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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 9hAmanda 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 16hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 23hNyima Pratten

GOP Gets Tough on China Trade

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Overview

The Republicans want to get tough on China. While the party platform adopted Tuesday espouses the benefits of free trade, there appear to be limits when it comes to the world’s largest textiles manufacturer.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Movado Profits Up 83% in Second Quarter

Accessories firm boosts outlook for year, gets rewarded by Wall Street.

clock August 28, 2012Evan Clark

A White by Vera Wang gown for David’s Bridal.

Mergers and Acquisitions

David’s Bridal Sold

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will buy the multichain retailer.

clock August 28, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

IPO Costs Dampen Profits at Brunello Cucinelli

Excluding costs, profits gained 35 percent in the period ended June 30.

clock August 28, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

L’Oréal Profits Rise 10.8%

The French beauty giant reiterated its intent to outperform the market in 2012.

clock August 28, 2012Jennifer Weil

Sally Singer

Media

Sally Singer Out at T

No successor has been named for the editor, who is leaving at the end of the week.

clock August 28, 2012Amy Wicks

Denim

Western Europe’s Jeans by the Numbers

Limited growth — and some erosion — expected as markets navigate economic weakness.

clock August 28, 2012Laure Guilbault

A look from J Brand’s collaboration with Christopher Kane.

Denim

Europeans Primed for More Jeans Fashion

Faced with a challenging economy and weak jeans trends, Western Europeans are pushing fashion denim treatments to revive the category.

clock August 28, 2012Laure Guilbault

Buyers from boutiques around the country focused ordering for fall-holiday deliveries, while making sure to check out the direction of spring trends.

Ready To Wear

Seeking the Right Price in Las Vegas

As retailers seek every edge they can get to beat the struggling economy and the competition, unique merchandise is increasingly important.

clock August 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Marcy Medina

The GOP platform.

Government and Trade

GOP Takes Hard Line on China Trade

The party’s platform calls for immediate action if China doesn’t reform its currency.

clock August 28, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Chinese Designers in a Down Economy

Chinese manufacturers during this economic downturn are turning to local designers to fill the capacity in their factories.

clock August 29, 2012Huang Hung

A look at the co-branded Fashion GPS Radar mobile app.

Media

Fashion GPS Partners With Style.com

The company is launching French and Italian versions of its anchor Fashion GPS Radar mobile platform this fall.

clock August 29, 2012David Lipke

The Game of Taste.

Media

Game On: Createthe Group Social Fashion Foray

The digital agency is playing the consumer game with The Game of Taste, its response to the social gaming phenomenon with a fashion-focused leaning.

clock August 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Calvin Klein RTW Fall 2012

Financial

PVH Corp. Eyeing Boost From Women’s

The apparel firm expects the women’s portion of its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands to grow about twice as fast as the larger men’s segments.

clock August 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Minnie Mouse in Lanvin.

Designer and Luxury

Cartoon Capers: Barneys, The Walt Disney Co. Team Up for Holidays

Some of Disney’s most iconic characters will walk the runway in an animated fashion show for the retailer’s campaign, which will be called “Electric Holiday.”

clock August 29, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

"Cut-up." — Phillip Lim, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Fashion Features

Designer Inspirations: Part Two

This spring, designers have their eyes set on the past and the future, with many dreaming of wanderlust.

clock August 29, 2012Sarah Taylor

Fashion Scoops

Carlos Slim’s Saks Inc. Slim-down Continues

Regulatory filings late Tuesday revealed a third series of stock sales last Friday, subtracting another 390,000 shares of Saks stock from the family trust.

clock August 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Jin Kay's ready-to-wear explores the meaning of beauty in the East and the West.

Fashion Scoops

Jin Kay, Melanie Seligman Named Empowering Imagination Winners

As part of their prize, the ready-to-wear designer and the accessories designer will intern with PPR companies.

clock August 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Late Summer Soiree for Theodora & Callum

Desiree Gruber and Stefani Greenfield held a pair of events last week in Los Angeles to showcase their accessories line.

clock August 29, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

International Architecture Exhibition Kicks Off in Venice

The architecture biennale has been directed this year by British architect David Chipperfield, who recently completed Valentino’s store on Via Montenapoleone.

clock August 29, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Alberta Ferretti Unveils Revamped Web Site

The updated albertaferretti.com features a new graphic layout and faster access to the different sections, which also can be viewed on a mobile phone.

clock August 29, 2012Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 18hKristi Ellis

Social Studies