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Week in Review: 10 Must Knows

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Somewhat of a buying splurge has been going on in the fashion industry. Companies, some already huge such as Hanesbrands, are becoming more so by purchasing large companies that fill a niche that don’t already have. Hanesbrands acquired a Western European business when it acquires DBApparel, a Paris-based company …

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Richemont: Net-a-Porter is Not for Sale

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

Bellevue, Switzerland—Cie. Financiere Richemont SA, the luxurygoods conglomerate that owns Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and Montblanc among others, today denied its Net-a-Porter luxury website was for sale. “Richemont has a long-standing policy of not commenting on market rumors. Exceptionally in this case, Richemont …

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“Hunger Games” Sequel Inspires Fashion Collection at Net-a-Porter

In Marketing, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York/Santa Monica, CA—One of this fall’s most highly anticipated movie sequels, “The Hunger Fames: Catching Fire” will have its own luxury apparel and accessories collection on sale exclusively at Net-a-Porter. The film, the second installment of Lionsgate’s blockbuster “The Hunger Games” franchise, is scheduled to open Nov. 22, but …

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Richemont Q3 Sales Up 23%

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Geneva—Although Richemont reported today a 23% increase in its third quarter sales, the company cautioned that its fourth quarter would be tougher due to the strong Swiss Franc and higher prior year comparatives. Richemont, which owns Cartier, Montblanc, Van Cleef & Arpels among others, reported that Asian demand for its …