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

Baugur talks with Topshop boss

UK: Baugur quiet about talks with Topshop owner
Icelandic investment firm Baugur Group last weekend called in retail entrepreneur Sir Philip Green for talks about a possible investment in its UK businesses after the collapse of the Icelandic banking system.

Reliance-Diesel tie-up

INDIA: Reliance Brands signs joint venture with Diesel
Italian fashion brand Diesel is to make inroads into India after agreeing a joint venture with Reliance Brands.

JJB sell-off attracts JD

UK: JJB ponders asset sell-off as JD rumours surface
Embattled sporting goods retailer JJB Sports says it is considering selling "one or more of its non-core assets and businesses", fuelling speculation that rival retailer JD Sports could be a potential bidder for two of its sportswear chains.

Burberry bucks trading trends

UK: Burberry H1 sales rise 13% amid tough conditions
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.

Moncler acquired for EUR408m

ITALY: Carlyle Group completes EUR408m Moncler deal
The Carlyle Group has completed its acquisition of a 48% stake in high-end sportswear maker Moncler Group, in a deal which values the Italian company at EUR408m (US$548m).