Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”

clock February 23, 2017Bridget Foley


Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen to lift business.

clock February 24, 2017Luisa Zargani


Prada Stages Fabulous Show at Milan Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada showed an alternative take on seductive dressing for fall 2017.

clock February 23, 2017Bridget Foley

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Billabong Sheds Tigerlily in $46 million Deal

The swimwear brand will go to Crescent Capital Partners, as Billabong continues to hone its brand portfolio

clock February 22, 2017Patty Huntington

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jaclyn Inc. Shareholders Approve Planned Merger With Golden Touch

The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017.

clock February 21, 2017Vicki M. Young

Dove Dermacare Scalp

Mergers and Acquisitions

A Kraft Heinz Offer for Unilever Spurs Speculation

Financial sources expect that for Unilever to consider a deal, Kraft would have to raise its price.

clock February 17, 2017Allison Collins

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Bain Capital Completes Acquisition of Online Jeweler Blue Nile

The private equity firm is joined in the $500 million purchase by Bow Street and Adama Partners.

clock February 17, 2017Kali Hays

Kate Spade RTW Fall 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kate Spade Shares Spike as Wall Street Bets on a Deal

Speculation has centered on a deal by midsummer at $24 or $25 a share.

clock February 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

Kate Spade's spring 2017 campaign featuring Fernanda Ly.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kate Spade Shares Jump on Review of Strategic Options

Kate Spade & Co. confirmed that it is reviewing its strategic alternatives and posted fourth-quarter gains in sales and profits.

clock February 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

Kate Spade's spring 2017 campaign featuring Fernanda Ly.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kate Spade Shares Rise on Bid Speculation

More recently, private equity is said to be looking at the firm.

clock February 14, 2017Vicki M. Young

A recent Etam design using Noyon lace

Mergers and Acquisitions

Noyon Takeover Gets Green Light from Court

In a historic move, four major lingerie players including Etam and La Perla have come together to save one of the last remaining Calais lacemakers from bankruptcy.

clock February 13, 2017Alex Wynne


Mergers and Acquisitions Grabs ‘Universal Cart’ Rival Zen Shopping in Acquisition

The German start-up said the acquisition is part of its mission to offer shoppers a single place to purchase goods from “across the entire web universe.”

clock February 10, 2017Kali Hays

Mergers and Acquisitions

Elevate Brandpartners Buys Australian Eyewear Company

The seven month-old San Francisco-based company, which is backed by Boston growth equity firm Summit Partners, has acquired a majority stake in Quay Australia.

clock February 10, 2017Patty Huntington

Mergers and Acquisitions

Qatar’s Al Alfia Launches Bid for Australia’s Specialty Fashion Group

The investment company is valuing the retailer at 134 million Australian dollars or $102 million at current exchange.

clock February 9, 2017Patty Huntington


Mergers and Acquisitions

B2B Vendors Speculate on a Hudson’s Bay Co. Deal for Macy’s

An acquisition of Macy’s would give the Hudson’s Bay Co. real estate — and another omnichannel platform.

clock February 8, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Golden Goose London Flagship

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Golden Goose Deluxe Brand

The investment is meant to drive international retail expansion and strengthen the brand’s e-commerce channel.

clock February 2, 2017Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Shareholder Activism Expected to Pick Up in 2017

Moody’s said activism tends to be credit negative for the company being targeted.

clock February 2, 2017Vicki M. Young

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH, Marcolin to Set Up Joint Venture

As per the agreement, starting in 2018, Marcolin will design and manufacture eyewear for the Céline and Louis Vuitton brands, with the goal of “becoming, in the future, the preferred partner” of the LVMH group in the eyewear business.

clock February 1, 2017Luisa Zargani

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