Milan is hosting another blistering week of fashion. This time it's the men's turn, with summer 2006 styles on the brain and on the catwalk. The week opened on Sunday with a risqué Dolce & Gabbana show promoting a new look at their downtown Milan headquarters. Tops were tight and bottoms […]

Department store chain House of Fraser has decided to purchase rival James Beattie for GBP 69.4 million in an effort to boost its presence in the UK. In a statement on Tuesday, House of Fraser revealed that it will pay 168 pence per share for Beattie. Beattie shares rose 10.9 per cent to 162.5 pence […]

Burberry's menswear show has been heralded the best of Milan Fashion Week. Christopher Bailey took homage to 60s London - an era of inspiration for many designers - and showed a collection mixing military styling, youthful silhouettes and aristocratic undertones. The essence of what Burberry is was […]

Sporting goods retailer Nike Inc reported a double-digit increase in revenues for the fiscal year 2005. Earnings per share were up 28 per cent to $ 4,48 (GBP 2,46) and worldwide futures orders increased by 9.5 per cent. Earnings for the fiscal year 2005 were up 12 per cent to $13.7 billion, compared […]

Katie Holmes is the new darling of Hollywood and the fashion world. Ever since the former Dawson's Creek actress emerged from teenybopper fame and started dating megastar Tom Cruise, Holmes can do no wrong. Now that Cruise is her fiancé, her popularity stock has soared and leading designers are […]

Rumour has it that Sean 'P Diddy' Combs is hoping to convince Penelope Cruz to be the face of his new womenswear line, Sean by Sean Combs. The new ad campaign is planned for the autumn of this year. According to Women's Wear Daily, sources close to P Diddy assert that he is very close to signing Cruz […]

A number of high-street fashion chains have opted to go on seasonal sale early this year in a bid to shake shoppers out of their torpor and shift summer stock. Bargain-conscious consumers have been anticipating keen discounts because a combination of poor weather and, in some cases, mis-judged fashion […]

Tamara Mellon has proved once again what a good businesswoman she is. The president of Jimmy Choo has come out with a new coffee table book that gives new meaning to the term. The book features supermodels and celebrities posing naked, wearing only Cartier diamonds and Jimmy Choo heels. The "Four Inches" […]

Purchasers of counterfeit designer goods are now being given on-the-spot fines of € 10,000 (GBP 6,624) on the Italian riviera. Three tourists were handed the fines as part of a crack-down on illegal street trading in the seaside resort of Ventimigila. According to the Telegraph, the […]

Department store group Beales has seen concerns over its pension liabilities deter potential bidders and confirmed that it has ended talks with a potential bidder for the business. Beales said in February that it had received a preliminary approach. Beales said that those talks did not progress to detailed […]

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