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Prada IPO Said to Raise $2.6 Billion Ahead of Listing

Prada

  Hong Kong—Italian luxurygoods conglomerate Prada SpA may raise some $2.6 billion in its initial public offerings on the … [Read more...]

Forbes Galleries Feature Hudson Valley Jewelry Designers

Forbes Galleries' Queen Anne's lace with bones and needles by Jennifer Trask

With “Jewelers of the Hudson Valley,” The Forbes Galleries will highlight the skill and talent of numerous jewelry designers as … [Read more...]

Charmant Creates 100th Anniversary Trussardi Sunglasses

Trussardi Sunglass

Morris Plains, NJ--Italian fashion house Trussardi turns 100 this year and those who attend the festivities in Florence (or just … [Read more...]

May Same Store Sales Increase Albeit Modestly

May Sales

Washington—May retail sales rose again last month, but less than retail analysts had hoped as rising costs and gasoline prices may … [Read more...]

Charming Shoppes in Q1 profit surge

Charming Shoppes Logo

Bensalem, PA--Charming Shoppes Inc. said Thursday that it had earned $26 million during its first quarter, a surge from $3.9 … [Read more...]

“Queen Beads:” Carved Pearl Collectible Beads

Queen Beads carved pearl beads

San Dimas, CA—You don’t have to be royalty to own Queen Beads, the new hand-carved pearl beads that are the latest evolution in … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q1 Profit Hindered by Tax Expenses

Vera Bradley Summer 2011

Fort Wayne, IN—Despite a 19% increase in sales, Vera Bradley Inc. reported Wednesday a decline in its first quarter profit as … [Read more...]

Yeardley Smith Launches Upscale Footwear Line

Yeardley Smith's Marchez Vous Valentine style

Los Angeles--Upon meeting Yeardley Smith, you feel like you know her from somewhere. Maybe you recognize her voice (she’s been the … [Read more...]

BaselWorld: Sparkle Plenty

Stephen Webster crystal haze black opal 18K pendant

Luxury may be back but jewelry designers and watchmakers are keeping an eye on the bottom line. Jeff Prine ticks off As the … [Read more...]

Danica Patrick, the Face for William Rast Sunwear

Danica Patrick

Los Angeles—It’s a week for wins at William Rast, the apparel and accessories company begun in 2005 by singer Justin Timberlake … [Read more...]

Woman Sues Chanel After Getting Diamond Ring Stuck

Chanel store

File this one under “Oh no she di’int!” Here’s something we’ve all joked about but hopefully never experienced—at least not in … [Read more...]

Lodis Adds Belts to Growing Accessories

Lodis

Culver City, CA--Lodis, known for its wallets and more recently, its handbags and tech accessories, has added belts to its … [Read more...]