Women’s Wear Daily
04.16.2014

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Industry's New Millstone: Currency Fluctuation

The currency bogeyman is back, and has plans to wreak increasing havoc on European luxury — and high-street — companies’ global revenues.

Versace Details Blackstone Deal

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck have linked their 20 and 50 percent stakes, respectively, in GiVi.

Love Stories: Investors in the Luxury Arena

Investors are falling for shares of luxe companies with a simple story to tell.

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Bernard Arnault Vows to Keep LVMH's Upmarket Drive

As if the world didn’t already know it, Bernard Arnault is all about luxury — and he’s sticking to it.

Joe's Jeans Aiming Else Brand Elsewhere

The company is adjusting distribution of its subbrand to life after Macy’s, and moving more of Hudson’s production to Mexico.

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Louis Vuitton Drives LVMH's Q1 Sales

The French luxury goods giant said sales edged up four percent in the first quarter ending March 31.

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U.S. Wholesale Woes Lower Levi's Q1 Net

Dockers and women’s Levi’s business struggle as sales in the Americas fall.

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PVH Buys Minority Stake in Karl Lagerfeld

The investment includes the right of first offer to license the brand for North America.

Jones Shareholders Approve Sycamore Merger

At a special meeting Monday, shareholders of The Jones Group Inc. overwhelmingly approved the merger agreement.

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Prada's Patrizio Bertelli Talks Expansion and Growth

The ceo was keen to illustrate investments in manufacturing, product diversification and retail expansion at a meeting with investors and the press.

Samsonite Snaps Up Lipault

The luggage maker is extending its portfolio with the purchase of the French luggage brand.

Bagir Group Heading to Market

The Israel-based firm that designs and creates men’s and women’s formalwear for labels and retailers is gearing up to float on London’s AIM market.

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Italia Independent's Full-Year Sales Soar

Total net revenues spiked 59.1 percent to 24.9 million euros, or $34.3 million, lifted primarily by sales in Italy and other European countries.

Jaeger Gets Fresh Investment

U.K. brand will use money from its owner, Better Capital, to expand retail network, on and offline.

Strong Start to 2014 for Versace

The company posted a 27.6 percent increase in net profits in 2013 reaching 10.9 million euros, or $14.4 million.

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