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Samantha Conti

Bureau Chief, London

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The Camilla Style: More Country Than Red Carpet

The news that Prince Charles had popped the question to Camilla Parker Bowles sent royal watchers into a…

Boudicca’s Bet

LONDON — So what happens when a small and groovy east London label joins forces with an international…

Van Cleef Sparkles on Bond Street

LONDON — Van Cleef & Arpels has planted its glittering flag on Bond Street with an intimate boutique designed…

Just Giorgio: One-on-one with Armani

He is fashion’s most commercially successful designer, his name is in the Interbrand charts alongside…

Richemont Sales Up 9% in Q3

A pickup in European sales, growth in the U.S. and a solid performance at Cartier drove sales at Richemont up…

Burberry Sales Rise 3 Percent in Q3

LONDON — Burberry sales in the third quarter ending Jan. 1 rose 3 percent to approximately 161 million…

A&G Group Sales Increase 75%

LONDON — A&G Group, parent of luxury brands Asprey and Garrard, is keeping up its sales momentum with a 75…

Boodles Ogles the U.S.

Changes are taking place at Boodles, the 207-year-old British jeweler, including plans to set up shop in the…

Second Skin

The artwork displayed on the walls of the Happy Sailor tattoo parlor in East London gets under the skin…

The End of the Affair?

Recapping Spectator publisher Kimberly Fortier's now notorious extramarital affair with former British…

Hardy Amies Plans January Offering

Hardy Amies, the Savile Row couture house, plans an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange by…

London Sparkles With New Gems

Small, independent jewelers are in bloom in London, opening stores to cater to a loyal clientele and attract…

Polet’s Plan for Gucci: Out to Double Revenues, But Specifics Are Sparse

Gucci Group's new ceo, Robert Polet, painted an upbeat picture as he presented his long-awaited, three-year…

Here She Comes: Browns Bride

LONDON — Browns, the iconic London retailer that has built a reputation on spotting designers and trends on…

What to Watch: A New Dawn for Diamonds

Fashion designers and traditional jewelers are creating diamond collections to satisfy a growing demand for a…