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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

Battle Lines Drawn Over Penney’s Deal

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Overview

A week after Macy Inc. filed a lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. alleging breach of contract, lawyers for both parties agreed to file papers that would keep certain case documents private.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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One of the marketing images.

Retail

J. Crew to Open Ludlow Suit Shop

Called The Ludlow Shop at 50 Hudson, the TriBeCa store will offer a full assortment of suits along with Thomas Mason shirts, Italian leather shoes and neckwear.

clock January 26, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Human Resources

Carrefour Appoints New CEO

Georges Plassat to succeed Lars Olofsson at helm of troubled supermarket operator.

clock January 31, 2012Miles Socha

Cate Blanchett

Parties

Louis Vuitton Fetes New Roman Maison

Cate Blanchett, Catherine Deneuve and Peter Marino were among VIPs to attend the party.

clock January 30, 2012Luisa Zargani

Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham and vintage House of Lavande and Platt Boutique jewelry

Fashion Features

A Mixed Bag on SAG Red Carpet

Most stars opted for chatting amongst themselves as they waited in line to be photographed.

clock January 30, 2012Marcy Medina

An image from the Lane Crawford campaign featuring Li Bing Bing.

Media

Lane Crawford’s New Campaign

Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the images feature actress Li Bing Bing, “it girl” Chen Ran and model Sui He.

clock January 31, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Richard Cohen

Fashion Scoops

Richard Cohen Joins Saks Fifth Avenue

The industry veteran, who had been consulting for the retailer, has been officially brought on board as vice president of business development, a new position.

clock January 30, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

The Macy’s “A Magical Journey to Brasil” promotion.

Retail

Macy’s Sets Brazil Promotion

Department store to spotlight the designs and culture of one of South America’s fastest-growing economies.

clock January 30, 2012David Moin

Sandro Kopp in Yves Saint Laurent.

Parties

Sandro Kopp Celebrates ‘There You Are’

Tilda Swinton, Ryan McGinley and Waris Ahluwalia joined the artist in toasting a series of oil portraits of his friends taken from Skype sitting sessions.

clock January 30, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Government and Trade

WTO Says China Violated Trade Rules

Ruling affirmed charges brought by U.S. over export restraints.

clock January 30, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fern Mallis

Retail

Fern Mallis to Launch QVC Jewelry Line

Fern’s Finds will feature adaptions or reproductions of fine jewelry that the she will source in India and South Africa, priced from $35 to $79.

clock January 30, 2012Sharon Edelson

Mergers and Acquisitions

FAM Brands Acquires Teháma Inc.

Brand was created in 1997 by Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood and designer Nancy Haley as a lifestyle label of men’s and women’s tops and bottoms.

clock January 30, 2012Karyn Monget

Media

Helen Gurley Brown Gives $30M

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford’s School of Engineering to share the endowment to create an Institute for Media Innovation.

clock January 30, 2012John Koblin

Martha Stewart

Retail

Macy’s, Martha Stewart Meet in Court

Attorneys for the two sides plan to file a motion to partially seal court documents.

clock January 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

The Bayard-Condict Building.

Designer and Luxury

CFDA to Move Office From Garment District

In a move that will likely stir up some controversy, the organization has signed a 10-year lease for a new office space at 65 Bleecker Street.

clock January 30, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Rosemary Feitelberg

Pumps from Roy’s fall collection.

Footwear

Rachel Roy Introducing New Shoe Line

After nearly seven years, the designer has finally launched a designer footwear collection set to hit stores this fall.

clock January 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Government and Trade

Candidates Stake Claim on Jobs Issue

Made in the USA is proving to be a key issue in this year’s presidential election.

clock January 31, 2012Kristi Ellis

Barbara Warner

Human Resources

Barbara Warner, Industry Exec, Dies at 65

Although the sharp-eyed merchant eventually launched her own business, she devoted most of her career to building up Manhattan’s designer scene.

clock January 30, 2012WWD Staff

Rebecca Minkoff's silk dress and leather skirt.

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2012 Trend: That’s a Wrap

Just as the fall collections are about to begin, the pre-fall season has (finally!) come to a close.

clock January 31, 2012Mayte Allende

Fashion Scoops

Undie-Gate at the White House

Press Secretary Jay Carney says stories claiming that First Lady Michelle Obama went on a $50,000 lingerie shopping spree are false.

clock January 31, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

H&M Posts David Beckham Spot on YouTube

The black-and-white Super Bowl commercial shows Beckham sporting various styles from the underwear line, which hits stores globally on Thursday.

clock January 31, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Pierre Cardin Endowed a Chair at Barcelona University

Next on the iconic designer’s multifaceted drawing board is the construction of the Palace of Lights in Venice, slated to be Italy’s tallest building.

clock January 31, 2012Barbara Barker

Fashion Scoops

Clements Ribeiro Reviving Men’s Line for Fall

The label’s designers, Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro, have created a capsule collection of 12 cashmere sweaters in a rainbow of colors and prints.

clock January 31, 2012Nina Jones

Media

Kenneth Cole Names New CMO

Amy Choyne joins the company from Anthropologie, where she was executive director of marketing.

clock January 31, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Changes at French Financial Newspaper La Tribune

Once owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the paper has new owners — and has ceased daily publication.

clock January 31, 2012Miles Socha

A look at Edun's ad campaign, shot by Ryan McGinley.

Media

Edun to Unveil First Ad Campaign

Ryan McGinley shot the images, which feature six species of butterfly that are all indigenous to Africa.

clock January 31, 2012Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Gen Art Returns to New York Fashion Week

The showcase for young and emerging fashion and accessories talent is back with several initiatives and a new designer lineup.

clock January 31, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Bernard Chaus in Debt-Restructuring Deal

The firm has struck a deal with China Ting Group, clearing one hurdle to taking the company private.

clock January 31, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Acai Professional Smoothing Solution

Hair

Brazilian Blowout Ordered to Issue Warnings

An explosive issue in the professional hairstyling business — the use of formaldehyde in hair straightening solutions — has reached its first settlement.

clock January 31, 2012Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: January 31, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock January 31, 2012WWD 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