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Samantha Conti

Bureau Chief, London

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Return of the Native

NOTTINGHAM, England — “Good morning! Have you seen the kangaroos?”

The perpetually lighthearted Sir Paul Smith…

Vivienne Westwood’s $600 Safety Pins

Vivienne Westwood will unveil her first fine jewelry collection at her runway show in Paris on Tuesday.

25 Years of Keeping Up With the Joneses

Terry and Tricia Jones, owners of i-D, will fete the magazine's 25th anniversary with an exhibition in…

Conran the Old-Fashioned Way

LONDON — After 15 years away from the retail scene, the multitasking fashion, costume, tableware and…

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…