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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

Duane Reade’s New Format Steps Up Beauty Battle

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Overview

The retailer has unveiled a glittering beauty concept at 40 Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Nail Bar by Essie-OPI at Duane Reade.

Beauty Features

Duane Reade’s New Format Steps Up Beauty Battle

The retailer has unveiled a glittering beauty concept at 40 Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.

clock July 6, 2011Molly Prior

J.C. Penney

Business Features

Fashion, Promotions Buoy June Comps

With few exceptions, stores far exceeded expectations for the month.

clock July 7, 2011Alexandra Steigrad and David Moin

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Penchant For Pens… Ball That Glitters…

A self-proclaimed “paper freak,” Karl Lagerfeld also has a penchant for pens. It’s why he created a line of writing instruments and lighters for S.T. Dupont.

clock July 7, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Robert Clergerie Names Roland Mouret

Designer to become shoemaker’s creative director.

clock July 7, 2011Miles Socha

Fashion Fair’s “Jumping the Broom” collection.

Color Cosmetics

Johnson’s Publishing Co. Taps J.P. Morgan Chase as Investor

The publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines and the owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics will use the money to fund projects already in the works.

clock July 7, 2011Andrea Nagel

Media

James Murdoch to Shutter News of the World Tabloid

In a lengthy three-page statement, Murdoch said Sunday’s edition of NoW, the main U.K. subsidiary of News Corp., would be the last.

clock July 7, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Cartier’s Baiser Volé.

Fragrance

Cartier Looks to Build Scent Pillar

The target client for Baiser Volé, the brand’s new women’s fragrance, is slightly younger than for its other scents.

clock July 8, 2011Jennifer Weil

RepHair by Pierre Michel

Beauty Features

Hairstylists Aim for Retail Success — Again

Julien Farel, Michel Obadia and David Evangelista are launching product lines that hark back to J.F. Laartague’s focus on a healthy scalp.

clock July 8, 2011Andrea Nagel

ThisNext.com and Lucky Magazine’s co-branded  “social shopping” Web site.

Media

Lucky Magazine in Tie-in With ThisNext

Traditional and digital media are merging for the industry’s latest social shopping experiment.

clock July 8, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Jennifer Hudson in the Key to the Cure top.

Human Resources

Jennifer Hudson Joins Key to the Cure

Saks Fifth Avenue has tapped the singer to be an ambassador for this year’s initiative.

clock July 8, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

John Varvatos’ Star USA fragrance ad.

Fragrance

John Varvatos to Launch Star USA Scent

The fragrance will be introduced in September by the designer’s fragrance licensee, Elizabeth Arden Inc.

clock July 8, 2011Julie Naughton

Prada Candy

Fragrance

Prada Kicks Up Its Heels With Youthful New Scent

Prada Candy is intended to be the brand’s third scent pillar; the others are Amber and Infusion d’Iris.

clock July 8, 2011Julie Naughton

Financial

June Comp Crux

June comparable-store sales numbers were expected to benefit from a series of positive influences, but the actual numbers surprised both analysts and investors.

clock July 8, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Vintage Varsity from Target

Media

Memo Pad: Target’s Retro Spin… Taming Tatler…

Target is making everything old new again. The retailer’s new ad campaign, themed “Cool Never Fades,” features four U.S. locations it deems “timeless.”

clock July 8, 2011WWD Staff

Azzedine Alaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier

Parties

The Couture Court of Versailles

The fashion set feted the conclusion of couture week and the opening of an exhibition about the influence of 18th century France on contemporary fashion.

clock July 8, 2011WWD Staff

A workout class at Athleta in San Francisco.

Retail

Gap Set for Athleta Expansion

Retailer plans to roll out eight to 10 Athleta stores this year, including two in Manhattan, and 50 by 2013.

clock July 8, 2011David Moin

Retail

Ebay to Acquire Zong for $240 Million

The online payment facilitator through direct mobile carrier billing will be combined with eBay’s PayPal global payment platform.

clock July 8, 2011Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Congress Sets Compromise in Motion on Trade Pacts, Workers Aid

Draft bills lay foundation for legislation to move forward.

clock July 8, 2011Kristi Ellis

Marion Cotillard in the Dior ad campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson.

Fashion Scoops

Marion Cotillard for Dior… Fashion on the Hill… Jurlique CEO on the Move…

Marion Cotillard’s latest campaign for Dior — co-starring the chain-handled Miss Dior handbag — breaks Monday in Italian magazine Amica.

clock July 8, 2011WWD 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 December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies