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Burberry 1st Quarter Sales Up 24%

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LONDON--Burberry Group Plc got off to a strong start to its financial year. The 154-year-old luxury goods company--famous for its … [Read more...]

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Despite all the beautiful clutches, evening bags and handbags out there, sometimes a gal just wants to go bag-free, put her arms … [Read more...]

Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

Vittorio Tabacchi, president of ANFAO (the Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers) steamrolls counterfeit goods

Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.”In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National … [Read more...]

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

New York--Avon Products Inc. agreed today to buy Silpada Designs, a direct seller of sterling silver jewelry, for $650 million, to … [Read more...]

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

London—Bulgari unveiled today its latest “it” handbag, named for actress/model Isabella Rossellini, who collaborated with the … [Read more...]

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Burleigh Heads, Queensland--Australian surf and skate apparel firm Billabong International Limited plans to buy and expand RVCA, … [Read more...]

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Who hasn't found their favorite jeans or slacks dragging on the ground when they switched their 4-inch wedges to ballet flats? … [Read more...]

Mastercard Index Reports Modest June Sales

The SpendingPulse June report found luxurygoods sales fell 3.9% as stock market fluctuations caused affluent consumers to hold back on their spending

Purchase, NY—In its monthly report on consumer spending at retail, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse reports that sales increased … [Read more...]

LF USA Buys Cipriani; Forms An Entertainment Branding Co.

Michael Kors merchandise by Cipriani Accessories

New York– LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based multinational Li & Fung Limited, a global consumer goods exporter with 80 … [Read more...]

Tandy Leather Factory Reports 11% June Increase

Do-it-yourself leathercraft kits are staple bestsellers at Tandy Leather Factory's both for hobbyists and manufacturers

Fort Worth—The success of belts and other leathergoods in general is evident at Tandy Leather Factory Inc. which this week … [Read more...]

Heat Wave Warmed Retail Sales?

Apparel sales may have wilted during this week's heat wave, but casual footwear and hats sales were on the rise.

New York—The record breaking heat wave that hit most of the Northeast United States this week had another effect besides pushing … [Read more...]

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See the world through rose colored glasses this fall—(chic aviators at that) all while giving back and supporting a meaningful … [Read more...]