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Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:13am
BERLIN — Douglas AG expects to be back on the stock market this year, it said today. A listing of existing shares and a capital increase of close to 70 million euros, or $76.4 million at current exchange, is being prepared, according to the company. Douglas, which also owns the... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4:39am
PARIS — Dessange International posted 2014 sales up 5 percent year-on-year, driven by business from its three activities — salons, products and licenses. The hair care and beauty salon concern’s revenues in the period ended Dec. 31 reached 62.5 million euros, or $83.1 million.... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:06am
LONDON — Europe’s markets were again in negative territory Friday morning. The DAX in Frankfurt fell 1 percent to 11,592.90, followed by the CAC 40 in Paris, down 0.8 percent to 5,095.47. The FTSE 100 in London dipped 0.2 percent to 7,027.23, while the FTSE MIB in Milan edged... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:54am
LONDON — Sunspel has inked a wholesale agreement with Anglobal Ltd. for the Japanese market, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected later today. Sunspel principals said the company has a longstanding relationship with Japan. The upscale knitwear and underwear brand was... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:51am
PARIS — In a bid to raise its fragrance profile in Europe and attract new, younger consumers there, Shiseido is launching this fall a women’s scent called Ever Bloom. It is the Japanese beauty giant’s first fragrance to debut in Europe — where half of overall beauty sales are... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:29am
MILAN — Growth at all brands and gains in all markets, led by Asia and the Middle East, lifted Giorgio Armani Group’s profitability and revenues in 2014. In the year ended Dec. 31, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 5.7 percent to 507 million... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:00am
Malawian-Swedish afropop duo The Very Best have released a music video for their title track, “Makes A King.” Filmed in collaboration with Ethiopia Skate, – a grassroots skateboard community started two years ago by then 16-year-old Abenezer Temesgen – the music video uses... read more
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00am
Last Thursday night, the annual Cinema Against AIDS event took place at the Hotel de Cap-Eden-Roc just outside of Cannes. The get-together acts as a yearly fundraiser to aid in research development for AIDS. This year they raised roughly $36.1 million USD, with a large part... read more
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:01pm
On Monday at 11:55 a.m., consumers anxiously sit at their desks across the country waiting for the clock to strike noon. The world comes to a halt for two minutes as riders strategically pick their bikes for the week at SoulCycle because it’s just as important as applying their... read more
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:01pm
TYING THE KNOT: Former Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and president and chief executive officer Patrizio di Marco are starting a new chapter. The designer and di Marco, who are partners in life and share a daughter, are planning to tie the knot on June 5, according to... read more

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