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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 5hAmanda 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 12hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 20hNyima Pratten

Retailing’s Mood Meter: Tough Second Half Seen As Economy Stumbles

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Overview

The first half of 2010 ended with consumer enthusiasm for apparel weak, retail stocks battered and fashion’s hopes for the year resting heavily on the fate of the back-to-school and holiday seasons.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Uniqlo Prepares to Enter Malaysia

Fast Retailing forms a joint-venture with DNP Clothing.

clock June 29, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Nayla Hayek, the newly appointed chairman of the Swatch Group.

Financial

Swatch Names Nayla Hayek as Chairwoman

Swatch, the world’s largest watchmaker, will remain family run. Nayla Hayek to succeed her late father, Nicolas Hayek.

clock June 30, 2010Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

Wolfman Joins Authentic Brands Group

Perry Wolfman has been named president and chief operating officer of Authentic Brands Group.

clock July 1, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Desigual’s French flagship near the Paris Opera.

Textiles

Desigual Eyes Expansion

Having almost doubled its revenues in 2009, Spanish fashion brand Desigual is launching online sales in September in a bid to boost business in key markets.

clock July 1, 2010Joelle Diderich

Legal

Chico’s Sues Caché

Chico’s has accused two former employees, Rabia Farhang and Christine Board, of supplying Caché with confidential information and trade secrets.

clock July 1, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Spyker watches are available in a variety of materials.

Designer and Luxury

Spyker Cars to Offer Timepieces

Timepieces feature hand-stitched leather straps by the same craftspeople who create the interiors of the Dutch company’s cars.

clock July 1, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Ready To Wear

Thierry Mugler Signs New Men’s License

Thierry Mugler, the Paris-based fashion and fragrance house, has inked a deal with Italy’s Inghirami to manufacture and distribute men’s wear.

clock July 1, 2010Emilie Marsh

Jesse Williams

Retail

Jesse Williams to Appear for Alfani

Actors Jesse Williams, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy,” picked for Macy’s Alfani brand ads.

clock July 1, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Bottega Veneta's new ad campaign breaks in September.

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta’s Men’s Line Finds its Stride

Men’s wear at Bottega Veneta is having a growth spurt, according to creative director Tomas Maier.

clock July 1, 2010Emilie Marsh

Armani’s sketch for Tom Cruise in “Knight and Day.”

Fashion Scoops

Tom Cruise Chases Chic…Lindsay Lohan’s Tab…

Tom Cruise sports a pin-striped Giorgio Armani made-to-measure suit in his new action flick, “Knight and Day.” Also, legal woes add up for Lindsay Lohan.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Angela Ismailos

People

“Great Directors” Film Turns the Tables

First time film maker Angela Ismailos discusses her documentary “Great Directors,” which hits theaters in limited release Friday.

clock July 1, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Nina Griscom

People

Nina Griscom’s Fourth of July

Griscom offers her favorite floral decor tips for an Independence Day bash.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Shelley and Gilbert Harrison

Business Features

Harrison Gets UJA Award

Financo chairman feted at New York fundraiser.

clock July 1, 2010David Moin

Canali Men's RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Men’s Runway Trend: Double Breasted

The top trends for spring , straight from the Milan and Paris runways.

clock July 1, 2010Alex Badia

The light-wash men’s jean by Imogene + Willie will retail for $425 at J. Crew

Ready To Wear

J. Crew to Collaborate with Imogene + Willie

J. Crew has snagged another exclusive, this time with denim brand Imogene + Willie.

clock July 1, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

La Prairie to Add to Radiance Lineup

In a bid to grow of one of its best-selling franchises, La Prairie is set to launch Cellular Radiance Emulsion SPF 30.

clock July 1, 2010Julie Naughton

Jane Lauder

Human Resources

Jane Lauder Adds to Role

Jane Lauder has been named global president and general manager of the Origins and Ojon divisions of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock July 1, 2010Julie Naughton

KedsWhitney Collection

Retail

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Support Arts

Keds designs by artist Jenny Holzer will be sold at Bloomingdale’s with a percentage of the profits donated to the Whitney.

clock July 1, 2010David Moin

Meredith Rollins

Media

The Changes Go On… Domino’s Revival of Sorts… Burberry Acoustic Launches…

The game of media musical chairs reached a fever pitch this week.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

American Apparel shares were up 10.2 percent, but are down 41 percent so far this year.

Financial

Retailers Limp Into Second Half

Pressure on back-to-school, holiday grows as stocks tumble.

clock July 1, 2010Evan Clark

D&G Men's RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Men’s Runway Trend: Carrot Trousers

The top trends for spring, straight from the Milan and Paris runways.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Prada Men's RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Men’s Runway Trend: Thick Summer Knits

The top trends for spring , straight from the Milan and Paris runways.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Adam Kimmel Men's RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Trends

Men’s Runway Trend: Bomber Jacket

The top trends for spring , straight from the Milan and Paris runways.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana Men's RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Men’s Runway Trend: Seaside Villager

The top trends for spring, straight from the Milan and Paris runways.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: June 30, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 1, 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 14hKristi Ellis

Social Studies