Uniqlo loses its way, Drexler’s secret talks, Jimmy Choo for the boys, Vuitton copycats, Pierre Hardy’s NYC

Fast Retailing's Tadashi Yanai | Source: Guardian

‘Superficial’ Fashion Leads Uniqlo Billionaire Astray (Bloomberg)
“Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, used advice from management guru Peter Drucker to build his Uniqlo clothing empire. To pull out of a slump that’s hammered profits and shares, the billionaire is revisiting the lessons.”

J. Crew Board Didn’t Have Many Details Ahead of Bid (WSJ)
“J. Crew’s chief executive Millard “Mickey” Drexler was negotiating a potential sale of the clothing company for nearly seven weeks before he informed the company’s board of his talks, according to the latest company securities filings.”

Jimmy Choo steps back into men’s footwear (LA Times)
“Nine years after exiting the men’s shoe business, Jimmy Choo will be stepping back into the arena, launching a collection of dress shoes, moccasins, casual biker boots, sneakers and evening slippers for fall-winter 2011, the company announced.”

Louis Vuitton Challenges Copycat Bag Imports (Bloomberg)
“[LVMH] filed a U.S. trade complaint seeking to block U.S. imports from China of handbags, luggage and other accessories that copy the Louis Vuitton look. Some Chinese companies are infringing trademarks ‘through a systematic copying of Louis Vuitton product lines’.

Pierre Hardy’s New York (Style.com)
“The New York skyline reconfigured as a glittering pump—that’s what you can expect to find at Pierre Hardy’s new West Village shop, his first in the U.S. and third worldwide.”