Japan


Hermès Q2 Sales Slow, Hit by Currency Exchanges

"Once upon a time in the Wild West of Paris"...Hermès interprets Western

Paris— Hermès International SCA reported today that its second quarter sales trailed estimates as the weakness of the yen and a … [Read more...]

Hermès Q1 Sales Up 14.7%, Ahead of Forecasts

Chaîne d’ancre, Initiale, Parade, Osmose, Etcaetera from Hermes' silver jewelry collection

Paris—Strong demand for its fashions and luxury leathergoods gave Hermès a strong start. In its first quarter sales report, the … [Read more...]

Fast Retailing Lowers Annual Profit Forecast as Costs Mount

"Tee Time" at Fast Retailing's Uniqlo stores

Tokyo—Fast Retailing Co., billed as Asia’s biggest fashion retailer, today lowered its annual profit forecast, citing increasing … [Read more...]

Hermès’ 2013 Profit a Record, But Faces Weakening Yen Ahead

From Hermes' Fall/Winter collection presented last month at Paris Fashion Week

Paris—Hermès International SCA said today its 2013 profit margin hit an record high but the luxurygoods house expects this year’s … [Read more...]

Ferragamo Posts 9% Sales Increase for 2013

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Milan— Salvatore Ferragamo SpA said Thursday its 2013 sales rose 9% compared with the previous year as all categories except … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Outlines Global Growth Plans, Including Old Navy Franchises

Old Navy

San Francisco—In its bid to move from being “America-centric” to “global-centric,” Gap Inc. plans to step up international … [Read more...]

Fred Segal Expanding California Lifestyle Brand to Japan

Fred Segal store

New York and Tokyo—Fred Segal stores—long  icons of Southern California culture—are about to be big in Japan. Brand building … [Read more...]

Kate Spade to Add New “Younger” Brand Next Spring

kate spade saturday

New York—Wouldn’t it be great if every day were Saturday? Sleeping late, hanging with pals, casual dressing? Well, kate spade new … [Read more...]

Uniqlo Parent Books 32% Rise in Profit, Plans $12.8 Billion in Sales

Inside Uniqlo's megastore on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Yamaguchi, Japan—Fast Retailing Co., the company behind the fast growing Uniqlo stores, said today that it is well on its way to … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Asian Influences

From left: Emilio Pucci (Milan Fashion Week), Etro (Milan), Prada (Milan)

Fashion Week Spring 2013—Designers are definitely having an Asian moment, sending silky, shiny fabrics with floral prints and … [Read more...]

Strong North American Sales Boost Coach’s Q2 Profit

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow appears again in Coach's spring ad campaign

New York—Strong sales across North America helped bump up Coach’s second quarter profit by 15%, ahead of expectations. For the … [Read more...]

Skechers Q3 Profit, Sales Decline as Toning Footwear Sales Fall

"Dancing with the Stars" host Brooke Burke appears in Skechers' fall ad campaign

Manhattan Beach, CA—Despite reporting a sharp decline in demand for its toning footwear, Skechers USA Inc. posted Wednesday a … [Read more...]