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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

Talking Fast Fashion: Jil Sander on Uniqlo And Her New World

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It’s clear to just about anyone in fashion that Jil Sander, known for her meticulous attention to detail, isn’t an easy person to please.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jane Fonda, Christine Schwarzman and Annette Bening

People

Power Dames Host Lunch for ‘Mother and Daughter’

Tina Brown, Blaine Trump, Carolyne Roehm, Joan Juliet Buck and Charlotte Sarkozy all gathered in Christine Schwarzman’s dining room for a luncheon.

clock April 27, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Shiseido FY Net Jumps 74%

Shiseido said Wednesday that extraordinary gains and lower taxes fueled a 74 percent jump in full-year net profit.

clock April 28, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini

Business Features

Puma First-Quarter Profits Soar

Puma expects full-year earnings to increase by at least 70 percent.

clock April 28, 2010Emilie Marsh

Alexander McQueen in 2006

Fashion Scoops

McQueen Suicide Investigation Closed

Alexander McQueen was affected by depression, anxiety, and work pressure, all contributing to his suicide, according to the London coroner.

clock April 28, 2010Nina Jones

Business Features

Jones First-Quarter Profits Rise

Jones Apparel Group Inc. post higher-than-expected first-quarter profits, raises guidance for the year.

clock April 28, 2010Vicki M. Young

Zani Gugelmann in Hervé Léger.

People

Back to Classics at Loewe Fete

Olivia Chantecaille, Zani Gugelman and Terry Richardson gathered for a dinner in honor of Spanish leather goods brand Loewe.

clock April 28, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

PPR Reports Revenues Up 1.2 Percent

PPR’s first-quarter group sales total $5.7 billion, while the luxury division Gucci Group registers 4.7 percent revenue increase.

clock April 28, 2010WWD Staff

Anja Rubik in a Matthew Williamson dress and Balmain jacket.

People

DVF Goes to the Dogs

In the Meatpacking District, Diane von Furstenberg welcomed the Humane Society of New York for its third charitable photography auction.

clock April 28, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fern Mallis Exiting IMG

Fern Mallis, IMG Fashion’s global ambassador and the official face of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, will start her own consulting firm.

clock April 28, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retail Stocks Fall 0.6% Wednesday

European markets fall Wednesday as S&P downgrades Spain.

clock April 29, 2010Evan Clark

Financial

Regis Posts Loss in Third Quarter

Hair salon operator Regis Corp. reports March pickup in North American comps.

clock April 29, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 29, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 29, 2010WWD Staff

Jil Sander

Sportswear

Jil Sander Extends Uniqlo Deal

Jil Sander has decided to continue in her role indefinitely with Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo.

clock April 29, 2010Amanda Kaiser

A shot from the Loewe campaign for the Amazona bag.

Designer and Luxury

Loewe’s New York Story

The major element of Loewe’s U.S. launch is the Amazona bag, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

clock April 29, 2010Sarah Haight

Jerome Dahan gets a lift from new chief executive officer Giorgio Presca.

Denim

Citizens of Humanity Builds Team for Global Push

Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan talks about his vision for the premium denim company.

clock April 29, 2010Ross Tucker

Lands’ End RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Surveying the Land: Lands’ End Fall Preview

Since introducing Lands’ End Canvas in November, Lands’ End has quietly been testing a few other initiatives that were detailed at its fall preview.

clock April 29, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Jessica Iredale

The Art of Shaving’s shop and “Barber Spa” at Aventura Mall in Miami.

Textiles

Art of Shaving Unveils New Retail Concept

Procter & Gamble Co.-owned men’s grooming marketer has developed four new store prototypes.

clock April 29, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Gant expects the store to ring up $1,500 in sales per square foot.

Retail

Gant Rugger Opens on Bleecker Street

Gant today opens the first freestanding store for the youthful Gant Rugger label in New York’s West Village.

clock April 29, 2010David Lipke

The store’s shoe assortment.

Retail

Mitchells Put Their Mark on Wilkes Bashford

Bob Mitchell, co-president of the Mitchells Family of Stores, referred to the company’s plan to stabilize the highly respected Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco.

clock April 29, 2010Joanna Ramey

Business Features

Zegna Upbeat on Outlook for 2010

Ermenegildo Zegna anticipates growth in 2010 after a challenging 2009.

clock April 29, 2010Emilie Marsh

Gordon and Sarah Brown

People

Britain’s Style Race

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are dressing not for comfort or style — or even to please their wives — but for victory.

clock April 29, 2010WWD Staff

Bode Miller

People

Bode Miller on Skiing, Style and Big Butts

Bode Miller has traded in his moniker as the bad boy of skiing for a new one: the most decorated U.S. male ski racer in history.

clock April 29, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

A first look at the b.tempted ad campaign with Esmée Denters.

Fashion Scoops

Esmée’s Temptation… Icing on the Cake… Snap Happy for Penélope Cruz…

Esmée Denters, the YouTube sensation now working with Justin Timberlake, will be the spokeswoman and model for the b.tempted bra brand at Wacoal America.

clock April 29, 2010WWD Staff

Inside the new Forever 21 store in Tokyo.

Retail

Forever 21, Uniqlo Open Units

Forever 21 will open its second Japan location in the Ginza district here on Thursday.

clock April 29, 2010Kelly Wetherille

Media

Naomi Campbell’s Oprah Moment… A Take on Couture… Martha Up…

Naomi Campbell was on her best behavior when she sat down with Oprah Winfrey, according to sources.

clock April 29, 2010WWD Staff

Scott Conant in Ermenegildo Zegna.

Designer and Luxury

Good Taste: Celebrity Chefs on Fashion and Cooking

Marcus Samuelsson, David Myers, and Scott Conant compare cooking and high fashion.

clock April 29, 2010Sarah Haight

Designer and Luxury

Malo and Ferré Sales Set for June

The new owners of the Malo and Gianfranco Ferré brands will be decided in June.

clock April 29, 2010Luisa Zargani

Textiles

Congress Introduces Bills to Aid Haiti

Congress introduced legislation in both houses that would significantly increase the volume of apparel made in Haiti that can be shipped to the U.S. duty free.

clock April 29, 2010Kristi Ellis

Charlize Theron

People

Charlize Theron’s Dior Fete

Charlize Theron hosted a dinner, sponsored by Dior and Vogue, to celebrate the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program.

clock April 28, 2010Marcy Medina

Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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