7 May 2013
Gucci has lost the latest bout in a trademark battle against Guess in Italy.
7 May 2013
Ralph Lauren has confirmed the appointment of former Gucci executive Laura Lendrum to the position of president of the group's US stores division.
26 April 2013
French luxury and sportswear group group Kering (formerly known as PPR) saw first-quarter revenue edge up 1%, driven by growth in its luxury division.
11 April 2013
Skatewear brand Volcom is set to increase its focus on sustainability, becoming the latest Kering-owned brand to undergo an Environmental Profit and Loss.
5 April 2013
French luxury group Kering has closed the sale of its Vertbaudet and Cyrillus children and family clothing brands to the Alpha Private Equity Fund 6 for EUR119m (US$153.9m).
25 March 2013
French luxury group PPR, which will be renamed Kering in June, has acquired French crocodile skin company France Croco.
22 March 2013
French apparel group PPR is changing its name to Kering as it looks to position itself as a luxury and sportswear business.
6 March 2013
French apparel and luxury group PPR is reportedly considering changing its name to Kering as it looks to focus on its luxury and sportswear businesses.
25 February 2013
PPR's Redcats division has entered an agreement to sell its apparel and homeware brands Ellos and Jotex to Nordic Capital Fund VII for EUR275m (US$365m).
20 February 2013
Italian investment group Borletti is in exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Bank's real estate arm, Rreef, to acquire its stake in French department store chain Printemps.
15 February 2013
PPR is confident of continued growth in 2013, after posting a rise in 2012 net profit as strong sales of its luxury brands offset weakness in its sports division.
7 February 2013
PPR has completed the sale of its OneStopPlus US plus sized clothing business to private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and Webster Capital.
7 February 2013
Online fashion retailer Yoox recorded a sharp increase in sales during 2012, after recording strong growth in its key international markets.
15 January 2013
French apparel and luxury group PPR has acquired a 51% stake in designer brand Christopher Kane in order to help develop the business.
4 January 2013
French apparel group PPR has entered into negotiations with Alpha Private Equity Fund 6 (APEF 6) for the sale of Redcats' Cyrillus and Vertbaudet children and family brands for EUR119m (US$156m).
17 December 2012
The Redcats mail order unit of French retail group PPR has sold its Sportsman's Guide and The Golf Warehouse, which sell clothing and accessories for outdoor activities, including hunting and golf to Northern Tool + Equipment (NTE) for US$215m.
13 December 2012
French retail group PPR has acquired a EUR10m (US$13.1m) stake in Bigfoot I, the holding company that owns Russian online retailer Lamoda.
12 December 2012
German sportswear firm Puma is parting company with its chief executive Franz Koch as it ramps up plans to restructure its business.
6 December 2012
French apparel group PPR has entered into an agreement to sell its US plus size business OneStopPlusGroup to private equity firms Charlesbank Capital and Webster Capital as it works to focus on its luxury and sportswear businesses.
3 December 2012
PPR has confirmed today (3 November) that Alexander Wang will become creative director of its Balenciaga brand.
29 November 2012
French luxury goods group PPR is in talks with private equity firm is reportedly in late-stage talks to sell Redcats' plus-size fashion business to private equity firm Charlesbank.
6 November 2012
French retail group PPR has announced that Nicolas Ghesquière is to step down as creative director of its Balenciaga fashion house.
6 November 2012
French luxury goods group PPR has confirmed plans to launch a footwear range under the Volcom brand during autumn next year.
1 November 2012
Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.
29 October 2012
French retail group PPR has reported "satisfactory" third-quarter sales growth, helped by rising revenue at its luxury brands.
15 October 2012
Jochen Zeitz has resigned from the administrative board of sportswear brand Puma.
9 October 2012
Puma chairman Jochen Zeitz has called on governments to reduce import duties on synthetic materials in an effort to to encourage companies to switch to making greener shoes and clothing.
1 October 2012
While the focus on emerging markets for the big international clothing companies has traditionally been to view them as outsourcing opportunities, there are a lot of people with a lot of money in these countries. So go-ahead Western brands are seeking to gain a presence in emerging markets, hoping to reap dividends as their economies grow.
17 September 2012
French apparel group PPR has named Marie-Claire Daveu as chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs.
13 September 2012
PPR/Redcats-owned home shopping specialist La Redoute has lost its appeal against a conviction for selling a swimsuit copied from Marseille-based designer label Pain et Sucre.