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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 21hLayla 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

Promotions Galore Seen as Black Friday Looms

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Overview

Retailers are set to do the seemingly impossible: Stage a Black Friday that will top even the aggressive promotions of recent years.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Scoops

Dries Van Noten Sets Photo Exhibition

Images by James Reeve inspired designer’s spring collection.

clock November 15, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

E-Commerce Sales Rise 1.9% in Quarter

Web revenues expected to top $50 billion in fourth quarter.

clock November 17, 2011Evan Clark

Technology

Sidecar Gets $2.52M in VC Funding

The platform automates four components of online marketing for mid-market retailers.

clock November 17, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Comité Colbert Gains Two New Members

French luxury association welcomes Bonpoint and Decorative Arts Museum.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Kay Krill

Financial

Ann Inc. to Boost Fashion Offerings

With a strong third quarter under its belt, company is moving on several fronts to sustain the momentum.

clock November 18, 2011David Moin

Financial

Standard & Poor’s Reduces Sears’ Rating

Pressure from competition, consumers prompts debt watchdog downgrade.

clock November 20, 2011Evan Clark

David and Rosalee McCullough with Dorothy and Craig Stapleton.

People

David McCullough Muses on Presidents and Politics

For the two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the fall launch of the 2012 presidential race is anything but edifying.

clock November 18, 2011Susan Watters

Christina Hendricks in L'Wren Scott.

Parties

L’Wren Scott Brings Her Bags to Beverly Hills

The designer feted her handbag collection with the help of Barneys New York and Christina Hendricks in Los Angeles on Thursday.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Human Resources

Tom Casey Departs American Apparel

He has resigned as acting president two months shy of his original 15-month employment agreement.

clock November 18, 2011David Lipke

A sketch of Isaac Mizrahi New York legwear.

Activewear

Xcel Inks Isaac Mizrahi Legwear Deal

The collection will be available at retail for fall 2012.

clock November 18, 2011Karyn Monget

Looks from the Jacques Levine line.

Footwear

Jacques Levine Slips Back In

The household name in slippers for decades is attempting to regain its niche in the market under the stewardship of the founder’s great grandson, Sam Calvanio.

clock November 18, 2011WWD Staff

Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance with a “skimmer” electronic device that copies credit card information.

Legal

28 Indicted in Identity-Theft Scheme

Ring allegedly recruited waiters in upscale restaurants to steal diners’ credit card information, which was later used to buy luxury goods.

clock November 20, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Ivanka Trump

Jewelry

Ivanka Trump to Open SoHo Flagship

The bi-level, 2,400-square-foot-space will carry Trump’s fine jewelry line, handbags, bridal accessories and a soon-to-launch watch collection.

clock November 18, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Daniel Puntas Bernet and Markus Freitag

Handbags

Freitag Launches Reportagen Magazine

The first issue of the German-language publication, which is dedicated to long-form writing, debuts this month.

clock November 18, 2011Susan Stone

Justin Bieber in Dolce & Gabbana.

Human Resources

Justin Bieber at the Block

The Dolce & Gabbana-clad pop star had a surprise cameo as auctioneer at a benefit for Pencils of Promise in Manhattan.

clock November 18, 2011Pete Born

Financial

ShopperTrak: Dec. 26 Traffic Could Rise 60%

Traffic expected to spike as day after Christmas falls on a Monday.

clock November 21, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Shoppers waiting in line.

Marketing and Promotion

Promotions Galore Seen as Black Friday Looms

This year’s edition is expected to be the first $20 billion day in U.S. retail history.

clock November 21, 2011David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Accessories Council to Honor Abbey Doneger

The Doneger Group president will collect his award Jan. 9 at the council’s 2012 Hall of Fame Tribute.

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

Kylie Minogue

Fashion Scoops

Kylie Minogue Dazzles at CEW Event

The pop star took to the stage at London’s Berkeley hotel for an audience with members of Cosmetic Executive Women (U.K.).

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

Performance art at the Girard-Perregaux dinner.

Fashion Scoops

Girard-Perregaux Celebrates 220th Anniversary

Stefano Macaluso, the Swiss brand’s managing director, serenaded a room of VIP dinner guests with a moody rendition of Elvis’ “Love Me Tender.”

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

AXA Art Hosts Fete for New Judith Price Book

VIPs from the jewelry, design, antiques and art worlds gathered at a dinner in Paris on Thursday night to celebrate the author’s latest tome.

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

La Rinascente Employees Arrested for Theft

Ten employees of the high-end department store stole more than $135,000 worth of designer merchandise in under a year.

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

MrPorter.com Fetes Billy Reid

The designer brought over his favorite Nashville band, The Apache Relay, to perform and to “Bring a little bit of the Deep South to London.”

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

A varsity jacket by Lacoste Live X Cool Cats.

Fashion Scoops

Lacoste Live Partners With Cool Cats

The niche Parisian brand has designed a capsule collection of clothing items and accessories due to go on sale next month.

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

The December cover of Oprah.

Media

Numbers Slip for Oprah’s Media Products

Ad pages, single-copy sales of O, The Oprah Magazine have dropped since her talk show went off the air, and oprah.com has logged fewer unique visitors.

clock November 21, 2011Amy Wicks

A look at Daffy's peep show window installment.

Media

Daffy’s Strip Tease

The off-price retailer is bringing the peep show back to Times Square.

clock November 21, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A look from Alex Kramer

Designer and Luxury

New Designer Spotlight: Alex Kramer

It was her quest for the perfect T-shirt that led her to launch her own line for spring.

clock November 21, 2011Jessica Iredale

Views of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

Designer and Luxury

Valentino to Launch Online Museum

The designer and Giancarlo Giammetti are set to unveil an ambitious plan to put Valentino’s entire archive online.

clock November 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

La Perla’s silk slip and Autumn Cashmere’s cotton cardigan.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Thirties Something

Spring’s soft and delicate slips take on a nostalgic air when worn under easy, oversize cardigans.

clock November 21, 2011Bobbi Queen

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