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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 23hAmanda 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

Giorgio’s Oasis

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From This Issue

A view of the new Armani hotel.

Lifestyle

Armani Unveils Hotel in Dubai

Armani’s first hotel in the world occupies eight floors of the soaring Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

clock April 27, 2010Ritu Upadhyay

Herb Aronson in 1980.

Human Resources

Men’s Executive Herbert Aronson Dies

Former president of the Manhattan Menswear Group and executive vice president of Salant Corp., has died after a long illness.

clock April 28, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Iconix To Buy Peanuts Brand

Brand management firm Iconix will pay $175 million for comic strip properties Peanuts, which includes iconic characters such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

clock April 27, 2010Matthew Lynch

Financial

Estée Lauder Net, Sales Rise in Third Quarter

Estée Lauder’s improved sales bolster third-quarter bottom line.

clock April 27, 2010Molly Prior

Bonuses can account for 90 percent of a Wall Street executive’s annual pay.

Financial

Greece, Portugal Concerns Roil Market

Consumer confidence lifted this month, but retail stocks dropped on worries about Greece and Portugal.

clock April 27, 2010Vicki M. Young

Retail

Macy’s Ups Outlook, Sales Training

Macy’s Inc. has elevated its outlook for sales and earnings this year and will retrain 100,000 selling associates this summer to help reach its goal.

clock April 27, 2010David Moin

Chris Benz at Parsons.

Fashion Features

Parsons Honors Vera Wang, William Fung

Honorees Vera Wang and William Fung discussed the future of design at Parsons Fashion Benefit.

clock April 27, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Memo Pad: Tonchi Hires Jody Quon at W… Adoring Iman…

Jody Quon and Lynn Hirschberg head to W magazine. Also, Marc Jacobs lands on this year’s Time 100 list.

clock April 27, 2010Nick Axelrod

Media

NBC Launching ‘Biggest Loser’ Activewear

NBC’s weight loss reality show “The Biggest Loser” activewear line will arrive in stores in September.

clock April 28, 2010Marcy Medina

Fragrance

Obit: Jim Roth, Beauty Industry Veteran

Roth, who was a cofounder of the Giorgio Beverly Hills fragrance business, died April 23.

clock April 28, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Denim

Cherokee Seeks New CEO

Robert Margolis to become executive chairman at Cherokee on Feb. 1.

clock April 28, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Inside Miu Miu in Las Vegas.

Designer and Luxury

Miu Miu Opens in Las Vegas

The Prada Group is heading West, opening a boutique at the Crystals in Las Vegas.

clock April 28, 2010Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

U.S. Leans on India at WTO Over Subsidies

India’s subsidies in textiles and apparel in question.

clock April 28, 2010John Zarocostas

Keith McNally and Richard Caring

People

Kitchen Confidential: Richard Caring and Keith McNally Talk Future Projects

The two uber-successful restaurateurs teamed up with Pulino’s in NYC, but that’s not the last of their collaborations.

clock April 28, 2010Samantha Conti

Marina Diamandis

People

The Divine Marina Diamandis

Diamandis doesn’t put on appearances for anyone, and the same goes for her upcoming indie-pop record, “The Family Jewels,” which lands Stateside May 25.

clock April 28, 2010Priya Rao

Designer and Luxury

EU Proposes Creative Green Paper

Peter Dundas, spoke on behalf of Europe’s fashion community at a press conference in Brussels Tuesday for the launch of the European Commission’s Green Paper.

clock April 28, 2010Katya Foreman

Eyewear

Safilo Extends Marc Jacobs License

Marc Jacobs is betting on the future of Safilo by extending eyewear licenses for both the brand’s signature line and the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection.

clock April 28, 2010Luisa Zargani

Daria Werbowy

Marketing and Promotion

Models Edge Out Celebs in Fashion Ads

Models continue to trump celebrities by a wide margin on the sets of ad campaigns for European fashion houses.

clock April 28, 2010Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Emilie Marsh and Alessandra Ilari

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Fashion Features

The American Woman: Then and Now

Costume Institute prepares to unveil its spring exhibit next week.

clock April 28, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Moschino Show Opens in Moscow

An exhibit here devoted to celebrating the history of Moschino finally had its fashion moment.

clock April 28, 2010Miriam Elder

A look from the Giorgio Armani and Reebok marketing campaign.

Designer and Luxury

Armani-Reebok Line Fuses Fashion, Function

Giorgio Armani and Reebok co-branded activewear collection will arrive in stores in July.

clock April 28, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Sadove Cites Fragility of Economic Rebound

Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and chief executive officer of Saks Inc., is cautioning against “overexuberance.”

clock April 28, 2010Rachel Brown

Kevin Plank

Financial

Under Armour Raises Guidance as Net Jumps

Under Armour’s expansion of direct business helped lift first-quarter profits.

clock April 28, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Erdem’s florals, Christian Cota’s blue shift and cage dress and Prabal Gurung’s asymmetric style.

Retail

Signature Cocktails: Saks Showcases Younger Labels

Prabal Gurung, Doo.Ri, Aquilano.Rimondi, Christian Cota, Erdem, and Marios Schwab whip up exclusive cocktail dresses for Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock April 28, 2010Jessica Iredale

Rick Owens’ furniture on display at Apartment in Berlin.

Fashion Scoops

Rick’s Home Depot… Yamamoto to Show Men’s in Paris… House Beautiful…

Style-conscious Berliners checked out Rick Owens’ furniture collection over the weekend. Also, Yohji Yamamoto man is returning to the Paris catwalk.

clock April 28, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 27, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 28, 2010WWD Staff

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

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