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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

Feeling the Heat: Brazilian Blowout Fights Probes

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Overview

Brazilian Blowout is in crisis mode. The hair-straightening company is battling a tidal wave of public scrutiny of and investigations into its formulas.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2011

Fifties-inspired full silhouettes come in easy day dresses and skirts, and the palette is predominantly black and white with graphic patterns.

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Double-page advertising for Lancaster’s 365 Cellular Elixir Intense.

Marketing and Promotion

Lancaster Launching 365 Cellular Elixir Intense

The serum is billed to have direct repair action on main DNA damage caused by UV rays, pollution and stress.

clock December 17, 2010Jennifer Weil

An assortment of Lumene products.

Retail

Lumene Expands U.S. Footprint

The company is proving that an unknown brand to most American consumers can achieve relevance in the U.S. market.

clock December 17, 2010Faye Brookman

Robert McDonald

Financial

P&G Plots Growth Strategy Built on Innovation

Procter & Gamble Co. sees plenty of pockets of growth ahead, and the consumer products giant has a detailed plan to exploit each one.

clock December 17, 2010Molly Prior

Fabricly’s first collection.

Technology

Start-ups to Would-be Designers: You Imagine It, We’ll Produce It

Two just-launched start-ups are trying their hand at opening up clothing design to the masses.

clock December 17, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Johnny Depp in “The Tourist.”

Fashion Scoops

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp Keep Dry… Editors Curate Steve Madden…

“The Tourist” may have been slammed by the critics, but at least Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp stay dry and warm thanks to Belstaff.

clock December 17, 2010WWD Staff

Backstage at Roberto Cavalli’s spring 2011 show.

Hair

The New Guard of Smooth Operators

Last October, Hoda Kotb stopped by “The Joy Behar Show” to talk about her new book, “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee.”

clock December 17, 2010Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

Media

Memo Pad: Jumping Ship… Sims Card… Moving On Up…

Maybe a year ago the media world would have been surprised to see the Sunday New York Times business editor leave the paper and head to The Huffington Post.

clock December 17, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

FTC Issues New Rules for Platinum Jewelry

The issue involves the marketing of jewelry that mixes other metal alloys with platinum.

clock December 17, 2010Liza Casabona

Activewear

Natori to Enter Swimwear

The company has signed its first swimwear license with Parisa USA to produce and distribute swimwear bearing the brand’s names.

clock December 17, 2010Karyn Monget

Frizz-free, smooth tresses were seen at Fendi’s spring 2011 show.

Hair

Brazilian Blowout Strikes Back

The hair-straightening company is in crisis mode — and the rest of the salon industry could feel the pain.

clock December 17, 2010Andrea Nagel

Inside John Hardy’s boutique in Jakarta.

Human Resources

John Hardy Launches First Store

The luxury jeweler opens his first boutique in Jakarta. There are plans for another four units in the next three years.

clock December 17, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Designer and Luxury

Loro Piana to Offer Lotus Flower Yarn

Seeking to provide customers with unique fabrics, the brand is developing a fiber that originates from the lotus flower.

clock December 17, 2010Luisa Zargani

A Quiksilver store.

Denim

Quiksilver Posts Loss, Beats Estimates

The company expects 2011 results roughly on par with the just-concluded year.

clock December 17, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Retail

Neiman Marcus Group Shakeup Continues

Following this week’s shuffling of responsibilities across the senior merchant team, Neiman’s has moved on to its store organization.

clock December 17, 2010David Moin

Markets

Indictment in Designer’s Death

Nicholas Brooks was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in the death of his former girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay.

clock December 17, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from Everlast.

Activewear

Everlast Going Exclusive With Sears, KMart

The fitness apparel and footwear brand revealed it has signed an exclusive long-term licensing deal with Sears Holdings Corp.

clock December 17, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Amanda Seyfried

Human Resources

Clé de Peau Teams Up with Amanda Seyfried

The actress was tapped as the new face of the skin care brand.

clock December 17, 2010Julie Naughton

Kimie Iwata, Heidi Manheimer and Virginia Drosos.

Human Resources

Heidi Manheimer Honored by CEW

The CEO of Shiseido Cosmetics America, was presented with the Beauty of Giving award by Cosmetics Executive Women.

clock December 17, 2010Julie Naughton

A selection of Tjoy items.

Beauty Features

Coty Extends its Global Reach

Coty Inc. is on a roll with its recent rapid-fire round of acquisitions, and chief executive officer Bernd Beetz is in no mood to let up.

clock December 17, 2010Pete Born

Daisy Fuentes

Fragrance

Daisy Fuentes to Launch New Scent

The new fragrance, Mysterio, will be available exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores and kohls.com in February.

clock December 17, 2010Julie Naughton

The Essence Collection by David Yurman.

Beauty Features

David Yurman to Launch a Trio of Scents

The Essence Collection is meant to evoke the characteristics of pink tourmaline, peridot and citrine.

clock December 17, 2010Pete Born

Essentialist

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 17hKristi Ellis

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