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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

Dolce and Gabbana: Doing It Their Way

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The duo are among the few Italian designers of their generation to sustain ongoing commercial success.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Puma’s Run Fast socks.

Business Features

Puma Acquires Stake in United Legwear’s Puma Subsidiary

The joint venture, which will do business as Puma Legwear and Bodywear, will continue to distribute women’s, men’s and children’s socks and underwear.

clock December 18, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Angela Ahrendts

Fashion Scoops

Angela Ahrendts Donates Burberry Shares

The ceo has donated 50,000 of her shares to the Ahrendts-Couch foundation, a nonprofit charitable corporation of which she is a director but not a beneficiary.

clock December 18, 2011Nina Jones

A fall look from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Fashion Scoops

Giambattista Valli Joins Couture Clan

Paris-based designer to Europe’s social set wins official haute couture appellation.

clock December 19, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Ladurée Makeup Due Out in Japan

The line will be introduced starting in February.

clock December 19, 2011Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Li & Fung to Buy Hang Ten for $340M

A subsidiary of the Asian company to pick up surf brand sold in Kohl’s.

clock December 19, 2011Evan Clark

From the third season: Lumley in Betty Jackson.

Fashion Features

An ‘Ab Fab’ Grab Bag: 20 Years of Style

The series’ wardrobe designer reflects on the show’s looks.

clock December 19, 2011Tara Bonet-Black

Lynne Franks

People

Frankly Speaking: ‘Ab Fab’ Inspiration Lynne Franks

With new episodes of the cult comedy on the way, WWD checks in with the real life Edina Monsoon.

clock December 19, 2011Samantha Conti

A cargo container ship.

Government and Trade

Freight Rates Weighed Down

High supply, low demand keep prices down for shippers.

clock December 19, 2011John Zarocostas

The e-Pitti Web site.

Textiles

Pitti Immagine Grows Online Initiative

Pitti yarn fair to go online, as Web showrooms grow.

clock December 19, 2011Cynthia Martens

Retail

$1B Online Sales Days Rampant in December

ComScore expects online trend to slow in final holiday week.

clock December 19, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Media

Trimming The New York Times Co.

Company announced on Monday that it is in advanced talks to sell its 16 regional newspapers to Halifax Media Group.

clock December 19, 2011John Koblin

Nick Hayek

Legal

Court Agrees With Swatch in Supply Dispute

A Swiss court backed Swatch Group’s decision to reduce deliveries of watch components next year, rejecting a lawsuit from nine rival firms.

clock December 19, 2011Joelle Diderich

Adele

Media

Adele to Cover Vogue’s March Issue?

Designers have been asked by the title to make special cover outfits for the full-figured chart-topper for the all-important March issue, sources said.

clock December 19, 2011David Lipke

Verdura chairman Ward Landrigan with Elizabeth Taylor

Jewelry

Elizabeth Taylor Makes Her Mark In Jewelry

The auction at Christie’s might have shattered records, but it’s the actress’ taste in fine jewelry that’s making a mark on design.

clock December 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

Thor’s Joseph Sitt, Sitting High

The ceo of Thor Equities and advisor to upscale retailers chats with WWD about what it takes to go international.

clock December 19, 2011Sharon Edelson

Slouchy cotton tank top from Wildfox Couture, worn with Hanro’s polyester and elastane lace bra and Y-3’s rouched cotton skirt. Made Her Think bracelet; Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Trends

Summer 2012 Sportswear Trend: Nautical Gets Gritty

Stars and stripes show their racy side this season.

clock December 20, 2011Kim Friday

Fred Gehring

Designer and Luxury

Hilfiger Strikes Licensing Deal With Ittierre

The company has signed a global licensing deal with Ittierre SpA to manufacture and distribute the designer’s women’s and men’s runway collections.

clock December 20, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Designer and Luxury

Dolce and Gabbana: Doing It Their Way

The duo are among the few Italian designers of their generation to sustain ongoing commercial success.

clock December 20, 2011Luisa Zargani

Financial

Stores Seek Late Lift to Salvage Season

Black Friday was big but “Black Monday” revenues might be even bigger.

clock December 20, 2011David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Prince Harry joined with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Wears McQueen at Black Tie

Kate returned to her go-to house for the A Night for Heroes — The Sun Military Awards at London’s Imperial War Museum.

clock December 20, 2011Nina Jones

Bill Cunningham

Fashion Scoops

Bill Cunningham to Receive Excellence Award

Cameras will be focused on the press-shy photographer on April 23, when he receives the Carnegie Hall Media of Excellence.

clock December 20, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Speaks Out

The Tod’s chief is suing the former extraordinary commissioner of soccer association Federcalcio Guido Rossi.

clock December 20, 2011Luisa Zargani

Katelyn Gray

Fashion Scoops

Australians in New York Crowns Winner

The Australians in New York Fashion Foundation gathered at Dinosaur Designs’ Sydney headquarters overnight to reveal the winner of its 2012 burse.

clock December 20, 2011Patty Huntington

Fashion Scoops

Eres Expands in Beverly Hills

French swimwear and lingerie brand has grown its footprint in Beverly Hills.

clock December 20, 2011Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Bottega Veneta Goes Green

Green is the new black for the luxury house, which just received “Carbon Neutral 2010” certification for its Milan headquarters.

clock December 20, 2011Cynthia Martens

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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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