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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 8hAmanda 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 15hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 22hNyima Pratten

Market Share Game: Macy’s Gains Ground, Shows Strong Profit

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Overview

Macy’s Inc. might not be able to sustain the growth in profitability it enjoyed during the second quarter, but its gains in market share could prove to be a competitive edge that keeps on giving.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A still from the INC ad campaign shoot.

Business Features

Macy’s Shows Strong Profit

Macy’s Inc. gains in market share, raises full-year guidance.

clock August 11, 2010Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh and Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Retail Stocks Decline Wednesday

S&P Retail Index fell 8.35 points to 405.85, its sharpest drop since July 16.

clock August 11, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona

Joe Schildhorn, Billy Farrell and Neil Rasmus.

Fashion Scoops

Patrick McMullan Company’s Hot Shots Go Rogue

Three of the agency’s former top shooters are starting their own event photography business.

clock August 11, 2010WWD Staff

Shia LaBeouf wears a Belstaff jacket in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff to Grow Through Retail, New Products

Belstaff is forging ahead with an expansion plan, and also expects to launch a fragrance in January.

clock August 12, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Lace-print jean leggings from Habitual.

Ready To Wear

At L.A. Market, Price Is King

Retailers buy close to season at the market, which included Designers & Agents, Brighte and Focus Apparel & Accessories Show.

clock August 12, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown

Marc Jacobs Bang

Textiles

Marc Jacobs’ Fragrance Bottle Makes Statement

Harry Allen designed the rumpled metallic flacon for the new scent, Bang.

clock August 12, 2010Kerry Olsen

Steven Reineke will appear in Hickey Freeman this season.

People

New York Pops Music Director Updates His Look

Earlier this summer, Steven Reineke visited the Hickey Freeman showroom to be fitted with two custom-made tuxedos.

clock August 12, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

An oil painting by Melinda Hackett.

Lifestyle

Rainbow Connection: Melinda Hackett’s Bright Vision

Artist Melinda Hackett opens a show in Southampton.

clock August 12, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Mark Webber

People

Snapshot: Mark Webber

With “Scott Pilgrim vs the World,” show business veteran Mark Webber finally gets his break.

clock August 12, 2010Jean Scheidnes

JAR’s Joel Rosenthal earrings.

Fashion Features

Ellen Barkin’s Earrings On the Block Again

A knockout pair of earrings, estimated at $300,000 to $500,000, are up for auction once more at Christie’s.

clock August 12, 2010WWD Staff

A style from Seven For All Mankind’s collaboration with Mika Ninagawa.

Fashion Scoops

Seven Up… Payday for Angela Ahrendts… W’s Fashion Fix…

Seven For All Mankind has teamed with photographer Mika Ninagawa to produce a colorful capsule collection.

clock August 12, 2010WWD Staff

Democracy of Nevermind’s denim jeans, Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s shirt and Levi’s denim jacket, all in cotton.

Fashion Features

Spring 2011 Men’s Fashion: Denim Days

After seasons of clean indigo being the leading shade in the denim market, expect a broad spectrum of dominant colors for spring.

clock August 12, 2010Alex Badia

Michael Bloomberg, Anna Wintour, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs.

Designer and Luxury

Industry Touts Fashion’s Night Out

Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger, Francisco Costa and Donna Karan attended Bloomberg’s FNO press conference at City Hall.

clock August 12, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Retail

Gap Takes E-Commerce Global

Gap says e-commerce sites will be available in 65 countries by yearend.

clock August 12, 2010Rachel Brown

Media

Lagardère Keeps Quiet… A Hungry Fashion World…

It’s now been a few weeks without an update on the potential Hachette-Hearst deal.

clock August 12, 2010WWD Staff

Niketown in Santa Monica Place.

Intimates

Nike’s New Concept Focuses on Relationships

The store is a slimmed-down version of Niketown.

clock August 12, 2010Rachel Brown

A Tommy Hilfiger exclusive from macys.com.

Retail

Celebrity, Proprietary Brands Squeeze Independent Labels

How can the little guy compete against Madonna?

clock August 12, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 16hKristi Ellis

Social Studies