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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 13hAmanda 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 20hLayla 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

L&T, Hudson’s Bay Eye Aggressive Growth

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Overview

Can Lord & Taylor sell in Atlanta, Miami and Europe? The department store and its sister Hudson's Bay division have new agendas stretching the boundaries of where and what both retailers can sell.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Michael Kors RTW Spring 2014

Business Features

Michael Kors Shares Climb on 76.6% Profits Rise

Total revenues in the third quarter were $1.01 billion, which included a 59 percent gain in net sales.

clock February 4, 2014Vicki M. Young

Financial

J.C. Penney Posts First Comps Gain Since 2011

The retailer said it had a comparable-store sales growth of 2 percent for the fourth quarter.

clock February 4, 2014Vicki M. Young

Media

Time Inc. Lays Out Restructuring

Ed Kelly, ceo of American Express Publishing, and David Geithner, group president of the style and entertainment group, depart.

clock February 4, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Ji Oh RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Ji Oh RTW Fall 2014

The Korean born newcomer has a specific point of view, one she described as “modern, clean and androgynous.”

clock February 4, 2014WWD Staff

Art Ortenberg

Human Resources

Industry Pioneer Arthur Ortenberg Dies

The cofounder of Liz Claiborne Inc. and wildlife conservationist was 87.

clock February 4, 2014Lisa Lockwood and Evan Clark and Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière Trial Date Set

The Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris has set July 1 to hear oral arguments in the civil case, which kicked off in September.

clock February 4, 2014Miles Socha

David Bailey

Parties

Kate Moss, Jerry Hall Turn Out for David Bailey Show

Under a giant image of Michael Caine, the photographer and his wife Catherine welcomed old friends and past subjects to the show.

clock February 4, 2014Julia Neel

A view of the Dior Boutique at the DFS Galleria Waikiki in Honolulu.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Reopens Honolulu Boutique

Extensive renovations and an expansion of the store at the DFS Galleria Waikiki added 50 percent to its original size.

clock February 4, 2014Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Michael Bastian

Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of Vampire Weekend, is known for his preppy style, so it made sense that for he made Michael Bastian his first fashion show.

clock February 4, 2014Erik Maza

"Survival." — Alexander Wang

Fashion Features

New York Designer Inspirations: Part Three

From forces of nature to femme fatales, designers are making power statements for fall.

clock February 5, 2014Ricardo Hernandez

Anne Valérie Hash RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Anne Valérie Hash to Skip Fall Shows

Signaling challenging times for independent fashion labels, Anne Valérie Hash said she would sit out the fall fashion season.

clock February 5, 2014Miles Socha

Meggie and Chris Kempner

Sportswear

Kempners Keeping Fashion All in the Family

Two of Nan Kempner’s grandchildren, Meggie and Chris Kempner, are launching a sportswear label inspired by her.

clock February 5, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Yves Saint Laurent and Nan Kempner, 1972.

Fashion Features

Nan Kempner on Fashion

A selection of Kempner’s pithy observations on style.

clock February 5, 2014Lorna Koski

Liz Rodbell in Roland Mouret.

Retail

Mapping Out Growth at Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay

Liz Rodbell, new president of Hudson’s Bay Co., discusses the future of the sister department stores.

clock February 5, 2014David Moin

John J. Mulligan and Michael R. Kingston

Government and Trade

Neiman’s, Target Testify in D.C.

Executives appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday at a hearing on their respective data breaches.

clock February 5, 2014Kristi Ellis

Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey

Retail

Violet Grey Entering E-commerce

Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey is getting ready to take her beauty Web site into the world of e-commerce in time for the Oscars next month.

clock February 5, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A rendering of the Topshop flagship on Fifth Avenue.

Retail

Topshop Signs Lease for Fifth Ave. Flagship

The new store, adjacent to Rockefeller Center, will be the retailer’s second-largest unit after Oxford Circus in London.

clock February 5, 2014Samantha Conti

Stephanie Seymour

Marketing and Promotion

Estée Lauder Calls on Stephanie Seymour

Mario Sorrenti shot Seymour’s first campaign for the beauty brand, which is expected to be unveiled this fall.

clock February 5, 2014Julie Naughton

Media

Net-a-porter Print Title Makes Its Debut

The long-awaited Porter will be unveiled today with Gisele Bündchen gracing the front cover, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

clock February 5, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

DHL, IMG Fashion Launch Program to Boost Designers

Called DHL Exported, the program is aimed at assisting designers who are already successful locally to gain momentum internationally.

clock February 5, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Nina Adgal in Saint Laurent and Celine on the cover of Editorialist's debut print issue.

Fashion Scoops

Editorialist Venturing Into Print With Biannual Magazine

The first issue launches in New York and Paris on Friday during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 5, 2014Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Alexa Chung Links With MyTheresa.com for NYFW

As of Saturday, Chung will serve as the retailer’s social media guest editor for the duration of the New York shows.

clock February 5, 2014Nina Jones

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 22hKristi Ellis

Social Studies