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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

Nordstrom Steps Up Rollout of Topshop

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Overview

Nordstrom Inc. is ready to blow out its Topshop partnership — and it could prove to be the model for other brand deals.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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On Zushi Beach an hour south of Tokyo.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Zushi Beach, Japan

Japan isn’t exactly a nation of sun worshippers. But on Zushi Beach, there are die-hard beachgoers for whom no tan is too dark and no bikini too tiny.

clock August 21, 2013Amanda Kaiser

The Gant Rugger store on Beak Street in London.

Human Resources

Gant Appoints Global Marketing Director

Caroline Roth joins sportswear firm from Polo Ralph Lauren.

clock August 26, 2013Miles Socha

Industrial Revolution II workers

Government and Trade

A Revolutionary Factory Opens in Haiti

Industrial Revolution II aims to be a model of corporate social responsibility, while answering the call for aiding the beleaguered Caribbean nation.

clock August 26, 2013Arthur Friedman

Sydney Albertini

People

Sydney Albertini Talks FiveStory Collaboration

The artist will launch a 27-piece lineup for the Upper East Side boutique next month.

clock August 26, 2013Taylor Harris

Bill Ackman

Retail

William Ackman to Bail Out of Penney’s

The activist investor arranged on Monday to sell his 39.1 million shares in a stock offering being underwritten by Citigroup.

clock August 26, 2013Evan Clark

Kat Von D

Financial

Kat Von D Tops Stylophane Report

The color cosmetics brand, which is exclusive to Sephora, has the most engaged Facebook consumers of 350 ranked beauty brands.

clock August 26, 2013Julie Naughton

Milly's nylon and elastane top and skirt. Hadria by Adrianna Beer necklaces and bracelets.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Gallery Girl

Abstract painterly prints gave the season’s collections a colorful, contemporary art touch.

clock August 27, 2013Mayte Allende

Textiles

The Fiber Price Sheet: August 27, 2013

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock August 27, 2013WWD Staff

The sixth-floor men’s department in Barneys New York's Madison Avenue flagship.

Retail

Barneys Continues Madison Ave. Makeover

The upscale retailer over the weekend completed the renovation of the sixth-floor men’s department, as well as an expanded made-to-measure department.

clock August 27, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Ready To Wear

VF Corp. to Launch Trio of Innovation Hubs

Centers dedicated to new frontiers in technical apparel, jeans and footwear will open during the first half of 2014.

clock August 27, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Retail

Averyl Oates to Join Galeries Lafayette

She has been named fashion director and deputy commercial director within the group’s department stores division, a newly created role.

clock August 27, 2013Julia Neel

Bloomingdale's headed to the U.K. to shoot trend catalogues for fall.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Launching British Promotion

As a part of “Brit Style,” a creative team from the retailer swept across the U.K. to shoot the Best of Men’s and Young Men’s trend catalogues for fall.

clock August 27, 2013Samantha Conti

Topshop at Nordstrom in Dadeland Mall.

Retail

Nordstrom Steps Up Rollout of Topshop

The upscale department store is ready to blow out its Topshop partnership — and it could prove to be the model for other brand deals.

clock August 27, 2013David Moin

Joe Zee and Zac Posen in the Sundance Channel original series "Revealing."

Media

Joe Zee Series to Debut on Sundance Channel

“Revealing: Extravagance,” the first of four specials, airs Sept. 20 at 10 p.m.

clock August 27, 2013Sharon Edelson

A shot from the video teaser featuring Hailey Gates inside the Galeries Lafayette

Media

Galeries Lafayette Planning Paris Fashion Week Stunt

On Sept. 24, graffiti artist André Saraiva will rope down the facade of the flagship to tag a giant billboard designed by Jean-Paul Goude.

clock August 27, 2013Laure Guilbault

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Editing List of NYFW Invitees

For his spring show on Sept. 10, he will stage a single show with a maximum capacity of 350.

clock August 27, 2013Bridget Foley

Chris Hemsworth in the film “Rush.”

Fashion Scoops

Ferragamo Sponsoring London Screening of ‘Rush’

An after party for Ron Howard’s Formula One biopic is expected to draw the cast, the director and around 1,200 guests.

clock August 27, 2013Luisa Zargani

Michele Bohbot

Fashion Scoops

Bisou Bisou Launches in India

To mark the debut, designer Michele Bohbot organized a fashion show in Mumbai, appeared in stores and spoke at Indian fashion universities.

clock August 27, 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 December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies