PRADA IN PLAY: A Prada spokesman denied a weekend report in The Sunday Times of London stating that U.K. business tycoon Richard Caring is in talks to buy the Italian company. The spokesman said Prada has had no contact with Caring and is still pursing its plan to go public rather than pursue a sale. The Sunday Times reported Prada has "engaged in private talks with a handful of potential buyers" and that two unnamed private equity players are also looking at Prada.

MOB SCENE: Hoping to buy one of only 1,300 Anya Hindmarch environmentally friendly bags, thousands of shoppers mobbed The Landmark, one of Hong Kong's highest-end shopping malls. By Friday, police estimated that 2,000 would-be purchasers were in line hoping to get a "token" that could be exchanged for a bag. In the end, fearing chaos, stores selling the bag closed their doors for the day. No bags or tokens were distributed at all.

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