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Samantha Conti

Bureau Chief, London

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Bond Street’s Little Italy

Italian-owned British brands Ballantyne and Belstaff and luxury label Loro Piana all have opened flagships in…

Alexander McQueen Sets New RTW Line

Alexander McQueen, who in September unveiled a footwear line for Puma, will launch a second rtw line called…

Debut of a Duchess

The Duchess of Cornwall is out to make a fashionable impression during her trip to the U.S. with Prince…

Retailers Surprised by Mouret’s Departure

From a commercial perspective, Roland Mouret couldn't have picked a worse time to quit his company.

Mouret Quits His Company

Roland Mouret has parted ways with his backers, Sharai and Andre Meyers.

Burberry Sales Up 2.3%, Sees Tough Second Half

First-half sales at Burberry Group rose 2.3 percent to 355 million pounds, or $621.3 million, and the firm…

From Liz to Burberry: Ahrendts to Replace Bravo as Brand’s CEO

Burberry has named Liz Claiborne executive Angela Ahrendts as ceo, succeeding Rose Marie Bravo, who will…

Byng Named Chief Executive at Smythson

British luxury stationers and leather goods company Smythson on Tuesday named Paddy Byng as its chief…

Burberry Shares Fall on Bravo News

Burberry shares fell 4.83 percent Thursday, closing at 4.04 pounds, or $7.19, on reports that Rose Marie…

Liz Earle’s Skin Care Savvy

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland may look like wholesome English mums, but underneath those bright smiles and…

Albemarle Awakens

Albemarle Street has traditionally been a low-key sort of place, featuring art galleries, Italian sandwich…

McQueen Puts Best Foot Forward

Alexander McQueen put his heart, his soul -- and his own left foot -- into his new collection of footwear for…

Sara Blakely Plays Hide & Sleek in London

The founder and owner of Spanx swooped into town at the end of last month to launch her Hide & Sleek line of…

Clements Ribeiro Back in Action

After a manufacturing crisis earlier this summer and the subsequent liquidation of their company, Suzanne…

Richemont’s Rupert Upbeat on Luxury

Johann Rupert, executive chairman of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, said he's upbeat about the luxury…