British luxury brand group A&G, whose brand portfolio include Asprey and Garrard, said sales in the fiscal year ending March 31 rose 59 percent to GBP 31 million from GBP 17 million. Despite reports in the U.S. of struggles at the luxury firm, the company said in a statement Friday that it remains […]

Sales at Burberry were flat during the second half, the firm said today, but it forecast full-year profit growth of at least 15 per cent. The firm, which sells its products through its own stores and other retailers, said total sales in the first six months of the year rose 2 per cent to £368 […]

Manzanita Capital, the London-based private equity fund, has purchased the privately owned French scent and candle company Diptyque for an undisclosed sum. Manzanita said in a statement last Friday it planned to build Diptyque through its existing points of sale and fortify the infrastructure of the […]

Since Demi Moore and her boyfriend Ashton Kutcher were spotted having dinner withDonatella Versace and Mario Testino in London's V restaurant last week, rumour has it that she will be replacing Madonna as the face of Versace. It is also rumoured that Demi is pregnant with Ashton's child. Whether any […]

The British maternity clothing label Isabella Oliver has reported an increase in sales of over GBP 1.5 million in its first year of business. The company was founded by the former head designer at Victoria's Secret, Vanessa Knox-Brien and by Baujken de Swaan, a marketeer in de consumer goods sector. […]

American couture house Bill Blass is rumoured to be for sale. Since the designer retired in 1999, there have been rumours of unrest as the house went through four different designers in quick succession. The first to go was Yvonne Miller, who had previously been Blass's muse and head of the public relations […]

It's officially spring and we all know what that means. New outfits and new, flirty shoes are just waiting to be worn. This season's shoes are inpired by the groovy 70s and the roaring 20s. Bertie is offering 70s style clogs and T-bar dance shoes in gold, silver and black. Secondhand shops usually have […]

It's always a good thing in business to stick to what you know. That is what pop diva Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles must have thought when they decided that their fashion label, House of Dereon, would provide exclusive wardrobes for the members of Beyonce's female group, Destiny's Child, for their […]

British apparel firm Marchpole Holdings plc has announced that it has agreed to three significant contracts for their Jean Charles de Castelbajac (JCC) business. The company has extended its design agreement with Itochu for a further six years, from 2005 to 2011. Itochu manufacture, wholesale and retail […]

Retail tycoon Philip Green has wasted no time in overhauling the mess at his latest acquisition, fashion chain Etam UK. The Monaco-based owner of Bhs and Arcadia spent his first day of ownership going through the ranges at Etam's Oxford Street HQ. Green said Etam had struggled because "the product is […]

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