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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.

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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

The Year Ahead

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Overview

A look at sensible shoes, gas prices, tech movies, skinny jeans, celeb deals and more for the year ahead. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Dior Homme’s video stills showcasing the spring/summer collection on model Victor Nylander.

Media

Memo Pad: A Tailor Made Film at Dior Homme

The 55-second video, titled “The Time I Had Some Time Alone,” is to debut today.

clock January 7, 2011Miles Socha

Media

Memo Pad: The Paris Review Won’t Change

Editor Lorin Stein appeared with three of his deputies at McNally Jackson Books to talk about publishing a literary quarterly in the online age

clock January 7, 2011Turner, Zeke

Jessica Brown-Findlay, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael in “Downton Abbey”

Lifestyle

Ladies in Date

Britain is famed for its period dramas, but writer Julian Fellowes’ latest outing, “Downton Abbey,” is a little more risqué.

clock January 10, 2011Nina Jones

Jon Hamm

Fashion Scoops

A Watch Fit for Don Draper… Accolade for Anna Wintour?…

Actor Jon Hamm was present at the unveiling of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s newly revamped Reverso watch model.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

Year Ahead: Five on Five

WWD tapped independent-minded thinkers to pinpoint factors affecting the fashion crowd in 2011.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Katy Perry

Fragrance

Year Ahead: The Sellebrities

Standout recent releases include Katy Perry’s Purr fragrance and Lady Gaga’s makeup line.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

The price of gold has hit new highs.

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: Gold Rush or Bust?

In the fine jewelry sector, 2011 hinges on one single element: gold.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: Instant Gratification at What Price?

Increasingly, fashion-obsessed consumers who observe the collections on the trade schedule want the merchandise as quickly as possible.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Amanda Seyfried in “Red Riding Hood"

People

Year Ahead: Screen Test

These eight films and TV shows, coming out this year, are sure to set high marks for style.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Year Ahead: Sitting Ducks

Staffers at Newsweek are anxiously waiting for the deal to close between IAC’s The Daily Beast and magazine owner Sidney Harmon.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Inside Bluemercury

Beauty Features

Year Ahead: March of the Beauty Shops

Beauty retailers including Bluemercury and Macy’s are dusting off their pre-2008 expansion plans.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Gas prices are on the rise.

Government and Trade

Year Ahead: Fuel for Thought

Crude oil prices have been rising and prices at the pump along with them.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

People line up for the Federal jobs fair.

Business Features

Year Ahead: Employment Status

The unemployment rate has dropped, but the road back to a healthy jobs picture is expected to be a long, slow one.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Year Ahead: Money Matters

McKinsey & Co. estimated that private equity firms are sitting on as much as $100 billion.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Year Ahead: The New Newsstand

With more titles slated to launch this year, publishers are watching to see if the iPad can result in serious dollars.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Target

Retail

Year Ahead: Retail Watch

The big story of 2011 will be an evolving one: how consumers shop.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

The JeffSilverman.com app.

Business Features

Year Ahead: Here, There and Everywhere

In 2011, expect to see more retailers launching stores on Facebook and more widget stores that live on blogs and other websites.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: The Yves Effect

Don’t expect the majority of consumers to rock the Seventies Yves Saint Laurent look.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: What’s the Next ‘It’ Type?

Agency executives and reps speculate about the models you’ll see on runways in 2011.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Cotton

Business Features

Year Ahead: Price Plus

Hanesbrands ceo Richard Noll proclaimed last year that “the era of apparel deflation is now over.”

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Blake Lively

Fashion Trends

Year Ahead: Skinny’s Here to Stay

Experts declare that skinny jeans have crossed over from being a trend to a new classic.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Tom Ford

Designer and Luxury

Year Ahead: A Ford in Your Future?

Time and tide reverse for no man — except maybe Tom Ford.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Michael Kors

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: How Low Can They Go?

The buyers have spoken — longer skirts are making the transition from runway to retail.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: Stop the Madness

Will 2011 be the year that the industry gets its pre-collection (as in pre-fall and resort) act together?

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Chanel Ballet Flats

Fashion Features

Year Ahead: Flat Chance

Retailers are embracing sensible shoes in a big way this year, noting that they go hand in hand with the soon-to-be-popular lower hemlines.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Prince William and Kate Middleton

People

Year Ahead: Down the Aisle

Prince William and Kate Middleton kick off a trifecta of royal nuptials happening in 2011.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

People

Year Ahead: Dealing With the Stars

WWD picks which celebrities should — and could — break into the fashion biz and the lines they would ideally be designing.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

WWD Style January 10, 2011

Fashion Features

Place Your Bets: Handicapping 2011

WWD looks at the issues, trends and ideas likely to impact 2011.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

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