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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 24hAmanda 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

Juicy Couture Founders Seeking Way Back Home

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Overview

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor have been reaching out to private equity firms, looking for someone to help them buy back Juicy from Fifth & Pacific Cos., according to financial sources.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Products

Korres Puts Renewed Focus on U.S.

Having made plans to end the brand’s licensing agreement with Johnson & Johnson, George Korres is back in the U.S. and he is brimming with ambitious plans.

clock July 9, 2013Pete Born

Zumiez

Financial

Comp Store Sales: Sluggish Start for Summer Sales in June

Stores overcame a slow start and most ended the month with decent gains as promotions and summery weather helped stoke consumer interest.

clock July 11, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Kate Bosworth and?Michael Polish?

Fashion Scoops

Levi’s 501 Gets Bookish

The denim label published a photo book to help celebrate its 140th birthday.

clock July 11, 2013Laure Guilbault

Origins has opened its first department store counter in Mexico.

Skin Care

Origins Expanding Into Mexico

The brand made its debut in the Polanco flagship of the Liverpool department store chain, situated in the heart of Mexico City.

clock July 11, 2013Pete Born

Body mists from Essence of Beauty.

Fragrance

CVS Focusing on Fragrance

Come September, the retailer will beef up its home brand Essence of Beauty with a collection of bath and body products.

clock July 11, 2013Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

House Passes Scaled-Back Farm Bill

Revised measure faces a veto threat from the White House because it eliminates nutrition and food stamp programs.

clock July 11, 2013Kristi Ellis

The Invictus bottle.

Designer and Luxury

Paco Rabanne’s Invictus Scent Plays on Victory

The fragrance bottle is in the shape of a trophy, and wings (of victory) appear on the scent’s outer box.

clock July 12, 2013Jennifer Weil

An image from the Rouge fragrance ad campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Rihanna’s Self-Portrait in ‘Rogue’ Ads

A shot from the advertising campaign for her new fall fragrance shows the singer looking contemplative with a half-shaved hairstyle and glowing skin.

clock July 11, 2013Belisa Silva

Jay-Z and Marina Abramovic

Parties

Jay-Z Goes Performance Artist for Latest Video

The rapper performed his new single for six hours at Pace Gallery on Wednesday afternoon.

clock July 11, 2013Matthew Lynch

Rose Marie Bravo and Fabrizio Freda

Beauty Features

Fabrizio Freda Talks at FGI Tastemaker Series

The president and chief executive officer of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. was interviewed by Rose Marie Bravo in front of 142 people.

clock July 12, 2013Pete Born

Killer Queen fragrance

Fragrance

Katy Perry’s Royal Turn: Killer Queen

The singer discusses her career, fashion ambitions and her new fragrance with new scent partner Coty Inc. due out in August.

clock July 12, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Emelia Fabricant is reengineering the look of Aéropostale.

Fashion Features

Activewear Latest Step in Aéropostale Revamp

Retailer has launched an activewear line called Live Love Dream and is reengineering its overall collection to reconnect with teens.

clock July 12, 2013David Moin

Intimates

Nicholas Brooks Guilty in Sylvie Cachay Murder

The swimwear designer’s former boyfriend is expected to be sentenced Aug. 26 and could face up to life in prison.

clock July 12, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor

Mergers and Acquisitions

Juicy Founders Look to Buy Back Brand

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor have been reaching out to private equity firms, looking for help acquiring the brand from Fifth & Pacific Cos.

clock July 12, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Mick Jagger performing on tour wearing the gorilla coat.

People

Mick Jagger’s Hot Frocks

The Rolling Stones’ frontman and L’Wren Scott talk about her designs for the last two dates of the band’s tour.

clock July 12, 2013Samantha Conti

Claire’s website.

Media

Sailor Brinkley Following in Mom’s Footsteps

The 15-year-old is appearing in her first advertising campaign for accessories chain Claire’s.

clock July 12, 2013Sharon Edelson

Media

Holland & Holland Holding ‘Christmas in July’ Media Event

Lest doubt remained, the commercial secularization of Christmas is complete.

clock July 12, 2013WWD Staff

Lily Aldridge in the XOXO ad campaign.

Media

Lily Aldridge the Face of New XOXO Campaign

The ads feature the 27-year-old model in various sexy outfits with the words “Hugs and Kisses XOXO, Lily Aldridge.”

clock July 12, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

American Eagle to Join IndustriALL Bangladesh Accord

Retailer has chosen not to side with the majority of its U.S. counterparts in addressing safety issues in Bangladesh’s garment industry.

clock July 12, 2013Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

The Limited Sets Promotion for 50th Anniversary

The retailer is celebrating the milestone by donating a portion of sales of commemorative items to Dress for Success.

clock July 12, 2013Sharon Edelson

Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville.

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone Designers Share Fashion Fund Memories

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, who were finalists in 2006, hosted the announcement of this year’s final 10 at their studio in the Meatpacking District.

clock July 12, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Andrew Lauren Fronts for Purple Label Men’s Campaign

The fall images mark the second time Ralph Lauren’s oldest son has been in one of his father’s campaigns.

clock July 12, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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