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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 20hNyima Pratten

J.C. Penney Closing 33 Underperforming Units

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The shutdowns will result in the loss of 2,000 jobs and a gain of about $65 million in annual savings. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2014

The second collection designed by Clare Waight Keller was based on the wardrobe of aristocratic English girls studying art in Paris.

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Burberry Prorsum Men's RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Revenues Rise 14% in Q3

Asia-Pacific delivered double-digit growth, while Italy remained weak.

clock January 15, 2014Samantha Conti

Julie Gayet on the cover of French Elle magazine.

Media

Pressure Mounts Against President Hollande

A demonstration is being called in Paris on Sunday by a group appealing for his resignation, and follows allegations of an affair.

clock January 15, 2014Alex Wynne and Laure Guilbault

Government and Trade

Industry Pressure Mounts on Cambodia

A task force has found that Cambodian government worker spends more than $150 on basic necessities each month.

clock January 15, 2014Kristi Ellis and Dene-Hern Chen

Carven Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Carven Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Guillaume Henry gave his arty Left Bank male a dash of attitude for fall, with a collection inspired by American thugs from the early 20th-century.

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Marni Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni Pre-Fall 2014

Consuelo Castiglioni offered her personal take on the concept of femininity, delivering a beautiful lineup of looks that balanced grace and austerity.

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MSGM Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

MSGM Pre-Fall 2014

When designing his fun pre-fall prints, creative director Massimo Giorgetti said he was thinking about a girl getting ready in front of her bathroom mirror.

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2XU Winter 2014 Men's Perform Multi-Sport Jacket

Sportswear

Scaling New Heights at Outdoor Retailer Show

The trade show is expected to draw 22,000 attendees to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City from Wednesday to Jan. 25.

clock January 16, 2014Rachel Brown

Legal

L’Oréal, eBay Reach Settlement

The case involved the French beauty giant’s allegations of trademark infringement on eBay.

clock January 15, 2014Jennifer Weil

Valentino Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Valentino Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The collection was all about offhand luxury, and country staples were given a laid-back treatment.

clock January 15, 2014WWD Staff

Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2014

The designers’ new Paris store inspired their pre-fall collection.

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Dior Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Dior Pre-Fall 2014

Nearly every fabric was specially developed for the collection — proof that Raf Simons does not take the season lightly.

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Haider Ackermann Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Haider Ackermann Men’s RTW Fall 2014

For his sophomore men’s collection, the designer summoned a contemplative mood reminiscent of a 19th-century literary society.

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Officine Générale

Designer and Luxury

Paris: Ones to Watch

Some new or noteworthy brands to check out during the upcoming shows.

clock January 15, 2014WWD Staff

Hugo Becker

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino

Will Smith and Marco Verratti were among the attendees.

clock January 15, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Retail

Nordstrom to Open in Toronto Eaton Centre

The 213,000-square-foot, three-level site is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.

clock January 15, 2014David Moin

A$AP Rocky

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Raf Simons

Rapper A$AP Rocky hinted a fashion collaboration was in the works.

clock January 15, 2014Joelle Diderich

Retail

J.C. Penney to Close 33 Stores to Speed Turnaround

It will result in 2,000 job eliminations and an annual savings of about $65 million.

clock January 15, 2014David Moin and Evan Clark

Human Resources

Andrea Dorigo to Join Brooks Brothers

The retailer said Dorigo has joined the company as president for North America, a newly created position.

clock January 15, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Legal

NLRB Files Complaint Against Wal-Mart

The organization alleges that the retailer broke federal labor law by violating workers’ rights in illegally firing and disciplining more than 117 workers.

clock January 15, 2014Sharon Edelson

Kirsten Dunst

Human Resources

Kirsten Dunst’s Travails With Her Tresses

L’Oréal Professionnel’s first spokeswoman discusses her career and personal style.

clock January 16, 2014Jennifer Weil

Retail

Executives Focus on Future at NRF’s Big Show

In a keynote address, Ginni Rometty explained how Big Data and changing expectations are intersecting to significantly reshape commerce.

clock January 15, 2014Sharon Edelson and Arthur Friedman and Lisa Lockwood

Bottega Veneta Men's RTW Fall 2014

Textiles

Retailers Rate Outerwear as Top Milan Pick

A new kind of tailoring ruled the catwalks and drew praise from retailers looking to fuel a burgeoning men’s wear business.

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Alexandre Mattiussi

Designer and Luxury

Homme Sweet Homme: Paris Preview

It’s a race to the finish as the Paris men’s shows kick into high gear today.

clock January 16, 2014Laurent Folcher

Media

Glamour Heading in the Right Direction

The magazine had its strongest first quarter in five years, with advertising up 12 percent, or 34 pages, versus the prior-year period.

clock January 16, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Paul Smith Exhibit Poised to Extend Run in London

The show, which opened Nov. 15, will likely remain open for a while longer due to its popularity, according to the designer.

clock January 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Jack Dorsey

Retail

Jack Dorsey Looks to Simplify Commerce With Square

As chief executive officer of the forward-leaning payment firm, his goal, while still in the future, is to make the technology invisible.

clock January 16, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A sketch for a piece by Fenton for WeTheAdorned.

Jewelry

Sarah Jessica Parker, WeTheAdorned Team Up

Tim McElwee and Cyia Batten want to shake up the accessories e-commerce model — and they’ve enlisted some help.

clock January 16, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

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Social Studies