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Samantha Conti

Bureau Chief, London

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Burberry Gains Independence

Great Universal Stores, which has a 66 percent stake in the London-based fashion house, said Wednesday it…

Burberry Earnings Leap 18.2%

Burberry's eye on the bottom line paid off, with profits rising 18 percent to $203 million for the year due…

A Light Touch

A new artistic director is making her mark on De Beers.

Macpherson’s Intimate Moment

LONDON — Fifteen years after launching her lingerie label — and her name as a brand — Elle Macpherson is…

Onward Acquires U.K.’s Joseph

Onward Kashiyama, the Tokyo-based, multifaceted fashion firm, has purchased U.K. retailer Joseph in a deal…

Pringle Designer to Step Down

LONDON — Stuart Stockdale, the English designer who has helped relaunch the fashion and knitwear brand…

Radice Named La Rinascente Chief

LONDON — Vittorio Radice is back in the retail game with a mandate to revitalize La Rinascente, Italy’s…

Becca Opens Makeup Haven

LONDON — The Australian makeup brand Becca has just opened its first stand-alone store, a hideaway for makeup…

Gap Inc. Taps Sunnucks for Europe Post

LONDON — Stephen Sunnucks, a U.K. retail industry veteran, has been named president of Europe, Gap Inc…

Selfridges Celebrates Vegas Style

LONDON — What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — until now.

On Friday, Selfridges will kick off a Las…

A&G Group Sales Soar 59%

A&G Group, parent of luxury brands Asprey and Garrard, said sales in the fiscal year ended March 31 rose 59…

Burberry Sees Slowdown in Sales, Rise in Profits

Despite a slowdown in sales in the second half, Burberry is expecting pretax profits to outstrip expectations…

Beauty Beat: Manzanita Acquires Diptyque

LONDON — Manzanita Capital, the London-based private equity fund, has purchased the privately owned French…

De Beers LV’s American Dream

De Beers LV will make its U.S. debut in June, with a store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and a unit in Beverly…

Homespun Chic

LONDON — Victorian England may have been dominated by smokestacks, coal mines, steel mills — and one very…