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LVMH and Hermès Declare a Truce

The acrimonious, four-year standoff between the French luxury rivals has ended in a surprise entente cordiale.

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Castanea Partners Invests in Aurora Brands

The firm has taken a majority stake in the owner of Jay Strongwater and MacKenzie-Childs.

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Sale of Roberto Cavalli Seen by Mid-October

The Italian designer has signed a letter of intent to sell a 60 percent stake in his company to VTB Capital, according to market sources.

Auchan Donates $1.5M to Rana Plaza

The French retail group produces its clothing line in Bangladesh.

Li & Fung Profits Rise 16% in Half

The sourcing giant on Thursday posted higher first-half net profit and sales despite a “mixed economic landscape.”

Lenzing Sales Dip 4% in H1

Viscose fibers maker sets higher savings targets as operating profit more than halved.

Avery Dennison Forms Joint Venture

Avery Dennison RBIS, a $1.6 billion division of Avery Dennison has finalized a joint venture with Ningbo Shenzou Knitting Co., Ltd.

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Currency Pressures Seen Easing in Late 2014

Luxury and fashion brands have been battling currency headwinds for the last year — but balmier days could be ahead.

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Kate Spade Stock Drops on Margin Concerns

Shares plummeted 25.4 percent on Tuesday, even though the company posted a substantial narrowing of its second-quarter loss from a year ago.

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Bogner Said Seeking Buyer

The company will be marketed to private equity groups with a penchant for consumer and retail assets.

Kering-Alibaba Latest Fakes Case

The firms have moved their e-commerce counterfeiting dispute from the courtroom to the conference room.

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Roberto Cavalli Nears Deal With VTB Capital

The designer is said to be close to signing a deal to sell 60 percent of his namesake company for 500 million euros, or $667.5 million.

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