Ralph Takes Tokyo

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From crowds vying for a glimpse of him to huge billboards advertising his brand, Ralph Lauren is having a major moment in Tokyo. When it officially opens to the public on Thursday, it will be the largest Ralph Lauren store in the world.

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Exterior of the Tokyo store

Fashion Features

Ralph Takes Tokyo

From crowds vying for a glimpse of him to huge billboards advertising his brand, Ralph Lauren is having a major moment in Tokyo.

clock March 29, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Tiffany Net Down, Beats Estimates

Tiffany reported fourth-quarter earnings fell 35.3 percent, but a 6 percent sales gain bolstered results on an earnings-per-share basis.

clock March 29, 2006Meredith Derby


Jayson Resigns From Dickson North America

Charles Jayson, president and chief executive officer of Dickson North America, has resigned from the company.

clock March 29, 2006Lisa Lockwood


Few Raises Among Top Gap Brass

Bonuses may be flowing on Wall Street, but not at underperforming Gap Inc.

clock March 29, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Federated Stock Split … Cat Eyes … Safilo Profit Drop

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock March 29, 2006WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Like Nobody’s Business

Just a few months ago, the business category seemed packed in mothballs.

clock March 29, 2006WWD Staff


Confidence Leaps Up In February

The Consumer Confidence Index rose to its highest level in four years, but the Conference Board said consumer outlook remains subdued.

clock March 29, 2006Vicki M. Young

Kevin Burke AAFA

Fashion Features

Looking for Sourcing Alternatives

The politics of global sourcing took center stage at the inaugural Prime Source trade fair in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

clock March 29, 2006Vicki Rothrock and Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

WTO Chief Lamy Critical of Separate Industry Talks

World Trade Organization director general Pascale Lamy on Tuesday dismissed the chances of a Turkish proposal to treat textiles and apparel separately from other industrial sectors in the global talks on tariff reductions.

clock March 29, 2006John Zarocostas

A Nickel treatment room

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Nickel Set to Open First U.K. Outpost

Nickel is testing its mettle in Covent Garden.

clock March 29, 2006Brid Costello

Protesters in Paris on Tuesday


French Protests Take Toll on Retail

With protests over proposed labor-law changes jamming the streets of Paris, some retailers said drawn-out civil disobedience could sour sales.

clock March 29, 2006Robert Murphy


Movado in Watch Deal With Lacoste

Movado Group Inc. is broadening its portfolio of brands in a deal with Lacoste.

clock March 29, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Fashion Features

CFDA Nominees Celebrate Honor

For a few of this year’s contenders for Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, being nominated is an honor in and of itself.

clock March 29, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Vote on China Tariffs Postponed in Senate

Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham delayed a vote on their bill for a stiff tariff on Chinese imports, citing currency reform progress.

clock March 29, 2006Kristi Ellis

Bruce Klatsky


Retail Equity Firm LNK Raises $400M

LNK Partners, a new private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer-retail sector, closed on its first fund Tuesday, raising $400 million in committed capital.

clock March 29, 2006Vicki M. Young


Fashion Features

Retailers Pick Denim, Sweaters and Dresses in L.A.

Skinny jeans, oversize sweaters and pretty dresses scored among buyers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios.

clock March 29, 2006WWD Staff

Rebecca Danenberg right and a model wearing a look from Danenbergs new label Three Girls Running

Fashion Features

Danenberg Sprinting Hard in Return to Contemporary

Rebecca Danenberg is hitting the ground running as she returns to the women’s contemporary market six years after closing her edgy namesake label and filing for corporate and personal bankruptcy.

clock March 29, 2006WWD Staff


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