Andrew Roberts

Delfina Delettrez’s new customization jewelry kit.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Houses Go D.I.Y.

Dolce & Gabbana solicited customer feedback via YouTube, and Giuseppi Zanotti has conceived a boot that lights up in various colors selected by the wearer.

clock December 15, 2009Katya Foreman and Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Key to Luxe Boost: Turning to New Categories

Down but not out, the luxury market should look to new categories — along with female and older consumers — to boost its bottom line in 2010.

clock December 1, 2009Emilie Marsh and Andrew Roberts

Financial

Hal Waives Threshold on Safilo Debt

11th-hour modification should allow eyewear firm Safilo to avoid default.

clock December 1, 2009Luisa Zargani and Arnold J. Karr and Andrew Roberts

Financial

Hal Extends Offer Period For Safilo Again

Offer won’t be extended beyond Nov. 30.

clock November 26, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Luxury Outlook Brightens

New categories forecast to help lift sector sales by 4-5 percent in 2010.

clock November 25, 2009Emilie Marsh and Andrew Roberts

Financial

Saks Renegotiates $500M Credit Agreement

Saks Inc. credit facility now expires in November 2013.

clock November 25, 2009Evan Clark and Andrew Roberts

Financial

Hal Extends Offer Period for Safilo

Debt-ridden eyewear maker given more time in tender offer.

clock November 19, 2009Andrew Roberts

On the runway at Milano Moda Donna.

Ready To Wear

Italy: Quick-Change Artists

Italian show organizers are taking nothing for granted.

clock November 18, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Yoox Kicks Off IPO

Internet fashion retailer Yoox Group launched an initial public offering on Monday that could raise as much as 126 million euros.

clock November 17, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Benetton Earnings Leap 45 Percent

Benetton Group SpA forecast around a 2 to 3 percent decline in 2009 revenues and “satisfactory profitability” after third-quarter earnings gained 47 percent.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Moves Back into Black

Bulgari SpA returned to profit in the third quarter and said the gradual improvement in sales in the period was continuing through November.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Business Features

Aeffe Reports Loss

Aeffe SpA said it hoped cost-cutting initiatives and a newly signed license agreement with French label Cacharel would lift the Italian fashion group in 2010.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Eyewear

Safilo Tender Offer in Doubt

Eyewear firm Safilo loss widens to $71.6 million in third quarter.

clock November 12, 2009Andrew Roberts

The Thom Browne presentation at Pitti Uomo in January.

Retail

Pitti Uomo to Get Facelift

Pitti Immagine Uomo will change its layout, and has hired Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola to design “a kind of urban fashion district” for the fair.

clock November 12, 2009Andrew Roberts

Business Features

Tod’s Sales Gain 1.8% in Nine Months

The Italian luxury shoe and leather group Tod’s reiterated its bullish outlook for the year, forecasting “excellent results in 2009.”

clock November 11, 2009Andrew Roberts and Samantha Conti

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