U.S. retailers that cater to young people ended up at the bottom of the class in terms of March sales, but some of those chains exceeded Wall Street's expectations or set higher quarterly profit targets.
In Paris, after the Petit Moulin (3rd) and the Hôtel Bellechasse (7th), the designer Christian Lacroix is starting work on his third hotel. This one will be near Notre-Dame, more precisely on the Quai Saint-Michel.
Retailer Wensum Co Plc said on Monday April 6 it expected to report "significant" trading losses into the first half of the current year, citing substantial pressure on gross margins due to adverse exchange rate movements during the last months of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009.
The world's two most glamorous first ladies met Friday on the sidelines of the NATO summit, giving observers an insight into their very different approaches to style.For the new occupant of the White House, Michelle Obama, a touch of boldness.
Not so long ago eco-packaging was only a minor genre in the design world, or worse an uncreative area where only talking of recycling had currency. Hopefully no more after the exposition ‘Eco’Pack Attitude’ by the Designpack gallery in Paris.
Staff learnt on Wednesday March 18 that the crystal glassworks Lalique, taken over a year ago by the Swiss group Art & Fragrance, is closing its site in Combs-la-Ville (Seine-et-Marne) and focusing on its activities in Wingen-Sur-Moder in the Rhine basin.
Spanish retail sales plummeted by a calendar-adjusted 5.4 percent in January compared to a year earlier, the 14th straight month of falls, although the pace of contraction slackened from the previous month.
Nicolas Boulanger, department manager for Eurostaf, believes that the devolpment of the luxury market in 2009 must be at a constant level between zero and 5%, a decrease of 8 points compared to 2003 – an historically tough year for the sector.
German luxury fashion designer Jil Sander is teaming up with Japan's no-frills clothing retailer Uniqlo. Sander -- best known for her minimalist creations for executive women -- said she will now oversee men's and women's apparel at Uniqlo.
Rising unemployment and tight credit are taking a mounting toll on U.S. companies catering to consumers, with more than 300 such companies now under credit stress, Standard & Poor's said on Monday March 16.
Here is a list of the world's 20 richest people, their wealth, businesses or interests, and countries, according to Forbes magazine's 2009 list:1. Bill Gates, 40 billion dollars. Microsoft, United States.2.