Growing Mulberry: Net Climbs for ‘Insider’ Brand

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Mulberry, the British accessories and ready-to-wear brand, is blooming. Profits at Mulberry Group plc shot up to $3.64 million, or 2 million pounds at current exchange, propelled by sales of its no-logo, weathered-looking leather handbags.

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