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Uncertainty — and Fear — Grip Fashion World as Trump Era Dawns

The fashion community is in wait-and-see mode as President Trump kicks off his agenda.

clock January 22, 2017Evan Clark


Paris Couture Houses Braced for Change After Turbulent Year

As Dior and Schiaparelli mark anniversaries, Versace has canceled its Atelier Versace couture show in favor of client events.

clock 17hJoelle Diderich


Condé Nast Braces for Consolidations This Week

Consolidations are said to take place this week in advance of a trove of annual meetings.

clock 17hAlexandra Steigrad

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jimmy Fairly's Lille store

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced Capital Snaps Up Stake in Eyewear Firm

The investment fund is venturing beyond fashion and into new categories with its purchase of a 43 percent stake in French eyewear brand Jimmy Fairly.

clock 11hAlex Wynne

Rite Aid

Mergers and Acquisitions

Walgreens, Rite Aid Shares Slip Amid Deal Speculation

Walgreens previously said it anticipated the merger for the two chains to close in early 2017.

clock January 20, 2017Allison Collins

Golden Goose London Flagship

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Carlyle Group Said Front-runner in Race for Golden Goose Deluxe Brand

According to a market source, the private equity fund is placing around 400 million euros, or $425 million, on the plate.

clock January 20, 2017Alessandra Turra


Mergers and Acquisitions

Church & Dwight Buys Hair-care and Vitamin Brand Viviscal

Viviscal’s product line is sold in more than 25,000 U.S. doors.

clock January 20, 2017Allison Collins

Mergers and Acquisitions

Falconhead Capital-led Group Acquires Kwik Tek

A past Falconhead investment is NYDJ Apparel.

clock January 19, 2017Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Nine West Holdings to Acquire Kasper Group

The deal is expected to close later this month.

clock January 17, 2017Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Happy Socks Acquired by Palamon Capital Partners for $81.2M

Founders Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell will remain involved with the company.

clock January 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

Chanel Shoes and Bags for Spring 2017: Detail Photos of Accessories From the Runway

Mergers and Acquisitions

Eyewear’s New $16B Giant: EssilorLuxottica

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

clock January 16, 2017Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Naked Brand Group and Bendon Ltd. Disclose Merger Plans

The two firms still have to execute a merger agreement.

clock January 13, 2017Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced Capital Clinches Deal to Buy Alain Figaret

The fund purchased a 70 percent stake in the French shirtmaker from EPI group.

clock January 11, 2017Robert Williams

CeraVe products

Mergers and Acquisitions

L’Oréal to Acquire Three U.S. Skin-Care Brands for $1.3 Billion

The beauty giant is purchasing CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi from Valeant.

clock January 10, 2017Jennifer Weil

An Intime store in China promoting Singles’ Day.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Alibaba, Intime Founder Offer to Delist Dept. Store Chain

The deal would cost as much as 19.8 Hong Kong dollars, or $2.6 billion. Intime operates 29 department stores and 17 shopping malls, mainly in first- and second-tier cities in China.

clock January 9, 2017Amanda Kaiser and Casey Hall


Mergers and Acquisitions

Sears Sells Craftsman Brand for $900M

Sears will continue to sell the brand at its stores.

clock January 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

Iconix’s Umbro brand.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Iconix Sells Sharper Image Brand for $100M

The sale reflects Iconix’s positioning as an “active brand manager.”

clock December 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

A campaign image from the swimwear brand

Mergers and Acquisitions

L Catterton Asia Said Eyeing Australian Swimwear Brand Tigerlily

Investment bank Moelis & Co. is reportedly advising the Singapore-based private equity arm on a deal to buy the brand from Billabong International.

clock December 30, 2016Patty Huntington

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