This season's sale is going to be amazing. I realise it is not indicative of a healthy economy, but I trust, like me, you would never wish retailers to be left with rails of stock at the end of the season. And frankly, why complain when for months you've been eyeing those suede Dries van Noten shoes […]

Reebok International on Wednesday reported net income for the fourth quarter of USD 16 million, an earnings per share increase of 200% when compared to net income of USD 5.1 million, in the fourth quarter of 2001. For the full year ended December 31, 2002, net income was USD 132 million, an earnings […]

Dutch sporting goods company Head announced on Tuesday that Robert Kosian, who was Head of Corporate Communications, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Clare Vincent replaces Mr. Kosian. Mrs. Vincent who is Head of Corporate Finance, and currently looks after Corporate Communications […]

British Airways last week introduced the new uniform for its staff, designed by Julien MacDonald. According to the flight company, it's "a stylish, trendy design". More than hundred airline staff, including check-in agents, cabin and flight crew, will test the Julien Macdonald design on flights and […]

Leading sunglasses firm Luxottica Group SpA last Wednesday revealed it had won a 10-year contract to design, produce and distribute branded eyewear for Versace Group. The company said in a news release the worldwide license agreement is for Versace, Versus and Versace Sport sunglasses and prescription […]

The beauty arm of Gucci group YSL Beauté has launched the first product from its new promising brands division. Kingdom, a female fragrance under the name of the British designer Alexander McQueen, will be available in stores worldwide on March 17. A very special date, since it's McQueen's birthday […]

The Kensington Shoe Event has increased in size to accommodate more new exhibitors. More than 50 middle-to-upper quality footwear brands will be on show at the Kensington Close Hotel, London W8 on March 28-30.

Base London Profits Tumble Footwear brand Base London reported flat sales of GBP20.8 million for the year ended May 31 2003 against the previous year. Pre-tax profits tumbled 92 per cent from GBP474,936 to GBP37,177 for the same period.

The next six months may offer some of the prettiest clothes we've seen in ages, making scope for dressing to suit individual shapes: full skirts, pencil skirts, flares, drainpipes, 1930s, 1920s, elements of punk - its all there. But beware; some trends are meant to be avoided (i.e. tie-dye, prom dresses […]

The French entrepreneur behind fashion company France Luxury Group, Alain Dumenil, this week announced he received permission from the bankruptcy court to acquire French shoe company Stephane Kelian SA for three million euro (GBP 1,93 million). With is move Dumenil has outraced other companies hoping […]

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