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Week in Review: Top 10 Online Articles

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New York—Mentoring, partnerships and collaborations. They were a chief topic in fashion industry news this week. Topping the list is the high/low combination of shoe designer Brian Atwood and footwear entrepreneur Steve Madden who announced they bought the Brian Atwood brand and assets. Atwood himself remains as chief creative officer …

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Movado Group Q2 Profit, Sales Jump

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Paramus, NJ—Movado Group, Inc. today reported that improved operating margins and a 17% increase in sales helped it achieve a 55% increase in its second quarter profit. After beating analysts’ estimates, the watch company raised its fiscal full year earnings and sales forecasts. For the quarter ended July 31, Movado …

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BaselWorld: The Big are Getting Even Bigger

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Basel, Switzerland—Although BaselWorld 2012 drew only 1% more buyers this year—some 104,300 from more than 100 countries, show officials said—the mood was all about getting bigger. The 40th world watch and jewelry show, which ended Thursday, was about bigger sales in Asia, particularly Greater China, and Russia; plans for bigger …

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BaselWorld: Sparkle Plenty

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Luxury may be back but jewelry designers and watchmakers are keeping an eye on the bottom line. Jeff Prine ticks off As the world’s largest watch and jewelry trade show ended, officials and some leading watch brands at BaselWorld were quick to declare this year’s successful show as a sign that “the …

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BaselWorld: Sparkling at the End of the Tunnel

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Facing a more austere consumer, the world’s leading jewelry and watch brands aim for forward-fashion styling while keeping pricepoints in check. Jeff Prine takes a loupe Basel, Switzerland—Many of the glimmers found in the jewelry halls at Basel World 2010 had more to do with hope than diamonds or gemstones this …