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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 14hAmanda 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 22hLayla 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

Biebs Breaks Records With First Fragrance

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Overview

Frenzied fans may have narrowly missed trampling Justin Bieber at Macy’s last month, but they went on to trample industry sales records by buying hordes of the singer’s first prestige fragrance.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Loft Holiday 2011

Fashion Features

Loft Holiday 2011

For its holiday deliveries, Loft is putting its money on cozy pieces and ample color.

clock July 13, 2011WWD Staff

Talbots Holiday 2011

Fashion Features

Talbots Holiday 2011

Inspired by Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball of 1966, Michael Smaldone showed a holiday collection that was minimalistic with a nod to easy Sixties glamour.

clock July 13, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Japan Fashion Week Links With Mercedes-Benz

Week organizers secure a “multi-year agreement” with the car maker.

clock July 14, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Fast Retailing 9-Month Net Profit Falls 20.5%

Discounting and one-time expenses linked to the earthquake hit earnings.

clock July 14, 2011Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Retailers Score June Gains

Commerce Department report shows rising sales for specialty, department and general merchandise stores.

clock July 14, 2011Kristi Ellis

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany.

People

Emmy Award Nominees Announced

It may still be summer, but fashion houses and stylists are looking ahead to awards season with the announcement for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

clock July 14, 2011Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2011 Finalists Set

They include Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Pamela Love for Pamela Love Jewelry and Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for Suno.

clock July 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Lands' End Holiday 2011

Fashion Features

Lands’ End Holiday 2011

Chris Kolbe, chief merchandising and design officer, has revamped the company’s holiday assortment with a handcrafted, “heirloom” angle.

clock July 14, 2011WWD Staff

Items from Tweezerman’s Harajuku line.

Products

Tweezerman Signs Deal With Harajuku Lovers

Company continues to drive trends in the do-it-yourself brow market.

clock July 15, 2011Andrea Nagel

José Eber in his salon

Hair

José Eber Opens New Salon

The stylist has a new salon, new partners and a new approach to building his brand.

clock July 15, 2011Rachel Brown

Michael Gordon

Financial

Bumble’s Michael Gordon as Investor

Company’s founder is going where few hair and beauty entrepreneurs have dared to tread — into the behind-the-scenes world of private equity.

clock July 15, 2011Samantha Conti

The Hit the Stage Nail Polish Set from the Victorious line.

Color Cosmetics

Townley Signs Victorious Deal

Company aims to win with the collection of beauty products based on Nickelodeon’s hit show starring Victoria Justice.

clock July 15, 2011Faye Brookman

Justin Bieber at Macy’s Herald Square.

Fragrance

Justin Bieber’s Someday Scent Shatters Sales Records

Frenzied fans may have narrowly missed trampling the performer at Macy’s last month, but they went on to trample industry sales records.

clock July 15, 2011Molly Prior

Lazaro Hernandez

Government and Trade

Design Piracy Hearing Set for House

Seventh Avenue designers and apparel executives are heading to Capitol Hill to try to advance legislation that would afford them some protection from knockoffs.

clock July 15, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Food Life’s Lauren Levinger and Michael King.

People

New Blog The Food Life Takes Cue From Fashion

Michael King, a fashion publicist at Siren Public Relations, and Lauren Levinger, a former market associate for Creative Artists Agency, have a new act.

clock July 15, 2011Venessa Lau

Feed bags on sale at the Matthew Williamson store.

Fashion Scoops

Feed, Same Sky Co-Sponsor Fundraiser… Karl Lagerfeld’s Coco Everlasting…

Do-gooders came out to the Matthew Williamson store in the Meatpacking District Wednesday for some guilt-free shopping.

clock July 15, 2011WWD Staff

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Parties

Olsens Celebrate New Handbag Collection for The Row

Mary-Kate and Ashley celebrated the launch at Barneys New York on Wednesday night.

clock July 15, 2011Matthew Lynch

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Wendi Murdoch

Parties

Cinema Society Screens ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’

Nicole Kidman, Russell Simmons, Anna Wintour and Donna Karan attended the screening Wednesday night.

clock July 15, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Time magazine

Media

Memo Pad: News of Rupert Murdoch’s World… Feeling Lucky?…

The line between media news and news-news can be tough to find.

clock July 15, 2011WWD Staff

Kate Spade’s lipsticks by Poppy King.

Color Cosmetics

Kate Spade Launches Lipstick Line

The brand is headed back into the beauty game this fall with a capsule collection of lipsticks created with and produced by Poppy King.

clock July 15, 2011Julie Naughton

Sephora’s new nail studio.

Products

Sephora to Open In-Store Nail Bars

The brand is opening its first two Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services featuring XpresSpa locations later this month.

clock July 15, 2011Julie Naughton

A collection of Demeter fragrances.

Fragrance

Demeter Expands Its Fragrance Library

The success of Duane Reade’s Look Boutique has done more than catapult the chain to the top ranks of drugstore cosmetics retailing.

clock July 15, 2011Faye Brookman

The print ad.

Fragrance

YSL Shoots for Hat Trick With Third L’Homme Fragrance

YSL Beauté will launch the third installment of its L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent men’s fragrance trilogy this fall in an effort to reach a younger audience.

clock July 15, 2011Pete Born

Dolce & Gabbana on Madison Avenue.

Retail

Dolce & Gabbana Flagship Said Set for Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is getting a touch of luxe, in a surprise switch from the recent influx of mass appeal brands.

clock July 15, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Taps Patrick Lee to Lead Asia-Pacific Expansion

Brand to open 50 freestanding stores in the region over the next five years.

clock July 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

A rendering of Topshop’s Las Vegas flagship.

Fashion Show Reviews

Topshop/Topman Heads to Vegas

Betting on a return to better days in Las Vegas, the retailer will unveil in March its third U.S. store.

clock July 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Taylor Swift

Fragrance

Two-Year Global Scent Tour for Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck

For the singer, her life and music are one in the same. Now Elizabeth Arden hopes that the superstar’s horde of fervent fans will view her new scent the same.

clock July 15, 2011Pete Born

A Stella & Dot handbag

Jewelry

Stella & Dot Expands Offer With Handbags

Forget e-commerce or brick-and-mortar shopping, social shopping is where it’s at for the accessories brand.

clock July 15, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Dennis Basso and Mara Urshel at Kleinfeld.

Designer and Luxury

Dennis Basso Enters Bridal

In the first of what he expects will be a major expansion plan, the designer has signed a licensing deal with Kleinfeld for his first bridal collection.

clock July 15, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

A fall look from Hugo Boss.

Financial

Hugo Boss Lifts Outlook on Strong Quarter

Sales up nearly 25% in second quarter as profit quintuples.

clock July 15, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Investors Drive Up PVH, Warnaco on Deal Speculation

Potential cost savings might make the long-rumored deal more appealing now.

clock July 15, 2011Evan Clark

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 23hKristi Ellis

Social Studies