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Yak Pak Headed to the Auction Block

Wells Fargo listed as secured creditor and auction sponsor.

Holiday Season Lifts Zale Profits

New merchandising initiatives and marketing programs help jeweler.

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Puma Earnings Surge in 4th Qtr.

Activewear firm says 2011 sales crossed the 3-billion euro threshold.

Claire’s Stores to Offer Senior Notes

Net proceeds from the proposed offering, due 2019, is expected to be used to pay down debt in connection with the firm’s credit facility.

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Keeping Up With Demand Key for Hermès in 2012

The French luxury brand beat its sales target in 2011 on the back of a better-than-expected performance during the crucial year-end holiday season.

Accessories, Men's Wear Propel Luxe Spending

Industry executives predict more of the same in 2012.

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Swatch Posts 18.1% Rise in Profit for Year

Momentum continued in January with double-digit growth in the watches and jewelry segment.

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Stuart Weitzman Launches New Line

He is breaking into the designer price tier with a new accessories collection called SW1 that is rolling out at retail for fall.

Randa in Deal to Acquire Swank for $57M

Acquisition creates an accessories powerhouse with more than $600 million in annual sales.

Swiss Watch Exports Rise 19.2% in 2011

Hong Kong was the biggest market in value terms, with sales up 28.3 percent for the year, reflecting the dynamism of its reexports to neighboring countries.

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TSG Buys Stake in Alexis Bittar

In addition to a new investment partner, the jewelry designer is planning to launch a bridge line later this year.

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ANG Financing Cut, Firm Seeks Buyer

Accessories firm faces liquidity squeeze after loss of Wells Fargo financing.

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