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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

Troubled Teens: Sector’s Woes Add to Worries

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Overview

Guess Inc., Aéropostale Inc., Express Inc. and The Wet Seal Inc. each recorded tales of third-quarter struggles as their young customers reined in spending. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Jean Paul Gaultier and his tree.

Fashion Scoops

Designers’ Christmas Trees Unveiled

Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Kenzo Takada are among 40 designers who participate in the holiday auction.

clock December 4, 2013Laure Guilbault

Financial

Seven & i Buys Stake in Barneys Japan

The Japanese retail giant is buying its 49.99 percent stake from Tokio Marine Capital with aim to create synergies in the department store industry.

clock December 4, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Looks from the Haggar Vintage fashion show.

Ready To Wear

Haggar Going Retro

At 87 years of age, Haggar Clothing Co. is reinventing itself as a lifestyle brand that can dress men of all ages in apparel ranging from classic to cool.

clock December 4, 2013Holly Haber

Media

Town & Country Gets Creative

The publication has hired stylist Nicoletta Santoro as its creative director at large to work alongside executive artistic director Alex Gonzalez.

clock December 4, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

BHV Homme store in the Marais district.

Retail

BHV Planning Men’s Outpost in Marais

The Galeries Lafayette-owned department store plans to add shops and attractions.

clock December 5, 2013Miles Socha

Inside a National Hockey League's NHL Super Shop.

Retail

Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens NHL Super Shops

The locations were installed in Lombard, Ill., near Chicago; Cranberry, Pa., near Pittsburgh, and West Nyack, N.Y. in time for Black Friday.

clock December 4, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Textiles

Prato Factory Fire Leads to Arrests

The police have arrested four people so far in connection with the tragedy.

clock December 4, 2013Cynthia Martens

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Imports Boom in October

Shipments of textiles and apparel to the U.S. rise 43 percent in the month.

clock December 4, 2013Kristi Ellis

Doug Williams

Sportswear

HSM Enters Next Chapter

Nearly a year after transitioning to new ownership, Hart Schaffner Marx now has a new home.

clock December 4, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Inside the J. Crew flagship on Regent Street in London.

Business Features

J. Crew Income Rises 6.6%

Sales rise 11 percent.

clock December 4, 2013David Moin

Christina Ricci

Parties

UNICEF Honors Mark Lee

The ninth annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball was held on Tuesday evening at Cipriani Wall Street.

clock December 5, 2013Sharon Edelson

Alessandro Sartori

Parties

Berluti Does Basel

The quirky sculptures Dutch artist Maarten Baas created for Berluti’s were unveiled Tuesday night at the brand’s new Design District boutique in Miami.

clock December 5, 2013Rachel Felder

Lynn Shanahan

Human Resources

Lynn Shanahan Named CEO of Kellwood Co.

She assumes many of the duties formerly handled by Jill Granoff, who wore two hats as ceo of Kellwood and Vince.

clock December 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle."

Fashion Features

Do the Hustle: 70s Fashion Comes to the Big Screen

Halston and Gucci have a significant presence in “American Hustle,” the much-anticipated film starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence.

clock December 5, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Thalía Sodi

Retail

Macy’s to Unveil Thalía Collection

The Mexican pop star’s dresses, tops, pants, shoes and jewelry will be rolled out to 300 stores and macys.com from the outset.

clock December 5, 2013David Moin

Saturday Night Fever

Fashion Features

That 70s Movie: Fashion on Film

As “American Hustle” digs into the disco era of polyester and plunging necklines, WWD takes a look at some of the Seventies’ most fashionable films.

clock December 5, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Denim

Leonard Green in Talks for Lucky Brand

The private equity firm is said to be in deep discussions with Fifth & Pacific.

clock December 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Financial

Youth Specialists Prep for Holiday Struggle

Guess, Aeropostale, Express and Wet Seal provide downbeat holiday forecasts as they report Q3 results.

clock December 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young

The Robert Graham store on Bleecker Street.

Ready To Wear

Robert Graham Opens N.Y. Flagship

The boutique is the fifth unit to open this year and brings the company’s store count in the U.S. to 11.

clock December 5, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Isaia’s wool tuxedo; Paul Smith’s cotton shirt; Tallia Orange bow tie; Prada cummerbund; Brioni pocket square.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Night Club

Eveningwear continues to be a fast-growing business within the tailored clothing classification.

clock December 5, 2013Alex Badia

Human Resources

Paul Rosengard Exits Li & Fung

In other news, the company’s distribution business is beginning to weigh on its credit rating.

clock December 5, 2013Evan Clark and Jean E. Palmieri

Marketing and Promotion

Native Advertising: The Pros and Cons

In a day-long workshop, the Federal Trade Commission mulled the blurred lines that arise from native advertising.

clock December 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Paco Rabanne’s New Recruit

According to market sources, Anouck Duranteau-Loeper, currently Céline’s leather goods and accessories director, is to join the fashion house.

clock December 5, 2013Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Barneys Links With Pantone for Collection

The retailer is the first to sell the Pantone Universe Colorwear men’s wear line.

clock December 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Lush Cosmetics in Legal Tangle With Amazon

The beauty firm has entered into a legal dispute with Amazon in the U.K. over trademark infringement.

clock December 5, 2013Nina Jones

Essentialist

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 14hKristi Ellis

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