Gucci’s payoff, Tales of Hermès, Hong Kong rents spike, Runway tweens, Theyskens’ singular voice

Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 campaign | Source: Gucci

Gucci wins $4.66 million, ban on Guess knock-offs (Reuters) “A U.S. judge said Gucci may recover just $4.66 million in its lawsuit accusing apparel retailer Guess Inc of copying its trademarked designs, a small fraction of the more than $120 million sought by the Italian luxury goods company.” Hermès tells a playful tale of leather (IHT) “Every invention by Hermès, the French leather goods company, seems to have a

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Gucci vs. Guess, H&M hiccup, Too fashion forward, Facebook clears IPO hurdle, Altuzarra’s passion

Guess store Shanghai | Source: Fabeau

Gucci Accuses Guess of Massive Design ‘Knock Off’ Scheme (Bloomberg) “Gucci, a unit of Paris-based, sued in 2009 claiming that Los Angeles-based Guess was selling items in stores and online with logos that are ‘studied imitations of the Gucci trademarks.’ The trademarks include a green and red stripe design, a square G, the designer’s name in flowing script and a diamond pattern with repeating interlocking G’s,

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Rodarte’s beautiful journey, Kors continues ascent, Gucci vs Guess, Suzy speaks, Streetstyle girls

Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Youth Takes Many Paths (NY Times) “Laura and Kate Mulleavy have had a pretty weird journey since they left their home in Pasadena, Calif., to bring their Rodarte label to New York. It has been a kind of road trip, a theme they have actually sounded in a few collections And, because they haven’t really told us where they are going (maybe they don’t even know), things have a way of getting out of control.” Luxury demand

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Going 3-D, Guess’ massive moves in China, Burberry Body, Fast-fashion battle online, Irreverent Carine

Zombie Boy | Source: NY Times

Designers Start to See in Triplicate (NY Times) “With something like 250 runway shows and parties crammed into the New York Fashion Week that begins Sept. 8, a lot of designers are saying that there must be a better way to show clothes, or at least some way to grab people’s attention for more than a second or two. The latest thing, if a handful of them are correct, would be fashion shows in 3-D.” Guess joins the queue

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Made in China chic, Guess outlook disappoints, Blurring art and fashion, Anna’s power, Marques’Almeida rising

Anna Wintour | Source: Jak and Jil

‘Made in China’ Chic is making Chinese Proud (Red Luxury) “‘The world has used China as a cheap manufacturing land,’ said Shu Shu Chen, communications director for the Hermes Chinese fashion line Shang Xia. ‘This has been the defining thing for the past 10, 20, 30 years. The time has come to move on from that idea.’… While the Far East has traditionally been associated with cheap labor and shoddy production, its reputation is

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J.Crew’s $3b buyout, Haves and have-nots, Lagerfeld for Macy’s, Guess beats expectations, Miyake’s magic

J.Crew agrees to $3bn takeover (FT) “J.Crew, the US retailer with a preppy style, has agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners in a $3bn deal… The two funds have agreed to pay $43.50 per share in cash for J Crew.” Divergent paths for US consumers as holidays near (AFP) “Americans appear to be shaking off the gloom heading into the holiday season with recession no longer hanging

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BoF Daily Digest |Inditex earnings climb 17%, Guess Q4 profit leaps, Lagerfeld for Hogan, Retail Lessons, All you need is luxe

Mandarina Duck | Source Mandarina Duck

Inditex profit climbs 17 percent as sales jump at start of fiscal year (Market Watch) “Inditex posted a 17% rise in fourth-quarter profit on a 13% rise in revenue as the Spanish retailer saw strong growth in international markets and opened its fiscal year with rapid sales growth.” Guess Q4 Profit Jumps 81per cent (RTT News) “International fashion house Guess? Inc. said Wednesday its profit for the fourth quarter

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Guess’ European push, Shoes on the rise, India in refocus, Debenhams acquires Magasin, Brioni and the RCA

Guess? Autumn/Winter 09 | Source: Guess?

Guess Sets Its Sights on Europe (Business Week) “The iconic maker of fashion jeans and other apparel is expanding fast in Europe with a new retail push and tighter control of its brand.” A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure (NY Times) “For months now, consumers have been hunkering down in an economic storm, buying only what they need to survive, like groceries, diapers, medicine — and shoes.” Luxury brands are back to

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