Giles Grows, EU tackles internet sales, UK retail rises, Barneys pulls back, Donatella blogs

Giles Deacon to quadruple sales (Drapers)
Giles Deacon has announced a business partnership with Castor Srl which will help him to achieve the business aspirations he first mentioned to us in our Inside the Studio video series in February. (Watch video here)

EBay May Sell More Luxury Goods Under Draft EU Rules (Bloomberg)
“EBay Inc.’s traders may have fewer restrictions on selling luxury goods under European Union regulators’ plans to break down barriers to Internet sales.”

April clothing sales strongest since 2006 (Drapers)
“Retail like-for-like sales rose 4.6% in April, with clothing showing the strongest growth since late 2006, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).”

Barneys aiming to close 2 stores (Reuters)
“As the impact of the global recession weighs in on wealthy Americans, high-end retailer Barneys New York Inc aims to close two of its seven department stores, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.”

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Glamour Is Back! (Huffington Post)
Donatella Versace writes her first blog entry on the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.