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US: Hartmax files for Chapter 11 just-style.com | 26 Jan 09

Hartmarx Corporation, the US-based clothing group, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company said that the action had been taken as a result of a decline in discretionary apparel purchases by consumers and by the company's retail customers.

UK: Burberry secures shoes, accessories deal in Japan just-style.com | 26 Jan 09

Burberry has given just-style further details of its venture with business partners in Japan - designed to bolster its non-apparel offering in the country through new store openings.

UK: Burberry to cut 500-plus manufacturing jobs just-style.com | 20 Jan 09

Luxury fashion company Burberry is to cut up to 540 jobs in the UK and Spain as the company restructures its European manufacturing base in the face of the economic downturn.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 21 Nov 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: Burberry H1 profit up 3%, warns of difficult H2 just-style.com | 18 Nov 08

Profit at Burberry Group Plc has crept up by 3% in the first six months of its current financial year, helped by revenue growth in both its retail and wholesale channels – but the British luxury goods brand warned that trading has become more difficult since start of its second half.

UK: Burberry sets up Middle East joint venture just-style.com | 18 Nov 08

British luxury goods firm Burberry Group Plc is eyeing growth in the Middle East through a new joint venture company set up to manage its retail and wholesale distribution in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

UK: Hardy Amies sold to Li & Fung unit just-style.com | 13 Nov 08

Savile Row fashion house Hardy Amies Plc has been sold to Fung Capital Europe, the private investment arm of Hong Kong sourcing giant Li & Fung, for an undisclosed sum.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 17 Oct 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: Burberry H1 sales rise 13% amid tough conditions just-style.com | 14 Oct 08

Luxury goods firm Burberry Group today (14 October) posted a 13% rise in first-half sales, but warned that it was operating in "an increasingly challenging external environment" with slowing demand in the US and Spain, and rising levels of unsold goods.

UK: Hardy Amies calls in the administrators just-style.com | 10 Oct 08

Savile Row fashion house Hardy Amies Plc today (10 October) appointed administrators to the company after failing to secure funding to support its working capital requirements.

UK: Hardy Amies fashion house on brink of bankruptcy just-style.com | 29 Sep 08

Savile Row fashion house Hardy Amies Plc is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy after failing to secure additional funding from its major investor.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 18 Jul 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

In the money: Burberry's 'Britishness' translates to sales Joe Ayling | 17 Jul 08

With a trademark trench coat, Equestrian Knight logo and registered check pattern, Burberry is dressed for battle in the luxury goods market. This week the group posted healthy quarterly sales growth and is hoping to continue making headway in North America through its quintessentially British appeal. Joe Ayling reports.

UK: Burberry bucks slowdown as Q1 sales jump 26% just-style.com | 15 Jul 08

Luxury fashion and accessories brand Burberry Group Plc has shrugged off fears of a slowdown in the luxury sector by posting a 26% jump in sales in the first three months of its financial year.

UK: Designer Orla Kiely wins top fashion export award just-style.com | 10 Jun 08

Orla Kiely, the London-based design firm headed by husband and wife team Orla Kiely and Dermott Rowan, has won the top prize in the UK Fashion Export Awards 2008.

US: Survey rates Bottega Veneta top luxury brand just-style.com | 4 Jun 08

Bottega Veneta has been rated the most prestigious women's luxury fashion brand by wealthy Americans who took part in a new survey by the New York City-based Luxury Institute.

UK: Burberry bucks trend with 25% FY profit hike just-style.com | 28 May 08

A robust performance across all regions helped luxury goods company Burberry Group to record full-year pre-tax profits of GBP195.7m (US$386.7m), up 25% on last year.

UK: Coach talks down Burberry takeover rumours just-style.com | 1 May 08

The share price of UK luxury goods firm Burberry temporarily spiralled yesterday (30 April), up 4.6% to 483.75 pence, following reports it was an acquisition target for Coach Inc.

UK: Accessories drive Burberry H2 revenue growth just-style.com | 15 Apr 08

Luxury fashion company Burberry registered a 19% rise in revenues for the second half of its fiscal year, bolstered by strong performances from wholesale and accessories.

CHINA: Silk Street market owners roll out brand just-style.com | 25 Jan 08

The Beijing Silk Street Co, which owns China's famous Silk Street market, is launching its own brand to capitalise on the popular tourist attraction ahead of the Olympics.

UK: Burberry ups H2 revenue forecast as Q3 sales soar just-style.com | 15 Jan 08

Luxury goods group Burberry has increased its second-half revenue guidance after recording a 26% increase in third quarter sales.

US: Robert Vignola named president of Calvin Klein Collection just-style.com | 14 Jan 08

Calvin Klein Inc has named Robert Vignola as president of the Calvin Klein Collection, a new role to support the luxury brand’s restructuring and planned expansion.

Are fashion retailers doing enough to combat climate change? just-style.com | 2 Jan 08

As more and more fashion firms jump onto the eco bandwagon, with new initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and use more recycled materials, just-style asks whether there is a real commitment to change or whether they are simply paying lip service to the green movement.

UK: Burberry half-year profits climb 31% just-style.com | 14 Nov 07

Burberry Group's profit for the six months ended 30 September climbed 31%, with luxury handbags a key revenue driver.

Luxury apparel poised for strong growth just-style.com | 30 Oct 07

Global demand for luxury products continues to soar, especially from emerging markets such as China, Russia and India. Couple this with efforts to introduce more high-margin luxurious products, and it’s good news for a string of upcoming initial public offerings planned by Italian fashion designers, writes Ivan Castano.

UK: New collections help Burberry to 19% jump in H1 sales just-style.com | 16 Oct 07

UK designer fashion firm Burberry Group has posted a 19% jump in first-half revenue, buoyed by new collections and marketing campaigns.

US: Deborah Lloyd joins Kate Spade as co-president just-style.com | 11 Oct 07

Liz Claiborne Inc has today (11 October) named Deborah Lloyd as co-president and creative director of its Kate Spade unit, effective 1 November.

NETHERLANDS: Prada hires Burberry exec Brian Blake as COO just-style.com | 8 Oct 07

Italian fashion firm Prada Group has announced the appointment of Burberry president Brian Blake as its new chief operating officer.

UK: Americana hires to drive global growth at Bench just-style.com | 2 Oct 07

Americana Ltd, the lifestyle clothing company which owns the Bench and Hooch brands, has strengthened its board and senior management team in preparation for a global expansion drive.

US: London Fog Group to liquidate just-style.com | 27 Sep 07

US raincoat and apparel maker London Fog Group has its days numbered.








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