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Ferragamo First Half Profit Jumps 81%

From Ferragamo's fall ad campaign

Florence, Italy—Salvatore Ferragamo reported today that its first half profit jumped 81% thanks to improved sales and its … [Read more...]

Tiffany Q2 Profit Up 16% Bolstered by Demand in China

Atlas open pendant in 18K white gold with diamonds

New York—Citing continued strong demand in China, Tiffany & Co. today reported that its second quarter profit rose 16%. Sales … [Read more...]

No “Teen Slump” at Gap Inc., Profits Rise 25%

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San Francisco—Bucking the “teen slump” that plagued many of its competitors last quarter, Gap Inc. reported Thursday that its … [Read more...]

Study: TPP Would Not Harm U.S. Footwear Companies

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Washington—Member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would gain market share at the expense of footwear suppliers in … [Read more...]

Li & Fung First Half Profit Falls 70% with “Sluggish” U.S. Market

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Hong Kong—Li & Fung Ltd., which is billed as the largest supplier of clothes and toys to retailers, reported Monday that its … [Read more...]

Asia to Account for More Than 50% of Luxury Market in 10 Years

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London—Although some earnings reports from major luxury conglomerates have indicated a slowing in sales of luxurygoods, Asian … [Read more...]

Swatch Group Half Year Profit Up; Optimistic for 2nd Half

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Zurich—Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch manufacturer, today reported that its first half profit increased more than 6% to … [Read more...]

By 2025, India, China Apparel Markets to Exceed U.S., Europe

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Haryana, India—For decades the United States and Europe have dominated the consumer fashion scene with their powerhouse economies. … [Read more...]

Nike Q4 Surprises with Profit Up 22% on Strong Sales

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Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Thursday a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings thanks to strong sales in North America and … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must Reads from the Web

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New York—Legal issues have their ups and downs—no where was that fact highlighted more than in the past week. For fashion brands … [Read more...]

HUE Plans Retail Partnership in China

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New York—HUE, the fashion legwear brand, announced it will expand its global footprint to into China, the world’s second largest … [Read more...]

Chinese Invent “Anti-Pervert” Hairy Stockings?

Image from Sina Weibo supposedly showing "anti-pervert hairy stockings"

Shanghai—Here’s the latest in hosiery that seems better suited to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” than most retail … [Read more...]