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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 18hAmanda 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

Holiday Scent Season Hangs in the Balance

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Overview

The nearly $3 billion American fragrance industry has bet all its chips on this weekend in hopes of igniting a last-minute sales rally to save a category that has been teetering on the brink in recent weeks.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beyoncé at the 2102 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2012 Costume Institute Gala in Givenchy couture.

Couture

Givenchy to Skip January Couture

The brand will take a pause from presenting its high fashions.

clock December 20, 2012Miles Socha

Products from Drybar’s new tool and implement line.

Hair

Drybar to Launch Product, Tool Line

The collection, which is designed to be at once cheeky and effective, will roll out exclusively to Sephora and the salon’s locations in March.

clock December 20, 2012Belisa Silva

"Impressionism: Fashion and Modernity" edited by Gloria Groom

Lifestyle

Top Bookings for the Holidays

Publishers are celebrating the holidays with lavish, rich-looking books on topics from fashion in impressionist paintings to the history of Chinese silks.

clock December 20, 2012Lorna Koski

Government and Trade

Lawmakers Want Review of Bangladesh Trade Status

Four Congressmen urge USTR to take up nation’s GSP benefits.

clock December 20, 2012Kristi Ellis

Jimmy Choo's Flash fragrance.

Fragrance

Jimmy Choo Unveils Second Fragrance

Flash is “about having a sparkle, being multifaceted and confident and outgoing.”

clock December 20, 2012Julie Naughton

Renzo Rossi, Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni.

Designer and Luxury

Renzo Rosso Adds Marni, Eyes Creating ‘Modern’ Group

The Diesel chief shared his strategies on Thursday, as he confirmed the acquisition of a majority stake in Marni.

clock December 20, 2012Luisa Zargani

Holiday shoppers at Sephora in New York City.

Fragrance

Fragrance Category Hoping for Last-Minute Sales

The nearly $3 billion American industry has bet all its chips on this weekend in hopes of igniting a last-minute sales rally.

clock December 20, 2012WWD Staff

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2013

Yeohlee Teng got in a schoolgirl sort of mood, with a bit of schoolboy mixed in.

clock December 20, 2012WWD Staff

Inside La Rinascente.

Financial

European Beauty Industry Sees Strong Sales

Fragrances and gift sets — traditional present picks — remain strong sellers this holiday season.

clock December 20, 2012WWD Staff

Legal

Feds Seize 89 Counterfeit Web Sites

The majority of the sites — more than 90 percent — were illegally operating under Louis Vuitton domain names.

clock December 20, 2012Kristi Ellis

Bright Eyeshadow Palette by E.l.f. Cosmetics.

Retail

Mass-Market Beauty Retailers Ready for Last-Minute Push

Mass retailers expect big things from shoppers who procrastinate.

clock December 21, 2012Faye Brookman

Financial

Nike Q2 Net Slips on Divestitures

Shares of the company moved up in after-hours trading Thursday.

clock December 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Holiday shoppers in New York City.

Financial

Retailers Struggle With Shopper Malaise

For retailers across the country this holiday season, there’s disappointment.

clock December 21, 2012David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott

Denim

Current, Elliott Exit Namesake Label

The two provided no reason for their departure but maintained they will continue to work together outside of the framework of Current/Elliott.

clock December 21, 2012Rachel Brown

A view of the Polyvore Web site.

Financial

Social Selling Finding Niche With Polyvore

The fashion Web site opened up its data files to prove the power of social commerce online.

clock December 21, 2012Evan Clark

Almax's EyeSee mannequins can be equipped with surveillance cameras.

Financial

Holiday Brings Rash of Shoplifting, Fraud

Along with the Santa photo ops and glittery window displays, the holidays also bring more nefarious traditions — shoplifting and fraudulent returns.

clock December 21, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Arnold J. Karr

Media

Hearst Names Creative Chief

Neeraj Khemlani has been tapped as senior vice president and chief creative officer, a new post.

clock December 21, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Media

‘About Face’ Documentary Comes to DVD

It includes a 43-minute extras section of footage.

clock December 21, 2012Sharon Edelson

Wal-Mart's BeautyScoop.

Retail

Wal-Mart Turns to Condé Nast for Beauty Magazine

Buried within the retailer’s Web site, beneath the red sales banners and loud holiday graphics, is a magazine called BeautyScoop.

clock December 21, 2012Erik Maza

A necklace from the David Yurman Silver Ice Labyrinth collection.

Fashion Scoops

David Yurman Withdraws From Baselworld

The move comes after what sources call an “exasperating” back-and-forth with the powers that be at the trade show.

clock December 21, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

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