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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 16hSamantha Conti

Business

Carolina Herrera Names Emilie Rubinfeld President

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

clock January 13, 2017Jessica Iredale

Business

Alibaba Forms Anti-Counterfeiting Group With Louis Vuitton

Alibaba, criticized for the fake products on its platforms, said the new group will “use technology in the global fight against counterfeits”.

clock 6hAmanda Kaiser

Mergers and Acquisitions

Luxottica's Rayban

Mergers and Acquisitions

Luxottica and Essilor Agree to 46-Billion-Euro Merger

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

clock 4hJennifer Weil

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

Sears

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

Kate Spade News

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kate Spade Shares Spike on Sale Talk

Caerus Investors sent a letter in November pushing for a sale of the firm.

clock December 28, 2016Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cnova N.V. Receives Offer From Groupe Casino

Cnova N.V. is an e-commerce firm with 7.9 million active customers.

clock December 27, 2016Vicki M. Young

Earrings by Buccellati.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Clessidra SGR Sells Buccellati to Chinese Gangtai Group

Clessidra and the Buccellati family will retain a 15 percent stake in the company.

clock December 23, 2016Alessandra Turra

Mergers and Acquisitions

Armònia SGR Acquires Aspesi

The Italian private equity fund acquired a majority stake in the fashion company founded by Alberto Aspesi.

clock December 23, 2016Alessandra Turra

Rebecca Taylor's Miami store at the Aventura Mall.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kellwood Sold to Hong Kong-Based Investor Group

David Falwell returns to firm as chief executive officer.

clock December 21, 2016Vicki M. Young

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Salvatore Ferragamo Buys Remaining 20% Stake in Southeast Asia Venture From Trinity

Trinity said the disposals were in line with its strategy and they will generate an expected gain of approximately $2.1 million.

clock December 20, 2016Luisa Zargani

Destination Maternity Orchestra Prémaman S.A.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Destination Maternity to Merge With Orchestra Prémaman S.A.

The cross-border deal still requires the approval of shareholders at both firms.

clock December 20, 2016Vicki M. Young

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