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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin and Evan Clark

Business

Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 22hEvan Clark

Business

Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

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Michael Jordan won a major ruling in China

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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The ruling could be a landmark case in trademark law in China.

clock 12hNyima Pratten

The U.S. Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Decision Blow to Fashion Designers

The court’s ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock December 7, 2016Kristi Ellis

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli

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Prosecutor Seeks Dismissal of Prada Tax Case

A legal source said the prosecutor believes Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli “are objectively not to be punished” because they have paid back their fiscal debt.

clock December 6, 2016Luisa Zargani

Lapo Elkann

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Italian Paparazzo Upholds Lapo Elkann on Italian TV

While gossip surrounds the Italian entrepreneur, Italian paparazzo Max Scarfone said that a third person might have contacted the Agnelli family from the Kips Bay apartment.

clock December 1, 2016Alessandra Turra

Hermès Becomes Plaintiff in Case Against Former French Security Chief

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Hermès Becomes Plaintiff in Case Against Former French Security Chief

The civil proceedings concern Bernard Squarcini, a former consultant to LVMH and previously head of French intelligence.

clock November 28, 2016Alex Wynne

Hedi Slimane

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Next Round in Slimane’s Case Against Kering Set for February

Slimane is suing Kering for 9.3 million euros related to his minority shareholding in his former employer, in addition to the $13 million Kering was already ordered to pay him in application of a non-compete clause.

clock November 28, 2016Alex Wynne

American Apparel's factory and headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

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American Apparel Scanner Repair Vendor Pushes Back on Unpaid Bill

The company alleged in court documents a local scanner repair company is holding its equipment hostage as the critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday selling periods looms.

clock November 23, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Hedi Slimane

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Hedi Slimane Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With Kering

A lawyer for the designer said he was “very satisfied” by the court’s decision to give him access to financial information on Saint Laurent.

clock November 7, 2016Joelle Diderich

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American Apparel Restructuring Adviser Seeks Court Order on $2M in Unpaid Fees

FTI, the firm brought on to help the company through its bankruptcy, alleges American Apparel owes it more than $2 million in administrative fees.

clock November 4, 2016Kari Hamanaka

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Italy’s Bourse Watchdog Deliberates Administrative Measure Concerning Antonio Belloni

CONSOB claims Belloni revealed reserved and sensitive information to an investment firm based in Switzerland at the time of LVMH’s acquisition of Bulgari.

clock November 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Homeland Security Investigations

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Industry Authorities Discuss Fighting Counterfeiting in the Digital Age at New York Law School Symposium

Protecting fashion brands from increasingly sophisticated counterfeiters is challenging as ever in the digital age.

clock October 24, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Nanette Lepore

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Nanette Lepore Files Lawsuit Against Bluestar Alliance

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore accuses Bluestar of breach of contract and “shoddy” licensed products.

clock October 23, 2016Kristi Ellis

Saverio Moschillo

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Saverio Moschillo Fights Back for Richmond

The entrepreneur released a note underscoring his intention to protect his rights.

clock October 20, 2016Sandra Salibian

Lotte Group's chairman, Shin Dong-bin, center, was indicted on charges of embezzlement and tax evasion.

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Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin Indicted For Embezzlement

The Seoul Prosecutors’ Office announced the charges after a four-month investigation, state media reported.

clock October 19, 2016Tiffany Ap

Supreme Court Apple Samsung

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Supreme Court Hears Samsung, Apple Patent Infringement Damages Case

Fashion designers support Apple and outline concerns about the potential for the case to hurt fashion and broader design patents.

clock October 11, 2016Kristi Ellis

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clock December 7, 2016Lisa Lockwood

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