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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 19hAmanda 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

Penney’s Issues Stock to Raise Up to $1B

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Overview

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. could raise $1 billion in the form of a stock offering. The company said that it will offer to the public at least 84 million shares of its common stock.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Sean Penn and Madonna

Parties

Madonna, Steven Klein Foment Revolution for Art Piece

The material girl and fashion photographer debuted their new art project on Tuesday.

clock September 25, 2013Erik Maza

An exterior of an H&M store.

Financial

H&M Stays Aggressive

The Swedish fast-fashion retailer laid out a string of openings for its H&M, COS and & Other Stories formats.

clock September 26, 2013Alex Wynne

M.I.A.

Fashion Scoops

M.I.A. Talks Versace Collaboration at Balenciaga

Rapper says she is to unveil collection in two weeks.

clock September 26, 2013Miles Socha

Julia Roberts wearing the Chime for Change T-shirt.

Fashion Scoops

Julia Roberts Becomes a Curator of Catapult

She is the latest celebrity to join the clean cooking platform, which already has Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as curators.

clock September 26, 2013Alessandra Turra

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2014

Alexander Wang wanted to “take an idea very apparent to Cristóbal and start injecting an idea of ease.”

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Carven RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Spring 2014

Guillaume Henry’s combination of statement silhouettes and cutesy, trend-heeding effects diluted Carven’s typical sophisticated charm.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Paco Rabanne RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Spring 2014

For his debut as creative director, Julien Dossena evoked lots of intriguing characters — all of them young and seeking cool.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Spring 2014

Dark poetry and Patti Smith’s rocker flair are clear comfort zones for the designer. This season she revisited them beautifully through an art nouveau lens.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Irfé RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Irfé RTW Spring 2014

Olga Sorokina winked at the past via fashion boy Harry Brant, who marvelously impersonated Felix Yusupov, the Russian nobleman who founded the house in 1924.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Sharon Wauchob RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sharon Wauchob RTW Spring 2014

The collection was unassumingly sexy, infused with a grunge glamour and delicate beauty.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Balmain RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Spring 2014

Olivier Rousteing’s spring show continued to carry the torch for hyperluxed nostalgia.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Dede Wilsey in Prada

Parties

Right on Point: Prada Toasts Updated San Francisco Boutique With Ballet Tribute

The store hosted the San Francisco Ballet School on Tuesday.

clock September 26, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks

Items from Nars’ Guy Bourdin collection.

Color Cosmetics

Nars Launching Guy Bourdin Inspired Collection

The photographer is perhaps best-known for his work with French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in the Seventies.

clock September 27, 2013Julie Naughton

Clarisonic's Pedi line.

Skin Care

Clarisonic to Launch the Pedi

As part of its drive to address multiple concerns all over the body, the company will next week launch the $199 foot care device.

clock September 26, 2013Rachel Brown

Media

Changes at Condé Nast Traveler

One by one on Wednesday, 14 staffers were called into a meeting with Pilar Guzman and Condé Nast human resources to be let go.

clock September 26, 2013Erik Maza

"Breakfast With Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain's Great Modern Painter" by Geordie Greig

People

Geordie Greig Talks New Book on Lucian Freud

The author talks to WWD about his friendship with the brilliant, mercurial painter.

clock September 27, 2013Lorna Koski

Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Profits Rise 19%

Sales in the 12 months rose 22.8 percent to 25.8 million pounds, or $41 million.

clock September 26, 2013Samantha Conti

Rick Owens RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Spring 2014

Girl Power. Real and raw, with no trace of sugar-coated cartoon superheroines. That was the main takeaway from the designer’s awe-inspiring show.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Nina Ricci RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci RTW Spring 2014

For spring, Peter Copping took an alternative route to the girly stuff: his point of entry, a man’s closet, albeit going “back to when men were very romantic.”

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Lanvin RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Spring 2014

Alber Elbaz offered an audacious display of shine — one that, for all its gloss and glimmer, had an intriguing dark side.

clock September 26, 2013WWD Staff

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.

Financial

J.C. Penney Offers 84M Shares to Raise Capital

Total raised could exceed $1 billion.

clock September 26, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Marie Claire's October '13 cover

Media

Alex Gonzalez Given Additional Role at Town & Country

The artistic director of Marie Claire will pull double duty and oversee the creative staff of Town & Country.

clock September 26, 2013Erik Maza

A rendering of Nordstrom's French Pop-In.

Retail

Pop-In @ Nordstrom to Launch in October

The Seattle-based retailer will launch an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops in eight stores and on nordstrom.com.

clock September 26, 2013Sharon Edelson

Franca Sozzani and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Markets

Fashion 4 Development Holds Annual Luncheon

The need to end the plight of impoverished female factory workers overseas was emphasized repeatedly.

clock September 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

The Nike store at Scottsdale Quarter.

Financial

Nike Shares Hit All-Time High on Strong Q1

North America and Europe carry results past analysts’ expectations.

clock September 26, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Financial

KKR Drops Out of Jones Hunt

Private equity firm’s partner, Sycamore, presses on as company evaluates bids.

clock September 26, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Mario Grauso

Human Resources

Joe Fresh Taps Mario Grauso

He will serve as chief operating officer, a new position geared to help put the brand on the global stage.

clock September 27, 2013David Moin

Inside Emilio Pucci’s Avenue Montaigne boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Emilio Pucci to Unveil Paris Flagship

The brand will fete the opening of its new Avenue Montaigne boutique with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner and a party at Monsieur Bleu in Paris.

clock September 27, 2013Luisa Zargani

Technology

EBay Acquires Braintree to Better Mobile Payment

The online retailer inked a deal to buy the global payment platform in a roughly $800 million bid.

clock September 27, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Pharrell Williams

Fashion Scoops

Pharrell Williams, Moncler Launch Sunglass Collaboration

Williams, who previously worked with Louis Vuitton and Nigo on an eyewear line launched in 2005, hinted a collaboration with Google Glass was next.

clock September 27, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

T-Shirt Tussle Between Rihanna, Topshop Rolls On

Over the summer, the pop star won a court case in the U.K. against the retailer for selling the shirt.

clock September 27, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Jane Reeve Appointed CEO of Italian Chamber of Fashion

Mario Boselli said he hopes Reeve will be operative by the end of the year.

clock September 27, 2013WWD Staff

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