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Dior Denies Red-Soled Shoes

The news may come as a relief to Christian Louboutin, who owns the red-sole trademark and has gone to court to defend it.

Furla, BE&D, Dooney & Bourke, Tuscan Tanneries, leather prices, handbags, Valdarno Intenational, Rebecca Minkoff, Hayden Harnett, Uri Minkoff

Hide and Seek

Leather goods makers are looking for ways to deal with the skyrocketing cost of raw materials.

Dia Deb in Chapter 7 Filing

Jewelry firm was forced into an involuntary Chapter 7 filing by five creditors.

Haskell Jewels Acquires Robert Lee Morris

The acquisition comprises all assets, including the jewelry designer’s QVC and department store businesses, a retail store in SoHo, archives and trademarks.

Judith Leiber Names Jana Matheson Creative Director

Her first collection for spring 2011, as well the upcoming pre-fall and fall collections, are a nod to the brand’s heritage.

Loquita: A Label With a Message

Sara Rotman's label, which launched with silk and cashmere scarves last year, is expanding for holiday with a range of duffels and totes.

Mulberry Plots Expansion in U.S., Asia

Sales at British accessories firm rise 69 percent in year.

Tommy Hilfiger Group Signs Deal With Marc Fisher Footwear

The first collections will be introduced at the August Fashion Footwear Association of New York trade show and roll out for spring.

Movado Returns to Black in Qtr.

Gross margins expand with wholesale business model.

winona, Winona Capital Management, Chris Del Gatto, TJ Maxx, Costco, Sam’s Club, Loehmann’s, Gilt Groupe, Rue La La, HauteLook, Sector No Limits

Circa Gets $13M Investment From Winona Capital Management

Plans include opening four to six new offices over the next four to six years — both domestically and internationally.

Steven Madden Completes Accessories Deal

Company buys Cejon, one of its licensees, for $30 million.

Signet Profits Up, Delia’s Cuts Loss

Signet Jewelers Ltd. posted a 49.9 percent rise in first-quarter profits, while accessories retailer Delia’s Inc. narrowed its first-quarter loss.

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