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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 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

Retailers Get Scientific With Lab Initiatives

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Overview

Retailers have opened up “labs” in hopes that a geeky start-up vibe will attract the right talent to generate the next big thing in digital commerce or some proprietary add-on.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Band of Outsiders, Milk Bar Join Forces

When the label opens its New York flagship at 72 Wooster Street this fall, Milk Bar will have a shop-in-shop of sorts.

clock July 11, 2014Jessica Iredale

Smythson History of Travel Campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Smythson Launches History of Travel Campaign

The brand plans to unveil an airplane sculpture made entirely from items in its Panama accessories collection.

clock July 14, 2014Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Ricardo Quintero Tapped as Movado President

In his new role, Quintero will directly oversee Movado’s marketing and international expansion efforts.

clock July 14, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Lisa Perry and Samantha Perry David

Parties

Midsummer Soiree Bows at Parrish Art Museum

Art types and Hamptons scenesters filed into the museum for the annual event, this year honoring Maren Otto and Katharina Otto-Bernstein.

clock July 14, 2014Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Didier Grumbach Makes July 14 Honors Roll

The outgoing Fédération president was one of several fashion industry officials promoted in the annual list.

clock July 14, 2014Joelle Diderich

Jin Soon Choi at Space 519 in Chicago.

Human Resources

Jin Soon Choi Talks Nails and More in Chicago

Often referred to as a “nail guru,” the renowned manicurist was in town promoting her nail lacquer line to retailers and editors.

clock July 15, 2014Kristin Larson

A visual from the Tom Ford autumn/winter ad campaign, shot by Johnny Dufort.

Media

Tom Ford’s Fall Ads Spotlight Individual Style

The ads will break internationally in the September issues of titles including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vanity Fair.

clock July 14, 2014Samantha Conti

Nadine Gordimer in WWD in 1970.

People

WWD Looks Back: Author Nadine Gordimer

The writer died Sunday at the age of 90 in South Africa.

clock July 14, 2014WWD Staff

New method for cotton species testing introduced.

Government and Trade

China Policy Hits Cotton Prices

The country is unwinding its massive stockpiles of cotton and readying to implement direct-farmer subsidies.

clock July 14, 2014WWD Staff

Exhibitions at Source Africa.

Government and Trade

Source Africa Shows Continent’s Potential

The promise of Africa as a viable production venue is beginning to bear fruit, according to experts at the Cape Town trade fair.

clock July 15, 2014Bambina Wise

A Cosmopolitan Body magazine cover.

Media

Cosmopolitan to Launch Digital Fitness Channel

The channel, which will cost under $10 a month, will include workouts from six celebrity trainers, in addition to other health content.

clock July 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

NYT Promotes Arthur Gregg Sulzberger to Senior Editor for Strategy

The promotion was due to the fact that Sulzberger took the lead on penning the paper’s innovation report, which laid out the digital strategy for the company.

clock July 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

A look from Chloe Sung.

Fashion Features

Hong Kong Fashion Week Struggles With Direction

Attendees at the 21st edition found underutilized Chinese factories actively seeking deals from even smaller, developing brands.

clock July 14, 2014Kate Whitehead

Human Resources

Sunny Diego Returns to Saks Fifth Avenue

The longtime men’s wear merchant has returned to the company as vice president and divisional merchandise manager of men’s sportswear.

clock July 14, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Kate Bosworth Style Thief Sam Russ

Media

It’s a Snap: Kate Bosworth to Launch Style Thief

The new app lets people snap a photo, do an image search for a fashion item and buy it through a couple of clicks.

clock July 15, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Kate Bosworth Style Thief

Fashion Features

Kate Bosworth on Sharing Style

As the actress readies to launch a new fashion app, she talks with WWD about cool apps, looks she’d like to steal and oversharing on social media.

clock July 15, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Bouchra Jarrar Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Fall 2014 Couture Trend: One Fine Day

From Dior’s mannish frock coats to Giambattista Valli’s beachy Fifties looks, some designers took a dressed-down approach to the season.

clock July 15, 2014WWD Staff

Tory Burch for Fitbit fret pendant necklace.

Hats, Gloves and More

Tory Burch, Fitbit Team for Accessories Line

Not content to be relegated to just a tech item, the fitness tracker is getting a dose of fashion.

clock July 15, 2014Sharon Edelson

Textiles

Levi’s Chip Bergh Defends No-Wash Denim Practice

Chip Bergh has answered back to anyone who believes he’s taken the slogan of the Levi brand’s new advertising campaign, “Live in Levi’s,” a bit too literally.

clock July 15, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Behind the scenes at Max Mara's fall 2014 ad campaign shoot with Amy Adams.

Media

Max Mara Calls On Amy Adams

The Italian fashion group has tapped the actress to front its fall and spring campaigns.

clock July 15, 2014Luisa Zargani

The Balenciaga store in Santa Clara.

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Opens Unit in Silicon Valley

The store at Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif., is the brand’s first in northern California.

clock July 15, 2014Jessica Iredale

Accessories from Saako.

Media

Retailers Aim to Stay Competitive in Tech

Companies from Nordstrom to Wal-Mart have opened up “labs” to actively grow the next generation of savvy brands from online roots.

clock July 15, 2014Valerie Demicheva

Fashion Scoops

Kate Oldham Tapped to Succeed Deborah Walters at Saks

Oldham has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager of beauty, fragrance, lingerie and swimwear.

clock July 15, 2014Pete Born

A look from Urban Zen's "The Journey" capsule.

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Launching ‘The Journey’ Capsule at Urban Zen Stores

Donna Karan has created a 40-piece capsule Hamptons collection called “The Journey” for her Urban Zen stores.

clock July 15, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Sweden’s COS Planning First Japanese Store

The high-street fashion brand will open this winter in Tokyo’s Aoyama shopping district.

clock July 15, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Creatures of the Wind Designers Hosting Workshop for SCAD Students in France

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters are focusing on the conceptual development of a collection, building upon the students’ experience of summering in Provence.

clock July 15, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Looks from the MiH resort 2015 capsule collection for Net-a-Porter

Fashion Scoops

MiH Jeans Creates Capsule With a Seventies Vibe for Net-a-porter

The six-piece collection will launch with the retailer in late October.

clock July 15, 2014Nina Jones

Essentialist

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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