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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 5hAmanda 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 12hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 19hNyima Pratten

Outlook for B-t-s Grows Gloomier

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Overview

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Human Resources

Retail Hiring Picks Up in July

U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent.

clock August 4, 2013Kristi Ellis

Facade of Printemps in Strasbourg.

Retail

Paris Prosecutor Probes Printemps Sale

The preliminary inquiry will look into accusations by labor representatives opposed to the deal.

clock August 4, 2013Joelle Diderich

Monica Rich Kosann at her shop in Bergdorf’s.

Retail

Monica Rich Kosann Opens Bergdorf Goodman Shop

The 400-square-foot shop is the only space on Bergdorf’s seventh floor selling jewelry.

clock August 2, 2013David Moin

Footwear by Lucchese.

Footwear

Lucchese Rides Into New Future as Lifestyle Brand

The maker of high-end cowboy boots is launching fashion footwear for women and men as part of its strategy.

clock August 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

An image from the Helena Christensen for Triumph look book.

Activewear

Triumph International Enters U.S. Market

The $2.1 billion underwear and bra specialist plans to open stores in shopping malls in Huntington Station and Garden City, N.Y., this month.

clock August 5, 2013Karyn Monget

A look from Frette’s sleepwear line.

Activewear

Frette Expands Accessories, Footwear

The Italian specialist in luxury lingerie, loungewear and bedding has entered into a collaboration with Harry’s of London.

clock August 2, 2013Karyn Monget

Textiles

Randa to Invest $25M in Infrastructure, Close Swank Facility

Operations in Reno, New Orleans and Toronto slated for expanded output.

clock August 4, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Wendy Nichol wearing one of her handmade leather crowns.

Jewelry

Wendy Nichol Expands Into Fine Jewelry

After designing a few custom engagement and wedding bands for friends, the designer said a fine collection felt like a natural progression.

clock August 2, 2013Kristi Garced

A screenshot of the watch campaign on Coach's website.

Watches

Coach Revamps Watch Collection

In tandem with its licensing partner Movado Group, the New York-based accessories firm has doubled the collection to 200 styles and lowered the price points.

clock August 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Reed Krakoff

Financial

Reed Krakoff to Buy Namesake Business for $10

Under the deal inked July 29, Krakoff will also assume debts tied to the business and issue Coach 15 percent of the business’ “common membership interests.”

clock August 2, 2013Evan Clark

Selections from Revo's current line in retail stores.

Eyewear

Sequential Buys Revo Brand From Oakley Inc.

The cash transaction represents the fourth deal Sequential has completed so far this year.

clock August 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Vibe's 18-karat gold, Baroque pearl and diamond necklace; Melissa Joy Manning's 14-karat gold, Baroque pearl, Biwa pearl and keshi pearl necklace, and Vieri by Bibi van der Velden's 18-karat pink and yellow gold, Baroque pearl and diamond ring.

Jewelry

Jewelry Trend: Pearl Jam

Kiss the country club goodbye. Pearls, long the chosen jewel of conservative style, are having a renaissance.

clock August 5, 2013Roxanne Robinson

A look from the fall Ann Taylor footwear collection.

Footwear

Ann Taylor, Vince Camuto Link for Footwear Offering

The first styles from the Camuto Group hit Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com today.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Government and Trade

India Revises FDI Regulations

The Indian government has relented to pressure from overseas retailers and revised some of the rules for foreign direct investment in multibrand retailing.

clock August 5, 2013Mayu Saini

Financial

Retailers Still Finding Footing for B-t-s

As stores resort to virtually every device in their promotional toolboxes to build buzz, what had been already modest expectations are becoming even gloomier.

clock August 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Leandra Medine wearing a Balmain jacket, MiH jeans and a Rebecca Minkoff top.

People

Leandra Medine on the Rules of Man Repelling

The fashion blogger has parlayed her Web experience into a new book, “Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.”

clock August 5, 2013Lorna Koski

Media

Hearst, Estée Lauder Team Up for Flipboard Magazine

The Estée Lauder Beauty Book offers fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle content from the editorial teams of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.

clock August 5, 2013Julie Naughton

The fall DVF campaign.

Media

Carine Roitfeld Styles Fall Campaign for DVF

Diane von Furstenberg also worked for the first time with Daria Werbowy as model and Sebastian Faena as photographer.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Media

Details Magazine, Lacoste Partner on Contest

Creative professionals in the arts, food, architecture and industrial, automotive or furniture design are invited to submit applications online.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Harry Styles on the cover of British GQ.

Media

British GQ One Direction Cover Stirs Fan Ire

The September 2013 issue of the magazine, with its five different covers featuring all of the band members, went on sale on Thursday.

clock August 5, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Fifth & Pacific Settles Gores Complaint

Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc. and two of its foreign subsidiaries paid Gores Malibu Holdings and Mexx Europe International $22 million to settle all claims.

clock August 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang Madison Avenue Store Getting an Update

The Upper East Side boutique is about to be refurbished by Brian Sawyer, who is also finessing a store for the designer on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

clock August 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Rachel Zoe’s Media Group Expands

Recent appointments include Tom Balamaci as general manager and Megan Gustashaw as editorial director.

clock August 5, 2013Marcy Medina

A Milly ad shot by Cedric Buchet.

Media

Milly Launching First Ad Campaign

After 13 years in business, the fashion brand has finally caught the advertising bug.

clock August 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The One Dress a Day homepage.

Fashion Scoops

One Dress a Day Web Site Launching in August

Created by Bruno Schiavi, the site will offer a dress style daily at an average price of $169.

clock August 5, 2013Rachel Brown

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 14hKristi Ellis

Social Studies