The former assistant of a Versace USA executive sued the company on Wednesday for gender discrimination, saying she was forced to relay sexually explicit voicemail messages and was fired when she complained.
Playboy Enterprises Inc plans to continue "aggressive cost cutting" across the company in 2009 but outlined growth prospects for products such as Playboy underwear and new products such as fragrances, according to Chief Financial Officer Linda Havard.
The iconic black and white keffiyeh, or Arab headdress, famously donned by late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat has hit the streets of Beirut in a rainbow of colours -- much to the chagrin of older Palestinians.
Music doesn't account for a large portion of Hot Topic's overall business. In fact Betsy McLaughlin, the CEO of the teen apparel and lifestyle retailer, says music CDs and DVDs are only "a single-digit part of what we sell."
Slowing purchases of clothing and accessories may spur consolidation in the fashion industry, Liz Claiborne Inc's chief executive said on Friday, but the owner of the Juicy Couture and Kate Spade brands is not looking to make acquisitions right now.
IT Holding , the Italian company behind fashion brands including Malo and Gianfranco Ferre, mandated its chairman to continue exclusive talks with Chinese businessman Billy Ngok until the end of the year.
Stella McCartney, one of the only luxury fashion houses that does not use animal furs and leather, has poached the business development director of Lanvin to lead the British fashion brand, part of the Gucci Group.
Italian luxury shoe and bag maker Tod's SpA will have "an optimal" 2008 if the current trend continues, or even if it slows a little, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Diego Della Valle said on Tuesday.
For years the undisputed leader at high-end hair salons, L'Oreal is losing its shine as hair stylists turn to cheaper products from rivals such as Germany's Wella and Schwarzkopf to weather an economic downturn.