An Undocking at Levi’s: Struggling Jeans Giant Puts Dockers on Block

Levi Strauss put the Dockers brand up for sale, its first dramatic move since hiring advisors Alvarez & Marsal in December to help right its ship.

– May 12, 2004


Marc's Long-Term Deal: Jacobs Signs New 10-Year Contract

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy signed new employment contracts Monday that will keep them with LVMH for the next decade.

– May 11, 2004


Asprey’s London Look: Old World Luxe at Cost of $50 Million

Asprey is back on London’s New Bond Street with big business plans and a 40,000-square-foot store that’s all about old-world chic.

– May 10, 2004


Fashion Boom: Luxury Shoppers Nourish Strong Comp-Sales

Same-store sales for major retailers eased back in April, as cooler temperatures in key markets tempered consumer spending.

– May 7, 2004


Field’s Day Approaches: The Bidding Kicks Off For Famed Retail Chain

Target Corp. will begin to take offers this month on its Marshall Field’s and Mervyn’s divisions, raising the possibility of completing deals...

– May 6, 2004


To Russia With Love: J.Lo to Fly In for Moscow Opening

NEW YORK — J.Lo does Moscow.

In what could be the ultimate personal appearance — at least in the burgeoning Russian market for Western...

– May 5, 2004


Going to the Inside Man: Neiman’s James Gold

The Neiman Marcus Group named James Gold, a relative unknown, to be president and chief executive officer of Bergdorf Goodman.

– May 4, 2004


Expanding Net: Neiman Marcus Online Sales to Top $200M is the driving force behind NM Direct, the e-commerce and catalogue division of Neiman Marcus Group. Here’s an update

– May 3, 2004


The Cost of Luxury: PPR’s Final Gucci Bill To Approach $9 Billion

With its days as a public company nearly over, Gucci Group will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute at a cost of close to $9 billion.

– April 30, 2004


William Lauder Defends Dept. Stores as Group Net Soars 26%

Estée Lauder Cos. saw earnings rise 26.2 percent to $98.3 million in the third quarter, while sales rose 15.2 percent to $1.42 billion.

– April 29, 2004


No April Showers:Consumers Upbeat But Pay Worries Loom

The Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 92.9 from 88.5 in March, reflecting an upbeat mood based on an improved jobs picture.

– April 28, 2004


Beyoncé’s Fashion Song: Star Said in Deal With Ecko Unltd.

Beyoncé Knowles has apparently signed a deal with Ecko Unlimited to produce a line of women’s clothing under the A Touch of Couture label.

– April 27, 2004

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