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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

Target Joins the Pack In Cutting Outlook

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Overview

Add Target Corp. to the list of retailers now bearish about the rest of the year. The discounter revised downward its outlook for the third quarter and full year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A Topman sweatshirt for Printemps.

Fashion Scoops

Printemps Launches London Mania Promotion

The centerpiece of the promotion is a sprawling Burberry pop-up shop.

clock August 20, 2013Miles Socha

An American Eagle store.

Financial

American Eagle Shares Fall on Lackluster Q2 Results

The company said the period was impacted by a lack of innovation and the failure to execute, as well as a highly promotional retail landscape.

clock August 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Outside a Target store.

Financial

Target Net Slips; Revises Guidance Down

The retailer reported net earnings of $611 million for the second quarter, down from $1.1 billion the prior year, on a 2 percent rise in sales.

clock August 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Annick Gorman and Siegmund Rudigier

Designer and Luxury

New Owners Chart Rena Lange Growth

Rudigier & Partner wasted no time before developing plans to reenergize the German brand from what it considered a few quiet years.

clock August 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

A page from JustFab's Web site.

Retail

JustFab Acquires ShoeDazzle

Merger will create the biggest e-commerce entity in the Los Angeles area, on track to profitably reach $400 million in sales in 2014.

clock August 21, 2013Rachel Brown

Financial

Credit Sources on Lookout for Liquidity Issues at Sears

Many credit professionals are expecting an announcement of an asset sale of some kind to alleviate liquidity concerns.

clock August 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Financial

Billabong Forced to Revise Sale Terms

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Australian Takeovers Panel said that it had determined several components of the deal to be “unacceptable.”

clock August 21, 2013Patty Huntington

Retail

J. Crew Scores Online Service Success

StellaService July report ranks specialty retailer tops among e-commerce operators.

clock August 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Financial

William Ackman Speaks Out on Penney’s

The activist investor said he might sell his stake in J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and acknowledged a series of mistakes while investing in retail.

clock August 21, 2013Evan Clark

Financial

L Brands Q2 Net Up 24.5%

Same-store sales at Victoria’s Secret parent rise 2 percent in quarter.

clock August 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

George Zimmer Said Eyeing Men’s Wearhouse Takeover

The former chairman has been reaching out to any private equity firm that might be a potential partner in a leveraged buyout of the $2.5 billion retailer.

clock August 22, 2013Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the Vince store in Soho.

Ready To Wear

Vince Eyes Retail Growth as IPO Looms

The fashion firm today will open a 3,050-square-foot flagship in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, with ample space to display the entire collection.

clock August 22, 2013David Moin

A view of the Anya Hindmarch store on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Anya Hindmarch Lands on Madison Avenue

Set for a soft opening today, the 2,000-square-foot store replaces the brand’s unit on East 60th Street.

clock August 22, 2013Samantha Conti

Retail

Target Facing Difficult Headway in Canada

The retailer’s well-known reputation for style and design might be getting the best of it in the country as shoppers may perceive prices to be higher.

clock August 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Todd Snyder's nylon jacket, Billtornade's cotton shirt and Univ's cotton pants. Linda Farrow by Dries Van Noten sunglasses.

Retail

Updated Product Drives Buying in Vegas

Fresh alternatives in color, fit and silhouette abound for spring.

clock August 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Public School

Sportswear

Las Vegas Style Setters

The men’s shows covered the spectrum of categories and trends, from dressed up to supercasual.

clock August 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Alex Badia

MIXED-MEDIA EYEWEAR: Super by Retrosuperfuture

Fashion Features

Spring 2014 Men’s Trends From Las Vegas

Nine directions for the season from the Las Vegas shows.

clock August 22, 2013WWD Staff

David Beckham models his bodywear line for H&M.

Media

H&M Unveils Latest Campaign for David Beckham Bodywear

H&M went for an “old East London” look in its latest campaign for David Beckham Bodywear, with photographer Josh Olins.

clock August 22, 2013Miles Socha

Media

Garance Doré Inks Book Deal

The style blogger has signed with Random House’s Spiegel & Grau imprint for the North American rights to the forthcoming, and as yet untitled, tome.

clock August 22, 2013Matthew Lynch

Bob Thacker

Fashion Scoops

Joe Fresh, J.C. Penney Take Times Square

All proceeds from the installation are being donated to Penney’s charity of the month, AdoptAClassroom.org.

clock August 22, 2013David Moin

Fashion Scoops

‘Luxury Talent Management’ Tackles Succession Issues

With its reputation for brand building and expertly managing creative talents, the luxury sector could be the next executive hunting ground.

clock August 22, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Audi, Michelle Vale Collaborate on Leather Tote

Retailing for $395, the bags will be sold on Audi’s Web site and in its catalogue, as well as in select dealerships.

clock August 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's printed wool skirt with Rachel Comey's polyester, nylon and elastane top. Alexis Bittar earrings and cuffs.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Flutter Bug

Fit-and-flare skirt shapes are a key look for resort, especially in short variations.

clock August 22, 2013Mayte Allende

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