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Business

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

Vendors Ponder Future With HBC-Owned Saks

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Overview

What’s the fallout? That’s the question fashion vendors are pondering now that the bankers are just about done and Saks Inc. is set to be taken over by Richard Baker’s Hudson’s Bay Co. in a $2.9 billion deal.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Payal Singhal fitting a model for one of her designs.

Fashion Features

Lakme Fashion Week Under Way in India

A single show on Thursday night by Manish Malhotra, who is famous for his designs for Bollywood actors, set the tone of festivewear.

clock August 23, 2013Mayu Saini

A look from the Wren x Lake & Stars limited edition capsule collection.

Intimates

Wren, The Lake & Stars Team Up for Swimwear

The resort-spring collection embodies the spirit of both Wren apparel and The Lake & Stars lingerie.

clock August 23, 2013Karyn Monget

Erin Heatherton in A.L.C. with Harley Viera-Newton.

Parties

Soho House Toasts 10 Years With Pool Party, Mumford & Sons

The British folk band headlined the private New York City club’s big anniversary on Thursday.

clock August 23, 2013Kristi Garced

Rafael Nadal plays table tennis at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Thursday.

People

Rafael Nadal Takes on New York

The tennis star, in town a few days ahead of the U.S. Open, talked about dressing for the New York nights and his expectations for the tournament.

clock August 23, 2013Matthew Lynch

A Destination XL store location in Chicago.

Financial

Destination XL Makes Progress Despite Q2 Loss

Same-store sales at the DXL format jumped 16.5 percent in quarter.

clock August 25, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Reed Krakoff's leather bag; Paul Andrew's silk and patent leather shoes; Guess' studded patent leather belt and Dannijo's gunmetal, plated metal and Swarovski Elements necklace. MiH shirt; Hudson Jeans.

Footwear

Resort 2014 Accessories Trend: Bold Measures

Striking black-and-white combinations took accessories in a new graphic direction for the season with no gray areas in sight.

clock August 26, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Buyers checked out mostly fall and holiday collections in the contemporary area at WWDMAGIC.

Sportswear

Buyers in Vegas Focus on Fall, Holiday

Uncertainty about retail prospects for the rest of the year hung over the recent apparel trade shows.

clock August 26, 2013WWD Staff

Jewelry from Marie-Hélène de Taillac's collaboration with Tasaki.

Jewelry

Marie-Hélène de Taillac Creates Line for Tasaki

The designer’s limited-edition collection for the Japanese pearl manufacturer will make its debut Tuesday.

clock August 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Inside Badgley Mischka's New York store.

Designer and Luxury

Badgley Mischka Opens First N.Y. Store

Located in a landmarked building at 24 East 64th Street, the 3,500-square-foot town house is a study in relaxed elegance.

clock August 26, 2013Jessica Iredale

Kay Krill

Financial

Ann Inc. Bullish on Second Half

In an interview on Friday, Kay Krill and other executives outlined why they feel the business will continue to breeze along nicely.

clock August 26, 2013David Moin

Government and Trade

USTR Affirms Yarn-Forward Stance in TPP Talks

Trade Representative Michael Froman said the U.S. is standing behind a strict rule of origin for textile and apparel trade in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

clock August 26, 2013Kristi Ellis

A new ad from Cole Haan featuring Elliott Erwitt, Jim Lovell and Maya Angelou.

Marketing and Promotion

Cole Haan Unveils ‘Born in 1928’

In celebration of its 85-year history, the brand has tapped four of its contemporaries for its fall advertising campaign.

clock August 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Saks Fifth Avenue

Business Features

Vendors Ponder Future With HBC-Owned Saks

There are more questions than answers on how the retail operations will shake out after the deal closes, which is expected to happen later this year.

clock August 26, 2013Evan Clark and David Moin and Molly Prior and Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

Sportswear

Opening Ceremony Sets Plans for First New York Fashion Week

The brand is organizing a week-long pop-up market to be staged in shipping containers at the historic Pier 57, aka the SuperPier, on Hudson River Park.

clock August 26, 2013Jessica Iredale

Media

Esquire and GQ Say ‘Om’ in September Issues

The rival magazines are both featuring a service trend piece on the merits of meditation next month.

clock August 26, 2013Erik Maza

One Direction is teaming with Office Depot.

Fashion Scoops

Office Depot, One Direction Link Up for Marketing Push

The retailer has launched an integrated marketing effort with the band and its documentary concert film, which makes its U.S. premiere tonight in New York.

clock August 26, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Takashi Murakami, Shu Uemura to Collaborate on Holiday Collection

The 14-stockkeeping-unit line is called Six Heart Princesses after the Japanese polar anime genre of the same name.

clock August 26, 2013Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Montblanc Spotlights Harry Belafonte

The luxury brand has partnered with Thornwillow Press to create a special-edition libretto that covers Belafonte’s experience during the Civil Rights Movement.

clock August 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

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