It obviously isn't enough to have your own talkshow, a production company and a prominent place on Forbes' 500 list. The most powerful woman in America, Oprah Winfrey, has reportedly been refused entry to the Hermes store in Paris. According to a source said that Winfrey was turned away […]

Massimo Gatti is to sell his cashmere business, Orwell, to fashion group Mariella Burani. According to, the Italian entrepreneur has signed a letter of intent concerning the sale. In turn, Gatti will buy a stake in Mariella Burani through his financial business, Sunrise. Italian designer, […]

The tabloids have been having a field day speculating whether Brad Pitt has hooked up with Mr and Mrs Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. Some cite the sexy star as the cause of his split from Jennifer Aniston. Whatever the truth may be, trendy LA boutique has decided to profit from the marital discord, selling […]

British department store operator House of Fraser Plc today reported that its like-for-like sales had dropped 3.2 per cent. The decrease is the first in the 19-week period since the start of the financial year. The gross margin rate has also dropped. In a statement the company said: "Trading conditions […]

The clothing label and tag maker SML Europe Limited has aquired STR Gresham, reports The acquisition will strengthen the companies' branding and packaging capabilities in the UK and Europe. Following the acquisition, the new merged company will go by the name SML Gresham. Both businesses […]

Yesterday the new creative director of womenswear for Gucci, Frida Giannini, revealed her first solo effort. The new cruise collection for 2006 was, by all accounts, a hit and proved that the Gucci girl remains sexy. The show was heald at the Gagosian Gallery in New York in the searing heat, but the […]

Tommy Hilfiger has reported that its pretax profit has fallen 45.9 per cent during the financial year 2004/5. The company's net income for the year dropped from GBP 93 million the year before to GBP 50 million. Hilfiger cites a decline in orders from US department stores as the cause for the drop. However, […]

For 22 years Kelly Gray has been the face of California-based fashion house, St John. Relinquishing that role to continue acting as creative designer for the label, she makes way for ubermodel Gisele "the body" Bundchen. St John's new ceo, Richard Cohen, said that the firm's choice for Gisele was a […]

New York based designer Vera Wang was named Womenswear Designer of the Year during the 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards. The annual event was held in New York Public Library with a myriad of celebrities in attendance, like Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes, Claire Danes, David Bowie and Iman, Heidi Klum, Mandy Moore, […]

A Mini Cooper decorated the Versace way - with a baroque leaf and blossom pattern - is set to be sold on Internet auction site eBay on the 20th of June. Bidding for the Limited Edition Mini will start at one Euro. The auction will run for ten days and all proceeds from the sale of the car will go towards […]

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