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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 New Boss at Boss: Growth Seen in U.S., Bigger Retail Footprint

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Overview

It’s not every chief executive officer who can take a visitor on a precisely detailed walkthrough of their company’s latest fashion collection. Especially when, as at Hugo Boss, there are nine of them.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Trudy F. Sullivan

Financial

Talbots, BPW Merger Now a Done Deal

The Talbots Inc. finally completed its warrant exchange offer with BPW Acquisition Corp.

clock April 7, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Media

Condé Nast Lures Carol Smith

Effective April 26, Carol Smith will be vice president and publishing director of Bon Appetit and the Gourmet brand.

clock April 7, 2010Nick Axelrod

Lauren, Ashley and Sharon Bush

People

The Fashion Crowd Honors Lauren Bush

Feed Bag designer Lauren Bush was honored for her philanthropic efforts on Tuesday night at an event for human rights organization the Somaly Mam foundation.

clock April 7, 2010WWD Staff

Media

Alston, Dillon to Leave Reader’s Digest

Two of Mary Berner’s biggest hires since taking the top job at Reader’s Digest Association — Alyce Alston and Eva Dillon — will soon be leaving the company.

clock April 7, 2010Amy Wicks

Looks from April 77

Denim

French Denim Maker April77 Shutters

Trendy label April77, founded in 2001, has ceased operations.

clock April 8, 2010David Lipke

The back-pocket patch for Lot 484.

Denim

J. Crew To Introduce Warehouse Collaboration

J. Crew will have something to offer the most diehard of denim aficionados next month.

clock April 8, 2010Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

Geithner Goes to Beijing as Currency Issue Heats Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will make an unscheduled visit to Beijing today for talks with China’s vice premier.

clock April 8, 2010Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs

Business Features

Hugo Boss Sets Five-Year Plan

Product, product, product leads ceo Claus-Dietrich Lahrs’ mantra for success at Hugo Boss.

clock April 8, 2010Melissa Drier

The Airbase compressor and airbrush.

Color Cosmetics

New Airbrush Makeup System to Roll Out This Year

The new brand, called Airbase, to reach stores in six to eight months following online debut.

clock April 8, 2010Brid Costello

Inside the Intertextile trade fair in Beijing.

Government and Trade

Currency Concerns Dominate Beijing Fairs

China’s eminent move on the yuan could raise prices.

clock April 8, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Financial

CEOs’ Confidence Levels Dip Slightly

CEO confidence level measure is still in positive territory.

clock April 8, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks Dip Wednesday

Standard & Poor’s raised its corporate credit rating on J.C. Penney.

clock April 8, 2010Evan Clark

Ginnifer Goodwin

People

Ginnifer Goodwin: The Good Girl Goes Bad

Ginnifer Goodwin’s character in “Something Borrowed” is a woman who, as the actress puts it, “is schtupping her best friend’s fiancé.”

clock April 8, 2010Emily Holt

Parties

Spring Social Scene

A round up of several don’t-miss events happening next week.

clock April 8, 2010WWD Staff

Enzo Manola created the concept for Shanghai’s Calvin Klein Collection boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein’s Shanghai Spectacular

Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan will host a major multi-brand event in Shanghai.

clock April 8, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Target’s Steinhafel Records Small Pay Drop

Target ceo pay drops slightly last year, while Limited’s Wexner logs 56.6% increase in 2009.

clock April 8, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

Fairchild to Relaunch Menswear Magazine

In its ongoing commitment to the men’s wear industry, Fairchild Fashion Group is enhancing coverage in WWD each Thursday while reintroducing Menswear magazine.

clock April 8, 2010WWD Staff

Antigovernment protesters have closed malls and tied up streets in Bangkok.

Financial

Bangkok Protests Close Major Malls

Retail losses mount in Thailand due to mass protests.

clock April 8, 2010Joyce Barrett

Tom Ford silk, linen and cotton robe, Hanes cotton tank top and cotton D&G pajama pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Underwear Fashion Trend: Stripes Are Stars

Men’s underwear has grown up.

clock April 8, 2010Alex Badia

Calvin Klein carries 15 underwear programs concurrently, including the current X line.

Textiles

Niche Brands Changing Men’s Underwear Business

The men’s underwear market continues to balloon.

clock April 8, 2010Brenner Thomas

New York State Sen. Eric Adams has erected six billboards in Brooklyn.

Activewear

Saggy Pants Billboard Campaign Draws Ire and Debate

Russell Simmons and others weigh in on New York State Sen. Eric Adams’s campaign in Brooklyn against sagging pants.

clock April 8, 2010David Lipke

Diesel Black Gold RTW Fall 2010

Denim

Diesel to Sell Black Gold at Barneys

Diesel Black Gold has implemented its first change after breaking off as a separate business division with a new general manager.

clock April 8, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Bradley Cooper

Fashion Scoops

Brad and Bulgari… Posada’s Day… Burberry in the Picture…

Bradley Cooper filmed a scene of “The Dark Fields” on Fifth Avenue on Wednesday within the Bulgari flagship at the corner of 57th Street.

clock April 8, 2010WWD Staff

Bob Andrews

Human Resources

Gant Names Bob Andrews Creative Director

Bob Andrews, a U.S. citizen and a veteran of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., has been named creative director of Gant AB.

clock April 8, 2010Miles Socha

Nautica RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Features

Nautica’s American Life

Moving away from its dressy, tailoring-heavy presentation last season, Nautica emphasized All-American sportswear in its fall preview.

clock April 8, 2010David Lipke

Thom Browne

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Thom Browne

Designer Thom Browne made his name with the most provocative men’s shows in New York but this summer, he is relocating his runway to Paris.

clock April 8, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Looks from Tommy Hilfiger’s tailored line for fall.

Textiles

Tommy Hilfiger’s Ivy League Update

Tommy Hilfiger’s stand-alone tailored clothing presentation pointed to how a department store-priced collection could be both accessible and trend-right.

clock April 8, 2010Brenner Thomas

Tilda Swinton and Douglas Gordon for Pringle.

Media

Scotland Yarns: A Look at Pringle’s Fall Ad Campaign

A look at Pringle’s fall ad campaign, featuring Tilda Swinton and Glasgow-born artist Douglas Gordon.

clock April 8, 2010Samantha Conti

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 7, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 8, 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