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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

Amazon to Launch Prestige Men’s Site

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Amazon has made no secret of its designs to become a leading destination for prestige beauty brands, and it’s firing an opening salvo today with the launch of a dedicated area for men’s grooming.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A bracelet from Chopard's Green Carpet Collection.

Jewelry

Chopard Joins Green Carpet Challenge

Jeweler unveils items made of sustainably sourced gold at Cannes film festival.

clock May 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

A worker places a jewel at Bulgari’s atelier.

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Readies Workshops for Visitors

The luxury group is opening its doors on June 15 and 16; more than 40 brands across Europe will participate.

clock May 17, 2013Miles Socha

Bernardo Bertolucci and Liv Tyler

Parties

Stars Align at Charles Finch Dinner

Robin Wright, Olga Kurylenko and Liv Tyler attended the event.

clock May 18, 2013Joelle Diderich

Anna Friel

Parties

Drama Marks St. Regis International Polo Cup

Despite a broken hip for captain Nacho Figueras, the South American team beat England.

clock May 20, 2013Julia Neel

Morio Ikeda

Human Resources

Former Shiseido CEO Morio Ikeda Dead at 76

The cause of death was kidney cancer, according to a Shiseido spokesman, who added that Ikeda died Monday.

clock May 20, 2013Julie Naughton

A rendering of the Moynat installation at Galeries Lafayette.

Retail

Moynat to Open in Galeries Lafayette

The 19th-century trunk maker Bernard Arnault revived in late 2011 as a luxury leather goods brand is making its first expansion volley.

clock May 20, 2013Miles Socha

Rev. Run and DJ Ruckus

Parties

Belvedere Hosts Cannes Bash

Liam Hemsworth, Solange Knowles and Ahna O’Reilly were among the crowd who piled into the VIP room to hear Reverend Run of Run DMC perform a live set.

clock May 20, 2013Joelle Diderich

Real Estate

Rents Up Along Manhattan Retail Corridors

Average asking rents in the first quarter either remained stable or increased.

clock May 20, 2013Vicki M. Young

Business Features

More Accidents Hit Cambodia Plants

The mishaps came as the Council of Fashion Designers of America weighed in on the tragedies in the global apparel industry.

clock May 20, 2013Kristiano Ang

Inside Nicholas Kirkwood's Las Vegas store.

Designer and Luxury

Nicholas Kirkwood Opens Las Vegas Store

The British designer opened his second U.S. location at the Wynn hotel on Friday and quietly introduced a revamped Web site.

clock May 20, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Kay Unger

Fashion Features

Kay Unger Named Chairman of the Board of Governors of Parsons

The post has been held by Joseph Gromek, who continues as chairman of the board of trustees at Parsons.

clock May 20, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Former AAFA President Larry Martin Dead at 74

Lobbyist helped the apparel industry transform into a global force.

clock May 20, 2013Evan Clark

Azede Jean-Pierre's wool and cashmere dress worn with a Clyde cap, M.Patmos gloves and Tabitha Simmons shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Knitting Pretty

Textured weaves and contrast sleeves are just two techniques that are making this season’s knits a visual feast.

clock May 21, 2013Kim Friday

James Glassman

Government and Trade

Talking Made in USA in Los Angeles

West Coast Manufacturing Conference speakers and attendees discuss Made in America potential and challenges.

clock May 21, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Human Resources

Robert Vignola Exits Calvin Klein

He is succeeded in the role of president of Calvin Klein Collection and global licensing by John Van Glahn, an executive at Calvin Klein Inc.

clock May 21, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Retail

Stores Testing Same-Day Delivery

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Nordstrom, as well as e-commerce sites Amazon, eBay, Google and Postmates, are in various stages of trying out the service.

clock May 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

The neimanmarcus.com.cn site.

Retail

Neiman Marcus Reworks China Strategy

Company plans to downsize its team there and ship from its U.S. based inventories rather than holding inventory in Chinese warehouses.

clock May 21, 2013David Moin

Giorgio Armani RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Profits Rise 20% in 2012

The Milan-based fashion group logged another year of gains in profits and revenues, led by a 39 percent jump in China.

clock May 21, 2013Luisa Zargani

Financial

Urban Outfitters Net Income Up 38.6% in Q1

Comparable retail net sales, which include direct-to-consumer channel sales, increased nine percent in the period.

clock May 20, 2013Sharon Edelson

Baxter of California will be featured on the men’s site.

Textiles

Amazon Launching Men’s Prestige Site

The Men’s Grooming store has six categories, including shave, body care and skin care, and a range of products.

clock May 21, 2013Julie Naughton and Jenny B. Fine

Anne Boulay and Xavier Romatet

Media

Vanity Fair France, Chanel Host Cannes Dinner

Jessica Chastain, Adrien Brody and Milla Jovovich were joined by Karl Lagerfeld, Condé Nast International ceo Jonathan Newhouse and the title’s editorial team.

clock May 21, 2013Joelle Diderich

An image by last year's winner An Le.

Media

New Exposure Photography Competition Returns

Much like the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the talent contest aims to help young photographers break into the business.

clock May 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Avon in Talks for Brazil Buy?

Company is said to be in talks to acquire a stake in Jequiti Cosméticos, a Brazilian direct sales cosmetics company.

clock May 21, 2013Adriana Brasileiro

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren to Stage Resort Runway Show

It’s the first time the designer is putting resort on the runway, and by doing so, he is making a major statement.

clock May 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Benetton Unveils New Board of Directors

Most notably, all four company founders — siblings Carlo, Luciano, Gilberto and Giuliana Benetton — have stepped down.

clock May 21, 2013Cynthia Martens

Francisco Costa

Fashion Scoops

Francisco Costa Touches Down in Savannah

The designer was in town to pick up the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

clock May 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Ed Razek (center) with Victoria's Secret Angels Karlie Kloss, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson.

Fashion Scoops

Victoria’s Secret Angels Surprise Ed Razek at Benefit

The Limited Brands executive, who worked on the original Angels concept, helped raise more than $1.1M for Ohio State University’s new James Cancer Hospital.

clock May 21, 2013Jessica Iredale

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