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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

Boston Stores Reopen; City Seeks Normalcy

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Overview

Recovery. That is now the focus for Boston area retailers and their employees this week in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings and the harrowing four days that followed.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Joel Palix

Designer and Luxury

Thierry Mugler Reinvents Again

Thierry Mugler has become a creative advisor to Palix, while head ready-to-wear designers Sébastien Peigné and Romain Kremer have left the house.

clock April 19, 2013Jennifer Weil

Sarah Jessica Parker

Business Features

Italy’s Calzedonia on Growth Push

In a rare interview, Sandro Veronesi, who founded the company in 1986, revealed that net profit last year reached 137 million euros, or $176.7 million.

clock April 19, 2013Luisa Zargani

Ben Sherman

Human Resources

Mark Maidment Named Ben Sherman CEO

He has been with Ben Sherman since 2002 and served as its creative director since 2005, overseeing the brand’s product design and marketing.

clock April 21, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Karolina Kurkova

Parties

IWC Hosts Tribeca Film Festival Dinner

Olivia Wilde, Karolina Kurkova, Justin Long and Penn Badgley all turned out for the party.

clock April 19, 2013Matthew Lynch

‪A one-off piece from Gilbert Albert's couture line.‬

Jewelry

Gilbert Albert Raises Its Profile

The 85-year-old Swiss jeweler has opened his first Paris boutique with a little help from a friend, the Canadian-Iranian investor Majid Pishyar.

clock April 19, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Sarah Jessica Parker in Tiffany & Co., Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren and Kate Hudson in Reem Acra.

Parties

Tiffany Takes a Twenties Timewarp at Blue Book Ball

The jeweler hosted a “Gatsby”-themed bash at Rockefeller Center on Thursday night.

clock April 19, 2013Kristi Garced

Lauren Remington Platt in Roberto Cavalli.

Parties

Museum of Natural History Holds Annual Dance

Ivanka Trump, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea and Lauren Remington Platt attended the event.

clock April 19, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Oscar de la Renta

Fragrance

Oscar de la Renta Launches Bridal Scent at Bloomingdale’s

Asked if he and John Galliano will work together again, the designer had only positive things to say about his previous experience.

clock April 19, 2013Belisa Silva

A view of Planet Blue.

Financial

Breakwater Takes Planet Blue Stake

The company has invested an undisclosed amount to acquire a minority stake to fuel the California retailer’s online and wholesale business.

clock April 19, 2013Rachel Brown

Human Resources

The Jones Group Taps Milton Pappas for E-commerce Post

As president of e-commerce, he will oversee e-commerce and digital initiatives across the company’s portfolio of fashion brands.

clock April 22, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Andrea Illy

Designer and Luxury

Altagamma Out to Boost Competitiveness

The Italian association of luxury goods companies presented its three-year plan Friday with the goal of strengthening its competitive edge.

clock April 22, 2013Luisa Zargani

Nothing festoons the fall season better than the fluffiest of furs and feathers.

Footwear

Fall 2013 Trend: Fancy That

Turn up the glam. Nothing festoons the fall season better than the fluffiest of furs and feathers.

clock April 22, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Accessories from Icing.

Jewelry

Icing Gets Branding Update, Eyes International Expansion

Icing, which is aimed at women ages 18 to 34, has been known as Claire’s little sibling since Claire’s, which targets 7- to 18-year-olds, has many more stores.

clock April 22, 2013Sharon Edelson

Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone and Linda Evangelista

Parties

AmfAR Marks Two Decades of Cinema Against AIDS

Next month’s gala, held during the annual Cannes Film Festival, promises to be electric.

clock April 22, 2013Joelle Diderich

Neil and Mindy Grossman with Karin and Steve Sadove

Parties

WIN Gala Raises $2.3M for Charity

The organization Thursday night staged one of its biggest fund-raisers, drawing more than 1,000 fashion and retail executives.

clock April 22, 2013David Moin

Madonna at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards.

Retail

Macy’s and Iconix Ready Pop-up Madonna Fashion Exhibit

The pop star is loaning some of her most iconic costumes from over the years for a special one-night-only exhibit in Los Angeles.

clock April 22, 2013David Lipke

The cover of Prestel's "New Fashion Photography"

Media

‘New Fashion Photography’ Release Celebrated With Exhibit

All in all, more than 30 photographers are featured in the latest fashion tome from publisher Prestel.

clock April 22, 2013Susan Stone

Media

Model Sarah DeAnna Pens ‘Supermodel You’

The self-help book, written with Eve Adamson, contains a wealth of common-sense tips for achieving the appearance, weight and attitude the reader desires.

clock April 22, 2013Lorna Koski

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Kidman Said to Be Joining Cannes Jury

A spokeswoman for the festival’s organizers declined to comment, saying the composition of the jury will be revealed at a later date.

clock April 22, 2013Joelle Diderich

Kim Jones, Giorgio Moroder, Daniela Federici and Mark Connolly at Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Scoops

Panel Discusses Luxury Travel at Louis Vuitton Men’s Studio in SoHo

The prolific music producer Giorgio Moroder was joined on stage by Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones and photographer Daniela Federici.

clock April 22, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Maripol

Fashion Scoops

Keith Haring Retrospective Bows in Paris

The crowd at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris for a private viewing of the new exhibit included a few friends of the late artist.

clock April 22, 2013Joelle Diderich

Clint Eastwood

Fashion Scoops

Coachella Wraps Up Second Weekend

Few events topped the A|X Armani Exchange bashes during the festival in terms of star power.

clock April 22, 2013WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids.

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg Designs Second Collection for GapKids

The line for girls from newborn to age 14 rolls out Thursday in all Gap stores in the U.S. and on gap.com.

clock April 22, 2013Sharon Edelson

A view of a still cordoned off section of Newbury Street.

Retail

Boston Retail Slowly Recovers After Bombings

Shoppers returned over the weekend, although the focus for many was less on buying than on companionship, executives said.

clock April 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Jean E. Palmieri

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