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Prada Strikes New 'Normal' for Men's Fall 2017

Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.

clock 23hSamantha Conti


Carolina Herrera Names Emilie Rubinfeld President

Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.

clock January 13, 2017Jessica Iredale


Luxottica and Essilor Merge to Create $16B Eyewear Giant

The combined eyewear powerhouse will have annual sales of more than 15 billion euros.

clock 11hLuisa Zargani



Most European Stock Markets Dip

Retail and luxury stocks put an uneven show in early afternoon trading on Monday.

clock 7hLorelei Marfil

A Hugo Boss window display.


Hugo Boss Upbeat on 2016 Targets as Q4 Improves

The troubled German group now expects 2016 operating profit to fall at the lower end of its forecast range.

clock 10hMelissa Drier

Hennes & Mauritz store in London


H&M December Sales Rise 6%

The fast-fashion giant has reported a steady decrease in sales in local currencies since October.

clock 12hJoelle Diderich

Inside the Nasty Gal store on Melrose Avenue.


More Than 200 Parties Have Expressed Interest in Buying Nasty Gal

Multiple, qualified bids on the company could pave the way for a bankruptcy auction for Nasty Gal.

clock January 13, 2017Kari Hamanaka


European Stock Markets Advance

Retail and luxury stocks were also on the upswing early Friday.

clock January 13, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Cartier’s brooch in 18-karat white gold with rubellite, onyx and diamonds.


Richemont’s Q3 Rebound: A Herald of Better Times?

After a tough 2016, things are looking up for hard luxury, and watches in particular.

clock January 12, 2017Samantha Conti

American Apparel


American Apparel Sale to Gildan Approved for $103 Million

The Los Angeles company’s deal to Gildan Activewear received court approval along with smaller deals on some retail leases also receiving the OK.

clock January 12, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Stadium Goods Raises $4.6M in Equity Funding

The $4.6M equity raise is the firm’s first round of financing.

clock January 12, 2017Vicki M. Young


European Stock Markets Edge Down in Midmorning Trading

Retail and luxury stocks were mostly down in early trading on Thursday.

clock January 12, 2017Samantha Conti


Alibaba’s Tmall Global Sees 30% Growth in Cross-Border Sales

Tmall Global almost doubled its product categories to more than 3,700, from 63 countries and regions last year.

clock January 12, 2017Casey Hall

Marks & Spencer


Marks & Spencer Revenue Climbs 5.9% in Q3

Sales in the clothing and home division benefitted from fewer markdowns and discounting.

clock January 12, 2017Samantha Conti

A Uniqlo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.


Fast Retailing Net Profit Jumps 45.1% in Fiscal Q1

The Japanese retailer credited cost-cutting measures, a foreign exchange gain and a low comparative base for the improvement.

clock January 12, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The Cartier store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif.


Richemont Beats Expectations With 5.7% Sales Rise in Q3

The parent of Cartier and Dunhill beat analysts’ projections, thanks to robust jewelry sales and stronger demand in Europe and mainland China.

clock January 12, 2017Samantha Conti

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The Ever-Shrinking Store Base

Fashion executives at the ICR conference stressed their efforts to trim stores and manage expenses.

clock January 11, 2017Evan Clark


Bon-Ton Said Comps Fell Over Holiday; Maintains Full-Year Guidance

The comps decline was 3.1 percent for the nine weeks.

clock January 11, 2017Vicki M. Young

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