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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 4hAmanda 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

Men Embrace Sock Mania

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Overview

Colors and patterns express individuality.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

The Tommy Bahama store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

Retail

Tommy Bahama Opens in Japan

The Ginza flagship is scheduled to open Saturday.

clock April 10, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Purple socks, like these from Soxiety, have been a strong seller.

Textiles

Men Embrace Sock Mania

Colorful, patterned hosiery and lively pocket squares allow guys to express their individuality.

clock April 10, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Francois Girbaud

Denim

Bob Arnot Reunited With Marithé + François Girbaud

He rejoins Passport Brands as president with oversight of men’s, boys’ jeanswear business.

clock April 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Etro's cotton shirt and tie. Miansai tie bar; Westward Leaning sunglasses.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Power Print

Rich paisleys, geometric heritage graphics and tapestry-inspired designs are among the coolest prints infusing newness into the dress shirt and tie market.

clock April 11, 2013Alex Badia

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Workers Come to Washington

They are trying to raise awareness in Washington of the nation’s working conditions.

clock April 11, 2013Sharon Edelson

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 13hKristi Ellis

Social Studies