The private art collection of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge, has been put up for auction and will be sold in February 2009, auction house Christie's said on Wednesday.
French luxury group Hermes International on Tuesday posted a 12.8 percent rise in first-half sales, pulled by strong demand for its trademark silks, handbags and perfumes. The 171-year-old company generated revenues of 813.2 million euros.
EBay Inc scored a major legal victory on Monday when a federal judge absolved it of taking more steps to police fake Tiffany jewellery sold on its website and held that brand owners are ultimately responsible for protecting their own trademarks.
Internet auction giant eBay cannot be held liable for trademark infringement for counterfeit items sold through its website, a US judge ruled Monday 14th of July in a case brought by luxury retailer Tiffany.
Wolverine World Wide Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, citing leaner inventories, but its 2008 outlook disappointed investors, who sent the shoe maker's shares down as much as 11.6 percent.
Billowy summer dresses pinned with gold shells and flared trousers from a bygone era of languid glamour dominated Gucci's pre-spring show at a 17th century hilltop villa in designer Frida Giannini's native Rome.