Fashion

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    Katy Perry vs. Katie Perry

    Singer Katy Perry's representatives are attempting to block an Australian fashion designer from trade-marking her clothing range with the brand name Katie Perry.

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    Patriarch buys women's catalog Spiegel

    Private equity firm Patriarch Partners LLC said on Thursday 18 June it is buying Spiegel Brands Inc, a well-known mail order women's apparel catalog and website, and will use the platform...

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    Benetton family buys 2% stake in Club Med

    Holiday resort group Club Med, which is trying to fend off the attentions of flamboyant French businessman Bernard Tapie, found an ally in the form of Italy's Benetton retail family on...

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    Made in EU - fashion's legal loopholes

    The road to the continent's high fashion boutiques often leads through little-known towns in the Balkans, but you wouldn't know it from reading the labels.

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    Liz Claiborne sees 2nd-quarter loss

    Women's apparel retailer and manufacturer Liz Claiborne Inc indicated it expects a wider second-quarter loss than analysts forecast and its shares fell 10 percent.

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    Piquadro's year net profit rises, shares up

    Italian leather goods maker Piquadro SpA said on Thursday 18 June its net profit in the year to end-March rose nearly 16 percent to 7.5 million euros ($10.5 million), sending its shares...

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    Jones Apparel sees business steadying

    Jones Apparel Group Inc is seeing business stabilize and does not expect markdowns in the holiday shopping season to be deep as they were a year earlier.

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    Lafuma sees deeper losses in first half-year

    The textile and sporting equipment group Lafuma has seen its net loss swell in the first half-year (up until the end of March) of its activities for 2008/2009, but sees an “improvement”...

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    H&M in designer deal with Jimmy Choo

    Swedish budget fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz said on Wednesday 17 June luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo would become the latest in its string of high-profile guest designers.