Summer weather, aggressive promotions and tax rebates sent many U.S. consumers shopping in June, giving retailers struggling in the weak economy their strongest month in more than a year. About two-thirds of U.S.
When Omega first kept time at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, it had one technician and 30 stopwatches. For the 1936 Games, watchmaker Paul-Louis Guignard took one suitcase with 185 chronographs to Berlin.
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.
A U.S. trade court on Thursday rejected an importer's claim that differing tariff rates for men's gloves amounted to unconstitutional sex discrimination, in a case closely watched by the fashion industry. The U.S.
From selling leather-trimmed pipes to US soldiers in Paris in the wake of World War II to making some of the hottest fashion bags on the market, France's Longchamp turns 60 bent on joining the "It" crowd of luxury handbag makers.
Online fashion retailer ASOS shrugged off the consumer downturn, posting a steep rise in annual profit and a near doubling in first-quarter sales as it benefits from the growing popularity of Internet shopping.
Descendants of Russia's fallen czars and the cream of global fashion feted the re-launch Monday of a 1920s label founded by high-society Bolshevik exiles, the Romanovs and Yusupovs, for the international elite of the time.
Though America stands poised for its first black president in history, the fashion world descending on Paris for this week's couture-show summit will be treated yet again to a "white-out" on the catwalks.