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Samantha Conti

Bureau Chief, London

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Hicks Muse Buys Jimmy Choo

Luxury footwear and accessories firm Jimmy Choo has sold a majority stake to private equity investment firm…

Richemont Profits Soar 158% in Half

Richemont, which a year ago saw sales and profits plummet from a variety of factors, scored a 158 percent…

Burberry Net Leaps 25% in Half, Share Buyback Planned

Burberry reported a 25 percent surge in first-half profits to 52.3 million pounds, or $67.7 million, and…

Joseph Owner Looks to Sell Stake

LONDON — The owner of Joseph, one of the U.K.’s leading designer-label retailers and a prominent wholesaler…

M&S Net Plunges 40% in First Half

LONDON — Stuart Rose, chairman of Marks & Spencer plc, has shaken up the management and taken over the…

Gap’s Global Tech Strategy Is Slave To Fashion, Service

For anyone who’s ever tried on — and fallen in love with — the stretch jeans, the cropped jacket or printed…

D&G Sets Sail For Expansion

NEW YORK -- Gabriella Forte, Dolce & Gabbana's U.S. president, has a new flagship to anchor the brand's…

Menichetti Leaves Cerruti

MILAN -- It was a brief affair. Cerruti and designer Roberto Menichetti have split after only six months. But…

Gibo Plans RTW Line; Signs Berardi

MILAN -- Gibo SpA, the high-end apparel manufacturer, has added another cutting-edge designer to its stable…

Strong Sales Boost Unilever’s Net 62%

LONDON -- A drop-off in the sales of prestige brands did little to dent Unilever's strong 2001 performance…

Body Shop Reshuffles, Roddicks To Step Down

LONDON -- The Body Shop PLC is changing its makeup -- and staying single.

The U.K. beauty manufacturer and reta…

Europe Soldiers On

LONDON -- It's not often that designers are called upon to fashion a battle plan, but, living with war and its

Primed For The Limelight

Matthew Williamson is leaving England's shores for New York this season with one thought in mind: building his…

Bon Voyage To Once-Hot British Boutique

LONDON -- A trendy fashion label here has come to the end of its journey.

Fashion retailer Voyage, which has fo…

Chelsea Roars

LONDON -- So what exactly is Chelsea Clinton studying at Oxford University? Given her recent antics, the forme