Alibaba’s Challenge: Fighting Counterfeits

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Overview

As Alibaba faces continued criticism from regulators in China and the United States over its business practices, analysts say it could be challenging for the e-commerce giant to overcome some problems, particularly what appears to be an endemic presence of counterfeits and gray-market products on its consumer-to-consumer marketplace platform, Taobao.com.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Alibaba Faces Challenges in Fixing Counterfeit Problem

Analysts say it could be challenging for the e-commerce giant to overcome some problems.

clock April 20, 2015Lara Farrar

Thakoon, Kohl’s

Retail

Kohl’s Taps Thakoon for DesigNation Collection

The misses’ apparel collection and accessories will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and kohls.com beginning this fall.

clock April 20, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Fire Safety on Radar for Mark Chubb

Accord's new fire chief implementing reforms.

clock April 16, 2015Mayu Saini

"We had a Ferrari, it just needed to be driven." — Valentina Soster, creative director of Benetton, on the company's restyled women's collections.

Retail

Benetton Gives $1.1M to Rana Plaza Fund

The Italian clothing company has committed to paying double the amount independent assessors say it owes.

clock April 17, 2015Cynthia Martens

Kelly Ripa with the wave of orchids behind her at the memorial service for Dr. Fredric Brandt.

Human Resources

Friends, Colleagues Bid a Poignant Goodbye to Dr. Fredric Brandt

A memorial service was held at Lincoln Center for Dr. Fredric Brandt, the dermatologist to the stars.

clock April 16, 2015Pete Born and Anna Dysinger

Vera Wang

Human Resources

Carlos Falchi Memorial Held

Vera Wang, Ron Frasch, Mindy Grossman, Fern Mallis and Kay Unger were among the well-wishers at tonight's memorial service for Carlos Falchi at Urban Zen.

clock April 16, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

A. Alfred Taubman

Human Resources

Mall Developer Alfred Taubman Dies

Major real estate and society figure was 91.

clock April 18, 2015David Moin

InTurn

Financial

InTurn Attracts High-Profile Investors

The new platform has attracted some high-profile industry investors — Ken Seiff, founder of Bluefly, and Silas Chou, who backed the Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger businesses.

clock April 17, 2015David Moin

Poppy Delevingne

Human Resources

Poppy Delevingne Named Jo Malone London Ambassador

Delevingne will promote the British brand globally.

clock April 17, 2015Samantha Conti

Chris Evert wearing Chrissie by Tail.

Activewear

Chris Evert Launches Tennis Line With Tail

The collection is aimed at women over 30.

clock April 20, 2015Sharon Edelson

Helen Lee Schifter

Parties

New Yorkers for Children Holds Annual Spring Dinner

Season two of E!’s reality show “House of DVF” was well under way, and everyone at the event had been unwittingly cast as extras.

clock April 17, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Woody Allen on Modern Dance and Museums

During the YAGP intermission, the director chatted with fans of his own genre.

clock April 19, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Emilio Pucci

Fashion Scoops

Emilio Pucci Opens Store in Miami Design District

Pucci’s famed Torre print, originally designed in 1966, embellishes the entire facade.

clock April 20, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Cara Delevingne in Burberry.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Hits Hollywood

To fete the opening of its Rodeo Drive flagship, Burberry brought a massive dose of British flavor to one of Hollywood’s most iconic locations, Griffith Observatory.

clock April 17, 2015Marcy Medina

Media

Graydon Carter Reportedly Eyeing Several Documentary Projects

Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter is looking to get into the documentary game.

clock April 20, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Charlotte Olympia, Roger Vivier

Accessory Trends

Fall 2015 Accessories Trend: Kitschy Business

Accessories designers had fun for fall, creating these sure-fire Conversation starters.

clock April 20, 2015Roxanne Robinson

The Cover of High Times.

Media

High Times Petitions to Free Jailed Non-Violent Marijuana Users

In order to fete April 20 — aka National Marijuana Day — High Times magazine will do more than spark up a few joints.

clock April 20, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Nick Wooster, Shanghai,

Fashion Features

Nick Wooster in Shanghai for Wooster + Lardini Launch

Wooster appeared in-store for a day of style consulting and meet-and-greets.

clock April 20, 2015Cindy Kuan

Sarah Jessica Parker

Footwear

Sarah Jessica Parker, Zappos Couture Team on Exclusive Line

Expect nothing short of sparkle and glam out of Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest business move.

clock April 17, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao

Eye

Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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