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Levi’s to Cut Costs as Cotton Prices Bite

After boosting first-quarter profits 21 percent via cuts in selling, general and administrative costs, executives indicated more paring lies ahead.

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Italian Stock Exchange Accepts Brunello Cucinelli’s IPO Request

The approval from Consob, Italy’s equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is expected by the end of the week.

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Wacoal’s $243M Buy Could Spur More Deals

The $243 million sale could stimulate mergers and acquisitions activity in the intimate apparel industry.

PVH Takes Cautious Approach for 2012

Company is tapping the brakes on its fast-growing Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein businesses, projecting both to grow at slower rates than they did in 2011.

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Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Again Lift PVH Profits

Designer brands help offset a more than 50 percent drop in Heritage Brands' Q4 profitability.

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Versace Swings to Profit, Sets Expansion

Italian firm saw 2011 revenues rise 16.4 percent.

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Michael Kors' Valuation Sets New Fashion Standard

The designer and other shareholders are preparing a secondary offering of 25 million shares that is expected to raise $1.18 billion.

Lululemon Q4 Profits Rise 34.2%

Activewear firm posted double-digit gains in profits and revenues for the full year, noting that it reached the $1 billion revenue mark.

Warnaco Plots Five-Year Plan and Acquisitions

The maker of Calvin Klein underwear and jeans aims to grow sales by 10 percent a year, hitting $4 billion in revenue by 2016, up from $2.5 billion in 2011.

Strong Growth in Asia Fuels Li & Fung

Net profit for the full year 2011 rose 24 percent, driven by acquisitions and synergies gained from its three-year growth plan.

Michael Kors Ups Q4 and Full-Year Guidance

The company also said comps for the 11 weeks ended March 17 rose 35.8 percent.

Italy's Pianoforte Eyes IPO

Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA has taken a 10 percent stake in the innerwear brand to fuel the firm’s expansion.

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