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Financial

Marcolin Reports Loss

Despite reporting a $5.1 million loss in the third quarter, the eyewear firm said it expects to remain profitable in 2009 after sales improved in October.

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Financial

IT Holding Restructuring Under Review

Italian minister of economic development to make decision.

clock November 10, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s, Valentino Bullish on Outlook

Tod’s SpA chief executive officer Diego Della Valle said Tuesday the Italian luxury shoe and leather group should beat full-year forecasts.

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Eyewear

Luxottica Net Falls 20.6 Percent

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group SpA’s net falls in the quarter, but company expects market conditions to ease.

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Business Features

Prada Shortens Work Suspensions

Prada SpA is to shorten by three weeks the temporary work suspensions it imposed on 250 employees earlier this month.

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Designer and Luxury

Safilo CEO Vedovotto to Stay

Vedovotto likely to retain job after acquisition by Hal Holding.

clock October 29, 2009Andrew Roberts

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Designer and Luxury

Versace Eyes 25% Cut in Staff, Return to Black in 2011

Versace launches reorganization plan aimed at returning the company to profitability in 2011.

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Designer and Luxury

Armani, Ferragamo Expand Online

Ferragamo on Monday became the latest fashion company to launch its own online store, while Armani unveiled plans for mobile commerce.

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Ready To Wear

Harmont & Blaine to Launch Women’s

Italian casualwear firm Harmont & Blaine SpA plans to launch women’s wear and will continue to expand its retail network.

clock October 27, 2009Andrew Roberts

Business Features

Ferragamo Sets Online Store

Italy, U.K. are first to offer products for sale: other markets to follow.

clock October 26, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Safilo Approves Recapitalization Plan

Dutch shareholder Hal Holding to increase stake by injecting new funds.

clock October 20, 2009Andrew Roberts

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Financial

Ittierre Seeks More Funding

After securing a $44 million line of credit in February, Ittierre SpA has asked for an additional banking facility.

clock October 15, 2009Andrew Roberts

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Activewear

Invista Launches New Lycra Fiber

Invista’s new fiber prevents laddering in hosiery.

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A Giorgio Armani phone.

Designer and Luxury

Armani to Unveil New Phone

Giorgio Armani will unveil his third cell phone, in collaboration with Samsung, in Milan today.

clock October 9, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

IT Holding Restructuring Deadline Approaches

After filing for the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, IT Holding SpA will learn its fate in a month from now.

clock October 7, 2009Andrew Roberts

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