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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 12hAmanda 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 19hLayla 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

Reform Calls Mount After Fire Kills Eight

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Overview

Four and 1,076. That is the number of disasters that have hit Bangladesh’s textile and apparel industry in the last six months, and the total of the number of people who have died so far.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Haider Ackermann

Parties

Saks Hosts Haider Ackermann at The Lion

A small crowd caught up with the designer in New York on Tuesday.

clock May 8, 2013Taylor Harris

Victor, Miriam, Liberty and Nica Rothschild, circa 1923.

People

Nica Rothschild: The Baroness of Bebop

In her new book, Hannah Rothschild tells the story of tracking down her great aunt Nica, who had a remarkable history.

clock May 8, 2013Lorna Koski

Ottavio and Rosita Missoni at Missoni's fall 2010 menswear presentation.

Designer and Luxury

Ottavio Missoni Dead at 92

The patriarch of one of Italy’s most famous fashion families died Thursday morning at his home in the town of Sumirago.

clock May 9, 2013Luisa Zargani and David Moin and Samantha Conti and Lorna Koski and Julia Neel

Exterior of a Buckle store.

Financial

Comp Sales Bounce Back in April

U.S. retailers end first quarter of retail year on positive note as weather moderates.

clock May 9, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Chanel Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Resort 2014

“It’s a bit of Chanel’s history and a bit of influence from this part of the world,” is how Karl Lagerfeld described the collection, shown in Singapore.

clock May 9, 2013Kristiano Ang

Financial

Inter Parfums Accelerates Product Launches in 2013

During a conference call with analysts on Thursday morning, ceo Jean Madar said this year “will be one of the busiest years for new products in our history.”

clock May 9, 2013Molly Prior

Behnaz Sarafpour.

Designer and Luxury

Behnaz Sarafpour Wins National Design Award

This year’s jury included former Fashion Award winner Isabel Toledo and her husband Ruben.

clock May 9, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Jennifer Aniston

Hair

Jennifer Aniston Talks Living Proof

The actress spoke to WWD while promoting two new products for the hair care line.

clock May 9, 2013Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Beauté Prestige International Seeks Fragrance Licenses

BPI executives did not divulge possible targets. However, they did hint at the sort of activities they’re after.

clock May 9, 2013Jennifer Weil

Brunello Cucinelli

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli Profits Climb 14.8%

The Italian luxury brand continued to grow in the first quarter of the year, boosted by increased sales globally which offset a soft performance in Italy.

clock May 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Financial

Beauty M&A: Think Back Half of 2013 and Beyond

Deal flow for transactions in beauty will likely be the same as 2012, but more activity is expected in 2014.

clock May 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Kardashian Beauty items.

Color Cosmetics

Khroma Beauty to Become Kardashian Beauty

Boldface Licensing + Branding is changing the name to end the legal dispute brought on by Lee Tillett Inc., a company that sells a line called Kroma Makeup.

clock May 9, 2013Rachel Brown

Inside the Hr2 off-price store in Montreal.

Retail

Holt Renfrew Rolls Out Second Hr2 Shop

The one-level, 26,000-square-foot location is within the Vaughan Mills off-price center, one half hour north of Toronto.

clock May 9, 2013David Moin

Chris Sanderson

Human Resources

Chris Sanderson on Beauty’s Brave New World

The London-based futurist’s take on beauty — and where it’s headed — seems like the stuff of sci-fi movies.

clock May 10, 2013Belisa Silva

The new homepage that launches on Monday.

Media

A Small World Maps New Strategy

The online social network is getting smaller — and reinventing its business model in a relaunch that goes live Monday.

clock May 10, 2013David Lipke

Legal

Wet Seal Settles Discrimination Suit for $7.5M

Retailer allegedly tried to fire African American workers to stay on brand message.

clock May 9, 2013Evan Clark

Christina Huffington, Dottie Mattison, Debra Messing and Margarita Arriagada.

People

Annual Outstanding Mother Awards Bow in New York

When it comes to balancing one’s career and motherhood, the consensus at the event was that it’s a big myth.

clock May 10, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Johan Lindeberg and Kim Sion Host Dinner in London

It may have been a schlep to the depths of Haggerston for some, but it was worth it to sample Danny and Keiran Clancy’s hospitality at Beagle.

clock May 10, 2013Julia Neel

Bangladeshi firefighters attempt to extinguish a blaze at a garment factory in Dhaka.

Government and Trade

Reform Calls Mount After Another Bangladesh Tragedy

A factory fire in the Mirpur district of Dhaka killed eight people late Wednesday, while the number of deaths in the Savar building collapse rose to 950.

clock May 10, 2013John Zarocostas and Mayu Saini

Media

Vanity Fair Lands John Galliano Interview

Details have been kept under wraps and not much is known about the interview, which will run in the July issue, beyond its broad scope.

clock May 10, 2013Erik Maza

Media

Tory Burch Speaks at Forbes Women’s Summit

Speaking with Moira Forbes, president and publisher of Forbes Woman, the designer said she never expected to have the kind of success her company has enjoyed.

clock May 10, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

BCBG Max Azria Group Wins Trademark Suit in L.A.

The April 29 judgment states that Stretta can no longer legally produce garments resembling Léger’s trademark bandage dresses and ordered it to pay damages.

clock May 10, 2013Marcy Medina

Oscar de la Renta and Pamela Love

Fashion Scoops

Pamela Love and Oscar de la Renta: Fast Friends

An impromptu introduction occurred on Wednesday in Industria’s Studio 2 in New York, at a shoot for WWD’s upcoming CFDA Awards special section.

clock May 10, 2013Bridget Foley

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein’s Independent Filmmaker Project Party Returning to Cannes

A fitting lineup of partygoers is on tap for Thursday’s event.

clock May 10, 2013WWD Staff

Media

Sheryl Sandberg’s Newest ‘Lean In’ Devotee Is Bonnie Fuller

The editor participated in a talk for the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York Professional Women’s Philanthropy on Tuesday.

clock May 10, 2013Erik Maza

Reed Krakoff

Fashion Scoops

Bergdorf’s Celebrates Reed Krakoff’s New Photography Book

“Women in Art: Figures of Influence” is a collection of black-and-white portraits of today’s top female figureheads of the art world.

clock May 10, 2013Taylor Harris

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 21hKristi Ellis

Social Studies