Mittal saves Escada, Victoria’s Secret to Europe, Upmarket eBay, Asia boosts Hermès, Chanel goes to court

Escada Store, Berlin | Source: Luxuo

Escada Store, Berlin | Source: Luxuo

Megha Mittal to buy luxury fashion house Escada (Reuters)
“‘Today the insolvency administrator of ESCADA AG signed a sale and transfer agreement with one of the Mittal Family Trusts,’ the company said in a statement late on Thursday after the preliminary creditors’ committee approved the deal.”

Victoria’s Secret unveils plans for launch in UK and Europe (Retail Week)
US fashion and beauty giant Limited Brands has outlined plans to open Victoria’s Secret stores in strategic markets including the UK as part of an international expansion drive.”

eBay goes upmarket with fashion site launch (Revolution)
“eBay has launched a website written by fashion followers in an attempt to attract more ‘well-to-do’ shoppers. The Inside Source aims to shift perceptions that eBay only offers second hand goods and last season’s threads.”

Asia boosts Hermès luxury sales (AFP)
“Sales in Asia helped boost French luxury group Hermès in the third quarter, the company said on Friday, reporting an overall 10-percent rise in sales to 452 million euros (672 million dollars).”

Seamstress takes on might of Chanel over crochet pattern (Guardian)
“A 61-year-old woman from a small town in eastern France is taking on the might of one of world’s greatest fashion houses in a case that threatens to shake up the way the industry treats its skilled workers.”