6, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

Takasago Holds Incense Event

Firm hosts Souhitsu Issiken Hachiya, master of The Shino Incense School of Kyoto, to discuss Japanese incense ceremony.

clock April 6, 2010Jennifer Weil

Media

Gucci Fires Lawyer… Cooking With André Leon Talley… WSJ.’s New Faces…

Gucci reveals it recently fired an in-house lawyer after learning he wasn’t an active member of any state bar.

clock April 6, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Yuna Yang's fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Yuna Yang’s World

To the list of young Korean and Korean-American designers in New York there’s a new name to add: Yuna Yang.

clock April 6, 2010Venessa Lau

Hartmarx was acquired last year while in bankruptcy.

Financial

Chilly M&A Environment Seen Thawing in 2010

Strategic buyers expected to prowl for brands.

clock April 6, 2010Vicki M. Young

Looks from Zac Posen for Target.

Fashion Scoops

Late Night With Zac Posen… Gem Dandy… Dean and Dan Caten Get Around…

The Zac Posen Go International pop-up shop will open at 11 p.m. on April 15. Bring your double-shot iced mocha latte.

clock April 6, 2010WWD Staff

Yuna Yang's elastic-backed wool and mohair coat, worn with BCBG Max Azria shoes, DKNY Hosiery tights and Yeohlee gloves.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: Splice It Up

Splice and dice — that’s what a number of designers are doing for fall with looks that mix neutral-toned slices of fabric.

clock April 6, 2010Bobbi Queen

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 05, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 6, 2010WWD 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