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Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Changes in Apparel Rules in TPP Talks

TPP Talks

Washington–As the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks continue in Lima, Peru this week, 30 members of the … [Read more...]

Coach Q1 Sales, Profit Beat Expectations in U.S., International

Gwyneth Paltrow, the face for Coach in its Fall ad campaign

New York--Coach Inc. reported today that its first quarter profit rose 14% as demand for its handbags and leathergoods increased … [Read more...]

VF Lifts Forecast as Q3 Profit, Sales Jump

Timberland Fall/Winter 2011

Greensboro, NC—Reporting "little evidence" that the global economic situation is hurting sales at its North Face, Nautica and … [Read more...]

“Pierced” Sunglasses Highlight Mikli Collaboration

Alain Mikli/Delfina Delettrez pierced sunglasses

Rome--Ever think to pierce your sunglasses? No? Well, that’s what we have designers for… to imagine the unimagineable.French … [Read more...]

Todd Reed Wins 2nd “Best of Show” at Spectrum Awards

Best of Show: Todd Reed's gem laden Buddha locket

Dallas—For a second year in a row, jewelry designer Todd Reed won top honors at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)’s annual … [Read more...]

Luxottica Q3 Profit Up 10% on Sales Rise

Ray Ban Never Hide Campaign

Milan—Luxottica Group S.p.A. reported today that its third quarter income rose 9.1% as sales continued strong across North America … [Read more...]

Ready for Your Dragon Tattoo?

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo character poster

Los Angeles--You’ve all read the book (as in All. Of. You.), now you’re all going to see the movie.With the American version … [Read more...]

Online Sales to Drive Holiday Shipments to Record Levels

FedEx Holiday 2011 Forecast

Memphis, TN—With more consumers than ever poised to shop online during the holiday season this year, FedEx predicted today a 12% … [Read more...]

H&M Releases Versace Collaboration Pics

Two-tone leggings: not for the wallflower

Stockholm--Expect some seriously long lines at the debut of the Versace for H&M collaboration, which hits select U.S. stores … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Renames “Navajo” Items after Causing Offense

This Urban Outfitters flask is now called "printed" instead of "Navajo"

Flagstaff, AZ--When an ethnic group becomes a fashion adjective, prepare for backlash.There’s a current fashion trend that is … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Applaud As Obama Signs 3 Free Trade Agreements

President Obama with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea during Lee’s State Visit last week. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington--President Barack Obama signed off today on three long-standing free trade agreements, deals with South Korea, Colombia … [Read more...]

Be Creative, “Rock Your Socks” Today!

A Rock Your Socks Off Facebook fan submitted her hosiery style

New York—Today’s a day when you don’t have to step along with the crowd, beat to the same drummer, or fall into line.Instead, … [Read more...]