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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 December 9, 2016Amanda 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

Swiss Watch Firms Hit by Gold, Franc

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Overview

The Swiss watch industry is battling a double punch. First, the Swiss franc has soared against the value of the euro and the dollar, and second, the price of gold has skyrocketed.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Coupon giant Groupon offers an array of daily deals.

Retail

Daily Deal Apps Gaining Traction Among Milennials

According to a new study by Ypulse Inc., students are embracing daily deal apps, such as Groupon and Living Social.

clock August 11, 2011Lisa Lockwood

The Boy Meets Campus Candy Girl v-neck

Retail

Boy Meets Girl Launches E-tail

The brand has redesigned its Web site with e-commerce capabilities and a new Web series, “Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel.”

clock August 15, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Business Features

J.C. Penney Profits Flat at $14M

In the second quarter, the retailer was slowed by markdowns and middle market consumers fretting the economy.

clock August 14, 2011David Moin

Business Features

Consumer Confidence Falls to 31-Year Low

The weakening economy took its toll on some sectors despite an overall uptick in the Commerce Department’s reading on July retail sales.

clock August 14, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Colorful women’s lingerie from 1963.

Fashion Features

Susan Marks Unveils Munsingwear’s Storied Past

The author dug into the archives in her playful new book, “In the Mood for Munsingwear: Minnesota’s Claim to Underwear Fame.”

clock August 12, 2011Lorna Koski

Louboutin’s red-soled shoes.

Footwear

Christian Louboutin Seeks Appeal on YSL Shoe Ruling

Brand to oppose any move for summary judgment.

clock August 15, 2011Evan Clark

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim

Parties

Opening Ceremony Throws a Blockbuster for Bean Pole and Kim Jones

The retailer threw a summer block party to celebrate its exclusive deal to stock the Louis Vuitton men’s wear designer’s collection for the South Korean brand.

clock August 12, 2011Alessandra Codinha

The KN Karen Neuburger Heart Heath pajama and mascot puppy.

Activewear

Karen Neuburger to Launch PJs and Paws Campaign

Promotion will feature a series of walks that will benefit The Humane Society of America.

clock August 12, 2011Karyn Monget

Men’s clothing and dress shirts were strong performers in the first half.

Textiles

NPD: Men’s Sales Rise, Women’s Decline

Men’s apparel dollar volume increased 4.6 percent to $22.6 billion, while women’s apparel dollar volume declined 0.8 percent to $51 billion.

clock August 14, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Nike's beachfront summer rental in Rockaway, Queens.

Lifestyle

Nike Rides the Rockaway Wave

Brand chose the brown-ish sands of Queens as the outpost for its East Coast summer action sport initiative.

clock August 12, 2011Jessica Iredale

Karlie Kloss in this year’s Fashion’s Night Out shirt.

Retail

Fashion’s Night Out Details Set

The list of events is shaping up for Sept. 8.

clock August 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

A Vera Wang dress from the “@ Saks” campaign.

Media

Saks Fifth Avenue’s New Ad Campaign Gets @ It

Retailer is incorporating its best assets — the Fifth Avenue flagship and rich corporate history — and advancing the past destination themes to being “@ Saks.”

clock August 12, 2011David Moin

Business Features

Robert Burke Associates Expands to London, L.A.

With new offices, the consultancy aims to better serve emerging markets and the growing interest of entertainment personalities in fashion.

clock August 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Sneakpeeq.com

Retail

Sneakpeeq Turns Online Shopping Into a Game

The new Web site is out to turn shopping and the adrenaline rush of getting deals into a spectator sport.

clock August 12, 2011Sharon Edelson

Retail

Wal-Mart Restructures E-Commerce Operations

The mass retailer is shaking up its e-commerce department after the resignation of its two top leaders.

clock August 14, 2011Sharon Edelson

Michelle Obama

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Week Schedule Conflict… Girl Bonding at Kitson Fete…

First Lady Michelle Obama sure knows her designer labels, but her handlers must have misplaced her fashion calendar.

clock August 15, 2011WWD Staff

Lauren by Ralph Lauren’s cotton tote; Rebecca Minkoff’s leather and metal chain purse; Kelsi Dagger’s glazed cotton flat and Guess’ canvas and tulle shoe.

Accessory Trends

Resort 2012 Trend: Prints Aplenty

The resort season is a bounty of delightfully printed shoes and bags.

clock August 15, 2011Roxanne Robinson

A Hublot timepiece.

Financial

Swiss Watch Firms Hit by Gold, Franc

The luxury industry is battling a double punch.

clock August 15, 2011Rachel Strugatz

An image from Gaga’s Workshop for Barneys.

Retail

Lady Gaga Links With Barneys New York

The department store and pop star are collaborating on a multifaceted holiday campaign centered around Gaga’s Workshop, a retail space.

clock August 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

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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