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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 13hAmanda 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 20hLayla 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

Jos. A. Bank Mulling Bid for Lucky Brand

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Overview

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has emerged as a surprise bidder in the auction for Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.’s Lucky Brand division, which is also being pursued by a financial player, according to sources.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A look at the Dress Your Guests Web site.

Media

Dress Your Guests Site Launches

The new Web site aims to put to rest any dress code dilemmas.

clock June 3, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Viktor & Rolf to Skip Men’s Runway

Dutch design duo is focusing on return to couture and will present men’s wear by appointment in Paris.

clock May 31, 2013Miles Socha

A look from Litke’s fall '13 collection.

Fashion Features

New Designer to Watch: Litke

The Mennonites meet “Barbarella” — you read correctly — in Catherine Litke’s new collection, Litke, launching for fall.

clock June 3, 2013Jessica Iredale

A look from Banjanan’s collection.

Fashion Features

New Designer to Watch: Banjanan

Before relocating to Jaipur, India, Caroline Weller spent the bulk of her design career working corporate gigs in New York.

clock June 3, 2013Jessica Iredale

Youcef Nabi

Human Resources

Youcef Nabi Resigns as Head of Lancôme International

L’Oréal declined to elaborate on the circumstances behind the executive’s departure.

clock June 3, 2013Jennifer Weil

Jessica Chastain

Fashion Scoops

F.I.T. Readies for Annual Gala

The Fashion Institute of Technology and the FIT Foundation will be pulling out all the stops June 10.

clock June 3, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Jessica Stam in Rebecca Minkoff.

Parties

On the Red Carpet at the CFDA Awards

Nominees, presenters and a long line of celebrity dates walked the carpet at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Monday night.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Hillary Clinton and Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

American Honors at the 2013 CFDA Awards

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim were among the night’s winners.

clock June 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Jessica Iredale and Matthew Lynch

Band of Outsiders Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders Resort 2014

With new backing in place and a New York store in the works, it seemed the perfect time for Scott Sternberg to recall and reinvigorate favorite shapes.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Exterior view of the new Sao Paulo Fendi store.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi to Open in Brazil

The Roman fashion house is to open a flagship on Wednesday in São Paulo’s Cidade Jardim.

clock June 3, 2013Miles Socha

Prabal Gurung, Lazaro Hernandez and Joseph Altuzarra.

Parties

Fashion Centered Holds LGBT Benefit

The event drew a designer-heavy crowd, which included Isaac Mizrahi, Catherine Malandrino, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez and Stefano Pilati.

clock June 3, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Mark Mendelson, LIM College president Elizabeth S. Marcuse and valedictorian Samantha Mellone.

Ready To Wear

Mark Mendelson Gives Keynote at LIM College Graduation

He also received the college’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.

clock June 3, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

More so than in recent pre-collections, resort reflected the previous fall and spring offerings.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Michael Kors Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors Resort 2014

A sojourn to Palm Springs, Calif., provided the designer with several cues for resort, starting with the climate.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Donna Karan Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan Resort 2014

Some great pieces here had all the elements Karan is known for, like draped dresses as well as bias-cut jackets over skirts cut with asymmetrical hems.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

BCBG Max Azria Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

BCBG Max Azria Resort 2014

Chief creative officer Lubov Azria set out to capture the flavor of musical festivals for resort.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

Sylvan Tobin Dead at 83

A second-generation co-owner of boys’ apparel manufacturer Fishman & Tobin, he died Wednesday at his home in Haverford, Pa.

clock June 3, 2013William Cotto

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

The collection took a practical turn for resort with a lineup of great buy now-wear now pieces.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Camila Alves in Hervé Léger and Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana.

Parties

The Polo Set Does Jersey for Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Ashley Olsen, Dree Hemingway and Rosario Dawson turned out for the sixth annual event.

clock June 3, 2013Erik Maza

Carolina Herrera Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Resort 2014

The designer executed elegant looks with a sense of whimsy and color reminiscent of a spring bouquet.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Panel Estimates Cost of Revamping Bangladesh Apparel Sector

The government urgently needs to invest over $380 million to improve safety and working conditions within the industry.

clock June 3, 2013Mayu Saini

Theyskens' Theory Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Theyskens’ Theory Resort 2014

Olivier Theyskens created a lineup of mostly black and white pieces, precisely tailored with a dash of street.

clock June 3, 2013WWD Staff

A Belk location in Charlotte N.C.

Financial

Promotions, Investments Hit Belk Net

Net income for the first quarter reached $28.2 million, compared to $40.3 million in the year-ago period, while net sales increased 5.1 percent.

clock June 3, 2013David Moin

Real Estate

Gap Inc. Updates International Plans

Gap brand to enter Paraguay and Hungary, while Banana Republic will open in Mexico.

clock June 3, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Men’s Editor Marcus von Ackermann Dead at 52

The fashion director at a range of European magazines, from French Vogue to Wallpaper, died on May 28 in Surrey, England, after a short illness.

clock June 3, 2013Miles Socha and Julia Neel

Denim

Jos. A. Bank Emerges as Bidder for Lucky Brand

The Fifth & Pacific division is also being pursued by a financial player, according to sources.

clock June 4, 2013Evan Clark and Jean E. Palmieri

A checkout page from Lyst.com.

Retail

Lyst.com Launches Multiretailer Integrated Checkout

Users can now buy directly from the online fashion marketplace without having to leave the aggregator’s site.

clock June 4, 2013Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

The Democratic senator from New Jersey championed several legislative causes with implications for the fashion industry throughout his political career.

clock June 3, 2013Kristi Ellis

Media

Superga Launching Online Style Diary

Creative directors Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have teamed up with The Sartorialist and Garance Doré for the photo and video campaign.

clock June 4, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Madeleine Stowe

Media

ABC Studios in Licensing Deal for ‘Revenge’ Apparel, Accessories

Costume designer Jill Ohanneson’s dress collection will draw inspiration from the body-hugging styles she selects for the show’s leading actresses.

clock June 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Said to Be Developing Makeup Line

This would be the fashion label’s first foray into maquillage, although it already has several blockbuster fragrances under the P&G umbrella.

clock June 4, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Moschino to Show Men’s Collection in Shanghai

A large-scale catwalk presentation will also feature the new women’s resort lineup and an archival medley.

clock June 4, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Anne Chapelle Splitting Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann Businesses

The Belgian entrepreneur behind the labels has split them into two independent companies.

clock June 4, 2013Miles Socha

The trophy case being made in Louis Vuitton’s Asnières workshop.

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Creates Bespoke Trophy Case for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Organizers of the endurance race commissioned the case to mark its 90th anniversary.

clock June 4, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Luxe Park Avenue Garage Sale Coming to NYC

The luxury pop-up will feature one-of-a-kind discounted luxury home and fashion merchandise at the former Felissimo space June 11 to 14.

clock June 4, 2013Lisa Lockwood

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clock 22hKristi Ellis

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