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Fashion

Liberty & Justice Launching Uniform to Dress Students in Liberia

Brand will donate one school uniform to a child in Liberia for every T-shirt the company sells.

– 6:11 PM, EST

Gucci Pre-Fall 2015

Business

Gucci Directly Enters South African Market

The Italian luxury group has signed a joint venture with a local partner.

– May 26, 2015

laria Venturini Fendi in Kenya beading with Maasai women.

Accessories

Simone Cipriani Pairs Designers and Impoverished Artisans

Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, links top fashion talents to more than 7,000 marginalized artisans in East and West Africa, Haiti and the West Bank.

– May 20, 2015

Retail

Prada Lands in Johannesburg

Earlier this week, Prada opened its first sub-Saharan African store in the massive Sandton City mall dedicated to luxury, called the Diamond Walk.

– May 14, 2015

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Launching Herrera Confidential Fragrance Collection in Dubai

Carolina Herrera and her daughter, Carolina Herrera Baez will be in Dubai on Mothers Day to launch their new high-end fragrance collection, Herrera Confidential.

– May 8, 2015

Retail

Aimee Soft Joins O Alliance Network

Israeli firm helps match shoppers’ buying histories to brand offerings.

– May 5, 2015

Alessandra Lanvin

Accessories

Instagram and Shoes — A Perfect Fit

Stores and designers turn to Instagram to showcase shoes.

– May 1, 2015

Retail

Emaar Malls Q1 Profits Rise 32%

Sales from its mall and retail assets gained 21 percent in the period.

– April 29, 2015

Business

Retail Apparel, Luxury Segments See M&A Activity Decline

While mergers and acquisitions activity in the global consumer sector is on fire, retail apparel cools.

– April 23, 2015

The Markets

Study Shows Industry Interest In East African Sourcing Rising

Africa’s potential as fertile ground for apparel manufacturing is starting to take seed.

– April 23, 2015